The final days.
Time sure flies when you’re having fun
The night before we left Aiden didn’t sleep until past midnight
We were busy packing and he didn’t want to sleep first.
Even after we turned off the lights, he did not want to sleep.
He wanted to cuddle with us in bed.
But we still put him back in his crib
The food here may not be as good as it was in Kyoto and Osaka
But the fun times and memories in Tokyo definitely surpasses the last time we were in Japan.
This is definitely the best (family) trip ever.
Every time we go on vacation he learns so much, grows so much.
We can’t wait to be back.
We definitely have Japan in sight for our next international trip.
This is definitely a trip to be thankful for.
Right now it’s about 115-119, when we went back in 2010 it was around 80 yen to $1.
Perfect time to enjoy eating, shopping and just hanging out in Tokyo.
Aiden would have so much fun even if we went to the Tokyo station to hang out.
He loves it here just as much as we do!
No not even the weather can get us down.
Not even his tantrums spoiled the trip.
It was a great time to show him how to be respectful and have discipline
Some things he took very well, others are a work in progress
And even though I thought Aiden was the brattiest kid in Japan, I think he brought some smiles to people over there.
One time in the train, an older man played with Aiden “sticking out his tongue”
I think Aiden brings some playfulness to such a disciplined place.
Many times elderly people would try to play with him.
Even when he was in time out, a japanese man went passed us saying something I don’t understand and smiling at the same time.
Another interesting thing from the trip was someone even tried to interview me in the rain.
So thankful for this trip
For the 3 of us to see the world together.
We also got to see the wonderful, exciting things through the eyes of a little one, (mostly obvious things) like there are so many bicycles in Tokyo and it’s interesting how they will yell out things in the restaurant like su mi ma sen.
When we were shopping and I was trying on clothes, Aiden would even tell me if he thought the item looked cool. He would also say “Nice!” So cute.
We actually saw this ramen stand on the last night before going back to the hotel, but Bypassed it quickly with the rain and all.
It’s finally time to check out.
We are dressed to relax on the plane.
Time for some rare family pics by a family of Chinese at the hotel.
Before we leave we are back to 美登利.
Their delicious salad with the crab guts
This time I ordered the meal with “less value”
But I think it’s better because they didn’t have sushi that I didn’t like.
But I don’t like their rice.
But that’s most sushi places in Tokyo.
We were able to stay in Japan a few more hours,but not by choice. We were stuck on the plane for a few hours before takeoff. Boarding was orginally at 6:30 pm but we didn’t take off until 11:30 pm. This is going to be a tough recovery from jet lag!