Earlier on, I told you about my trip to Nagoya and then the suburb of Toyoyama to see the museum Ichiro’s parents run in honor of the outfielder.
Now, you can see what that trip looked like.
The journey starts with a ride on the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Nagoya. When trains can fly anywhere from 145 to 185 mph, it helps a 160-mile ride take about one hour, 45 minutes.
My troubles started after the train ride, when I bounced around in vain for 45 minutes, searching the equivalent of a few miles of ground, to find the right shuttle bus to take me to the old Nagoya airfield, which is now used for mostly local flights while a new international airport has taken root.
I finally, miraculously, happened along the right bus.
Then, after being dropped at the airport, I hop a cab for the museum.
Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, I couldn’t take photos or video anyplace but the lobby as per a longstading museum rule I am going to respect. No hidden camera tricks today.
I will also give you a full description of the museum in a story we have planned for Friday morning’s paper. For now, enjoy the trip!