Tag Archives: Kyoto Racecourse

May 29

Not quite off and racing

There’s not a spare inch of space left along the vast grassy straight as the moment of truth draws near. The enormous 80,000 strong crowd gazes expectantly as one at the gigantic 64m-wide screen. In unison, they raise their hands and begin rhythmically smacking their rolled up newspaper guides into their other hands. The mesmerising “twack… […]

May 14

Ready for that stage again

The hectic flurry of blossoms that embodies April in Japan has given way to the glorious late spring that is May.  Stay tuned for plenty of posts about my many travels during what is my favourite time of the year in Japan, including a day at the races in nearby Kyoto, spontaneous hiking and of […]