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Places I went lately – Japan

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.

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A temple near where my mother lives.

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Same temple including a grave-yard.

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I think the left one is at the Meiji temple in Harajuku. Right picture I took in some park.

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This is part of the Sensoji. Big temple in Asakusa with a lot of tourists.

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Omikuji at the Sensoji temple. You draw a random one and it tells you your fortune.

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Sensoji temple vs. Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku.

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Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower as seen from Odaiba.

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I think this is the Fuji TV-Station in Odaiba. Mainly, I just like the picture.

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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.

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People looking down.

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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!

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An after-work stroll at the temple.

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Yeah, still here.

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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.

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Somewhere... I think this was in the Imperial Garden or somewhere around Tokyo Station.

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コロッケ! Japanese croquettes. They are sold in convenience stores and sometimes on the street as snacks. Yummy.

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This is the Buddha statue in Kamakura, a bit south of Tokyo.

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Again. With my sister.

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Three different kinds of Soba! (buckwheat noodles)

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せんべい (Senbei), japanese rice crackers.

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Bamboo.

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Statues.

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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.

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Again, 'Korokke'. This time filled with black sesame paste, very tasty.

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Tokyo Disney Sea, with halloween decorations.

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Sister.