I love dive bars. I always have. It could be because the lighting is flattering. It could be because the drinks are cheap and unpretentious or it could be because of the sticky carpets and dated bathrooms. Though not usually those last two.
In only two weeks I have not given myself enough time to fully understand the complexities of food and drink in Japan. While I admire and am intrigued by Japanese culture, I am without the ability to speak with any authority on this complex topic, so here are five of my first impressions of Japan.