Day 3 in Japan – Tokyo culture

Outside our hotel just before our trek across the various parts of Tokyo, we had our first sighting of snow. The precipitation was one of huge crystal snowflakes that quickly seeped through non-water-resistant clothing. First stop: Tokyo national museum (Ueno). Located north of central Tokyo, this is a popular place amongst Japanese history / culture fanatics. … Continue reading

Eating through Japan – Tokyo Day 1

It is 9am in local Tokyo time. It has been more than 10 hours of flight time across land and ocean. A little disoriented, we fumble around Narita airport to organise a one way trip to Shinjuku on the Narita Express. The language barrier is not immediately apparent … but will soon realise otherwise. Travel … Continue reading

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    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

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