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For breakfast i had Hakenosoba again, i am a creature of habit.  Plus when i find something i like, i usually stick with it.  The lady that works there noticed my repeat patronage, so she gave me a frequent diner card.  The best part of eating at these noodle shops, and most eateries for that matter, is when they yell their greetings when you first walk in the door.  I usually yell something back in my made up language.

One final comment on the capsule hotel i stayed at: the front desk crew were mildly schizophrenic.  One second they were super nice, i mean way above and beyond nice.  And then the next second, they are upset and yelling at somebody.  Very strange.  I know most of the time it is probably warranted because we are not used to their customs, but it was strange nonetheless.

the japanese love to get crunked
  Capsule hotels are not really set up for backpackers, but that is the majority of people that stay there.  It is out of necessity more than anything.  Hostels are still the best deal, but are commonly booked well in advance.  So i recommend booking early, and if you cant get a reservation on some of the days, then you can always use the capsule hotel as a back up.

On the way back to Yokota, i took the proper train and it only took 1 hour and a half, and the price was cheaper, only 940 yen.  Another curious thing i noticed about Tokyo: there are no trash bins, but perodoxically no trash on the ground.  How does this work?  Sometimes i carried a piece of trash in my hand for hours, and when i finally found a bin, it was super tiny.  Where does all the trash go?

 

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capsule hotel
capsule hotel
the japanese love to get crunked
the japanese love to get crunked
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