While I was planning my Japan trip, most travel blogs spoke about how people in Japan would go out of their way, walk an extra mile literally and make sure you find your way. Little did I know, I will actually experience it- not once but multiple times. One fine day in Tokyo, I was confused and unable to find which is the right platform to take for my desired destination. I walk up to this young lady, ask her for ‘ directions’ not accompany me. The young lady was standing in a queue to board the next metro train, expected in a few minutes. She insisted to come show me the platform as it is a little confusing. So here I had someone, quit the line during peak hours, walk up an escalator and show me the platform to ensure I reached my destination. This happens to you very often in Japan, where commuters will help you find your way even if they too don’t know it. They will walk a few more steps, find the map at the station and study the various metro lines and then help you out find the place.
While I started to write Japan’s tiny travel tales, I was hoping to fit all in one blog. But Japan has better plans. “Arigato Japan” is the second part, of Japan’s tiny travel tales, there may be a final third part soon. Japan’s tiny travel tales-airgato Japan is the eighth blog of my new travel series on Japan- documenting the food, people, nature, beauty and culture in the land of the rising sun.
Disclaimer: I often hear how people are inspired by various travel blogs and wish to pack their bags and go travel. If any of my blogs does the same to you, I request you to read up on what I think about travel and how to afford it responsibly, here is the link https://tinyurl.com/yd5aa62y