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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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Patrick's visit to Tokyo (& Kamakura) / 東京 2010 - (4/4) :)

My last series of my trip to Tokyo.

But first I escaped the big city of Tokyo and I went for a day to Kamakura.

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@ Ueno Station

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Electric train Enoshima lina @ Kamakura station

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A complete other atmosphere here in Kamakura.

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Kamakura is located 1 hour 'south' from Tokyo and its situated at the Pacific ocean, so its got beaches.

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More countryfeel to it.

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Houses with gardens and inner courts.

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Moncks your see in kamakura streetscens.

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Train out of the tunnel.

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Buriel site on a hill with views of Kamakura.

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Beachfront Kamakura

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Kamakura, near Hase station Hase of the Enoshima line.

Mainreason for me to go to Kamakura are thos Zen Tempels.

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Busy mainstreet in this part of Kamakura

Hasadera Temple, nicely located on a hillside, so you also get great views from Kamakura.

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Entrance of temple complex, entrance cost 300yens.

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Lots of statues of Jizo Bodhisattva.

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Main temple : Kannon-do Hall.

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Rooftoplines

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Great views.

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Rooftop detail of the Kannon-do Hall.

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I think this guy was angry

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Above the temple grounds.

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Shrine with backdrop Kamakura.

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Jizo is looking at you!

Next stop: Daibutsu.

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Daibutsu situated within temple grounds of Kōtoku-in.

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Smile at the camera

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Just giving it a bit extra colour.
After that i walked a pretty long stretch to the next complex; Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Kamakura's most important temple, dates from 1063.

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Streetscene in Kamakura.

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Typical Gate

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Looking at the buildings.

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Next stop Kenjo-chi, most important Zen temple of Kamakura.

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The Sanmon maingate of the complex.

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Nice woodworks!

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Front building is the Butsuden (Buddha Hall), building behind that is Hatto (Dharma hall), largest wooden temple building in eastern japan.

Engakuji (nr 2 qua zentempels binnen Kamakura)

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The Sanmon gate of Engakuji.

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Is this somewhere in the mountains?

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Nicely located in wellmainted landscapes and gardens.

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Old vs. New?

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Nighttime (1).

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Nighttime (2).


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Streetscene

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Star Wars in Tokyo, well known Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Asakusa dori, with in background Tokyo Sky Tree.

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Asakusa dori looking towards Ueno Station/Ueno Park.

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Backalley and Sky Tree.

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NTT Domoco building.

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Shinjuku East.

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again.

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Near Shinjuku station.

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Shinjuku station with skyscrapers

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Just having a little pitstop @ Little Delerium

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Park Hyatt Tokyo

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Safety first offcourse, we don't want cars, busses ans so flying

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City Hall, what a huge complex it is!

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Cocoon Tower Shinjuku.

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Shinjuku Mitsui Building (225m). Nice black with great blue glass, one of my favorites in Tokyo.

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Tokyo cityview from Shinjuku (1)

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Tokyo cityview from Shinjuku (2)

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Cocoon Tower from close.

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Streetscene Shinjuku West.

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Shinjuku East close to Kabukicho

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Kabukicho

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again.

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Golden Gai, Kabuchiko.

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Harajuku; Takeshita dori.

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Nice modern building @ Omotesando dori in Harajuku.

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Aoyama dori by night.

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Taken from the skyliner back towards Narita airport.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #2
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This was a great photo set, I enjoyed looking through all the volumes. Tokyo is an amazing place, which you captured well, and someday I will definitely visit.
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And the last photo-series about Tokyo was really great, very nice; thanks for all those photos
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