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Arriving at Narita

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:32 pm
by Michael
Welcome to the trip report of our move to Tokyo. Here I will be documenting our stay in Japan. To get started here is a shot of our 767 pulling into the gate, after a long 12 hours on board. De-icing took a while; conditions were not so great when we left.
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And one of Anna after the flight. She pretty much slept through immigration, which was amazingly efficient, and we were processed and through customs in no time.
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Waiting at Narita for the bus to our hotel. Since it felt like about 2 am for us, we decided to stay in a hotel that night rather than go through Tokyo rush hour to get to our apartment in Saitama. It was a good idea.
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Of course, the shot of the instructions for the shower toilet!
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In the morning, Alex made her first new friend - we tried our best Japanese on them then found out they were from Singapore...
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The next morning we were on our way to our new apartment.
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Lots more to come!

Our apartment in Wakoshi

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:28 pm
by Michael
After arriving at our new apartment, not much time to rest as we had many administrative tasks to deal with.
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Pretty much none of this trip would have been possible without Yuko, who has been helping like a PA through every part of the planning - arigatou gozaimashita Yuko!
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We got Alex registered at school; it is full Japanese immersion so we really had no idea how she would do, but it is working out great so far.
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In the classromm with her new sensei
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Afterwards, grabbing some lunch while shopping with Yuko and her kids at Ito Yokado
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