I went to Tokyo in April with my parents for 5 days, and it was one of the most rewarding trips I’ve ever taken. I have never been to Japan before, and didn’t speak a word of Japanese (except arigato?!). On top of that there was also the responsibility of planning the itinerary  while being the “guide” for my parents. So naturally, I put a lot more effort into researching and planning the trip than most people.