Slowly but surely it is getting to the point where I have to count the hours I have left to spend in Japan… On Tuesday, after traveling all day, I was picked up by two friendly young ladies, Nozomi and Mie (who is half-Swiss French) at Tokyo station, who brought me safely to my hostel and spoke excellent English, much to my relief!

Wednesday I then spent sightseeing – gardens, shrines, the impressive financial district and the Imperial Palace (from the outside, at least). Yesterday Nozomis father (sorry, cant find the apostrophe on this keyboard) drove Mie and me to Nikko, where we saw some impressive temples situated in beautiful big forests.

Okay, time is up – more tomorrow!