Okay... finally found a few minutes to share the rest of my vacation photos:
These are ayu (sweet fish) that Nekio's fiance (now husband) brought over to the house shortly before the wedding. The hometown is famous for ayu not only for their tastiness, but the ancient method in which they're caught, called ukai.
Rin at the temple
After the visit to the temple, Nekio and I headed to Malera, the LARGEST MALL IN JAPAN. Here are just a couple of shops that haven't made their way to Texas yet....
I went for the Indian nan and a brew.
Down the street from T's parents home was a vending machine with fellow San Antonioan Tommy Lee Jones' mug advertising canned coffee. Check out one of his TV commercials here.
we made it to Grate-your-own-Wasabi night at a local soba restaurant.