We were a little worried about getting to our son’s new apartment from Narita airport. It had come as a surprise….though I am not sure why really….that it would be a 3 hour bus trip to Chofu Station, then a short taxi ride to their apartment. With a population of nearly 38 million Tokyo is spread out, as one would expect.
Fortunately we managed to get straight onto a bus to Chofu which took well over 3 hours as there was a bit of a traffic jam in the city. A brief taxi ride, and were soon inside, enjoying a drink and some of Tomoko's delicious cooking.
Our son and daughter in law live in a gated complex which has apartments for guests, so we had our own apartment which was very close to theirs and much like a motel unit, with great views of the city lights. This was definitely more comfortable than their last tiny apartment where we slept on a traditional futon we rolled out each night!
Having been to Tokyo before, there were not too many places we knew we wanted to see. We left the sightseeing plan for our son and daughter in law …..surprise us we said as we headed to our apartment for an early night.