Tokyo 12-18.4.2015 / SS2

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So why Tokyo?  This can all be explained by reading the words in the photo below.  That was written in 2011. 

Four years and one day later, I have the opportunity to take this trip with the man affectionately known as Andrew from Japan.  Andrew is not Japanese.  He speaks fluently, lived and worked there.  Now, Andrew is returning to attend karate masterclasses with a real life Mr Miyagi.  Andrew-san has been polishing up on his wax-on's and wax-off's in preparation for a real life Dojo.  Pardon the pun. 

I apologise in advance that I will make a few references to the movie Karate Kid


You might also be wondering what SS2 in the title means.  This trip is classified as a Scorpio Sessions and is the second following SS1 which was inaugurated during the USA 2012 with fellow Scorpio, Neil from Perth.  As I'm travelling with Andrew who also shares this zodiac sign, this trip is recognised additionally due to this link. 


Why are Scorpio Sessions different?  We can't tell you, it's a secret. 

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Oh dear.
Oh dear.
First time flying Jetstar International. 
Um what is this?
Meet Andrew. Yes working before flight.
Meet Andrew. Yes working before flight.
Just a little prepared.
Just a little prepared.
Hahaha coincidence?
Hahaha coincidence?
Thanks Qantas Club!
Thanks Qantas Club!
We're off
We're off
Off we go... to sleep!
Off we go... to sleep!
In preparation for Olympics
In preparation for Olympics
Tuna & rice. $1. YUM
Tuna & rice. $1. YUM
It's all Greek to me.
It's all Greek to me.
First impression of Tokyo purely from trains and walking. Reminds me of Hong Kong. 
However, the train system is very complicated and not easy to get from airport to hotel. Lots of stops, walking and no escalators. 
Aah. Home.
Aah. Home.
Raining today in TOK
Raining today in TOK
Fire crackers!
Fire crackers!
Vending machine #1
Vending machine #1
Would you believe it's a chiropractor?!?!?
Would you believe it's a chiropractor?!?!?
Awesome dinner at literally a hole in the wall. 
Gyoza pizza. Unfreakingbelieable!
Bless
Bless
Research purposes only hey?
Research purposes only hey?
Shibuya. The Aussie line up.
Shibuya. The Aussie line up.
Oh no! I pushed my wife on the tracks!
Oh no! I pushed my wife on the tracks!
Japanese Salary Men
Japanese Salary Men
Order. Love it.
Order. Love it.
Lining up. They love it.
Lining up. They love it.
Old & new
Old & new
Daimaru wanted it back!
Daimaru wanted it back!
Apple Store. Great for wifi & charging!
Apple Store. Great for wifi & charging!
Loooooong trains
Loooooong trains
Mexico or Tokyo. Confused.
Mexico or Tokyo. Confused.
They do have a sense of humour!
They do have a sense of humour!
And these signs do work
And these signs do work
Coincidence?
Hard boiled egg from 7-11
Hard boiled egg from 7-11
InterCon Tokyo Level 36
InterCon Tokyo Level 36
Hahaha the Scorpion Tavern!
Hahaha the Scorpion Tavern!
Semi healthy?
Semi healthy?
Reminds me of a German hospital
Reminds me of a German hospital
I'll be the judge of that...
I'll be the judge of that...
Ok. This steak is worth flying in & out for.
Ok. This steak is worth flying in & out for.
Haha glassware!!!
Haha glassware!!!
Best coffee Tokyo. All press beans from NZ
Best coffee Tokyo. All press beans from NZ
TIP: Safety first
TIP: Safety first
Go Eco. Have a snooze. Love.
Go Eco. Have a snooze. Love.
The golden parsnip?
The golden parsnip?
Tourist alley & shrine
Tourist alley & shrine
Nobel Prize award right there.
Nobel Prize award right there.
Yes. Foam. So your hands don't get sore from bags
Yes. Foam. So your hands don't get sore from bags
Oink oink after this trip
Oink oink after this trip
2 Michellin star chefs ice cream. Bit nice
2 Michellin star chefs ice cream. Bit nice
Speechless. You even get the honey
Speechless. You even get the honey
Closed. Nothing chained down. Yeah never is AUS
Closed. Nothing chained down. Yeah never is AUS
En route to airport
En route to airport
Left or right. Always go right.
Left or right. Always go right.
Sayonara Tokyo!
Sayonara Tokyo!
The limousine home
The limousine home
I told you limousine!
I told you limousine!
Nice touch Jetstar :)
Nice touch Jetstar :)
From touchdown, disembarkation, immigration, baggage, customs, taxi I was home in 55 minutes. Well done MEL!