After a long but pleasant flight (Japanese airlines -in this case ANA- are the best!) we arrived in Narita and were lucky to immediately get a bus to Tsukuba. A friend of P is working on his Ph.D. thesis in Tsukuba (つくば) and so we went there for a couple of days.
Waiting for the bus:
About half an hour later we could check in at our hotel, the Okura Frontier Hotel. Not a beauty to look at, but very convenient. Very close to bus, underground, and shopping malls. It also has a nice bakery shop on the lower floor :)
The backside is not much better :(
When P's friend Ma arrived on his bike he had to park it properly in a bicycle parking lot. You even have to pay for it like in a car park :(
Since it was already late we went to one of the shopping malls and had some food at one of the restaurants in the food court. It was a 'Spanish' restaurant (of which I don't remember the name anymore) and I thought it to be awesome. We had fried rice, vegetables, patatas bravas and these super delicious rolls with sweet-and-sour sauce:
A have a closer look at the cherry-tomato rose! Isn't that beautiful?
Tomorrow we are looking at really fast things at the KEK and some Japanese stew!