We left SF at 1:35am, arrived in Tokyo 4:45am next day JST, a flight schedule I've never taken so I wasn't sure how to work through the jet-lag. Back when I came for work, I used a different flight and knew when to push through or allow a nap to quickly get over jet lag, but this time it took a few days. One afternoon, Tesla and I napped at 3pm, skipped dinner, and ended up sleeping all night while Aila played dress up with my mom, and finally crashed around 7.
In between, we managed to start doing stuff. We took a train to Yokohama Landmark Tower to see some views. On the way, Aila's foot got caught between the train and platform. The train conductor asked if we needed a bandaid but I said we were fine. But by the time we got to the station exit, the station master had apparently heard about this and had train branded bandaids ready. Aila was pleased to bits.
Yokohama view from the tower: Yokohama is more laid back and spacious than Tokyo, but still a big city. In the 2nd pic you can barely make out the buildings of central Tokyo on the horizon. The city goes on forever.
Friday night my parents babysat so I got to meet Mieko-san at a fancy restaurant. They are famous for tamago gohan (rice with raw egg) and shaved truffle!
We did some shopping: a thermos for Tesla for school, new shoes, and super fancy "shoes with heals" for Aila that she has been wanting since her last pair from Japan broke. She's been obsessed, and as soon as she found her pair, she put them on in the store. She kept showing off her shoes to random people when we were busy shopping for Tesla : )
At a restaurant we went to that offered a gift to kids: Aila chose a plastic necklace and giant matching earrings.