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Night out in Tokyo with Ramen

For my last night in Tokyo I met up with a tour group friend who was still in town and we went for ramen and beers.  Of course it rained a bit but we are now seasoned pros at handling rain and umbrellas in Japan. In the Ginza district is this famous ramen place: There is no sign in English but I found Ippudo on Yelp and free WIFI and Google Maps led the way. The condiment bar here was particularly impressive including whole garlic cloves and a garlic press. I started with the appetizer of cucumber bits of amazingness. Read More

Hamarikyu Gardens Tokyo- Lunch in the Park

My fantastic traveling group tour is over. We said our goodbyes this morning and moved on to our next adventures. A few of us are staying on in Tokyo for a few days while about half went to the airport. My hotel in the famous shopping area known as Ginza. Today I’m not in a shopping mood though, it is the first sunny day in a week so I’m getting out to explore! Hamarikyu Gardens is a few train stops away from Ginza in the Shiodome district. My Japan Rail 7 day pass is still good so I took the Read More