Here are some of my ‘firsts’ from Japan.
My first time:
Sleeping on tatami mats and futons
Hiking with a risk of bears
Drinking sake (and enjoying it)
Eating sushi that isn’t from tesco!
Having a Japanese onsen
Travelling to the top of a snow topped mountain
Wearing a ‘bathing’ kimono
Visiting Shinto and Buddhist temples
Eating rice and seaweed for breakfast!
Drinking decent green tea
Playing a pachinko machine
Meeting someone from Israel (met some great guys in a restaurant who gave us some tips on where to visit)
Finding a secret hot dog in my cheese roll
Seeing a real life Geisha
Walking the torii passage of Fushimi-inari temple
Feeding/stroking a deer
Making origami birds
Buying food in a supermarket without knowing what it is
Using a photo booth
Travelling by night bus
Attempting to eat chicken knee! (Attempting..)
Travelling by bullet train