Visiting Japan had been a goal of mine for years, and I finally got the opportunity in 2017. I began looking at tickets in the beginning of the year, looking for flights during the off season, and eventually found a nice price for a round trip ticket. A friend of mine was also interested in going, so we coordinated with an additional friend of his and picked some dates and started drawing up plans. We went for 2 weeks, covering the last week of October and the first week of November. We decided that our two weeks would largely cover Kyoto and Tokyo, with day trips out of each city to Nara, Osaka, and Mt. Fuji.