Hey Marc. Have a great time and take it easy! You've got plenty of time in the future to see ALL the sights, so relax and enjoy this week over there. I wish Vita and I could join you! Haven't been there for a very long time. Enjoy.
Today was a joint Japanase US military picnic at a recreation area outside of the city. Two trains and a subway to get there and the same on the return along with long walks on each end. Japanese definitely stay away from weight problems with all the walking and the stairs. At Shinjuku station, where over 2,000,000 passengers pass through each day, we had a small problem when our "guide" took us up two staircases that we didn't have to go up; thus down two extra staircases, too. All in all, a wonderful day.
Wednesday is the day that I get to start looking at apartments. It will be real interesting to see what $6,000 per month buys.
Jodi, probably no pictures this trip except of apartments. Once we get over here for good, I will try to post pictures of Japan sights.
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Marc--So Glad you are there safely and reporting back to us. We just got back from our short 3 dayer for our Grand Daughter Wedding. It was on the Sov of Seas. Ship is getting a little ragged but nice anyway. Rooms are too small.
Take your time and select a safe area for an apartment. Life in Japan is not bad at all.
Keep in touch.
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I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. It is a different but exciting world in Japan. If your new employment can handle the Tokyo sticker shock it should be a wonderful time for you and your wife. Then again mid-town Manhattan can give many folks housing shock.
I haven't been there in over 10 years but I did enjoy it, especially once I got out to the Japanese countryside.
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