Kotoku-in & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura (Kanagawa Perfecture, JP)

Walking from Hase-dera towards Kōtoku-in,  a Buddhist temple, renowned for its "Great Buddha" (Daibutsu), a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha, one of the most famous icons of Japan. 
And from there we walked to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Hase-dera (Kanagawa Perfecture, JP)


We were taking the train outside of Tokyo and went for an hour ride towards Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture. Kanagawa is a prefecture located in southern Kantō region of Japan.
For anyone who is interested in my post here, Kantō region is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The region includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Within its boundaries, slightly more than 45 percent of the land area is the Kantō Plain. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that form the land borders. In official census by the Japan Statistics Bureau, the population amounting to approximately one third of the total population of Japan.

Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two highly popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.

Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul (NACT Tokyo JP)


I am obviously a sucker for art! Yayoi is one of my fave, among others... Visiting the National Art Center Tokyo for Yayoi exhibition is definitely one of the highlight from my Tokyo trip,

The "My Eternal Soul" series, begun in 2009, is an ongoing project currently comprising over 500 paintings. In the early stages of production, Kusama used several sizes of canvas, measuring 162×130.3cm, or 162×162cm. Later, the size standardized to a quasi-square canvas measuring 194×194cm. The series is marked by astonishing variety, incorporating abstract patterns as well as natural forms. It represents the essence of Kusama’s art, and is an embodiment of all the elements of her corpus of work.

Mutekiya Ramen (Tokyo JP)

This is not an advert, this is because Mutekiya is worth the visit...
http://www.mutekiya.com/world/english.html
I must say, best ramen thus far...

Sensoji Temple & Asakusa Nakamise (Tokyo JP)

Sensō-ji temple is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Adjacent to the temple is a Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine.  The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world (over 30 million visitors annually).


Disneysea Tokyo (Tokyo JP)

I honestly don't know where to start! So just enjoy the picture after the jump, as all I know I am having so much fun the whole day at Disney Sea. Highly recommended!!

Harajuku (Tokyo JP)

Did I expect to see this street fashion, honestly not, and I didn't encounter it much, so I am at peace :)
(pic not mine)

Hachiko (Tokyo JP)

I have read about Hachiko story since I was in elementary school (I know... ages ago!). This time in Tokyo, I am visiting the statue, enjoy the story after the jump!

Scramble Crossing Shibuya (Tokyo JP)


Scrambled crossing of Shibuya, and reputed to be the busiest intersection in the world (and definitely in Japan), Shibuya Crossing is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions with every pulsing light change. Hundreds of people – can reach over 1000 people at peak time – cross at a time, coming from all directions at once yet still managing to dodge each other with a practiced nonchalant dexterity.

I experienced the hypnotic view over the crossing from the Starbucks on the 2nd floor of the Q-front building across the street.

Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo JP)

Here goes my travel post from Japan, I hope you guys enjoyed the images...

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park and garden in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period. Afterwards, it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan. It is now a national park under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment.

The garden, which is 58.3 hectares in area with a circumference of 3.5 km, blends three distinct styles: a French Formal and English Landscape in the north and to the south a Japanese traditional. A traditional Japanese tea house can be found within the gardens.


Journey of R

Its the wedding of my niece and so this is how we dressed up for the occasion,
enjoy the picture after the jump!
The wedding @journeyofr

Currently


Currently traveling between cities...
Currently this what I wore...




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