As with everything else, Covid-19 did its best to mess up my Tokyo travel plans. I was going there to see the mighty New Order, but they’d cancelled a week previously after Japan banned all public gatherings for two weeks to try to halt the spread of the virus. ‘Regret’ indeed. But I’d booked a non-refundable flight and a hotel with an onsen and so, not being particularly afraid of catching a cold, I decided to go anyway, and following a mostly empty flight from Don Mueang, I found myself at an equally quiet Narita Airport on Saturday morning.

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