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Tokyo area trip itinerary

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that in April I finished my three years in Japan with an eight night stay in Tokyo (well, actually it was seven in Tokyo and one in Chiba). My trip included excursions to various nearby places, but my main base was Shinagawa. Now I’ve finally finished writing … Continue reading

The Greatest Buddha

A tourist-show, a legend told, A rusting bulk of bronze and gold, So much, and scarce so much, ye hold The meaning of Kamakura? (Extract from a poem by Rudyard Kipling, 1892) Carrying on from the last post about my Tokyo area trip, I’m sure you’ll remember that on April 19th I was walking to The … Continue reading

What would you do with 8 nights in Tokyo?

With about one week left at work, I’ve finally had time to turn my attention to my final trip in Japan. I actually started planning this trip a long time ago, and planned to include the following: Yayoi Festvial in Nikko Kamakura Daibutsu Ushiku Daibutsu Nokogiri Yama (more big Buddhas) Studio Ghibli Museum Ueno Zoo … Continue reading