We continued our journey through southern Japan, visited the wonderful city of Nagasaki (known as the Rio de Janeiro of Japan) and hiked on a ferrytale-like island called Yakushima.
Isn’t it true – that we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us? The gladdest moments in my life have always been there when I was departuring into unknown lands. Leaving Tokyo and spending some time in the woods, in the “other Japan”, was definitely one them.
Our challenging road by train, plane, boat and car through Japan: Tokyo (4 days) – Tsumago (3 days) – Nara (4 days) – Nagasaki (3 days) – Kagoshima (1 day) – Yakushima (2 days) – Kagoshima (1 day) – Okinawa (9 days) – Tokyo (1 day). But let’s start with day one and why I explored Tokyo with our boys at 2am in the morning.
Snap! We are in New York City baby.. or better babies! 🙂 All that planning where to stay and if it would be suitable for kids. And if summer there wouldn’t be too hot and humid. Here we are exploring Downtown Manhattan and enjoying the views on “Top of the Rock”