Most people would be concerned about getting a ticket to go around the country by rail, alone, for their wedding anniversary, with their significant other calling it a special break from them - but not Daisuke Nakahara. For this thirty-five year old train and ekiben (train station box lunch) enthusiast, a trip around Japan - spotlighting each region's seasonal delicacies - is the present of his dreams, with each stop - and tasty titbit - telling a story about the region's food and its history. The first stop in his trip? Kyushu, by special express sleeper train! And from there, the track less travelled.
(C) Kan Sakurai, Jun Hayase/Futabasha