So, I definitely suffered major jet lag, especially with the sun shining throughout my entire flight to Japan. However, the highlight was how easy it was to get through customs and immigration! The Japanese officials made everything so easy for us, the exchange students. Afterwards, it was an hour and a half to two-hour drive from the airport to the Seminar Houses. The rooms for Seminar House 3 were really nice and had more of an apartment feel rather than a traditional dorm.
After arriving that weekend, we had orientation for the entire first week. One great thing about arriving on the first day of accommodations was that I was able to register for classes and have first dibs on the ones I wanted! At first, there were only a handful of students who arrived, but in my unit I was alone before one of my suite mates arrived later that night. As the days rolled by more students began to trinkle in until finally all the participants had arrived. Once everyone was somewhat settled in, we began the hectic process called registration.
Since no one was allowed to cook the first week we were in the dorms, many of us ate a great deal of instant ramen or soba noodles for dinner. Some, myself included, even bought freshly made and prepared meals in the supermarkets we could walk to from the Seminar Houses or the school.