This was a great place to go.... Really modern and yet so different from everywhere else. If you think that everywhere is becoming the same the world over then Japan is the place to go. Japan is a foreign country and they do things differently there. We were lucky enough to go during the Blossom season. Japanese families go to the park with a blue tarpaulin and enjoy the blossom and the improving weather. We stayed with my old friend Simon in Nagoya and so also got a chance to see suburban Japanese life too. A great time had by all.