Hamamatsu It’s difficult to understand just how fast the shinkansen are unless you’ve been on one. Tokyo Beer robot in the Sakura lounge at Narita. Behold its awesomeness!
Farm Tomita Sapporo Yet another advancement for the human race: kaiten sushi at the New Chitose airport. Yokohama View of the bay area from our hotel room. As we walked around the red brick warehouse area, we came across a massive J-pop outdoor festival, with performances and autograph signing. We left quickly.
Sounkyo Onsen Kogen Onsen A hot spring and steam vent along the trail. Mt. Kurodake Mt. Akedake
… to take up surfing full-time: