I must admit, I had more trepidation about visiting Japan than any other country I had ever travelled to in my life. Despite hours of research spent pouring over blogs, TripAdvisor and of course, HappyCow – I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Would be it too expensive? Would it be a nightmare to figure out the metro system? Would we not have enough time to do all of the things we wanted to? Would anyone speak English? Would I be able to find anything to eat?
Needless to say, the list of anxious questions went on and on. I’m not sure why I felt so unnerved (well, the 10-hour flight time might have had something to do with it) – but I’m happy to report, now that the trip has come and gone – that I had absolutely nothing to worry about.
As it turns out, Japan is nothing short of incredible. The entire experience is hard to sum up in words to be frank, but if I were to try I would say that it is truly an out-of-this-world, fascinating, mind-bogglingly unique and inspiring country in every sense of the word.