Left the manga cafe at 6:00am for the first Shinkansen back to Tokyo. It’s about a total of 6 hours ride with a stop in Shin Osaka.
Bought some bread from the bread store for breakfast and went to get my bags from the coin lockers.
And this is when I had the first panic of the entire trip.
I couldn’t retrieve my bags from the coin lockers.
Though I said panic, I was still pretty calm throughout the entire thing, munching on the bread along the way.
Reading the signs, it says that after 12am everyday, you will have to pay another 300 yen fee.
I tried to put in my coins but the slots were blocked. Sign says that lockers are opened from 7am, but my train leaves at 6:59am.
I called the number on the locker and hoped they would send a security guy to help me but they couldn’t. Or maybe wouldn’t?
Resigned to my fate, I went to make reservations on the next train back, which would disrupt my schedule for the day by about an hour.
And then I went back to the locker area still munching on the bread while waiting for the lockers to work.
But at around 6:50am, a sudden thought came into my head telling me to try putting in the locker key before inserting coins. I tried it and it started accepting coins and unlocked!
I quickly grabbed all my stuff and rushed to the platform.
Made it to my train in time.
Back in Tokyo, Akihabara, I checked into my hotel, washed up, and went to meet another friend from FFXIV for the first time, H.
It was a short meet up at Ikspiari, a shopping mall right next to Tokyo Disneyland. Had some dinner, matcha tea and we window shopped before parting ways.
I spent the rest of the night at Disneyland with the after 6 night passport which is cheaper. Managed to get on all the thrilling rides before they had to close for the day.
The last time I went to DisneySea, so this time, I went to Disneyland. They had already begun with the Christmas theme. It’s only November!