What do people say about us and our Holidays?
I made it back! It was a real adventure for me and everything went pretty much to plan!
I was typically a bit early for the blossom and only saw some once I got to Tokyo but did see Shirakawago in the snow!!!!
The Japanese hospitality will stay with me forever and I already miss the punctual trains, not to mention the heated toilet seats!!!
The hotels were all excellent and I especially liked the Rhino Hotel in Kyoto (because it was well connected with bus/subway), the Green Hotel for the onsen and free shuttle bus, the one in Matsumoto for the view from the breakfast room on 14th floor and the OMO5 because it was small, in a nice quiet suburb, a minute from the subway (North exit) and an area for Tokyoites!
Many, many thanks for organising the trip for me, I could never have done it myself at such short notice.
Birgit – April 2019