Juliann (juliann) wrote in visitjapan,

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Wow, it's all happening so fast!

OK, y'all are going to hate me :) I just found out two days ago that in about five weeks I will be spending 4 days in Tokyo. I've always been interested in going (esp as my father used to live in Okinawa before I was born and has nothing but amazing things to say about it), but the truth is that my husband has been dying to go to Japan for like, ever.

But it's all happening soooo fast! We have to find a hotel, figure out what to see, sell all of our worldly posessions on ebay to be able to afford anything. Tips would be very welcome! What are the absolute must-see things? (We mostly like history but would like to see temples, shrines and gardens.) How much money will we need? (I know, millions! But seriously, we have less than none, we're soooo broke, so what is the realistic bare minumum?)

Alas, I usually use a wheelchair, but I am told that is very difficult in Tokyo, although better than it was a few years ago. But due to my health conditions, hostels are out, I need a quiet room without roomates (other than my husband of course :) ). I have some friends that are giving me recommendations, but the more the better!

We're also going to be going to Singapore for three days, is there anywhere on LJ that we could ask for tips there? (I believe there is a singapore community for locals, but as I know first-hand local comms often resent tourists asking dumb questions.)

I know I will want to buy everything, but the luggage restrictions are soooo ridiculous that I won't be able to get much of anything in the suitcases! (We're allowed one bag each, max weight 20 kg/44.4 lbs. And we are going to visit relatives in Australia so loads of space is taken up with that -- which is after Japan so no room in the bags, soooob!)

Ha, I feel like such an idiot. Normally I research places like *mad* and know them as well as humanly possible when just using books and websites, but I feel like I don't have time to do it properly. :/ Not considering that I have to research Singapore and wheelchair access stuff and...well my mind is spinning!

Thanks in advance everyone! Don't hate me because I get to go :)
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