I spent 10 days enjoying the beautiful country of Japan this year, and finally got around to putting together a short timelapse video of my visit. I wrote a post for my 10 day itinerary, that has gone on to be one of my most viewed posts this year. Enjoy the video!
For first timers visiting Japan, planning an itinerary can be a daunting task. Upon first glance, there are an infinite number of places to visit, and each one seems to offer a bevy of side trips. In this post, I’ll share some advice and research I found that helped make this adventure possible, as well as the specific trips I planned for each day of our visit to Japan.
Kamakura is a short one hour train ride from Tokyo and makes for a great day trip. Kamakura was the political capital of Japan under the Minamoto shogun in 1192 and remained the center of Japanese politics until things moved to Kyoto in the 14th century. Nowadays, Kamakura is known for it’s giant Bhudda, shrines, temples, and beaches.