For example, one night Dori and I were coming home on the last train of the night from Tokyo to Yokohama, and we ended up having to walk to Igor’s apartment from a station that we weren’t accustomed to leaving from. We were pretty confident that we more or less knew the way, but after walking for an hour and a half in the wee hours of the Japanese morning, we weren’t so sure. Eventually, we saw some people stopping their car to drop a girl off at her house, and we asked them for directions- and they told us our destination was RIDICULOUSLY far away from where we were, so they told us to get in and drove us to Igor’s. It was great.
So in conclusion, traveling around in Japan can be really confusing, even if you think you know what you’re doing. But it’s made all the more bearable because of the natural kindness and helpfulness of the majority of 日本人.]]>