My 5: Cool Spots Around Tokyo.

The Ghibli Clock Tokyo.

1. February 2019. What an absolute blast I had in Tokyo! It’s amazing to think how much I packed into that trip and perhaps equally baffling to note that I have now posted 55 travel articles on the Japanese capital. In truth I could have extended this to at least 80 but come on… enough […]

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My 5: Aoyama Cemetery & Hachiko’s Grave, Tokyo.

Aoyama Cemetery Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Regular LL readers will know that wherever I am in the world I do love a good cemetery! But with all the things to see and do in Tokyo I very nearly didn’t make […]

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My 5: The Cat Waving Temple (Gotokuji Temple), Tokyo.

Cat army Gotokuji Temple Cat Waving Temple Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. 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 […]

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My 5: The Robot Restaurant, Tokyo.

Outside The Robot Restaurant Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Don’t worry about not being able to find Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant. You see… there are a few discreet signs peppered around Shinjuku district to point you in the right direction. It was my last night […]

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My 5: 8bit Cafe – Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Super Mario Kart 8bit Cafe Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. It was a cool February evening in Tokyo and Wonderboy and I had just finished another memorable dinner at the amazing Kill Bill Restaurant in Roppongi. Cunningly, we’d held off the urge to top […]

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My 5: The Ghibli Museum – Mitaka, Tokyo.

Studio Ghibli Museum Mitaka Tokyo.

1. February 2019. A few years ago I was diligently ticking off films in my 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book when I happened across an animated Japanese movie called Spirited Away. I’d never seen a Japanese anime film and true to the book’s glowing review it was en excellent flick, telling […]

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My 5: The Unicorn Gundam Statue – Odaiba Island, Tokyo.

Unicorn Gundam Statue Diver City Plaza Odaiba Island Tokyo

1. February 2019. As city statues go I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite as mad as the stupendous Life-sized Unicorn Gundam Statue outside Diver City Plaza in Tokyo’s Odaiba Island. At a staggering 19.7 meters, The Gundam Statue stands proudly in homage to the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. And so […]

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