We connected through LAX and the scales at the airport counter showed that our backpacks weigh ~ 12kgs each. The day packs came in just under 5kgs. The airline expressed some minor concern that we did not have either return tickets or onward bookings. Once we explained our plan to take a ferry to Busan, they let us proceed, but not before making us sign some waiver documents that absolved them of any responsibility in the event there were issues with immigration at Tokyo. I expect we will run into similar questions at other points on this trip.
Arrival in Tokyo was a non-event. We had our first taste of the "over-crowded Tokyo subway" right at the airport terminal train. The immigration procedures were smooth and we were out in minutes. Now the trip is really on !
So the great odyssey is really on. Bravo !
Lovely time of the year to be in Japan. From , on Jun 5, 2012 at 01:40PM
Much relieved to know you had a comfortable flight and are in Tokyo. Will keep a watch for all further updates. From, on Jun 6, 2012 at 03:40AM
That's great that you got there safely. I love Japan! Are you going to see any sights there or are you taking the ferry directly to Busan? From, on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:13AM
Welcome to Asia :-)
Put some pictures of the tube ,eh! From , on Jun 6, 2012 at 01:15PM
It is exciting just reading this.. enjoy Tokyo and have a sapporo! =) From, on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:29PM
@Pranav - We will be in Japan for a few days before we cross over to S.Korea. From, on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:20PM