Monthly Archives: April 2012

A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 9: Enjoying the freedom to get lost

This is part 9 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Nippon in a Nutshell

I have to admit that when I was in Norway several years ago with far more time than money and encountered ads for a “Norway in a Nutshell” tour on my last day there I was appalled. How could anyone … Continue reading

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A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 8: Revenge of the Cedar

This is part 8 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Houjicha – Roasted Japanese green tea

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Tokyo Views – Smallscrapers

Although blessed with several large parks and other open areas to break up the space, Tokyo is a crowded city. Land is at a premium, and prior to the age of bulldozer development people generally made use of the piece … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

What could be more random than a bottle of sake wrapped in a piece of newspaper? It turned out to be pretty good.

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Tokyo Views – Gray

Today’s spell of rainy gray was quite relaxing after the last few weeks of high contrast blue sky, bright green leaves, and pink and white cherry blossoms.

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