Japan.  My last visit was when I was 17 and was quite possibly the start of my love affair with travel. I felt like I was an alien visitor in another world and it actually wasn’t until I returned home that I fully realised just how incredible it was.

Many, many (too many!!) years and miles later, I’m finally going back for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2013 and will have some extra time to re-visit some places that I remember so fondly (Kyoto, Tokyo) and create some new memories (Snow Monkeys near Nagano, Miyajima).

Sleeping Snow Monkeys

Sleeping Snow Monkeys (Photo credit: Stuck in Customs)

But I’d really like to hear from YOU, all those travel bloggers out there passionate about sharing your stories, must do’s and tips.

What’s YOUR favourite memory of Japan???