Shōwa Kinen Kōen 昭和記念公園 Part 2

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Decided to make this in two parts so it would not be too long !

Here I’ll show you some more photos from that breathtaking park!

I so love how Japanese take their dogs out in these things ! the dog looks happy still tho 😀

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These dogs reminded me about a dog my family used to have a long time ago!
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Look at this cute little dog saying hello to that little girl ! just the cutest thing you ever seen !
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This photo is again one of the “best photos I have taken in Japan”
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Don’t you just hate when people are behind your back watching what you are drawing!
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Taking photos of these guys were kinda easy, took my time changing my lens and everything and still they haven’t moved than 1cm
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Halloween Bonsai ??? anyone ??
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I hope I can go to this park again next week to take a better version of this photo ! this is nice too but I want it more sharp.
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These looked delicious but I doubt I could eat them !
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This Autumn color makes me feel warm inside and I feel like I can scratch “See the Beautiful Autumn colors of Japan” off my bucket list.
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Cat’s are always popular with the ladies !
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Entrance of the park.
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I HIGHLY recommend to visit that park any time of the year, but right now it is very beautiful !

Shōwa Kinen Kōen 昭和記念公園

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It only took me 12 hours to upload these photos !I truly hope you all like them. The internet I am using here at Chiba is not the best but it get’s the job done!

If you are now in Tokyo or arriving here in two weeks, you should go to this park right away! You can see what Japanese Autumn colors are all about if you visit there !

This place is a little far but that does not matter when we are talking about everything this park has to offer. Now you are saying yourself “what is so great about this park compared to Ueno or Shinjuku parks” well,,, EVERYTHING ! as you will see from my photos this park has the most beautiful Japanese garden you’ll ever seen in Tokyo area and also it is HUGE so much to see and do!

Park entrance: 400Yen
Access : Easiest way to this park I noticed was the JR Chuo Line from Nakano. Stop at Tachikawa station (the park is right next to the station 7mins walk)

Many famous photos were taken in this park as well that you can see in tourist magazines and books.

Here are some photos I took at the park! check for the rest at my flickr !
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Aren’t those red leafs just to die for !! So beautiful !!! That is what Autumn in Japan is all about!
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Took a small break time after walking too long 😀 ! Those apples from Aomori are so delicious ! (portable wifi NTT Docomo, iphone4 ,ipad2)

There was also some very pretty Bonsai plants as well ! you can find them inside the Japanese garden !
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Koi コイ You can find this fish in pretty much all the famous parks of Tokyo and maybe in all of Japan (not sure about that Japan part) Very interesting fish but they seem to be very hungry always.
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BIG SPIDERS ! I almost walked through this net where these spiders were ! Scared the Crap out of me !

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The Japanese garden was aboslutely breathtaking ! I’m sure you will love it !!
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There was a lot of “older” people doing amazing paintings ! if I were richer I would so want to buy couple of them !
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Doesn’t this just look beautiful ? do you get that autumn feeling from this photo ?
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While everyone were taking photos of the beautiful leafs I decided to take some more interesting photos of people who were taking photos of the autumn leafs. What do you think ? did I get good ones?
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Those two are my favorite photos. More these kind of photos at my flickr !
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Many of us were thinking why there were one sun flower left but we were happy that there were since everyone got some great shots of it ! as did I .
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I think this is one of the main “artsy” things in the park, Very pretty fountain!
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I came to the park a bit early as you can see.
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All of us were waiting outside the gate! about 13 photographers.
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Soon as the gates open we all ran quickly to the first great photo spot !
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As in everywhere in Japan, even in this park there were a lot of cute cats like this little fellow.
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Read more at Part 2 about this park !

Tachikawa , Showa kinen park

I’m now in tachikawa at a beautiful park that is actually much more beautiful than shinjuku park!
From my photos you will see why!

Now that I have taken about 1000 photos I decided to relax a bit and sit down, guess what I am eating ? .
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APPLES!
( read my last post and you know why)

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As you see from that small photo that I just took with my ipad2 camera, it’s beautiful here!
You wanna see my picnic area ?? Yes you do!

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Yea a lot of stuff I know!

But yea.. I’ll keep relaxing a bit and continue taking photos! You see them today at night or tomorrow!