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Japan Photos
Sunday, 2009 July 5 - 3:04 pm
A few photos from the trip, after the jump. I'll have more up on Facebook later.

First things first... Matsusaka beef. Pictures don't do this justice; you have to experience the flavor explosion for yourself.

Matsusaka beef

Matsusaka beef

Here's a view of Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. It was pouring rain when we took this.

Kinkaku-ji

Also in Kyoto, this is Nijo-jo (Nijo Castle).

Nijo-jo

Nijo-jo garden

Note we had to think twice about whether we'd be allowed in.

Nijo-jo restrictions

Here's a view from our hotel in Yokohama... I applied a bit of tilt-shift fakery to this picture.

Yokohama

This is the giant Buddha in Kamakura.

Buddha

Buddha's Nose

Here's the Tokyo Tower at night, and some views from the observation tower.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower View

Tokyo Tower View

Tokyo Tower View

Tokyo Tower View

Some more food photos, mmmm.

Sushi

Cakes

These are some things we liked: Crunky green tea chocolate, and Chu-Hi, the best vending machine drink ever.

Crunky and Chu-Hi

This was from a supermarket; they had a live demonstration of a tuna being cut into sashimi.

Tuna cutting

Here's a typical squat toilet, which Amy encountered several times.

Squat toilet

And finally, a few odd English translations for you.

Engrish
"We decline clothing with feces, vomiting thing so that secondry infection is possible."

Engrish
"Thank you for staying in our the Meitetsu Grand Hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause."

Engrish
"For your happy time... with liquor."



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Comment #1 from Noelle (Guest)
2009 Jul 8 - 8:32 am : #
I love Engrish! I'm so happy you captured some. What a totally fascinating place. Your parents live there now right?
Comment #2 from Anna Marich (Guest)
2009 Sep 17 - 11:57 pm : #
I can't believe that I do not see that refreshing drink, Pocari Sweat on here! I love drinking sweat!

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