Monthly Archives: November 2006

Dining Out: Catch Of The Day!

Had a day off on Wednesday so my girlfriend and I went for a quick wander around Shinjuku Gyoen (garden) which features three garden types: England, France and Japan itself. However it was still a bit too early to see a big change in … Continue reading

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Three Year Japanniversary

* Wed 19th Nov 2003 – Left England * Thurs 20th Nov 2003 – Arrived in Japan * Sat 22nd Nov 2003 – England beat the Aussies to win the Rugby World Cup Can it really be three years since … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Shrine Time At Meiji Jingu

As I was in the vicinity and at a bit of a loose end I decided to go to the Meiji-jingu Shrine last week which was one of the first touristy spots that I visited when I first arrived in Japan at the end … Continue reading

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Pepsi Gold

There’s been Pepsi Blue, Pepsi Red and the latest limited edition release for the Japanese market is this:

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Dining Out: Yokohama Ramen Museum

Some of you may have noticed a lot of food related entries here lately with most of them involving ramen which is kind of the unofficial national dish here living in the shadows of sushi. For those who still don’t … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Kamakura (2006)

Never thought I would go back to Kamakura after my first visit in the summer of 2004 with my sisters. Not because I thought it was bad but just because I didn’t think I would feel like returning. However, when a … Continue reading

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Perth Re-union 5 Years On

In November 2001 I was sound asleep in my dormitory bunk bed in Perth when I was awoken by the arrival of three noisy Japanese people. One disappeared without trace but I got chatting to the other two (Shinji and Hikaru) and we … Continue reading

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