Alright, we checked out of Righa Royal in the morning and took the Shinkansen back to Tokyo. No pictures as our hands were full with bags. Damn i miss that hotel now.
We didnt have a place to put our bags in the daytime as our lodging for that night will be at a Capsule hotel. Didnt know if they allowed us to put our bags there first. So we tried to wander around carrying our 'homes'.
At first ZH was all gungho, saying we can carry our luggage and walk around shopping. But thank goodness he gave up and took my suggestion of the lockers. Thank goodness japanese people provide these things.
We ended up back in Ueno for shopping, but first; lunch at a random ramen shop.
First time with a garlic press! I think i used it wrongly somehow.
It was quite pricey without any extra servings of noodles. And i think we ate more ramen than we should. I kinda got sick of it but i didnt want to go back to SG regretting i didnt eat it when i could.
And after this meal we decided to eat rice bowls instead.
Went around doing shopping on places we went before. Yea granted 10 days was probably too much. And of that 8 was in Tokyo, and on these last 2 days we were going back to places we visited. So maybe 5 days was enough?
Around evening we headed to Kinshicho, where our Capsule hotel was. Its called Capsule Inn Kinshicho. This was the only one i found on Agoda that allows females, most only cater to men.
Very first experience of a Capsule! Only ever seen it on tv. Well, ZH and I have to sleep separately and on different floors, so its a good thing they have WiFi on the floors so we can whatsapp. We also allocated a meeting time.
When i first got to mine i tried to turn on the lights and TV, but it wouldnt work. I thought i was such a newbie, or they gave me a booby capsule. So taking a long time messing with it and possibly disturbing the 'neighbours', i went down and asked. Turns out they didnt turn on the mains. -_-
Some photos of my capsule. See, it isnt as small as what people think. Quite spacious for me actually.
There was only one neighbour beside me. And i kinda wanted the top bunk.
I can sleep with my bags beside me and its still not cramped. I cant find another way to describe it, but it feels like you're in a fridge.
The only door here is that curtain, and i just leave my belongings in there whenever i go out and draw the curtain. They provide a smalllllll locker so i put my passport in there, my other stuff wont fit. Rest assured, it is pretty safe because its Japan after all. The owners will help to keep your belongings too.
Around evening time, i met ZH at the lobby. They have a TV room with free drinks provided. ZH said he was feeling unwell, but i wanted to go out and explore. So he went back to his capsule to rest while i headed out for a while to see Kinshicho.
This is the Kinshicho station, with a mall nearby. I just went in and did some shopping. It was actually pretty good, they have stores with really cheap clothes. But i ended up not buying any as i was starting to get a headache and hunger pangs.
I had spotted a sushi bar nearby the inn, so i went back to see it.
ZH isnt much for sushi so its the only time i can eat it. Relatively cheap since i only had three plates?
I think the bill came up to just 500 Y.
After that, i wanted to go take some pictures of the Skytree because we spotted it in the distance. So if you ever want a capsule hotel, this ones pretty good. haha.
I couldnt really take a justified shot of it, so i kept going nearer and nearer and farther from the hotel.
Was kind of scared because the road was quiet and dark.
Well, this was the nearest i got to it because anymore i cant take a full shot. I stood there staring at it for a while, and then sprinted back to the hotel. haha.
Okay, end of my novelty solo adventure.
I saw ZH at the lobby sitting, so he felt a bit better already. He thinks its the ramen we ate that day, but i think its all the walking around we did catching up on us. We havent had proper rest days, just getting up and go from morning till night.
Well, he was hungry so we went out again. He went to the nearby Burger King and ate, and we walked around Kinshicho for a bit later on. Many drunk people around.
And then it was back to the inn. I decided to go check out the women's bath. It was located below the lobby, and there was a key that you have to get from the front desk. So its quite secure.
I changed into my yukata and wore it into the bath because i was shy. There were only 2 other women, but they walked around naked.
There were cubicles but no doors for rinsing, and a big jacuzzi tub. It was too hot so i didnt go in. I rinsed quickly and went back out.