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A waterfall up at Chuzenji Lake in Nikko.
I've created a new word which is a mixture of temple and shrine. I think it's quite hard to tell the difference between the two so I thought the generic term would help me!

Yesterday we went to the science museum which was quite fun, although very similar to the London one. From there we went up to Roppongi Hills to do some shopping and then saw a few more shrinples. Today we had an early start and took the train about 3 hours north of Tokyo to a place called Nikko. It has very colourful scenery at this time of year. There is also a big lake called Chuzenji, to which we took a bus up the mountain and it was very cold up there in the wind. Wish I'd taken my scarf!

Tokyo is a very busy city, much like London, but everything feels much more compact here. There are very few park areas, even in the outer parts of the city. If you find it on maps.google.com, select the satellite view and then compare it to London's, you'll see what I mean. It's very strange as when I'm on the train I'm almost the only non-Japanese person so you get people looking at you because you're different. Coming from London this is really weird as we have people from so many backgrounds. No-one's asked for my photo yet, but I've heard that happens in India by the Taj Mahal so I'll wait and see...

It's my last day in Japan tomorrow and I have an early start to get to the huge fish market shortly after dawn :o(

M & T
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It was very cold by the lake at C…
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The trees are very colourful at t…
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The view from the top of the moun…
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The river at the bottom of the mo…
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