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Roppongi Hills

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Another ginormous new Tokyo development, with Louise Bourgeois' sculpture Maman looming over it. First picture by me, second and third by The BBG.
16th Oct 2006, 17:14   | tags:,,comments (1)

Hama Rikyu Garden

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Pretty oasis of calm a short ferry ride away from Asakusa. Picture 1 by The BBG. Pictures 3 and 4 depict the Duck Mound - at one point the gardens were used for duck hunting, and the mound is a small shrine in their honour so that the current inhabitants aren't attacked by vengeful zombie ducks. Or something.
16th Oct 2006, 17:13   | tags:,,comments (0)

Shibuya snaps

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Various photos by The BBG. The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift was on the verge of release while we were over there.
16th Oct 2006, 17:09   | tags:,comments (0)

Omotesando Hills

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Ultra-posh Tokyo shopping mall.
16th Oct 2006, 17:08   | tags:,comments (0)

Mind the doors

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Actual warning image displayed on the Tokyo underground.
15th Oct 2006, 22:35   | tags:,comments (1)

Harajuku

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Specifically the area around Jingu-bashi bridge, where every Sunday afternoon young people dress up to frighten the oldsters and delight the tourists (and, probably, the pervs too). Picture 2 by The BBG.

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

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Spiffy museum dedicated to the works of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio responsible for Spirited Away and other classics (picture by The BBG). The second picture shows the special bus that takes you to the museum from the station - Totoro fans will be disappointed that it's not a gigantic hollowed-out cat, but you can't have everything.
15th Oct 2006, 22:26   | tags:,,comments (0)

Senso-ji by day

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As previous entry, but lighter. Pictures 1 and 3 by The Belated Birthday Girl.
15th Oct 2006, 22:23   | tags:,,comments (0)