Japan 2019: Spring Break – Day 5 – 7

We take a little side trip to the town of Ito. We are staying at a Ryokan (Traditional) Onsen. Onsen hotels feature hot baths and your stay comes with a very elaborate and delicious dinner and breakfast. Here we relax in the hot baths and then enjoy the meals. The first two days were overcast and rainy so we stayed in most of the time. On the last day it was finally sunny and we were able to walk around the town of Ito. We were even able to see some Sakura trees beginning to bloom along the river.

Town nestled into the side of the bay

View of Ito town from the train



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Japan 2019: Spring Break – Day 2 & 3

We spend the first full day in Japan just recovering from jetlag. The next day we go to visit my Nephew who lives over in Saitama prefecture which is North of where we are at in Kanagawa. Similar to the trip from Narita, this entails a 2 hour bus and train ride each way. Fortunately, Japan has a very extensive train and bus system and it is very reliable.

Picture shows a sign for the business on the first level and the balcony for the second floor apartment

View of the apartment we are staying at in Yoda

View of across the street from the bus stop is a post office

Waiting at the bus stop

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Japan 2019: Spring Break – Day 1

This is the first in a series of posts on my trip with the family to Japan in the Spring of 2019. We spent 10 days in March staying with mother-in-law near Fujisawa. The first pictures are from the travel from Chicago.

The flight is delayed for boarding almost an hour and it takes 12:30 hours to get to Narita Airport:

Hallway in terminal 3 at O’hare

Hallway to the gates in O’hare’s terminal 3

Gate K9 at ORD

At the gate in O’Hare Airport

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