Japan - The Big Seven

My First Step In Asia

The upright seats. The engine noises. Sweat. Abused arm rests. Rumbling. I landed.

An aisle seat, I peered over Mr. Center and Window to see Tokyo as we passed. Zenzenzense playing in my ears, 5 hours of sleep, it's noon in the Kanto region.

Fast security. Easy customs. Japan is already heaven.

I got my luggage. I search for my friend. Found him.

We get pocket wifi. We get train tickets. I eat my first onigiri. We depart.

Tokyo

nine hours

22 sqaure feet. Bright lights. Colorful lights. Absolute sensory overload.

一蘭. Extra everything. Bliss.

Definition of Shinjuku Station: chaos, ochazuke, and trains.

Muan

I enter. The lady exclaims “OH! You must be Brad's friend! Here, you can see his signature!” I look. She is very nice.

Osusume. Delicious gastronomy. A view into the local.

Soy sauce ice cream. Creamy with a bite. Number one ice cream.

Kyoto

Temple

500 year old buildings, stone roads, freshly groomed rock gardens.

Tatami, futon, shoji.

I am living in history.

Onsen

Warm. Nude. Distraught.

Relaxed. Rehealed. Zen.

Osaka

Okonomiyaki

Takoyaki

Castle

Aquarium

Nara

Deer

Kobe

Steak

Hiroshima

Okonomiyaki

Tragedy

Miyajima

Mountain

Sendai

Gyutan

Tokyo Finale

Tsukiji

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