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Mushroom

Walking through the Great Himalayan Pine Park in Manali, Himachal Pradesh,India..

.found the local ladies were busy with their work,finding the wild mushrooms,after the winter has gone and the season is going to change..there is always lots of rain by the month of March..local ladies will come out from home and go to forest looking for their food,if they are lucky enough they also can sell in the market.Today i found myself lucky too.After following the groups for sometimes she found GUCCHI  (Morchella esculenta) the most expensive wild mushroom, They grow in conifer forest across temperature regions and the cool foot hill of the Himalayas, in Himachal, Jammu Kashmir,Uttraranchal.Dried mushrooms will cost around Rs.1,400-1,500 for only 100 grams.or around 200 US.Dollars per kilo…it considers that cucchi is the most expensive wild mushroom as the named also luxury…in the incredible india….i heard about it since i have been here and today i have seen some of them by myself, fresh not in the market.

additional info at wikipedia 

map of Great Himalayan Pine Park

Today we be back to Thailand so we leave from the hotel in early morning for going to Kesei Station for go to Narita International Airport later, for take off in 9 am. (13 March 2015). This shrine is near the hotel where us stay but we not go into for the worship, We must walk to Kasei Station and must pass Ueno Station, Ameyoko Market, Across the street is the Keisei Station and Ueno Park is near too. We bought Sky Liner the ticket since yesterday in 2470 Yen, before we did go to The Tokyo Imperial Palace, because today we must travel in early morning and we worry if the counter not open in the early morning.

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Narita International Airport Located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, operated by Narita International Airport Limited Company. The travel from Narita to Tokyo takes about one hour by train, have two railway are Keisei Line and JR Line.

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Okinawa Island or Okinawa province located on the southern of Japan. Currently a renowned resort town, The origin of  karate martial arts. A beautiful white sand beaches The blue sea and unspoiled coral. Okinawa is vacation dreams of the Japanese. The name of capital of the Okinawa province is Naha, here have been base of a US naval in World War Currently, here are still remaining.

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The heart shaped cloud for welcome us to Thailand airspace. We are landing to Don Muang Airport Located is on Vibhavadee – Rangsit  Road, Don Muang Bangkok , first opened on 27 March 2457.

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First Thai foods after with out the plane are Khao Pad Krapoa or stir fried pork with basil, Som Tum Khai Keam or green papaya salad with salt eggs, the shop in front the airport. And this is End Our Japan Trip.
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By KanyaBotan.

Tokyo Skytree or New Tokyo Tower is a transmission tower is located at Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. Currently is the tallest building in Japan. On March 9, 2015, we did came here but because of bad weather, was raining all day so invisible Tokyo Skytree. Here is Asuma Bridge and Sumida River and the building have a golden lump on the top is Building of Asahi Beer Tower. Headquarters of Asahi Breweries, Ltd. A building named Super Dry Hall, or Flamme d’Or by Philippe Starck is a French designer. Completed in the year 1989 The  Beer Bubble Sculpture is convey to the spirit and determination of Asahina. 1-3 floor are restaurant center, 4 th floor is a Event hall name is Asahi Art Squre.

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Today (12 March 2015), we come here again. by Ginza Line for at Asakusa Station and walking to Tokyo Skytree. (Senso Temple or Senso-ji Temple or Asakusa Templeis near the Asakusa Station).

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Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan, at a height of 634 meters, or 2,080 feet. Because the term “634” in Japanese sounds like “Musashi”. By Tobu Railway Co. which began construction on July 14, 2008 and finished on 29 February 2012 and was officially opened on 22 May 2012.

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I must walk through the Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall for go to up to the 4th floor to buy the tickets for visits Tokyo Skytree. It consists of Transmission tower, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants and an observation tower with lift 13 characters. Tokyo Skytree is divided into two stages. The first floor height 350 meters and 450 meters on top. We see tourists for very long queue to buy the tickets so us just change plan by not go on top the tower but just take the photos here better. Tickets First point 350 meters : 2060 Yen, second point 450 meters : 3090 Yen, open daily 8:00 am – 22:00 pm.

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http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/tokyo-skytree-japan.html

By KanyaBotan

Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, Japan.  About Shibuya is the most known is the story “The Great Hachiko Dog” or “Hachiko faithful dog”  Hachiko Statue is in front of the  Shibuya Station.

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Hachiko (Nov 10,1923 – March 8, 1935) Hachiko dog is breed Akita, born in Odate Akita, Japan. it was came to stay with Hidesaburo Ueno a professor of agriculture at the University of Tokyo since the age of 2 months. In morning Hidesaburo Ueno must travel to teach at the university by the train at Shibuya Station. Hachiko  will send you to the front door and in the evening when it’s time 15.00. Hashiko will go to get its master at the train station every day.

On May 21, 1925 Prof. Ueno has Symptoms artery in the brain and died while at university. After the death of Prof. Ueno and his wife moved, she was took Hachiko give to the relatives of the professor who live far away but Hachiko still ran back to its master at the train station at 15:00. Every day. By Kikusaburo Kobayashi, a former gardener of Prof. Ueno who lives near  the train station, take care Hachiko.
On March 8, 1935 Hachiko lay dying in the place where it usually comes as a 10 years wait for a boss.

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In year 1932, the loyalty of Hachiko was published on the newspaper of Japan. Japanese people are to praise Hachiko is a great role model for the children too. Empress of Japan had to ordered to a bronze Hachiko Statue in 1934 and to set in front the Shibuya Station. And they are also made a movie “Hachi A Dog’s Story”, by Richard Gere Actor.
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Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, is a source of entertainment, fashion clothing etc..and the highlight is the 5 separate, crosswalk with a lot of people went through. And here is the point for the tourists who want to came to Tokyo to try come here for one time.
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We came to Japan so must trying  to eat by original recipe, Tokoyaki  for 300 Yen, Instant Ramen for 100 Yen,  Dorayaki dessert for 100 Yen (Doremon Cartoon like to eat) and free coffee at the hotel where us stay, it is coffee powder, bag paper filter after pouring hot water.
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We leave from The Kusunoki Masashige Statue,  located at Tokyo Imperial Palace, we are walking to see about the another Building in Tokyo City.

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Tokyo International Forum is a multi-purpose conference center. Located near at Tokyo Station and Yurakucho Station. Construction was completed in 1996. The center consists of a large conference room with capacity for 5,000 people, and small meeting room are 7 rooms.  The exhibition hall, lounges, restaurants and other amenities.

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Our lunch, Near the Tokyo Station is have many food shops because this area is lots office and they will have lunch around this area too. The prices is not much expensive this 2 set are 1700 Yen. It are Udon and rice with fried chickens on top and this one is rice with fried pork on top and clam chowder.

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Tokyo Station Built in year 1914. is is the main train station in Tokyo. Located in the Marunouchi in Chiyoda-ku one area of Tokyo Special Administrative Region, Japan. Near the Tokyo Imperial Palace and commercial district Ginza. Tokyo Station is a train station that has the busiest intercity trains in and out of one of Japan’s more than 3,000 trains / day and have people through most of eastern Japan was ranked fifth. Tokyo Station is also the railway junction of the Shinkansen  (High speed train). Most train. Tokyo Station is service between the city and local trains, Shinkansen. (High speed train) of Japan Railway Group and the Tokyo Metro is Subway. 1 in 2 providers in the Tokyo subway.

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The Exit of one side of Tokyo Station.

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http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/tokyo-station-in-tokyo-japan.html

By KanyaBotan.

After we leave from The Ferris Wheels in Yokohama Cosmo World, on the way I see this building is very striking this is Land Mark Tower.

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Nippon Maru Ship, Located near Sakuragicho Station. Built in 1930 as a training ship in particular. Throughout the 54 years of the ship Nippon Maru was used. A cadet nearly 12,000 people came up to learn how to drive this ship. And has sailed the equivalent of 45.5 trips around the world, or nearly 2 million kilometers. It was retired in 1984, equivalent in Minato Mirai area infront Land Mark Tower in Yokohama. Admission free But now it is closed.

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My Japanese friend take us by subway and walk till to this restaurant (I don’t know where I’m right now just only walk followed him) Inside the restaurant have Shoe Cabinet and change the shoes for walk inside, Red carpet stairs. The top layer is divided into chambers. In both sitting on the floor and sit on a chair and table. Food is set Staff lovely in kimono explain how to eat each set. The first set is the Sashimi set with side dishes such as tofu, steamed egg, sticky dough, vegetable and eaten with Wasabi.

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The second set is the hot pot. Staff explained that put everything into the pot of soup, except fish, waiting for everything to boiling so will dip the fish into the soup. And the Ice cream is dessert. She took photo for us because us are  tourists from Thailand.

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http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/ferris-wheels-nippon-maru-ship-yokohama.html

By KanyaBotan.

Great Buddha of Kamakura Japan or Daibuzu Buddha is means “Big Buddha” Located at Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura Japan. Open 08.00 – 17.00 hrs. Admission:  adults 200 Yen, for children 150 Yen. Great Buddha of Kamakura name is Amida Nyoyurai Buddha Statue built by bronze, height of 13.35 meters. The Buddha high 11-meter and weighs approximately 122 tons. Completion Year 1252

พระใหญ่ เมืองคามาคุระ หรือ พระใหญ่ ไดบุตสึ (Daibuzu) ซึ่งแปลว่า “พระพุทธองค์ใหญ่” (Great Buddha of Kamakura) ตั้งอยู่ที่ วัดโคโตกุอิน (Kotoku-in Temple)  เมืองคามาคุระ (Kamakura) ญี่ปุ่น เปิด 08.00 – 17.00 น. ค่าเข้าชมผู้ใหญ่ 200 เยน เด็ก 150 เยน พระองค์ใหญ่ ชื่อพระอมิตตาพุทธ เนียวไร (Amida Nyoyurai) สร้างด้วยสำริด ความสูง 13.35 เมตร ตัวองค์พระสูง 11 เมตร น้ำหนักประมาณ 122 ตัน สร้างเสร็จปี พ.ศ. 1795

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Tourists can visit the inside of the great Buddha, 20 Yen / person. Inside is a small stairs, narrow, dark but there is a light from the rear of the Buddha and the neon sign telling to how to create the Great Buddha. / See more :

นักท่องเที่ยวสามารถเข้าไปชมด้านในพระองค์ใหญ่ได้ ค่าเข้าชม 20 เยน / คน ภายในจะเป็นบันไดขนาดเล็ก แคบ มืด แต่มีแสงจากช่องด้านหลังขององค์พระ และ มีป้ายนีออนบอกวิธีการสร้างองค์พระ / ดูเพิ่มเติม :

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By KanyaBotan.

Hasedera Temple is located in the city of Kamakura in Kanaga Province, was the former capital of Japan for more than 141 years, Located southwest of Tokyo. Hasedera Temple is one of the most important temples in the provinces Kamakura, is the most important temples in the sect’s Jodo in Japan. Open 08:00 to 17:30 Adults 300 Yen, 100 Yen for children for a ticket. Traditionally of the Japanese temple must have a small pond for hand washing before entering the temple but today, (March 11, 2015) the temple is renovate in the main sanctuary of the temple. However, tourists continue to worship Guanyin 11 face carved from wood, covered with gold,height 9.18 meters (Do not photo).

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The Jizo Statues is a symbol of Children’s soul who don’t have born or abortion before birth. The parents can choose a statue in the garden and decorate it with clothing and toys.

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Hall of Tripitaka is Japanese garden in front. Inside is the keep the Bibles. The reels are made of wood, beautifully carved, it’s was can swivel, but can’t swivel right now. Side is Japanese bamboo garden so shady.

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We walk up the hill, walkway with stairs for see view the scenic seaside community. But the measure has held viewpoint to see Yuigahama Beach for visitors below.

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Came down from the hill of temple. Walk to the left of the temple, have a Torii and a cave so can to walk to inside, the Buddha carved out of the cave walls, a small pond and walkway for to exit.

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ภาษาไทย / See more : http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/hasedera-temple-in-kamakura-japan.html

By KanyaBotan.

Tokyo Bay, Last name was Edo Bay, it was name is old capital of Japan. Later on just change the name of the capital to Tokyo so change the name to Tokyo Bay too and have The Rainbow Bridge is connection to Odaiba Island. After we leave from The Tokyo Giant Sky Wheel or Palette Town Ferris, we going by the train by Aomi Station for going to Odaiba Station, 250 Yen / person.  Just walk on sky park or sky walk in front the Aquacity Odaiba, shopping mall to the beach and walk to the Daiba Port.

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At The Daiba Port we are going to Tokyo Tower by the ferry for go to The Port of Tokyo, name is Hinode Port, 480 Yen / person. Have schedule, time, prices and name the port where want to go. Inside the ferry is 2 floor, luxurious and important with just us, 2 person.

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Good bye Odaiba, haft hour for going to Hinode Port in Tokyo and pass under The Rainbow Bridge. Today (10 March 2015) is raining and not nice sky.

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ภาษาไทย / See more : Palette Town Ferris (Daikanransha) Japan.

http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/03/palette-town-ferris-daikanransha-japan.html

ภาษาไทย / See more : Cruise across Tokyo Bay Japan.

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By KanyaBotan.

PALETTE TOWN FERRIS (Daikanransha) or Giant Sky wheel is in Odaiba Island Japan. A height of 115 meters and 100 meters in diameter, opened in 1999

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After walk to see the Sakura Flowers and Statue of Liberty replica in front the shopping mall and below is a sculpture on the beach are chain and anchor and can to see Rainbow Bridge. Aquacity Odaiba is time to open the mall, raining outside. Aquacity Odaiba is a shopping mall and the featured of here are the 5 floor is Ramen Food Theme Park, collect various kinds of ramen from all over Japan for here are many Ramen shop, many taste, many prices. Order to that the counter of the shop, pay and get queue and waiting to got it. This is Raman 790 Yen, Fried Dumplings 490 Yen.

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After lunch so walk again till to see The Giant Gundam Robot and GUNDAM Cafe, I get one dessert it’s like a hamburger, warm bread have the cream, fruit and mashed nuts inside 480 Yen.

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I’m overlooking Ferris wheel is the distant so I walk on through the raining by just pass the Venus Fort MEGA WEB is a mall, show The Antique Cars.

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PALETTE TOWN FERRIS (Daikanransha) or Giant Sky wheel is spent 16 minutes in the Revolution with the slogan “16 minutes of memory”. Today (10 March 2015) is not good weather so can’t to see the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree. 920 Yen/person. …See more / ภาษาไทย :

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Odaiba Island is Japanese created by the soil and sand reclamation to occur as the island since 1850. Rainbow Bridge, the Statue of Liberty Replica are symbolic. We left the hotel use the Ginza line subway for 200 Yen / person, in Inaricho Satation for going to Shimbachi Satation. From Shimbashi station for going to Odaiba Kaihin Koen by Yurikamome line 320 Yen apiece. Suggest a stay in the head of the train for to see the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay views clearly.

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At Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station just exit right door for going to Odaiba Beach. The beach is along walk way and can walk to the Statue of Liberty replica. The Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay.

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Statue of Liberty replica and Sakura Flowers front the shopping mall. Below is a sculpture on the beach are chain and anchor.

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ภาษาไทย / See more :

http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2015/03/odaiba-beach-statue-of-liberty-replica.html

By KanyaBotan.

Senso Temple or Senso-ji Temple or Asakusa Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo’s Taito is the oldest and most important in Tokyo. After walk out from Ueno Park, we want to go to Senso-ji Temple and we are going there by Ginza Line in Ueno Station for go to Asakusa Station, exit 1st or 3nd door or you can checked about schedule by HyperDai site ( http://www.hyperdai.com/en/ ),170 Yen for ticket. Outside the Asakusa Station is have Japanese men are called the people who want to take a traditional rickshaw. (I’m peek at 4,000 yen / person.)

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The entrance (a close street) door is a large door called Kami Nari. (Kaminari-mon) or Thunder gate, A height of 11.4 meters and wide 11.7 meters, was built in year 1960. Large paper lanterns hanging on the crossbar with a height of 5.5 meters, with thunder line and clouds by painted in black and red. After coming out of the gate will have different shops along the pathway to the temple. Name is Nakamisei road, There are snacks, Various local desserts, souvenir, fan paper, clothes, kimono….

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Hozomon Gate is front the chapel is a 2-storey, the door with a height 22.7 meters and a width 21 meters. A large paper lanterns hanging like the outside gate (side the road). Here is have a fountain with a god statue, to those who worship for cleaning the hands, mouth, which is customary in Japan.

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Inside the chapel is the main building is a statue of the Bodhisattva (Kannon Bosatsu) or Bodhisattva Kuan gold height of about 5 inches. Front the chapel is have incense burner on the outside. how to pray by incense smoke to back it to body.

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5-stories pagoda A height of 53 meters. Located on the left side of  Hozomon Gate. In the temple area have a small garden and have the Buddha statues are located at several points.

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Map Senso-Ji Buddhist 

Senso-Ji Temple Tokyo Japan

ภาษาไทย See more :

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By KanyaBotan.

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