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It’s been my pleasure to share my stories, pictures, and videos from my two trips to Japan with the readers of this blog over the past few months. Unfortunately, I’m fresh out of all of the above. Seeing as how I haven’t seen much of the Land of the Rising Sun beyond the capital city of Tokyo, I’ll just have to go back again. Hopefully next time I’ll have more than a week, as there’s so much more of Japan that I’d love to explore. In case you’ve missed out on some of the posts I’ve made, here’s a recap:
If reading isn’t your thing, and you’d rather watch a video, you can check out all of my travel videos on our YouTube channel. Here’s my personal favorite of the handful of videos that I made, which highlights the ryokan where we stayed in Hakone, along with the incredibly cool onsen themed water park:
Although both of my trips to Japan were far too short, they were both incredible experiences. I’ll never forget how amazed I was the first time I visited Tokyo – how such a massive, crowded metropolis could be so clean and efficient, and how the people could be so friendly and helpful. On my second trip to Japan, I was enchanted by the natural beauty of Hakone and the hospitality of the ryokan owners who, despite our language barrier, did their best to make us feel right at home. From the insanely busy streets of Shibuya, to the peaceful calm of an outdoor onsen, to the raucous sumo tournament, to the tranquil temples, I enjoyed every minute of my stays in Japan. A big thanks is in order to the wonderful people of Japan for being so hospitable to us, Transparent Language for giving me the chance to share my experiences here, and last but not least, all of you, our dedicated readers. In case you didn’t already know, you can follow us on both Facebook and Twitter, where you can learn new Japanese words, check out interesting links, or post your own questions and comments. Hopefully I’ll be back on this page sooner than later with more tales and videos from Japan, but until then, you can always find me over on the Chinese blog. Until next time, ありがとう!