Few conclusions & tips about Japan:
- It is very easy to be a tourist in Japan. The people here are very nice and helpful. Many places have English signs (or names in Latin alphabet), and we didn't have a problem getting around. The transportation services (trains and buses) run very smoothly and are a pleasure to use.
- Although we were worried about food in Japan, especially with picky kids who do not like fish. We found it very easy to find food here, almost any place had a large selection of small friendly restaurants with excellent food. The food is also not very expensive, and for 1000 Yen, or a bit more (11-12$) you can get very good lunch/dinner.
- For some reason Japanese hotels do not have WI-FI. We had to borrow old-fashioned LAN cable at each place. Might be worth bringing your own.
- Japan is beautiful, but if you don't like humid heat, do not visit during the summer.
- We reserved all hotels in advance, I am not sure how easy it will be to arrive without reservations.
- JR Passport is a great way to see Japan, highly recommended.
In addition, we counted about 9000 camera clicks. A friend calculated that this comes out to be a bit more than 3 clicks every 10min on average (including night time). So yes, there were a lot of photographs, maybe even a bit too many. Few more from our last days in Tokyo.