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Tokaido Pictures – Page Four

July 22, 2009

(Originally Published 02/02/2008)

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An ichirizuka – a mound with a tree on top that marks every ri along the Tokaido (although few are left).  A single ri is approximately 3.9km.

Ichirizuka

A couple views of Mt. Fuji from the city of Fuji.

Fuji-san

Fuji-san, again!

Giant tennis rackets outside a sporting goods store.

Gaijin size?

This is the rat that caused so much trouble!

Nezumi Otoko

A Tim Burton-esque tree silhouette.

Arboreal Verdance askance

Pictures on the way up to Hakone Pass.

Fuji in the distance

Higher and higher

Near the top of Hakone

A most unlikely place for pirates.

Mountain Lake, Hakone Japan

But there they are!

Stone-paved road.  Cold, wet, slippery, alone.  This wasn’t the most enjoyable part of the trip.

Ishidatami

Back on the road, still wet.

Descent from Hakone

Odawara Castle glows in early morning while nearby monkeys run in crazed circles.

A cage is not a home

Peruvian band in front of Hiratsuka Station.

A surprisingly common sight in Japan these days

Why I love Japanese bakeries so much.

Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man...

Bake me a cake as fast as you can!

Cubes of recycled aluminum in Yokohama.

Well, someone's recycling!

Why it would be awesome to be a truck driver in Japan.

I don't support Ayumi Hamasaki, but I do support this truck.

Landmark Tower and the rest of Minato Mirai 21 – Yokohama’s vision of the future.

Blade Runner

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