First night in Osaka

This’ll be a short one, as we got in late and crashed out hard. Finally getting to this point was quite the relief, only four hours late…

welcome to Kansai

Kansai airport’s under heavy reconstruction at the moment and we turned up at about 11pm, so the only thing open was the train station and the vending machines. The latter was important, because that allowed me to get a SIM card for that all-important connection to the outside world!

trusted SIM provider?

NTT docomo provides the bandwidth, and a hilarious unsigned profile got me online. Nothing to worry about, right?

Checking into the capsule hotel was a breeze, as one would imagine. We were issued a card with a QR code on it along with a small bag of clothes, a towel and a toothbrush. Our belongings go into the lockers, our bodies go into the capsules.

the capsule

It was just big enough to cram my giant frame into and the buckwheat pillow could have come from a podcast ad, but the snoring neighbours didn’t keep me from a great night’s sleep. I woke up refreshed and ready for a new day of adventures!

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