Category Archives: Japan 2019

Tokyo’s baffling transit system

When I learned that Tokyo has 37 million inhabitants making it the largest city in the world, I began to wonder how people get to work on time. 37 million people, that’s equal to all of Canada. The simple answer is public transit but nothing about Tokyo’s public transit is simple. Continue reading Tokyo’s baffling transit system

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Hello from Tokyo, Japan

Yup, only 4 ½ weeks after our last trip, Ken and I are in Japan. We are here to discover a new country and to visit with our son, Max, who has been here for more than a year teaching English as a second language in a city on the west coast. After our long flight from Ottawa via Toronto, we landed in the early evening at Haneda airport, one of two airports serving Tokyo.

All we had left to do was to find our accommodations for the coming week, an apartment near the Akihabara neighbourhood. Continue reading Hello from Tokyo, Japan