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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)

Senso-ji by night

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The rather lovely temple, which is the main reason why people visit Asakusa.
15th Oct 2006, 22:19   | tags:,comments (0)

Flamme d'Or

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The large sculpture on top of the Asahi Beer Hall in Asakusa. Designer Philippe Starck thinks it looks like a giant golden flame: the locals reputedly think it looks like a giant golden poo. As you can see from the second picture, it's also available in cheese form at the beer hall restaurant.
15th Oct 2006, 22:17   | tags:,comments (0)

Welcome to Asakusa...

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...one of the quieter districts of Tokyo: and in particular to the Ryokan Shigetsu, where we stayed for four nights at the start of our Japan 2006 holiday. (Further details here.)
15th Oct 2006, 22:14   | tags:,comments (0)

7 Seconds Of Love, Borderline

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After a gap of several months, the Veitchstalking recommences. Note the can of soup being brandished in picture 3.