Arrived in Nagoya after flights of 10 hours and 2 hours and travelling 8 hours ahead in time (or 9 due to daylight savings). Sampled first proper Asian cuisine on the London-Seoul flight, with a traditional Korean dish that came with its own instruction manual. I was one of 2 western people on the flight from Seoul to Nagoya, which was a 747 (capacity over 400).
- Differences between Japan and the West: No. 1)
- The customs man who looked through my bag carefully refolded every article of clothing he took out and placed them back exactly as they were.
- Differences between Japan and the West: No. 2)
- Japanese use bean bags for pillows. At first I thought this was odd, but they are actually very comfortable, and I awoke without any soreness!