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Tokyo: Sumo Tournament May 2016

Watching Sumo in Japan has to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience - it was something that I always wanted to do, but we had never managed to travel to Tokyo during the times of the big tournaments (15 days in January, May and September). This May it was going to be different, so as soon as we… Continue reading Tokyo: Sumo Tournament May 2016

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Tokyo: Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower and Hama Rikyu Garden

We have had so many blue day and sunshine days while visiting Tokyo that we visited several of the great viewpoints that are dotted across the city. A few years ago we had already been to the Metropolitan Government Building and its free viewing platform, recently we visited the Mori Tower and hence that left us with… Continue reading Tokyo: Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower and Hama Rikyu Garden

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Tokyo: Visiting MOMAT, Kitanomaru Park and Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

Another hot and sunny day... and another day exploring Tokyo. This time a combination of parks, temples, shrines and museums. We began our day at the MOMAT, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. The MOMAT is Japan’s first national art museum. It focuses on Japanese art from the beginning of the 20th century… Continue reading Tokyo: Visiting MOMAT, Kitanomaru Park and Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

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Tokyo: Strolling around Tsukishima and eating Monja

Tsukishima is a sleepy little man-made island in the heart of Tokyo - and upon looking in several guide books, there was not much being said about this little quarter. But still, I was curious, it was so close to where we were staying and it looked intriguing, some old houses and a local food… Continue reading Tokyo: Strolling around Tsukishima and eating Monja