Hello and welcome to my Japan summary/adventure end thing. Here you can see all the posts in one go and catch-up or start a fresh! I had the most amazing trip and will recommend Japan to anyone. If you want to do a similar route to me I would make Tokyo and Kyoto your bases. Then from those two you can easily do day trips to the other places and not move around/schlep your bags. Definitely do your food research prior as finding those gems is tricky, and you don’t want to be stuck with the American franchises. My transport tip would be to get a JR Pass for getting between the cities (and also look up each individual city as some have local JR lines you can use it on). Then I guess you should just go for it and be risky. Everyone is super friendly and willing to help out a lost traveller, so that gives you the perfect excuse to get lost haha. Take that wrong turn and find yourself immersed with either something architecturally stunning, cute and cheerful or technologically incomprehensible – arigato!.