Tsukiji Fish Market – 17.09.14

Just some photos from a visit to Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan on the 17th of September 2014. I hope you like seafood! ^^

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Japan Trip of 2013 – Part Three

After spending time in Tokyo and other parts of Japan last year, we moved northwards into Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, where we joined in some of the many winter festivities occurring at the time.

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Japan Trip of 2013 – Part Two

After a week in Tokyo, it was time to head over to Osaka ways!

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Japan Trip of 2013 – Part One

I’m not entirely sure when exactly, nor how long ago since I have been trying to get myself to visit Japan, but a trip had always been nagging me in the back of my mind… Whether I heard or read a little snippet of news from Japan, it caught my interest. The more I looked into details of the workings and occasional quirks of various towns, cities and localities, the more I felt a need to experience them. The more I heard about Japan from my fellow University colleagues, the more and more I became envious… And so, once I finally found a buddy who had the means and similar interests as I did, we began planning many months before hand, and we finally had an opportunity to visit late-January through February.

This post reflects a sample of photos and commentary from our brief week in Tokyo.

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Shirakawa-go in the Winter

Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located in the mountainous regions of Gifu Prefecture, and has been on my list of must see places in Japan for years. This need is mostly due to the village being the setting of “Hinamizawa”, a village in the infamous Japanese anime series Higurashi no naku koro ni. Thus making this my first “Anime Pilgrimage”.
– This short-ish blog post will reflect some aspects of the village depicted within the series, but also hopefully show just how beautiful and serene this historic village is.

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