Category Archives: Japan 12/12

26h from there to here … (aka ‘The Long Trek Home’)

After a last quick round of supermarket shopping we left our Japanese home at 11:35, forfeiting waiting for a taxi and just rolling our luggage all the way to Chitose Karasuyama where we boarded a rapid train to Shinjuku. After … Continue reading

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One last day of glorious Japanese food

For lunch, after some last minute shopping, we stopped by a local ramen place and had very nice food. It is very untypical for me to finish my whole bowl. It was THAT good. And for dinner we all went … Continue reading

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Some more playground time

Weather was nice and sunny again today and we had lots of fun going to several of the playgrounds here. On the first (the one with the yellow slide), Julius tried to interact with 2 girls, but was mainly using … Continue reading

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Buta no kakuni lunch 2013

Like in the winters before (i.e. 2009, we returned to that one pork place in Chitose-Karasuyama (Kurobuta-Chinton) to have buta no kakuni. This time was also dragged Julius along and he enjoyed that tender and flavorful meat a lot. They … Continue reading

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Gibli Museum, round 2

This time with o-bachan (and again mama), since papa still is following doctor’s orders and needs to stay in bed.

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Visiting old friends, again

Last year Julius & Ritsu visited his old pal Momoe … they went again this year, but unfortunately no photos were taken.

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Zoo

Fun thing today, going to the zoo. While it was a rather small zoo and the elephant looked like it is mentally unstable, petting the Guinea pigs and walking around (also feeding fish) was a lot of fun. Inokashira Park … Continue reading

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How cool is this for o-sechi

Thanks Patrick for the picture

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Sukiyaki 2013

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O-Sechi 2013

Happy New Year Everyone! !!!

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Playing Baseball

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Clubbing in Shibuya

Oh, what a treat. I have not been out clubbing in … since … like forever! … Also, around here, usually the parties do not really start until 1AM … on the other hand, the train service stops around midnight. … Continue reading

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At the playground

So great to have 3 parks / playgrounds in walking distance here.

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Akita Namahage Dining

Last night, for something new, Utako took us to a place which served typical food from the Akita region, especially a hotpot with Kiritanpo. I invited also my old pal Patrick to come along. Before the hotpot we received a … Continue reading

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Finally … a photo of the 3 of us!

Darn, have I aged … More about that tomorrow

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