Tokyo guzzler: Days 136-137 – Happy New Year!

Happy (belated!) New Year!!!

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Yakisoba noodles – a new year tradition in Japan. Maz was not willing to share.

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Gert big mallet. I have no idea what he was hitting, but he hit it hard. Maz tells me it’s Mochi Mochi. A new year snack that has caused several deaths by choking. I’ll give it a miss, thanks.

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New year bonfire. No Guy Fawkes in sight though.

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Tokyo Tower.

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Amazing food stalls everywhere.

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This one was the best. A kind of healthy Japanese kebab. A Jabab maybe?

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Zojoji Temple, in front of the Tower. We were expecting fireworks from the tower…

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…..but they didn’t materialise.

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New Year’s Day. The lead up to Meiji Shrine. It’s traditional to visit a shrine or temple over new year in Japan. The crowds are crazy.

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Impressive display of lanterns.

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Crowds queuing to get to the shrine.

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Meiji Shrine.

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