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You have some nice shots. What camera are you using?
It certainly is hard not to like Japan.
Thanks! Just using my iPhone. I brought my other camera but never bothered to take it out of my bag.
 

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Oedo onsen in Odaiba. I saw more pensises in one day here than I had hitherto in my entire life...overall a highly enjoyable, relaxing, and I might add, oddly liberating experience.
 

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Just back from my first visit and it was awesome. Had a great sushi breakfast at Sushitomo at Tsujiki based on Styleforum’s recommendation.

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Wow, looks like Stylforum should host a Japan themed members only party, then we can all see each other’s pensises!
 

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The joke I realize is probably in poor taste, but it felt reasonable to make it.
 

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Great pics in this thread!
 

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Baby eel
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Firefly squid
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Hairy crab
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Kumamoto oyster
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Cod sperm
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Bonito
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Grouper
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Tai snapper
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Maguro
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Chutoro
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Otoro
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Sardine
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Horse mackerel
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Ebi
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Uni
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Red clam
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Anago
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Tamago
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Any of y’all been in Japan during the Autumn? I’m planning a return- any particular spots noteworthy for foliage spectating?
 

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Kyoto apparently booms for it, so book early. I think November, late October is roughly when their season is. When I went to Kyoto, it was earlier in October, attached to a business trip.
 

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Thanks. That’s around the time I was planning. I was told by someone I met there that Hakuba is also good for leaves. Excited to go back..Japanese culture truly fascinates me.
 

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I’ll only get back there early next year.
This might earn some interest from some.
Three course fugu dinner.
Sashimi:
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Fried on the left, raw intended for boiling on the right.
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Still very much alive, slightly tingly lips afterward. The fish itself is unremarkable and very bony, the novelty is why they do it I guess. I’m not interested in an encore.

But it was an honor to be hosted there, the people in Kyushu really are a joy to meet
 

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I ate fugu. Didn’t really taste like anything. Whale, on the other hand, tasted like oceanic history.
 

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Depends on where you plan to be in Japan and when. You can see a foliage forecast if you look through this page

Some of the parks in popular cities have "night viewing" where the foliage is lit up in the evening providing a very interesting perspective on the colors and surroundings. For example, Kenroku-en in Kanazawa is quite spectacular.

Any of y’all been in Japan during the Autumn? I’m planning a return- any particular spots noteworthy for foliage spectating?
 

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