I’m excited to share that I will be meeting one of my best friends in Sapporo the weekend of the Snow Festival, 8 Feb – 10 Feb. [Of course, I can’t find a hotel room so if you know of any place, please let me know.]
This weekend, I was thinking about maximizing the time left I have in Japan – 5 more weekends! I booked a hotel for Miyajima and will couple that with Hiroshima for 16-17 Feb. I booked a hotel for next weekend for to see the snow monkeys in Nagano but JR East was quick to tell me the Shinks are sold out.
So I am debating what to do 26-27 Jan and 2-3 Feb. Hopefully, I can get a shinkansen to Nagano on 2-3 Feb but with ski weekends at their peak, I probably didn’t plan ahead enough.
I did see 2-3 Feb was a Lantern Lighting in Nara that looked neat. Also a Setsubun Festival. I reviewed the tour book today and feel I’ve seen the “major” places.
What else would you make time to do?