Monthly Archives: May 2016

Parents In Japan 2016 Pt II: Hiroshima

  Both my parents agreed that, family stuff aside, the highlight of their holiday to Japan was our day trip to Miyajima where we all climbed Mount Misen. On my last few visits to see the in-laws I’ve been seeking out … Continue reading

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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt I: Tokyo

  The start of the Golden Week holiday season in Japan coincided with my parents coming to visit us for the first time in over a decade. Nothing more than dinner at our new-ish place on the first day and … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Hotel New Otani

  Believe it or not, I actually had no input when it came to making a reservation for lunch at Hotel New Otani which has an association with James Bond having appeared in one of the Sean Connery films back … Continue reading

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Golden Week J-League Football In Kobe

  Watching J-League matches close to home is hard enough at the best of times due to work, family and kick off scheduling so to take in a game whilst away from Tokyo needs a fair bit of luck. Fitting in … Continue reading

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Leicester City’s Asian Influence Helps Win Premier League Title

  Miracles happen, they really do. Who in their right mind ever thought Leicester City could ever even challenge for the Premier League title let alone go on and win it in such style! Not me, that’s for sure! For … Continue reading

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Riding On The Star Wars Rapi:it Train

  On September 4th last year it was #ForceFriday and the journey towards ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ (2015) began. From that date onwards, all manner of marketing promotions and tie-ins relating to the saga were introduced in the run … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Narita-San Shinshoji Temple (Chiba)

  There’s far more to Narita than the Airport but making the effort to travel over that way is another thing. I’ve wanted to return to the Narita-San temple complex for many years but have always felt it too far … Continue reading

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