A brief tale of my travels through Japan (in particular Sapporo, my second home). I started travelling to Japan in 2003, and have made 9 trips since then... I've been married (to T-chan), bought my first house, and had one child (our son, L-kun) and now a second one (our daughter, C-chan).
I'm writing this in 2012, so it's sort of like going back in a time machine. Eventually I will get back to current day!...
3rd February, 2003 - After having enough beans to have any number of halucinations and out-of-body-experiences - and still not seeing the famous golden Kannon statue of Senso-ji... we decided to look for our own golden statue...in the river (if you've seen the Asahi building in Asakusa, you''ll that there's gold to be found in them thar hills.... it's a big giant golden poo (see to right).
Then we took the Sumidagawa cruise that departs nearby the Senso-ji temple. It's not the most romantic, or for that matter the most scenic of river cruises, however, it does provide a very unique mode of transport to move around Tokyo, and ends up within a short walking distance of the Tokyo Tower.