I will be travelling [for the first time anywhere without family, further than Msia] to Tokyo in Jul with my girlfriend for 12 days. Any helpful tips and comments are greatly appreciated
I did a great deal of planning my itinerary before I got my dslr. So now I would like to turn the trip into a little travel photography (not too much else my gf might kill me). In a few weeks time I will try to post my daily itinerary here when i get it more confirmed. Only problem is I'm not sure how much time to allocate for travel or visiting a place so certain days can be "under" or "over" planned! Websites generally advise u must go to this "must" go or "must" see place...but in the great scheme of things I want to make sure it's nicely scheduled across the whole day - and more importantly so I want to catch the morning and evening lights at the highly recommended "to-shoots"!
So my own questions are:
1) should i STRICTLY plan out my travel timing to include what train to take, what time [to the minute xx:xx], how long to spend where, where to eat. Or should I allow some flexibility (and less control)?
2)should i (or my gf) get an iphone to plot out our travel destinations (hotels included) and route? Or shld a good old map suffice? I read some travel tips here to map out my travel locations and i definitely agree!
3)some "must" see or "must" do things that you guys recommend that I may have missed out? I think for CSers, "must" shoots?
4)the one thing that worries me alot is that my plane lands around 930++. When coming out I need to know where to buy the train pass (puica?) and hop on before I miss the last train or connecting trains out (it is too late for the express limo bus). If i don't know where the pass counter is or i get lost. That's it