Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Family Affair

Our families came to visit us over the Christmas/New Years holiday. Though enjoyable, it was like taking 4 illiterate children on vacation. We have become somewhat accustomed to living in Japan, but to be responsible for someone who is new to international travel is exhausting wonderful.

We were always trying to get them to try new foods...

chicken kebab


gyoza dogs (meat dumpling in bao dough)

real crab soup

Japan also has a lot of history and many sights worth seeing...

famous monkey sculptures in Nikko

Oarai beach

Ushiku Daibutsu (Ushiku Buddha)

Fukuroda Waterfall in Daigo

To relieve some stress and look awesome we took shopping breaks...


and spent one night at the happiest place on earth (besides Krispy Kreme when the red light is on), Disney Sea in Tokyo...

Under the sea

Carousel on the Arabian Coast

We also spent time with the Kajiyamas. They have helped us so much and have basically become our adoptive parents in Japan...

breakfast with the Kajiyamas

New Years Day

and now I present the only photo with all of us...

Hope you had a good time in Japan. Come back anytime, but call first.