Konnichiwa Glenn san,
My wife is Japanese and misses the country since we don't get there very often... as many here who have suffered my ramblings may know, she is a very reluctant sailor... perhaps that will change when we get out on the water
, but perhaps it won't... I need a base where she can be reasonably happy and I can be close to my boat and go sailing during the day when she goes off and does what Japanese women love to do... window shop... While I would much prefer SW Florida
, perhaps I can compromise and be in Japan if I can find a suitable place... She is from Kyoto area... We were just back over there and visited one of the large Marina's in Osaka on a Thursday... it was striking... no one was hanging around the resturant or yacht club (at noon), no one was out working on their boats... it was clear that place was just a weekend desitnation... it didn't have a crursing pulse at all... not what I am looking for...
It is pretty interesting how there is relatively low interst in having a boat or playing on the water
in Japan... for an Island Nation, you would think it would be in there blood, but for most Japanese, they might as well be from Kansas... Go to Miami
and you would find every possible place to put a boat has one... no water front property is spared... but in Japan, I saw miles of canals with not a single
boat, no one on the water... I had been to Japan many times, but I think this trip was really the first time I had stopped to notice this...
Anyway, the point of this is to ask where you think there is a good boating
community in Japan...