Japan was amazing, but it’s time to move on.

No big deal, just Godzilla peaking out from behind a movie theatre.

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Yes, even the police stations here have wacky animated mascots.

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Obligatory Shibuya crosswalk photo.

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Some guy left two cats on this sign, and as you can see, they quickly became minor celebrities. A couple of minutes later he picked them up and walked off, and everyone dispersed.

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Here’s a statue of Hachiko, the dog who waited every day for his dead owner to return (and inspired a decent movie with Richard Gere).

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No, that’s not some kind of photographic illusion, that street really was that crammed with people. It was quite claustrophobia-inducing.

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I didn’t bother doing a post about it, but this dish — with grilled sliced pork belly on rice — was yet another of the many, many delicious meals I ate in Japan.

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That’s Tokyo Tower in the background, an Eiffel Tower-esque structure in Japan.

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This was in the middle of a park in Tokyo.

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Apparently Sammo Hung has his own restaurant! Sadly, I wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t get to try it.

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I meant to do a post on how great the convenience stores are here, but I never got around to it. This is just a small selection of the (surprisingly tasty) prepared meals at a Japanese 7-11.

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Ads for Boss coffee with Tommy Lee Jones were everywhere in Japan. But this one, featuring Jones staring off into the distance while listening to music and crying, is easily the most bizarre.

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Here’s one of the perils of being in a country where you don’t speak the language: I went into a bakery hoping to get a dessert, and this pastry caught my eye. I figured it’d be filled with cream, or jam, or sweet beans.

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Yeah, it had a sausage in it. It was tasty, but not quite what I had in mind.

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Osaka Castle.

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This was an interesting statue in Kagoshima.

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There was a place in Kagoshima where you could walk up a fairly tall hill and get a pretty spectacular view of the city.

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