First, thanks so much for all the kind replies, everyone! I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying it. If I can convey even 10% of the joy I got out of this trip, then mission accomplished.
GayCoasterGuy wrote:Great pictures! My parents have told me Japan is the most "otherworld" feeling country they have been to this far. The Violence Soap name immediately reminded me of this:
That's one of my all-time favorite movies and that did not occur to me. Now I won't be able to think about anything else.
gisco wrote:Did you get to the Imperial Palace? I found that interesting.
I did not, and it's definitely a place I'd like to see when I go back. I think at one time during the 80s' peak of Japan's economic bubble, the land under the palace was the most valuable real estate in the world?
PhotoBoothe wrote:Best intro paragraph to a TR ever! Hahaha I love it! And I like the Vapors title too.
Thanks! The Vapors rule.
Thank you. Do I sense another roller coaster book?
I sure would love to research and write an entire book on the parks of Japan. Any publishers, if you're reading, let's talk.
^ And I wandered around there, in....1972.
Bill, that bumper car graphic is AWESOME.