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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #70 on: 23 May 2019, 22:42:22 »
A night scene in Ginza. That's concluded my trip with my sister in law and my mom in law.
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」

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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #71 on: 23 May 2019, 22:48:13 »
My wife was back to Hong Kong on 5 May and my primary schoolmates would arrive on 6 May.

Therefore I had a day on my own. I decided to go to some spots that has some meanings to me but may not for others.

The first spot I wanted to have a look was Shibuya crossing, the most busiest junction in the world. It is really amazing. The transition of the traffic light takes about one minute but you can see people rushing around. They can manage to finish the crossing just before the cars start crossing the road.

「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」

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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #72 on: 23 May 2019, 22:53:06 »
The next spot is Japan Bridge.

Not only because this is an old bridge dated back to Menji period, but because this is the road mark of Tokyo, i.e. the measuring point for distance between cities.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #73 on: 23 May 2019, 22:57:07 »
Spot no. 3, the Edo Castle, i.e the nowadays Royal Palace. This one is big but the historical significance is undoubtedly the Seimon Stonebridge 二重橋.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #74 on: 23 May 2019, 22:58:38 »
After that, I walked to Tokyo station and on the way I took this picture. The modern business center on the left and the traditional old castle on the right, separated by the moat.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #75 on: 23 May 2019, 23:01:40 »
The night scene of Tokyo station is beautiful....................
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #76 on: 23 May 2019, 23:10:13 »
The next morning.

While I was waiting for my friend, I went to Kamakura 鎌倉 to take a picture that I long for taking.

A comic Slam Dunk made 鎌倉高校前路口 Kamakura Goukou Mae a famous spot. Every day a lot of tourists come here to take picture and it had already caused inconvenience to the people living there. I saw that groups of tourists  (sadly mainly Chinese) come and go and each of them standing in the junction without caring about the traffic, which is very dangerous.

I waited for quite long to have a shot without people jamming on the road.......

You see from the second picture that the city government gets someone to regulate the traffic but his main duty is to warn the tourists not to get in the junction during green night.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #77 on: 23 May 2019, 23:11:52 »
Even the train was drawn in the comic book, so I took pictures for it too...... ;D
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #78 on: 23 May 2019, 23:15:04 »
I would meet my friends at Shinagawa Prince Hotel, so I was back to hotel in the late afternoon.

The hotel is just next to the train station. After I checked in I walked around the station and found a Blue Bottle coffee shop there.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #79 on: 23 May 2019, 23:16:42 »
Walking down the station is a road to office buildings. The entrance of the station faces with two poles with heart at the top.
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」