I Think I`m Turning Japanese

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I managed to hold out an enormous amount of time before finally making it to Japan, and still Ele beats me to it by a few hours. But now I have broken my duck and I can be positive that I will be back here again very soon.

Impressions are intense and very varied, both confirming and dismantling previously held stereotypes about these islands. All in all, it was everything I expected it to be, but also more accessible better value than I expected.

Yesterday – my last full day in Japan was a well organised jolly to the beach, some temples and then dinner and (more) drinks in Shinjuku. A tiring, but amazing day, once again.


Temples in… I’ll have to ask the place’s name!


Ele (and Kauru just behind) pose with the flars


Surf’s up – and against my expectations, the Japanese really could surf, and seemed to love the water – not like Taiwan

As a final jaunt together, Ele and I managed to break through our collective hangover and squeeze in a quick visit to Akihabara to check out the Electric Town. Right now I am just about to fall over due to lack of food, so I should go and look after myself. I`ll be looking for my final mouthfull of sushi before I leave, I can be sure.

Sayonara, Japan… I`ll be back.

4 Comments

  1. Posted 2006/07/19 at 17:24 | Permalink

    Sounds a little magical Jonny. Sounds like u rocked Japan :)

    Glad i can get a bit o your wit online at least.

    hope everything’s great.

    :)

    D

  2. Posted 2006/07/19 at 17:28 | Permalink

    Cool.. I’m from Taiwan too~
    watashiwa storm desu!

  3. Posted 2006/07/20 at 10:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for the comments!

    … now with photos …

    J

  4. Posted 2006/07/21 at 14:14 | Permalink

    Japan is a nice country.^^
    I’ve always dreamed I can visit there.

    I think many Taiwan people love surfing too. But there are not many beaches allow surfing and the wave is not big and good enough.

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