I woke up at around 8:30 or so, barely in time to get some breakfast and throw my clothes in to the coin laundry before that. I clothed up and started getting things done.
The coin laundry thing confused me a little bit, never having used anything like or anything, and to top it off, it’s in Japanese. And of course, my Japanese wasn’t quite up to it, so I asked the lady at the desk to oversee my actions – I ended up just throwing my stuff in to the thing and going to eat breakfast.
Because I didn’t want to look like I don’t know what I’m doing – I really should stop to ask someone when I really don’t know something – I just went ahead and took what was plainly out there: some fish, sausage and some pan bread. There was apparently rice and soup, but it was too late to go back (no it wasn’t). I took some water from the desk after it all, and went to check my domain registration.
The domain had been registered proper, and my account was ready… almost – there had been some issues with the registration that the support team would work on. I left it at that and got my laundry to the dryer.
When the drying was done, I checked out of the hotel and had a choice ahead of me: take the train to Nasushiobara (那須塩原) or walk in the rain. I am sure you already know what I chose.
So I walk. I walk, trying to find a Seven Eleven because they reliably hold ATMs that allow international cards. I walked in the rain until I came up to a lady, and decided to ask her if one existed around at all. She pointed me to the direction where I eventually found it. Hooray for basic Japanese skills. I got my money and started the journey to the other station.
Before I got too far, I ate at McDonalds, again. Tried to practice my Japanese a little bit while at it. After eating, I ventured forth.
Nothing special really happened during the walk other than the fact that I saw a cat skeleton. Yeah. It took me one and a half hours in the rain before I got to the station to wait for the shinkansen to Fukushima City (福島市).
I bought some Pocari Sweat (I love this brand name) and waited. The train arrived at 13:22 – on the dot, mind you – and most of the people got out from the non-reserved cars. That was much appreciated as I had no reservation.
The train ride was very comfortable and – best of all – fast. I slept most of it, though. Comfortably. I arrived to Fukushima City (福島市) and realised that I should probably get a hotel, so I started looking for one. After a while, I ended up with Toyoko Inn (東横イン).
Walking in and reserving a room was fairly easy due to one of the people behind the desk knowing some English. I paid the money and went to eat some sushi at Dan-Ya (暖や?).
I had no idea what 8/10 pieces I ate were, but they were all edible and good. After eating, I went to check in to the hotel, not leaving my room for anything other than to get deodorant and snacks. During my stay, I also got to configure my site to my liking, yay!
This is where the sixth day ends.
Withdrew: 30,000 円
Remaining cash: 34,279 円
243 円 suddenly appeared from somewhere.
Laundry – 0,500 円
McDonalds – 0,709 円
VM – 0,150 円
Toyoko Inn – 5,616 円
Dan-Ya – 1,992 円
Konbini – 1,227 円