Sunday 3 May 2015
Highlights: Mini Earthquake
My second Sri Lankan Airlines flight in a few hours and this was more like an international flight. The inflight entertainment system was great with an in seat screen and lots of English language options. Despite leaving near midnight local time we were served dinner and about 2 hours out from Japan or 6 hours later they served breakfast. Thumbs up for this airline who I expect I’ll travel with again when I actually visit Sri Lanka in the future.
My backpack safely in my hands I cleared Immigration quickly but had my bag searched throughly at Customs when they heard I started my journey from India. I’m not sure why India is a problem. I could change my Indian Rupees either, should have changed them in Sri Lanka for USD. Caught the Narita Express train being a return ticket for about $43 AUD. It took about an hour to arrive at my station showing how far out the airport actually is.
I managed to find my hotel in around 25 minutes, it’s actually 10 minutes from the station. The room is tiny, like barely bigger than the bed tiny. I had heard rooms in Tokyo can get extremely small so I was prepared 🙂
While in my room Tokyo experienced a mini earthquake, just enough to shake the bed. Apparently this happens a lot but the last really big earthquake was over 80 years ago. Hopefully they aren’t due!
I’m staying in the Shibuya district. Lots of lights, shops and people. After 32 hours awake with only some brief naps on the plane I crashed hoping the new time zone (3 hours 30 minutes) won’t mean I can’t get up early tomorrow to find my day tour location.