I know I said I would post about Japan. I’ve been back for a month, but hadn’t really had time to post until now. I came back from Japan the day school started so I didn’t go that day. By the time I got back to school we were learning new content and I was immediately flooded with work, but now that summer break has started I can hopefully begin to write more. Anyways now I’ll tell you about my adventures in Japan.
We left for San Francisco really early on Saturday. I hadn’t eaten breakfast so by the time we got here my head was hurting and I was hungry. I ordered an amazing “boojee” Iron Man juice that had kiwi, strawberries, and apples from Joe and the Juice and a turkey sandwich. A few minutes later we began to board the plane for a ten-hour flight. The flight was kind of frustrating, but not as bad as I imagined though.
I was awake most of the flight and leaving my contacts in wasn’t my best decision. I watched quite a lot of movies (The Greatest Showman, Miss Congeniality, Ferdinand, and Finding Dory) and listened to music (some 5SOS, Blink-182, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Hey Violet, and a lot more). I did end up having the middle seat which made me uncomfortable being as I couldn’t move much without bumping into someone. The guy next to me kept resting his head on my shoulder and it was kinda awkward 😣.
When we got off the plane we all needed to stretch and use the restroom so we did just that. We made our way to immigration and let me tell you it was a super long line. It took us about a half an hour in line and then about ten minutes to fill out forms and get through to find our bags. I decided to just take a carry on and a book bag with the things I needed, so all I had to do was wait for others to get their luggage. When everyone was ready we made our way out next flight 🙃.
This flight was the only one I was able to sleep more than five minutes on. I was so ready to go to sleep without the constant sound of motors in my ears. When we got to the airport where our tour guide was going to wait for us we got our luggage and went to meet the tour guide. We went to the little shops around and got something to eat and drink. I just got some Pocky Sticks and a Coke as well as some chocolates that looked good.
We still needed to wait for the other group from Kentucky and when they were ready we made our way to the bus that would take us to the hotel. Since the Kentucky group hasn’t had a chance to eat we stopped at a small food court that was on our way to the hotel. This was the first place where we were let walk around on our own. We also got to see the awesome vending machines Japan has. If you know a bit about the Japanese arcaede life you surely might know about Gachapon machines. They can be found all over Japan, especially in arcades.
We all soon realized we would need a pouch to put the coin change we were given so I got a really cute pouch in the shape of a tigers face. Eventually we made our way back to the bus and drove to the the hotel. When we got to the hotel we got our keys and our tour guide showed you a where we were going to eat breakfast.
When we got to our room we changed into our pijamas and called our parents. It was just a quick call to tell them we had made it to the hotel. I was so glad to finally take off my contacts and get some uninterrupted sleep.
So I have decided I will be posting about each day once or twice a week.
P.S. We also found out there is a Japanese airline who’s abbreviation is my name (ANA- All Nippon Airways).