In the meantime
The flight was pleasant enough, we filled out our disembarkation forms, read, watched movies, knitted (not me, just emilytheslayer), napped, etc. The napping was maybe 2 hours of the 13 hour flight tops. We landed, sped through immigration, customs, etc…, jumped on a bus and spent a little over an hour on the bus ride to our hotel. By the time we got to the hotel and checked in, it was 8:00. We were so exhausted, we just went straight to sleep.
Three funny things about the hotel.
1) They only had us for 2 nights instead of 3. This was fixed by them quickly calling our travel agency.
2) I haven’t gotten used to making reservations for me AND my girlfriend yet so when we got into our room, we were greeted by 2 single beds separated by a night stand. We’re not just staying in Tokyo, we’re staying in 1956. The décor really looks like it too. The people working here are wearing this light peach colored uniform that looks like washed out Technicolor.
3) The key is a physical key, with dot indentations, not ridges, fun!
Also, I now know where they got the ideas for the cities in Bladerunner, The Fifth Element and so much Anime. You think NYC is big? Nope. You think Boston is confusing? Feh! Tokyo is HUGE! There’s like 4 or 5 levels of road in some places, with accompanying shop levels! It doesn’t help my American sensibilities that the roads are so narrow and traffic goes the wrong way. It does please me greatly that there are vending machines everywhere.