My 5: Akiba Base Shooting Cafe & Bar – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Akiba Base Shooting Cafe and Bar Akihabara Tokyo

1. 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 crazy Akihabara Electric Town you often find yourself signing up for stuff you never thought you’d do. […]

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My 5: Pepper Lunch Beefsteak – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Pepper Lunch beefsteak restaurant Akihabara Tokyo

1. 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 […]

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Don Quijote Discount Store – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Don Quijote Discount Department Store Akihabara Tokyo

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

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My 5: Maidreamin Maid Cafe – Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo.

Entrance lobby Maidreamin Maid Cafe Akihabara Electric Town Tokyo

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

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My 5: Bar Rock Bottom, Tokyo.

Bar Rock Bottom Asakusa Tokyo

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

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My 5: Sensoji Temple, Tokyo.

Kaminarimon Gate Sensoji Temple Tokyo

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

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My 5: Ueno Park, Tokyo.

With Japanese school kids Ueno Park Tokyo

1. 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 what used to be the massive Kaneji Temple complex. My wanderings began here on the central […]

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