Hennig also takes out his frustrations on Dakota with a punch
Differ Ariake: the Arena, the NOAH office, and my home for 3 months
Outside my first traditional Japanese public bath
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
Outside the world famous Tokyo Dome
Chanko: our daily post-training meal
Kaminarimon Gate, the trademark of Asakusa
At the Port of Tokyo
The 333-meter Tokyo Tower is a spectacular sight, especially at night
I spent an entire day at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
American pop culture is big in Japan – just check out this wax figure of Marilyn Monroe
My ride - the green tour bus
Japan’s idea of the vehicles of the future
This ¼ size Statue of Liberty stands in Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park
Clothes and photos of atomic bomb victims in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
A religious man on the street
I was able to catch hanami, or the opening of the cherry blossoms, before I returned to America
North Dakota has a horse and a buggy, Japan has a man and a rickshaw!
Overlooking Rainbow Bridge, a famous Tokyo landmark
Five-Storied Pagoda at Asakusa
The Hard Rock Café in the Roppongi section of Tokyo
At Hozomon Gate in Asakusa
After riding the Giant Sky Wheel in Odaiba – at one time the world’s largest Ferris wheel
Relaxing in an onsen in Wakura
The Kannon-do Hall of Sensoji Temple in Asakusa
A Geisha girl
(she’s whiter than my legs)
In my yukata at a traditional Japanese hotel
Visitors come to worship at Sensoji
The A-bomb dome in Hiroshima
The magnificent interior of the Palette Town mall
37.5” = the largest horn circumference (Guinness World Records Museum in Tokyo)
The view towards Ginza from the special observatory in Tokyo Tower
At Odaiba Marine Park, with the Fuji TV building in the background
At the Museum of Maritime Science in Tokyo
Rainbow Bridge at night
I found Harley’s photo at the famous Ribera Steak House in Tokyo
One of the many souvenir shops along Nakamise Street in Asakusa
The view from my hotel window in Sasebo
Models of the current Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb
A night street in Osaka
The Disney characters arrive via ferry at Tokyo DisneySea

Time to go home – the guys give me a send-off before my bus ride to the airport
Some time to kill before my flight at Tokyo’s Narita Airport
A collection of souvenirs I brought home
This special frame holds photos of my father and me when each of us was in Japan