We arrived at 7am after a pretty much sleepless night. Yes premium economy was great. It's a pity I'm such a bad traveller - I get to be sick irrespective of what flash seat I'm in! The quality of care us better in PE though!
A lot of people here speak English – but it's heavily accented so it can be a bit tricky working out what is being said. The tourist helpers at the airport and train station were brilliant – exceptionally good English and the trains were reasonably easy to navigate thanks to William's homework.
It’s been a tough day – we arrived around 7am and were at the hotel by 8.15ish but they wouldn't let us check in until 3pm. Them’s the rules & they are NOT going to be broken.
By 2pm we'd completely had enough walking around and were staging a sit in occupying the only 2 chairs in the tiny lobby. Eventually the staff got fed up with us sitting there yawning and cluttering up the place so we were offered a price of Y1,000/$12 to check in 40 minutes early. I took it.
I always knew space is at a premium here and that my room would be small but I'm sure there are pampered dogs with bigger kennels. With the exception of the shower, my bathroom is only inches bigger that the one in premium economy. But and it’s a big but... it does have a deep dish tub under the shower. I can sit in it with knees up and the water comes up to my shoulders. And the water is scalding hot.
All is forgiven.
Funnily enough I'm meant to be having a sleep now - but now I'm too wired. So here are some photos from our first interaction with Tokyo.