Tomorrow, I promise to get back into regular programming...
I am tired, sick, and totally exhausted from my trip back...
But just to give you a sneak preview, here are some of the things that are coming soon:
1. Sendai onsen trip report #1 from Matsushima
Matsushima, which directly translates to Pine tree Island, is known for its beauty. It was near this area that I saw a 400+ yr old cherry tree, planted by the renowned samurai lord, Da-te Masamune himself.
2. Sendai onsen trip report #2 from Akiu
Known for its medicinal qualities, the hot spring at Akiu was true rejuvenating. And the kaiseki meal at the resort? Purely divine.
3. Sushi from Shiogama
Shiogama has the most sushi restaurants per square feet in all of Japan because of its availability of unique catch and the highest quality fish for traditional material. I had some fish I have never had in my many years of sushi consumption here.
4. Korean food like only Japanese people can prepare
Japanese-Korean grilled meats that is as much a part of Japanese cuisine as pizza is in the US...
5. Nagoya's best Kaiseki, fit for the royal family
I ate at Ka-se, a kaiseki-style restaurant in my home town of Nagoya, chatting with the Head Chef as he went back and forth between our room and another room - where the Japanese royalty (the Mi-ya ke) were sitting...
6. Odds and Ends
Automatic beer pouring machine that makes the perfect pour each time, Japanese bread so good yet like you'll never find anywhere else, etc, etc.
I promise, promise, promise to start writing all this out before I forget the nuances~~~~~!