Zen rock

First time in Japan

Sept. 4, 2003 - Sept. 13, 2003

Our very first trip to Japan.

West Shinjuku at night

Tokyo Daze

Sept. 5, 2003
Tokyo,

Tokyo's Shinjuku district isn't the easiest place to get around when you arrive half asleep.

Akihabara

Love, Loft and Linux

Sept. 6, 2003
Tokyo,

We traversed Tokyo from shopping in Shibuya to action in Akihabara.

Portable shrine in Harajuku

Harajuku and haircuts

Sept. 7, 2003
Tokyo,

Our first Japanese shrine, the the cosplay craziness and fashion of Harajuku and Omote-Sando, ending with the highlight of a haircut.

Pagoda at Asakusa

Fish markets, fake food and funky ducks

Sept. 8, 2003
Tokyo,

The fish markets of Tsukuji, the fashion of Ginza and fake food and temples of Asakusa.

Kyoto Tower

Confused in Kyoto

Sept. 9, 2003
Kyoto, Tokyo,

We caught the bullet train to Kyoto for our first stay in a ryokan.

Kinkaku-ji

Exploring Kyoto

Sept. 10, 2003
Kyoto,

A big day exploring Kyoto, including the Imperial Palace, golden Kinkaku-ji and the famous Zen stone garden of Ryoan-ji. An evening walk along the Philosopher's Path and spotting an apprentice geisha.

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

Sept. 11, 2003
Himeji, Kyoto, Tokyo,

From Kyoto we caught a Shinkansen to Himeji to visit the most impressive castle still standing in Japan. Then it was time to return to Tokyo.

Skyscrapers in Shinjuku

Shinjuku skyscrapers and flying home

Sept. 12, 2003
Tokyo,

Up to the top of the Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku, more shopping and the flight back to Australia.

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