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Journey in Japan Part 57: In an interstellar burst

Toothache has returned. After two full months of remaining silent in the corner of my mouth, the pain floods back like a terrible memory....

Journey in Japan Part 56: Dome Alone

Over the last few days the temperature has got increasingly colder. Winter is finally upon us. Recently, as I have been wandering around in...
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Viewing Autumn Leaves at Narita San (成田山で紅葉)

Dating back to 940, Narita-San or more specifically Narita-San Shinsho-ji (成田山新勝寺) is a temple located in central Narita, Chiba. It is a well known...

Journey in Japan Part 55: Conspirators of Treasure

Today I have found treasure. The treasure is hidden away in the middle of a residential area in Minowa, down a side street that looks like...

Topic Marker and Sentence Ending Particles – は, も, よ & ね!

In this exercise, we will examine the main particles used at the start of Japanese sentences, namely 「は」(wa), which is used to identify the...

Beyond Shibuya’s Pretty Neon Lights!

So a few months ago I was transferred to the Shibuya branch of my company, I had been at the Shinagawa branch for a...
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Mucho Modern Mexicano Restaurant – Central Tokyo (Station)

Situated within 10 minutes walk of central Tokyo station, on level 2 of the Tokia Building, Mucho Modern Mexicano is a casual dining restaurant...

Journey in Japan Part 54: Fuji in the Sky with Diamonds

It is 16:20 and I am in Ikebukuro, standing in the observation deck on the sixtieth floor of a building called, “Sunshine City.” Considering...

Journey in Japan Part 53: In the Land of Spuds and Money

Today I overslept. It is 4 pm when I finally crawl from my bed. Having missed most of the day, and without a plan, I...

Journey in Japan Part 52: House of Red Leaves

There is a famous phrase in Japan, “You haven’t seen real beauty until you’ve seen Nikkō.” So far on this trip, I haven’t really...