Japan is famous for Buddhism and tofu but it’s definitely not the best destination for vegetarians. When we arrived in the country, I very quickly felt frustrated that I was missing out on Japanese specialties. It happened several times that my lunch ended up being a slice of cake because that was the only thing without meat on the menu and I might surprise you but even I, sometimes, need more than sweets!
When designing our itinerary in Japan, we picked Fukuoka for its location by the ocean, thinking it would be a nice change from the other big cities we would be visiting (Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka). What I thought would be my favourite stop in the country finally turned out to be the most gruelling.
Thursday, April 14th 2016, 8.45 pm. We get on our night bus from Kyoto to Fukuoka. Despite Simon getting sick from a very cold day, we’ve just spent a great week in beautiful Kyoto and as always, I’m sad to leave but ready and excited to see what’s next. And the next step in our journey is Fukuoka.