Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is by far the most luxurious accommodation J.J. and I experienced on this trip. The hotel is a popular venue for weddings, banquets and conferences.
Our spacious room on the 8th floor offered the Shinagawa City view.
This morning, my Mother met us at the hotel with Tomoko and her daughter, Junko.
We had lunch together at Cafe Edelweiss.
After lunch it was a time for us to say our goodbyes.
The three of us took the shuttle to the Narita International Airport. Smooth check-in with sufficient time remaining to enjoy a Japanese lunch.
My Mother did her last minute shopping before boarding the Singapore Airline flight for Los Angeles.
Olga and her husband were occupying the seats diagonally in front of us. A gentle woman with a kind and captivating smile, Olga is a reporter for Reuters. Olga confided to us that she also loves to travel. When she heard of our adventures, she told us of her own train travel from Moscow to Vladivostok. That sounds like a great adventure which J.J. and I would love to undertake in the near future.
Aloha -- Cathi