something of an acquired taste, but once acquired, rather
It is so very different from the West, but has all the
attributes of comfort which make their culture relatively digestible.
The food is quite unbelievably wonderful; subtle, sophisticated, an
aesthetic delight and a challenge to any palette. Their architecture deceptively
simple. Clothing, drama, rituals all quite perfectly constructed.
Somehow they manage to retain their ancient culture
and traditions without any loss of efficiency. So whilst you can
happily enjoy a kaiseki feast for lunch amidst the ancient temples of Kyoto,
you can be whisked away to Tokyo by bullet train in a couple of hours in
plenty of time for another feast, if your appetite, and wallet allow.