Monthly Archives: December 2011

Day trips from Tokyo – Mitakesan

It is always easier to do something else than something, and that is particularly true when the something involves a long overdue tidying of the mound of paper that has accumulated on the desk – which makes this a good … Continue reading

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Needle Ice on Mitakesan

I finally made it to Mitakesan today, and while I would normally review the hike as a day trip from Tokyo, that will have to wait for another post since …. I found needle ice today! I came down from … Continue reading

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Taking the camera for a walk around the palace

Another day off where I intended to get out for a hike but didn’t… so a city walk had to suffice. It turned out to be a very nice day for walking the perimeter of the Imperial Palace.

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Random Food of the day – Christmas Edition

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A day in the gardens

Today dawned bright, crisp, and perfect for getting out for a hike. Unfortunatly I slept through that part. Having just finished a set of late shifts at work I needed sleep more than a hike so I found myself ready … Continue reading

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Random food of the day

And the answer is…. pickled bean sprouts. This one threw me for a few days. It was one of the “no idea what it is, but I’ll give it a try” items, and the tight plastic casing with no air … Continue reading

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Lunch at Tsukiji

One of the more famous areas of Tokyo is the Tsukiji market, often considered to be the largest wholesale fish market in the world. In addition to this market, there is also a wholesale fruit and veg market, restaurants, and … Continue reading

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