Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yamato Cup Street Hockey Tournament

The Tokyo Street Hockey Association (, will be hosting a pan-Asian (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc.) one day ball hockey tournament called the Yamato Cup ( in Tokyo on October 11, 2008 at the Amazing Square arena in Kita Senju.

We would love it if you and your crew could put a team in the tournament, enjoy some fun ball hockey like we did when we were kids, get a chance at winning the Golden Godzilla, and party with other Canadians from around Asia after the competition is done.

The tournament fees are 7000 yen per player including a one day ball hockey tournament, a 2hr all you can drink awards party on the evening of the tournament, 1st and 2nd place awards as well as a bunch of individual awards for top scorer, MVP, best goalie etc. and water, referee, time keeper, score keeper, etc. Note that any leftover funds will be donated to Second Harvest Tokyo (

If you are interested please reply to this email or, go direct to our site and download the registration form for your team (

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Radio Controlled Plane Shops in Kanto

Some explanations contributed at various forums about where some
RC Plane shops are located in Akihabara, Tokyo:

One is very close to Iwamotocho. I can explain to you how to get there: When you get to the station, just get out using the lift (because I don't know the right exit number...). When you get out and face the street, just turn left and walk straight up. The shop should be on your left within 3 blocks maximum (it will probably be closer).

Here is a map to the shop in Akihabara:,139.773801&z=18&t=m

As you can see is almost next door to Iwamotocho, exit A2

If you go out
of Akihabara station and head across the main street and follow the overhead
Sobu sen tracks you will get to one major road. At that road, you take
a right and walk towards Okachimachi... it's down that way.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Games Convention near Odawara,Kanagawa

The picture of our home was taken in April would you believe!

Everyone welcome!
Saturday and Sunday October 25th and 26th, 2008
Starts: 1:30PM on Saturday
Where: Kevin`s House
Address: Iizawa 242-23 Minami Ashigara City, Kanagawa

What to bring?
Your shoes, games, beer to bribe Kevin (optional)
We have the house to ourselves for most of the day so we can
get a lot of game playing in and say four letter words eh! I love
4 letter words like: four, dice, damn!

There are a few beds available on a first come first served basis.
Email me if you want a bed. If not bring something to sleep on--sleeping
bag etc. We have a lot of room. We have a Canadian,
Victorian style home imported from Cloverdale,BC.

How to Get There from:

Tokyo, Fujisawa, Atsugi, Machida, Yokohama or Sakhalin:
Take the Odakyu Line to Odawara and be sure to get into one of the
first four train cars as the train splits. Take a Kyuko (express
train) it has red kanji on the side usually next to the door up top.
It takes about 90 minutes. Bring a good book!

Get off at Odawara Station and transfer to the Daiyuzan Line. Get off
at Daiyuzan Station, it takes 21 minutes from Odawara. Take the only
exit, walk straight out to the main street out in front and head left
down that street through the traffic lights (under the covered
pedestrian overpass). Over the bridge and you will see our green
roofed house with "Kevin`s English School" signs plastered all over
the place.

How to Get There:

From Shizuoka, Nagoya and other points South: Take the
Tokaido line or the Shinkansen and get off at Odawara. Transfer to
the Daiyuzan line and follow the directions above (for Tokyo).

**The Shinkansen also stops at Odawara. You take a Kodama Super
Express. It takes about 39 minutes from Tokyo. Costs a little over
3,000 Yen one way.

Take a break from the city and see some mountain views and breathe some fresh air.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people. Games of all kinds
welcome. Bring whatever you would like to play, chances are, others
will want to play it too. We have three guest beds and some futons.
Bring a sleeping bag if you`d like. It is a nice area as well.
A great break from wherever you live with a great bunch of people!

Kevin Burns