Japan presents some different challenges to me. Language and familiarity are perhaps the biggest.
I will admit that I have not had much time to even think about this trip. Some of the knibbly questions are familiar. How to get my bike to and from the airport. Telephone and Internet. Mapping.
I normally would look at postings by others. Just have not had time nor have I been focused.
That said I am relying on my experience elsewhere. I know I must be prepared for the unexpected and don’t put a lot of faith in any time schedule.
just a little bike ride at home helps me ground myself in the thought of a bigger ride