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Posting from the future

27 October 2018

Japan-Upcoming Trip - Posting from the future

It is not 27 October yet, unless it is and I have forgotten to update this. This year I will be spending more time in Tokyo than in previous years....

Narita procedural update

16 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Ueno-Narita - Narita procedural update

Here is my procedural update from Narita airport. The airport terminal is small and dated, lacking in anything interesting to do, but thats ok its....

The last supper

15 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara-Ramen - The last supper

Time to head out and have my last dinner in Japan, unless my flight is cancelled. Leaping forward, Ueno station has been a source of crime and vil....

Between the tracks

15 November 2017

Japan-Hiking-Asoyama-Hinodesan-Mitake - Between the tracks

Its my last full day in Japan, so I decided to hike from one train line to another. My journey went west, with the hiking starting at Musashi-Itsu....

Night of the long exposures

14 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Asakusa-Skytree-Food - Night of the long exposures

First of all, the same girl is still at the lonely part of Ueno station trying to convince foreigners she needs money to get back to Kyoto because....

Value extraction

14 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Nikko-Hiking-Mount Toyama - Value extraction

I paid for my train pass, so I am going to extract as much value as possible from my train pass. It costs $100 for 3 days, yesterday I extracted $....

Surprise downpour whilst tired

13 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Ginza-Rain-Food-Omurice - Surprise downpour whilst tired

I had planned to catch the train past Ginza, walk all the way back through Ginza, see lots of lights, gawk at eastern Europeans, then there was a ....

Central mountain route

13 November 2017

Japan-Nakasendo-Hiking-Karuizawa-Autumn Colors - Central mountain route

Today I hiked over the most difficult section of the Nakesendo trail, one of the original routes between Tokyo and Kyoto. It really wasnt that dif....

Ueno to Shinjuku is not far

12 November 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Golden Gai-Ramen - Ueno to Shinjuku is not far

Chances are if you have been to Tokyo that you have ridden on the Yamanote line that goes in a circle around the main parts of the city. You might....

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