I know. It's seems like I'm traveling for 48 hours, but it's just that I'm going to the future hehe.
I understand the many changes, because my country is in South America and it doesn't have a direct flight to Japan.
Speaking from experience flying from America to Asia several times a year, changing planes often make the trip less painful when the transfers are less than an hr or two. Everyone's different, but I'm always glad to walk around for an hr and get a snack. But doing that 3 times...that I dunno haha More time to review your kanjis