Hello, everyone! I’m in Japan!
My trip started from my brother’s house near Nashville Tennessee. To begin with, on Saturday morning I left Tennessee. Then, I arrived at Narita airport on Sunday afternoon. I met my friend John, and together we took the train to Yokohama. Finally, I checked into the hotel, and then went to sleep. It was a long day!
Today, I’m resting, eating a little bit, and walking around a little. Later on, I’ll eat dinner, but not a lot!
I’ll write more, later!
Hi, it’s me, I’ve decided to add commentary here, since my Japanese skills don’t allow me to be as expressive as I’d like.
The trip was very uneventful, in an eventful sort of way ^__^. The flight wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, although I didn’t get to sleep as much as I wanted, the seats in business class were comfortable. I was able to navigate Narita airport, thanks to the video they played about what to do and where to go for customs, passport control, etc. The only place I got lost was trying to find information about where to pick up my rented cell phone! I hooked up with my friend John and we cashed in our first JR Rail pass exchange cards, which was very painless. The train ride was okay, the Green Car wasn’t all that “first class” but I think that’s because it was the Narita Express (N’Ex) and was made just to get from Narita to Tokyo and Yokohama. The ride was very smooth, much nicer than the Metro in DC. Lugging around the baggage was the hardest and most draining part, and I was so glad to be able to crash in the hotel room!
Waking up Monday morning and going downstairs to get my first Japanese breakfast was great, and wandering around Yokohama Monday evening was a blast, we found our way down to the convention center where the Worldcon will be, and I got a few pictures, especially of a huge wind power turbine across the bay. I’ll post pictures in the next full post, as soon as I can compose the Japanese.
rec.arts.anime.misc groupmate saying hi and maybe I’ll do some photos as well, eventually…
I tried to Ichat the other night but we missed each other.
Trust you’re having a good time once you got over the jet lag. I followed your flight until about 10:00 PM.
You asked me what would I like from Japan – if you see any cologne or perfume that has cherry blossom scent, I’d like to have a small bottle and I’ll pay you. Don’t spend a lot of $$. Around $20.00 in US funds should be big enough. That may be something that you aren’t allowed to ship – that’s okay, but if you can that would be great.
Have lots of fun.
I’m glad to hear you arrived ok. Can’t wait for the pictures to start coming in. Are you taking souvenir orders?
Hello uncle ‘o mine! I’m glad you arrived in Japan safely. I’ve been checking the blog and it took me awhile to figure out you wrote something in the comment section. 🙂
I can’t wait to see pictures of your adventures in Japan!
Love you lots!