Tokyo: Day VI (sayonara)

Here I sit at 成田国際空港 (Narita International Airport), awaiting my slightly-delayed flight back to San Francisco. After clearing security* and immigrations, I grabbed a bowl of delicious tenpura udon, chatted over lunch with a military wife on her way back to the U.S., did a butt-load of shopping, and am … Continue Reading...

 

Tokyo: Day VI (homeward bound)

All my bags are packed
I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here in Tokyo
I hate to wake you up to say “I’m heading to Narita and should be home relatively soooooooon…”

[ahem] Sorry.

Anyhoo, I’ve been scouring the room to make sure I don’t leave anything behind, when what … Continue Reading...

 

Tokyo: Day V (typhoon watch)

As you can probably see, typhoon #4 appears to still be on track. Thankfully, it looks like its effects will largely miss Honshu, pelting us only with wind and rain. If Ol’ #4 doesn’t hammer the mainland too badly, my flight should still be good-to-go for tomorrow. At any rate, … Continue Reading...

 

Tokyo: Day V (lunch)

Broke for lunch and walked past the famous Meiji Jingu baseball stadium, home of the Yakult Swallows. Stopped at a place that is famous for “old-style” ramen and had a bowl of menma ramen (ramen packed with bamboo shoots). I’m glad I didn’t order the large bowl, because the regular … Continue Reading...