|Above, Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji "Golden Pavilion". Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Now that it's summer vacation season, one had better get on the ball and head to Japan before the season is over.
One of the first things I noticed about Japan when I first went there in 2001, it is a clean (despite having a difficult time to find a trash can) and polite country.
Denys Blakeway wrote of his first time experience in visiting Japan for the Daily Mail (U.K.).
He begins with:
Let’s go to Japan, my wife said. ‘Why Japan?’ I asked. ‘Because it’s an old civilisation, we see its products everywhere and I don’t know anything about it. And, anyway, you love the food.’
So that was it. We went — and what an experience it was.
If you want a holiday in a safe, ultra‑modern country where everything is both familiar and utterly strange, then Japan is the place.
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