Thursday, November 25, 2010

it ain't all in japanese after all

equipped with a map of Tokyo's train network, an Ipod, a guide for the transfer from Narita International Airport to the hotel, and a small Japanese book on an early flight to Japan kept me busy for the entire four-hour trip crossing the East China sea.as the plane was descending, a wide flat field with thriving trees under a humid climate came into view from the window. a first look of an archipelago with great cultural wealth and big technological industries. the Land of the Rising Sun.with all the instruction on my guide for the transfer from Narita to Tokyo, i expected a complex and busy airport. but in contrast to this, the airport was so systematic that despite being one of the largest hub, it was not difficult to move around as signs were also in English. it ain't all in Japanese after all.though Haneda Airport which is also known as Tokyo International Airport is the closest airport to the city, Narita International Airport handles the most number of international flights making it the central gateway to Tokyo from the rest of the world.
one can take a cab, a bus or a train to get to Tokyo from here. the 50minute bus as convenient which at the same time gives a nice view of a transition from wide green fields to the urban city of Tokyo. the escape Japan series begins here. a great experience of both the old and modern Japan. with the words "arigato" and "wakaranai" as the only word that i had in mind when i arrived in Tokyo.

27 comments:

Chyng said...

eto na nag Japan series!
ano meaning nung japanese characters sa photos? Eskapo?

Luna Miranda said...

Narita airport is a bit old but it's pretty efficient. had a stopover here twice on my way to the states and back. sayang di man ako nakalabas ng airport.:p makikita ko na ngayon ang Japan through your lens.

Photo Cache said...

oooh i'm salivating. i always wanted to see japan. but from usa, the trip is cost prohibitive. so i'll just make do with your travelogue.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Never been to Japan (except for an airport lay-over) so I'm looking forward to your stories & photos Dong!

MOKS™ said...

after ng Vietnam, Japan naman...whew...gala ng gala si pare ah..kakainggit...

alicesg said...

Nice information. Hope to visit Japan next year. So I have to get some information from your blog. :)

docgelo said...

and suddenly, i miss tokyo!

lucky you that it's daylight when you arrived narita. it was the opposite when i traveled to tokyo last summer.

although spic and span, i found it too old compared to other asian airports *except naia ha; hall of famer ata yung sa atin*

next of the tokyo series, please!

pusang kalye said...

ito yung gusto kong tanungin sana nung nagkita tayo na diko natanung kasi nakalimutan ko. dream destination ko rin to kaso mahal. kasi din malayo.pero lahat nagsasabi , maganda kung sa maganda at malinis talaga. halata naman, airport, bus---huwaw, kelan kaya magkakaroon ng bus na ganyan sa Pinas? carpeted tapos maraming magazines!!!!

pamatayhomesick said...

sarap ng buhay eskapo...panalo!

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad you start a Japan series, Dong! I haven't been there, and as stated above, the flight price being prohibitive, I'll have to stay with your travelogue too.

witsandnuts said...

I've been watching for this series. Been interested to travel to Japan for a long time. :)

sheng said...

your travels always make me drool!

KRIS JASPER said...

wow! international na pala ang travels mo Dong!

princess_dyanie said...

yehey!! japan series na! post ka food pics dom nang lalo ako mainggit haha! :D

Xprosaic said...

Wow! exciting! looking forward for your story... kahit airport pa lang maganda na! hehehehheh

BlogusVox said...

Inggit talaga ako sa donG. Ang sarap ng buhay mo! Ano ba ang mga qualification sa ganyang trabaho? : )

Bengbeng said...

Photo Cache, from uSA is expensive? From Malaysia is oalso expensive especially the expenses in Japan itself. but it is a country worth visiting. most definitely

Raft3r said...

Yehey
Ang tagal ko antay ng japan posts mo
Eto na

Ang laki ng narita airport ano?
Hehe

SandyCarlson said...

A grand place. Looks beautiful, my friend. Peaceful, somehow.

Eds said...

oy, galing ka na pala ng japan. i'm looking forward for some more photos and kwento.

Pietro said...

I'd really like to visit Japan! Surely this will be another wonderful series!

Rizalenio said...

Wow. This is it. Can't wait for more stories...and photos. Thanks in advance. :)

. said...

start na pala Japan series! arigato. wait ko series.

merce78 said...

wow japan!panalo ka dito dong...excited ako!

Lawstude said...

yihaa, japanese series na. excited na ko makita ang feature mo dito bai. :)

fufu said...

wow wow wow...yokoso nippon!!! :)

Pinoy Boy Journals said...

yey for Japan!

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