Hi. Maybe you've just seen my blog post about New Zealand. Japan was right after that. In fact, I was going to Japan (as I do almost every year) and booked the flight with a stop-over in New Zealand to visit a friend.
So this was also last year, end of September and a bit of October. This time, I was in Tokyo all the time and didn't go anywhere far away. I met a lot of friends, ate a lot and didn't take that many pictures - still, I've got some I'll post here.
A temple near where my mother lives.
Same temple including a grave-yard.
I think the left one is at the Meiji temple in Harajuku. Right picture I took in some park.
This is part of the Sensoji. Big temple in Asakusa with a lot of tourists.
Omikuji at the Sensoji temple. You draw a random one and it tells you your fortune.
Sensoji temple vs. Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku.
Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower as seen from Odaiba.
I think this is the Fuji TV-Station in Odaiba. Mainly, I just like the picture.
Tokyo Sky Tree. Open since May 2012 and replacing the Tokyo Tower as a broadcasting tower (I think). 634m high, has a whole shopping mall at the bottom and a lot of people wanting to get to the top. And the view from up there.
People looking down.
Again in Asakusa, this time in the evening. I like Asakusa in summer-evenings, when there are mostly only a few local people strolling around. Near the Sensoji is a street with a lot of small, traditional japanese Izakayas (pubs) where you can enjoy beer and food!
An after-work stroll at the temple.
Yeah, still here.
And again. Sensoji. From here, you have also a quite good view on the Tokyo Sky Tree. But then, you can probably see the Sky Tree from anywhere in central Tokyo.
Somewhere... I think this was in the Imperial Garden or somewhere around Tokyo Station.
コロッケ！ Japanese croquettes. They are sold in convenience stores and sometimes on the street as snacks. Yummy.
This is the Buddha statue in Kamakura, a bit south of Tokyo.
Again. With my sister.
Three different kinds of Soba! (buckwheat noodles)
せんべい (Senbei), japanese rice crackers.
Cute statues. This is all still in Kamakura, as the following pictures (until said otherwise). There are a lot of temples and shrines in Kamakura, plus Enoshima (small island connected with a bridge, a lot of visitors and nice for a day-trip) is nearby.
Again, 'Korokke'. This time filled with black sesame paste, very tasty.
Tokyo Disney Sea, with halloween decorations.