Satoshi sent me a message informing me that he was on his way to the hotel, so I took the last sip of my coffee and headed back to meet him. Upon arriving, we loaded up the car and headed to a store where I planned to purchase a traditional men’s Kimono. We spent some time browsing the shop, which was run by an elderly woman, and I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. I also picked up some small souvenirs for my loved ones back home.
Our next stop was to explore the local food culture, and Satoshi had a special place in mind. The restaurant was bustling with families, enjoying their meals and creating memories. The food was simply incredible, and it would be impossible to describe its magnificence in words.
After satisfying our appetites, we made our way back to Nagoya station to catch the shinkansen back to Tokyo. As a token of appreciation, Satoshi presented me with his beautiful shakuhachi flute, which is a traditional Japanese musical instrument that is quite challenging to play. I was grateful for Satoshi’s hard work and dedication during the recording process and for his tireless effort in organizing this trip. Satoshi is like a brother to me and our bond is unbreakable. With a final goodbye, I made my way to the shinkansen customer service desk to obtain my ticket for the journey back to Tokyo.
The public transportation system in Japan is incredibly well-run and efficient. One of the most comfortable and stress-free modes of travel within the country is the shinkansen, also known as the bullet train. On my recent journey, I had the privilege of booking a ride on the fastest shinkansen available, a two-hour trip back to Tokyo station. The trip proved to be a productive one, as I utilized the time to secure a hotel room for my final two days in Japan, took a smoke break in the designated smoking room, and even captured some beautiful footage of the scenic landscape that was passing by. Despite reaching incredible speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour, the journey was surprisingly smooth and relaxed, and the speed was not at all noticeable.