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Tokyo/Kyoto "live" trip report and photos from mr/ms_go

Tokyo/Kyoto "live" trip report and photos from mr/ms_go

Mar 30th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Tokyo/Kyoto "live" trip report and photos from mr/ms_go

Hi all,

We are off to a great start on our trip. Since our Internet connection seems to be working, we thought we'd try to work on our trip report in real time.

For now, here are a few photos from our first two days:

Day one: Mejii Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Imperial Palace East Garden, and around Shinjuku

Day two: Ghibli Museum, Asakusa

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/f434652612

We will add to these as we get a chance.

The weather thus far has been fantastic, if a little brisk in the evenings. Today looks a little cloudy, though. We are probably headed to Kamakura today.

Between uploading and looking at photos, checking in on work, and our daughter's math homework, computer time has been a little limited. But, we're going to try to start the written portion of this during our three hour ride to Kyoto tomorrow. Do the shinkansen have power ports at the seats like the Eurostar trains?

More to come...
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Mar 30th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Great pictures, ms_go! Thanks for sharing...I'll be on my way in two days......enjoy your trip!
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Mar 30th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!
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Mar 30th, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Thank you for the live reports and pictures! Love the pictures!!
Looking forward to hearing and seeing more!

I remember some green car seats having computer jacks at the seats and I do remember there being computer plugs in the front rows of the hikari shinkansens.....not the other seats though

Aloha!
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Mar 30th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more and seeing more of your gorgeous pictures!
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Mar 30th, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Nice pictures and thanks for sharing them!
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Mar 31st, 2009, 05:25 AM
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Thanks, everyone!

We did go to Kamakura today and enjoyed it very much. It was kind of cool and cloudy in the morning, but it cleared off as the day went on. We did a lot of walking. It seems to be a bit warmer this evening. We just came in from a walk through east Shinjuku and brought back dinner from the food hall at Odakyu.

Most photos from today are still on our cameras, but here are a few.

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p974890480
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Mar 31st, 2009, 06:33 AM
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great pics...thanks
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Mar 31st, 2009, 08:42 AM
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Another thank you....we're going to Japan in 6 weeks...your pics are a great appetizer
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Mar 31st, 2009, 10:21 AM
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great pics. domo. the okonomiyaki and maguro don sure looks yummy.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 03:11 AM
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Thanks, everyone. Glad you're enjoying the pictures. We're enjoying it all in person--and the food, indeed, has been great.

We took the train from Tokyo to Kyoto today. It was kind of cloudy and rainy much of the day but cleared up later this afternoon--just in time for a nice visit to Sanjusangen-do. Not too many photos from today:

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p723457548

Tomorrow's supposed to be sunny and a bit warmer. We will probably focus on Higashiyama and Gion, and we have tickets to Miyako Odori in the afternoon.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Thank you for sharing your photos. They are so beautiful. My husband and I returned from Japan last Sunday. We spent 5 nights in Utsunomiya and 2 in Tokyo.

I wonder if we passed by each other somewhere in Tokyo.

I owe a trip report. Fodorites have helped me with 2 trips to Japan and I haven't repaid the favor.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 02:12 PM
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oh and Miyako Odori, is that the Geisha performance? My daughter and I went to that last year...
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Apr 1st, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Beautiful photos! OMG, those noodles look sooooo good.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Great pictures! I really enjoyed looking at them. We are off to Tokyo, Kyoto and South Korea in about two weeks.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 07:58 PM
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DeniseLMA,

Please do a report. We are all very curious,lol

Aloha!
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:51 AM
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Sounds like everyone is about to go to Japan.
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 06:03 AM
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We changed our plans a bit for today. We started by taking the bus up to Ginkaku-ji. From there, we walked down the Philosopher's Path (visiting Honen-in and Eikan-do), to the Heian Shrine, to Chion-in and then down into Gion to see Miyako Odori, which we enjoyed very much. Mixed sun and clouds and a little chilly, but it was a very nice day.

We took several hundred photos and haven't had a chance to look at most of them yet. Here are a few:

http://onelittleworld.zenfolio.com/p832477191

Tomorrow, we are going to Hemeji in the morning; not sure what we'll do when we get back.
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Ms_go, what camera do you use? Your pictures are beautiful (although I do believe a lot of it has to do with the camera operator and not just the camera!)
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Thanks, LMGSONIC. We have a Digital Rebel XT and a Canon Powershot SD630. I've posted some from both.

I was half asleep when posting last night (as evidenced by my misspelling of Himeji). I meant to mention that the sakura in Kyoto (what we've seen so far, anyway) aren't quite at their peak but are generally further along than what we saw in Tokyo.
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