A few of you guys did ask for me to post more pictures of my Japan Trip. I have decided to weed out all the bad photos and limited the selection to 29 photos.
First Photo was taken on a Sunday in Ahikabara. Lots of cosplayers giving out flyers. This girl was pretty smart. She posed in front of me and gave me the flyer after I took her picture ^^;
Well then, enjoy!
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Vending machines are pretty common in Japan. You can find this machines almost everywhere (Ask any of your Japanese friends!). The place where I stayed with my friend has vending machines at almost each junction! Unfortunately, I didn’t managed to find the (in)famous “Adult Magazine” vending machine…
Absolutely love the milk tea that they sell in the vending machines. Remember to bring coins along for your trip to Japan. Drinks costs around 100 – 150 yen.
I found this sign pretty amusing. 「みんな見てるぞ」could either mean “Take care while walking” (In this context) or it’s actually a warning for potential lawbreakers that they are being watched all the time so don’t do anything silly.
The eyes reminds me of the nightmare man in Heroes ^^;
Toyoda Train Station 「豊田駅」, that’s along Chou Line. My friend’s place was about an hour’s train journey from Shinjuku. Traveling to Akihabara would take about an hour and a half ^^; Not that bad if you travel at the right time and get to see lots of schoolgirls. Always try to grab the Special Rapid trains whenever possible. They skip a lot of inbetween stops.
And oh, don’t bother taking the ‘Rapid’ train if you live far out. Those are just the normal trains that stops at every stop ORZ…
The main street just outside Toyoda Train Station. There’s quite a number of places to grab some grub. Yoshinoya and Tenya (Right side of photo) is where I had most of my meals at (I’m a poor student). The 「天丼」 at Tenya’s one of my favorite dishes. Keep going back there almost everyday (There was a cute waitress as well ^^;)
Note: Schoolgirls in background ^o^
Shinjuku station. Lots of people and cars. Tokyu Hands is on the right side of the photo in the background.
If you prefer doughnuts and coffee, there’s always Krispy Kreme over in Shinjuku. There was a long line of people queuing up for it. Had my fair share while in Melbourne ^^;
Lots of AU phones. Was hoping to grab one of these ^^;
Can’t remember the exact location except that it was in Shinjuku. Lots of game shops and places to grab some grub.
Delicious looking food samples.. ranging from 900 yen onwards.
Somewhere in Shinjuku again. Was walking around randomly.
Caught CLANNAD The Movie while in Ikebukuro. There’s an anime scene over here too. There’s Toranoana, K-books and my all-time favourite Lashinbang if you need your fix.
Back over at Toyoda Station.
Japan Illustration Festival a.k.a Art Jeuness exhibition. Went for this as it was just a few halls away from Tokyo Game Show 2007 | Tokyo Game Show 2007 – Girls. Lots of illustrator’s work going at prices ranging from 100,000 yen and above ^^; See Tinkle, Tony Taka, Carnelian etc.
The only shot I managed to take of the exhibition. They had the strict ‘No Photography’ sign. Didn’t want to get caught for not “adhering” to it. ^^;
Shibuya on an rainy day. Those who have watched GITS (Ghost in The Shell) will have noticed the familiar background. Yes, it’s the same place where The Laughing Man first appeared. Got to this by chance. Taken just outside Shibuya Station. Shibuya 109 is just on the left.
Hachiko, an Akita dog, was a Shibuya fixture during the late 1920s and early 1930s. His status is a popular meeting spot. Taken just outside Shibuya Station.
Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo. It’s a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Lots of young teenagers and people there. Taken on a public holiday.
Didn’t really explore Takeshita Street due to the sheer amount of people. Was tired as well as I had walked from Shibuya Station ^^;
Nakano Broadway. There’s an anime scene over here as well. Did grab some second-hand books from Mandarake while over here ^^; The Main Store of Mandarake is over here, at the 3rd or 4th floor. There are also stores with anime collectable(s) as well.
To get to Nakano Broadway, get off at Nakano Station, Chou Line and you’ll then see the building (above the picture with the Nakano Broadway sign). Walk all the way through it and you’ll reach Nakano Broadway. Can’t miss it!
Taken on the last few days of my trip. Was walking around the neighboring town near my friend’s place. Really love the last shot.
Even after 2 months of visiting Tokyo, Japan, I’m still missing it very much. The people, places to visit (Not that I did go alot of places) and especially the culture. Met a couple of nice people on my trip as well, Danny of Dannychoo.com, Don777 etc.
Would really love to visit it again, hopefully next March or April so that I can take lovely photos of Sakura tress and girls in Kimono. And not forgetting visit all those real-life places in Byousoku 5cm again – this time including Okinawa ^^;