Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Farewell to Japan

So after almost three weeks we left Japan today. It was a very exciting trip. By now we are accustomed to many things here, and it will take a while to get used not to eat rice for breakfast.

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.
All and all one of our more exciting trips. Definitely a place we want to visit again.

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.

1 comment:

Roy Friedman said...

That picture where the building looks like it's wavering is pretty cool.

And what a huge backdraft...