Just as a before hand note: Part 2 is actually after Part 1. I had to post in a weird order so that the way I wrote this post would make logical sense. If you are waiting for part two please scroll down past part 1, you will see it there.
Before actually going on this adventure I had been talking to Tomo-san for a while about it. We originally planned to go earlier but the schedules of everyone involved hadn’t intersected at the correct time. Plus on one occasion Nakai-san was out of the country. Definitely not happening then.
Shinji-san, Tomo-san, and I made arrangements a couple of weeks ahead of time and it was totally worth it.