Japan was quite an adventure. I didn't take the time to blog while in Japan as my internet access was limited.
My first night, we stayed in a capsule hotel. It was pretty interesting, I am extremely supprised that these don`t exist in the US.
The Japanese culture absolutely fascinates me. I had some of the best food I have ever tasted.
To round it up, some of the things I tasted;
-Chicken Sashimi (raw chicken) My friend Aya took me to an amazing chicken restaurant. Raw chicken has an amazing texture, similar to Maguro (tuna).
-Traditional Japanese breakfast; raw egg, nato (fermented soybeans), over rice.
-Beef sashimi (and a few other raw red meats I wont mention)
-Tons of curry (infinately delicious).
-Fish. Sushi. Sashimi. and more fish. We visited a fish restaraunt where the owner had worked as a fisherman for decades. He had great connections to get excellent fish. I must have ate ten different parts/kinds of fish in that restaraunt alone.
I will be posting more photos and explaining a few things we did in detail. I believe I may have actually shot more video than photos! Kind of crazy. I am SO jetlagged, so It may take me a couple days to start feeling normal again.
I plan to attempt to learn more Japanese over the next year and return to visit again. Thanks a ton to my cousin Nate who showed me everything there was to see, and got me there.
One night we stayed in a great suite after a poker game with my cousins friends (view from the balcony pictured at night and morning).
Chicken Sashimi, wonderful.