Hello from Japan!
I’ve made it here safely and it was a lot easier than I thought it would. I hate to be a shameless plug, but Japan Airlines was probably the best in-flight service I have experienced. No paying for extra baggage, wide aisles, hot towels, two movies and yes, two meals – all inclusive. It definitely made my trip to Japan a breeze.
From there I took the airport limo (it’s actually a bus) to Shinjuku and then a taxi to my bed in Yotsuya. It took me three tries to find a cab driver who understood a little English, but I eventually got there. A quick dinner at a convenience store, a short night’s sleep and I’m ready for my first day.
I should have pictures up soon, but until then, I’ll be trying to catch a one-act Kabuki play and getting lost in the city.