The "Hakata" highway bus that will take me from Fukuoka to Tokyo.
In about a little more than a week, I will be setting off to Tokyo (yay!!!!) for a few days. The travel won't be done by plane, but by bus. I'm not at all excited about this, but traveling in Japan by plane during this time of year is deadly expensive! Flying from Miyazaki to Tokyo would have cost me about $600 roundtrip! (There's no way to book national flights after Dec. 23rd weeks or months ahead without giving up a lot of dough). Heck no, I'm not spending that kind of money. So, I decided that it would be best, for my bank account's health, to go by bus, which saved me more than $300 roundtrip. I'm going to be on two buses for a total of 17 hours, most of the time being overnight from Fukuoka to Tokyo. I've never been on a bus for that long!
Miyazaki to Tokyo
857 miles/1379km, 17 hours and 38 minutes
Hopefully, it won't be that bad.