We have arrived… a little lost but safe
Wow! We’re here. Yes the taxi driver rattled off a bunch of Japanese that I TOTALLY didn’t understand. I have no idea why Ryan even looked at me to try and explain to the cab driver that we were definitely not at the right location. We jumped out, turned the corner, and found the place. The Nelson’s were awesome to put us up, and there home is even more awesome. From their rooftop deck you’ve got a great view of Shinjuku. Inside however, you’d think you were back in Utah!
Ryan is totally ready for all of the politeness, cleanliness, and technology of Japan. In fact, as soon as we got to the airport, off went his shoes! The plane was Ryan’s favorite experience so far. On top of one of the best lunches I’ve ever had, we were also showered with snacks like turkey wraps, kit-kat bars, and fruit. We also got fed second lunch! I only took a photo of the main meal, which was the Japanese version. That’s soba, a shrimp, a California roll sushi, and the main course was some very yummy eel, and a senbei cracker.
Now Susan had warned us about the wait time once we get to Japan. She said the health inspectors would board the plane, and then every single last person would have their temperature taken, and we would sit on the runway for an hour! Ok, first off, Susan is prone to exaggeration. But yes, it was definitely a sight to see. We had to fill out this little survey. Basically, if you don’t want to be stopped, don’t check yes. Then these women board and quickly run through and shove their masked faces in yours and check your form. They were definitely not the only person we have encountered with the masks. Almost everyone at the airport had them on, and driving through the city we saw a few too. In fact, I did twitter about the guy who had a cigarette hanging out the bottom of it.
SO soo soo excited for tomorrow. Trying out Sumo, Akibahara, Harajuku crepes, and going to hit Yoyogi park!