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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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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 7: Takayama to Shinagawa

There are three main ways to get from Takayama to Tokyo on the local trains: backtrack to the north along the route I had previously travelled, backtrack part of the way and then take another valley to the east and … Continue reading

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Day Trips from Tokyo – Hiking above Ito

Last weekend was the first real opportunity for a hike that I have had in several weeks, and I woke early on Saturday morning ready to go – until I opened the curtains and saw it raining in buckets outside … Continue reading

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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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Day trips from Tokyo: Kawai – Bonoorosan – Mitake loop hike

Today’s hike route was a lovely accident. I had the day off and could get an early start, the conditions were perfect for hiking, and being a weekday I expected a repeat of the very light hiking traffic that I … Continue reading

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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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