Transit from Tokyo to Incheon, Korea

This is post #11 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip: Sunday, November 12, 2017.More on Instagram. We head down one more time from the elevator near our hotel to the train, and because of our sleuthing on our apps: Google Maps and Hyperdia, we managed to get a direct train to the airport. We find the post… Continue reading Transit from Tokyo to Incheon, Korea

Laundry, Tokyo International Forum, Sushi and Electric Town

This is post #10 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip: Saturday, November 11, 2017.More on Instagram. Yes, it's now that time in every tourist's life when they have to do their laundry, if they are not lucky enough to have multiple suitcases or an expense-account travel budget. We locate one south of our hotel, and head back… Continue reading Laundry, Tokyo International Forum, Sushi and Electric Town

Nogi Shrine, Aki-Oka Artisan, and Yuzawaya Fabric Store

This is post #9 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip: Friday, November 10, 2017. Dave doesn't have to go in until later in the day, so we eat leftover bakery goods in our room and head out to another shrine: Nogi Shrine, chosen from one of those "Best Top Ten" web pages, the photographs having looked interesting.… Continue reading Nogi Shrine, Aki-Oka Artisan, and Yuzawaya Fabric Store

Scrambling in Shibuya, to Dim Joy in Ginza

This is post #7 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip: part 2 of Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Meanwhile, this was the beginning to Dave's day: finding his way to the National Cancer Center, south of our hotel, near the Tsukiji Fish Market. And his day begins... We both find the rules about smoking in public to be… Continue reading Scrambling in Shibuya, to Dim Joy in Ginza

Kamakura, Part 2: Hasedera, and the Daibutsu of Kamakura

This is post #5 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip, for the second half of Tuesday, November 7, 2017, a continuation of the previous post. After walking back to the station, we are hungry and tired and maybe even a little bit hangry, so we both hit the gift shop looking for something to eat.  It's a… Continue reading Kamakura, Part 2: Hasedera, and the Daibutsu of Kamakura

Kamakura • Part 1: Hokokuji, Jomyoji, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Temples

This is post #4 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip, for the first part of Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Just to remind myself: I am in a different country.  Good morning, Tokyo.  Today is Kamakura Day! We squared away our travel on Hyperdia, got ourselves ready and headed to City Bakery to get our breakfast to go.… Continue reading Kamakura • Part 1: Hokokuji, Jomyoji, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Temples

Tokyo: Asakusa and Kappabashi

This is post #2 of our Tokyo-Seoul trip, for the first half of Monday, November 6, 2017. Coming out of our hotel room after a typical first-night-in-a-new-country sleep, we see this.  I guess we can tell where the elevators are. Our hotel is in the Ginza area of Tokyo, near to where Dave's conference will… Continue reading Tokyo: Asakusa and Kappabashi