In June, I had the fortune to be able to return to Japan for work. As Suzanne couldn’t take the time off, my mom joined me instead. We had a great two weeks, one of which was work for me. We visited Kyoto, Kanazawa, Tokyo, and DisneySea (one of the parks at Tokyo Disney). My mom also visited Kamakura while I was at work. I spent a night in Niigata to give a talk at the Protein Society of Japan. It was great to return and I hope to get back again at some point in the future.
Last month, I ended up going to Japan two and a half weeks, one for work and the rest to do some touring. I had always wanted to go to Asia so this was my chance. I spent a total of 10 days in Tokyo, 5 in Kyoto, and then a final three in Tokyo. I had a great time and would highly recommend going given the chance.