Category: Japan

Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

If you read 69 Hours in Tokyo – Part 1, and followed my advice, then you’ll have already sampled some ridiculously good sushi, gone to the park to see how Tokyoites relax and, hopefully, had an amazing adventure in Shinjuku, the details of which you can’t wait to regale your friends with. Well, today will be completely

Tuna Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market
Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market (Photo: Henry Altamirano)

I’ve been to Tokyo 6 times in the past 4 years and I’m going back for lucky number 7 in 69 days. Tokyo is an ultra-modern city with serious cultural roots. Contradictions are commonplace in Tokyo. A woman in a traditional kimono on the latest cell phone, a Sumo wrestler with his hair greased and

Omoide Yokocho - Memory Lane
My First Glimpse of Yakitori Alley

Omoide Yokocho (Yakitori Alley) is one of my all-time favorite places, not just in Japan, anywhere in the world. If you ask me what to do or where to go in Tokyo, Japan, I will send you there.

Omoide Yokocho translates as “Memory Lane.”  It is an interesting look into what Japan was like

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