In October/November 2005
we went to Japan, somewhere we had hoped to visit for many
years. We thought it might be an exotic destination, but
we had no idea how amazing it would turn out to be. We elected
to travel with an organised group rather than try to go
it alone. Audley Travel's "Japan Old and New"
tour seemed ideal, covering all we wanted to see and having
only 16 in the group.
We left home on Wednesday, 19th October,
getting to Heathrow at 15:45. The JAL desk was very efficient
and we were soon through to Departures, with the flight
due at 18:45. We got to our seats to find that the plane
- a Boeing 747-400 - was only a quarter full.
The flight attendants advised us to take a row each - which
we were very happy to do, and we were all able to sleep for
much of the 12-hour flight. The food was good too.