A few photos from the day before Anime Expo. I stayed at The Figueroa again and was pleased the room was larger than the one I had last year. After checking in, me and my buddy from fotaku.com headed to Little Tokyo for some food and supplies. We had ramen at a new place called […]
I arrived into Los Angeles a couple of days before day 1 of Anime Expo. I had originally planned to get in on day 0, so I needed to extend my original reservation at the Figueroa hotel. The hotel turned out to be fully booked and I had to look for another hotel to stay […]
My final day-trip from Tokyo was to the city of Matsumoto. A 1 way trip took about 2.5 hours by limited express train. From Matsumoto station, the leisurely walk to Matsumoto Castle was about 20 minutes. I spent about 3 hours around the park and castle grounds.
Next to the Futarasan shrine is the Taiyuinbyo, I spent couple more hours taking photos of this part of the complex. At around mid-afternoon I started to make my way to my hotel – the Nikko Green Hotel Fuwari. There weren’t a lot of guests at the time of my stay and I had the […]
The next set of photos are from an overnight trip to Nikko. I had already visited Nikko in 2009 for a short day trip, but this time I had a lot more time to take photos and explore around the temple/shrine grounds. Renovations were taking place at the Rinnoji temple, fortunately the Toshogu complex was […]
Last time I saw this Gundam was about 2 and half years ago. After being moved to Shizuoka, it’s back in Odaiba. This time with slighty different markings. Although the RX-78 is more or less fully assembled, the location was still under contruction when I took the photos. I believe a mini Gundam theme park […]