Jet lag…

It’s 2:30 here in Tokyo, and I’m wide awake.  I put off looking at any device for over an hour…. tried putting the tv on sleep (worked the first time!), but no luck. 

Yesterday (after sleeping in until 9:30), we cycled to one of our favourite coffee shops in Tokyo – Glitch.  Had a cappuccino and a cake each. It was delightful.  Kym still had his frequent coffee card from last visit – we should be able to get a free one before we return home. 

Tokyo

Over coffee we decided to go to the National Museum of Modern Art.  It was in the local area, and we’ve always had it on our list  but never been. After finding a convenient bike park…

Tokyo

…we went in.  The current exhibition was on the Japanese house – architecture and life after 1945  and covered to the current time. It was a look at the different styles of houses and how & why they were built in Japan – a really fascinating exhibition, including short videos, drawings, models. 

 https://flic.kr/p/Y6z9ov

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

After looking around the rest of the exhibition we enjoyed lunch from a food truck (with beer) which was quite cheap – $15.  The ticket was joint with their craft gallery.  It was their 40th anniversary, and as part of the exhibition there were stamps to collect as you went round… and you got a free gift at the end – which is useful – A5 paper holder.

Tokyo

Tokyo

Well… I should try to sleep- hopefully this worked!

4 comments

  1. Skye · September 3, 2017

    Good to see you guys are in Japan!

    Eat lots of sushi for me and bring some warm weather home!

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    • helen · September 4, 2017

      Thanks Skye – food is great as always! It’s hot here- 33 today

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  2. Helen & Tony Goerecke · September 3, 2017

    Yes, hope it worked, Helen…..you have our sympathy. Slept 14 hours last night on our return to Adelaide! So you will catch up eventually

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    • helen · September 4, 2017

      At least we are in the same time zone now. I think the first couple days were hardest.

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