東京 – The National Sword Museum

On my second outing to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, I walked in The National Sword Museum, almost scared of being disappointed – it was located in a part of Shibuya I would never have seen if not for my decision to walk as much as I could and Google Maps’ enjoyment at making me go…

東京 – The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

oMy first week was very indeed very active, apart from Thursday where I just did laundry and relaxed at home with kanji reading and writing, and Terrace House (Japanese reality TV) catching up. Yes, I am addicted. Yes, this is ridiculous. Yes, you can throw rocks at me. Anyway, during my first week in Tokyo…

Prologue

This website, and this trip in general, is the result of some careful planning, but also of my general impetuosity. I had dreamed of travelling across Japan since I started studying this country, its culture and language some 12 years ago, but things did not turned out the way I had planned, and  I declared…