20th March Yokohama/Tokyo - JAPAN
We had decided to travel straight into Toyko with open expectations. It was good as such, because Tokyo was much different to what we had imagined. VERY BIG, VERY CLEAN and VERY MODERN. We walked around for several hours visiting the palace area, riding a tandom bike, mixing with locals at a flee market and finally decided to take the train back to Yokohama to see if we coud find some history and old traditions there. However, once we arrived there we decided to take the shuttle bus service back to the ship. It really is a good offer from Cunard to give a free shuttle bus service to guests. We have not experienced this on previous cruises. There was always a shuttle bus charge and sometimes this charge could be as much as US$ 10! Tokyo was not our cup of tea in the short time that we had.
Now we were at a stage where we felt we were missing out on Japanese culture and history. What to do? Answer – another Linda and Peter overland adventure!