Some random thoughts:
- For something that costs hundreds of euros, the Japan Rail Pass could stand to be a little more attractive. It’s a piece of paper with a train ticket taped to it. Honestly, I expected Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket.
- What with standing out like a sore thumb everywhere I go, if Japan wasn’t such a safe place I would have been pickpocketed ten times by now…
- This trip is a gastronomical adventure, as you would expect, but what the cafés here call “hot chocolate” makes even Starbucks’ hot chocolate look good. Japan, you still have a week and a half to make amends. Do not let me down.