I visited Toyota Amlux in Ikebukuro on a Saturday afternoon in early 2009. This is by far the most extensive car showroom in the Tokyo area. It is amazing how many models Toyota manufactures. The photo gallery is available for viewing.
I visited two restaurants in Akasaka that I used to frequent 20+ years ago. One is Sueyoshi, a tonkatsu-ya and the other is Moti, the famous Indian restaurant chain. Both are splendid in their own way.
I was lucky enough to visit Miyajima Island during both high tide while the torii was floating and at low tide when I could walk out to the base of the torii. Here is the picture gallery from that day trip.
The webcam located at JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Station is probably one of the most impressive examples of the Internet technology known as streaming video. I had a spare morning and one last day on my JR Pass so I decided to go check out this camera. My photos are in my gallery now.
I’ve been getting okonomiyaki from this guy at Ameyoko for many years. He sets up in the late afternoon and makes a killing until he shuts down in the early evening. My picture gallery of Ameyoko, mostly featuring this yatai is online now. UPDATE: Unfortunately, this yatai has been shutdown by the police. This ...
I visited the Saitama Tetsudo Hakubutsukan in January. It is a fantastic place for anyone who likes trains. I recommend going on a weekday because it gets very crowded on weekends.
Quite a few problems with overly aggressive tourists to Tsukiji Fish Market have caused restrictions on access and the aggressive banning of children in the inner market place recently. You can see reports on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzBwtylHiqo You can see my gallery page for more pictures of my short visit in January 2009.
I acquired a new full frame camera and requisite glass last year and took quite a few pictures, uploaded them to my personal gallery to share with anyone who is interested. The gallery is self-explanatory. I’ll be publishing separate blog articles for each of the gallery folders when I get a chance.
Years ago, prior to the commercialization of the world wide web and the ubiquitous nature of the Internet I acquired the domain sotobori.com. Why sotobori.com? I wanted something with a Tokyo theme but everything I could think of that was easy to say and spell was already taken. Drat! I had worked for a company ...
These pictures are from an old article I posted on the original sotobori.com website. These homes are sandwiched between the Keikyu and JR tracks in Koyasu.