While I am flying from Barcelona to Japan, you can orient yourself to a new continent and begin to prepare yourself for the delights of a new culture. In the map below, note the city of Osaka – the Kensai International Airport, where I will arrive, is located slightly north west of this city and then Kyoto is another significant city situated slightly north from that.
Begin to appreciate the proximity of Japan to the neighbouring countries of China, South Korea, North Korea and Russia. I will be travelling in an area approximately 600 kms from South Korea and only about 1000 Kms from North Korea. Travel planning continues to teach me world geography and it certainly broadens my mind.