We departed from the States on January 6th, hopping on a flight to Toronto through Air Canada. The plan was to fly from Canada to the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, and then to the Osaka Airport. In other words, we were planning on being in Japan and ready to go by the 7th. However, I am sad to say that after landing in Toronto, a series of unfortunate events took place. Firstly, our flight from the States was delayed by an hour and a half. The flight attendants assured us we would make the flight. But we didn't. Then, we could not get a flight out until 2 DAYS LATER. THEN, Toronto Airport let us know that they could not locate about half of our bags. We spent about 10 hours in the airport trying to find them, and dealing with an extremely rude customer service.
Moral of the Story: NEVER USE AIR CANADA. EVER.
Anyways, we finally get to Japan on the 8th, and drive our way to Kyoto, a hub of Japan's traditional culture. We stayed at the wonderful Kyoto Traveler's Inn, with rooms complete with tatami mats and futons.
I've recorded the whole experience, and will put together a vlog as soon as I have the time! Stay tuned for more posts, and for the vlog videos. :)