On board the Denver-Narita Inaugural

United Airlines pressed the 787 into service between Denver and Tokyo’s Narita airport and had quite a celebration. That was a great inaugural flight and a fun few hours in Tokyo.

  • What should I do in Tokyo?

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    United Airlines is finally getting their 787 Dreamliners on to longhaul routes, starting with a flight on Monday from Denver to Tokyo. I booked my seat on the flight way back when it first went on sale and I’ve put up with the delays and schedule changes over the past few months. I’m very excited […]

  • Quick notes (and a giveaway) from the first United DEN-NRT flight

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    I’m sitting my room in Tokyo now, watching the rain fall and trying to muster the energy to get out and find dinner before collapsing into a deep sleep. The flight was great, though I managed to somehow not actually sleep on board; that was a big mistake. Needless to say, the supposed benefit of […]

  • Exploring Akihabara’s Arcades

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    In all my prior visits to Tokyo I somehow managed to never visit the Akihabara neighborhood. I’m not entirely sure why; after all, I’m a fan of electronics and random markets, preferably with small, crowded alleys full of random stuff. And Akihabara has plenty of all that stuff, plus lots of other shops to explore. […]

  • Alone in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market

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    A visit to Tokyo is, to me, incomplete without a stop at The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, better known as Tsukiji Market. Early mornings in the market are packed with people (employees, shoppers and tourists alike) and the energy and action is hard to match. Or you could be like me and accidentally end […]