He saved us – literally picking us off the road after Yasmin’s accident and being attentive over several days to make sure everything was alright. Not only did he do this but he was funny, joking about the ironing he was doing whilst his wife and family were away on holiday, teased and flirted with everyone we met, introduced us to his father-in-law who helped transport Yasmin’s broken bicycle at the age of 80 and gave us a small gift of Japanese snacks to fuel our onward journey. What a man!
We are already thinking about what we might send him from London as a thank-you gift when we return in October.
This is us at Nishikicho Station as we said our final goodbyes this morning.