Tuesday, 11 September 2012


This blog is still alive, I just haven't had any time whatsoever for the last three months. I will try to put something here soon.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Typhoon trouble!

As several typhoons hit mainland Japan, Kyoto is quite safe for now. We have seen most things in Kyoto by now and even went to the Yamazaki whiskey destillery. The temple town of Gaidon in Kyoto is the last remaining Geisha district in Japan. Very old and beautiful neighborhood.

Problem? *trollface*

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Shinkansen is the second fastest train-line in Japan and apparantly reaches 295 km/h between Kyoto and Tokyo. Tou have Wifi and a mobile bistro coming by you every 20-30 min. Since Japanese smoke a lot, A LOT, there are designated smoking rooms on some of the carts.

Entering Shinkansen

Saturday, 16 June 2012

To Kyoto

Today is the last day in Tokyo and tomorrow we leave for Kyoto. We booked tickets for the Shinkansan Bullet Train which takes us to Kyoto in three hours. It rained here today which makes it the second day it rins while we are here. Considering this is the rain period I think that we have had pretty fine weather. Went to Golden Gai yesterday and it was pretty awesome. A whole block that consists of small... tiny bars. Some serve food, all of them serve beer. The owner of the one we went to even spoke some English.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tokyo update

Tried to book some tickets for the Tokyo skytree but apparantly they only give the tickets away on lottery since attraction is so new. We have to settle for Tokyo Tower. Got two days left before we leave for Osaka/Kyoto. Here are some more pictures from Ginza.

Who is that handsome beast?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Ginza & Sony Building

Ginza is one of the luxurious shopping districts of Tokyo and the world. You will find every shop you can imagine. Most of the large Japanese companies have their headquarters here such as Sony and Yamaha. We spent all day here looking at stuff and shopping some. The sony building was particularly interesting.

Filip entering Sony building

Seems like Sony got a hard on for Spiderman because their entire 2nd floor seemed to be all about spidey.

The authentic green goblin mask worn by Willem Dafoe in Spiderman

More coming!

And the lord said; "let there be Starbucks"

So the Japanese are good at many things. But one thing they just don't do that well is coffee. The coffee you get in Tokyo is at best watery and bland. Thats why we have taken to buy our coffee at Starbucks which still tastes as the coffee you get back home.

Thank god for Starbucks