Monday, April 13, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Just a quick point if you're packing light or need to do laundry in Japan.
Some hotels will have coin operated laundry but some (including our current Tokyo hotel) do not.
You need to look for (or ask your hotel front desk) where the nearest 'coin laundry'. Not laundromat or anything else. Coin laundry.
Some require you to add detergent, some don't - we packed a few travel detergents with us to cover all bases. Also the dryer probably will not completely dry your clothes- be prepared to hang some things in the bathroom to dry.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
- Landed around 3:20-30 PM
- Off the plane by 3:36 PM
- Done with Immigration and waiting for luggage at 3:57 PM (the sign totally lied to us)
- Got luggage, went through Customs, stopped at post office to pick up our mobile hot spot, and were at the JR Office to redeem our JR Rail Passes at 4:20 PM
- Got to the head of the queue for JR passes at 5:05 PM
- Got to the train platform for our express train to Yokohama at 5:15 PM
I let the flight attendant know I especially liked the dessert brownie so she brought me 2 more. The person in front of us overheard and also gave me her brownie. I'm perfectly happy with 4 desserts! Alcohol was complimentary throughout the flight so John and I relaxed with beer and wine.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
At the gate in MSP waiting for boarding to start! We had a sandwich (ordered via the ubiquitous on-table iPads at this gate,) then grabbed a bottle of water and a little treat (Reese's mini cups.) Not a very exciting morning but before we sleep again we'll lose a day and be on the other side of the planet!