“We set off at 5am unsure where our final destination would be, Typhoon Hagibis was set to hit Tokyo the day we landed so pre-flight nerves were definitely higher than usual. We ended up spending a few nights in Shanghai waiting for the Typhoon to pass, China was certainly eye-opening. Several domestic flights later we finally arrived in Tokyo. Our hotel was great but I think we did forget that Japan tend to do things on the smaller side, you’ll see what we mean by the picture of Reece in the bath tub.”
“Our first day of install was mad, the golf course was huge, we had the tour and Health and Safety briefing via golf buggy. Despite the language barrier the crew were very efficient and we managed to install 5 areas of Zoovac in 5 days when the original time frame was double this. The install was fairly routine other than unloading the washrooms one by one from the container via forklift, onto a flatbed then driving a few miles up to a marquee 4m above ground. It was certainly challenging but we rose to it.”
“Having finished ahead of schedule we travelled into Tokyo City to be typical tourists. We visited the famous Skytree, the tallest building in Tokyo City, the Shinto shrine, Shinjuku City where the buzzing clubs and karaoke rooms can be found and Shibuya, famous for its scramble crossing. We ate some pretty weird and wonderful things, sea urchins and sea slugs, we aren’t desperate to try them again but the ramen and fried chicken was incredible. Watching the Rugby England match with locals and our colleagues from MTD at Golden Gui was very surreal, but the Highballs went down well.
The Zozo Championship itself went pretty smoothly, unfortunately the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis was on everyone’s minds and the rainfall was pretty horrendous forcing some rounds to be cancelled. We did catch a glimpse of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy though. After 4 weeks away we were glad to get on our flight home but certainly wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to go back, Japan was fantastic and the food was incredible.”
Dane Barry – Project Engineer & Reece Cooper – Temp Engineer (normally heads up ZooBells but is called upon for toilet duties)