Just arrived in tokyo shinjuku last friday, now I enjoy doing new things, going about etc, but I'm getting quite down. I'm hating already the routine of getting up and going about the shops. I'm here by myself in tokyo which is good in a way, but right now I could do with knowing someone here. I met this girl here which makes my trip so much brighter but I only get to see her once a week. I'm at the point where I'm not looking forward to the morning when I have to get up and think of something to do. Didn't think I would get so bored of the city so fast. Same old same old. I realise that I really need green. More nature. So now I'm thinking.. where should I go from here.. Not even sure If I should stay in japan. There must be somewhere I'd enjoy in japan.. I know I'm more happy when I'm on the move. I do enjoy travelling around seeing new places in the city but been stuck in the same place is killing me.
What should I do? Where should I go? This is really getting me down. By the way I'm from England and it's my first time travelling. It's not homesickness because theres no way I'd go back there.. not yet anway.
Please give me your advise.
Maybe what u need is a traveling companion.
What about u post in the Travelling Companions Forum to try and get somebody to hang out or travel with.
Here is the link for that forum.
Are you staying in a hostel or a hotel? If a hotel, I would recommend a hostel since they are great places to meet people. Also sounds like you need a guidebook if you don't have one already. I'm sure you can find a Lonely Planet guide somewhere in Tokyo.
What's keeping in Tokyo? If you a bored of it why would you even consider staying there? Move along.
Sorry I can't give you a whole lot of advice on where to go in that part of Japan. I haven't made it East of Osaka yet. But if you want green and nature than logic says to head to the alps. Though this time of year you might find more white than green.
How long are you in Japan for?
If you miss the green and nature (granted you are there during the winter) I really recommend Kyushu. It is my very favourite of the Japanese islands. If you have a decent amount of time and money why not travel down south on the shinkansen. Most shinkansen stops are in cities so you could stop by and see them but then get to Fukuoka. You can either take the local train all around the island or hire a car and do it that way. Do you have Lonely Planet Japan? There are tons of great recommendations in there. But if you need to know something more specific let me know and i will get back to you in detail.
Also you could head north into the alps for some skiing or up to Hokkaido to really get a taste of winter...
Good luck..give it a bit of time, you will get your bareings..