I’m flying to Tokyo today for the Satoshi’s Vision Conference.
I visited Japan a couple years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite countries in the world. This time I hope to use my better understanding of the train system and the city to see some new stuff I missed out on last time.
I’ll also be creating a ton of blog and Twitter content on the conference, so if you’re interested in Bitcoin Cash at all, check in regularly this week.
I think what sold me most on Japanese culture was how orderly they are in everything they do. It’s common to see people pressed up against glass on the trains going to work, but you don’t see people fighting or screaming or acting otherwise inappropriately on the train. Everyone stands up straight and is polite to the people around them.
The sushi is not even comparable to the majority of US sushi. It’s just perfect. And they have these wonderful standing sushi bars everywhere that are great if you want to eat a good meal quickly.
The ramen is great but you have to be careful with what you’re ordering or you can get something weird. They don’t make the menus in English typically so it;’s mostly guess work. I had a couple odd tasting experiences but for the most part, it was wonderful.
I’ll be in Tokyo from the 22nd to the 27th. The conference is 3 of those days but I’ll have one full day to myself and might try to take a bullet train to see Mount Fuji since I failed last time around.