We caught up with them on the first night at an izakaya called Za Watami not far from our place. It had been over 4 years since Joss had seen them, and was the first time Paul & Emma had met, so it didn’t take long for the alcohol to flow. And it sure did flow. We ate a ridiculous amount of tapas-style meals along with beer which was quickly followed by about 6 bottles of sake. Ouch.
JH: And I had to work the next morning with 2 year olds. Double ouch
Anyway, we had a lot of fun. Here are some photos from Paul’s fancy new camera.Emma and Joss
Paul and Ruben with one of the many sakes.
JH: On the Friday I had the day off, so the three of us went to Kamakura for the day. Kamakura is an old, quintessentially Japanese town with lots of temples & gardens etc, and is only about an hour away from our place. We had a very leisurely day taking in some temples & the Great Buddha and a super long lunch.
PM: I was a bit disappointed to miss out on the lunch.
For our last dinner together Emma & Ruben were keen to go to a Yakiniku restaurant (where you cook your own meat). So we headed to Ebisu and a Yakiniku restaurant on the 38th floor of a the Garden Place Tower called Jojoen. YUM! What a great night. We had a ball - not only was the food delicious, but the view was amazing. Was a fantastic way to end their 3 day trip.
JH: Least I know that it won’t be another 4 years until I see Emma again – we are heading to Italy in late August to stay with her. Can’t wait!