Wednesday was our time to say good-bye to lovely Hawai'i... We left Honolulu before noon and about 8 hours later arrived in Tokyo - on Thursday! Here's what you get from having two Fridays in a row!
Most other passangers were Japanese so we went through "Other Passports" quickly, collected our suitcases a few minutes later and were on the train soon. Ah, the efficiency of the Japanese!
The fast train took us through rice fields (Narita airport is really far out!) and suburbs until Uedo station. From there it was theoretically a 15 minutes walk to the hotel.
But soon we passed by a big lotus pond and simply had to stop and take pictures!
Late afternoon sun in the pond
Beauty on the ground
There was a handwritten and copied menu of the day - all in Japanese. The only thing we could read were the prices.
This is how we ordered: pointing at two random items and hoping for the best...
What we received: a mystery vegetable in slices, cold (something between zucchetti and egg plant) and a fish that was actually quite good. After these starters we ordered our cold soba.
Our bodies were still on Hawaiian time and ordered us to go to sleep soon after we had walked back to the hotel!