Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fukuroda Falls in Daigo

The Fukuroda Falls are in Daigo, a few hours north of Mito where I live. Apparently they’re the 3rd most beautiful falls in Japan, although I’m not sure how the ranking system works. These falls sometimes freeze over in the winter which must be pretty amazing!

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Shibuya Crossing Dreams

This wasn’t a dream but it sure felt like it (most of my dreams involve pedestrian crossings). Shibuya crossing in downtown Tokyo is a sight to behold on a busy evening, for a laugh try walking in a straight line from one side to the other.

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Posted in Japan, Tokyo

Tokyo Lights or Colossal Starfish?

I went up the Tokyo Tower near Roppongi to view Tokyo by night and spotted something a little strange, an intersection that kinda looks like a colossal starfish!

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New Years Celebrations at Meiji Shrine

I moved on to Meiji Jingu (Shrine) after Sensoji Temple to maximize my New Years day awesomeness. The shrine was packed to the rafters and looking good for this pic. What’s the difference between a temple and a shrine you ask? In a nut shell Buddhism is practiced at temples and Shinto at shrines. You’re welcome.

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Festival Fun at Sensoji Temple

Happy New Year! I went to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo to enjoy some New Years celebrations. As you can see from the photos there were ladders involved, this can only be a good thing.

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