If I can overcome the keyboard I will try to tell you about this amazing adventure. The flight was not unpleasant, just very long. Oh, so worth it. We have been treated like royalty by local cycling clubs and have spent the last two days with them, first along a river, and then yesterday, to most of the major historical sites within the city. I'm having to stand on tired feet to write this so will not go into any detail - suffice it to say, the generosity has been overwhelming.
I'm lovin' it!
We're off to Mt. Fuji tomorrow and not sure I'll see another computer.