My 5: Akasaka Palace, Tokyo.

Akasaka Palace Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. After a manic period of 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 **** […]

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My 5: Ryogoku Sumo District, Tokyo

Ryogoku Sumo Stadium Tokyo.

1. February 2019. What better way to follow up an unforgettable Tokyo morning watching live Sumo than with a leisurely saunter around the city’s pretty Sumo district? Whether you’re a Sumo fanatic or just curious this is where your wanderings should start at Tokyo’s grand Sumo Stadium (Ryogoku Kokugikan). This is Japan’s premier Sumo event […]

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My 5: Sumo Performance & Duel – Asakusa, Tokyo.

Live Sumo Performance and duel Asakusa Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 is packed with YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. It was a crisp, sunny morning and once again Wonderboy and I were buzzing with excitement at the thought of another bucket-list-ticking day in the Japanese capital. When I drew up my list of […]

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My 5: Blue Garden Restaurant – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Blue Garden Restaurant Brahms Path Harajuku Tokyo

1. 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 […]

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My 5: Takeshita Street – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Takeshita Street Harajuku Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. I have to admit that Wonderboy and I had been somewhat unprepared for the unbridled insanity of Tokyo’s Takeshita Street. We’d been expecting it to be busy of course, after all it was a Sunday afternoon […]

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My 5: Cat Street – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Cat Street Harajuku Tokyo.

1. February 2019. Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku District is one of the city’s most popular shopping neighborhoods, with street after hipster-inhabited street of cool cafes, upmarket boutiques, hobby stores, clothes shops and more, more, more. Normally I’d have little to no interest in a shopping street but this is Tokyo after all, where everything is somehow […]

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My 5: Harry Zoo Cafe – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Harry Zoo Cafe Harajuku Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Tokyo’s animal café scene seems to inspire strong opinions from people. There are those that are idealistically opposed to the whole concept, saying that animals shouldn’t be messed with, just leave them in the wild […]

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