We started the day rather early and after desturbed sleep.
We woke up at 01:30 to get the free hotel airport shuttle to the airport. We needed to be at terminal 3, but without asking, the driver took us to terminal 2! We quickly informed him that we needed to be at 3 and were taken there.
Once we got there, around 02:25, we had to queue to enter the building. I’m not sure if you would have experienced it, but in some countries you must go through similar security checks that you do before departing. Bags must be scanned and people scanned also. This caused a queue and we were surprised how many people there were!
Unfortunately, Kim wasn’t feeling great, which we hope is just because of the tiredness, having not had much sleep for a couple of days.
All of the formalities were simple, easy and fast, before we knew it we were waiting for our plane. To ensure Kim got better, she slept for the whole hour or so of wait time whilst Curtis was hungry, so went off to find something to eat, stumbling apon a ‘Seattle’s Best Coffee’ shopping (those in the UK may be familiar with them via ASDA’s coffee). Curtis got a cinnamon bun and a rather strong black coffee.
Basketball was on, so Curtis watched that to pass the time before we boarded the plane. Most of the plane journey was fine, though Kim was still unwell for most of it.
The flight felt like it took ages, though it was only a few hours. Eventually, we landed in Tokyo!
We had to get a train from the airport to near our hotel. Luckily, this was just one train for about an hour and then a 7 minute walk across a bridge so nice and easy! Our train journey was slightly delayed by a random woman screaming for seemingly no reason and, when people tried to ask what was wrong, she clearly gave a funny answer as everyone laughed!
We got to our stop and it was incredibly warm. 31°C but with no cloud, so sun beating down.
We got to the hostel and were welcomed by very friendly staff who also allowed us to check in a little early!
We must take our shoes off at the door to our floor. We had a bottom bunk each in our 12 person dorm, though they are little crates, very similar to a zoo version of a pod hotel! The beds are pretty large and comfortable though it is weird to be seperated by a wall!
We relaxed, got settled, Kim had a shower then we went out for some lunch. We couldn’t really find anywhere, so we went to a cafe and the staff were wonderful! Curtis had an egg & chicken sandwich and Kim had some pancakes. That’s enough to keep us going!
After this pit stop, we did some laundry on our rooftop which has some awesome views!
We went for some dinner. We really fancied a traditional Japanese Ramen, so we went out to find some. A place we found previously was closed, apparently everything closes before 20:00 here, so we wandered around a found a place. Little did we know that traditional Ramen are cooked with fish, so it was basically a fish soup and neither of us were very keen!
Curtis had a really tasty ginger ale, though! So that’s good!
Now, it’s relax and get some proper sleep to catch up from the other days!
– Mr & Mrs Hale