Tag Archives: Kuramae

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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A guide to Asakusa

Volunteer Guides are readily available to assist visitors across Japan. Whether at the most popular temples and shrines in the tourist havens of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara – to locally important and interesting spots almost everywhere. With three new visitors … Continue reading

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Yaesu-dori street eating

On the way to the Ginza for a bit of window shopping, the plan was to take in the Bridgestone Museum of Art, a fantastic public legacy of its founder Ishibashi Shojiro. But lunch was first. Taking the suggested Yaesu … Continue reading

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A (small) room for all occasions

I glumly posted some time ago about giving up on Youth Hostel accommodation. I felt more and more uncomfortable as a single 50+ traveler, appearing as if my T-shirt slogan was “Uncle Tony the chaperone”. Small rooms, too many hip … 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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