Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Days 1 to 4

Saturday, 2nd February 2019 ,Glasgow and an early start to get out to the airport for the 8.15 flight to Heathrow.  All going smoothly and connected to Haneda flight on time.  One good thing about a 4.30 am start, in fact probably the only good thing, is not feeling guilty about enjoying a G & … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Days 1 to 4

Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 8

Somewhat disappointed to wake up this morning to find no sign of the snow which had been forecast for today. Faye had a full day at work with an early start but her 12 o’clock client had to cancel so I made my way to Shibuya (out on my own for the first time since … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 8

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