We’ve got a new local pub, and it’s a great one. It’s called ‘The Rusty Bike‘, and it does great food and beer. It’s also a good pub for a Sunday pint and read of the paper – the very activity I was partaking in when making this recording!
On the Monday of our first week in Japan we visited Ueno, and in particular, Ueno Park. We’d been told that in comparison with many other parks in Tokyo it was a little shabby. We didn’t really have anything to compare it to, and we had a fantastic day.
Recorded on 16 March 2009
During the portion of our time in Japan that we spent in Tokyo, we stayed in the apartment of a ‘friend of a friend’ a short walk away from Myoden Station, Chiba Prefecture.
Near the end of our holiday we went for dinner at an Izakaya that was housed in the same overground building as the station. The food was good, and occasionally we heard the faint rumble of the trains passing beneath! Unfortunately we didn’t get the name of the establishment, but we believe it may have been a chain.
Recorded on 28 March 2009