Ray/Yo and E/J board.
Tyler: It's so important! Omigod!
The plane takes off WITHOUT THEM.
They go to Thai Airlines, get an 8:20 departure.
BJ: They have an hour and a half lead. We have to catch up.
Tyler: We'll speak Japanese when we get to Japan!
Phil: When teams land, they must make their way to the parking lot at the Hotel Nikko, find marked cars, then drive to Shebuya. They must scan the big TV screens for the one flashing the location of their next CLUE.
Dusk, Plane 1 lands, Ray/Yo and E/J head for the hotel in the same bus.
Ray, observing the step down in cars: Not a benz, but it's still good. We're the first ones out the gate!
E/J stop to get a map, first. They head off to the expressway.
Teams driving ... Gotta love the steering wheels on the "wrong" side! Yolanda gets out, they ask directions to the expressway. It was right in front of their faces, but they couldn't read the signs.
Ray tries to read another sign at a fork in the expressway. He goes to the right.
BJ/T get into town.
E/J find Shebuya, 1st place.
Ray/Yo ask directions again. They're on the wrong freeway.
Ray: My great navigator!
Yo: Drive ME!!
Ray: Driving Miss Crazy.
Again, more directions.
Ray conf: We can't understand what anybody's saying!
E/J stand in the square and check the bazillion big screens, looking for a clue. There: "FIND HACHIKO."
Phil: The name of a statue, to honor a dog in Japanese lore. They find this man, they get the next clue.
E/J quickly find Hachiko.
Phil: Maiden or Messenger.
Maiden, 7 mile drive to tea garden, carry a maiden in a cart to a tea ceremony.
Messenger, travel 200 yards, pick up folding bikes and messenger bags w/parcels. Assemble the bikes, deliver packages to 2 separate buildings listed, return to the original parking lot.
E/J choose Maiden, to "meet some ladies today."
BJ/T second to Shebuya.
They find the Hachiko clue, then get the clue from Hachiko.
Tyler, of course, speaks Japanese.
BJ: The gardens might be simpler.
Tyler: But we can ask directions on the bikes.
E/J run to the nice young lady's traditional cart, and hoist it up on their shoulders.
E: Hopefully we got a hot one!
BJ/T start putting folding bikes together.
Address: Shujuku Park Tower.
Tyler: I've been to the building!
They take off, riding bikes.
Ray, still driving blind: Everyone will have problems, though. This place is confusing.
Yo: But we gotta do better than this.