A board full of cancellations at Heathrow didn’t provide the most optimistic of starts, but we left on time and arrived in Tokyo early. Unable to get into our room for 7 hours we took a train into Tokyo and went birding around the Imperial Palace gardens. We had a glorious day with a couple of lifers for me, and a hatful for Karen.
We’re a tad weary now, though. The tour starts early tomorrow morning.