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... Uhh.. Shrine carts? I have no idea what those are. There are also a lot of food stands and a tower that looks like the tower of Ho-oh. And there was this random cat who decided to sit on one of the shrine gates and everyone wanted to take a picture of ...
... a little more spending money.
- buy 1-day subway pass ¥1000,
- get actual subway map so you can see every station and iPhone App
- be prepared to walk. Even with great subway system the underground transfers are far
- subway is closed midnight - 5 am
- cheap food eat at 7-11/FamilyMart/Lawson's. Not like US 7-11. They have fresh sandwiches, sushi and other ok food
- Money: for ease come with USD or Euros. Other currencies have high ...
... but after compiling everything today I am now seeing that it was a worthwhile trip and excited to start pulling it all together.
Oh almost forgot, I learned a new japan culture item today: I couldn't figure out why every time I ordered tea I got the little creamer looking package, then I seen one of the ladies today open it and put it in her tea. I asked what is was and she replied it was milk and ...
... as well. The thing that bewilders me is the combination I often see of these fierce angry guards and the completely peaceful image of Buddha. I just don't feel that they belong together. If Buddha is to represent complete contentment with the here and now no matter how difficult the now may be, and has the power to overcome suffering by meditation and releasing oneself from worldly cares, than it seems like the use of fierce angry guards as protection from the ...
This morning we woke up and packed for the last time this holiday. While we're were all excited to get home and see our families, it was sad to say goodbye to Japan. We then caught the train to Ueno zoo. It was very different to zoos in Australia. The animals had much less space and we felt sorry for them. It was also very interesting to see the different types of animals in Japan. They actually had kangaroos there which we really didn't ...