Japan Bucket List

This is just the beginning of a very long list. It’s good to have goals.

  1. Visit Ginzan Onsen (Yamagata) Completed! 8/1/2016
  2. Learn judo or aikido
  3. Climb Mount Fuji to see the sunrise Completed! 7/23/2016
  4. Go to a winter illumination Completed! 11/22/2015
  5. Spend a weekend in Nikko, Tochigi   Completed! 9/21/2015
  6. Buy a kotatsu  Completed! 11/14/2015
  7. Hike up Mt. Chokai (Akita)
  8. Hike up Mt. Shirouma (Toyama/Nagano)
  9. Journey to Dewa Sanzan and hike all 3 mountains (Yamagata)
  10. Visit a cat cafe   Completed!
  11. Visit an owl cafe   Completed! 9/13/2015
  12. Go to the Ghibli museum in Tokyo
  13. Take a cooking class
  14. See the Nemophila bloom in Hitachi Seaside Park in April (Ibaraki) Completed! 4/29/2016
  15. Experience a summer Kawadoko dinner in Takao (Kyoto)
  16. Visit Kyoto again
  17. Go to the Snow Festival in Hokkaido   Completed! 2/6/2016
  18. Wine tasting at Coco Farm and Winery (Ashikaga, Tochigi) Completed! 10/08/2016
  19. View the Wisteria at Ashikaga Flower Park (Tochigi)
  20. Go see Ushiku Daibutsu (Ibaraki) Completed! 8/12/2016
  21. Climb Mount Tsukuba (Ibaraki)  Completed! 2/21/2016
  22. Go to the top of Tokyo Sky Tree
  23. Wear a kimono Completed! 10/10/2015
  24. Run a 10k road race
  25. Kairakuen Garden in time for plum blossoms (Ibaraki)  Completed! 3/
  26. Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  27. Learn calligraphy
  28. Experience a Japanese tea ceremony
  29. Ski and onsen in Zao (Yamagata)
  30. Overnight stay at a gassho-zukuri house at Shirakawa-go (Gifu/Toyama)
  31. Spend a night in a capsule hotel

One thought on “Japan Bucket List

  1. セレネ says:

    Oh, I did some of those too 😀 Very nice list! I’d like to see the Snow Festival in Sapporo sometimes as well, but when I went to Hokkaido (on a school trip) it was in the fall. Also very pretty, of course 🙂


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