I am so tired… I want to just drop dead and die, but here are some pictures. I think I walked about 6km in total today.

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A fire engine just drove by. I wonder where it’s heading to. But anyway, read on for photos from Kaminarimon, Nakano Broadway, Shinjuku and nighttime Akihabara.

Asakusa

We went to Sensouji near Asakusa Station in the morning. I tried the omikuji. It took forever for a stick to fall out, but my fortune is apparently good.

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Tourist traps

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Spot the odd one out

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Tsuruya-san’s family business

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Ruined symmetry

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Small boat town

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Kanji

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Paying for protection

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Shake, pull and match

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Roses are red, violets are blue. All my base are belong to you

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They need to add a foliage-penetration mode on cameras

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I want one

Nakano

Next stop, Nakano Broadway. I already covered this place in a previous entry so I shall save the explanations. More pictures!

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Still in the mood for X’mas

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Fraulein Revoltech Rei for 1485 yen

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The only other picture I took inside Nakano Broadway

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In the back alleys

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Japanglish

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Reminds me of FLCL

Shinjuku

I spent the afternoon alone wandering around Shinjuku. I walked around 4km. I bought a light novel called Bungaku Shoujo to Shinitagari no Piero (“文学少女”と死にたがりの道化). I have no idea what it is about, but I bought it anyway because I liked the little prose in the page before the prologue, and because it’s in some kind of “Top 10” list so it has to be somewhat decent.

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Pink flowers added just in case you miss the message

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Outside the Shinjuku Station’s New South Exit

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New South Exit

Shinjuku Station is about the size of a small city with exits that are hundreds of metres apart. It’s a hell load of walking.

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I don’t know where this place is but whatever

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Shinjuku Station serves a few dozen lines

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Takashimaya used to be a cloth shop

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One line

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Two lines

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Three lines

Shinjuku Station is the busiest train station in the world with over 3.3 million passengers a day.

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Compensation

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Random building

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Kinokuniya South Shinjuku Branch

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My membership card doesn’t work here…

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Walkway connecting Kinokuniya to Takashimaya

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Kinokuniya is actually a grocery store in Japan!

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Walking towards the Metropolitan Government Office (800m away)

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Hey, is that…?

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Yeah it is.

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Bureaucratic zone

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One of Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s buildings

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Taxpayer yen at work

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Fuji News Network news truck

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Push the button for audio signals

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Akihabara

Finally, I met with Don777 in Akihabara. He’s a pretty nice guy, especially since he likes Maaya too. He brought me to @home cafe and Cafe with Cat (Toranoana’s new cafe). Cafe with Cat seems to be a pretty standard maid cafe deal except with cat-inspired uniforms instead of maid costumes, whereas @home is definitely on the manic side of things. The waitress who brought us our drinks actually did this heart-sign action to inject a “moé” flavour.

But I shall not go into that because I am falling asleep anytime now… A few more pictures and we are done.

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Fortune Arterial is the latest game by August, the makers of Yoake Mae yori Ruri-iro na. Basically it’s the exact same game except the hair colours get shuffled around a bit and the Feena-lookalike is a loli. It’s also the most anticipated upcoming game according to Comptiq magazine, so expect it to sell a gazillion copies and be turned into a cabbage an anime.

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Eva coffee

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The second Kara no Kyoukai movie will be out on Saturday

Well, that’s it for today. I need sleep.

By the way, in case you didn’t know yet, all the photos (and more) can be found in my photo gallery.

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