What to take for three weeks in Japan?
Traveling involves a lot of waiting on planes, trains and busses. For reading material, I have:
- Hiking in Japan by Lonely Planet, 2001
- Hiking in Japan by Paul Hunt, 1988
- Japanese Pilgrimage by Oliver Statler, 1984
- Requiem for Battleship Yamamoto” by Yoshida Mitsuru, 1947
Obtaining Japanese Pilgrimage was an adventure in itself. Long out of print, it was available in downtown San Francisco. I made the trip to a charity re-seller, and paid $15 in person. Also a long list of books on Kindle and iBooks that ensure I cannot run out of good times for the mind.
There isn’t really a good amount of current hiking information about Japan, as opposed to the plethora of information on Camino Santiago, or Machu Pichu, and of course the Pacific Crest Trail.
I have so many friends that are interested in hiking in Japan, but they are a bit timid, because of the language barrier.
So, I will find out what it’s all about. That’s my plan, and I’ll tell you here.