Japan Trip

Posted June 12th, 2011 in Japan 4 Comments »

Hmmm… my head has been so busy thinking about the flight to Japan.  I was originally thinking to fly with Hiro and D, three of us all together and come back to Perth all together, but now I’m kind of thinking to stay in Japan little longer with Hiro.  D has to come back to Perth after 4 weeks or so due to his work.  D and I always flew together all the time when we went to Japan, or anywhere, but I think just 1 month is bit too short for me this time.  Besides, I’m not working now so I can basically go anywhere outside Australia for as much as I want!

The biggest concern is, this time we have Hiro.  I have no idea how it’s going to be…  If he stays quiet or sleeps on the plane all through the flight, it’d be great.  But, what if he keeps crying…?! 🙁  And, if I stay in Japan longer, I have to fly with Hiro by myself on the way back…!  ….. I already feel tired by just thinking about it.

It might be much easier if there’re direct flights from Perth to Osaka, but there is not, so we have to transit somewhere:  we fly to another state in Australia and fly directly to Osaka, fly from Perth and transit at another country, or fly from Perth and transit at Narita then take shinkansen (bullet train) to my hometown.  Thinking about a transit with Hiro is already a big headache to me, but I have to think which method is the easiest for us.  Oh, and, the cost also matters.

Then, D’s sister offered us to use her mileage at Garuda.  I wouldn’t think about flying with Garuda with Hiro because of our terrible experience (post), but she told us to fly with business class.  We still have to pay the difference, but after getting the quotation from her travel agent it’s actually cheaper than paying economy flights.  I’ve never flew with business class before!

We are still thinking about it though…

There’re more concerns and things I keep thinking about, like, what if Hiro gets sick in Japan, etc etc…   but who knows?  Maybe nothing bad will happen and everything may go smoothly. 🙂  Now I will just think about good stuff, like , what we do in Japan,  what to buy in Japan, what to eat in Japan, etc etc!   The damage from the earthquake (post & post) is not fully recovered yet, but I hear things are getting well, so I hope I can enjoy delicious seafoods there too.


4 Comments on “Japan Trip”

  1. 1 Mark said at 4:45 pm on June 12th, 2011:

    When we went to Japan in 2010 we spent the night in KL at the airport in the Hotel, flew out the flowing night, found the trip to be a lot easier and comfortable having only 2 7 hour flights rather than single flight of 15 hours with a 2 hour stopover in KL and price for room was only $125.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:12 am on June 13th, 2011:


    Thanks! It makes sense. I will take that into consideration 😀

  3. 3 Jay said at 4:58 pm on June 12th, 2011:

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your eats in Japan! Very excited! =)

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 3:12 am on June 13th, 2011:

    Hi Jay,

    Yap! I will post lots of food photos there 🙂 Hehe

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