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The sim cards used in Japan are the same as elsewhere. Should not be a problem. Perhaps you should consider just using the wifi in your accommodation. Yes, you will be unconnected while roaming outside of the hotels, but no need for sim cards and it will a LOT easier... See More
My apologies, but this trip will take at least 9 days at this pace. It's really really far!! I would recommend breaking it up into 2 hour chunks and doing morning-afternoon-evening stints, if you need to rest. At 6 hours a day, you'll be there in about 6 days. ... See More
Sorry, but this route is 100% over water. There is nowhere good to 'stop-over'. You could shorten the flight by stopping in Seattle or Vancouver, but you'll still be in the air a very long time on the first flight.... See More
Cheap but fun? Carnival Cruise Lines. You can get a room that travels to different countries every day (without the need to repack), for about $100/day with food and entertainment included. Where else can you do that? See More
I LOVE your sense of adventure. But...your travel plans are waaay too ambitious for reality. Think this way: You lose 1 day at the beginning and end, just getting there and back again. For each additional destination, you'll lose another day (Europe may be small,... See More
With losing a day due to the change in time zones and having a travel day at each end, you're really only looking at 9 days. Add another 2 or 3 travel days jumping around and....you're not going to enjoy your holidays much. I'd pick TWO of those cities and... See More
There are mini-supermarkets/convenience stores *everywhere*. This won't be a problem. You'll pass 2 or 3 every block (or so it seems!) Safety is also not a huge concern. If you encounter any problems 99% of the time it's from foreigners. Japanese wouldn't... See More