July 2018
  • Day17


    July 27, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    That sickening moment when you wake up from a nap halfway through the 90 minute ride to the airport to the realization that you have left the passports in the hotel room safe.

    One $500 3 hour cab ride later and we are boarding. It will be good to come home.Read more

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  • Day15

    Dinner in Ebisu

    July 25, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    This is the third time this trip we have wandered into the Ebisu neighborhood from the Westin and found great food. Tonight it was a tiny bar with perfectly grilled rare wagyu beef. One of our most expensive meals so far (food is cheap here) but so insanely good.Read more

  • Day15

    Edo Tokyo Museum

    July 25, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Very cool museum with incredibly detailed models of what Tokyo was like 400 years ago. There must have been 10 huge models, they were amazing and so helpful. Great English audio guide, totally cool building, learned a ton.Read more

  • Day15

    Suginami Animation Museum & Monster Cafe

    July 25, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Very cool museum about 45 minutes from anything else, which was kind of a pain. But it was worth it, there were a lot of great exhibits about how to make anime including some hands-on equipment.

    Chris and I both found shows featured in the exhibits we watched after school in the late 70's/early 80's that were Japanese anime. Chris identified that Battle of the Planets = Gatchaman and I figured out the Star Blazers = Battleship Yamato I, II & III. And of course Speed Racer is anime from the same period.

    We took the train back into the center of town to try Monster Cafe in Harajuku. So very Japanese.
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  • Day14

    Kit Kat tasting

    July 24, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Top - raspberry & goji/almond
    Middle - cherry cheesecake, dark green tea & sake
    Bottom - light green tea & cookies/cream