After having lived together for a few years in a small town not too far from New York City, Yasuko and I had planned to get married on October 4th, 2008.

In March of that year, we traveled to Japan for a couple of weeks to visit her parents, to give them the opportunity to get to know me before we took such an important step together. Visiting Japan had been a dream of mine, but never I would have imagined that my first trip there would have been with my future wife! 

During the fourteen days we were in Japan, we spent as much time as possible with her family, and they treated us to some of the best Japanese restaurants. We also took the opportunity to take a couple of getaways to visit some of the most beautiful places around Nagoya, her home town. This is the story of those exciting two weeks.