|This is where we were 6 hours in... approaching the halfway point.|
Unfortunately, no first class treatment for us on this flight, but the coach class on the plane wasn't horrible. It was still crowded, but the flight was so long that we got the equivalent of what first class is on sub-par airlines such as US Airways. We received three square meals, which were all actually pretty decent, and that screen up there was loaded with movies, television, games, and other such entertainment. Surprisingly, it had The Hunger Games, and that isn't even out on DVD yet. Also, there was a strange Japanese television show where they put police officers in baths and measured their body temperature. I guess it was some kind of contest, でもあまりわからないけど・・・ Some day, though... Someday...
|Beautiful Alaskan scenery near Anchorage|
We had a lot of great scenery, as well. Flying over British Columbia and along the Alaskan coast was absolutely gorgeous, and I think I would love to visit Alaska at some point. I think it would be pretty awesome to fly over Alaska in a small Cessna. Of course, it was still a long, drawn out flight where we had nothing to do but watch movies, play games, eat, and study Japanese n preparation for that placement test.
We left Dallas at noon, pretty much on the dot, and we arrived in Tokyo at 2:25 PM. Only 2 hours past by us as we were spirited away a day into the future, in exchange for 13 hours of our lives. Our flight to Nagoya left at 3:50, though, and we had to go through Immigrations, retrieve our baggage, go through Customs, recheck our baggage with Japan Airlines, and catch our next flight. It was quite rushed, but it seems like the airports in Japan do not have much in the way of airport shopping or food, anyways, as it seemed like there were nothing but endless waiting rooms throughout the facility.
|富士山 (Mt. Fuji from the Air)|
Once again, though, it was a rush after arriving in Nagoya. We arrived at 5:15 PM and had to catch a bus to Okazaki at 5:40, but first we had to claim our baggage. We made the bus just in the nick of time (although if we missed it, the worst that would happen would have been an hour of waiting). After an hour long bus ride, we arrived at Okazaki Station, where we called for Yamasa staff to pick us up and take us to our room.
We haven't done much exploring around Okazaki, yet, and I am extremely tired after traveling for the most pronounced day of my life, so I will have to put off talking about Okazaki and our room for later. Besides, I need to get plenty of rest before the morning, since we have to be at Aoi Hall at 9:00 AM...
Tomorrow, the first day of the Yamasa experience officially begins.....