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Welcome To Japan: A Dream Come True

Welcome To Japan: A Dream Come True

on Apr. 12, 2007 by

My long awaited dream is finally being realized, today I am taking my first flight to Tokyo on Air Canada and landing at Narita Airport, make sure to check out all my related articles.

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My long awaited dream is finally being realized. I am finally going to the land of my dreams. After decades of enjoying Anime and Japanese comic books I could now finally experience it in person.

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I saved up a lot of money and had a flight booked with Air Canada to fly me to Narita Airport straight from Toronto. The flight was really long, about 13 hours, thus I had to keep myself occupied.

 in Chiba, Tokyo, Japan

I brought many gadgets to kill time. On my Nintendo DS I had "Genuis - Japanese Kanji trainer" installed which teaches you all the definitely Kanji's by just drawing them. Also very handy when you have to translate Japanese charaters, you just write down the strokes while the DS processes a translation.

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The food on the flight to Tokyo is definitely the best in aviation travel. Bulgogi on rice with an Asahi and chopsticks, damn straight. We flew over the Bering Straight which is between Alaska and the most eastern tip of Russia, all the way down to Japan. Upon arrival I discovered the weird looking, old fashion, Japanese toilets where you have to squad in order to take a dump.

quite the beer collection at pearson airport in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanquite the beer collection at pearson airport

I took the Narita Express from the airport to Shinjuku where I had an hotel booked at Nishi Shinjuku Hotel.

narita express station in Chiba, Tokyo, Japaninside aircanada flight AC001 in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanpacking my suitcase - everything has a specific spot in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanwelcome to canada sign in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanpearson airport art in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanaircanada fleet at pearson airport in Chiba, Tokyo, Japanstarbucks coffee at pearson in Chiba, Tokyo, Japangiftshop in Chiba, Tokyo, Japan

I was stupid enough to get a cab from Shinjuku station while the hotel was literally across the street but that happens in a new city, you have no idea where things are thus going forward I always check every map and distance prior to going to a new city.

tastefully canada in Chiba, Tokyo, Japantastefully canada

Japanese cabs are spectacular, the cab door opens automatically and the drivers wear nice white gloves. Japan is such a nice and organized country.

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Other cools things were the bidet toilet at the hotel which was fully automated. I felt so refreshed, I was ready to explore this beautiful place.

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