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In April 2014 we took a marvellous family vacation to Japan (see 12 posts under the Travel menu) that we all thoroughly enjoyed. The parts of Japan that we saw were clean, neat and very well serviced. The people that we met were exceptionally well-mannered and generally responded enthusiastically when we bowed and greeted them in Japanese. Clean public toilets abound and we all liked using both the pedestal toilets with heated seats (and bidet) and the squat toilets. Tasty and nutritious food was very easy to find because not only are tiny eateries scattered everywhere but also convenience stores stock a range of prepared meals. The trains run very often and are on time, clean and other passengers keep to themselves and considerately share the space. We loved the lack of clutter and the Zen principles evident in so many aspects of everyday life, decor, food and tea. In fact since we returned home we have been de-cluttering our own house and parting with some of our unnecessary possessions.
I asked my husband, my 7 year old daughter and my 5 year old son what their favourite experiences were so that I could share them here with you.
My husband’s favourite three experiences were;
My 7 year old daughter’s favourite three experiences were;
My 5 year old son’s favourite three experiences were;
My favourite five experiences (because it’s too hard to stick to just three!) were;