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Japan/Korea

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Japan/South Korea... arriving from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through; Osaka, Kyoto, (Kansai), Hiroshima (Chugoku), Fukuoka, Karatsu, Nagasaki, Shimabarra, Beppu, Fukuoka, (Kyushu), (Japan), Busan, Daegu, Seoul (South Korea), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).






Dotombori Streets
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The alleys and laneways of Dotombori are some of the liveliest in Osaka very reminiscent of those in the movie 'Bladerunner', and which come alive after night-fall, a must for any visitor to experience! Osaka, Kansai, Japan.






Fushimi-Inari Taisha
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The famous 'red torii' path-way of the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.






Golden Temple
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The famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.






Pull Rickshaws
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Beautiful 'Old style', large-wheeled, Japanese pull-rickshaws that take tourists around the town, Arashiyama, Kansai, Japan.






A-Bomb Dome
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The chilling memorial of the destructive power of war on the people, Hiroshima, Chugoku, Japan.






Yatai Stall
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One of the hundreds of popular Yatai stalls that come out each evening to sell a variety of foods on the streets, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.






Porcelain Bridge
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An exquisite porcelain tile clad bridge in the artisan village, Okaewichi-yama, Kyushu, Japan.






Limited Express
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The ubiquitous Japanese train shot, in fact it's the 'Limited Express', my 'weapon of choice' when it comes to transport, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.






Kannawa Hells
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Hells or Jigoku, ie. steaming hot volcanic waters, used for the city's Onsen, surging through the streets, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan.






It's Show-time!
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Mask at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.






Postman Delivers
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Postbox at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.






Jangseung
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Traditional Korean Jangseung, carved wooden totems, at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.






Woori Nara Gogigui
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While this may not be Gangnam-style, Korean Gogigui (BBQ meats cooked at your table) is one of my all time favourites, usually served with lettuce, kimchi and an assortment of sauces, washed down with cold Soju, good enough to put a smile on anyone's face! Seoul, South Korea.






Jongno Tower
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One of the iconic buildings on the city skyline, Seoul, South Korea.






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Tokyo

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Tokyo... arrived Tokyo (Japan) via Amsterdam (Netherlands), then travelled to/through Narita, Tokyo, Narita (Japan) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...






Cleansing the Flesh
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Stone water basin or Temizusha used to rinse the hands and mouth (the water dipper must not touch your lips) before entering the Meiji Jingu shrine, built for Emperor Meiji (the father of modern Japan) and his Empress Shoken. Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.



Tickets to Heaven
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Ema or wooden wishing plaques are 'vehicles to the gods' for wishes or prayers at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




Sake Barrels
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Early morning shot of a wall of sake barrels near the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.




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