Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Japan is such an incredible country. It is hard to say mata ne [see you later], since I know we will be back. What we will miss depends on who you talk to.

Eric is going to miss the bike shops. His new favorite bike shop is Blue Lug, located in Tokyo. It has all of the things that he reads about in magazines, all under one roof.

My daughter and I will miss the amazing popsicles, the food options (and popsicles) from Family Mart and 7/11, the fun and countless vending machines and the efficient and dependable public transportation. My phone now automatically calculates travel time in public transportation and it takes the same amount of time to go a few miles away here that it takes to get from Tokyo to Kyoto.

But the very best thing about Japan is the culture, how respectful everyone is of each other. There is no litter in the street, the public transportation is so clean and well cared for (like they are in their own houses). When you get onto the escalator people who are walking (and in a hurry) go to the right and the people who are standing line up on the left. No one talks on their cell phones in public, they aren’t watching videos without earbuds or walking around on speaker phone. It is quiet and peaceful and clean. It really is the most amazing country to visit, there is no place like it on Earth (not that I have found, but I am happy to keep looking).

6 thoughts on “The Far East, Japan

  1. Denise says:

    What a fantastic conclusion to your fabulous Asian Adventure. I love the synopsis of who will miss what! Thank you for bringing me along. I loved the journey.

    1. So happy to show more people my favorite country.

  2. Mark says:

    And the complete feeling of safety, regardless of the time of day.
    Thanks again, such wonderful memories…..

    1. That is so true! Great point. Not only is it one of the safest countries in the world you feel it while you are there.

  3. Kimmie says:

    I am totally with you on the food side and 7-11s! So excited to get to go this year. 😊

    1. Yay! Can’t wait to see pics!

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