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  1. Japan March 21-30, 2008

  2. Kurashiki Takayama Kyoto Osaka airport Tokyo Gora

  3. First meal in Japan: the Ninja Restaurant

  4. The combined effects of jetlag and squeezing all 5 of us into the small Tokyo taxis

  5. Mark attains Nirvana

  6. You took your kids to Kabuki? So desu ne!

  7. Tokyo Tower

  8. Does he look like he’s enjoying this?

  9. Riding the Tokyo subway for some local flavour

  10. $260 mango $367 box of cherries 2 $210 for 2 melons

  11. Amazing, high tech Toto toilets keep the bottoms nice and clean. This one’s a public toilet to boot!

  12. Strange

  13. Stranger!

  14. Akihabara electronics district

  15. Wild roller coaster at the Tokyo Dome complex

  16. Boston Red Sox vs Tokyo Giants at Tokyo Dome

  17. Beer vendor with beer barrel on her back. Strange this hasn’t been imported to US yet

  18. Tsukiji fish market Tokyo

  19. Sushi breakfast at fish market

  20. Mt Fuji origami

  21. A visit to the Toyota centre

  22. Asakasa Temple

  23. Dinner with Tokyo, and London, friends

  24. With JR Rail pass in hand, we leave Tokyo for our whistle stop tour

  25. First stop- Gora Kadan Ryokan (country inn). Wearing our Yukata’s, as instructed, left over right.

  26. Awaiting our first 15 course dinner

  27. Hmmmm…

  28. Mark finds novel use for napkin rings

  29. Enjoying an evening soak in the Onsen (hot springs). Mark called this “the naked place”

  30. “Now this is my kind of camping”

  31. Ryokan Nagase in Takayama in the North

  32. Sir Edmund Hillary stayed in this very room. Not sure how many courses he got through.

  33. Gasho house in Takayama

  34. About to get a delicious peeled and cut apple

  35. Shrine in Takayama

  36. 5 hour train ride from Takayama to Kurashiki

  37. Shinkansen (Bullet) train. Very cool

  38. Kurashiki

  39. Sashimi

  40. Very tasty

  41. Garden at our Kurashiki Ryokan

  42. Nakamura-san looked after our every need

  43. Himeiji Castle

  44. Another amusing sculpture: is there a pattern emerging?

  45. Kyoto: Sanjusan (33) temple: longest wooden structure in the world housing 1001 identical, lifesize statues of god of mercy