Day 1 – Arriving in Japan

Oh boy was I lucky person when I arrived in Japan. There was big Typhoon arriving in Japan just the day when I was going there. I was fearing that my trip would be canceled or delayed due to this Typhoon. Just as I arrived in Osaka Kansai International Airport, it was starting to get worse weather. I took a Limousine bus (thanks to my friend Taro who told me to take it) from the airport with a help of American man who guided me to correct place. It took me about 2 hours to get to Himeji, where I was going to keep my base camp.

When arriving to Himeji, the weather got even worse and I took a taxi to my friends house. When I arrived to his house, the weather was getting really bad and it was raining and strong wind was evolving. Well I got to my friends house just in time. It was great reunion on our meeting each other since 2011 when we first met in Koko-en Garden in Himeji. I settled myself and we decided to go out for a quick photo-shooting into a local botanical garden. Wind was blowing really hard and it was raining really bad. We took some pictures on the location but then decided that it is not safe to be outside and headed back to home.

MMS_1953I have arrived safely just in time to Japan. I had true luck, be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We watched news and noticed that airports were closed and trains stopped running due to the Typhoon, so basically if my flight would have been like half an hour later, I wouldn’t be able to land in Japan and that would have been a disaster.

During the night the Typhoon blew over city of Himeji and we were safely in my friends house. What a lucky man I was

Packing started

I have started finally do some packing. I think my suitcase is going to be quite empty, at least on my way there, but sure that it is full of things that I will bring to my dear kids :)

But the most important to pack is my camera gear. And for that I am making sure that I will not miss anything. I am not taking my tripod with me, because it is so big and heavy and the times I am needing it is quite few. My dear friend in Himeji is borrowing one of his for me on the times when I need it.

I have to make a list of my camera gear for insurance purposes if I should loose or they are stolen, so that I can prove what I had.

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