Yes folks, we are on our way home!
After a large afternoon tea at The Four Seasons, in the Ekki Bar.
Waiting for boarding after getting through customs and the shops…
They ride in rickshaws.
Catch the Yamanote line at crush capacity around 5pm!
Visit Tokyo Sky Tree (queue was on 40 mins!)
…and view Tokyo from the top of a Hop on Off bus.
My aunt is 90, and my mum is 78. On Tuesday they both walked 9km. Yes folks you read that right… 9km. The key to achieving this is taking things at a slower pace.
We’ve taken the stairs slowly (where electronic options are not available – temples), and the wheelchair routes have proved to be very helpful.
We’ve even managed to get them walking around without their shoes – when absolutely required.
I hope we are just as good at their age.
So many snacks to be had while walking in Kyoto.
Or when travelling on train, and it’s bought at the train stations.
Although worrying about what the food is like going to be like, takes longer than actually eating and for the smile to appear. We proven they can eat beef cooked medium!
Sweets are great in Japan – especially when purchased by the guides feeling slightly guilty about all those stairs!
Red bean cakes at morning tea are lovely.
Green tea ice cream was also enjoyed.
Vending machine selections prove to be good.
Okonomeiyaki proved to be a winner!
The guides have learned not to worry and get them trying all variety of food – so far.
Joyce & Margaret, going to Japan…
They have travelled all their lives, from Australia and back to England and Europe, but never been to Japan.
We offered to take them…. so it’s their holiday not ours.