After that Yuri, Masako and I walked back to my hotel through small side streets, many of which are very beautiful.

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I always enjoy looking at things along the way. Here is an aquarium built into the side of the building on the left of the photo above (you can just see the curve of it.) These fish are not being kept for the amusement of passers by but rather, fresh for dinner. (Note net for choosing your fish!)

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And a popular way for Japanese restaurants to advertise the different dishes they serve is to put very accurate resin models of the food in their windows. Here are a meal available in this particular restaurant, complete with beer, all of it imitation.

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And likewise, their selection of desserts (which you picky eaters will be pleased to know are made largely of sweet beans!)

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