A Japanese Farmhouse Inn

On fourth day, I woke up to a sound of a rooster at my brother’s cabin in Yamanashi prefecture.  It was a chilly morning but I headed for a jog in the narrow mountain roads.  As I walk through the dirt road, my brother’s two dogs looked at me with watchful eyes and don’t know what to think of me yet.

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Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

The last week of October, I spent about three days in Tokyo meeting restaurant owners, going to cooking schools  and checking out ramen shops. I spent the last day of my trip  hanging out at Tsukiji – the world’s largest fish market. The day I visited Tsukiji, it was unusually warm, pleasant and sunny.  I found myself relaxed and carefree as I strolled through the market admiring the shops and soaking up the spirit of the market.

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