Wednesday December 30, 2015
Check out from Nozawa Onsen day, sad faces all round. We packed, said our goodbyes to Mark and Kerri, who were fantastic hosts, and a very helpful brother and sister team.
One thing we learned and made use of, was the ability to send on 2 of our bags straight to Narita airport to put up on our departure via the ‘black cat’ service. We had overheard some people talking about the service, and we got the low down from Kerri, and sorted what we needed in Tokyo, to that we don’t. Having 2 less large bags will make a world of difference for us with dragging them on the buses, trains and the Tokyo metro, storing them in small accom, plus on our final day, after checkout, storing them and battling the Tokyo crowds to get to the airport later in the day.
The bus from the village to the JR station was filled to the brim. I thought we were standing, but extra seats fold out.
My legendary direction fails and shortcuts caught us again, with one wrong turn, I took us on a extended journey to our apartment.
We got in, the girls decided to dig in for the night, so I grabbed them some supplies and Ryan and I then found a great place close by, that you ordered your meals via a ticket machine and took them then to the counter.
The crew are exuding a feeling of ready to go home. Whilst we are not heading off until Sunday night, I think we are ready to get back to the comforts of home. Don’t get me wrong, we will still be enjoying our days here in Tokyo
Today’s song of the day is Whole Wide World – Sister Jane