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Lard night

15 November 2018

Japan-Nagasaki-Ramen - Lard night

Despite having walked forever already today, I left the hotel a bit early to run up a hill and take a night view shot of the city. That ended in f....

Reflecting on sumos in ramen stadium

10 November 2018

Japan-Fukuoka-Nakasu-Ramen - Reflecting on sumos in ramen stadium

Tonight I hung around locally, and managed to see the red light district, light reflections in the canal, some sort of concert in canal city and t....

Christmas light hysteria in Hakata

8 November 2018

Japan-Fukuoka-Hakata-Ramen - Christmas light hysteria in Hakata

In Fukuoka its the battle of Hakata versus Tenjin for adjacent shopping and dining area superiority. Tonights contestant, Hakata. The two areas o....

The overrated Shinagawa

30 October 2018

Japan-Tokyo-Shinagawa-Ramen - The overrated Shinagawa

Apart from once transferring to the Shinkansen here years ago, I had never been to Shinagawa. You hear about Shinagawa a lot if you read the inter....

The old hole

4 May 2018

China-Hangzhou-Wulin Square-Ramen - The old hole

Last time I was here I stayed at what was advertised as the centre of everything, Wulin square. At that time, it was a giant hole in the ground, f....

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....

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....

Ready for action

10 November 2017

Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - Ready for action

After 3 or so days of ill health and recovery, I declare myself back to mountain fitness. Unfortunately, I cant climb a mountain at night, too man....

You would never ever get wet

6 November 2017

Japan-Gifu-Food-Ramen - You would never ever get wet

Heres what I have learnt about Gifu - They are deathly afraid of rain. To ensure they never ever have to get wet, they put a roof over everything.....

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