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  • Day17

    Kodokan = où tout a commencé.

    April 27, 2019 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Jigoro Kano a 22 ans lorsqu'il crée le judo au Kodokan. Avec beaucoup de respect, je suis allée voir l'emplacement du premier Kodokan. Il est représenté par une stèle après sa destruction dans un incendie.
    C'est toujours la même émotion qui accompagne mes premiers pas dans le Kodokan actuel. Cet immeuble de 8 étages regroupe l'histoire du judo et des grands maitres dans un musée. Le Kodokan est le lieu d'apprentissage pour les plus jeunes, un centre d'entraînement du haut niveau. J'y ai aussi suivi des cours de kata et vu une compétition des haut gradés c'est-à-dire pour les 6ème, 7ème et 8ème dan.
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  • Day11

    Découverte de Kyoto

    April 21, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Le contrôleur salue à son entrée dans le wagon, il traverse tout le wagon puis se retourne salue les voyageurs revient sur ses pas et seulement il démarre le contrôle des tickets. Ce scénario se répète pour tous les wagons...
    Kyoto est ville à visiter : temples, jardins.....Une journée ne suffit pas pour tout découvrir. J'ai eu l'occasion de voir une cérémonie de mariage locale.
    Le pavillon d'or en est un parfait exemple.
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  • Day2

    Tokyo Hotel Agora Place Asakusa

    March 13, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    After a long trip on the plane, a long trip on the train then navigating via Google map it was wonderful to arrive at our hotel. our first experience of the Japanese heated toilet with the squirt option, it was love at first try, once your butt hits the heated seat it has won you over, not to mention the rest ( I promised Ray I wouldn't mention the squirt option).
    The girls loved the night shirt supplied by the hotel, Immy wouldn't give it up, Ray sort of looked OK in it and of course mine didn't fit!
    April was really happy with their room especially when she saw ours.
    There were lots of goodies in the bathroom, little hairbrushes, sponges shape like animals as well as the usual shampoo, conditioner and tooth brushes.
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  • Day2

    Narita Airport Tokyo

    March 13, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    After collecting our luggage our first job was to locate the Exchange Office for our rail passes.
    Over to April and the job she would have to take on for the entire trip, well almost.
    It was a long process as we had purchased four 7 day passes then thought about it and purchased another four 7 day passes for the second week. This proved to be an advantage but more about that later. We were all given a rail pass lanyard to carry our passes in and hang around our necks.
    We also had to purchase Suica cards to ride on the Subway trains, the cards were 5 yen each then you loaded money on to it as required.
    Next we had to catch a train to Asakusa which looked close on the map but took over an hour.
    There was a friendly guy on the train that asked if we needed help, he worked for a Japanese domestic Airline, had finished work and was on his way to his girlfriend's place. He spoke English which we were to find was a rarity on our travels.
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  • Day6

    Fox Village

    March 17, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    11-3 Fukuokayatsumiya, Shiroishi, Miyagi Prefecture 989-0733, Japan.
    Up in the mountains but where I still couldn't tell you.
    I missed a very important turn when the navigating job was handed over to me while April had a sleep. As a result it took 5 plus hours and a few paying toll gates before we were on the right track. Ray ended up driving all day without complaint.
    The Fox Village cost 1000 Yen each and was an experience. The foxes looked well cared for and there wasn't much doggy smell. There were lots of Foxes and a few different colours, they were so cute you really did want to pat them. Inside there were Goats , one took a liking to Imogen and I think she thought it was sweet.
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  • Day3

    Shopping in Tokyo

    March 14, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    It was a big day.
    We had trouble trying to decide where to have brunch and ended up having it
    in the Tokyo Station complex, a city in it's own right. Shops galore , food everywhere and
    restaurants all over the place. We settled on sweet pancakes Japanese style at Fari-beurre very sweet , tall and fluffy.
    We did see the entrance to the Imperial Palace and a beautiful white Swan
    The shops in the Tokyo Station took up a lot of our time especially the Pokemon shop..
    Lots of cute stuff like Hello Kitty and Snoopy.
    We set off to find a toy shop or two and found a shop that sold the fish shaped red bean biscuits and ice-cream Ray had a Sesame seed flavor and Immy had Strawberry.
    We brought some novelty items mainly pens then were off to a Cat Cafe but he who will remain nameless lost his JR pass and we had to back track a few stations both subway and above so we lost alot of time not to mention the cost of the weeks pass.
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  • Day15

    Last night in Tokyo

    March 26, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Gateway Hotel Narita near the Airport ready for our flight home tomorrow.
    Had a long train trip here lots of walking and waiting to get the right train.
    Booked in to the Hotel fairly late after catching our first Taxi for the holiday.
    The Italian Restaurant was still open and we were met down stairs by the two girls
    fresh from showers and wearing the robes from their room.
    Next morning we were up and out to the mall after a visit with the fish.
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  • Day10

    Au revoir Tenri

    April 20, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Aujourd'hui derniers moments sur Tenri et bonjour Tokyo.
    J'ai pu photographier les médailles olympiques des champions japonais issus de Tenri.
    Mon trophée est de rendre le vélo.... Malgré mes craintes tout s'est bien passé mais c'est trop tôt !!!!! Tout est fait pour partager la circulation entre les différents véhicules.
    La propreté est une préoccupation de tous les instants et pour tous les lieux.
    Les judokas nettoient le tatami à la fin de chaque séance.
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  • Day13

    Jigoro Kano

    April 23, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Les japonais ont érigé une statue de Jigoro Kano à 100 mètres de l'entrée du Kodokan. Dans la grande salle d'entraînement, il est omnis présent. Je laisse les photos vous parler de ce grand homme bien que sa taille soit de 1 mètre 55...Read more

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Sengoku, 千石

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