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Hirakawa Gate at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Hirakawa Gate at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Plum plossoms near Hirakawa Gate.Apr 15, 2020
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Blizzard of white plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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Plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace.Apr 15, 2020
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The Imperial Palace also has some plum blossoms near Hirakawa Gate. Blooming in Feb.Apr 15, 2020
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JR Highway Bus dropoff at Nihonbashi Entrance.Jun 20, 2017
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Entrance to the old Daimaru Dept. Store in 2007.Jun 20, 2017
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Entrance to the old Daimaru Dept. Store in 2007.Jun 20, 2017
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Yaesu side roof under construction in 2012.Jun 20, 2017
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Yaesu side taking shape.Jun 20, 2017
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The new Daimaru Dept. Store already constructed before the Yaesu side of Tokyo Station is constructed.Jun 20, 2017
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Yaesu side of Tokyo Station under construction in 2012.Jun 20, 2017
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After the old Daimaru was demolished, construction starts on the Yaesu side.Jun 20, 2017
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Night view from Daimaru Department Store restaurant.Jun 20, 2017
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Night view from Daimaru Department Store restaurant.Jun 20, 2017
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Night view from Daimaru Department Store restaurant.Jun 20, 2017
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Hijiri-bashi Bridge over the Kanda River goes to Yushima Seido temple. See this album.Jun 12, 2017
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JR Ochanomizu StationJun 12, 2017
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JR Ochanomizu Station with Marunouchi Line Jun 12, 2017
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JR Ochanomizu StationJun 12, 2017
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JR Ochanomizu StationJun 12, 2017
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Dome of Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do) as seen from Hijiri-bashi Bridge that also goes to Yushima Seido.Jun 12, 2017
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Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do)Jun 12, 2017
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Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do). We can enter, but no photos inside.Jun 12, 2017
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Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do), an Important Culltural Property of Japan.Jun 12, 2017
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Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do) is also near Ochanomizu Station.Jun 12, 2017
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Ukulele shop at Ochanomizu.Jun 12, 2017
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Cello and violins at Ochanomizu.Jun 12, 2017
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Shopping for a guitar? Come to Ochanomizu.Jun 12, 2017
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Ochanomizu music shops.Jun 12, 2017
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Where Ochanomizu got its name "Tea Water."Jun 12, 2017
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Map of Ochanomizu. North of the river is Bunkyo Ward, and south of the river is Chiyoda Ward.Jun 12, 2017
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JR Ochanomizu Station.Jun 12, 2017
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Ochanomizu is a neighborhood of schools, musical instrument shops, and religious edifices. JR Ochanomizu Station.Jun 12, 2017
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In early Jan., it holds the Kagami-biraki (rice cake cutting ceremony) and Budo-hajime (martial arts demonstrations) New Year's event.This is a kadomatsu New Year's decoration next to the Budokan entrance.Sep 20, 2016
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The Budokan's gift shop. Is there any martial art where they say "Go for Block"? If not, it must mean "Go for broke!!"Sep 20, 2016
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Eating shiruko.Sep 20, 2016
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Everyone ate their shiruko on the Budokan floor.Sep 20, 2016
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Shiruko, a confection of azuki bean soup with a piece of mochi. Served free of charge to everyone at the Budokan, including spectators.Sep 20, 2016
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Serving shiruko.Sep 20, 2016
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Martial artists line up for free shiruko.Sep 20, 2016
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Martial artists line up for free shiruko.Sep 20, 2016
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At the end, they served shiruko, a confection of azuki bean soup with a piece of mochi.Sep 20, 2016
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The Budo Hajime ended at 3:10 pm. What a spectacle it was.Sep 20, 2016
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KendoSep 20, 2016
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Budo Hajime at the Budokan in early Jan. is a real spectacle. Kendo, judo, karate, sumo, naginata, kyudo.Sep 20, 2016
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SumoSep 20, 2016
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Sumo. Even little girls participated in Budo Hajime at Budokan.Sep 20, 2016
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The sumo rikishi were from a college sumo club. I was hoping a Makunouchi wrestler would appear.Sep 20, 2016
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SumoSep 20, 2016
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NaginataSep 20, 2016
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NaginataSep 20, 2016
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NaginataSep 20, 2016
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Naginata (pole sword). Naginata was the traditional weapon for woman warriors.Sep 20, 2016
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NaginataSep 20, 2016
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Karate-doSep 20, 2016
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Kendo people were a noisy lot with their swords hitting each other.Sep 20, 2016
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JudoSep 20, 2016
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AikidoSep 20, 2016
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Then the Budo Hajime started with all the martial arts groups practicing at the same time.Sep 20, 2016
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Sumo wrestlersSep 20, 2016
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Naginata groupSep 20, 2016
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Speech by a sports official.Sep 20, 2016
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They they all gathered and sat to listen to speeches.Sep 20, 2016
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SumoSep 20, 2016
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Sumo at the Budokan.Sep 20, 2016
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Sumo. A college sumo club. Sumo ring is just a mat (no dirt) for Budo Hajime at the Budokan.Sep 20, 2016
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SumoSep 20, 2016
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KendoSep 20, 2016
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NaginataSep 20, 2016
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A small shrineSep 20, 2016
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Officials and dignitaries watch.Sep 20, 2016
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JudoSep 20, 2016
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It's an annual New Year's ceremony and a joint practice session of all the major martial arts. Admission is free.The Budokan is near Kudanshita Station on the Tozai subway line.Sep 20, 2016
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Shorinji KenpoSep 20, 2016
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KarateSep 20, 2016
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AikidoSep 20, 2016
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JukendoSep 20, 2016
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Martial arts demonstrations start at 1:15 pm and lasts until 2:30 pm. People from each martial art performed in turn. First was kyudo archery.Sep 20, 2016
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The event starts at noon with an opening ceremony until 12:45 pm. Then at 12:45 pm, a procession of armored men appear (yoroi kizome).Sep 20, 2016
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Nippon Budokan is Japan's most famous and prestigious martial arts hall in the grounds of the Imperial Palace. It was built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.The Budokan was where the Beatles played in 1966, the first band to play there. The acoustics are not that good for concerts though. Playing at the Budokan is a hallmark of a bonafide rock star in Japan.Sep 20, 2016
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After Inui-dori, turn left and walk to Chidorigafuchi to see more cherry blossoms.Apr 06, 2016
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Inui Gate from the outside.Apr 06, 2016
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Inui GateApr 06, 2016
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The exit at Inui GateApr 06, 2016
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Cherry blossoms on Inui-dori, Imperial PalaceApr 06, 2016
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Cherry blossoms on Inui-dori, Imperial PalaceApr 06, 2016
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Cherry blossoms on Inui-dori, Imperial PalaceApr 06, 2016
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Cherry blossoms on Inui-dori, Imperial PalaceApr 06, 2016
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They will do major gardening work from this year, so Inui-dori will not be open this fall and next spring. Have to wait until fall 2017 to see this again.Apr 06, 2016
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Inui-dori is overrated. But because it's the Imperial Palace and the path is not normally open to the public, it has the image of exclusivity so lots of people want to see it.Apr 06, 2016
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Midway, there is a bridge to go to the garden area.Apr 06, 2016
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Dokan moatApr 06, 2016
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Dokan Moat, named after the founder of Edo Castle.Apr 06, 2016
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Lots of people, but very civil. No pushing or shoving. No time limit either. I took my time, taking pictures.Apr 06, 2016
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Fujimi Tamon, defense house. 富士見多聞Apr 06, 2016
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Weeping cherry tree, too early.Apr 06, 2016
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Long houseApr 06, 2016
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In spring 2016, cherry blossoms in Tokyo took 9 days to reach peak bloom due to the warm winter. Longer than usual. So they extended the days when the public can see Inui-dori.Apr 06, 2016
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Fujimi Tamon, defense house. 富士見多聞Apr 06, 2016
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It was still too early, about 2-3 days before full bloom. But this was the last sunny day before clouds and rain that were forecast.Apr 06, 2016
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Fujimi Tamon, defense house. 富士見多聞Apr 06, 2016
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Inui-dori is a somewhat narrow paved path along a moat. It has small cherry trees and autumn foliage.Apr 06, 2016
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More info in Japanese: http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/event/inui.htmlApr 06, 2016
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Pass by the Imperial Household Agency. They control the lives of the Imperial Family.Apr 06, 2016
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Imperial Palace Fujimi turret and Marunouchi office buildings. Tradtional vs. modern.Apr 06, 2016
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On this fine day on March 31, 2016, 66,950 people visited Inui-dori. During March 25–April 3, 2016, a total of 508,010 visited Inui-dori.Apr 06, 2016
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Imperial Palace Chowaden, where formal banquets are held and where the Imperial family appears in public for New Year's and Emperor's Birthday.Apr 06, 2016
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Sakashita Gate on the other side.Apr 06, 2016
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Sakashita GateApr 06, 2016
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Wow, amazing that we could get in so quickly. This was the entrance to Inui-dori, Sakashita Gate.Apr 06, 2016
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After waiting for about 15 min. in the heat, just when I seriously thought about giving up and going home, the line moved forward to the checkpoint where they checked our bags and gave us a body check. It was quick and easy.Apr 06, 2016
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Policeman was shouting that people with no bags to be checked can go through a different (faster) line.Apr 06, 2016
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It seemed that it was going to take forever to get in.Apr 06, 2016
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They started another line of people.Apr 06, 2016
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Long line to enter Inui-dori, a 600-meter path lined with cherry trees along a palace moat. 皇居乾通り一般公開Apr 06, 2016
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I looked at this line and thought it would take at least an hour to get in. It was a hot, sunny day at 20 C on March 31, 2016 at 10:15 am.Apr 06, 2016
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Police vans during cherry blossom season when they opened Inui-dori to the public in late March to April 3, 2016. 皇居乾通り一般公開Apr 06, 2016
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People going to Inui-dori. Since 2014, they opened the path to the public for only several days during the sakura and fall foliage periods. Apr 06, 2016
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Daimaru entranceDec 09, 2015
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Yanmar building on right.Dec 09, 2015
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Closeup of the Yaesu side roof.Dec 09, 2015
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JR Expressway Bus terminal at Tokyo StationDec 09, 2015
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