Uneo Park

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Uneo Park

 After shopping, we took the subway towards Uneo park, a place Lee had visited 10 years ago.   Walking there from the subway station, we passed several  casinos where Pachinko was featured, a  kind of Japanese slot-machine type gambling device.  There was another shopping district there, called "Ameyayohocho", which used to be a "black market" area, but is now legit. Everything from clothing, to fish, to electronics, to fruit were available at these streetside stands.  I bought some large strawberries on a stick here for 200 yen.  (does all food here come on a skewer?)  I also found some nice silk scarves here for Dawn.  Couldn't find and bolts of cloth (she's a quilter..nothing would make her happier!)  but she should be happy with these. 

Uneo Park is kind of like Central Park, Japanese style.  There was a wide assortment of both tourists and locals, as well as street musicians, statues, temples, and the occasional odd cat scurrying by.  I would have liked to spend more time there, but my three traveling companions felt it was too much like Central park to bother with.  There were some temples and a Bhudda statue there that I never got to see.  We hopped in another cab and headed to the electronics district.

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Uneo Park
Uneo Park
One of the temples in the park
One of the temples in the park
Rack of wooden prayer boards, outs…
Rack of wooden prayer boards, out…
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
the place for ritual hand washing
the place for ritual hand washing
paper prayer rack
paper prayer rack
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Reed pond in Uneo park
Reed pond in Uneo park
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Temple
Uneo Park Map
Uneo Park Map
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
Uneo Park
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