Category Archives: Japan 7/ 13

All signs against us leaving

We are having the two hottest days in Tokyo right now, reaching 41C. But we still had some last minute stuff to do, walked through the sweltering heat. We had tried all morning to secure a taxi for our way … Continue reading

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Thai food in Japan with friends

We met with Patrick and Tomoko in a beautiful park in Kichijoji and had Thai and Vietnamese food at pepacafe FOREST [sic], which was very good. The setting was also very nice, semi out-side with no AC … and that … Continue reading

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Fireworks

ok, rather “Sparklers” A nice summer evening leisure activity here and he got a whole bunch for his birthday.

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Hot Sunday

Since Ritsu is out for the weekend with Utako in Hakkone, I am trying to get Julius out into the steaming heat as much as possible. First off was the playground again where we had set up a playdate with … Continue reading

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FPM / Maki Nomiya & Okonomiyaki with Patrick

Like every time I am here I am trying to hook up with Patrick again and he came across a fun event in time for us to get 2 of the few tickets that were sold online for a mini … Continue reading

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New playground buddy

We found a play buddy for Julius on the playground today! A 7 year old girl who lives in the neighborhood and who speaks English! Julius was impressed by her unicycle skills, but did not dare to try himself.

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All you can eat Yakiniku

We have passed this BBQ place many many times and were always enthralled by the grilled meat aroma surrounding this place, they have a big banner advertising their ‘cheap’ all-you-can-eat options starting at 25$. Finally we got around to try … Continue reading

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Sengawa street festival

Fresh off the train from our trip to Koya (will blog about that later, too many photos to wade through) we went to a street festival which had lots of nibble food (but lines accordingly) a performance space (instead of … Continue reading

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Two nights in the mountains

Probably for the first time we left Ritsu with Obachan and Ojichan an went to Mt. Kōya. Getting there involves 2 trains to Tokyo station, there hopping on a Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, and then 3 / 4 more trains to … Continue reading

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Koyasan

We are spending 2 nights in the mystical Koya mountains and I will dedicate a much bigger blog update with plenty of pictures later.

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Fun at the museum

Today we went to the National Science Museum in Ueno Park because they has a special exhibit on deep sea exploration. It was pretty packed including a 20 minute wait to get tickets and get in, but much better compared … Continue reading

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Chinese in Kichijoji with Uta-chan

As usual we met with Utako, this time in Kichijoji for some Chinese food. Low key but very tasty food. Afterwards we walked around and went to another place for some dessert.

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Fireworks cancelled due to heavy rain

I had been looking very much forward to finally witnessing one of the typical Japanese summer fireworks spectacles. We talked about that 8 years ago (last time we were here in summer), but Julius was way too little back then, … Continue reading

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Did some running again today …

In 30˚C heat and probably 2000% humidity …

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Return to Bakatare Ramen Sengawa

6.5 months ago, in winter, we were here. Now it felt like a stupid idea to go for a bowl of hot ramen in 30˚C and god knows what humidity. But it was as tasty as last time and we … Continue reading

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