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Day Twelve

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden - Akasaka Palace - Tokyo Tower

When I woke up it was a nice 18 degrees and there was a sunny sky, a great day to spend in a Park. The park of choise was the Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden, it was constructed in 1629 and one of two parks remaining form the Edo period.

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The highrises in the background remind you that you're still in the center of Tokyo.

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After a few hours in the park, it was time to head to the second place on my list, Akasaka Palace.

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This means taking the train of course. The guy in the black/yellow striped box is the dispatcher that announces the train destination and tells people to stay away from the doors when they're closing.

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The palace is designated by the government of Japan as an official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries and therefor surrounded by stern, but friendly guards.

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The palace is surrounded by a park that is off-limits to visitors. On my way to a nearby subway stop, I stumbled on a fair with lots of food stands.

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After a few delicious snacks it was time to head to the final destination for today, Tokyo Tower.

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Spot the difference.

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