Monthly Archives: April 2009

At the Ghibli Museum

“You’re going to Japan by yourself? You’re either brave or stupid!” I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive, but in any case, it was a reply I heard frequently when I told people of my plans. (And from my … Continue reading

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Japan Museum Hopping (sort of)

Although I’d had unexpectedly beautiful weather for the first two days of my Japan visit, the third day dawned cold and rainy. I hadn’t made up an itinerary for my trip so much as a list of places I’d like … Continue reading

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Akihabara and the Cat Cafe

My second night in Tokyo, following a long day of evading Japanese school children in the maze of Asakusa market stalls, I found myself with no general plan for the evening. I don’t know how I decided on visiting Akihabara, … Continue reading

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Japan: Arrival in Asakusa

Keisei Skyliner The Narita International Airport, where most international flights arrive in Japan, is not actually located in Tokyo, and it can take anywhere between 55 minutes and two hours to reach the city, depending on your method of transportation.  … Continue reading

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