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July 11, 2005

Gearing up for summer (finally!)

One of the difficult things about my job is all the traveling. I know I have complained about this before, so I will skip most of the details. But I do have to say that it wreaks havoc on my attempts to get out and see more of Japan.

It has been two weeks since I got back to Tokyo and I am finally settled back in. Throw in the five weeks I was gone and that is almost two months that I have been out of action!!

Sometime before the end of the year, I want to do these things. It is in no particular order, and any one of these may be replaced by a suddenly "cooler" plan,

* Visit Kasama for pottery
* Go to Hayama and have a few drinks at a bar on the beach
* See a baseball game
* Walk the Yamamote Line
* Watch the fireworks
* Spend the afternoon at a matsuri
* Get out to a ryokan for the weekend (or at least an onsen)
* Return to Sado Island for the music festival (maybe...have been twice)

And that does not include going to Hokkaido for a late Summer tour (already planned) or any other place in Japan that I mean to go to but keep putting off (Okinawa, Mt Fuji, Kyoto etc).

Obviously, most of these are summer activities, so it looks like I will bei, Kyoto etc).

Obviously, most of these are summer activities, so it looks like I will be busy! My next business trip is in September and it probably will be another long one. So, why do I always think about things like this on a Monday morning?

Posted by Kirk on July 11, 2005 09:04 AM

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