Travel Report: The Cat Waving Temple (Gotokuji Temple), Tokyo.

Cat army Gotokuji Temple Cat Waving Temple Tokyo.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Tucked away in a peaceful, leafy Tokyo neighborhood, in many ways Gotokuji Temple is an entirely ordinary little compound. In fact, at first glance there’s literally nothing to distinguish it from any of the other […]

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Travel Report: Akasaka Palace, Tokyo.

Akasaka Palace Tokyo

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. After a manic period getting to grips with bloodthirsty vampires, intergalactic maids, dancing monsters, stunning owls, bemused hedgehogs, airsoft guns, hypnotic arcades and infinite anime, it was finally time to calm the **** down and […]

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Travel Report: Blue Garden Restaurant – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Blue Garden Restaurant Brahms Path Harajuku Tokyo

February 2019. Wonderboy and I were delighted to have escaped the obnoxious crowds on Tokyo’s manic shopping zone Takeshita Street. Having fought our way onto the parallel-running peacefulness of Brahms Path, we began actively seeking out a good spot for lunch. I wanted somewhere quiet, a place to kick back for a bit and reflect […]

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Travel Report: Akiba Base Shooting Cafe & Bar – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Akiba Base Shooting Cafe and Bar Akihabara Tokyo

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Has it always been your dream to hold a powerful gun in your hands? To unleash a stream of bullets and tap into your inner alpha male? You know, Grrrr and shit? YEAH, ME NEITHER. But in Tokyo’s […]

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Travel Report: Pepper Lunch Beefsteak – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Pepper Lunch beefsteak restaurant Akihabara Tokyo

February 2019. It was early evening in Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town and Wonderboy and I were starving! Just about the only thing we hadn’t planned out that day was a place to eat, so we wandered about for a bit pontificating on the many options. The city’s infinite delights had been relentless on our wallets, […]

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Travel Report: Don Quijote Discount Store – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Don Quijote Discount Department Store Akihabara Tokyo

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. It was about 15:00 on a bustling Saturday afternoon in Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town and Wonderboy and I had already had an amazing day. Having breakfasted at the bewildering Maidreamin Maid Café and hung out with […]

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Travel Report: Maidreamin Maid Cafe – Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo.

Entrance lobby Maidreamin Maid Cafe Akihabara Electric Town Tokyo

Reading from China? This Travel Report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. It was with some trepidation that Wonderboy and I walked through the doors of Maidreamin Maid Café just after opening time on a Saturday morning. Kicking off a full day in Tokyo’s crazy, anything-goes Akihabara […]

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Travel Report: Bar Rock Bottom, Tokyo.

Bar Rock Bottom Asakusa Tokyo

Reading from China? This Travel Report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Long before I even got to Tokyo I’d begun fantasizing about a cool little bar I could retreat to in the evenings after a long day’s exploring around the Japanese capital. Ideally it would be […]

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Travel Report: Sensoji Temple, Tokyo.

Kaminarimon Gate Sensoji Temple Tokyo

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. One of the many things I have to thank Tokyo for is rekindling my fascination with the Asian temple. I’d become more than a bit numb to the templey charms of China, an overriding apathy that […]

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Travel Report: Ueno Park, Tokyo.

With Japanese school kids Ueno Park Tokyo

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. It was my second day in Tokyo and after a hearty breakfast at Café Tomorrow I headed off for a half-day of exploring at Ueno Park, a large network of public gardens on the site of […]

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