From next week I’ll be enjoying a month long break back in the motherland. But regular reader(s) fear not. Whilst I’m away, an A to Z of Japanese life will keep Tokyo Times active until I return.
This daily (well, weekdays anyway) alphabetical attempt will endeavor to maintain the high standards associated with the site. So you can look forward to gratuitous pictures of pretty young ladies, constant reinforcements of long held Japanese stereotypes, and perhaps if you are lucky, the odd interesting fact.
Don’t hold your breath on the latter though!
Ouch…it’s hard enough finding good Japanese blogs and now that I found you…you go away for a month….
*sigh* The Fates strike again!
Oh and thanks for the linkage btw…
The site will still be updated as regularly. Possibly even more than usual! I’ve written the Japanese A to Z already and set typepad to publish one entry every weekday until I get back.
I just got back from a 10 day visit with my in-laws in Japan. I all ready want to plan my next visit, but would like to go outside the confines of the “Let’s GO” guide. Any suggestions from you or your readers?
Hope you enjoy your stay in the motherland.
Ted: Thanks a lot. It’ll be nice to catch up with family and friends again.
And I’ll get to find out how truly out of touch with British life I am. Always a bit odd.
Michael: Let us know where you went this time. What you would like to see/do. And hopefully we can take it from there.
…any chance bolton will be playing a couple of friendlies whilst you are on holiday – will you get to see a game?…
…have fun either way :^)…
My wife’s parents live in Yokohama (I usually took the Toei-Oedo line south to the station just past Tama Plaza to get back to their place) I went to the shopping area in Shibuya (the most interesting store that I saw was Mandrake’s, a cross between a manga store and a collectible’s museum in the basement of a building) and to the Asakusa area where I explored the Nakamise shopping street, got caught in a political rally on the day before elections, and visited the Jakotsuyu Onsen, a public bath that didn’t seem to care about my prominent tattoo. I went to a public elementary school where my nieces attend, and I visited the Sony building. I liked Hibiya Park, and the yakatori place where my father-in-law has been a regular customer for forty years, (he also took my up to the sky garden in Landmark Tower, and to the old shrines and temples in Yokohama. I went to the Ghibli Museum and to the Meguru Parasitological Museum (it’s wormy and free). I also saw a display of old Russian children’s books at the Tokyo Met Teien Art Museum. I had a good trip, but my wife’s and my agendas were a bit different. I was visiting an exotic and historical foreign land, and she was visiting her family. We ate great, though.
Thanks Billy. I’m looking forward to being back home for a while.
I was hoping to see the opening game of the season, but I’m going to be in Devon that weekend, so no luck there!
But there are a couple of decent friendlies. We are playing Real Zaragoza the weekend before the season kicks off, and I just found out today that next week we’ll be hosting Inter Milan at the Reebok Stadium. How they got them there I don’t know. Must have told some pretty big lies! But I’ll defintiely be going to that. Should be a good game.
Sounds like you saw/did quite a bit Michael. And not many people make it to the parasite museum. That’s quite a place isn’t it? I didn’t want to touch anything after for fear of contamination!
I’m busy doing my packing now, but when I get back I’ll send you an e-mail with the places I’ve been to and enjoyed. That will hopefully give you a few ideas.