After about 6 and half hours, we landed in Narita. It was about 7.30am local time. The weather was chilly and wet, but refreshing. My first glimpse of Japan was this photo corner saying 'Welcome To Japan'. So I did the 'touristy' thing and took a picture ;-)
Anyway, then we headed to a building called Omori Bellport where according to Hiro, people gather every 1st Friday of the month, from 6:00pm to 9:45pm, to line dance away the evening. It's popularly known as American Pop Night. They would dance in the open space right in the middle of the building.
By now, I was famished, so we headed to a typical Japanese restaurant. There was a McDonald's on the 1st floor of the building, but we were having none of that. We wanted authentic Japanese food!
If in case you're wondering where my travel companion, Ivee, has disappeared to since she's not featured in any of the photos so far....she's busy being the camera woman. She's quite a 'photo-holic'...Ivee hor.
"I think I'll have this."
(Good Gosh, look at the static buildup in my hair. Talk about bad hair days. This is simply frightful!)
Some of the other streets we got 'lost' in.
The vending machine from which you 'ordered' your meal. Drop in the required amount into the coin slot, press the button showing your meal, out pops a ticket which is passed over to the cook. Neat huh!
The hot delicious ramen. And Gyoza on the side. Yum Yum!
All the while, it was pouring. Finally, we found a police kiosk and asked the policeman on duty for directions. Thankfully, he speaks English and we finally found our hotel.
I must say, it was quite an adventure! And I'm not the least disappointed that we had to experience it. In fact, I'm glad we did. Wonder what will happen tomorrow.