First things first. This is the greatest music video ever, which just happens to be Japanese. Note the three seconds from 1:19-1:22. So good. If you can’t see it below, the link is here. The first and last thirty seconds are filler from a TV show. Don’t let it bother you.
Second things second. If you want (yet another) free business idea from The Dromomaniac, open a hostel as near an airport as possible. Everyone can name at least five airports off the top of their heads situated far from the city center where they are desperately needed: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Denver, Paris-Beauvais, Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen, Jakarta, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Washington-Dulles, etc., etc.—it’s a long list. Tokyo’s Narita Airport, which feels halfway to Bolivia, was one such a place, but now there’s this:
The business plan is to keep it simple. All you need are the basics: a semi-clean place, a free shuttle, and hopefully near some food, which this isn’t—plus almighty wifi, of course. It’s not even that close to the airport at 8km (5 miles) away.
The downsides are the heavy driving—the owner says he drives to the airport about five times a day—and you’d have to get used to everyone staying just one night.
If you insist on going through a booking engine to make your reservation, you can use this if you like, or you contact the owner, Mr. Yama, directly:
Calling from overseas to this cell: +81-80-3020-2746 (if calling from inside Japan 080-3020-2746)
Calling from overseas to this home: +81-479-772-732 (if calling from inside Japan 0479-772-732)
Email is firstname.lastname@example.org and this is the map.
It’ll be about $2 less if you deal directly with Yama-san. What’s the big deal about saving $2? That’s 200 yen. THAT’S TWO PLATES OF SUSHI! THAT’S FOUR PIECES OF SUSHI!!!
I hitchhiked, but, otherwise, the cheapest way to go from the airport to town is the Keisei Limited Express train that costs 1000 yen ($10). Don’t be swayed by the more expensive and luxurious Skyliners and fast direct trains when the good old Keisei train gets you there not much slower.
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Awesome video, but wait a sec, they all have black hair! How are they famous in Japan?!
Maki doesn’t understand why you think this is the greatest music video ever. I find myself inclined to agree with her for just as long as she can see what I’m typing.
Caleb, I don’t know how famous they are in Japan, actually. It’s hard to gauge these things.
Stephen, I will try and explain to Maki someday why it’s a tour de force
A tour de force or a tour de hormones?
Nah, there’s nothing provocative about it, is there? Women can’t enjoy it, too?
Pretty young women in short-skirted school uniforms (we can probably stop there) fake singing while fake guitar playing in fake rain? Provocative? Let me think about that for a sec…
Come to Tokyo and you will see what short skirts look like. I can’t believe it myself.
what the song and clip have to do with a article?
Anyways,AFAIK there couple of hotels nearby Narita,rooms cost maybe 50 bux.Many people dont stay for more then a day or two,I doubt they would go out their way just to save 30 bux.I could be wrong
The song has nothing to do with anything.
You wouldn’t go out of your way and change places in the same town to save 30 bucks?
Well,you are full of sweat,tired,it s night,(Narita airport isnt fun at nite)
cant wait to cuddle the white sheet of your bed,what u gonna do?
Wonder around 8km or whatever to sleep at crappy hostel above,full of bedbugs probably,or you will just take a nearest free shuttle to the nearest hotel?
Many low cost,cheap backpackers like dont fly in to Narita anyway.
Like I said i could be wrong but most if not many people wudnt bother with all this.
And most of them dont stay in Narita for more then a day.If not for airport Narita would be unheard of ghost town.
Best regards for you!