(CBS News) With so much focus on the United States these past two weeks in light of Hurricane Sandy, a presidential election and more, I'd say it's about time we took a vacation. And while I can't afford to send you all to someplace exotic (or even myself for that matter), the Internet does afford me the opportunity to offer you a vicarious vacation. Go ahead and take in some of the sights and sounds of Japan through the lens of this 3-minute video above. And don't forget your passport.
The video entitled "From Japan with Love (and Dashi)" was posted by Vimeo user The Perennial Plate, , and who write about their latest trip:
A really vibrant, relaxing and colorful view of the country across the Pacific Ocean from those of us here in the United States that makes me wish I could experience it for myself. And if you're still in need of more vicarious traveling, be sure to visit The Perennial Plate's website by clicking here.
The first video in Season 3 of The Perennial Plate. This short film combines two weeks of eating and traveling in Japan into three minutes. Enjoy!