So, today Mr. A and I took our first solo trip on the Japanese toll roads. We have only ever been on them when out with friends and only recently drove on it, but with someone who knew where they were going.
It was an interesting experience, and my anxiety was pretty high on the way to out destination, but pretty normal on the way home.
The toll road is called Daini Michtoku Toll Rd. And is much like the Autoban, as far as speed limits, from what I remember. And it’s also exactly like American high ways, aside from the tolls. From what I understand you get on, get a ticket, get off and pay for the distance you drive. If it’s a super short distance (like from Misawa to the Shimodamoichi exit) you don’t pay. But we did on the way home.
The toll road price varies by distance, some aquaintences drove to and from Tokyo and they said it cost them roughly $160 round trip. I’m assuming the tolls goes to repairs due to earthquakes and cold.
But anyway, it was our first solo trip on it. Pretty easy to be honest!
And pictures from Aeon mall in Shimoda ^^
Sorry there was no Sugar Sunday last weekend, I was super sick, but there will be on this weekend!