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: 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: In the second part of the blog documenting our time in Osaka, things get a bit out of synch at times, as we ended up doing our own thing separately for a couple of days. Some days we all spent most of the time together, and other days we just got drunk, or were like… Continue reading Osaka Part Two – Booze, Castles, and Towers
Stephen: Here we are in Osakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. We can’t quite remember who said this (but Al says he will take the credit), but compared to Tokyo, Osaka has less of the big city sharp and proper ness, and more grittiness, but arguably more soul underneath; not dis-similar to how many of us feel about Edinburgh vs.… Continue reading OSAKA – Part One
Stephen: This was our last full day in Tokyo, and one which saw us divide the threesome. It was a national public holiday to commemorate the Olympic games being held in the 60s – ‘National Health and Sports Day’, and ironically, Al didn’t feel too great, so decided to have a rest to try and… Continue reading Health and Sports Day – aka the day Al got sick
Stephen: In the past few days we’ve ticked a bunch of things off of our lists. We headed over to the Meiji shrine first, where we were lucky enough to spot a couple of weddings. There was a bunch of people dressed in their traditional wedding gear, and a few even asked us to take… Continue reading It’s Harajuku and Shimokitazawa