Fuji. Sumo. Sushi. Gadgets. Drunk Salarymen. Skiiing. Hiking. Vending machines. Tea ceremonies. Ikebana. Kyoto. Harajuku. Tropical Okinawa. Japan seems to be shedding its image as a hideously expensive place, and is taking its place in the world’s must see countries. Unfortunately, I didn’t see much more than Tokyo. It’s an addictive city. A run down wooden noodle shop will survive on the world’s most expensive real estate next to a 50 storey mega office. Tiny school kids with overloaded rucksacks walk safely by knock shops and yakuza.