CabbyArrantSome people prefer to travel with others. I have travelled abroad alone but it's fun to share the experience with friends sometimes. That's why winter 20 my best friend and I are planning a 3 week ski trip in japan. We travel together every year.
Some people are flaky and lame though. It's def cool to travel with people but harder to be spontaneous, and you really need to have the right friends.
I probably wouldn't have done most of my trips if I didn't go solo. It worked out for me though. Most of my friends I met through seeing music or skiing solo and just meeting new people.
So I guess not having cool friends to do shit with helped me make friends to do shit with. Also it's always easy to find people to go travel around with when you're out there. And having the ability to float around.
I've still never done international travel with anyone I new. Almost went to Thailand with a friend but she bailed. Like plane ticket purchase and bailed without saying anything. Still had a killer trip though.
If your friends are chill and reliable that's dope though. Both having your own space and having people to experience things with are both important imo.
Have fun in Japan!