Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a high-end hotel in Kioicho, Tokyo. It was built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Its Japanese garden dates back from the Edo period and, like the garden of Hotel Chinzanso in Mejiro, is open to all.

Above, wedding hall.

Below, the garden in summer.

Below, the garden in spring.

Ueno Zoo is located inside Ueno Park. It is the oldest zoo in Japan and has about 500 species, including elephants, giraffes, polar bears and penguins. Its star animal is the giant panda.

Above, a dhole. It was a very hot summer day when I visited and a lot of animals were sleeping.

Above, entrance to the monorail, linking the eastern side to the western side of the zoo.

Above, naked mole rats.

Above, Tokyo Skytree.

Below, I came back for Tokyo Citizens’ Day (October 1st), when the entrance is free.

Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park (有栖川宮記念公園) is a park located near Hiroo station in Minato, Tokyo. It is named after the Arisugawa-no-Miya branch of the Japanese imperial family.

Below, the park in summer.

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

Below, the park at the beginning of spring.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Above, top of the Tokyo Mormon Temple.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Above, plum tree in bloom.

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Spring @ Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park @ Hiroo

Maple French Toast.

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The Harajuku/Aoyama area is a popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo. There are also shrines and a lot of high-end residences.

Above, torii of Togo Shrine.

Above, main hall of Togo Shrine. Although it is dedicated to Admiral Togo, it is also a popular wedding place, with a large wedding hall right next to it.

Above, garden of the wedding hall.

Above, entrance of Takeshita Dori.

Above, Roppongi Hills from afar.

Above, embassy of Brazil.

Above, Harajuku Church.

Above, offices of MTV Japan.

Above, in Sendagaya.

Above, NTT Docomo building in Shinjuku.

Above, Harajuku Police Station.

Above, shoe shop in Harajuku.

Above, H&M building in Harajuku.

Above, entrance of Yoyogi Garden.

Above, Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

Above, inside the Kiddyland toy store in Harajuku.

Above, looking back at Omotesando.

Above, Prada store.

Above, Nezu Museum.

Above, Saint-Grace Cathedral. It is a wedding hall, not an actual church.

Above, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a (relatively) short walk away from Harajuku.

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Trucks @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Trucks @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Deer @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Deer @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Deer @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Ceremony @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

Ceremony @ Wagah Border @ Pakistan

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