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The last supper

20 November 2019


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Okonomiyaki - The last supper
Eating okonomiyaki in Shinjuku

What to have for my last dinner on this trip other than plane food? Okonomiyaki! It was cold outside, so I headed underground to the Sunbade under....

Favourite dinner

18 November 2019


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Ramen - Favourite dinner
Eating tomato Ramen in Shinjuku

Tonight I had my favourite thing that you can only get in Japan for the third time. Tomato Ramen. Its ramen cooked in a thick tomato soup, with go....

Expensive hamburger patty

17 November 2019


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Food-Hamburg - Expensive hamburger patty
Dinner at Takashimaya in Shinjuku

My cheapness, also known as tightarseness knows no bounds. Tonight I paid $15 for a hamburger patty, tiny potato, corner off a carrot and joke pie....

Entry fee

17 November 2019


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku Gyoen-Garden - Entry fee
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden and shopping in Shinjuku

I last went to Shinjuku Gyoen Garden in March 2012. It was a grey day, and everything in it was brown and dead. The place was almost deserted. The....

Omu-Mapo-Tofu in Shinjuku

2 November 2018


Japan-Tokyo-Food-Shinjuku - Omu-Mapo-Tofu in Shinjuku
Can you combine Omu rice and Mapo Tofu? Yes you can

Tonight I went back across town to everyones favorite part of Tokyo, Shinjuku. I like it too, its great for photos, and tonight I was very happy w....

Ueno to Shinjuku is not far

12 November 2017


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Golden Gai-Ramen - Ueno to Shinjuku is not far
Walking across the city from Ueno to Shinjuku

Chances are if you have been to Tokyo that you have ridden on the Yamanote line that goes in a circle around the main parts of the city. You might....

Button security

9 November 2016


Japan-Tokyo-Shinjuku-Food-Ramen - Button security
Sichuan style ramen in Shinjuku

If you have been to Japan you will know they have security guards, or at least small old men in uniform, for everything. You can find some amusing....

Naga-no-yes

19 October 2016


Japan-Tokyo-Nagano-Shinkansen-Shinjuku - Naga-no-yes
Taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano

Yes, I am now in Nagano. You may remember this as the city which hosted the 1998 winter olympics. Except no one remembers the winter olympics. Who....

Landing gets you half way there

16 October 2016


Japan-Tokyo-Narita-Shinjuku - Landing gets you half way there
Taking the cheaper Kesei mainline from Narita airport

The second flight was great, despite being in economy it was only half full and I had the middle block of 4 seats to myself. Qantas actually did a....

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