Japan is lovely, Japan is fine, I even like the sake wine.
No, it's not a haiku, but who cares? It rhymes, and it's a simple, if not poignant, expression of thanks for my wonderful visit.
Cherry blossoms, Takayama's beautiful spring festival, Japanese karaoke!
The magic of Kyoto's Niko castle lit at night
The temples, and tranquility of Koyasan
100 yen shops where I found (and did not buy) a plastic screen cover for my ipad (only 1 dollar
The 711s that are everywhere, and have healthy fresh snack and meals, for cheap
The excellent train system
Beautiful aesthetic and designs
Shimmering sesame tofu
Polite and incredibly helpful Japanese people
Clean! Everything is so clean! No need to worry about things like bedbugs. In the words of my tour guide friend Charles, “The whole country is like a hospital.”
The heated toilet seats
So much to treasure