Day 1 in Japan: Made it to our Tokyo hotel!

Our honeymoon in Japan has begun! We’re going to be trying to keep a running travelogue as we go, mostly as a place to share fun pictures that we take. Our first day was a travel-heavy day: Over 24 hours on airplanes, at airports, or on trains. Read on for quarantine adventures and pictures of our awesome hotel.

At the Tokyo airport all they did was have lots of health officials board the plane (with masks, goggles, and gowns), non-invasively take our temperatures (using a thermographic camera — hardly noticed it at all), collect forms we filled out concerning whether we’ve been sick or exposed to sick people recently and where we’re going next, and that was about it. We actually bought and wore face masks, on the off-chance that would speed our evaluation. For all that, we earned our “please don’t quarantine us” orange papers. I don’t think any people on our plane were quarantined. Since it was such a big plane it took a little over an hour, but we made it to our hotel near in Tokyo just fine — we took a train that took about an hour to get to Tokyo, to our specific stop (the Ueno station — a very big train/subway station). The hotel’s about 5 blocks from the train station, and we found it alright. We got to our hotel about 9PM (Tuesday!). So, no big deal afterall!

The room here is great — much more space than I thought we’d have, with a great shower and huge tub and an amazing toilet — a heated seat, a pressure-activated fan, and several bidet settings. (Teisha used the restroom at the Tokyo airport and was a little shocked, but had been prepared, that it was just a trough in a stall, and there was even a urinal-type fixture in the women’s restroom too.)

See the whole gallery for Day 1, and please comment!


5 Responses to “Day 1 in Japan: Made it to our Tokyo hotel!”

Super cute hotel of loveliness!

Jen - May 20th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom. I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon and an incredible life together!

Jo-Anne and Ward McNab (friends of your mom and dad)

Jo-Anne & Ward McNab - May 24th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

[…] place we stayed at in Japan. We didn’t take pictures of our new room because it was just like the first place we stayed at (though the pictures don’t quite do it […]

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