Japan Day 16

Day 16
Raining, but up for castle today~

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Map~

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Then I thought to myself: "I paid 600 yen just to see this? That's too expensive..."
It took me quite a while to know that I was allowed to go in the castle :D

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Dunno why it's blurry, oh well.
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End tiles for the roofing

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Stuff to make the castle.

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Mind the steep stairs.

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Just taking a picture of the figure. Just the figure! And nothing else.

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I would totally wear this if it wasn't cased >.>

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Steep steep stairs.

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6th floor. Means top floor *w*
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A shrine at the very top. (on the ceiling basically)

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Top floor panorama :D

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Finally get back outside.

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'tis awesome~ I would taken a picture with him, but there was no one passing by :<

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The "moat" as everyone was expecting.

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Fishie~

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Walking on the outskirts time~
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*w*
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TAIYAKI YA~
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Chocolate filled~

And that was it for today, since it was raining. Didn't want myself to get too sick just yet.

Remember that this blog is one post per page! So read the other pages also!

Asa Made Jugyou Chu c10

It's odd how I managed to do this out of order 0.o

Anyway with that aside, I like to interrupt my Japan trip with a quick announcement of another release from iWuvKaykee. (It's been a while.)
Asa chu c10!

This project is a joint with Wangan Scans.

DL: MF

Enjoy.

Japan Day 15

Day 15!

First, I'm off for Zenkouji Temple!
It's a biggggggggggggggggggggggggg temple.
(*I swear it was this big!*) -quoted from Zenyaku's post >:D

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Walking there.
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Warped pics :D

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Almost there! :D
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Za temple!
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The main temple.
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Incense burner.

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Ceramic Lantern :D

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Another side temple

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And more...

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Outside the temple.

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Walking to Nagano station.

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Sadly, Japanese don't know how to spell "communism." *sigh*

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Train bound for Okaya *w*

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Warped pic again :D

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Endless scenery. I love you, Nagano (Prefecture).

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I was thirsty.

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Decided to walk the 16km around the lake.

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1 km down.
I had to lol at the onigiris.

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2 km down :D

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3 km >:D

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4th km down.

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/me takes a pic before it gets squashed by the pedestrians.

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All kanji and only one hiragana. Don't expect to understand Japanese with just hiragana.

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5 km down.

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6 km down.

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Cute church.

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7 km down.

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tl;dr
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Ducks *w*

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Couldn't find the 4th purple km marker, but 9 km down.

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10 km

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11 km

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12 km down.

Then I swear, the markers just disappear... Anyhow, walking back is another 4 km. (Walking back adds another 2 km)
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More scenery.

And then, my phone dies. So I couldn't take any more pics. (Would be kinda repetitive anyway.)

Then 2mrw, time for some real Japan stuff >:D

Oh yeah, please do visit zenyaku subs for my buddy's, DTryPlex's, post on our approach of the trip to Japan. He'll also be joining me in moonland for the next week and a half.

Japan Day 14

Day 14: Traveling to Nagano!

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From Tokyo

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Bring an umbrella they said. It will be raining...
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Yup, it's raining UV rays here.
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Nagano is pretty peaceful place.
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The problem: There's nobody. NO ONE.

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JR Nagano Station right across from the hotel. Kinda convenient.

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Just coz there was no food shops for the past 1-2 km radius of the hotel.
I swear the only thing missing in Nagano is... FOOD. >:(



Japan Day 13

Hey, weather said it would be a bright sunshine day... Maybe on another side of the world...

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Kamakura today. However, I got off at the northern stop to walk around.

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That endless feel.

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Streets.

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Fork in the road!

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Hydrangeas. Plentiful in Kamakura.

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Le map.

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Finally hit the beach.
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Some more streets

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I like this post. *get it?

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Lunch.

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Best pic of the day.

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Home.

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Just coz.

Japan Day 12

Err, due to some business I had to take care of, there was not much adventure to do today.
So not much pics. However, I just throw in w.e. I took. Have a nice day.

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A pretty famous Jap "texttile" shop which sells pretty much anything.

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^Brunch.

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"Backstreets" of Ibaraki

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^Dinner.

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^Dinner pt. 2

Adventure 2mrw *w*

Japan Day 10/11

Since there wasn't much to do these two days, I grouped them into one post...

Day 10: Traveling Kyoto~Tokyo

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A triangle meal.

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Dinner.

'Twas a pretty simple day.

Day 11
Pretty much spent the day with a friend around Ueno/Akihabara.
Don't ask anything about Akihabara. Just don't.

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Akihabara pics.

Ueno park was the most interesting thing I saw today.
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Ta-da~

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I wanted to keep the kyu~te~ little bird. But no. Q.Q

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Tokyo tower.

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Japan. The ONLY place where there is a warning sign ONLY for foreigners.

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Meh. Just slapped it on here. Blurry. Says Kabuki-cho Ichi-choume


Now, I like to dedicate these (crappy taken) photos of vending machines to Phlan, who was curious about the vending machines. (Happy?)
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Japan Day 9!

Day 9
I pretty split up today into two parts.

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The sign says it all!

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Mapzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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(Rock at the) Entrance.

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THE entrance.

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More bells. *w*

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AND HERE IT IS.
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See that pond? See that? It's rain. Going to Kinkaku-ji in the rain. Yup. What a trip.

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^I just had to laugh at this girl's raingear.

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Some buildings in the temple.

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Seems important? Take a picture. Not important? Still take it.

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Good luck charms and all that nice stuff.

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On to Nagoya! (Shinkansen-style~)

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B-E-S-T--B-U-I-L-D-I-N-G. EVER.
You don't mess with names like these. EVER.


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Who doesn't like more walking :D

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Nagoya Castle. It was 16:00 at that time. It closes at 16:30. No way I'm going to be in a castle for only 30 mins...

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^ Fujitec "MAE" :D

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Heading home.

No yukata pics for today coz:
<!tiRAWRmisu> i did take yukata pics
<!tiRAWRmisu> *w*
<pumpkin_so77> D:
  Someone felt disappointed to not see them...

Seems like a boring post today? Well, sux to be you~

2mrw, TOKYO~ >:D

Japan Day 8

Alrighty! Day 8!

Explored a few smaller temples along with some other shrines (which I won't be naming all of them as I went to a few and forgot the names already...)

Fortunately they were all within walking distance, so no train tix! :D

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Walking by the river is always cooler than not by the river :D

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"Wildlife"

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Temple A
(Allow me to initially mention that I forgot their names. Not trying to "disrespect" anyone in any way).

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More walking! (uphill...)
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Walking toward Kiyomizudera and its surrouding temples.

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"Entrance" to the temples.

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Here, (you baka yukata fanatics.)

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Some more temples.

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I spy yukatas.

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Some scenery

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Overlooking at Kyoto :D

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The entrance.

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Bell *w*

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Departing the temples.

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More walking xD

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Gotta love 'em small streets with confectionary stores.

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ze mappu!

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I spy fish!!! (*º﹃º*)

Finally entering Maruyama Park!
It's a pretty big park, though I used it as a shortcut to the next temples :x

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Gotta love 'em stairs.

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My favorite. Jumping stones. :D

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I forgot what the name, but the it's FFFFFFFFF huge.

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More stairs :D

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le map.

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Big torii *w*
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FINALLY, time to get smart and walk down the 1.6 km long Philosopher's Path!

It's REALLY beautiful during the cherry blossom season, however I'm too busy to be there in the spring...
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Side view during the path.
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And some kittys to pose for my pics. :3

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Yes, it's pretty long.
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Just coz.

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Now a person to pose for the pics >:D

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This path leads to Ginkaku-ji, so convenient.

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More fishies (*º﹃º*)

And I'm finally here! Ginkaku-ji.
I adivse to inform you that Ginkaku-ji is not made of silver...
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le ticket

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Interiors of the villa.

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Rock garden.
(It was swarming with flies X.X)
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At the top of the Ginkaku-ji.
Not a pretty view through the pictures you see here. You'll have to go there to see the full "picture."
(no pun intended.)

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And the "main" attraction!
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^It didn't take me that long, and it was ~8 km one way.

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Lunch. 850 yen X.X

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NEKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Last but not least, two more yukatas~

Getting ready for 2mrw! *w*
Time for some Element 79 sightseeing :D

Japan Day 7

Day 7! Just plain ole moving hotel day!

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At the train station.

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Weee~

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Shin-Osaka station~

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Finally got to take a pic of a riverbed.

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*w*

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^ 19:00.... And all stores are closed... >.>

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Dinner... Coz of the stores' fault.

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Desserts go in a different stomach :D

Day done. Hopefully exciting 2mrw!
Oh, and do remember to clap :D (On the bottom right of the post).
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