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Wednesday, 29-Oct-2008 06:58 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Batrisya Latest Photo....2+ month

 
 
with uwo
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Sunday, 7-Sep-2008 10:16 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Imperial Palace..Tokyo

Imperial Park
Meganebashi Bridge
Moats and walls surround the imperial palace
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The current Imperial Palace (Kokyo) is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo station. It is the residence of Japan's Imperial Family.

Moats and walls surround the imperial palace
Edo Castle used to be the seat of the Tokugawa shogun who ruled Japan from 1603 until 1867. In 1868, the shogunate was overthrown, and the country's capital and Imperial Residence were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. In 1888 construction of a new Imperial Palace was completed. The palace was once destroyed during World War Two, and rebuilt in the same style, afterwards.

From Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, visitors can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks. The bridge in the back was formerly a wooden bridge with two levels, from which the name Nijubashi (Double Bridge) is derived.



Saturday, 30-Aug-2008 12:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Miyajima Island..Hiroshima

on the way to ride a ferry....
otorii gate...shot..from ferry
You can find a deer here...and its everywhere
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Since ancient times, Miyajima, the island itself, has been worshipped as a god. This belief, passed down from generation to generation, has protected Itsukushima Shrine, many other shrines and temples as well as the island's unique culture, and its sacred nature. Renowned for being a world cultural heritage site today, Miyajima is an island where people and gods dwell together.


Sunday, 24-Aug-2008 03:56 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Asakusa...TOkyo shitamachi

asakusa gate
 
 
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Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's , Tokyo shitamachi "low city", one of Tokyo's few districts, which have preserved a certain atmosphere of the old Tokyo.

Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.


Saturday, 23-Aug-2008 11:10 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Odaiba...

Statue of Liberty in Japan..I couldnt believ it!!!
Fuji TV building...nice art
 
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Daiba, literally meaning "fort", refers to some of the man made islands in the Bay of Tokyo, which were constructed in the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868) for the city's protection against attacks from the sea.

During the extravagant 1980s, a spectacular redevelopment of the islands into a futuristic business district was started, but development was critically slowed down after the burst of the "bubble economy" in the early 1990s.

It was not until the second half of the 1990s, that Odaiba developed into one of Tokyo's most interesting tourist spots and the highly popular shopping and entertainment district, which it is today. Further development of the area is still underway.


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