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Tokyo: Sakura next to the Imperial Palace

Back in Tokyo we were greeted by some sunshine. We decided to stroll through Ginza and then we walked across to the Imperial Palace area. Before we reached the gardens in the East, we came across some lovely Sakura trees. They were in full blossom and lots of people were walking past those trees, taking… Continue reading Tokyo: Sakura next to the Imperial Palace

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Tokyo: Tuna at Tsukiji Fish Market

I did not make it to the tuna auction, but if you are willing to wake up early enough then go to the Tsukiji Fish Market at around 4am. Foreigners who wish to view the auction have to apply at the Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 5am on… Continue reading Tokyo: Tuna at Tsukiji Fish Market

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Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market

It was still raining the following day and we decided to visit the most famous fish market in the world. The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. We left the hotel at 6.30am in the morning… Continue reading Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market

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Kyoto: Nishi Honganji Temple

After our amazing visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine we went back to the area surrounding Kyoto Station to visit Nishi Honganji (sometimes written as Hongwanji too). It's next to Higashi Honganji, but as there are still renovation works going on, we decided to visit only Nishi Honganji, which is the temple to the West.… Continue reading Kyoto: Nishi Honganji Temple

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Tokyo: Asahi Brewery and Tokyo Skytree

After our boat trip on the river Sumida we made our way to the Skytree, Tokyo's newest and tallest tower. But first, we took a few pictures in front of the Asahi Breweries headquarters on the east bank of the river. The Asahi Beer Tower and Asahi Super Dry Hall with its characteristic Flamme d'Or… Continue reading Tokyo: Asahi Brewery and Tokyo Skytree