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Nakameguro

Local festival in Nakameguro

Sunday was a sunny day in Tokyo, which was good for a lot of local festivals that were being held around my neighbourhood.  In nearby Nakameguro, I came across a small festival based around a jinja (Shinto shrine) called Kitano Jinja. (more…)

Madeline the micro cafe in a Citroen

A lot of things in Japan are compact, including this French style retro micro-cafe inside an old Citroen car called Madeline. (more…)

More Meguro River hanami

I’m walking home from my language class so that I can walk along the Meguro River, and all the way under the sakura canopy – around 2 or 3 kilometres. (more…)

Sakura season in Nakameguro

I was at Nakameguro last night, with a few thousand of my newest Tokyo friends, to enjoy the sakura along the Meguro River now at full bloom. (more…)

Umi Hotaru, Sculpture Park & the mountains

A day of golf via the Umi Hotaru in the middle of Tokyo Bay, a suburban sculpture park and a day on Tanigawa-dake – a trifecta report. (more…)

Meguro natsu matsuri

Stumbled on the Meguro summer festival in Nakameguro on the way home from a friend’s house this evening. Summer in Japan is good fun. (more…)

Du cafe au Citroen

Good coffee is hard to find in Japan. My morning coffee each morning comes from a chain store called Tully’s and isn’t very exciting. Then, it’s canned coffee called Wonda from a vending machine. It’s terrible coffee, but I kinda like it. I just found a little Citroen parked in Nakameguro, its boot open and a guy sitting in the back selling coffee. *Good* coffee. I’m sitting watching people wander along the street whilst I enjoy it. (more…)

Woken with a jolt

The earth moved last night.  Around 12:30am, I was woken from deep slumber to find he bed shaking around and the walls creaking.  The epicentre was up in Tohoku, where it was a M6 quake, and there was nothing much more than a rumble here in Tokyo.  So it was hardly a talking point at work this morning. (more…)