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Old April 18th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #21
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Tobu World Square

Tobu World Square is a theme park featuring 1/25th sized replicas of most of the world's most famous landmarks and many Japanese landmarks. One of the amazing things I noticed was that the 'replica' trees were in fact bonsai trees....and there were literally thousands of them. Oh and I got sunburnt, not much shade in the park








The attention to detail, as is typical with the Japanese, is amazing


















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Old April 19th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #22
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Great fotos!
I didn't knew about Tobu World Square, it seems like a great place
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Futarasan Shrine - Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple Complex

and a few more pics of Nikko town........


If you've never been to Nikko, this gorge runs right through the middle of the town, pretty awesome sight and you're able to go paddling/canoeing down the river




























As you can see, the shrine complex is set among towering Japanese cedar trees. I would have loved to have hiked through the forest but I didn't have the time.........also I was afraid of running into black bears








This is the Futarasan Shrine Sacred Bridge, unfortunately it was closed off so I couldn't walk across it......




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Great fotos!
I didn't knew about Tobu World Square, it seems like a great place
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The replica's were 'brick perfect', amazing really.......even the planes and service vehicles at the airport were moving around
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Day 7 - Roppongi Hills & Tokyo Midtown


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Day 8 - Harajuku, Yoyogi Park & Meiji Shrine

Ah, Harajuku on a Sunday, the place to see lots of strange Japanese teenagers - Harajuku girls, gothic lolita's, cosplayers.........if that's your thing, but the true character of this area can be found in Yoyogi Park. This place is a window into Japanese life, nowhere else can you find such an ecclectic mix of fashion, bands and street performers. Actors rehearse lines, rockabilly's dance, middle aged friends bang on bongo drums........it all happens in Yoyogi Park and if you ever visit this city you HAVE to take a wander through this park on a Sunday afternoon.
Oh, and it's right next door to Meiji Shrine.

Harajuku & Omotesando
















Omotesando - high end fashion area reminiscent of Rodeo Drive in Hollywood, a stark contrast to the whacky teenage fashion found next door on Takeshita & Harajuku Streets........












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Yoyogi Park


The look on the old photographers face


ummmm, yeah...........


Yoyogi National Gymnasium - The 2010 World Judo Championships were being held at the time






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Great selections inefect.
I have 2 questions :
1- Concerning the Kabuki ramen restaurant, did you get to have a meal there? Do you remember where it's located?
2- Do you have some more photos of midtown tower? I really love this building and I would like to see more of it.
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Great selections inefect.
I have 2 questions :
1- Concerning the Kabuki ramen restaurant, did you get to have a meal there? Do you remember where it's located?
2- Do you have some more photos of midtown tower? I really love this building and I would like to see more of it.
1 - No unfortunately I didn't go inside, I had already eaten at midtown tower complex. The location can be found here. The restaurant must have been fairly new as this google streetview photo (taken in Nov 2009) shows a different restaurant at the location. I was there less than one year later. If you scroll a bit further to the right on the streetview you'll see the place where I took the NTT Docomo photo.

2 - I have some more photo's (only three I think) of the midtown tower complex but not of the tower itself, I can post them if you like.

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Day 9 - Akihabara

After seeing Akihabara, aka otaku heaven, by night I decided to check it out during the day, it was quite a bit busier and I got to have a look at Yodobashi department store, filled with all kinds of electronic goodies.



































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More Akihabara......

Gonna break up my posts even more, pages get way too big otherwise. Sorry, should have done it from the start










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Must... have... MORE!!! >:'c

LOL @ the fast-food restaurant "Mos Burger - Japanese fine burger & coffee" now that's a weird combination!

Also one question, why are so many electronic billboards placed on the top of the buildings in cube-shaped thingys? Is it because of the lack of space? I like it but i've always wondered why lol.
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LOL @ the fast-food restaurant "Mos Burger - Japanese fine burger & coffee" now that's a weird combination!

Also one question, why are so many electronic billboards placed on the top of the buildings in cube-shaped thingys? Is it because of the lack of space? I like it but i've always wondered why lol.
maybe that's where McCafe got their idea from

re the billboards, I'd say it's for maximum exposure, they're visible from N, S, E & W
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Day 10 - Asakusa, Ryogoku & Tokyo Tower (night views)

I'd have to say Asakusa was probably the most 'touristy' spot I visited in Tokyo, heaps of foreigners visiting the famous temple and spending money in the labyrinth of shopping malls that surround the complex.
Ryogoku, also known as Sumo Town was far more interesting for me. I was there during a grand sumo tournament and really wanted to go in and watch a match but opted out of it, regretfully. I did get to see quite a few sumo wrestlers making their way in and out of the Kokugikan stadium, though I had to jostle my way through the crowd of fans who were waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite wrestlers
Tokyo Tower was my first experience seeing the city at night from a high vantage point and man was it spectacular. I won't forget the sight of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ginza shining like beacons among an endless sea of red blinking lights. Pretty cool

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