Saturday, 4 December 2010

My MANy Travel Inspirations: Tokyo


Below: Senso Ji temple at Akasuka, Tokyo... lovely morning weather perfect for day 1 of exploration
and Lumix GF1 field test!



Below: Signage of the temple at the entrance:-)


Below: Ladel at the wishing pool, for scooping water and cleansing your hands...


Below: Traditional bamboo tap(?) to let the water run into the pool...


Below: Instructions on the procedures to use the pool...


Below: Random shots of stickers on the red pillars of the wishing pool...



Below: Drawer with all the different predictions of your future when you ask for divine help... just match your number on your slip to the drawers... interesting:-P


Below: More Senso Ji Temple...



Below: Time for Ramen!



Below: Grilled minced chicken skewers with different toppings!



Below: Time for shopping... Ginza! Many luxury brands have their flagships here, and it's not just a store front... it's a whole building!


Below: Busy streets of Ginza...


Below: Hermès flagship in Ginza, one tower for the ladies and one for the guys... I faint...The glass facade makes the buildings glow like a lantern:-)



Below: Bazaar like atmosphere of Ameyoko, many things are sold here, from seafood, wholesale Japanese tibits, clothing and many more...


Below: Fallen yellow leaves at Ueno Park...


Below: Tokyo is so warm, feels more like autumn than winter...



Kevin In Tokyo: Part 1


Just wanted to share some pics I took of Tokyo. I have not been shopping as much as I had wanted to, since pricing in Japan is simply way off the charts. I cannot bear paying 30% more of what I could get at full retail price in SG, much less with the sales ongoing in SG!

So here's some snap shots of the places I have visited so far, taken with the magnificent Panasonic Lumix GF1 camera... I cannot believe how good this camera is. Now I know!

Enjoy! I am off to Hokkaido tomorrow... hectic schedule but onsen to soothe all the aching muscles and 'chastity' away:-P Oops...

Source: myMANybags

7 comments:

Constantin said...

you have to buy japansese brands when you are in japan, of course. i hear they, in turn are much cheaper than everywhere else.

like Julius, Kazuyuki Kumagai Attachment, Mihara Yasuhiro, Yohji etc...


Lovely photos btw, great camera.

IN TERMS OF ME said...

Very nice shots!

Deney said...

Love your images! Might look into that camera too just so I dont have to lug my dslr with me everywhere..

Julie and Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing your pics of Asia. Such an amazing culture- food, style, history, architecture, etc. Has it all.


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Saleh Arahman said...

Kevin! u inspired me a lot that's why i started a fashion blog for the Middle East. We have similar taste which is so bizzare, Wish you the best and ur blog rocks :)

SE@N said...

look very nice. I love the mixture of the old and the new.

XxAzNbOi83xX said...

hey kevin. those are awesome images! can you tell me which lenses you use/have?