It is such a distinctive culture - there's nowhere else quite like Japan. And that ice cream looks amazing!
We too searched for sakura last year. Love all the food photos!
@worldwidewriter agreed! Japan is a very special place.
@2foodtrippers thanks! It was just as fun taking photos as it was to eat the food :)
Oh wow, those hamburgers were definitely worth the food coma! Nothing better than hearty food to keep the traveling joyous.
It is funny to read the previous comments - I must be the only one who has zero interest in Japanese food :) I don't have a taste for sushi and when you talked about "japanes style italian" a shiver went through my spine ;) I must say that it looks like a unique culture and I am glad for once a traveller did not stop to the obvious Tokyo but spent more time in other places :) BRAVO!
@Claudia I agree -- while Tokyo is definitely a place to be experienced, Japan has so much beyond that one city to offer!
I absolutely love seafood, as well as Japanese culture, so this was a thoroughly enjoyable read! The Equator Bar sounded fantastic too :)
@emluxton thanks! Equator Bar has a fantastic vibe.
Beautiful, Dorothy!! Loved it.....
Beautifully written and lovely pictures
I love Japan, there is something about that country that's fascinating! Wishing I'll be able to go back soon!
Thanks, @Fufufu @sumitsurai and @MarieCarmen!!
I had the pleasure of working with Japanese engineers for nearly seven years in the States. I also got to visit Japan for 16 days on an executive tour. What a wonderful experience. My wife and I want to visit Japan via cruise ship, then stay a bit longer on a land journey. Your journal has me wanting to go now. Thank you.