In the Land of Japan
Question: “So Meg, how was Japan?”
Where to start!!!?? Japan is a country like non other. It is modern, convenient, and fast-paced… yet speckled with ancient history, rich culture, and prominent practices and traditions. The beauty is unimaginable – from the pristine zen gardens and countryside to the colourful, sparkling lights and neon nightscapes. I was surprised to find such abundant nature here. I saw Buddhas, fake food, ancient temples, cell phones, sake, busy markets, towering toy stores, Western logos, sumo wrestlers, manicured gardens, bicycles, kimonos, Pachinko, Sapporo beer, sushi, monkeys, hilarious signs, coy fish, Hello Kitty, vending machines, paper cranes, kaleidoscopes, crazy fashion, and the cutest cartoon characters on earth! It’s a place where you need to fully absorb your senses to fully grasp the magical experience.
To give you a brief overview, this is the route we took: Landed in Tokyo > Kyoto > Osaka > Kyoto > Tannebe > Ise > Mt. Fuji > Nikko > Tokyo > Ito > Tokyo.