We must travel! To learn, to experience, to know where we belong!
There's nothing quite like traveling. Exploring new cities, villages, observing people, their culture, and simply getting out of the daily routine to view what else the world has to offer.After traveling to around 15 countries, I am beginning to develop a sense of belonging to the places I travel. It's a brilliant feeling - an emotional attachment, an innocent joy, an everlasting happiness.
Japan is a country I have long wanted to visit. A country more diverse than what I expected - from ancient history of culture and tradition to modern technology, picturesque mountains to blooming cherry trees, ancient temples to towering skylines, authentic sushi to incredible cuisine, Japan is a high-tech world mixed with politeness and respect of their past.
On 28th March 2019, I along with 2 of my friends embarked upon this beautiful journey to experience Japan, the way Japanese do. With so much on the list, it was not an easy exercise to shortlist the things we wanted to cover. What we indeed covered laid out some everlasting memories that I wanted to share.
Must to have : Japan Rail pass - We purchased a 7-day JR Pass that gave access to JR Shinkansen, JR Metro lines and JR buses. JR pass is not valid on 2 bullet trains - Nizomi and Mizuho Shinkansen. For travels other than those on JR (other metro lines and subways), we used Suica - smart card that one can top up as they travel around in Tokyo and other cities of Japan.
Must to keep in Mind : Google Maps is GOD !!