Japan had long spooked around my head, especially a trip during the cherry blossom season. In 2015 I finally did it. My homebase was the city of Zama, near Yokohama, at my friend Laura’s house. She had lived in Japan for many years and was about to be transferred to Italy, so I figured now or never. In 10 days I travelled Nippon on my own all on public transport, to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Never is a Rush, taking all the time I needed.
In this entry you find the link to all four postings: Imperial Kyoto, Tokyo – bustling, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Travelling a la Nippon.
The country had the reputation of being super expensive for travelers. When I visited in 2015, prices were similar to my home country Austria.