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My Final Day in Tokyo

Japanese Coins

Of course I drink like a fish. But over time my body seems to have built up a bit of resistance, so I don’t often get hangovers. Today, however, was an exception: I woke with one of those mind-numbing hangovers. Last night I went out looking for something to eat, and headed towards the “gay area” of Tokyo. The first

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Mori Tower Views

“I’m sure I saw a sign for McDonalds here somewhere”, I thought to myself as I scouted the restaurant menus at Tokyo’s Mori Tower. Sadly, I’ve spent most my life living with champagne tastes, but on a beer budget. Though it would have been tempting to have enjoyed a two-hundred dollar meal (yes, seriously), common sense prevailed. Although my main

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Tsukiji and Sunset

“This may be your last chance to see the markets in this location”, our guide, Nori told us today. After about eighty years at Tsukiji, the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market is moving at the end of next year to make way for a venue for the Olympic Games, being held in Tokyo in 2020. Although it’s often said one

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Tokyo Monday

Arty Farty Bar in Tokyo

“You can never have enough shoes, hats and gloves”, Patsy once said on “Absolutely Fabulous”. I don’t know about that, but I did have to make a couple of additional purchases today. When I travel, I like to travel light, just the basics. Half a dozen pairs of socks and jocks (which you can wash) combined with enough shirts and

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Tokyo – My Day In The Sun

“You booked this four months ago. You must be very organised…”, Tomo (one of the tour guides) said to me as I walked into the office of the “Tokyo Great Cycling Tour” earlier today. “No”, I told him, “I’ve just been planning this holiday for quite a while”. When I first read about the cycling tour a few months ago,

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Tokyo Bars

10cc Swedish Bar in Tokyo

Several times today I’ve been invited to come and share the delights of a “titty-bar”. Even though I’ve never heard the phrase before, I realised pretty quickly what it means. After all, I’m staying metres from the centre of Tokyo’s “red light district” in the newly opened “Hotel Gracery (Shinjuku)”. The hotel’s big claim to fame is a “life sized”

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