We’re in the last leg of the Mei-ed in Nippon series. Ending this series makes me sad. Its just like ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila all over again. But one must not lose hope for there is still a part 2 in the works if I have anything to say about it! Bwahaha!
When I woke up for this last day in Japan, I actually went to pass by Asakusa to pray for a safe trip and future return and bought some souvenirs. In some of the shops, people gave me interesting looks because although they answered me in English, I answered in Japanese. One store owner, the one my sister actually remembers in her own trip to Japan two months earlier, did ask me if I was a local. I said no and said I was from the Philippines. She smiled at me and said my diction was good. Still rusty though but I can live by as a tourist XDD.
I also gotten a weird omikuji when I prayed in Senso-ji. Still good luck but the translation still baffles me.
Photos and some tips to you lot are down below!
After leaving Asakusa, I went straight to Tokyo Station to get a train to Narita International Airport. If you have a Japan Rail Pass holder in your trip like you see here, you don’t have to pay an extra fee for the Narita Express. It’s like the Shinkansen to Narita because Narita is actually in another prefecture and taking a different route will take you 2 hours or so to get there.
The Narita Express’s seats are reserved and to reserve one, look for a Midori no Madoguchi (ticket office) in Tokyo Station or Yokohama Station and reserve your seat and what time you will leave. If you arrived via Narita International Airport, all terminals have midori no madoguchi counters for you to get a ticket to it.
A round trip ticket of the Narita Express is around 4,000 yen (used to be 6,000 yen but its on a promo) and you can pick what time you will leave upon purchasing ^^.
My luggage and eco bag… ended up resorting that in the airport… hahaha. If you will ask me about the tape, my mum placed those. The airline crew of Asiana in Korea loved it when they saw it since my mum brought this luggage bag to the US on her last trip
The Narita Express. I did get a photo of the actual train but it looked blurry so this will do. It does look sleek like the shinkansen but its front part is a bit boxy. Nonetheless, it looks really awesome!
The Narita Express also travels to nearby areas like Ofuna, Yokohama, Kamakura, and others. On normal hours like the time I rode this, it doesn’t stop in the middle of the trip like in Chiba and Sakura. But it does do so on usual rush hour schedules and it acts like an express line. I tried those when I went to Kokubunji
Finally reached Terminal 3. Terminal 3 is where the budget airlines are like Vanilla Air and Jetstar. When I went there, everything looked bleak and such and the ceilings as you can see are still not installed. Seems they are also preparing this terminal for the Olympics.
This is me and my cool friend Kaori. We actually met because of a friend of mine *shout out to my little snowflake* and helped me out with my Day 2 Nagisaen tickets. Was supposed to actually see her in Nagisaen but that was impossible! She spent some time with me in the airport after her shift and gave cool gifts for me and my nephew whom she dotes so much.
My nephew has a lot of fans *nods sagely*
I wanted to take her home, but I got no idea what tax fees are included. Though my friend is actually quite a jetsetter herself. Around this time, she and i were talking about her drought of OOR… then comes that announcement. Hahaha
Kaori treated me in this stall for early dinner/snack or something. Around this time, I was asked by Jetstar to wait for 20 minutes for the PA just in case my luggage didn’t pass inspections. We had our laughs because the PA system keeps announcing Jetstar passengers and Manilla Air (does sound like it when you hear it)
As I conclude this post, I smile at the thought I was able to fulfill several goals in this trip. I didn’t include everything that happened to me in Japan, leaving that to my white scrapbook which I have yet to touch again considering all the madness in my life at the moment. But, it seems I will be flying back there soon…
After all, if one’s Ambition is make it to that country, you’d do everything just to get to it.
Next post… I’m going to look at my backlog though I have a big one coming up XDD