Ray and Yolanda carry their Maiden, and Ray learns as he attempts a feel-good chant that "I don't know, but I've been told" unfortunately doesn't rhyme with "million dollars." They deliver their maiden, to whom Yolanda says, "What are you doing in there?", and Ray says, "You are much heavier than you look." Heh. They get the Capsule Land Hotel clue, and they get a taxi. Ray hopes that they might be in second place. Not.
Instead, in second place are BJ and Tyler, now arriving at the hotel. They receive a departure time of 9:15 tomorrow morning. They get upstairs and find Eric and Jeremy already resting comfortably in their coffins. I mean, "capsules." There is discussion of the fact that nobody knows where Ray and Yolanda are.
Here they are! Arriving at the hotel and receiving a 9:30 AM departure. On the elevator upstairs, Ray is hoping that there's a tiny chance they might be in first place. He is unhappy, as you can imagine, to find that BJ, Tyler, Eric, and Jeremy are all upstairs relaxing in their white robes like they all just had facials. Greetings all around, although no one is happy to see each other. Everyone closes up the capsules and turns in.
The next morning at 9:00 AM, Eric and Jeremy are the first out. The clue tells them to go to Fujikyu Highland, which Phil explains is a very popular amusement park full of what he will later call "thrill rides." And, presumably, sarsaparilla and other old-time delights. It is at the base of Mount Fuji, as you might expect from the name, and it is where they will find their next clue. It turns out that they start by returning to the place where they parked their cars yesterday, so Eric and Jeremy head back to that building. There, they ask for directions to Fujikyu Highland. They are told to get on the number four highway, which will be your good friend for the next little stretch here. At 9:15 AM, BJ and Tyler follow. They also receive information that they need the highway. "This is the Japan leg we dreamed about!" BJ says, because -- I don't know if you've heard -- it turns out that Tyler has some experience with Japan and speaking Japanese, so they think they might have an advantage. At 9:30 AM, a grateful Ray and Yolanda, who probably finished last night more than 15 minutes off the pace, talk about getting a fresh start today. Today can only be better, right? Right? It can't get worse. First, of course, they need directions. And what better place to ask directions than a Denny's? I think they assume that a Denny's will have Americans in it, which maybe isn't such a bad guess, but it doesn't pan out this time. Instead, they wind up taking directions that -- yes, again -- they have a very hard time understanding. They can pick out pretty much the word "highway." That isn't really enough, but all they can do is get going at this point. I think Ray also turns on the windshield wipers unnecessarily when they start driving, so now he's becoming a caricature of himself. Next up: the horn will start honking and he won't be able to make it stop.