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Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 9

Both of us exhausted after a busy, busy week so intended to have a rest day at home but then remembered this is the start of the Plum Blossom Festival in Hanegi Park so it was a quick change out of the 'jamas and off we went. Stopped at the stream that runs past Faye's … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 9

Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 10

Sunny but very cold start to the day. Lovely stroll along the Setagaya Path (formerly Faye's running route, now her walking route) to look for the one of the two white birds who seem to have adopted the stream as their habitat and, hopefully, to spot some koi. No idea what the statue is but … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 10

Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 10 (evening)

Tonight we ate out in Shimokitazawa at Shirube Izakaya Japanese restaurant. What an amazing experience from the minute we entered and took off our shoes to put in the shoe cupboard, sat on cushions on the floor (but with a hole below the table for our legs) and watched as the waiter blowtorched our mackerel … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 10 (evening)

Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Japanese bathrooms

I cannot not mention Japanese bathrooms. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good soak in the bath before bed. Showers are fine for washing your body and your hair but a relaxing bath is something else entirely, whether it be a quick 25 minute Epsom Salts bath, a relaxing aromatherapy bath … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Japanese bathrooms

Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Emergency vehicles / Ambulances

When traveling to an emergency ambulances in Tokyo, in addition to using the siren, also have a loud hailer calling out a warning in Japanese. Faye assures me that the is just a very politely phrased warning to other road users to get out of the way. Wanting to know more, I again resorted to … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Emergency vehicles / Ambulances