I took a different type of trip to Japan this summer.
Up until this point, Bryan and I focused our Japan trips almost exclusively around food. We would make reservations at hard-to-book places in advance and then schedule the rest of our activities around these food “anchors.”
This past July, we celebrated one of our closest friend’s big milestone birthdays (you’ll never guess by the photos which milestone it is . . . he just looks so young). We decided to celebrate by meeting in Tokyo for a four day trip. Because my friend’s not that into food, we decided instead to explore other aspects of Japan that he would enjoy.
This turned out to mean spending a few days exploring the quirkier side of Japan as well as a day trip to Hakone, a beautiful, mountainous area known for its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji….