Back in 2019, it was decided that a solo Japan trip would make the perfect sixtieth birthday present for me.
So we planned, booked and began saving.
Then we had the Covid years.
By 2023, Japan had opened up again, and the trip was back on, funded thanks to the death of my mother and enough inheritance to cover the costs.
Following a family tradition begun by Tanwyn, back in 2004, I kept a brief travel journal and have decided to publish it here as a safe place where no one will ever find it.