Golden Week 2006 – Okinawa
Golden Week 2007 – Philippines
Golden Week 2008 – Thailand
Golden Week 2009 – Tokyo!
Not such an exotic destination for this years holiday due to finances and other commitments. The first of my eight days off began on Wednesday when I met ex-Nova workmate Peter in Kagurazaka which is supposedly famous for its French restaurants (as well as Italian, Spanish and of course Japanese) amid its sloping main street.
The area used to be renowned for its geisha houses but no real sign of such thing today as we walked around the backstreets. I was first told about this place a couple of years back as being a nice elegant place in Tokyo away from the main tourist traps, and having kept a magazine article on the place I have to say that the place was quite disappointing for me not that I had any real high expectations. Luckily, it was a beautiful day and we ventured on to the very-crowded Yoyogi Park in Harajuku for a couple of beer cans followed by a load more beer later in an izakaya.