Retrospective Alphabet Dating In Greater Tokyo S00E06: W-Z

 

Whilst season two of alphabet dating is taking place I thought I could fill that void with a restrospecive series which is certainly an easier operation as they were not done in alphabetical order which can be a little stressful and frustrating at times.

Season 0 will throw back to places and things we’ve done in Greater Tokyo since 2011. I generally hate the term “date night” for people who are married or have been together a long time but I guess it is apt for some of the things we did in this series as it will include some things which actually were proper dates back in the early years when we got together.

If you haven’t seen the 1st three episodes then click on the following:

S00E01     S00E02     S00E03     S00E04     S00E05

W is for Whoopi Goldburger (June 2012)

 

The majority of the nine burgers at this grungey place on a quiet back street in Shibuya are named after famous celebrities in pun-tastic fashion such as Whoopi Gold Burger, Kevin Bacon Burger & Charlotte Gains Burger. The huge Aussie beef patties seem to have some spices added to them and the hand-made mash (or fries) also contains some special salt which gives it a really interesting taste. More details here.

X is for Mr. (2011)

Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time can be a memorable occasion and the journey there can be a nervy one for many. When it happened to me in 2011 though, my mind was perhaps over-consumed by the sight of a mystery drink called Mr. X which I had never seen before. There was a reason for that. She pointed out that it wasn’t actually the name of the drink but just meant that you don’t know which drink you’re going to get for your money. We bought one but I can’t remember what it was!

Y is for Yoshima Hyaku-ana (September 2011)

 

I’m pretty sure this hidden gem in Saitama Prefecture was one of the first places we visited together.  Not quite the trip to Disneyland that many Japanese girls expect! This was a half hour walk from the closest station, and well worth it, but not a distance I can get her to naviagate on foot too much these days! More details here.

Z is for Zoshigaya (2014)

 

As a former resident of Zoshigaya, I was keen to show Rina around some of my old haunts as well as a few of the more famous spots. Since the Edo-period, Kishimojin temple has been a place of worship for the health and prosperity of children thanks to the supposed power of one of its gingko trees. That was our first stop and was followed by Zoshigaya Cemetery, the Zoshigaya Missionary Museum and a ride on Tokyo’s last remaining tram line.

Click here to read ‘Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E01: A-E)’

Click here to read ‘Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E02: F-J)’

Click here to read ‘Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E03: K-O)’

Click here to read ‘Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E04: M-T)’

Click here to read ‘Alphabet Dating In Japan With My Wife Who Was Completely Unaware Of The Task At Hand! (S01E05: U-Z)’

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