I arrived in Tokyo and almost straight away caught a cold. This is becoming predictable. Why do I always catch colds as soon as I get to Tokyo? I know flying puts you at risk but I've caught a ton of flights lately and this is the first cold I've caught.
So, that's meant I've not done much. The TV in my Airbnb doesn't work that well so I couldn't even watch that -- and they were showing repeats of Hana Yori Dango on the weekend!
My Airbnb has been great though. I'm staying in Jiyugaoka. I actually changed my accommodation booking about 10 times. It's school hols and cherry blossom season so prices have been insane. I finally found this place for a reasonable (under $50 a night) price. The hosts are so lovely, they even left me some food when they found out I was sick. I wanted to rebook for when I return in June but it's already booked out, damn it.
I flew in on a Peach Airlines fight from Seoul that landed at 1am. Because transport is sparse at that time of night, I stayed at First Cabin at Haneda (an upmarket capsule type place). I'll do a full review later but tbh, wasn't impressed.
The main chore I wanted to get done here was sort out Arashi fan club membership stuff. I did that, even got a staff member who was lovely to do deal with (first time ever) and she gave me a Sakurai Sho poster. Woohoo!
Got to catch up with friends and even managed to get some karaoke done. Do you have any idea how hard it is to score a karaoke room when it's school holidays/public holiday? It's insane.
I was tempted to head to Shin Okubo to get me some Korean food, then realised I'm spending the next three months in Seoul.
In non-travel news, my sister and I have organised to have all our stuff taken out of storage and delivered to my Mum's place. My mum has had a mountain of bad health since I left the country (no connection, I hope), so my sister is staying with her much longer than expected. That means when I get home in July, all my stuff will be there. I'll have so many outfit chioices, I'll not cope!