After an amazing flight on which I got all 3 seats to myself, and slept the entire way, I arrived in Tokyo bleary eyed but full of energy. Navigating the train lines was like deciphering heiroglyphics, and at one point I thought I had made a grave mistake, and gotten on the wrong train. Thankfully, I arrived at my station, and walked out into a crisp night in a very uncrowded part of Tokyo. Next goal was to locate my hotel which was, according to my directions, directly on top of the subway station I had just emerged from. Cue me walking around the block about 6 times, trying to find it. I ended up walking into another Capsule Hotel and was told it was directly across the street.
Welcome to the Asakusa Riverside Capsule Hotel.
Upon checking in I was supplied with a pair of slippers, and told to go upstairs to my capsule. I was a bit apprehensive about sleeping in something that resembled a coffin, but the capsules are actually surprisingly spacious, and at around $27 a night can’t be beat in terms of value
The Hallway somewhat resembles a morgue, down to the pistachio green color scheme.
After getting my things sorted I went for a short walk around the area, which is surprisingly nice, and being Japan, almost creepily clean and well kept.
I made sure to get a Kebab from the Kebab guy that did his best to help me when I was lost. Not necessarily authentic Japanese, but delicious nonetheless.
Well I must say I am already fascinated by the alien nature of Tokyo, and am looking forward to getting to the Tsukiji Fish Market around 5 am tomorrow. For now it’s off to my capsule for a short nights sleep.