- - - 8/22/2007 - - -

Tokyo with Luong

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:01 am

Finally the pictures.
It was a busy trip and we tried to get in as much as possible with the time we had.

One of the first places we went to when we landed in Tokyo was to a Japanese garden.
It was nice to relax after the flight, and see some of the calming side of Tokyo before heading on into the city.

We then went to the imperial palace grounds. Here again was a lot of open green space with lots of trees.

We then took a walk to Yasukuni Shrine. On the way I explained the significance of the shine after WWII and now in Japanese politics. If you didnt know Yasukuni Shrine is dedicated to all who died fighting for the Emperor. We also looked at the WWII museum that in on the shrine grounds/

Lastly, we headed back to the place I used to live to watch the Koganei Awaodori. It was good timing to as I have seen the festival every year before.


  1. What kind of airplane? Looks like a Zero.

    Comment by Louis — 8/23/2007 @ 9:41 am
  2. What was name of the Japanese garden?

    Comment by Louis — 8/23/2007 @ 9:43 am
  3. I followed the underlined link to Yasukumi Shrine to find that the plane is a ZERO. The shrine (a religious organization) is apparently quite controversial in political circles. Another reason to separate church and state. I would like to go there.

    Comment by Louis — 8/23/2007 @ 7:43 pm

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