Edo Wonderland

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A few of the locals dressed in period attire.

Back in 2010, we went to Edo Wonderland after visiting the Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine.

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Love the architecture.
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Daruma gargoyles?
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One side of a bridge.
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And the other

It rained that day and the park was pretty empty but we still had a good time.

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One of the theaters, I think.

We saw a ninja show and a traditional water show that you could photograph (non-flash) while you watched. They actually encourage you to. However, I didn’t like any of the photos I took.

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It’s a cool place if you’re in the neighborhood with the family.

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Taiko drums signal the park is closing.
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Samurai nobles to bid us a safe journey on our way out as the park closes.

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Somewhere in Japan: Fujigoko (Winter 2010)

Every time I’ve gone to Japan, I’ve been fortunate enough to explore Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. As a result, I’ve taken hundreds of photos.

I thought I’d share some more.

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Welcome to Fujigoko
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Most street signs featured silhouettes of Fuji-san.
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Regional Old house.
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Regional modernized house with traditional roofing.
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Modern estate. We were all hoping someone would come out and invite us in for tea…
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Abstract closeup of the pond. Looks like a painting.
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Another. No camera tricks other than a polarizer.
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One of my favorite photos from that day.
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I think we were at an old corn mill. Although we had (really great) soba for lunch.
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This place was packed with people but I still managed to steal this shot. I think this was attempt five or six. Totally worth the effort and wait.
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Roof Closeup
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The only (say it like a Nihonjin) Ma-ku-do-na-lu-do’s I ever saw written in Katakana. The rest were in english.

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Somewhere in Japan (Winter 2010)

Every time I’ve gone to Japan, I’ve been fortunate enough to explore Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. As a result, I’ve taken hundreds of photos.

I thought I’d share some.

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As much as I love the neon lights of Tokyo and Yokohama, the ancient temples and shrines invoke a great appreciation of traditional craftsmanship and artistry.
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A reminder that I should keep up on my reading and writing.
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Courtyard. One of my favorite pics at this site.
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A great place to meditate.
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Another view.
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Could you imagine living here? The pictures still don’t do it justice.
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I need to take better notes. Someone explained the significance of this old tree stump but I forgot.

Feel free to speak up if you know where I took these pictures. I didn’t make note like I should’ve. It was near Fujigoko…

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Arashiyama River, Kyoto

Photos from a bed & breakfast near the Arashiyama River in Kyoto.

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Our B&B right by the Arashiyama River.

“Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain?) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.” – Wikipedia

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Entrance to our suite.

We only spent two days or so in Kyoto but could’ve easily (I feel) taken a week because there was so much we missed.

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View from our bedroom. Yes, that’s the river on the other side of the bushes.

You absolutely want to take your time and soak in the local flavor.

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Bath outside, complete with privacy shade. (Just incase the bath inside was too stuffy)

We also visited Kyoto in the summer. So that left us wonder how different everything would look in the fall, winter, and spring. That sounds like a good reason to back, doesn’t it?

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His (Zori) and Hers (Geta)
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View from the Yard back at our room. Who is that in the reflection…?
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Part of the courtyard inside the B&B.

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Photo post

One of my favorite photos that I took during first visit to Tokyo.

I don’t know why…

Tokyo Subway Station c.2008
Tokyo Subway Station c.2008

Just thought I’d share.

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Some Asakusa pics.

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Asakusa Buddha

I love going to Asakusa (in Tokyo) when we visit, so I thought I’d show a few pics I took.

Asakusa FIsh Sign
Asakusa Shops at Night

It’s amazing what you can find when the shops close.

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Closing time reveals decorative shop gates.

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