From the land of the Midnight Sun to the land of the Rising Sun, I’ve finally got my feet on the ground in the south of Yokohama.

everything is green and lovely in japan.

everything is green and lovely in japan.

Getting off the plane, the air was sticky and I braced myself for the onslaught of people. Tokyo and the surrounding mega-cities have swollen to some 25 million people. But the crowd never came. Narita International Airport is an exceptionally calm and clean place, with very polite and helpful employees.

The two-hour train ride into Totsuka was uneventful (there were even seats) and from there a very polite and helpful cab driver took us the rest of the way in his exceptionally clean cab. Even the jet lag wasn’t a problem because the time difference made me wake up at about 5:30am and want to sleep at 9pm – completely socially acceptable. I hope the rest of my year is this easy…

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