Leaving Haneda Airport at midnight on Monday. Again, I immediately fell asleep after boarding and had 3-4 hour sleep straight. That made me feel the flight shorter and more comfortable.
I flew with ANA to Hanada this time. Although it was an economy seat, I was very satisfied with service, seating and meals.
Last day in Japan.
Visiting my grandma at the senior care for the last day. Auntie and cousin joined me and spent a quality time there. They brought me pastries for lunch
I was invited to Antie’s for the last dinner.
I got jet lag as usual and woke up around 4:30am. First I had Konbini (convenience store) breakfast at the hotel room.
I was going out for shopping as soon as 9am, but fell back to sleep again around 8:45am. It was already 11:30am when I looked at the clock on my phone. Shoot!
Ok, I got hungry. My initial plan for lunch was going to Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum a few minutes away from the hotel. Because of being behind my plans, I changed my mind and tried on the Chinese place in front of hotel. The night before, there were so many crowds waiting outside the restaurant. So it must be good. Yokohama is famous for a Chinatown too.
中国ラーメン 揚州商人 (Yousyu Syonin)
Spending the afternoon with grandma alone. This is my main purpose for this trip.
I met my best friend and her boyfriend for dinner in Tunashima, Yokohama. She remembered that I wanted to have Horumon (various parts of beef and pork) BBQ when in Japan and they took me to their favorite place.
At this point, we had a few more drinks each including ume yuzu shu on the rock.
Since he took care of the bill, I am not sure how much the total was. I assume that it was about 5,000yen per person.
I truly enjoyed the good horumon BBQ. Thank you so much, my friends!!!
綱島ホルモン (Tsunashima Horumon)
Visited my grandma in Yokohama. First time for me to fly to Haneda Airport. Leaving LAX around midnight helps to sleep better on the plane and get less jet lag. Also, it expands hours spent in Japan since you arrive in Japan early morning and leave Japan at midnight. I only stayed 2 nights there, but got entire three days, which was very nice.
I found a box with banana, sandwich and yakult on the table after a few hours sleep on the flight. I instantly fell asleep and don’t remember they served it. I just had yakult and went back to sleep again.
It was a great idea to take a rest at the spa. Taking a huge hot spring tub and sleeping an additional hour. Very relaxing and helping to fully get over jet lag.
2,200 yen ($20 as of Feb 2016) covers shuttle from Haneda Airport & to near train station, breakfast and spa fee. What a deal!
I stayed here for 4 hours from 6am to 10am.
Natural Hot Spring Heiwajima
Took a Keihin Kyuko train to Kawasaki Station and had sushi lunch.
Tokusen Sushi Zanmai Set 3,240 yen ($29 as of Feb 2016)
Spent quality time with grandma in the afternoon.