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Akiba

Amazing! Sorry I know we are in Kyoto but thankfully our SD card was retrieved and we found our memories of Akiba, better known as Akihabara. And of course we wanted to share this with you all.

Akihabara is one amazing, lively city full of energy and neon lights. If you ever saw that anime movie Akira, than you would understand where they got the inspiration from. So much NEON here it almost hurts my eyes.

We went I believe to almost 50 anime shops, 50 tech shops and more than 50 Taito stations. These are those machines where you put in a coin to play a game. It was fun but it swallows your money like it’s nothing. The food here however is less than what we experienced in other places. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not bad but just not really out there.

When you ever visit Japan, please do visit this district as it is definitely worth your time.

This entry was posted on November 20, 2016, in Tokyo.

Hospital

After every highlight is unfortunately a lowlight (pun)… but even when things are low it’s high again. Matthew had problems with his stomach again, which he already had back in the states. We went to the hospital to check up on it, better save then sorry right. And even in the hospital we saw a beauty of tech surrounded us.

We were very happy that we did our research first because we had the feeling that without any medical insurance we don’t even got helped. They are quite strict here. Back in the states we did research about good medical insurance which also would cover Japan. And we found it, rather fast I must say. We showed our information of our health insurance and were greated by a friendly older doctor who took Matthew aside.

I’m still waiting here, apparently everything is going well but the doctor advised us to stay the night, just in case and to wait on the results.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/opinion/sunday/make-america-singapore.html?_r=0

https://www.now-health.com/en/hong-kong/international-health-insurance/

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Chronic-deficits-plague-Japan-s-health-insurance-program

This entry was posted on March 17, 2016, in Tokyo.