This is my second trip to japan since March 2017. I loved it so much my husband and I will be turning since he has a Global exchange trip with his MBA in Seoul March 9-16 2018.
To maximize my time in Asia. I decided to not miss out and do a completely solo Korea trip and head to Japan with my hubby for the 2nd leg of our trip.
I would love for advice on Japan’s specifically but if you can give a solo traveler some great tips/ things to do in Korea I would appreciate it !
My plan is as follows
March 11 depart LAX to ICN
March 12 arrive to Seoul 6pm check in to Airbnb near COEX around 6-7pm maybe grab dinner/ go to mall?
March 13 explore / shopping for Korean skincare stuff / wander
March 14 explore +cooking class or tour or both
March 15 explore +evening hiking tour/ food tour
March 16 explore Korea / shop if I forgot anything then in the evening depart ICN to
Fukuoka check in to Airbnb+ dinner
March 17 explore Fukuoka
March 18 Nagasaki day trip possibly visit Saga or pottery places
March 19 ???? yufurin (?) [ SUGGESTION for day trip here would be appreciated!!]
March 20 leave Fukuoka pick up car rental drive to Kurokawa Onsen check into Ryokan Sanga
March 21 check out of Ryokan and either explore Kumamoto/ castle area or nearby area then head to Kumamoto airport by 4:30-5pm and depart at 6:30pm to tokyo Narita then get dinner
March 22 day trip to Hakone
March 23 day trip to Nikko OR Kamakura (I would really love advise here as i am getting mixed suggestions for where to day trip too! Is the best thing about Kamakura the buddha statue? I have seen plenty of buddhas statues in thailand. I want to experience the culture/ food/ nature- I LOVED NARA so if any of these is a similar experience I would love to hear which to go to)
March 24 depart at 4:25 from Haneda-LAX
between march 22-24 =sushi dai 1-2am line up :)