Got some things done yesterday after the morning tour that needed to be done, like finish writing postcards and update the journal, but I also wish I had joined matt_william and Jarred for shopping in Ginza & Akihabara. They found some pretty sweet swag and had all the time they wanted to do so. Tomorrow will be with the tour and everything is on a schedule. There are a few select items I want to look for and a couple stores I've heard of that I plan to check out but everything else will have to be spur-of-the-moment.
I'm not looking forward to the trip home. I'm having such a good time here I'll need at least until the end of the month to do & see everything I wanted. It's not as simple as getting on a plane from Tokyo either. We have to take the subway to JR Rail, then a two hour bullet train back to Osaka airport, followed by a three hour wait for the plane departure and a ten hour flight to L.A. and four more hours of connecting flights to Milwaukee. Oh, then a two hour drive home. An entire day of anticlimax. At least I'll have time to update the dead tree journal for transfer to here. I only hope I can remember it all.
I'll try to update tonite if I can. At eight o'clock it's the "Sayonara Karaoke Night" and I'll be there, having never tried real karaoke before. Hopefully they'll have some Pink Floyd.
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