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Tokyo – 東京 is the capitol of Japan (日本). It is one of the first “mega cities” in Asia.

Things you should do in Japan

As my time in Japan is slowly coming towards an end I started thinking about if I really have made good use of my time so far and what I am still missing. I came up with this list:

  • Visit at least 3 major Islands (Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Okinawa)
  • Do Karaoke until dawn
  • Stay at a Japanese friend’s house
  • Visit Onsen regularly
  • Talk to a Japanese person every day
  • Go to a Karaoke with a girl you like
  • Get lost in Tokyo
  • Visit a rural place
  • Go to a Hanami (花見) with only Japanese people
  • Go to a Purikura (プリクラ)
  • Sleep at a temple
  • Sleep in a Ryokan (旅館)
  • Soak in a wild hot spring
  • Eat Sashimi (刺身)
  • Spend a night in a Love Hotel
  • Visit Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社)
  • Eat Fugu (ふぐ)
  • Have a BBQ with Japanese friends

Some items are already checked, but others are still open. . .

More suggestions are always welcome!

The campus with the college of International Relations in the background.

Arrival in Kyoto and Orientation at Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学)

Coordinates: 35.0326671,135.72406769999998

On Thursday 22nd I took the night bus from Tokyo to Kyoto and arrived in the early morning. It was a rainy Friday and finding the right way from Kyoto Station to my student dormitory was quite challenging and took longer than expected. But eventually I had arrived there and the facility manager and his wife gave me a warm welcome.

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