I’m making a plan that I expecte to complete in under 3 years. It’s not perfect, but there’s a base nevertheless. Here’s what the base currently looks like.
Tokyo/Tsukuba - 4 days
Kyoto/Osaka - 4 days
Okayama - 3 days
Naha - 3 days
There is a mix of commonly visited cities and not so commonly visited cities. Tsukuba and Okayama are the sister cities of Milpitas and San Jose respectively, and I had to get those two in as I noticed that no top 10 searched itinerary listed either city. While I’m at it, none of them list Naha either, and I had to get that city in also seeing that it’s Japan’s Honolulu more or less. Giving the short end of the shaft to lots of cities (like Sapporo) is not easy, but biting bullets as I make difficult decisions is a task that’s normal for me.
I’ve had thoughts of making a bucket list for a while, though I started putting an imaginary pen to imaginary paper not that long ago. (The most accurate time frame I can give is the 2nd half of last year.) I realized that I better whip a list fast seeing that I’m not getting any younger, and it turns out that I accomplished a good amount or most rather of the tasks I’ve placed up. If I made changes, there are not many. I know that I will not add any more tasks to it, as after Japan, I’m satisfied with the game of life, and I can type that every task after Japan is gravy.
For Momoi Haruko-san, there are two bits of information. One, I picked Momoi-san because not many people cover multiple forms of entertainment, and I figured that she’s the best one at this situation. The other is that she loves the Bay Area, and having missed multiple occasions for an autograph, I had to pounce on the next opportunity she came back, which I did last year. Hayashibara Megumi-san’s autograph would’ve been nice, but one, that goal’s not realistic anymore, and two, she doesn’t cover as many bases as Momoi-san.
After I accomplish the list, I’m just going to help out the family however I can. I’ll need to give some figurines to nephews and nieces before I leave for Japan if I want to clear a good amount of space. That was a method anyway, but it’s good to do the task now.
Good luck on visiting Thailand and the other spots! I know you’ll have fun! Just be safe!