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5 hours between flights

25 November 2023

Cairns-Airport - 5 hours between flights

Tokyo to Cairns on a Virgin 737 max

I had an entire row to myself on the plane which was less than half full. They cannot continue with this service forever like this. Not that I am ....

Departure zone

24 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Airport - Departure zone

Tokyo Haneda airport

After checking in and going through security, I realised I probably should have got my dinner before going through security. So my top tip is, eat....

Slow mode engaged

24 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Ochanomizu-Nakano - Slow mode engaged

Ochanomizu and Nakano

Time for the long day before the long flight. The key is to do everything slowly, walk, eat, urinate etc. First of all, it is best to stay in your....


23 November 2023

Japan-Yokohama-Curry - Yokowherenow

Yokohama station area

For my last full night in Japan (more on that shortly) I decided to go one town over to Yokohama. I have stayed there before. I actually had a col....

Power hike

23 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Mount Kariyose - Power hike

Mount Kariyose from Musashi-Itsukaichi station

Final hike. Longer than I expected! But that was fine. 27k steps, 18km, 4.5 hours, 999m of elevation gain. Much of it was alongside a power substa....

Half a pig

22 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Half a pig

Shimbashi to Roppongi via Tokyo tower

A few weeks ago I walked through Ginza and ended up at Shimbashi, which seemed like a busy interesting area. Tonight I decided to go back to Shimb....


22 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Ueno-Shinjuku - Dayjuku

Ueno to Shinjuku

Shinjuku is not as interesting in the day time. There is no neon. However the nearby garden is very interesting in the day time, even if I have be....

Nerd reduction

21 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara - Nerd reduction

Akihabara on a weeknight

Exactly 3 weeks ago I went to Akihabara on a Tuesday night and it was really busy. Tonight I went there again, also a Tuesday night and it was not....

Nice and easy

21 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Mount Takamizu - Nice and easy

Mount Takamizu from Ikusabata to Sawai

Actually, there were three peaks on today's excellent hike but I cannot list them all in the title. Takamizu, Iwatekeishi and Sogaku. If you are l....

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