Well, it was time for this guy to leave the US for the first time, so what better place to go than Japan?! It will be fun they said... It started with a 4 and a half hour drive to Atlanta in the evening. I had some things going on earlier in town I had to be at, so I arrived in Atlanta a little after 1 a.m. Decided to get a hotel, sleep 4 hours and then go to the Airport in the morning. Getting through sercurity wasn't bad....they weren't exactly appreciative of all the electronics I had in my helmet. I put my GPS, battery banks, etc inside it to make packing better. Once I separated it and they ran everything through the x-ray again, I was fine. Grabbed some breakfast at the airport before the flight. Easy 2 hour flight from Atlanta to Toronto. Landed in Toronto, felt like I haven't eaten anything, so a burger and fries, it was. There were some interesting people that worked in the airport there. Toronto seems like a melting pot of cultures. I would like to visit sometime. Flight from Toronto to Tokyo was 13 hours....13 grueling hours. I was fortunate enough to pay for a window seat on the emergency exit row for some more legroom, but sitting that long is just torture. I can only sleep for about 30 minutes at a time. Watching movies gets boring, playing nintendo switch gets boring. Already not looking forward to the flight back. I landed. Finally. Getting through the airport in Tokyo is quite easy. A lot easier than I expected. Got my baggage and headed out. My friend and his girlfriend were there to pick me up. Definitely thankful for them. Saw a TVR in person for the first time on the way out! We took public transport back to their place where I was able to have a much needed shower, then they treated me to a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant. We had all different kinds of beef and some vegetables. Wagyu beef, cow tongue, sirloin, etc. All of it was very delicious. After dinner, I finally headed to bed. I've been up for entirely too long. Woke up at 0520. I'm ready to go. Got up, showered and started walking around Tokyo for about 2 hours. (my buddy is still asleep). Found a place to eat (had some ginger pork thing), then wandered back. We went to a supermarket. Wagyu beef is stupid cheap here. Its about the price of regular crappy beef in the states. The marbling is absolutely beautiful. I'm in love with Wagyu. Finally onto some motorcycle stuff! Yay! I lined up my rental in advance with a company in Japan. It was super easy. My buddy went with me to get it (he wasn't sure if they spoke English and wanted to make sure I got there ok). The staff was super friendly and helpful. I have an Africa Twin for the next 5 days. The bike is gorgeous and rides well. So far, I rode it back to my friends place and will head out tomorrow morning for adventures. I must say, it is weird to ride on the opposite side of the road. Now for some pictures! TVR Part of dinner. The table had a cut out with hot coals and we cooked it there. My friend, Justin and his girlfriend, Momoka. Wagyu in the supermarket And the Africa Twin!