Posted: 30 May 2012 04:54 PM PDT
Last month, I toured Japan for three weeks. As you know, I was very excited. I had high expectations for a country that I had for years dreamed about seeing. And, when you have high expectations, you can be easily disappointed. But Japan didn't disappoint — it exceeded my expectations. I loved Japan. Loved it beyond anything I expected. The food, the people, the architecture, the culture- it was bliss. Just how much did I love it? Let me count the ways:
Temples and Zen Gardens
Sidewalk vending machines
Multipurpose train stations
High tech toilets
As I watched the sunrise over Mt. Fuji towards the end of my trip, I dreaded leaving Japan. Japan exceeded all of my expectations and I only scratched the surface of the country. What wonders did I miss? What other secrets does Japan have to offer? From the Hokkaido to Okinawa, my mind darted to all the sights on my list I didn’t get to see. I already long to go back. Within a day of leaving, I had withdrawal. Like a bullet train, Japan had sped to the top of my favorite countries list.
I’ll be back soon. And when I do, this list will surely get longer.
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