Mountain Climbers in Yamanashi

Mountain Climbers in Yamanashi
Day 12 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On Day 12 I went to the family compound in Torisawa which is near Otsuki in Yamanashi Prefecture. Torisawa Station on the Chuo Line is a ...

Tonkatsu at Sueyoshi

Tonkatsu at Sueyoshi
Day 11 PostNote: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. Seems like an annual event now but on day 11 I went to Akasaka to visit my second favorite tonkatsu restaurant in the world (Katsuretsu-an being my ...

Delay on JR

Delay on JR
Day 10 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. I was headed to Yokohama on day 10 to visit a friend. The following message popped up on the display. Chuo Line “Delay” due to “clearing ...

F1 Car at Toyota Factory Tour

F1 Car at Toyota Factory Tour
Day 9 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On Day 9 I went on the Toyota Factory Tour. Prior to the tour I went through the museum and found that they are still displaying ...

Deer at Nara Park

Deer at Nara Park
Day 8 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On day 8 I made a side trip to Nara.  This entry focuses on the deer.  The Todaiji and the Buddha is pretty spectactular but the ...

Osaka Castle Visit

Osaka Castle Visit
Day 7 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On Day 7 I visited Osaka Castle. I didn’t pay to go up to the top because I was told it’s a concrete replica and not ...

Kagoshima and Sakurajima

Kagoshima and Sakurajima
Day 6 Post Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day. On day 6 I visited Kagoshima. The goal was to ride the Kyushu Shinkansen and to see Sakurajima. The day was a little hazy so the ...

South Entrance/Exit at JR Shinjuku Station

South Entrance/Exit at JR Shinjuku Station
This post is about the south entrance/exit at JR Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. This is the entrance sometimes referred to as “Lumine 2″ This is looking directly east with your back facing the station. The bridge on the right side is Koshu Kaido. The exact location of these first two shots is here. This is ...

JAL Safety Promotion Center 2

JAL Safety Promotion Center
JAL operates their Safety Promotion Center near Haneda Airport.  It is a solemn place, open to the public and by reservation only.  Photographs are prohibited but JAL maintains a webpage with some photos of what’s inside.

The Real Hachiko 45

The Real Hachiko
Many people have seen the statue of Hachiko in Shibuya.  What many people don’t know is that the real Hachiko is in the National Science Museum in Ueno.