Tokyo, Winter 2008 – Day 17

The previous day

(11 January 2009)

Breakfast at the soba shop

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stepping out onto the streets

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heading towards Shinjuku Station

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at Shinjuku Station

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I’ve seen this man in this area a couple of times. Could be a member of the Yakuza or a homeless with a coat. No idea.

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There was sales everywhere and it certainly didn’t feel like Japan was in a recession. Everyone seems to be spending.

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The Studio Alta area

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The bags most probably belong to the homeless who sleep in the area at night.

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ABC Mart

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keitai denwa

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a chemist

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some children outing activity near Isetan

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Keisatsu (police)

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another chemist

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There is a weekend market at Hanazono Jinja but there wasn’t much traders that day

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a stall selling yukata

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workmen at work

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cleaning staff

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promoting staff

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inside Shinjuku Station

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arrived at Harajuku station

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the entrance to Meiji Jingu

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the area where the cosplayers gather on Sundays

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walked to Yoyogi Park, which is just around the corner

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activities at Yoyogi Park

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Strangers at the park

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Counter-shooting

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This little boy looked cute in his winter dressing. He is of mixed parentage.

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The Elvises of Yoyogi Park

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The sign tells train passengers to ask for the station master’s assistance if they drop their belongings onto the train tracks

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waiting for the train to arrive at Harajuku station

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Nakata-san

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The train arriving at the platform

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took the train to Shimbashi Station to get to Hamarikyu Gardens

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Nakajin Capsule Building in the distance

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Most tourist spots have stamps near the ticket counter for visitors to stamp, as a souvenir.

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the Teahouse in the middle of the garden

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tea break

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the Rainbow Bridge in the distance

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Even though it isn’t spring yet, we were lucky to be able to see the beginning of it.

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Cherry blossoms

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a veggie patch

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Walking towards Ginza. Nakajin Capsule Apartment Building ahead.

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the notice at the entrance to the building

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a petrol station

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a glasses / spectacles cleaner for the public

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Japan Post

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in Hakuhinkan Toy Park

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H&M Ginza

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The Wako Building, a symbol of Ginza

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at the intersection of Chuo Dori and Harumi Dori

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a closer look at the Wako Building

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Chuo dori is closed to traffic on weekends.

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Matsuya department store in Ginza

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Apple store in Ginza

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Interesting architecture

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Moleskine exhibition

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San-ai building

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at the Nissan Showroom in Ginza

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the engine of the Nisssan Skyline GTR

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dusk arriving

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expensive delicacies

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and a queue for most things in Tokyo

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The Mikimoto Building

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The following day

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