The first thing you notice when you land in Japan: the place is filled with Japanese people.
Not just filled, overflowing. It sounds like a stupid thing to say, but it is a shock after living in a city as ethno-diverse as Washington, DC. Outside of the airport and certain tourist hotspots, it is 99.5% Asian.
I have read some good travel blogs in my day, namely Andrew as he navigated the entirety of Asia, and I know I do not have the chops (patience) to pull it off. Instead I plan on doing a post-trip picture odyssey, much like my previous offerings.
Japan is fucking nuts. You should go sometime.