This update is more for me to keep on track with. It might be kind of boring to read.
I'm well on the way with my savings, and travel plans.
Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone!
I'm still looking for super inexpensive accommodations. If anyone know of cheap hotels/guest houses/hostels in or near one of the cities I am visiting, I would really appreciate it if you'd let me know about them. :D
I think I have a place picked out for Tokyo. It's in Hibarigaoka, Tokyo - only 43,000¥/month (with no fees because I'm staying less than a month)
I'll be taking a hiking/biking tour in the Nagano area with One Life...