Japan Trip Day 7 to 8: Himeji

One of the nights at Himeji, I passed by the area where the Himeji Castle festival was gonna be held and took a few photos. There were already stalls out selling festival foods although since it wasn’t the main couple of days, it was rather quiet.

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The next day, I went to watch the new Naruto movie on the opening day. It was full of kids and their parents.

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I had plans to meet up with Jennifer, my friend I met when doing an exchange to Japan. So after a brief walk though the stores outside Himeji station, I met up with her and one of her friends from Singapore who was also here for holiday and had dinner. WE decided to take a look at the festival and then go to karaoke.

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There was a lot of dancing which was really impressive. I also went around trying various festival foods.

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While waiting for Jennifer before meeting up with her, I went to animate and bought myself an artbook and a K-on music cd.

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I got a little phone strap from Jennifer that she bought from Thailand.


I took a few pictures of the houses around Yuuki’s place and the photo of my room.

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I took a photo of my favorite book shop there called bookmarket which has lots of manga and novels for sale 2nd hand at really cheap prices.

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Got myself a “Jinbei” outfit for the festival and was planning to head to the Kakogawa fireworks festival with Yuuki, but it got cancelled. (>_<)

Instead, we ended up going to the Himeji Castle festival which was still happening as it was on for the entire weekend.

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Comments (4)

AnonymousAugust 9th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Himeji looks like awesome fun, I want to to there next time πŸ˜€

AnonymousAugust 9th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Hey Tim,

I enjoy looking at your holiday pics, if you have time, can you also put caption on what event/things so I know what is going on. πŸ˜›

I also wanna try putting yukata and have fun too.

TimAugust 10th, 2009 at 12:01 am

Yep will do, just lack of internet access in my Osaka hotel.
Just wanted to upload something to show whats happening. Will edit the posts with descriptions when i get the time.

melAugust 11th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I wanna experience the real summer festivals πŸ™

btw who were those 2 ladies that were in your pics ;D

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