Monday, January 10, 2011

Konnichiwa Antti-san and sayonara Nippon !

Mt. Fuji and Kawaguchiko - lake

It has been great 10 days journey to the country of sunrise - Japan. I have seen the biggest tourist spots like : Mt. Fuji, Hiroshima A-bomb dome and peace memorial park, Tokyo and it's trendiest suburbs like Ginza, Tokyo tower, Imperial Palace gardens, Sumo - wrestling tournament, etc...

30 million people metropol Tokyo by night

It has been an overwhelming trip through Honshu island from Tokyo to Hiroshima and back. I have to admit that Japan is the most weird society I have been visiting. I have encountered singing toilets and toilet seats, which are heated with electricity, trains which are never delayed, people bowing to customers in trains, shops, etc.. The most friendliest people so far, cleanleness without trashbins, amazing and delicious food from okonomiyaki to negiyaki and sushi, high-tec culture of everybody concentrating on his/her own colourful mobile phone all the time and huge Sumo wrestlers as national heroes of Japanese.

Sumo tournament in Tokyo

As during the winter time it's too cold to try to summit Mt. Fuji, I have now a good reason to come back to Japan during summer time and try to climb it. As Japanese are saying : The one, who doesn't climb Mt. Fuji at least once in a lifetime is stupid. The one, who climbs Mt. Fuji more than once is even more stupid.

Kiyomizu-dera at Kyoto