Going to Japan, but not for a while. What should we book?
July 1, 2014 11:56 AM Subscribe
Thanks to some ridiculous flight deals, a friend of mine and I are headed to Japan for two weeks. The catch/opportunity: the flight is next February. There's probably a bunch of really neat things to do in Japan that unfortunately have huge waiting lists or need to be planned well in advance, right? For once in my life, we are those people planning well in advance! So what neat things with long waiting lists should we sign up for now?
posted by chrominance to Travel & Transportation around Japan (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We could use a ton of ideas on what to do in general, but we can trawl the other AskMe threads on Japan trips for stuff we can do while we're there. This question is specifically about stuff we probably can't just waltz into the day/week of, stuff we'd need to book in advance. We;'ll be flying into/out of Tokyo, but are happy to wander the country as long as the time/payoff ratio is good. My guess is we'll stick to urban areas for the most part but try to spend at least one day in the countryside and try not to look too much like the idiot tourists we are.
My friend is pretty sure he wants to make a reservation to Jiro's sushi place, though I probably won't go because while I'm not quite so stupid as to ask for cooked sushi, I'm not much better. Another friend of ours has advised us to get tickets to the Studio Ghibli museum in advance; their website says we can book up to three months in advance so we're good on that front. What else should we keep an eye on/book?