On 9:30 A.M. we took a Cathay Pacific flight to Narita Airport in Tokyo Japan. After a short flight of about 3 hours and 40 minutes we got a taxi that took us to the ski area. There were 3 more people on the taxi, one was going to visit his family in Nagano and the other two got off somewhere near Nagano and took another smaller taxi to their destination. After driving for about 5 and a half hours we finally got to the ski area. After putting all our baggage our room we went to rent our ski boots, skis, helmet and suit. My Dad didn't need any suit or boots because he had those already. After that we sat a little at the bar there and got a little rest from the long journey we had, and then took a shower (Japanese Onson: I will tell you about it in my next post) we went to sleep.