Forever I have wanted to experience Tokyo. For me its always been a place of technological progress. I know its not for everyone, but the culture is so wildly different and technology is at the core.
So why have I not already been?
Well its bloody expensive and to be honest I have this vision of going bankrupt just searching through the market bins of Shibuya
I lived with a Japanese lady for a while and we would talk about me going to Tokyo. She always pleaded with me, please go with someone who can speak Japanese because my allergies will kill me.
I almost went once for work but my wedding clashed (Sarah would have killed me dead if i changed it for Tokyo) with the trip so instead Lisa went to keep an eye on Dave.
I’ll be honest although I have always wanted to go, I have a hard time justifying paying for holidays. New TV, better phone no problem. But 1 week away in Denmark? It feels like a world apart in my mind.
Watching Graham Hughes again (first time at Thinking Digital) at TedXSakford. Made me think what is stopping me? This was further realised after watching Steve Mazan in his inspirational and funny video (must watch!). It also answers the question I had about death and if the only way to make people wake up is with death.
Anyhow, I’ve decided by 2016 I will go to Tokyo and experience Japanese culture. Its got to be done! And I’m going to do it. Its now been added to my Schemier along with visiting South Korea.
People of the internet you can help me by recommending cheap places to stay, food which won’t kill me, best time to go and cheapest way to get there (within reason).
If you want to help Graham Hughes out. Vote for him on sos-island.com. He gets my vote for the inspired challenge he set himself and ultimately for prompting me to go…
13 thoughts on “I’m dying to experience Tokyo by 2016?”
@EveryCountry here you, you inspired me to go to Tokyo… Hopefully I won’t die of an allergic reaction 🙂
RT @cubicgarden: @EveryCountry here you, you inspired me to go to Tokyo… Hopefully I won’t die of an allergic reaction 🙂
@binaryape how did you fair being vegan in Japan – @cubicgarden is thinking of going but nervous about allergies: http://t.co/XRXkzbH52m
GO! I loved it. (see the blog)
I have your blog posts stared in Feedly and it hurts me to read them… I got to go!
Didn’t realize your fear of humous extended to so many other foodstuff. Japan is amazing – was there for a month last Xmas.
Its not a fear, its a allergy which can be pretty serious if left unchecked as such… Big difference to those who just don’t like certain things. Although there are things I don’t like but will have no problem eating when mixed with something else
@cubicgarden you’ll love it. My Japanese trip last year was something I had wanted to do forever. It was fab.
@cubicgarden i’m not sure you can do ANYTHING in Japan “cheaply” though! I can recommend Inside Japan Tours who organised my trip- Excelent
@tdobson @cubicgarden I have a huge unfinished unpublished blog post about this in my collection of unfinished unpublished blog posts!
@tdobson @cubicgarden Although I was fish-dodging and actually rather keen on the legumes. But this is a good reason to finish the posts…
@cubicgarden expensive to get there but not as expensive to stay/eat out as you might think. Cheaper than Wagamamas 🙂
Road trip in 2016?
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