|Last pic while riding on the train, Seikigahara station|
I'm not sure if I'll miss it right away or not. Eventually we'll find out.
Although the ride to Nagoya was pretty much uneventful. There is usually silence in the trains and being a foreigner (with dark skin) I didn't have to worry about people talking to me. Also it was pretty warm that day to so I probably looked horrible while carrying a really heavy bag, a sword box, and a small suitcase with a wool coat.
When I arrived at the Nagoya train station I had to ride a specific train to the airport, and while exiting the station to the next station I couldn't use my train pass that I had put money on so I wouldn't have to use money.
Speaking nervous Japanese I paid my way out of the station.
I had over $25 on my train pass and maybe about $30 (3000 yen) in my pocket. I had to use all of it to get out of the train station. There goes my emergency/food money. Luckily I was able use my pass the rest of the way.
I think it was around 12-1pm when I made it to the train station, I also had someone in America waiting for me to arrive at the hotel to check in. So taking a short break I gathered all of my stuff and made my way across the skywalk and in to the hotel. The Chubu International Hotel across from the Airport.
I had to use my own money to pay for the hotel which I didn't think I could do because I was saving my money to pay for my awesome sword that couldn't be shipped because the box was 5cm too long.
Anyways I paid for the hotel room, got something to eat, showered and then I was out at 7pm.
The next day I had everything ready to go and I made my way over to the airport only to realize I had forgotten something in the hotel room. I thought I was going to die and miss my plane. This blanket was really important to me because it was a friend's and it meant a lot to us. Quickly running back with everything I ran back to the hotel with clear Japanese I told hotel clerk I forgot my blanket in my room. I got my blanket and made my way back to the airport.
Arriving back at the airport I checked my luggage in, at first I was using Japanese but then I was lucky that the flight attendant spoke English (she was Korean by the way) she pretty much told me how much I had to pay for my sword. I won't say the price but all you need to know is that it hurt my credit card.
I wasn't leaving my sword and umbrella in Japan. I bought them for a reason and they were coming back with me!
With everything checked in and all I had to do was wait for my plane to South Korea, I was on my way back to Wisconsin.