Landing at Tokyo Airport, night at the Hilton and on to Osaka.
01/12/2007 - 01/12/2007 12 °C
(Todd) At last, we’re on solid ground. I wasn’t sure what to expect once I got off the plane. There were obviously lots of signs in Japanese, odd vending machines with things I’ve never seen and it’s all very clean. But the one thing that surprised us the most was the quiet. There we hundreds of people walking around and waiting in lines and it was almost as quiet as a library.
After we passed immigration and got our luggage, we traded our vouchers for our rail pass and hit the ATM to get some Yen. The shuttle bus took us to the Hilton near by.
When we got to the hotel, it was about 5:00 pm local time when we checked in. We get to our room and it was ok, but we couldn't figure out how to turn on the lights. Aparently, after about 10 minutes of flipping switches, I put my room key into a slot on the wall and voila! Lights!
We decided to rest up before dinner. Well… it was more like an 9-hour nap. So much for dinner. We both fell asleep in our clothes and slept until about 3am. We woke up and both and said “Man, I’m hungry” Unfortunately, none of the hotel’s nine restaurants are open before 6.