WordCamp Tokyo 2017: Join


Theme of the year goes to bringing people together.

Twenty-seventeen has certainly been a year of tremendous personal growth, learning, and connection in regards to WordPress.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp Kyoto, the first of only two WordCamps held in Japan this year. And just this past weekend, I attended the second—WordCamp Tokyo.

Pre-Conference (Day 1)

  • 11:00AM

    Arrival at New Chitose Airport.

  • 11:30AM

    I decided to take trip to the food court and hit up good ol’ Freshness Burger for lunch as I still had a couple hours to kill before my flight. I was deeply contemplating whether or not I’ll have just a burger or a burger AND a hot dog.

    If there’s anything you should know about Japanese burgers is that they are relatively pricey and most of all friggin’ tiny. When you compare them to burgers you’d find in the US, these guys are like little babies. I always get at least two burgers when I go to Mos Burger or McDonald’s here in Japan. One is just simply not enough to get a good fill.

    But, I resisted and got just the burger.

    Anyways, my burger was as delicious as it looked on the menu. Although, as expected, I was still hungry.

    At this point, I would’ve made a direct bee-line to the counter and ordered two more of those guys, but knowing that I just made reservations at my brother-in-law’s French restaurant in the evening, I held back.

    (so hungry though)

  • 12:00PM

    I made sure to stop by the Royce shop before heading to my gate. Picked up these bad boys.

    Only in Hokkaido friends. Know what it is.

    And so that pretty much sums up my pre-departure activities. Boarded my my flight at 1:35 and I was off!

  • 3:35PM

    Arrival in Tokyo!

    Narita International Airport, I can’t believe it’s the first time being here again since I first came to Japan six years ago. But technically, I arrived in the domestic terminal area, but still… it was a nostalgia trip.

    Right off the plane, I found that the cheapest way to get from Narita International to Tokyo Station is the limousine bus. 1000yen. That’s a deal.

  • 4:45PM

    What happened to when things were simple? I mean, Sapporo only has three lines—three.

    All I have to say about this is HALLELUJUH FOR WIFI AND GOOGLE MAPS.


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