Friday, 28 July 2017

Day 98

It was a pleasant morining waking up on the boat as we headed towards Japan and I took a refreshing walk around deck with my camera in hand.

The ferry arrived into the port of Sakaiminato - Japan, just after mid-day and the procedure for getting ourselves and the bikes through customs went as expected and the staff at DBS Cruise Ferry’s were most helpful.

The longest part was probably where we had to take a 20 minute taxi ride to the JAF office, (Japan Automobile Federation) where they had to verify our Carnet documents were correct against the original documents. Once this was done it was back to the customs office so that they could take a copy of the carnet and wait for the official go ahead call that we could take our bikes out of the compound and ride on the roads of Japan.

Once we got the permission we followed our motorcycle guide, Hiro, on a twenty minute ride to the hotel and thus completed our first ride on the roads of Japan where they ride on the correct, (left) side of the road!

That evening we all went out as a group to a typical Japanese restaurant where we ate some really nice authentic Japanese Sashimi.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you guys are certainly getting a regular variety of cuisine LOL