Japan Day 13: Goodbye, Japan!

It’s been two and a half years since Son and I went to Japan with Rachael and her family, and it seems I never quite finished posting about the trip! Oops.

However, since I find it helpful to refer back to the trip (especially when other people ask for recommendations), and I hope you all find these posts interesting and informative, I’m going to post about the rest of the trip anyways! (And if any of you go to Japan, let me know! I love hearing about other peoples’ trips.)

All the previous posts from our 2012 Japan trip can be found here.


Our last day in Japan was a short one. We took the Shinkensen, all the way back to Tokyo.

Shinkensen back to Narita Airport

Leaving Kyoto


Allison on the train

Of course we had to have some snacks, on the way.

Son with the shumai chips

Shumai chips – odd, but addictive!

Shumai chips

Train conductor

Back in Tokyo

View of houses from the train

Goodbye, Japan! We hope to be back soon!

At the airport.  Goodbye Japan!

(P.S. I’m surprised I wasn’t charged an overweight fee for my bags – half the weight was from cookbooks alone!)

Final cookbook tally

5 thoughts on “Japan Day 13: Goodbye, Japan!”

  1. Mike -

    Some countries just stick with you longer. Like you have left a part of your soul behind, or even more importantly, you have discovered a part of your self there. Japan can be quite the place for spiritual enrichment.

  2. Vancouver Sushi Local -

    Wonderful pictures of Japan and the bullet train. I notice your latest post was in 2014. Do you still keep the blog updated? Would be great to check back for more sushi recipes.

    Also do consider giving Vancouver a visit. We got some of the best sushi outside Japan with the coastal freshness of British Columbia.

    Some of the best sushi in Vancouver if you wish to visit should go to Sushi Maumi. It’s ran by a Japanese couple who import their fish from Japan and use local food as well.

    If you like to try local Vancouver ingredients in authentic Japanese cuisine then go to Tojo’s. It’s a famous Vancouver sushi store that is acclaimed for quality ingredients. Visited by Anthony Bourdain (actually Chef Tojo and Anthony Bourdain are friends.) and also accredited as the Japanese Food Ambassador. It’s quite an internationally and locally known store for the authentic sushi with local Vancouver ingredients being used a lot. They also now have a Sake bar.

    If you’re looking for fresh and traditional sushi then Sushi Bar Maumi is probably your pick.