My favourite thing to do when I'm traveling is just to walk. To just jump on the train to go and explore new neighborhoods, walk through markets, shopping streets, take in a temple or two, and just people watch. I've mentioned before that I have never really been one for ticking off the tourist attractions, I much prefer to get the feel for a place in the way that a person living there would see it - well, as much as I possibly can anyway!
That's not everyone's cup of tea, I know. I've traveled with people before who get out the guide book and follow a well beaten path from monument to museum, and I just get so bored! I got lucky with Adam, in more ways than one of course, but he loves to travel the way I do. He's up for taking a train an hour away just to walk through a new district and get the feel of what it's like to live there - he often expresses how great it would be to see inside the houses too! Which I love. Even though we don't go inside obviously - that would be weird.
Adam's the sort of traveler to wander down an alleyway and say "hey let's see where this goes!". He's such a jammie dodger because those alleyways always end up somewhere amazing - a tiny bar with the best music or the best ramen you've ever tasted. I am not like that, if I wandered down an alley the way he does I would get murdered for sure.
Above are a few shots from our wanderings. At the end of sharing our Japan adventures I'll put together a list of our favourite things from the trip so if you ever got to Japan you'll have a bit of a guide of fun things to do.