Greetings faithful blog readers from … hmmm, it’s Friday, so where are we today? That’s right, this entry comes to you from the “road”, as my family and I are currently en route from our former home in Kumamoto to our new abode in Tokyo. Rather than go through the hassle of shipping our car to the city and then taking the short flight up to Tokyo, we’re spending the week on a leisurely drive up the main island of Honshu.
Yes, yes. I do think we are a bit nuts. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE driving in Japan. I love the places it allows me to explore and to be totally honest, this country is not that difficult to navigate behind the wheel, even if you don’t have a knowledge of Japanese. But we’ve timed our move (alright, to be fair, we didn’t really have much of a choice) to coincide with the middle of July, which means the weather is hot, hot, and HOT. The humidity does NOT make one want to get out of the car to do any real sightseeing but we’ve been plodding along and doing what we can, all the way keeping our fingers crossed that the typhoon coming slooooowwly towards our shores will cool things down a bit.
Anyway, while we’re hopefully arriving in Nagoya this Friday evening as this is set to post, here are some shots from the week’s destinations.