Monthly Archives: October 2011

Daytripping from Tokyo – A hike in Ohtama Nature Park

I had today off, and since the forecast called for heavy rain I decided it would be a good day to catch up on things indoors, starting with sleep. Hence it was with a fair bit of annoyed surprise that … Continue reading

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Unexpected finds

Before heading in to work on Saturday afternoon I found the morning weather far too nice to stay in my flat, so I took a stroll around my neighborhood. With no intent of finding anything other than the walls of … Continue reading

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What to wear for breakfast

The apartment building I am in has a small restaurant which offers a free breakfast buffet to residents. It turns out that is all they offer, as they stopped serving lunch and dinner a few weeks before I arrived. Although … Continue reading

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A rainy night train in Tokyo

Last night some rain moved into Tokyo of the hard and blowing variety. Normally this is one of my favorite weather types, but that is when I am dressed for it. It is most definitely not my favorite weather type … Continue reading

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Osaka from 500 feet and 30 miles

My arrival in Osaka was sadly predictive of my stay there. I was met at the airport around noon, taken to the office I was working at, and about 1:30 AM I got in a taxi and found myself heading … Continue reading

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Off to Osaka

Earlier this week I had some work to do in Osaka, so on Sunday morning I took a flight from Tokyo Haneda to Kansai airport since I would be working close to the airport and it was faster, cheaper, and … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Flat

One of the things I typically do when I arrive somewhere I will be staying at for a while is to take a bunch of pictures of the house / apartment / hotel room. While it does serve a documentary … Continue reading

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