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Nippon over to Japan (Part 15: wrap up) – The end of the series. lots of photographs in this post :)

If you’re new to this blog then welcome and welcome back to my current followers.  This is the 15th part of my series ‘Nippon over to Japan’, the previous 14 parts have been dedicated to Arriving in Tokyo, Ryogoku, Tokyo (Sumo Town), Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo, Food in Tokyo, Food in Tokyo (Part 2), Tokyo all round, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka to Kobe, Nara, KyotoKyoto (Part 2) and Kyoto (Part 3).  As you’ll see, Tokyo and Kyoto have a few parts dedicated to them because they’re just so big and each has so many attractions, it would be difficult to compress it all into one post.

I’ve spoke about pretty much everything I can remember from my trip to Japan but it’s difficult to recount all of the experiences I had, I can’t remember every meal, every izakaya, every street or every shrine – it’s pretty much impossible, but that isn’t to say they were all forgettable, I still get the occasional memory of a small moment like the one I’m getting now of a man being chased by the police while he ran naked through the middle of Harajuku, Tokyo.  I think the best thing for me to do now is just throw a load of pictures your way, some pictures you may have seen from previous posts and some are new but I hope you enjoy them all none the less🙂

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Above is a golden orb weaver spider seen on the way up to Fushimi-inari in Kyoto, these spiders can be seen all over Japan and across Asia and Australia.  Pretty looking creatures but also a little creepy looking.
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Horse and octopus sashimi from a restaurant in Nagasaki.
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Nagasaki peace park.
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Harajuku, Tokyo.
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Imperial palace, Tokyo.
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Streets of Tokyo by night.
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Streets of Tokyo by night.
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Mount Miyajima
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Genbaku Domu (Bomb Dome) the only remaining structure in Hiroshima at the epicentre of where the nuclear bomb was dropped during WWII.
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The pink sky at the end of exploring Hiroshima.
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Arriving in Kobe.
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My favourite form of travel in the world, The Shinkansen.
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A lotus pond in Kyoto.
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Bamboo forest, Kyoto.
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Gion Corner, Kyoto.
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Lake in Kyoto.
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Small shrine in Kyoto.
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A Geisha walks through the streets of Gion, Kyoto, Japan.
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Nagasaki viewed from the peace park.
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Deer wait in line for some ice cream in Nara, Japan.
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A couple walk through the streets of Osaka.
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The famous Shinjuku crossing in Tokyo.
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Wash basin outside a Tokyo shrine.
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Traffic coordinator in Tokyo.
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Streets of Tokyo by night.
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Gion, Kyoto, Japan.
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Kyoto.
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Rickshaw puller in Kyoto, Japan.

I’ll never forget my time in Japan, I still think about it on a daily basis, it has such a unique culture, traditions and architecture due to how closed off it was to the rest of the world for such a long period in history.  If you are fortunate enough to go, fully immerse yourself in the country, it really is such an amazing place.  If you’ve enjoyed this post please check out my other entries on Japan (these can be found at the top of this article) and if you are interested I have also written about life in China, travel to North Korea and post a fair amount of beer and whisky reviews.  Stay tuned for more.

Thanks for reading and goodnight, or good morning or afternoon wherever you are🙂

Matt

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