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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Protected: Yet another ramen place!

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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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