Category Archives: Japan 10/16

From Sengawa back to Tây Hồ

Unlike in the past, when our ANA flight would depart at 9AM and we had to start scrambling at 5AM, this time around, the Vietnam Airlines flight, with departure time at 4:35PM, gave us ample time to enjoy a long … Continue reading

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From Nihonbashi to Ginza to Mitaka (Ghibli!)

I actually slept in a bit today while Ritsu went on a walk / run early and before we left the house I got Julius to do his violin practice. Then I went alone back to Akihabara to enjoy the … Continue reading

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From Shinjuku to Hakone (Mt. Fuji) via Odawara

It was actually Julius’ idea to return to the ‘black egg place’. We were there before in January 2009, when he was a wee 5 year old boy. But he remembered. Ritsu plotted the course thanks to extensive online research … Continue reading

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Unique Tofu-katsu lunch in Gora

Part of our full day trip to Hakone was stopping by in Gora to try a local specialty: Tofu filled with minced pork, then battered and fried, served in a delicious onion-y sauce, topped with an egg. This is the … Continue reading

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From Tsukiji to Asakusa

It has been a while that we visited Tsukiji, but this time we felt the need to introduce Julius to a ‘real’ ikura-salmon-don. After our train ride and some walking and looking around … … we found this one little … Continue reading

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From Ginza to Akihabara

We met in the morning with Obachan briefly, she and Ritsu were getting her on a personal errand, which means I had all day to do ‘boy’ stuff with Julius. First stop was Ginza, where I checked out the new … Continue reading

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Back in Tokyo

First time for me to visit Tokyo in the fall! The last 2 years I did city trips to Hong Kong and Singapore with Julius during school’s fall break, this time Ritsu scored a great price on tickets to Japan. … Continue reading

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