|Good advice for the year ahead|
|Aussies lining up to send their luggage off|
|Tokyo, here we come|
|Rushing off the bus|
|Keio Plaza Hotel|
|Random turtles in park|
|Ryo, Daichi and I in front of the hotel|
RING RING RING RING RING RING
OPEN THE BLOODY DOOR!
I ended up chatting to some other Aussies near the lobby at 5pm because I was still locked out of my own room.
|Train tracks? Check!|
Off to the right side of the photo is a big wall. Over the other side of the wall are train tracks, which brings me to my Dad's surefire rule to find great food in Tokyo. A restaurant needs to be built either next to train lines or even under them in order to definitely be delicious. A lady in one of the restaurants yelled out that they could fit 20-30 people upstairs (in Japanese) so I told the rest of the group and they decided to go there. However, I then ended up at the back of the pack with a group of 4 other people who were thinking that they might prefer trying to go to a less busy place as a smaller group.
|Dinner group with the seafood boss man|
After this I started walking back to the hotel for a good night's sleep before orientation would officially begin the next morning. But first, I bumped into a few more Aussies (the JETs pretty much took over the 5 blocks out the back of the hotel for the next few days) and decided to duck into the local conbini (convenience store) for a beer to take back to the rooms. The first room we tried to drink in had someone passed out on their back snoring, so we went to another and said kanpai (cheers) to our first night in Japan!