Something else I admired about the Japanese was that they led incredibly healthy, low-stress lifestyles. They are definitely doing something right. They have the highest life expectancy in the world. They also have the second highest economy in the world right after the
Another observation I made was that everyone had really large cell phones. I was wondering why big cell phones were popular since smaller electronic gadgets were more preferable in the
Well, enough with the rattling on and on about how much I love
Our lodging of choice—after much dispute—was a capsule hotel. These are famous in
The second day we went to the
Later that day, we went to a Sumo wrestling match, which I was really pleased with. It looks just like it does on TV, if not better. We had really good floor seats, so I got a close-up view of the wrestlers' bare butts!
Then we went to the
I had pizza, sea urchin sushi, and sake for dinner and then went to sleep at a Manga Café, which is basically an internet café with beds and showers. It’s a brilliant idea that the
The next morning we went to the
We also went to the
After we saw the depressing, but eye-opening museum in
Then we went to the Gion Corner to watch some Japanese performances of Gagaku music, Bunraku puppet theatre, a tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and maiko dance performance.
The next morning I took an early bullet train to
After a nice long soak in the natural
The next morning, I went with my friends to
Finally, I had to go back to the ship in