“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
I had 6 full days in Japan and I managed to seize it all, to avoid listening to all people around me saying it’s not enough to go to Japan for days, you need at least 2 weeks!
So, what do you do in 6 days in Japan:
The first impression of Tokyo was a bit of disappointing, was expecting for aliens and ended up with kind, well-organized people with high discipline.
It’s one of the biggest metropolitan city in the world, and when my friend said this isn’t crowded yet, I knew that I made the right decision to be here in January, and to be frank I was a bit surprised from the quiet in such a big city, it seems that it’s possible to not be noisy if everyone kept to himself and didn’t make any unnecessary noise.
Not sure how to explain what I felt the minute I arrived in Kyoto, but it smiled like I’m in the right place at the right time. I decided to celebrate my Birthday in Kyoto and not in Tokyo since it was my intention to be in an old place with lots of temples, be close as possible to the old Japan, to get to know more about the culture and simple life, to feel the magic in there and just have this silly smile for no reason at all.
One of the things you can say about Asian countries is that they are one of the best places when it comes to diversity in food, they eat everything and with different flavors. And one of the decisions I made was that I will try everything I can with no regrets, and I can say I wasn’t disappointed at all I was surprised that I like “sea snake” – cute me not ready for it, it was so soft and gentle I could say it was one of the most tasteful things I have ever tasted and it was rare not cooked. There are more unique stuff in Japan to taste, lots of flavors for everything – just be open for and taste.
It’s one thing to be a Disney fan and another is to see and observe how other fan deal with it, and how crazy it could get. My friend insisted that I go to Disney sea and be part of one of the unique Disney places and yet I was amused and captured by the Japanese behavior and their way to consume everything that Disney is offering and to be able to express so many emotions and keep the discipline all long, like WOW it’s unbelievable to be part of it.
6. Snow Monkey
Think of NG episode in real life, witnessing a fight between monkeys over territory – was one of the most magnificent things I have ever witnessed, it’s so powerful in the way that simplicity is the key – each wanna prove that he is the dominant one. ( I wonder if there I’ve lost my gloves and that was the moment to realize that I will freeze ).
So, all I can say is that we should only listen to our inner voice, the one that knows everything that is correct for you, while others dream to visit Japan and I just got out there and did it. In my opinion, every country you visit needs more than a week in order to see everything she has to offer, so you better go out there and do it and remember we did hear of a person traveling around the world in 80 days, so 6 days in Japan sounds like a good deal now!