Samuel going through the turnstiles at a subway station in Tokyo.
Kipling loved using his ticket and then storing it very carefully in one of the ticket sleeves – then getting it out when we got to our destination. He liked using his ticket so much I continued to buy them for him even after I learned that 4 year olds don’t require tickets for the subway.
I told Samuel to memorize the Kanji for the subway station nearest our hotel – and sure enough, one day we found ourselves at a station with no english and he spotted it on the map and got us home.
The boys put a pretty high premium on finding a seat when we first boarded a subway car.
But when there was only one seat they made do.
On board the Shinkansen as we headed south to Kyoto and Osaka.
Samuel waiting for the train to depart in Kyoto.
On our way home! Waiting for the train to take us to the airport.