It’s 4:30am here in Japan and I’m wide awake … even after going to bed at midnight (5am Hawaii). The jet lag coming this way is always a struggle, but for some reason it’s much worse when I go back to Hawaii.
We arrived in Hiroshima last night after a 10-hour flight from Hawaii and an hour train ride from Fukuoka. After dropping off our bags at the hotel, we headed to one of our favorite late-night spots, Henkutsuya, for some delicious okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki can best be described as a pancake-shaped crepe filled with your choice of seafood, meat, veggies, etc., topped off with a special sauce. I never used to like this stuff until my friend brought me to this little restaurant – since then we always try to eat here at least a couple of times whenever we’re in Hiroshima.
Since we don’t have our sound check until later this afternoon, I might take a walk over to the Hiroshima Castle after breakfast and check it out. Later we’ll probably have lunch at Nanak, another one of our favorite local restaurants which serves some awesome Indian food – yeah, that’s right … I come all the way to Japan to eat Indian food! Their curries, tandoori chicken, and naan bread are sooooo good – you can order your curry from very mild (level 0-5 on the “Hot Scale”) all the way up to sheer agony (level 50). We actually tried level 50 once, and let me just say that it wasn’t a pretty sight afterward …
Well that’s it for now … gonna try and get another couple of hours sleep.