I'm planning a trip next year. I'm just starting my research. Reading books, websites, forums etc, looking you tube.
Have you been? Do you have a blog? or could recommend one? or a you tube video. (I saw a nice one the other night by three guys) Got any ideas to share. Places you loved? Difficulties i might come across too and how to handle them?
I will be on a low budget and will try to camp a lot in addition to some warm showers. I want to save my cash for food and museums and fab cultural experiences as much as possible.
I'm an experienced solo cycling tourist - been India several times, France, outback australia.
My interests - visiting a monastery and maybe doing some meditation in a zendo. checking out some great pottery, looking at temples, nature, food, sake, cherry blossoms. Japanese gardens.