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Journey in Japan Part 35: Some Like It Hot Tea

I decide to hire a bicycle. A friend from England, Damien, decides to join me. We grab two ¥300 bicycles for the day and cycle...

Journey in Japan Part 34: Pot, Kettle, Snack

Today I take the Toei Asakusa Line for the first time in my life. Each time the train starts it sounds as if there is...

Journey in Japan Part 33: Dance, Dance, Dance

It is humid today, a cool 31°C with patches of rain, the perfect weather for dancing in the street. I head over to Tawaramachi...

Journey in Japan Part 32: Pyrotechnics and Parade

I wake up at 5 am to the sound of a drunk man in our dormitory room. He spends fifteen minutes trying to open...

Mount Takao – Beer Garden with a View

Trekking to the tip of Takao One of the more easier and more documented experiences, be it spring, summer winter or fall is Mount Takao,...

Journey in Japan Part 31: Siliconan the Ovarian

The previous three days drifted along to the tune of uneventful. Today a sign in my hostel says, “Soba Party Today, come and enjoy...

Journey in Japan Part 30: Dog Day, Afternoon

Back in Tokyo, and today in Nihonbashi there is an annual festival taking place, the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri. It is one of the three...

Obon, the Unofficial Summer Holiday

The Obon Tradition Obon (お盆 or おぼん) or just Bon (盆 or ぼん) is observed as a religious holiday in Japan every August. The actual...

Allpress Espresso Tokyo Roastery & Cafe – Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo

If you have ever experienced the Australian coffee scene, especially in the likes of Sydney or Melbourne, Allpress Espresso Tokyo then, is what you...

Journey in Japan Part 29: Swings and sound and boats

My hotel breakfast is of the ‘classic’ help-yourself-to-as-much-food-as-you-like style. Not wanting to look greedy, I grab a bowl of rice, some pickled cucumber, a pot...