As you read this, we're probably just getting home.....
After another wonderful trip to Japan.
From the rather cold climate of our previous stop, we headed to warmer pastures.
To a city that houses one of the "Three Great Gardens" of Japan.
Which was quite impressive.
As was the fact that there was gold leaf everywhere....even on our sashimi.
Though we loved the dried/fermented/preserved fish here......cheesy-salty-savory....an umami bomb.
And of course there was "Japanese Breakfast".
Our next stop was a familiar one.....though we'd never been here during the spring. We lucked out and the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. As were the people, who seemed to be really enjoying themselves. In spring; life starts anew......and it seems like everyone celebrates....
Everyone is out having a great time; family, friends, of the two legged and four legged kind.
And in this day and age; you absolutely need a "selfie".....
After all; who can deny how beautiful this is.
It's enough to make you want to massage a...ummmm.....cat?
All joking aside; it can be breathtakingly beautiful.
Of course we had to stop at the Missus's favorite Yakitori spot.
And how about some "Kogashi" (burned) Ramen?
And even a nice Izakaya stop with a wonderful shirako ponzu...loved the shiso flowers; which added just enough of that anise-basil flavor.
And then some what sadly, our time was almost up. And we ended up back in the city where we kicked things off.....though this time, staying in our favorite neighborhood.
Which meant a visit to our favorite restaurant.
And one final day trip.....
On a misty morning that added an air of mystery and drama to things.....
It's been a great trip again.
Though now it's time to stop monkeying around.
And head back to home and work.
Thanks for reading!