That’s a long time to be away from home. And, more importantly, my dogs. But it wasn’t really enough time to explore everything Japan has to offer.
There were bakeries and shops I didn’t have time to seek out. There were parks and museums we couldn’t visit. And there were tons more food — fugu, for example — I didn’t get to eat.
But in 15 days, we sure did a lot, from eating tonkotsu ramen in a yatai in Nagahama to walking around Hase Temple in Kamakura.
I had a full range of experiences in just two weeks, and it was time to head home.
I was missing my dogs, the surf, the fairly predictable weather, the mac salad and Diet Coke.
But it was a lot of fun traveling through the country — and sharing those adventures with you. Thanks for following, reading, commenting, sending me suggestions, correcting my Japanese and just being along for the ride. You all made this experience memorable and meaningful for me.
So here’s how I spent my last day in Japan:
Heading back to Tokyo
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