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Back Streets

Part of my exploration of Tokyo involved wandering around some back streets.  The city felt so safe, I wanted to see what was going on away from the main activity.  The streets were a maze of routes to get around … Continue reading

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Akihabara at Night

One of my meetings in Tokyo took place in the Akihabara district.  The company had a cafeteria on one of the higher floors of the building which served food and beer after work and they invited us up there.  Aside … Continue reading

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Tokyo Station

I briefly saw Tokyo Station last time I was in Japan.  This time I wanted to take a better look.  While the station has been significantly redeveloped over the years, the west frontage that looks towards the Imperial Palace has … Continue reading

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Narita Lounge Provides Some New Airlines

It was time to head home, so I checked in for my flight and headed to Delta’s lounge to await boarding.  What I did not realize is that the lounge overlooks the flightline and mirrors the view from the viewing … Continue reading

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A Selection of Japanese Trains

I know a few of the regulars here are interested in trains.  I saw a lot of different trains and rode on a few while I was in Japan so here are a selection of them for those of you … Continue reading

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City Center Steam Locomotive

I passed this locomotive several times while in Tokyo.  It was sitting in a square near Shinbashi station.  I never got off but I did finally get some shots of it while we were stopped at the station.  Consequently, I … Continue reading

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A Vending Machine at Every Turn

An abiding memory of Japan was the vending machines in every place.  It seemed like every building had a vending machine for drinks by the front door.  Even the least active looking building still seemed to have one.  They came … Continue reading

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Running in High Heat

I was taking it easy as I walked through Yoyogi Park.  The intense heat and humidity meant I was trying to minimize my effort.  That was not the case for everyone, though.  I was amazed at how many people were … Continue reading

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City Center Fishing Pond

Looking out of the window of my hotel in Minato, there was a pond behind the building.  It took a while to work out what it was but, on the weekend, it was easier to see.  This is a fishing … Continue reading

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Tranquil Park Space in a Busy City

Cities are bustling places but old cities tend to have an advantage over newer ones and that is decent park spaces.  When modern cities develop, all the land is valuable and there is a problem with preserving space.  Older cities … Continue reading

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