Reflections from Ekkono’s #openfika on May 20, 2020

I will never forget my first visit to Japan. It felt like going to the moon. I was overwhelmed by the crowd in the metro, the gigantic neon signs, clean sidewalks, amazing food, and polite people. I even had the privilege of going by Shinkansen to Kyoto with second precision on a two-and-a-half-hour journey at 320 kilometers per hour. As a long-time Judoka I had big interest in the culture already before going, but the real thing exceeded my wildest expectations.

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