Our final day in Japan wasn’t terribly exciting. We had breakfast at a coffee shop, and then checked out of our room. (Remember the crappy umbrella we bought on the first day and had been carrying around with us ever since? We donated that to the hotel supply.)
We went to the department stores in Ikebukuro station and bought some souvenirs for friends and family, and then boarded the train to Narita airport. We had one critical task to accomplish at the airport – we needed to spend the rest of the money on our IC cards. Fortunately, there’s a 7-11 inside the security cordon full of people doing exactly the same thing.
For our final meal in Japan, we had conveyor belt sushi, which once again was far better than it had any right to be. And that’s the trip! Our return flight was utterly uneventful, and we landed about six hours before we took off. Thanks, date line!
To wrap up this journal, I’m going to post some pictures of interesting translations. To be clear, our Japanese is terrible, and we give carte blanche to anyone to make fun of it. But in return, here’s some of the more amusing ENGLISH text we saw on the trip.
Again – the only reason we were able to function in Japan at ALL is that nearly everything is labelled in English. We were EXTREMELY grateful for this fact. But translation does go awry, and the fact that we are posting these doesn’t mean that we aren’t grateful for all the times it didn’t.