Monthly Archives: October 2010

Day 15 – Son of a peach, it’s raining!

The weather forecast said trace amounts of rain…so decided it would be a good day for  a long distance trip. …but you can’t trust that “son-of-a-peach” weather web-site to get anything right. The plan was to go to Himeji castle.  … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Help me, Oda Nobunaga; you’re my only hope!

Tropical Cyclone Chaba is making its closest approach to Japan today and rain is predicted for Osaka,  so I decide it is a museum sort of day,  but in fact it’s merely overcast…turned out just by luck that today was … Continue reading

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Day 13 – 日本でも珍しいものです。A rare thing even in Japan.

It’s a bit sad saying goodbye to my favourite hotel. I will miss the art deco building across the streetand the cram school I can see from my window where the kids are studying until 11 pm everynightI have some … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Grey skies, Black Ramen

Well,  its a grey, drizzling morning and the forecast is for rain, so I guess I’ll look through Lonely Planet for something indoors.. ..the Museum of Handicrafts and the Museum of Design are in the same building and both are … Continue reading

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Day 11- Along the Kamo River

My body must be telling me something, today I woke at 8:30  and didn’t make it to my first destination until 11:00.  Anyway, it’s a clear day, the temperature is about 19,  but the Kyoto-ites are wlaking around in jackets … Continue reading

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Day 10- 哲学の道ーThe Path of Philosophy

Today was  a fairly busy day and it involved a long walk in Higashiyama district (higashiyama means Eastern mountain, and there is an entire showcase of temples along the foot of the moutains that border Kyoto to the easy. So … Continue reading

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Day 9 – A lazy, rainy UNESCO world heritage day

So as I write this, the TV is on at it is Gordon Ramsay in India…the japanese title  reads “Charisma Chef, search for the true curry in India”…seems the Japanese hava a taste for sarcasm. Today,  I’m very lazy I … Continue reading

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Day 8: われわれのいたるところに光がある。

The day begins with a taxi to my new hotel  Dormy Inn Premium ekimae,  I give them my luggage and go off to walk around for 5 1/2 hours before I can check in. Nearby in the train station is … Continue reading

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Day 7: Across the nightingale floor – you don’t know where to aim

The day begins with breakfast in the Sekisui staff dining room…it’s what you wuld expect. “Some people”  … let me not spell out who… are not impressed with the idea of fish and rice for breakfast and head to the … Continue reading

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Day 6: Rabbit prototyping with sexy chemicals

Well today was the last formal day of research activities so things will be less serious and more fun from tomorrow….;-) So an early morning from me, left the hotel before 7 to avoid any crowds on the train and … Continue reading

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