After an easy 4 hour flight from Hong Kong I landed in the country "where everything works except if you're a foreigner and its after 11pm"
The first annoying thing about Narita airport is that its one of those monuments to stupid urban planning.
The airport is 130 kms from Tokyo.
That translates into a 90 minute "Airport Limo" ride ( read over-heated bus). The airport train stops at 9 pm.
When I arrived at the bus station in Yokohama I discovered that all the ATMs had closed.
None of the taxis took a credit card.
Nobody speaks English.
Hmmm...what to do?
OK, into a cab ( no word about a credit card) off to the hotel...mime for him to wait a minute....
LONNNNNNG convoluted discussion at the front desk.
Result: Cash fronted to me on my hotel bill taxi goes away happy, I head to my room to have this $75 room service hamburger and a Coke.Life on the road huh?
Stay well everyone