US Customs Declaration Form
The primary purpose of your visit business? Unfortunately, I have had to answer “Yes” on all of my trips to Japan.
I am greeted by curious stares and stop at a few local 7-11’s to sample snacks. I like shrimp flavored chips and stock up.
Preparation for a religious parade ceremony.
Given the opportunity, I never miss out on gyoza and always enjoy them dipped in Asian style hot sauce. For the most part the same applies to beer but without the hot sauce!
A visit to Narita would not be complete without a side trip to Tokyo. However, I am up for a little more adventure with an overnight trip to Mt. Fuji. I understand to see the sunrise there is spectacular.
I am surprised how densely populated Tokyo is as I take in a 40 miles per hour view of the city from the train. About 13 million.
Although there were numerous car rental agencies around the train station, I am disappointed that none of them would rent me a car without an International Drivers License.
Since then with a couple of mug shots and fifteen dollars, I have gone to my local AAA office and I now have one. Yip pee!
Today, like Karl Malden and American Express Travel Cheques famous 1970 slogan … “I don't leave home without it”.
I hope someday to return to Japan as a backpacker and discover more of “The Land of The Rising Sun” with The Okinawa Aquarium high on my list.