Okay, so Tokyo can be expensive, I know. But a guy I know from back in undergrad (yes, you Malcolm) suggested it probably wouldn’t be much more expensive to visit than Fukuoka or Osaka, and there is more to do in and around Tokyo. (And it turns out return flight tickets to Tokyo for mid-late February can still be gotten for about W300,000.
Besides, some part of me would rather wander around in Tokyo, and maybe wander off to Kamakura or Minami-Alps (which my friends here have praised highly) or even just or Hakone, than to pass just a few days in Osaka or Fukuoka. I’ve been to Fukuoka, and it was an alright place, but having been to Tokyo for about a week, I still feel like I have only glimpsed the scratch on the surface of the place.
Any suggestions? Must-see or must-do things? If you’ve done a visa run to Tokyo, is there anything I should know? I’ll be calling the Korean embassy there just to confirm location and processing times and everything, but if you have any insights, I’d be glad of ’em.
And of course, if any reader is planning to be in Tokyo at that time (between the 16th and 26th) then feel free to contact me and maybe we can hook up and hit an izakaya or something.