The flights have been booked since mid-November. A space has been reserved for my car in the carpark at Dublin airport. Hotels are booked and seats reserved for the tour in Tokyo.
Having decided to miss out on the Japan trip in 2015, I am more excited than usual for this one to come round. We have a few special orders to pick up this year and that always makes it interesting.
The only thing causing a little anxiety is the way sterling is performing against the yen. Having slid from 187 to 167 yen to the £ in the last month means everything will be 12% more expensive! Let's hope there's a bit of an improvement in the next month!