Prince William made his first-ever trip to Japan on Thursday, all smiles as he kicked off his official visit. When the prince arrived that afternoon, hundreds of well-wishers greeted him at Haneda Airport. Prince William was then escorted across Tokyo Bay in a speedboat alongside Tokyo governor, Yoichi Masuzoe. Five boats traveled with them, spraying water in the colours of the Olympics to give a nod to the fact that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Games. Following his arrival, Prince William headed to the Hamarikyu Gardens to meet local schoolchildren and participate in a traditional tea ceremony — the first in a series of events packed into his busy schedule.
Over the next few days, he'll visit Fukushima and disaster sites in northeastern Japan, meet with locals who were affected by the tsunami, visit with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and put on traditional attire for a dinner with the country's prime minister. Take a look at the best photos from Prince William's visit, and then see pictures from William and Kate's recent Caribbean vacation with Prince George!