Moving To Japan #5: Checking Out

Hi, everyone! Bhaiya here.

It’s been a while since my last post, and a lot has happened since then! I finished up quarantine, moved to Osaka with Sakura, moved into an apartment, bought furniture and appliances, started work, etc.

In this post I want to talk about finishing up my quarantine. I hope this post is helpful to anyone wanting to visit Japan soon.

Leaving Narita

I spent the last few days of my quarantine following the same routine: wake up, measure and log my temperature, answer the health follow-up questions via LINE, eat breakfast, etc. I was able to work from my hotel at the time so that helped me stay busy throughout the day. I also spent time talking with Sakura, my family back in America, my friends, etc.


Towards the end I packed up my things and cleaned up my hotel room. There was no cleaning service during my two weeks stay so I had to put my trash inside a plastic bag and leave it outside my room. I was given plenty of bags on check-in day so I used them. I also had many dirty clothes; however, the hotel had a coin laundry machine so I was able to wash and dry them before leaving. Finally, my two-week health-check ended one day before I checked out so I handed it to the front-desk staff beforehand.


Additionally, I had some heavy luggage so I asked the hotel staff to ship it to my hotel in Osaka for me. Unfortunately, my largest bag was too big to ship from the hotel. Instead, the staff asked me to go to the airport and ship it from there. JAL’s luggage shipment service seemed like the best one for my situation so I went to their counter at Narita Airport. The staff was friendly, and took my suitcase for shipment. You can read more about their service here.

Thanks for reading this article! I hope it was helpful to you. If you have any thoughts or want to share your experience of quarantining in Japan, feel free to leave a comment.