Maranouchi Madness

Originally published on 19th March 2015 on Blogger A well deserved sleep in and then down to Shinjuku station to get our Japan Rail Pass, and book our first Shinkansen (bullet train) for tomorrow. Yippee.... We have become very accustomed to eating sushi for breakfast. Off to Tokyo station. Wow. This area is called Maranouchi. … Continue reading Maranouchi Madness

Miyazaki Wizardry

Originally publish on 18 March 2015 on Blogger. Wow. The kids walked 15kms yesterday, and 9 today. That's mad.... But we were up and out the door this morning, off to the Ghibli Museum. Studio Ghibli, for those that don't know, is the company behind Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most famous animators. He has … Continue reading Miyazaki Wizardry

Some Culture…Finally

Originally published on Blogger 17 March 2016 My choice this morning, so seeking some culture, we were off to Harajuku to see the Meiji Shrine. Not only was it beautiful, we were very lucky to see a Shinto wedding. The traditional architecture was really stunning and we did the hand washing, bowing and clapping, as … Continue reading Some Culture…Finally

Pop Culture Overload

Originally published on Blogger on 16 March 2015 Wow. Akihabara. A complete pop culture and sensory overload. Mecca for Japanese anime, manga, video gaming, and the like. A whole day of loud, extreme, full on...My head is still spinning. We emerged from one shop and I said to Finn it must be almost dinner time...It … Continue reading Pop Culture Overload