Category Archives: Japan 12/18

Long Trip Home

The day has come again that we have to go back home and things unfolded pretty much as usual: Leave house at 6AM, get on the train to Shinjuku, then drag everything to the Marunouchi line and get to Ginza. … Continue reading

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Full Marathon under 4h

This is what I had been working towards with all those long runs: trying to do a full marathon just before we leave. The weather was nearly perfect today (a bit chilly the first 2h, but at least not brutally … Continue reading

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Hatsumode 2019 – Shogun Burger in Shinjuku (public version)

Like the years before, we took the train to Eifukuchu to meet up with Utako and go for Hatsumode. I am always amazed to see how well Julius blends in on the train. Since I had already done a quick’n’easy 10K … Continue reading

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Fugu Dinner

Julius has shown interest in eating Fugu for a while now. The stories of the deadly toxic pufferfish must have been fascinating for him. And on the special occasion of celebrating Obachan’s birthday, we found a place in our area … Continue reading

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Ginza

After my morning run, which rather spontaneously turned into my second half marathon this year, we set off for our second visit to Sei-Ya for an early-ish ramen lunch. This time, counter seating, I was actually even more impressed with … Continue reading

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Hike Mt. Ōyama

Second hike of this trip, something we had already in mind last year: Mt. Ōyama A bit further away than our usual Mt. Takao. Took bus, train then a pretty full bus again: Until we were cramped (in very well … Continue reading

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The Boys take Shibuya!

Inspired by this morning’s run, seeing that some shops are open despite it being January 1st, I motivated Julius to come with me and go explore. We took the train this time, and here is another wonderful, very ‘Tokyo’ moment: … Continue reading

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New Year’s Run all the way to Shibuya! (and back)

What a great way to start the year! I have been wanting to do this for a while now. Not the most picturesque route, but once in Shibuya, it feels great to look around, realizing I came all the way … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Yet another ramen place!

Walk under blue skies to Sengawa for our lunch gravings. We had been looking around for other ramen places and Ritsu added some internet research and hence we tried ‘Sei-Ya’, which is actually part of a franchise. Quite an extensive … Continue reading

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Same Route – Just Faster

Not overly happy with yesterday’s pace, I went out to repeat the same course, a bit later with more warming sunshine, and a keen eye on my time keeping devices, scoring a half minute faster per km than yesterday. I … Continue reading

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The Boys take Akihabara

Got up early for a really cold 17K. When the sun is not really up yet, it is still freezing … But still a nice run, albeit a bit on the slow side. Home – Shower – and then it … Continue reading

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Bakatare, second chance!

After our first visit right after arrival and feeling that something was ‘off’, I wanted to give them a second chance, but unfortunately, I can no longer whole heartedly recommend this place! Don’t get me wrong, the broth is still … Continue reading

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32K Tamagawa Run

Clear blue skies and only slightly warmer (by maybe 2 degrees) than yesterday, I set out for a nice long run along the Tama river. Recently I found how I can connect easily from my usual Gojira route to the … Continue reading

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