Today we leave Japan. This is really a bummer, and I was kind of moody all day. After checking out of our amazing hotel room, we made our way to the airport early so we’d have time to do some shopping. Here are some highlights, followed by the photos I posted to Instagram that day:
- Jason got up early to use the spa facilities, which are available to hotel guests without a spa treatment from 6:30-9:00am.
- We packed up our stuff pretty compact, all things considered. We had bought a new suitcase and soft carry-on bag to accommodate all the candy and other odd things we’ve bought while here.
- We went to Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi once more to get some food and treats for breakfast.
- We walked to Tokyo Station and caught the N’Ex train (Narita Express).
- At Narita, when we went to check into our flight, we learned that we didn’t have a seat assignment and the only seats left were crappy and non-adjacent. So, we upgraded to Premium Economy. What’s one more splurge?
- We dropped off our rented Pocket Wifi and feature phone at the post office.
- Then we put our carry-on bags in a coin locker and walked around the shops and restaurants in the terminal. This is when I discovered that last time I was in Terminal 1, which has a lot more shops than Terminal 2 (where we are this time). This was a little disappointing, but we still managed to find a few last gifts – including a flavor of KitKats I hadn’t seen anywhere else! – and have a nice lunch.
- Finally, we got on our plane for the long flight home. We both watched many movies, napped, and sulked about having to leave Japan. (Ok, mostly it was just me who was sulking).
Walking tally: Fitbit says I walked 10k steps today, which is a little over 4 miles. That’s a total of over 198.33 miles of walking for the whole trip so far.
And here are the photos I posted to Instagram on this day:
And there are a lot more photos from this day in this set on flickr (with photos from June 18th & 19th also).
That’s the whole trip, but there may be a couple more posts as I realize other things I want to share. And hopefully Jason will write some more of his thoughts about the trip once he’s had time to reflect on it.
That’s an amazing amount of walking. Well done! And I totally condone and sympathize with end-of-trip sulking. You just gotta keep telling yourself that you’ll be back! 😉
Definitely! There were a few things we wanted to do and couldn’t get to – either because they were closed or because we ran out of time, and we just shrugged and said, “We’ll have to go there on the next visit.”