Category Archives: Japan

Last day in Japan

Knowing we had a big day of travel ahead and a major time zone change, we decided to spend our last day in Tokyo just wandering the local streets of Shibuya. Here is a selection of random photographs of some … Continue reading

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Inokashira Park

On Saturday 19/12 we spent the afternoon at Inokashira Park, and enjoying the trip to and from the park. On the way there we stopped and had a great lunch in the Main Street.    The first stop at the … Continue reading

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Ueno Park

After visiting the Metropolitan Building for views of Mt Fuji we caught the train to Ueno Park. On the way we did hop off at a place called Yanaka, which is known as ‘Old Tokyo’, we walked around for a … Continue reading

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Views of Mt Fuji

On about 100 days each year, the weather and air are clear enough to get good views from the Tokyo Metropolitan Building in Shinjuku, mostly in the mornings. On Friday 18/12 since the sky was looking very clear we headed … Continue reading

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Meiji Shrine

Also on our first day, on the other side of Yoyogi Park, we visited the Meiji Shrine. This huge shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. There is a long walk through the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daibutsu (Buddha), Jourenji Temple

On Thursday 17/12 we visited one of The Great Buddhas at Jourenji Temple in Itabashi-ku. This Buddha was originally built in 1977 to commemorate the victims of WWII and the victims of the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. At 13m … Continue reading

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Kyu Asakura House

On Wednesday 16/12 we visited an historic traditional house in Daikanyama, built by the then Chairman of Tokyo’s Prefectural Assembly. The house and gardens are both amazing.   We could go through most of the rooms inside, the kids loved … Continue reading

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