Category Archives: Travel

The long trip home

Just like last time, in order to get a run in today, I had to get up at before 4AM. And while we had fantastic weather all week, this morning I had a nice refreshing drizzle (which later would turn … Continue reading

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Sakura Trip day 2

Indeed, I got up today at 4:20AM to be ready for a nice, long run around the lake. Since breakfast started at 6:30 (and knowing I would need a shower), I had to start on time and make haste. The … Continue reading

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Sakura Trip to Suwa Lake

Knowing that we are going on a trip today, but not sure if I will have any chance for running later, I made sure to get at least a 4 Mile quickie in. It felt way colder than the 14˚C … Continue reading

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Bike Trip to Nakano

Starting the day with another run down to TOHO, trying to get a better picture of that new Gojira mural. After shower I set off with Julius on a much loner bike ride to Nakano. It is 10km one way … Continue reading

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Wednesday Mix

Another morning, another run. Still trying to find some streets I have not run along yet. This route somehow featured a LOT of red lights. The main event of the day was returning to that big outlet mall I had … Continue reading

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Boys’ day out!

Started the day with visiting my old pal Gojira at the TOHO studios, and seeing that they gave him his own mural now, which looks magnificent. The way the sun happened in that photo was pure coincidence and a strike … Continue reading

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Monday Mix

I had one important errand to run this morning, and run I did: Since I had missed the chance to get a SIM card for my phone right at the airport when we arrived, I had to get to the … Continue reading

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Arrival

The 8 hour flight time passed by somewhat quickly and soon we ascended upon Narita airport. Immigration was easy and luggage was all there, bus to Ginza and then 2 trains and we arrived home just in time to say … Continue reading

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The looooooooong delay (Trip to Tokyo)

Spring break is here and we are ready to travel. Based on Julius’ fantastic input “How come we never go to Japan for sakura?”, we decided to go to Japan again! And kudos to Sri Lankan Airlines for informing us … Continue reading

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Return to Sri Lanka

To catch our Airport Express Bus from Ginza to Narita on time, we had to leave the house by 6AM. The only way for me to squeeze in a morning run was to set my alarm to 3:50AM, do my … Continue reading

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Bike trip to Chofu / yakiniku dinner

Our last full day in Japan! Time has come again already to try to get some last things done. Starting with another run, and while warmer, 0 ˚C is still pretty cold, but the rising sun turned everything very beautiful. Did … Continue reading

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Stronger Earthquake

One quake was not enough this time, we got another one, this one it felt quite stronger, since it was very close by. Just before 1AM, we were already sleeping, but my bladder had woken me up just 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Return from Kusatsu / Bakatare #5

One thing we could not do last time we were in Kusatsu was go and watch the bath house show, in which some singers / dancers show the old style way the hot water was moved around to get to … Continue reading

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Breakfast / Snow run at -6˚C

We all slept very well, got up for a quick hot bath and then went in our PJs / robes to have breakfast: More delectable bites served on pretty plates / bowls / things … this time tofu with mushroom … Continue reading

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Kusatsu dinner

Coming back in from the cold, it was time for our first rounds of hot baths (sorry, no pictures of this, by now they have big signs all over that one shall not bring their phones into the onsen area, … Continue reading

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