We are very sorry about not having any communications until now. Short excuse is, well, life. Long excuse, we left Chicago at 1:30 MI. and arrived at our hotel at 9:00 MI. the next day! All went well, the main flight had four seats in the center and we ended up two and two in the center of the four. Needless to say a little cramped! Ok, a lot! We had a layover in Japan, but most of it was spent getting through customs and finding our gate. After arriving at a beautiful airport, we made it through customs again and found our luggage, yes all of it, and found our guide. Thankfully, there is no way that we would survive finding our way around without one. Well maybe, but you know how they show traffic in the movies, well it's real! I rode facing backward in our van and watched a bus try to eat us. If you want to merge you just do, even if you are on a bike. Well anyway we were informed by Cindy our guide that we needed to wake up at 5:30 the next morning and be ready by 7:00 to get our Ying-Ying. It was 9:30 at night and we were exhausted.