Japan had long spooked around my head, especially a trip during the cherry blossom season. In 2015 I finally did it. My homebase was the city of Zama, near Yokohama, at my friend Laura’s house. She had lived in Japan for many years and was about to be transferred to Italy, so I figured now or never. In 10 days I travelled Nippon on my own all on public transport, to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Never is a Rush, taking all the time I needed.