Last year we decided to take a trip to Japan to visit our friends Hiro and Becky. Based on air mileage availability and Eli's age (had to fly before he was 2 so he was still free) we decided to go in March of this year. It was a bit nerve wracking planning to visit a country that we knew very little about, but our adventure in Japan far exceeded our expectations and we had an amazing time.
From the top of the Metropolitan Government Tower (this was just out one of the windows!)
Uncle Hi-wo and Eli performing a big cultural "no no" on the train
Eli playing back up for Daddy a.k.a. Bon Jovi performing "Living on a Prayer"
Sunday we toured the gardens of the Imperial Palace. That afternoon we re-packed our stuff and tried to mentally prepare for spending five days on our own in a new country that uses symbols instead of letters, has super busy train stations and where restaurant menus are a bit difficult to decipher...all with a toddler!