We did A LOT of research on the surrounding areas of our top picks before we submitted our list. And obviously- now we've done even more on the Tokyo area. There is so much to see and do!! There is so much to get excited about that I may burst. Here are just a few of the reasons we can't wait!!
1. tokyo disneySEA. apparently this place is more amazing than anything you've ever seen!! it's not just a little waterpark- it's DisneySEA! plus- tokoyo disneyland itself sounds pretty fun
3. the FOOD!!! For Christmas I bought Kent and myself a sushi making class. It hasn't happened yet- but will be even more fun now that we are going to JAPAN!! kent loves sushi and sashimi and the like. I am learning. There will be plenty of opportunities for us to try lots of new foods and 'mature our palates'- I'm sure. I already found a fabulous Brazilian restaurant in Tokyo, too.
3. mt. fuji. You can see the mountain from base! kent and I can't wait to hike it! how amazing to be able to say we climbed mt. Fuji? Plus- the japanese architecture and cherry blossoms are going to be pretty great. I'm so excited to take pictures of EVERYTHING.
we'd REALLY REALLY love visitors! I will NEED them, in fact! We will be living on base- so we will have a lot of the comforts of 'home'. And there is a pretty decent sized ward (Mormon church congregation) on base- and I am so grateful for that! It is pretty amazing that I can find an instant church family wherever on Earth we move! I'm sure I'll have playgroups, running partners, and great friends right away. But even with all of those comforts- I WANT VISITORS!!