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Sky shrine

20 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Ueno-Asakusa-Skytree - Sky shrine

Ueno to the skytree via Asakusa

Today was a rest day. A rest day was very much needed too. A rest day for me involves walking to the skytree from Ueno and back again. But now I a....

Salty and hydrated

19 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Ueno-Ramen - Salty and hydrated

Tokyo Ueno area

I got a bit dehydrated today, which made the train ride back from the hike a bit annoying, my legs were getting a bit crampy, felt a bit nauseous.....

Not as long as I hoped for

19 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Hiking-Mount Takanosu - Not as long as I hoped for

Mount Takanosu from Lake Okutama to Okutama station

I thought it would take longer! My day started at 5:12am as I had planned and warned myself. My bag was already packed with drinks and snacks and ....


18 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Ikebukuro-Okonomiyaki - Okonobukuro

Okonomiyaki in Ikebukuro

I edited my reverse documentation of the day from earlier because I had confused Ochanomizu with Okachimachi, which must have thrown everyone for ....

Back to the start

18 November 2023

Japan-Kyoto-Tokyo-Shinkansen - Back to the start

Kyoto to Tokyo by Shinkansen

Allow me to tell my day in reverse order with minimal supporting photos in a very succinct format. I have been typing too much. My hotel is the s....

Buddha loves Amex

17 November 2023

Japan-Kyoto-Temple-Curry - Buddha loves Amex

Sannenzaka and Kiyomizu-dera

Before I get to why Buddha loves Amex, which is amazing, let me go on for a bit of a rant about my laundry. I googled coin laundry, there were 3 ....

Not a failure

17 November 2023

Japan-Kurama-Kibune-Hiking - Not a failure

Kurama to Kibune hike

2 days ago I tried to do a hike I have done before which turned into an epic failure. In 2017 I tried to do the Kurama to Kibune hike, which faile....

Night of the long corridors

16 November 2023

Japan-Kyoto-Shopping - Night of the long corridors

Kyoto covered shopping areas

Look closely at tonight's pics, none of them are outside. My hotel has a corridor that goes to a lift (elevator) that goes down to the subway. Thi....

Over castled

16 November 2023

Japan-Himeji-Castle-Shrine - Over castled

Himeji castle and Engyoji shrine

That all took longer than I thought, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Today I did 2.5 activities in Himeji. First the castle which I somehow ....

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