Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brian and Jackson's First Trip to Japan

Here we are on our way to Japan the boys did really good on the long journey. It took 25 hours to get to Osaka with a stop in Los Angelos and a layover in Korea.

Finally we arrived at the Kansai Airport in Japan. It was so nice to be greeted by Some of our Family.

We have so many pictures I can't not post them all but here are some highlights from our trip. One stop we made was a visit with my Uncle Heihachiro's House, His wife has a ballet studio that they have on the first floor of their home.

Brian loves any type of animals, so he got to go to the pet store, the zoo and the Aquarium. Here are some pictures of the Osaka Aquarium it was a really neat place with some cool aquatic creatures.

Here are some pictures from one of my most favorite places in Japan, The Todaiji Temple in Nara. There are hundreds of deer that just live all around here and the tourits feed them, Some get a little agressive if they are hungry. My mom's Cousin Yoko and her husband Tomihiro and their Daughter Chieko took us there this trip and we had a wonderful time.

The boys had a chance to ride the Shinkansen(One of the fastest Trains) to the city of Atami to visit our Friends the Ogawa's. And Brian and Jackson visited the Ocean for the time. Here is Brian on the beach with the Pacific Ocean behind him.

My Mom's cousin Yoko put together a cousin reunion since we were coming. It was wonderful to get together with everyone. Here is a picture of all our family that was able to attend.

Brian loved going to the Amusement park with My Aunt Hozue and Uncle Masaki and my cousins Izumi and Asa. We Had a great time, Brian even got to ride his first roller coaster. I wish I got a picture of his face, I think he was a litte scared but he thought it was fun.

And here we are at the Airport ready to head home. It was sad to say Good-bye, but hopefully we will be able to go back soon.