John and I will be ringing in the New Year in our new apartment! We've been pretty absent from the blog this week because we've been unpacking and setting up our new home. I'm excited to post pictures, but I'm waiting until we have all the boxes out and our new furniture in.
Tokyo is actually very quiet right now because most people go home to visit their families for New Years, and many people living in Tokyo didn't grow up here, so the city empties out. Yesterday we were exploring our new neighborhood, but there were hardly any people out or any businesses open (the chilly rain certainly wasn't helping though). But we did find a fantastic little liquor store recommended by a friend.
John has the week off, so we are looking forward to getting our home in order, doing some shopping at the New Years sales, and exploring Akasaka a little more. I hope you all have a great celebration and a happy new year!