Monday, July 25, 2011
• 4 nights in Tokyo (including a big exhibition on Kukai, and daytrip to Kamakura with, if I dare, a dip in the ocean at Enoshima)
• 2 nights in Matsumoto (Japan Alps, west of Tokyo: a castle [above], zaru soba, and meeting the 3-year-old daughter of friends)
• 2 nights in Kiryu (Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, where my Japanese family lives)
• And 2 more nights to wrap things up in Tokyo (permitting visits to kabuki and breakfast at the Tsukiji fish market).