After arriving in Japan around 5:30 pm we were looking lost at the exit of the subway when luckily an English speaking girl found us and guided us to our destination for the night….the Hotel Diamond. Now, despite the ritzy name, the Hotel Diamond was a dump…it was a what I imagine a hostel would be like if it had private rooms. The room Josh and I shared was basically a closet with large pads and blankets, a small refrigerator and a fan….luckily we made the wise decision to fork out the extra Yen for the air conditioning floor because Japan in August is nasty…. Being born and raised in Southern California did not prepare me for the humidity and heat….I didn’t know I was capable of sweating that much. But, I digress, back to our first night in Japan….funnily enough our first meal was at a Japanese “Korean” restaurant. I ordered the bibimbap…..and well it wasn’t bibimbap….it didn’t even come with the sauce that makes bibimbap bibimbap!
Needless to say our first night in Japan was not the best….but it did get better 🙂