Day 2 (in Japan)... timezone shifts and the "missing day" got me into a fencepost error situation so I'm now numbering the days from my landing at Narita in these reports. As far as the wallclock and calendar were concerned, it was Wednesday 15th August despite some not-very-vigorous objections from my internal body clock.
Theory said I should have been travelling by shinkansen to my "hobby" town of Onomichi by now. Theory is a wonderful place; I want to live in Theory. Nothing is impossible in Theory. I was in Tokyo, not Theory and in Tokyo I stayed, like a limpet. A very tired limpet.
More wandering around brought me back to Ueno Park, where I took more photos of the surrounding area. I took more pictures of statues and pictures of temples too. I even took pictures of Ueno railway station for some reason... I was still suffering from the travel and took it easy but the heat was intense.
That evening I met up with an American guy who lives in Japan who I got to know via odd and arcane ways over the Internet. We went out drinking (beer and sake) and eating (okonomiyaki) and he kindly loaned me a prepaid mobile phone for me to use during my stay in Japan. Thanks Dag!
The combination of beer, food and the heat slabbed me out and I was asleep soon after I got back to the hotel. End of day three two ah whatever.