Do you still remember Qin Fen`s humor words about Chinese foot bath culture in “If You Are the One II”? He said, “It’s a great Chinese invention that improve foot bath into industry. Although our environment is not good than that of the Western countries, however, our personal health is much better, because our foot bath is not only with massage, but also with Chinese medicine… …Therefore, the washing industry in China especially has market, perhaps in the near future, we could list on GEM, and into world top five hundred”. Therefore, before came to Kyoto, we noticed this「駅之足汤」in Arashiyama train station when we search related information, and arranged it to our travel schedule.
The world is a long journey. Only after a long way, we could see the brilliant night and back to the soul. When landing at Haneda Airport, it seems like the scene in “Norwegian Wood” by Murakami Haruki: “The huge airframe plunged through the dense cloud cover on approach to the airport. The cold rain drenched the earth.” However, we were not influenced, because the exciting 11 days Japanese journey is waiting.