One day, though, I got this postcard from Japan. My very first postcard from Japan. From Noriko, a Japanese mum. It was a Nausicaa postcard (if you never watched this Studio Ghibli anime, now you know what to do tonight). It was everything we needed to start an epistolary friendship between the poor 27 years old unemployed French girl that I was and this Japanese ukulele player housewife.
As I’m about to say goodbye to Japan,
I wanna put here some memories of people and all the little things that made me love Japan with all my heart!
Here’s my TOP 5 of my favourite (cheap) Japanese accommodations!
The very reason why I came to Japan in the first place before flying to New Zealand is called Noriko. She is my penpal, whom I met via the Postcrossing website since last August 2014. When I wrote her about my WHV plans, she wrote me back that I would be welcome in her house in Matsumoto. As crazy as it seems, I believed her. So, here I am, a few months later, meeting in real life my friend Noriko. She is such a nice and loveable person and has a lot of plans for me to enjoy Japan. Amongst them: the Matsumoto Castle.
One week in Japan is surely one week in food’s heaven.