Archive | August, 2012

Sushi, Sake, and Soy Sauce – Consuming and Imbibing in Tokyo

It would be difficult to describe the culture and atmosphere in Tokyo without experiencing the culinary delights that are available, a particular highlights for any traveler visiting the Japan, as the city ranks amongst the top food destinations on the planet.  From greasy noodle shops to high-end kaiseki meals, from smoke-stained yakitori joints to the temples of fish […]

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Manicured Gardens, Island Getaways, and Manga-Infused Maid Cafes – Further Explorations of Tokyo

After having explored the people-watching districts of Shibuya and the Takeshita-dori, having flashed your plastic around in the shopping havens of Ginza and Harajuku, having paid your respects and taken in the culture at the shrines and museums in Asakusa, Ueno, and Marunouchi, and having raised your glass to a hearty “Kampai!” with some new […]

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Neon Lights, Giant Lanterns, and Urban Sprawl in Tokyo

Over a year ago now, before this whole adventurous journey began (thirty some countries and counting), if you had told me that I had to choose only one country to which I could visit, without batting an eye, I would have strongly stated my choice to be that of Japan.  It’s difficult to put my finger on what aspects attracted my fascination with the Japanese […]

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