Tag Archives: Tokyo

Neon wilderness

Sometimes, when you spend a lengthy period of time exclusively with one person, you start developing your own language, made of jokes and references that only you two, thanks to your common experience, can understand. This was the case of … Continue reading

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After (and away from) the tuna auction: Tsuijiki fish market, Tokyo.

Clint Eastwood, in the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly once said that there are two kinds of people: those who dine at restaurants, and those who see nothing wrong in standing up for their meal in front of … Continue reading

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As the sun sets over the capital.

Unless you are a diehard fan of “Lost in Translation” – and, let’s be clear, I am not – there are a few reasons to visit Shinjuku. Skyscrapers can be found in strangest shapes in Odaiba or Shimbashi; neon lights … Continue reading

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Haneda Airport.

Our flight arrived at 07:30, and our connection was delayed until 11.30. Normally this would’ve entailed heated conversations, stress and accusations, but this was Japan. A bow, a sincere apology, a quick service recovery and we were on our way, … Continue reading

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Postcards from Tokyo

“…we’ll wait a little for a signal to turn green before entering Earl’s Court station, apologies for the inconvenience” the voice on the tannoy said to a chorus of groans, moans and a choreography of rolling eyes. Framed in a … Continue reading

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An ode to Kyoto, Part 1. Introductions.

Almost exactly five years ago a friend and a younger, happier and more idealistic version of myself visited Japan, spending 10 days in Kyoto. I have since come back twice to the archipelago, but never to Kyoto. These are my … Continue reading

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Overlooked Places – Narita

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How many can say that they have been to Japan, clearing immigration and getting the proper stamp on the passport, just to go to Narita? Not many, or at least not many who also happen to be right in their … Continue reading

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