January 21, 2022

Pat and Ray visit Tokyo (2-9 August 2015) Part II

5 Aug 2015 Today we are headed out past Shinjuku to look for Japanese yarn. Unfortunately, the shop we went to had Japanese yarn, but the brand is one that Pat can easily find in the U.S. It wasn’t a wasted trip though because it took us into a residential neighborhood filled with shops and restaurants. It was also good to get out of the business side of Tokyo for awhile. We got back on the train and went to Shinjuku for at least 2 reasons: there are more yarn places there (Pat had them organized before we left Singapore; …

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Pat and Ray visit Tokyo (2-9 Aug 2015) Part I

2 Aug 2015 We left our Singapore apartment at 4:50 AM to head to Changi Airport for our 6:50 AM flight to Tokyo. The flight was uneventful, as one always hopes. We landed at Narita (NRT) at about 2:30 PM. The line to get through Immigration was horrendous. Probably the longest delay we ever experienced in our many travels – room was hot and humid and it took over an hour to get through and there was no apparent reason for it. Fortunately, picking up our luggage and getting through Customs was easy and fast. Once outside Customs, we looked …

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