I was contacted by her a while back, and she had some inquiries about Japan’s jazz culture. It was delightful to finally meet her in person, and we went to a nearby bar near Ueno station for some drinks and food. I suggested that she check out the jam sessions at Intro, a small jazz club near Takadanobaba, which is a popular spot for young jazz musicians to hone their skills. The club is located in a bustling part of Tokyo where many young people reside and study.
After we had a few drinks and talked about Japan, I headed to the metro station to go to my hotel in Asakusa. It was a quick 4-stop ride on the metro line to the hotel. The hotel was lovely, clean, and conveniently located near some of the city’s hottest spots, including a large temple and the Tokyo Sky tree.
After checking into the Hokke Club Asakusa, I went outside for some late-night shopping at a nearby convenience store. It’s always an exciting experience in Japan, as the quality of goods is exceptional, and the prices are very reasonable. After this late-night snack, I retired for the night.