Shinobazuno Ike

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  • Day76

    Tokyo 2 - Ueno

    April 13, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Bei feinstem Sonnenschein habe ich heute das Ueno-Viertel erkundet. Das Viertel ist vor allem bekannt für den Ueno Park, in dem sich auch der größte Zoo Japan's befindet und verschiedene Museen.
    Der Ueno Park ist der erste öffentliche Park Japan's und war heute zum Samstag natürlich sehr gut besucht.
    Am Rand des Parks befindet sich das Shitamachi Museum, in dem das Leben in Tokyo um das 19. Jahrhundert herum dargestellt wird. Es ist ein kleines aber interessantes Museum und vor allem nicht so teuer 😉.
    Abseits des Parks gibt es in Ueno natürlich auch die typischen Shopping-Straßen und Markt-Gassen und die waren heute brechend voll. Ich kam kaum vorwärts. Ein Großteil der Läden und Geschäfte befindet sich direkt unter der Bahnlinie. Ist zwar etwas laut aber so hat man den Platz unterhalb der Hochgleise optimal genutzt.
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  • Day49

    Tokyo National Museum and Peonies

    May 2, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Looked around the Highlights of Japanese Art exhibition in the Tokyo National Museum with the aid of the very good audio guide (¥500 ~ £3.50). It covers national treasures of the last 12,000 years. Very good, but also quite overwhelming!

    I think I may have made an etiquette faux pas as I left the museum. After getting the photo I bought a mango cornetto from a vending machine in the basement (great!) and strolled out into the warm sunshine in the park enjoying it. I'd nearly finished when I had a moment of realisation that couldn't see anyone else eating icecream and that I'd read that it's impolite to eat while walking. Oops. Although there's lots of street food sold I think folk normally sit nearby to eat. Gobble, gone.
    Perhaps related I've seen several signs on the pavement saying 'Don't smoke and walk'

    Now I may have missed the cherry blossom, but really I'm a peony type of girl, so my timing in Tokyo is perfect, with the flowers in the Peony Garden in Ueno Park in full bloom. It's a lovely snaking walk, with gentle music wafting over the garden. Very peaceful and gently reinvigorating; just what I needed.

    The Peony Garden ends at Toshogu Shrine and in its grounds is 'the flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki' which burns with the hope of ending nuclear weapons. The Hiroshima element of this flame was collected from a burning house after the Hiroshima bomb and kept alight since. The Nagasaki element was symbolically created, and added to the Hiroshima flame, by sparking 2 Nagasaki roof tiles together. It's a very, very powerful link to the past.

    I have to say it's extremely sobering to be here when the potential use of nuclear weapons in this region is talked of as a possibility. I really can't imagine what that would mean.
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  • Day1

    TOKYO National Museum

    March 6, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Nach unserem Bento wollten wir ein bisschen Kultur erleben, um genau zu sein, sich einfach ein bisschen mit der Geschichte Japans auseinanderzusetzen. Es gab viel zu sehen und die Japaner hatten schon immer ein Auge für schöne aber auch merkwürdige Sachen. Was ich aber lustig fand, waren wohl die Toiletten. 😂😂
    Sowas hatte ich noch nie gesehen und da musste ich es auch mit meinem Handy einfangen. DIESEN MOMENT 🚽🚽.

    After our meal we went to the traditional museum. It was near the Ueno park. We wanted to learn something about the japanese history and the culture. It was very interesting and not expensive at all (800 Yen). But it was really funny for me to know that they are this kind of toilets in Japan. So I took a picture. 🤣🤣🚽
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