Stephen: The Robot Restaurant is an infamous attraction in Shinjuku, which is more of a show than anything else, despite what the name might infer. At first, I wasn’t really keen on going, as it seemed like a bit of a tourist trap. Tickets were definitely not cheap either, coming in at about 50 quid a… Continue reading Robot Restaurant
Stephen: Something that readers who are unfamiliar with Scottish people may not realise, is that there is a general rule: No matter where you are in the world, you can probably find somebody that you know from back home. This trip was no exception, as one of Al’s friends from Glasgow (Kuv) happened to be living… Continue reading Underground Gigs and Karaoke
Stephen: After our time in Osaka came to an end, we had just under a week left in Japan, and were going to spend it back in Tokyo. For this part of the journey, we were staying in an area of the city called Ikebukuro, which is a wee bit north of Shinjuku. We had ‘splashed… Continue reading Back to Tokyo for the Final Leg.
Stephen: We left the bustling metropolis of Tokyo behind us, clattering away at some ridiculous speed on the Shinkansen bullet train. It was remarkably comfortable, and got us all the way to Kyoto in just a shade over two hours. Getting the tickets had been a breeze too, with help from the friendly staff at the… Continue reading Kyoto – Part One
This trip has been well over a year in the making, and we’re finally down to less than a week to go before we head to the airport to fly East. Me, Grace, and Al are going to Japan for three weeks – somewhere that has been on my personal bucket list for as long… Continue reading Stephen: Final preparations