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Where I stayed in 2023: Mimaru Tokyo Ueno North

Where I stayed in 2005, 2011, and 2018: Ryokan Sawanoya

Where I stayed in 2002: Ryokan Katsutaro

Japan Trips

Tokyo 2023

selfie of the three of us on the plane view of tokyo from skytree

Les, Chris, and I all went together in 2023.

Kawagoe Day Trip 2023

Kawagoe limited express sign selfie of the three of us

We also took a day trip to Kawagoe, a historic town with many traditional Edo-era buildings.

Tokyo 2018

Chris and Earl selfie on the plane.

Chris and I visited Tokyo in 2018.

Mori Building Digital Art Museum 2018

sign with teamlab logo, Mori Building Digital Art Museum, and epson teamlab borderless tokyo

We went to the teamLab Borderless exhibition.

Robot Week 2018

a sign for multiple events in japanese, with Japan Robot Week 2018 in English

This was an awesome addition to the trip.

Chichibu Day Trip 2018

small japanese buildings with a blue partly cloudy sky and mountains in the distance

There was more to see than we expected.

Japan 2011

mount fuji with bright sunlit clouds

I visited several cities and saw Mount Fuji.

Tokyo 2005

screenshot from a TV show with a woman interviewing Earl at a table.  There is text over the image that includes I went to expo aichi.

I saw a lot, tried a new place to stay, and was interviewed on TV.

Tokyo Game Show 2005

a view of the convention booths from a height

My experience attending Tokyo Game Show 2005.

Kusatsu Day Trip 2005

the main hot spring in the centre of town with shops in the background

I went on a day trip to Kusatsu onsen.

Expo Aichi 2005

the expo grounds, centered on the Canada pavillion

I spent an afternoon at Expo Aichi.

Hakone 2005

selfie in front of shrubs and trees with a the large torii gate partially visible in the background

A bus trip to see Mount Fuji and other sights in Hakone

Tokyo 2002

a small building entrance with a tree.  a small sign reads ryokan katsutaroa middle aged white man wearing a cap and headphones

My first trip to Japan was Tokyo 2002 and my Friend D came along.

Tokyo Game Show 2002

tokyo game show 2002 illustration showing a crowd moving toward a giant game controller held up by two robots

I got to go to Tokyo Game Show 2002!

JAMMA Show 2002

a japanese woman plays some type of shooting game above the acronym JAMMA

I attended the 40th JAMMA Show 2002.