Tag: Shibuya

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Our week in Tokyo: Champagne and sushi

So I’m back from my week in Tokyo and I’m missing it already. We had such an amazing time, despite the freezing cold weather and the snow. It was our first time in Tokyo in the winter, so that was to be expected - and we packed accordingly! As we’ve been to Tokyo so many times ...

So long, Tokyo

I'm sitting on a Finnair A350, somewhere over Russia, on my way home from Tokyo. I'll get back to London after a transfer in Helsinki and then a brief stop off in Edinburgh to drop off my travelling companion: my 10 year old nephew, Andrew.I've done zero blogging while away, for a couple of reasons. ...

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Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

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That “Japan” feeling

We watched the first episode of Joanna Lumley's new series on Japan last night and really enjoyed it. She's touring all the way from its very northernmost tip near Russia to its southernmost islands over three episodes. @FrankDJS and I both had several "remember that?" moments as we watched, thinking back to our visits to ...

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Memories of Japan: Shibuya Crossing

I'm a total YouTube noob, but here's a quick video I took (then edited) of me walking through Shibuya Crossing when in Tokyo last October. I have much to learn in the world of YouTube, but still it's nice to see this video on a big screen and not limited to my iPhone. I stumbled ...

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Tokyo Diary: Part One

Greetings from my new favourite city in the world: Tokyo. We've been in Japan since 5am local time Friday morning and I've enjoyed pretty much every minute. The flight over - a First Class with British Airways - was the best I've had in my life. I'm now spoiled forever and economy seats will seem ...