The GF and I are heading to Tokyo for vacation soon, and we've started planning itineraries. We have about 9 days in the city, but I have no doubt we'll fill them.
We've got piles and piles of tourbooks, restaurant guides, and language tutorials. The trick is turning all that data into information and a plan. It's overwhelming at times.
To make sense of it, I've started flagging things that seem kind of interesting. Now, I could do that on a sheet of paper, but why make things simple when instead I can overwhelm the process with technology? That's why I've started a Tumblr for the trip. You can see it here.
It's a collection of links to things we might do. I imagine we'll only get a fraction of these things done, but it's some place to start, and a good way to make sure I do something other than drool over electronics in Akihabra.
So where else should we go while we're in Tokyo?
The other thing we'll likely do is a bus tour early in the trip. It seems like a good way to ease into a foreign place and get a good sense of what we want to do next, on our own. Anyone have experience with Hato Bus?
And now, on to the next tour book...