Tokyo Toddler

First Morning in Tokyo

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler Our first morning in Tokyo dawned bright, warm and lovely. Last night’s wind and rain were a memory, a story to tell when we got home. We chatted briefly with our host, a young Japanese man who works both in business consulting and as a musician. We also chatted … Read More

Cafe Rainier

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler We hunted out breakfast this morning in a wee 7-11-type convenience store near where we are staying. (More on that later.) But I just loved that even though we are on the other side of the Pacific, “The Mountain of Seattle” is appreciated in coffee form. Haven’t tried Caffe … Read More

Oregon to Japan 3: The Midnight Savior

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler As the clock neared midnight, we wandered through Noborito Station, trying to figure out the last, shortest and yet most difficult leg of our journey. It’s one thing to take the wrong train, but covered platforms still protect you from the elements. Now we would be leaving the safety … Read More

Oregon to Japan 2: Wrong Train at Shinjuku

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler Thirteen and a half hours after taking off from Los Angeles, our plane gently touched down in Tokyo. Jodie and I looked at each other, tired but excited. This trip is our first time in Japan and my first time in Asia since 2004. Not only is it Jodie’s … Read More

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