Hokkaido Area, Summer/Autumn 2021
my name is Franky Kurniawan
Originally from Indonesia but I also live in Vancouver, depending where my business needs me to.
Male, 29, outdoor activity leaning
Time range 15 days to 1 month, but no worries, I'd be fine with several days of traveling and I'll get along by myself then.
As a figure of activity, on my last backpacking to Japan on 2017 with a friend, in 22 days we traveled more than 100km on foot :)
This time I was planning for Hokkaido on June 2020 but cancelled it due to COVID-19
So pushed the itinerary back a year for now.
>Some of my friend said I'm a bit rushing, but I think that's why I need travel companion or I'll get lost in a place and forget the time.
>On the other side I may hold to schedule too much and I know for sure a travel companion who can get loose is a benefit
>No dietary restrictions for food, All in.
>Somewhat "understand" Japanese but overall Google translate is a blessing (and today, Google Lens!)
If you are looking for travel advice on the places I've visited, I am open for discussion since I believe discussing will add to my knowledge to the places I've visited and in turn I will be able to give better advice to my fellow travelers.
Thank you for reading this far, may your trip to Japan be awesome and memorable !
>>A little bit about myself and Japan
I was introduced to Japanese culture (mainly anime) when I was 14, that was more than 15 years ago...! Growing in time I like Japan in terms of quality if not philosophy in doing things.
One of them is Japanese philosophy in essence: wholeheartedly.
As I've seen it stretched out much less to us younger generations. We do things in instant-impulsive ways without the grit to hold until the finish line.
Lately I've been reading Zen : Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno and this picqued my interest for Japan again. (Let's get Hokkaido Yubari melon while we're there lol - yes I know this from THE BOOK)