Well, I’m back from Japan and I’ve just been getting over jet lag and working a lot!
Japan was really cool and impressive. Tons of great shopping. (P.S. I did not get the sunglasses I wanted (sold out), but I did get a simpler version from the same collection.)
There was a lot of raw fish to eat, and sometimes, with the memory of the smell from the world’s largest fish market, and the dried fish juice on my feet (after the fish market), it was a bit of a challenge. But it was all so fresh and gourmet! I also had Kobe beef and another kind of beef (Wagu?)…I forget.
The Imperial Gardens were soooo quiet. It was just so peaceful, I could’ve stayed in the park forever—if only it’d been a little cooler (and if there hadn’t been more shopping to do!).
Tokyo is the cleanest city I’ve ever seen (no one owns a dog), and safe (you can leave your wallet in the street and no one will take it. Not that I did).
The shopping was my favorite. I covered Ginza, Omotosando, and Marinouchi districts. I also saw the Harajuku girls dressed up and walking around in Harajuku.
What a trip! See my Facebook album for more pics (love the one at the top! it’s from a kimono dressing workshop—they wrapped a million layers around me, especially towels around my stomach to make me look more straight and upright and flat).