So for my 1 night in Nagoya, I stayed in a cheap business hotel. During midnight while I was in my room, I could hear noises like doors closing. Didn’t bother me much as it wasn’t too loud.
But in the morning at 6am when I got up and started preparing, while using the hairdryer, I heard 3 knocks on the wall. Probably woke up the guy next door.
It’s a 4 hour long Shinkansen ride from Nagoya to Hakata. Which is why I got up early.
Arriving at Hakata, I stored my bags in a coin locker at the station.
I had a few hours to kill before my beer tour in the Asahi beer factory. So I walked down to Canal City, had breakfast, and decided to watch the movie, Hyouka.
The tickets here are a little more expensive than in Singapore. And because of this, I thought there would be less commercials at the beginning.
I thought wrong.
And the other mistake I made was not checking how long the movie was.
I ended up late and missed my scheduled tour at the beer factory.
I called them up to see if there was another tour after my slotted time or if I could just tour the place myself but was told not possible.
With the factory tour plans cancelled, I went to Tenjin area for lunch and window shopping.
Walked around before deciding on a hamburger steak restaurant.
My un-Japanese way of entering the restaurant and communicating with the staff probably gave it away that I am a foreigner. But instead of giving me an English menu, she gave me a Korean menu. I asked for a Japanese one instead.
I suppose there are lots of Korean tourists in the area.
When food was served, the guy seemed to say something to me in Japanese in their native speed so I couldn’t catch what he was saying.
I poured a little bit of the sauce onto the hamburger steak and started eating. As I looked around the restaurant, a sign on the wall says not to put the sauce onto the steak.
That’s definitely what he was saying, I thought to myself while embarrassed.
Did some more window shopping until evening where I met another couple from my FFXI days for dinner and drinks.
They both have quit FFXI and moved on to FFXIV.
Similar to my second trip to Japan, I spent the night at a 24 hour manga cafe. This time I opted for a flat space but I think I should’ve gotten the reclining chair one as it’s more comfortable sleeping on a cushioned seat than the hard wooden floor.
If I remember correctly, it was around 3000 yen for a 10 hour package.
You can tell there are a lot of other people using the place as a cheap hotel from all the snoring.