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Day 14: 26th Sept – Ice Cream for Breakfast and A Final Jaunt Back to Tokyo

In the morning we headed straight to the station with all of our bags in tow this time. We were early so decided to take refuge in Tully’s coffee for breakfast and a dose of wi-fi. I played it safe … Continue reading

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Day 13: 25th Sept – A Day of Packing, Pancakes and Purchases

The morning started with another breakfast in the room whilst we attempted to start packing our things away. It became apparent it would be a big struggle to get everything I’d bought home, mostly because I’d done a rather large … Continue reading

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Day 12: 24th Sept – Breakfast In Bed Followed by an Evening of Competitive Whack-a-Mole

This morning we decided to grab a casual breakfast from the fresh bakery in the supermarket below our room. I picked us up a selection of things and took them back to Chris for us to eat in bed. It … Continue reading

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Day 8: 20th Sept – Bad Breakfasts, Bamboo Forest, Bikes, Baby Monkeys and BBQ

We surfaced around 10am, this was getting better but still not ideal for a sightseeing holiday! For breakfast, we decided to try the café across the street “Caffexcelsior” – this had completely different branding and spelling to the popular chain … Continue reading

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Day 5: 17th Sept – An Overfeed of Gyoza Followed by a Surprising Hawaiian Dinner

At around 10am we pried ourselves up from the mattress again, and I dragged myself into the shower hoping spraying water in my face would slowly bring me back to life. It seemed to work and we were off in … Continue reading

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Day 4: 16th Sept – Our First Sumo Experience with a Sweet Ending

We woke up at a more respectable 10am, still forcing ourselves up a bit as we’d not quite adjusted properly. We headed off to Tokyo Station as it was on the way for our intended destination, Ryogoku. Strolling around we … Continue reading

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Day 2: 14th Sept – A Sunday of Slappy Cakes, Sunsets, Shrines and Skewers

I was slowly agitated from my sleep to some really bizarre Japanese talking. Confused as to where I was, I rolled over and opened my eyes to see Chris on the bed with his laptop, trying to teach himself Japanese … Continue reading

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Day 1: 13th Sept – Shinjuku: A Mental Introduction of Neon, Crowds and Madness

Finally the countdown to our trip had ended and we were ready to head off to Heathrow after a last minute dash to finish my packing. Having spent quite a few months in China a few years ago I was … Continue reading

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Day 17: Oahu to London: Waving goodbye to Hawaii and hello to British rain…

Far from bright eyed and bushy tailed we pried ourselves out of the bed and headed down to check out just before 4am. We hopped in a taxi to the airport and headed to check-in in our zombie like state. … Continue reading

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Day 16: Oahu: Chris loses some masculinity and I gain my body weight in cereal…

Today I really wanted to try the Cream Pot for breakfast. We had driven past it a few times and knew roughly where it was so decided to walk. There was no queue which was a pleasant surprise as I … Continue reading

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