Kanda Myojin - Shichi Go San

Kanda Myojin

A couple of weekends ago a friend invited me to see his friend do an uber cool martial arts demonstration at Kanda Myojin. Apparently the shrine is 1,270 years old, but of course it has had to be rebuilt several times in that time due to earthquakes and fires and the like. It is tucked…

Tokyo Tower

Considered by many (okay, by me) to be the poor cousin of the Eiffel Tower, it wasn’t until I had celebrated my 3rd Japanniversary that I actually went up it – and that was only because I had a friend visiting and she wanted to do it. So I was duly dragged kicking and screaming…

Densha Onna

I see them at the weekend, camped out by the train tracks near my apartment. Their cameras are at the ready, perched jauntily on their tripods. These hobbyists are here for one thing only – trains. Yes, they are trainspotters, and passionate ones at that. I have seen boys as young as eight and Β men…