Otsuka City Hotel
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... there was someone there to help us navigate the machine so that we got exactly what we wanted. With our tickets in hand we were also given an order form very similar to the place we went in Hong Kong which allowed us to choose the strength of the broth and the amount of onions, garlic and spice that we wanted to have in our noodles. Armed with everything we needed we waited for seats to open up and then we were directed to numbers one and two just behind the curtain ...
... were intrigued to the area because of the unique architecture of the building.
- There was a Korean pop band Shinee concert happening that night so it was brilliant to watch the screaming Japanese girls as they anxiously awaited the concert and bought merchandise outside of the venue. Apparently the reaction of young girls towards famous boy bands are the same all over the world haha
- We went there ...
... on the internet anywhere as we knew language might be a problem here. At least we got to try and use this for what we intended to use it for rather than to WhatsApp, FaceTime and check Facebook! So after aimlessly staring at the menu the waitress came over and asked what we would like, and as there's only one other word Andy knows in Japanese other than hello, thank you and goodbye he used it...Asahi. We also used our google translate app to ask the very nice lady for a ...
... part of the flight was that we landed a whole hour early! That is pretty stinking early if you ask me. We were relieved because we thought we would have to really rush to the train (last train from the airport was at 11:53).
We breezed through customs and passport control. We accidentally took out 30,000 yen instead of 3,000. Oops. The lady at the ticket machine helped us with actually buying the tickets with the crazy change they have going on. There seem to be ...
... ordered. In the end, we bought leftover yakitori from a nice old man who took the time to explain, using gestures and very limited English, just what every skewer was. So we also discovered that the flashier the place, the less appealing it is, or should be, really.
In the end, we discovered that a trip is all you make it out to be, and that you really can't dwell on the negative because the trip will otherwise just suck. For us, it was a really good day.