Category Archives: Food

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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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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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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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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Of Steaks & Owls

Starting the day with a quick 8km in 40 minutes run (and yoga for Ritsu, while Julius slept in very long) we then took our very sweet time to get ready to all go together to Akihabara to check out … Continue reading

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Lazy Friday Mix

We had initially planned another mountain hike, but as pretty much every year, Julius catches a bug and kept coughing all night, so we kept things easy today. Starting with a leisurely slow jog with wife-y dearest to the not-so-far … Continue reading

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Shibuya at Night / のんべい横丁

Fun outing with long time Tokyo friend Patrick in Shibuya today: dinner, Mario Cart sighting, free DJ event with Tomoyuki Tanaka (FPM) @ Trunk Hotel. Patrick always has eagle eyes on music events in Tokyo and this one was a … Continue reading

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Julius: Dentist & Unagi

Our trip to Japan is always a good occasion to have a check up with the dentist for Julius, especially since we have not found a new dentist in Colombo yet. They did some minor cavity work and I am … Continue reading

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Exploring Kamakura

As a one day trip we hopped on a  train to Kamakura today. Took us about 2h to get to this seaside town which has tons of old temples, shrine and a huge Buddha statue. (Here is a nice pdf map.) … Continue reading

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Xmas Day

Starting the day with presents, as usual. But boy, Santa is having a hard time with 13 year olds. Really hard to get some presents when even the young teenager has no idea what he wants (other than online game … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Day

For this morning I had something special in mind, since Sunday is classically my ‘long-run’ day, I wanted to see just how long I can follow Sengawa (technically it is only about 26km until it ends in the sea around … Continue reading

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Julius’ first Kaiten Sushi experience

After sleeping in a bit and a nice morning run, we all hopped on a bus to Kichijoji, to find a special department for arts & crafts & sowing material for Julius. And for lunch Ritsu had pre-selected a conveyor … Continue reading

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