Category Archives: Saitama

Easy to get to and enjoy Kawagoe

It’s always nice to visit a location the subject of many positive posts. Kawagoe being only an hour or so north of Tokyo makes it really accessible for the visitor. From Shinjuku, take the JR Saikyo Line Rapid service direct … Continue reading

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Very sweet potato town: Kawagoe

Starting out early on the day of the June 2013 Australia v Japan game in Saitama I was at the magnificent Hikawa Shrine near Omiya before 9:00am. With its kilometre long tree-lined avenue, you can’t help but to be drawn … Continue reading

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Gifts and memories

Bringing back momentos and presents from Japan is something I make some effort to do. Its not just about the item itself, its craft, or its price, it is just as much about the story of its purchase. Relevance and … Continue reading

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I thought Honda and Endo were the stars?

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Well, another football game against Japan is over. The centre of another trip. The excuse for drawing 3 others into our traveling party this time. Joining with the Green and Gold Army. Joining the 62,000 singing and screaming Blue Samurai … Continue reading

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The Namboku Line sardine can to Saitama Stadium

Well, another World Cup football game against Japan Blue Samurai is over. The centre of the trip. The excuse for drawing 4 others into our traveling party this time. Joining with the Green and Gold Army. Cheering for the Socceroos. … Continue reading

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Saitama, here we come!

With only 2 weeks to the crucial World Cup Qualifer against Japan, over 1,000 Australian football fans like me are packing their bags to support our team in Saitama. Getting to the ground is easy via the Namboku Subway Line. … Continue reading

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2 games on the cards

Tickets for the Sydney FC v Kashima Antlers game on 16th March have already been purchased in Sydney, only costing $32 which is a very reasonable price. Too bad another $2,500 is budgeted to get there and back! On the … Continue reading

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