Tag Archives: Wanderers

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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Top 5 posts about Japan

I got a Happy Anniversary notification from WordPress the other day – for 2 years of blogging. Has it actually been that long? With only 76 posts to my name, I can’t be labeled prolific. With dozens of draft posts … Continue reading

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Wandering to Japan

Alright, I need to be upfront. My next favourite football team after those ageing Socceroos is the Western Sydney Wanderers. And they will be playing in Japan early in 2014. Don’t be alarmed, but be ready for a light sprinkling … Continue reading

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On your bike

You can get a good sense of the real Japan by gently rolling through lanes and streets on a bike. A leisurely pace, often with a tide of fellow riders. Apart from looking a little bit different, who is to … 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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