Shinjuku Off The Beaten Path

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    Odd looking fish for BBQ
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  • Pet Store in Kabuki-Cho
    Pet Store in Kabuki-Cho
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  • Red Maple Leaves in Winter
    Red Maple Leaves in Winter
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    Flaming forests in Winter

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Red Maple Leaves in Winter

    I was pleasantly surprised when I took a walk in Shinjuku Park in Winter. The maple trees were still in their autumn coats. You can take a stroll in the park but take note of the many homeless locals in the park.

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    Snooping around restaurants in Shinjuku

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Odd looking fish for BBQ

    Check out the unusual variety of fresh seafood for sale in Shinjuku. Even if you're not eating them, it's worth taking a look. For the life of me, I still can't indentify the fish in the picture, so if you happen to know the name, pls write to me...

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    Playin' Pachinko ( Japanese Pin Ball )

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Pachinko Machines,Shinjuku

    If you're ever in Japan, do see if you understand why the folks over there are crazy over Pachinko! Pop by one of these shops with those little slot machines and watch grown men and women hynoptise themselves - simply by watching little metal balls dribble down an upright maze.For information, the little balls are collected at the end of the game (in baskets that you see at the side of picture) and exchanged for cash or gifts.

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    Buying a Chihuahua in Kabuki-Cho

    by bpacker Updated Dec 15, 2005

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    Pet Store in Kabuki-Cho

    I took a stroll around in Kabuki-Cho ( The infamous red-light district of Shinjuku) but so much for the sleeze. Instead of finding night-walkers, I found a store that sells Chihuahuas for US$1500+ and other exotic pets. Hmmm, strange. Well perhaps not so strange, it was only much, much later that I found out that rich business liked to buy these exotic, expensive pets for their favourite girls.

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    Imperial Palace

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2005

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    Moat & one of the buildings of the Imperial Palace

    The Imperial Palace is a famous landmark in Tokyo and it is within walking distance West of Ginza. It seems that tourists are not allowed to enter the palace premises, but we can get a good glimpse of the palace and the surrounding towers, gardens and moat from the outside.

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    Harajuku and Meiji Shrine

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2005

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    Teenagers with interesting clothings at Harajuku,
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    Just south of Shinjuku is another famous area in Tokyo known as Harajuku. You can witness ultra modern fashion worn by teenagers at Harajuku as well as shopping and the famous Meiji Shrine. More information and photos are at my VT Harajuku page.

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    Central Post Office & Hato Bus Terminal

    by victorwkf Written Oct 7, 2005

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    Central Post Office, Tokyo
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    If you happen to be at the Tokyo sub-way station, do look across the road and you will see a huge and historical building which is the central post office of Tokyo. Also if you are ctaching the Hato Bus service to other parts of Japan, their bus terminal is conveniently located just next to the Tokyo sub-way station (see photo).

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