The Itinerary section of this Web site tells what we
did each day. The Attractions section describes each temple, shrine,
museum, or other attraction we visited. In these Sidebars you can read
my collected thoughts on overall aspects of the trip—observations on
what we experienced and our reactions to it.
Accommodations describes each hotel we
stayed in (with photos).
repeats the advice my brother Glenn gave us before we left.
Amenities reflects on some of the
differences between Japan and the United States in what was provided by
Logistics describes the agony of moving 45,595 people around a big
city between events taking place in two widely separated venues.
Facilities discusses the all-important
subject of bathrooms!
Restaurants details what we ate and where we ate it (with photos).
Gift Bags lists and describes the contents of
the “goodie bags” provided to each convention participant.
The Hamden Tour describes the origins of Hampden
Tours, with information about our tour guides and escorts.
Language recounts our attempts to communicate
Money and Prices
is pretty self-explanatory.
Overload discusses the impossibility of truly taking in, much less
remembering, everything we experienced.
Religion gives a very brief, oversimplified
summary of the Buddhist and Shinto faiths and their places of worship.
Street Scenes highlights some of the
amusing or odd things we saw.
Things We Liked describes the innovations
we’d like to see exported to the United States.
Travel covers the various modes of
transportation we used to get to Japan and around in Japan.