1. Sitting next to my sweetie while he ate at a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant. Conveyor-belt sushi in Tokyo – that’s pretty darn cool.
2. In Japan, “tipping” is simply not done. Everyone is paid the stated price, and not one yen more. In fact, merchants don’t ever verbally say the total price of a transaction; they simply point to the number on the cash register, show a number on a calculator (for local mom-and-pop shops), or point to a number on a hand-written bill (for restaurants and cafes). I adore the transparency and integrity of this financial process.
3. Having an amazing restaurant experience in Tokyo (though not for the reasons you might think). 🙂