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Meiji Shrine in Harajuku(?), Tokyo. This link has pictures and all sorts of helpful info for tourists

A visit to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Meiji Shrine was built in 1920 & dedicated to Emperor Meiji. It's 174 acres sit between Shinjuku & Shibuya providing a restful space within Tokyo city.

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo | The Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.  Tsukiji

Day 4 - april Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan The Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.

Osaka, Japan ... Too cool! I had my very first Takoyaki here - absolutely fantastic!!!

Osaka is known as the food kitchen of Japan. Here are the top 3 must-eat street food - kushikatsu, takoyaki, and okonomiyaki - in Osaka.

Follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims by approaching Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist temple, in Asakusa, along Nakamise-dori lined with colourful stalls selling all manner of souvenirs from giant rice crackers to exquisitely decorated battledores.  Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/travel-tips-and-articles/77715#ixzz3LYPwalYd

The oldest temple in Tokyo. The Asakusa area is also old and interesting, and where many low-rent hostels are located. Some nice shopping streets, old cafes, and an ancient amusement park I wouldn't risk trying.

Visiting Meiji shrine

Exploring Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

Southern Torii Gate of the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo

Meiji Shrine north gate | 2 Aussie Travellers

A visit to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) street food, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Try the yakitori there

Try the yakitori 'street food' at Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Getting around Tokyo by train/subway can be one of the most confusing things in the world.  Throw in the various passes they have and it may bring on a migraine.  Let me help.

Tips On Getting Around Tokyo By Train

Getting around Tokyo by train/subway can be one of the most confusing things in the world. Throw in the various passes they have and it may bring on a migraine.

Tokyo Ueno (Ameya Yokocho, or "Ame-Yoko") market street, former black market alley during WWII and post-war U.S. occupation

Tokyo, Japan / Tokyo Ueno (Ameya Yokocho, or "Ame-Yoko") market street, former black market alley during WWII and post-war U.

Fire Ramen: Men-Baka Ramen Restaurant (めん馬鹿) -- Kyoto, Japan: Scalding oil is added to a bowl of noodles and green onions before it's set on fire. Image credit Jeffrey Friedl #Ramen #Flaming

“Idiot for Noodles”, Kyoto Ramen You Won’t Forget _ Then it was my turn. This flaming ramen is called negi ramen (ネギらめん), or “scallion ramen” _ Pretty -- Men-Baka Ramen Restaurant (めん馬鹿) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl

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