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Kyoto Bullet-in

We unpacked our thermal underwear and set off to explore Tokyo via the underground and railcard routes. The area around Sensoji Temple was brilliant - the narrow market streets bustling and full of colour and worshippers engulfing themselves in incense-smoke. We escaped a downpour in a tiny Suchi restaurant where the chef made the most delicious dishes right in front of us and there were cushions on a platform to sit at tiny tables. Thankfully we sat at the counter cos I don't think I can sit x-legged :o(
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Later we went to 'Electric City' with thousands of tiny stalls selling gadgets and games or Manga and anime stuff - some quite dodgy ones too. From there we visited Shibuya crossing (think Piccadilly Circus on NYrs Eve!!) Col found an HMV store so was happy browsing music as I recovered with a bit of 'people-watching'
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This morning we took the Bullet Train to Kyoto, whizzing past gardens and rice-fields too fast to photograph - thankfully Mt Fuji took longer to pass so I managed 1 shot! When it tilts to compensate round corners it makes the buildings we pass look as though they are tipping over - wierd. Thankfully only 1 tremor felt so far - lets hope for no more before we leave the earthquake zone
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Posted by colandmand 04:01

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