Dotombori

I visited Osaka in July, 2015

Some places in Japan are just amazing to see, Dotombori Street in Osaka is one of them. It is an attack on your senses. The sounds, the smells, the light. All the people, some rushing by, others just wandering around. Huge lines form at the most popular street food vendors, the less popular ones shouting out their wares and prices.

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Dotombori street

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The Warrior Celt

I visited the Warrior Celt several times in March 2014.

Trains in Tokyo don’t run at night. If you are out drinking and miss your last train home you can take a taxi if you live close, or find another place to sleep.

A capsule hotel is one solution. Another is to find a bar which allows their patrons to sleep at the table.

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Lorelei, a German bar in Tokyo

I visited Lorelei both in October 2012 and March 2014.

In Ginza in Tokyo there is a wonderful little German bar called Lorelei. It can be quite tricky to find, but offers a great experience. In lies in the west of Ginza, between the Yamanote line and Taimei Elementary school. It is in a basement, the entrance right next to a tobacco store. We found it by chance on my first trip to Japan, I have had to look for it on later visits.

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