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  • Day8

    Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple II

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    I didn't realise that this Temple had nature walks, waterfalls, etc. apart of it. It was a pleasant surprise of course. It was so nice being surrounded by ambience of nature. Furthermore, while touring the place ethereal music started to play. We couldn't see the source but it could be heard as clear as day. It was really lovely to hear, and felt rather 'mystical'.Read more

  • Day8

    Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple I

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    It was our last site to visit, which weighed on my heart a bit. I enjoyed the tour and absorbing the views, the architecture and the environment as a whole.
    It was a Buddhist temple, which was easy to see in the architecture and its artworks. They're fascinating to look at, and learn about too. The three story Pagoda has a beam running down the centre for structural integrity. However, it doesn't actually reach the ground, it's stops about a level before it - This is to ensure it will survive earthquakes.

    I loved taking photos here, there was so many interesting angles to explore :)

    Money Turtles. So unexpected and cute! I love them. 🐢🐢🐢
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  • Day8

    Tokyo National Museum

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Tokyo National Museum was huge! Three seperate buildings, in addition to a Japanese Garden sector.

    Unfortunately we were only given just over an hour to explore, which was in no way ample time.
    I did enjoy the gardens but after that I only had the time to explore a singular exhibit and zoom through the gift shops.

    I attend to return and explore some more :)
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  • Day7

    Last Night in Japan

    November 18, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After dinner, a group of friends and I 'hit the town'. I was having a fun time, staring in wonder at the lights and branded buildings that I recognised. But we ventured on towards a photo booth parlour.
    It was crazy (in a good way). They had a whole floor of photo booths. Costumes were available for hire (so you could dress up for the photos), a wall lined with a giant mirror, as well as a station for preparing your look - the kind that you'd see in a classic theatre (a mirror lined with light bulbs.) They also had hair straighteners and curlers, which I found entertaining.

    After our photo session we found a karaoke place to hire a room. It was the first time I had been able to do karaoke without feeling stupid or too self conscious. They had a large selection of songs, in multiple languages too. It was really fun, and my favourite song to sing was "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers.

    It was a really fun night, I'm so glad I got that experience. I just wish I could've had more times like that with those friends.
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  • Day7

    Tokyo Findings

    November 18, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    On our way to Lunch, and thereafter a lecture on Peace building, I captured a few scenes.

    The small red shrine was just on the sidewalk, outside a big building. I found it really cool though, I liked the small fox statues.

    This was a very difficult lunch to each...There were so. Many. Bones. I think I barely ate anything because it was so challenging, even with a knife and fork!

    I liked that some buildings had greenery incorporated into their structure. The one shown here looked healthy too :)

    These funny cats where found outside an Arts centre in Tokyo. Couldn't help but smile and take a photo :)
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  • Day6

    Edo-Tokyo Museum

    November 17, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Edo-Tokyo was another large museum that we only scraped the surface of. There was so much to see and learn, but so little time.

    Two things I really loved about this museum was the amount of interactive exhibits it had and the miniatures.
    The interactive works were life-size recreations from throughout history. The were fun to see and touch.
    The museum was full of miniatures, none of which I could capture a photo of very well but they were amazing to look at, and I have my memories at least haha :)
    Their detailing was incredible, I loved viewing them from all angles. The museum also had binoculars you could view them with which was a nice touch.
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