Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Land of the Rising Sun

I'm going to Japan later this month. It'll be my first visit there and I can't wait to see what it's like. Everyone I've talked to raves about Tokyo. I imagine it to be like NYC, but multiplied by ten or a hundred. I can't wait to see the Japanese kids all punk and goth and Victorian. I can't wait to eat soba and ramen and more soba and more ramen. I can't wait to see the shrines and temples and walk around the manicured gardens. I'll spend the bulk of my time in Tokyo, with a short jaunt to Kyoto. I'll be traveling alone, which is both exciting and daunting. I look forward to planning my day the way I want, but afraid I'll feel a little isolated.

Hopefully it won't rain while I'm there

9 comments:

MK said...

Are you going for business or pleasure?

chanchow said...

No business, all fun!

junebee said...

Oh wow, how come Mr. Octopus is not going? Have fun and take some pics for us.

chanchow said...

I only recently found out that I would have time to take a vacation. Mr. Octopus, unfortunately, can't tear himself away from work on such short notice. Argh!

JEM said...

Very envious and wish I could join you. Do you need suggestions for places to go? I will ask my cousin....

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

How cool!!

My wife and I went to Tokyo just before we starting "trying" for a baby (our daughter).
It was amazing. the food, the people, the city (how CLEAN!), the lights, and the amazing parks.
Shinjuku, Ginza, Akihabara were my favorites.

We want to take our daughter there in a few years.

Octopus Grigori said...

Watch out for the robots.

hh said...

waaah...i wish i could go too! you'll have FUN! yay!

hh said...

man...it's cold in LA today. wish i was eating ramen right now!!! people are starting to freak out about the weather. hahaha. one of my new visiting professors is welcoming it with open arms though, he's from berkeley.