Last January, during my winter break from Yonsei University in Korea, I went to Japan with my buddy Kyle and videotaped practically the whole thing! This was our first day there.
The whole flight took under two hours. It felt as if, right after the flight attendant had finished giving her takeoff instructions, she started preparing for landing -- it was that fast! We used a discount airline called Peach, which is rather new and comfortable and specializes in short-distance flights between Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. I highly recommend it, as it was very cheap and pleasant.
|There's the capsule area!|
|There's me in my capsule in the clothes provided for us by the hotel. It was pretty comfortable.|
|There's Kyle standing in front of a shrine down the street from the capsule hotel.|
I think we got only about 5 hours of sleep, because a man in our capsule area started talking loudly on his phone to what sounded like his mother. He would call and then hang up and then call again, and it just went on and on like that until Kyle and I decided to give up trying to sleep any more and went out to get breakfast. The breakfast place we went to actually had free wi-fi (fairly hard to come by in Japan, oddly enough). We were able to get a reasonably priced breakfast at this charming café, served by a pretty and friendly waitress, for 600 yen (that's around $6). Good times! After breakfast we decided that we would head to Kyoto and save Osaka for later . . . Find out what happened in part 2!