Right now it’s sometime past 2 am on Sunday in a lovely 4 star hotel P– got for a steal on Orbitz. Even in Tokyo, your hotel dollar just gets you so much more than in the US. They are also so much more efficient than any thing in the States.
Trains in Tokyo, once you figure out what you’re supposed to be doing, are not so much worse than the NYC subway. And they are usually within 30 seconds of being on time.
American Airlines service to Tokyo is probably the best the airline has to offer. Great entertainment system, the food is decent, and good legroom, even in the middle of the aisles. If you’ve been what I been through, things like Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events or Emimem’s Mockingbird are probably not good choices if one wants to maintain composure in the main cabin.
Onward to Nagoya tomorrow (or today).