so everything went well with my hire car, except a few things:
- didnt come with ETC card, so had to pay tolls with cash. its a pain.
- google maps is better than it used to be for japanese roads, but its still unclear instructions and confusing as f**k for multi-layered roads.
- a bike rider and car driver were pissed at me once: I was in the middle road of a T-intersection (tight local streets) and car +bike approached from my left. So I gave way to them. Apparently I needed to go first, coz otherwise the car wouldnt fit? I dunno, i tried to wave them through but they looked at me puzzled so i drove off to the right... it was confusing.