One last Kirin
It's never one though, is it? As a last night on this trip, we were back in Narita where Sarah worked 14 years ago and out with a former colleague and a former student. Lots of old tales retold. And dinner in an izakya that was round the corner from her old workplace.
We have found good sakura in Hiroshima, cable cars and ropeways in Hakone and I got to see Fuji for all of a minute from a Shinkanzen. Really a great trip.
Highlight? the people and their attitude to life and community