Monday, November 26, 2012

Ginza

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Rainy, shiny and glistening in Ginza this afternoon. It's dark by about 4:30 these days. I really love winter in Tokyo. Seeing all of the Christmas illuminations around the city. Buying hot green tea from vending machines at train stations. Snuggling under pompom beanies. Cooking Nabe. Planning nengajo. I haven't cracked out the hokkairo packs yet but maybe it's about time. Ah, I wish I had a kotatsu.

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  1. That sounds wonderful! Now I need to visit Tokyo again at least two times, during different seasons haha.

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    1. I love every season in Japan except Summer. ;)

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  2. You sound in love with Japan as much as I am. lovely pictures and thanks for sharing, I always visit your blog with pleasure. :-) happy Tokyo winter

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    1. Yes! 9 holidays here and then living here for 2.5 years and the honeymoon period hasn't worn off!

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  3. This post (and every post for that matter!) makes me itch to go to Japan! I've always wanted to visit but at this stage of my life it feels impossible...

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    1. Oh no! Please come! You will love it here! best. city. ever. (I should be sponsored by Japan tourism I think!)

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  4. it would be nice to experience it all! :)

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  5. even in the rain japan looks amazing, my friend was living there for a while and I never took advantage of his invitations - big regret. One day though I'll go, your lovely blog is like a reminder to me to keeping saving for it!

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  6. Ahhh, I want a kotatsu so much!! And I remember when I visited We were around Asakusa and I was freezing, so we bought a hot chocolate from a vending machine, and it was so nice!!

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  7. Ebony, your general attitude towards life and now your positivity even towards days that turn dark at 4:30 (much like here in Montreal where I find the darkness de-energizing) is just SO inspirational! I'm such a fan.

    I adore Japan too and have visited 3 times, including last April for my birthday (I was in Kyoto for the cherry blossoms!). If I'm lucky and save my pennies I may make it back to Tokyo within the next year. People who think travelling to Tokyo has to be expensive are mistaken. In my experience it's cheaper to stay and eat there than in most American and European cities if you stay in a simple ryokan and eat like a local.

    Thanks for everything you do; you're amazing! <3

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  8. I used to work in Ginza 4-chome. This makes me feel so nostalgic! Such a beautiful part of Tokyo, isn't it?

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  9. Love lit up cities in the darkness as well.
    And Christmas time too. Such a nice blog you have by the way :)

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