Well only a few more short weeks left until we fly out, I'm starting to get even more excited now (if that's even possible?).
We exchanged our cash today through Cairns Money Exchange which is located on Sheild street and got the going rate of 82 yen to the AUD so after exchanging our $2700 we ended up with 221, 400.00 Yen!! WOW!! I feel so rich with all these note lol, will have to get use to the currency (although I got a great currency converter on my iPhone, thanks apple!).
We also received our jr rail passes in the mail so that was a relief to have them safe and sound because they were so expensive.
So I think everything is set, got some warmer clothes to take over as even though it's spring it's going to be quite cool for my standards lol, passports are organized and photocopied, money done, jr rail passes received, luggage set to go, travel insurance paid for and all hotel confirmations printed and sorted :) so now all I need to do is pack and actually get in the plane :)
2 weeks and counting !!