|Above, watching the sunrise from our Atami ryokan terrace. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Many websites will give potential travelers a lot of advice on what to see and do while in Japan. Some are good and some not so.
However, the United Kingdom's edition of The Huffington Post has some good ideas on what to see and do outside of Tokyo.
They focus on the shinkansen (bullet train), Osaka's Dotonbori section, Kyoto, Atami (right down to watching the sunrise from a terrace) and onsens, which are exactly what we did two years ago. The article almost duplicated our exact itinerary.
They begin with:
It’s easy to be lured in by the bright lights of Tokyo, and while away your trip there. But to experience true Japan, you’ll need to tear yourself away from the crazy capital.
First off, invest in a bullet train pass - and you’ll need to buy it before you go. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s easy to get your money’s worth - not to mention it’s an incredible example of Japanese efficiency.
To read the full article, go here.