Some of my time spent travelling in Japan has been the most special in the world. It's a country so different to home - and yet so remarkably similar. Unlike so much of Asia, queues rather than chaos reign supreme. The food is intricate, the customs complex. And with volcanoes and culture near everywhere you look, there's simply no time for eyes to grow tired.
From the naked hot water baths to sushi that spoiled my tastebuds for life, time in Japan is precious.
"I discovered that my imagination came alive when I moved away from the immediate world around me. " Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese author.