I've been missing from blogland with just scheduled posts as I have been to Japan - a wonderful time, such a different culture and so much to see and experience.
I took over 300 photos but I will just share a few with you here. We began our trip in Tokyo.
Tokyo Shinjuku area - night and day
vending machines are everywhere
A glimpse of the future - a robot at Miraikan Museum. We also saw ASIMO the human robot in action but were not allowed to take photographs.
One of many figures above a shop in Asakusa
Tokyo Tower which was the tallest mast
Tokyo Skytree - tallest mast in the world
The famous Shibuya scramble crossing
We visited Hakone by Shinkansen (Bullet train) and were lucky enough to see Mount Fuji as the weather was clear.
Famous Black sulphur eggs - we didn't try them!
Pirate ship cruise across Lake Ashi
The Japanese like to show you what your food is going to look like
The house we stayed in Kanazawa
The toilet sippers - especially for use in the toilet area
Screens in the house
Girls hire kimonos and have their hair done and walk around the area
The even walked around in the snow blizzard we had
Kenrouken gardens one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. This is the oldest fountain in Japan. The ropes are to protect the trees from snow and they put them up every November.
The fish market
The Higashi Chiya Tea District
Gold leaf ice cream
Shirakawa-go - A Unesco world heritage site in the Japanese alps
A closer look at one of the houses in Shirakawa-go
Beautiful sweet treats