We're going to Akita for a few days and just one trip on the Shinkansen costs the same as the one week pass.
The ride there nearly killed me a few times, the winds were near hurricane strength and i actually had to get off my bike and walk a few times.
The first day with clear blue, sky for weeks and the stupid wind ruins it.
Waiting at the agency while the guy issued the passes, i killed time by writing a packing list
I also went for a nice long visit at my grandfathers this evening.
Seeing him before going to Japan was also on my to do list, so once again: check!
Ps. Still no point cards. Where are they?