Kent had business in Japan and Tamiko accompanied him on this trip.
We arrived at Tokyo's Narita Airport.
No smoking allowed outdoors, so smokers have smoking "rooms:"
Took a bus that dropped us off at a hotel in the Roppongi area:
Kent's colleague met us and we went to the BASF offices. After a meeting, the colleague accompanied us to the city of Chigasaki, by Metro then Japan Rail (JR). We had dinner, then checked into the hotel:
Also a pants press:
Reached the beach:
I knew I was going in the right direction when I was passed by wetsuit-clad surfers on bicycles with a board in brackets hanging on the bike:
A section of the shore is called Southern Beach, inspired by the pop music group, the Southern All Stars whose lead vocalist Keisuke Kuwata hails from Chigasaki.
A symbol of Southern Beach is Eboshi-iwa, a large hat-shaped rock:
Took the free shuttle from the hotel to the JR station and made my way back to Roppongi in Tokyo.
Continued in the next blog (Tokyo).