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Mountain ascetic priests chanting.5 views
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Toward the end, there is fire-walking on the hot embers. 火渡り5 views
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Prayer before the fire walk.5 views
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Glad to take the shuttle bus back to the trasin station.5 views
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Misasa Onsen's free outdoor bath next to the river. Kawaraburo5 views
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Inside Hot Plaza tourist facility and bus stop.5 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway, the stop before Yokaichi Station terminal.5 views
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Tourists don’t normally get off at this station since most attractions are at the next stop, Yokaichi Station.5 views
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I wonder how old these benches are. Older than my mom perhaps.5 views
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Wish we could go up to the 2nd floor.5 views
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Roof needs repair.5 views
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Signs of age in many places, but it adds to the rustic charm.5 views
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On the Sports Day national holiday in Oct., top-notch street performers perform from 10 am to 4 pm in Torahime, at the Torahime Ikigai Center parking lot (虎姫いきがいセンター). 5 views15-min. walk from JR Torahime Station. Website: http://torass.com/
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Entrance to the site. 15-min. walk from JR Torahime Station.5 views
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For kids.5 views
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Also on stage.5 views
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Local mascot Torapi.5 views
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Rice paddy art in Torahime.5 views
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The glass bench is shaped like a boat with a few ripples. Made in Nagahama.5 views
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It wasn't a long wait for the elevator.5 views
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Main Deck had a cherry blossom-theme projection mapping on the windows.5 views
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Main Deck at Tokyo Tower. Despite the opening of Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower is still holding its own with innovative attractions.5 views
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Tokugen-in's Three-story Pagoda.5 views
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Stats for the top runners in the 73rd Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon in 2018.5 views
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Abebe Bikila, the legendary marathon gold medalist of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, ran and won the marathon in Shiga in 1965.5 views
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About 90 min. later, I went to the Lake Biwa Canal here to watch the runners again. This is a few km before the finish.5 views
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Zama Giant Kite Odako Festival is held annually on May 4 and 5 along the Sagami River from 10 am to 4 pm. They fly the giant kite a few times each day depending on the wind. 5 viewsNearest train station is Sobudaimae Station on the Odakyu Line. They have shuttle buses between the train station and festival site.
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In May 2019, the giant kite celebrated the new Reiwa Era by having the kanji characters for Reiwa on the giant kite.5 views
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Saw the Waseda-Keio Regatta for the first time on April 14, 2019. It lasts almost all day with numerous men's and women's rowing categories and age groups ranging from jr. high school to senior citizen alumni rowers.5 views
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Rugby World Cup 2019 was held at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture. Argentina vs. USA on Oct. 9, 2019. Kumagaya Station greeted visitors with festival music played on ornate floats.5 views
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Materials for float-making at Suwai-cho. 仲屋町4 views
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Sanwakai float approaching the shrine. 参和会4 views
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Jukku-kai float. 十区会4 views
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Float leader directing the float bearers carrying the float. Uwai-cho float. 魚屋町4 views
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This is in front of the shrine where all 13 floats gathered and lined up. Judges examined the floats to determine the winning float designs.4 views
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Great spectacle and chance to see all the floats during this time. Later in the early afternoon, they will leave the shrine for a procession around the town.4 views
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Miyauchi-cho float leaving the shrine to join the procession. 宮内町4 views
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This clashing (or crashing) of floats is called "kenka" (fight). It lasts until 5 pm in front of the shrine (parking lot).4 views
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Jukku-kai float takes a fall. 十区会4 views
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Dai-niku float takes a fall. 第二区4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station on the JR San'in Line.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station with Conan train.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station with Conan train.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station with Conan train.4 views
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Inside a San'in Line train.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station turnstile.4 views
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Inside JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station turnstile.4 views
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In front of JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Police box in front of JR Kurayoshi Station, Tottori.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Kokeshi doll at JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Going out JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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JR Kurayoshi Station exit/entrance4 views
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It was New Year's at JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Statues at JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Statues at JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Gift shop at JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Bus stop at JR Kurayoshi Station. Buses go to Hawai Onsen and the Shirakabe Storehouse district.4 views
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Inside Tottori Station.4 views
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Turnstile inside Tottori Station.4 views
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Welcome to Tottori! Giant shan shan umbrella inside Tottori Station.4 views
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Mt. Daisen in winter as seen from the train. Tottori Prefecture.4 views
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Ginza 4-chome intersection at night.4 views
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Ginza 4-chome intersection with Wako on the left and Mitsukoshi Dept. store on the right.4 views
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Cylindrical San'ai building.4 views
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One time the lion statues was gone, so they put a large photo of it in its place.4 views
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Mother's Day photo shoot event at Mitsukoshi Dept. Store.4 views
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Thanks mom!4 views
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Ginza Matsuya Dept. Store.4 views
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Ginza Apple Store.4 views
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Ginza Apple Store.4 views
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Road toward where Matsuzakaya Dept. Store used to be.4 views
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GAP in Ginza.4 views
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Site of the old Hankyu Dept. Store in Yurakucho.4 views
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Yurakucho Mullion i4 views
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Yuraku Concourse old movie posters.4 views
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Yuraku Concourse4 views
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The old and convenient Tourist Information Center was on the 1st floor of this building in Ginza/Yurakucho.4 views
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Street cameras. You are being watched/recorded in Ginza/Yurakucho.4 views
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Apologies for the fire. Luckily the fire did not affect the Shinkansen train.4 views
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Tobidashi boya4 views
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Entrance to the shrine's rice paddy.4 views
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Beautiful views from Tarobogu Shrine.4 views
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Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Pray here for success or victory.4 views
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Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Pray here for success or victory.4 views
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Biwa lute.4 views
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Quite pleasant with all the trees.4 views
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Tottori Prefecture's second most popular hot spring. 25-min. bus ride from JR Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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At the spur of the moment, just decided to hop on the bus and take a casual look at Misasa Onsen. Nothing serious. Maybe next time.4 views
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The river has a nice outdoor bath.4 views
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The river has a nice outdoor bath for mixed bathing. (Probably no women.) Kawaraburo4 views
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Hot Plaza tourist facility and bus stop.4 views
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Bus back to Kurayoshi Station.4 views
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Nature trying to reclaim its place.4 views
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When they were trying to give the new ship a name, they decided to keep the old name. Wise choice. It's a perfect name.4 views
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Another mascot.4 views
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Leg cramps perhaps...4 views
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Manhole card for Hikone's manhole. Shows Hiko-nyan.4 views
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Manhole card for Kusatsu's manhole.4 views
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The site is a riverside park. They fly the giant kite a few times each day depending on the wind. Photos were taken on May 5, 2019.4 views
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Tokyo Skytree is the backdrop for Sumida River, Tokyo's most famous and storied river. This part of the river is near Asakusa. In mid-April, longtime rivals Waseda University and Keio University hold their annual Sokei Regatta (早慶レガッタ).4 viewsSokei Regatta (早慶レガッタ) is the Waseda-Keio Regatta held here on Sumida River. (At Keio University, it's usually called the "Keio-Waseda Regatta.")
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Waseda cheerleaders saying "Otsukare!" (Good job!)4 views
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