The Tokyo Olympics will begin in 11 days. Sadly, not only foreign visitors but also Japanese spectators are excluded from the stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I feel sorry for all the people in Japan, including local business and volunteers, who were so much looking forward to this event. No spectators, no tourists to boost the local economy, but still many people have to scramble around until the last minute to get ready for the event.
For those of you who can’t visit Japan, let’s utilize this time to make a good plan for your next visit to Japan when (someday) all the travel restrictions are lifted.
Here is a great YouTube channel to learn about Kanazawa, a beautiful castle town on the side of Japan Sea. Tomomi-san, a friend of mine through tea ceremony, has started a YouTube channel called The Way of Tea in Kanazawa ,introducing her hometown.
I myself have been to Kanazawa only once for a short trip about 15 years ago. By watching Tomomi-san’s videos, I’m convinced that I have to include Kanazawa in my itinerary of my next trip to Japan. I hope you will, too.