Banzai! I’m finally getting started on these posts. Ikuyo!
I took an ANA flight from Beijing International Airport (which is very spiffed up and nice looking) to Tokyo Narita International Airport. I arrived in the land of the rising sun at around 1:30pmish. I even managed to watch Summer Wars on the flight! It was a great movie, a must see.
Right after I arrived in Narita, I took the NEX (Narita Express) to Shinagawa station to switch to the Shinkansen lines.
I avoided Tokyo since it would probably be too crowded and confusing for me to switch lines there.
After getting to Shinagawa, I got on the Hikari Shinkansen line and headed off to Kyoto.
I arrived in Kyoto around 9:30pmish and probably walked 20 or so minutes in the rain (no umbrella!) to my hostel, the Tour Club. After checking in, I headed straight to bed, preparing for the day ahead.