A quick blog entry since it’s 8:20 p.m. Tokyo time (but 6:20 a.m. Toronto time) and I feel like I’m back in my college party days – late night exhausted and giddy but, in this case, alcohol-free.
Our 13 hours flight was uneventful outside of the truly awful in-flight meal. I honestly don’t understand why they have to be so bad. In all fairness, I’ve had some mediocre meals while flying but this one was a true cut below. An assortment of bites alternately dry, bitter, flavourless, and just plain weird.
We usually fly into Narita Airport which is a 90 minute bus ride to the hotel but, this time, we flew into Haneda and got there in less than a third the time. We checked in, were greeted by some familiar faces, then grabbed a quick dinner at one of the hotel restaurants (The one where we always grab a quick dinner after flying in. It’s a tradition!) before heading out for a quick walkabout.
What I love about visiting Tokyo this time of years is how all-out the city goes with its Christmas decorations. It honestly out-Christmas’s every North Am