Getting to Tottori, Pt 2

9:00 pm


11:30 pm – Staying the night in TokyoTottori_Comic_001-2If you aren’t a fan of enclosed spaces, Capsule Hotels are not for you. Otherwise, if you’re going to stay in one, don’t have a lot of luggage like yours truly.

5:00 am(Friday)Tottori_Comic_001-3

2:00 pmTottori_Comic_001-4Because United had accidentally scheduled my flight for time when I would literaly be unable to make it, the ANA people gladly rescheduled me. I just didn’t understand most of what they were saying.

5:55 pm


Long story short… I made it!



Getting to Tottori, Part 1

8:30 am


9:20 am


9:45 am


4:15 pm


5:45 pm


Some notes

8:30- I’ve been flying many times since 9/11 and this was the first time that I was held up by security.

9:20- This actually turned out in my favor, because the plane had to turn around for mechanical problems, so I was the first to get my flight rescheduled.

5:45- ANA may be the only company to do this. I’ve flown several international flights with American companies, and none of them gave out alcoholic beverages as normal faire.

Stay tuned for more adventures!

Welcome To Tottori Awesome!

Konnichiwa, everybody!

My name is Rinaldo, my wife, Andrea, and I just moved to Tottori, Japan. When most people think of Japan, they think of the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, or of the serene view of Mt. Fuji. Tottori is different in the sense that the prefecture is the least populous in all of Japan, and it’s city center is not as big and spread out. It’s covered with some  of the largest natural areas in the country, and is more agricultural than technological.

However, there are many reasons to visit Tottori, and the cities and prefectures are full of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in Japan. We’ll show you some of these sites, as well as some of the day to day shenanigans that follows foreign newlyweds trying to settle into a new home.

Thanks for visiting!

Ja Matta! (See you later.)