I recently had a 17 hour layover at the Tokyo airport, which is actually located in a town called Narita. So I headed out, got me a hotel room, and decided to check the town out. Don’t get me wrong, 17 hours is not very long, but, I believe, it was long enough for me to become an expert on Japan. As you will see below.
Here is a sampling of what I learned about Japan:
1) Japanese coins are small, but they are worth a lot. I didn’t notice that until I started doing the math, dang.
In the pictures above, the smallest coin, the nickel, is worth five cents, and the biggest, the quarter, is worth 25 cents. Meanwhile, the middle coin, the Japanese 100 yen coin, is worth about USD1.25. It weighs very little, but ain’t no joke. I didn’t have a 500 yen (USD6.25) coin, which is bigger, but not USD6.25 big.
2) Japanese people only eat McDonald’s for breakfast. I know it was 7am, but Narita town should have some other restaurant open for breakfast. Nope. Only McDonald’s.
3) Japanese toilets are awesome. Seriously, they are. They will do things to you that are illegal in the US.
4) Japanese girls can hold their piercings well. I went to a bar and noticed that there was a cute bartender with a bunch of earrings. So I start talking her up, ’cause I got big game. She told me she had 38 piercings. The mind began running. She had no nose rings, no lip rings, no eyebrow rings, nor any cheek rings. Dang. Well, actually, most, 32, were in the ears. Three were in tongue. And three were in undisclosed locations below the neck. Still cute, in a cute way.
5) Japanese advanced technology extends to the enhancement of sexual acts performed in elevators. I am glad that the Japanese are using their powers for good.