Very tired because I woke up this morning at 5:30 am because I was so excited about staying at the traditional ryokan inn that Aki's mother runs. See, the rooftop baths are open 24 hours. So I saw the sun rise from a rooftop in Gunma prefecture this morning, sitting shoulder-deep in hot mineral water. Apparently Gunma is famous for strong women and for incredible winds. Both of which are great to contemplate from an outdoor rooftop rotenburo (hot tub).
And then, we wandered around Shibuya, and saw a shrine, and lots of girls in kimono (it was a special kimono-related holiday), and a SUMO WRESTLING MATCH. Also, in the last 36 hours, I rode a lot of trains.
I have pictures of all that, but for now, here are some entertaining instructions for how to behave on a JR line train. Click to enjoy to the fullest.