Kōkyo Gaien

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  • Day154

    Curiosities - only in Japan

    July 1, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Japan is known around the world for a ton of original creations - here are a few that we encountered on this trip and found to be particularly memorable:
    * Swirling “crystal ball” liquor
    * 4L whisky jugs
    * The nicest and most talented apple store staff!
    * Pencils masquerading as pigs
    * Meditation bowls with R-rated artwork
    * Whole families decked out in the same fabric!
    * Really cute towels... and well everything really
    * Fried noodles in a hot dog bun
    * Thriving fake food industry
    * 10+ way pedestrian crossing
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  • Day156

    Helpful signs of the times

    July 3, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Lots of great signs in Tokyo - some English and some less so. Our favourites include the 5th floor liquor store fire escape instructions, the cell phone/ firearm warning in the park, and the 4th floor bookstore potty patrol! Also shocking was Switzerland coming in behind Germany on the context continuum - at least low context/ super verbose Mommy is living in the right place.Read more

  • Day4

    Tokyo palace

    July 5, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Got slightly disappointed when we arrived in front of the, closed, gates of the Palace since we thought we could actually walk inside and visit the Palace. But apparently it is still "actively in use" by the royal family and according to it not publicly accessible.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kōkyo Gaien, Kokyo Gaien, 皇居外苑