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... them. I asked the hostel lady for the best science museum as I've heard there amazing throughout Japan. I headed to Uyeno where all the main museums were only two stops on the metro. It was a little bit confusing getting to the place once I had exited the metro but I finally arrived. Tokyo natural science and technology, it was huge about 10 different floors to look at. A little overwhelming at first but got used to it after abit. There was different ...
... about the ecology of pond life. Jill goes for an ice cream and I sit on some steps to easy my weary feet and this little old Buddhist monk type character comes up to me and starts to chat. It's not the first or even the second time someone here has come up to me just to talk so we chat a bit and he hands me a sort of Buddha bookmark then he opens a little notepad and asks me to make a write my name and which country I'm form. I still don't ...
... an artist’s studio, a whole palette of colours. There is literally an explosion of colour.
Torii gates, painted in the traditional red or scarlet orange hues mark the entrance to the sacred area ... the Shrine....
A quirky piece of history for you : If you take the path through the tunnel of torii that begins on your left after crossing the bridge, you will come across a pile of ...
... honour the memory of all those who have died in subsequent wars, including WWII.
The entry to the shrine is a huge red steel frame, with a wide avenue leading one to the shrine. On our way up to the shrine we met a 92 year old man, who told us he served in Singapore. He was going to the shrine to pay his respects.
The shrine itself is a very understated building, accessed through a very modest wooden gate, with the architecture in classic Shinto ...
... station at the right time and waited. His story became a national symbol of loyalty and devotion. We crossed the intersection and started to wander towards Harijuku where Masa promised us a very interesting store called Kiddyland (side note, we thought he said Hello Kitty Land). During the 30 minute walk in the insanely hot sun, we passed through neighborhoods that closely resembled Bloor St, with various high end shops lining the boulevard. We arrived at Kiddyland and ...
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