Tag Archives: Japan

Palace Sightseeing is No Fun When It’s Hot

On my first visit to Tokyo, a few years ago, I made a brief visit to the park around the Imperial Palace.  I decided to take another look during my first visit this year.  However, while I knew it was … Continue reading

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Whose Truck is This (and How Old?)

Sitting in the lounge at Narita waiting for my flight home, this truck belonging to Delta was parked below us.  It may be painted in Delta markings but it isn’t hard to see who originally bought it.  I guess it … Continue reading

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U-125 Out and Back

The BAe125 (and all of the successor names) was a dominant biz jet for many years.  It also found a few roles in military operations from transport, through trainer, to flight calibration and reconnaissance.  The JASDF was one such operator … Continue reading

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Gardens by Day and Night

The hotel I have used on my recent visits to Tokyo is one of a group of hotels in one location.  Between each of the buildings is a garden.  It is a peaceful place to hang out (even when it … Continue reading

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Taking the Kids for a Ride

Bike trails were popular in Yoyogi Park.  The main trails had people getting some speed up but some areas were cordoned off for kids to use.  This person was compromising and taking their kids for a ride in the park.  … Continue reading

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Back Streets

Part of my exploration of Tokyo involved wandering around some back streets.  The city felt so safe, I wanted to see what was going on away from the main activity.  The streets were a maze of routes to get around … Continue reading

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Pokémon Anyone?

I visited Akihabara twice while in Japan.  Once was for a meeting with a client company that was based there and the other was when I was exploring.  This area is known for a lot of entertainment associated with animation … Continue reading

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Friendly Crews

The taxiway at Hyakuri jinks around the shrine and consequently the towers we were on.  This is probably an inconvenience the crews but this didn’t stop them from being friendly.  The kids on the tower next to me waved at … Continue reading

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Akihabara at Night

One of my meetings in Tokyo took place in the Akihabara district.  The company had a cafeteria on one of the higher floors of the building which served food and beer after work and they invited us up there.  Aside … Continue reading

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Tokyo Station

I briefly saw Tokyo Station last time I was in Japan.  This time I wanted to take a better look.  While the station has been significantly redeveloped over the years, the west frontage that looks towards the Imperial Palace has … Continue reading

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