The only thing worse…

The only thing worse than doing something you hate is doing it again.

So what am I talking about?

I am now leaving Japan for the second time….

After a year of excitement

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Majestic castles

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Gleaming temples

Mt Tokachidake

Dormant volcanos

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Mysterious graveyards

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Rugged mountain trails

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Blooming sakura

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Hidden shrines

Seaside with the sunset and puppy

Serene beaches

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Snow capped mountains

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Fantastic dances

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Haunting lanterns

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Endless flower fields

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Onsens high in the mountains

Awa Odori Matsuri

Crazy matsuris

And let’s not forget the food.

Crab sashimi

Crab sashimi

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Wagyu beef

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Uni

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Soba and tempura

Horse reins sushimi, ume, whitebait with yuzu, tofu marinated in ume, fuki, rapini, cod roe terrine, wasabi flowers.  Looks good, tastes better.

Kaiseki

Shojin ryori (monk food) eaten in Tenryuji.  Tofu, tofu and more tofu!

Shojin ryori and much much more.

Or the people

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New friends

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New and old friends

Welcome to the onsen.

And old faces.

Now its time to move on.

So what am I doing next?

I’m handing in my blackberry, saying goodbye to working in an office and going out to see the world.  It’s time to be free.

So seeya for now.



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