Category Archives: Japan 12/17

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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Udon lunch in Kusatsu

After checking in (but rooms not ready yet), we walked around to look for food. we had our mind set on some hot udon soup and found a promising place quite quickly. Here they serve a local kind of very … Continue reading

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We are going on a trip

Since we are going on a trip today, I had to do my morning run before sunrise today. But totally worth it once the sun came up and revealed the wonderful blue sky. We got packed and out of the … Continue reading

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Hatsumode & Takoyaki

Like in previous years, we went to Omiya Hachiman for hatsumode. Unlike last year, the lining up was mercifully short (maybe because it was so cold!) Or maybe because we came earlier that last year. Which also explains why we … Continue reading

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Lots of running instead of public transport today

Not planned like this, but this turned out to be a rather commute / run heavy day. Maybe because my morning run was rather ‘meh’. Somehow my earbuds did not charge correctly over night and I found myself without music … Continue reading

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Not too much going on today.

Since I ran long and fast yesterday, it was time for a break and doing a slow, shorter jog with Ritsu, which we combined with a stop at a shrine we discovered recently to do our first new years prayers. … Continue reading

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Tamagawa Family Adventure

Since I enjoyed running along the riverbanks of Tamagawa so much, I wanted to share this awesome location with the family. We took a train and 3 stations later we were just 5 minutes from the river. The general idea … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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End of year food:

One last ramen of 2017 And New Year’s Eve sushi! Not to forget the traditional soba noodle soup as last meal of the year. This time with duck meat!

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New Year’s Eve morning run with Gojira!

Did my usual TOHO round, but this time I actually looped around the studio complex and for the first time I ran past the main gate! And there I found a nice (albeit not too big) Gojira statue and this … Continue reading

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