Japan February 2014
February 2014
Pictures from our trip to Japan in February 2014.
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Saturday in Tokyo
Saturday 1st February 2014
Landed at Narita in the morning, got the Narita Express to Tokyo. Had lunch with Yuka in Roppongi, then a jetlag nap in the afternoon, then beer and pizza with Andy in our hotel room in the evening.
Sunday in Tokyo
Sunday 2nd February 2014
Slep until 2pm thanks to jetlag. Went out for a late lunch in Aoyama, followed by a wander back to the hotel through some windy backstreets. In the evening we went out again, for dinner overlooking Tokyo station with some of Chie's friends.
Out with Andy
Monday 3rd February 2014
Went out for drinks with Andy this evening - the Old Imperial Bar followed by the vending machine bar in Yurakucho.
Tuesday in Tokyo
Tuesday 4th February 2014
No particular plans for this evening, so stayed a bit later at the office, and just popped out briefly in the evening for a veggie burger.
Breakfast with Mt. Fuji
Wednesday 5th February 2014
Was treated to wonderfully clear skies this morning, and ate breakfast with a view of Mt. Fuji. In the evening went for cocktails at Gen Yamamoto with Andy, then Savoy pizza again.
Curry with Andy
Thursday 6th February 2014
Another night out with Andy - this time curry at Moti in Roppongi, followed by the Office Bar in Gaienmae.
To Hiroshima
Friday 7th February 2014
Last day working in the Tokyo office of this trip, then a shinkansen to Hiroshima in the evening.
Saturday 8th February 2014
Went to visit Erika's Great Grandmother in the afternoon, and Erika had a go on the suberidai (the Japanese word for slide).
Lunch with Naoko-san et al
Sunday 9th February 2014
Went to Miyajimaguchi, for lunch with Chie's aunt Naoko-san, uncle Kazuyoshi-san, cousin Sato-chan and her baby Kohei-kun.
Monday in Hiroshima
Monday 10th February 2014
Shopping in the daytime, plus another visit to Erika's Great Grandmother. Okonomiyaki for dinner!
New Camera
Tuesday 11th February 2014
Lunch at Grazie Gardens, dinner at the high tech Kura Sushi. Also I bought a new camera today!
Wednesday 12th February 2014
Went to stay at the Daikanso Onsen Hotel on Yashiro Island tonight. Took rather a long time to get there thanks to a broken down car on a level crossing, thus the number of pictures on the train while we were trying to kill time.
Thursday 13th February 2014
On the way back from Yashiro Island we stopped off for a brief visit to Miyajima to see Erika's other Great Grandmother, and while we were there popped into Miyajima Coffee, and also had the obligatory momiji-manju.
Last Day in Japan
Friday 14th February 2014
Last full day of this trip - got the shinaksen to Hiroshima through a snowy Japan. In the evening met Tanaka-san and Yuka-chan at our hotel - the Okura - and went for drinks at Bar Highlander, followed by dinner at a macrobiotic restaurant called Chaya.
Back to London
Saturday 15th February 2014
Had an interestingly difficult time getting to Narita airport from central Tokyo this morning, but managed to make our flight back to London.