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No place in Tokyo has a view of the city skyline, the mountains beyond and, if you’re lucky, even Mt. Fuji, like Sky Tree.

Welcome to Harajuku’s boulevard of broken diet resolutions. Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori used to be about edgy, alternative fashion.

Paper fans, tinkling wind chimes, cotton yukata, the rhythmic .

At an ancient Kamakura temple, they take money laundering to literal extremes. For centuries, believers have trekked up a steep hill, traversed a dark.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Climbing the hill by Yasaka-To Pagoda, Kyoto.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Climbing the hill by Yasaka-To Pagoda, Kyoto.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Curiously kitschy kitties at a shop on San Nen Zaka, Kyoto.

Famous Kitty store at the foot of San Nen Zaka, Kyoto. Photo by Gail Nakada.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Alice in Wonderland pumps at Ginza Diana Shoes, Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Alice in Wonderland pumps at Ginza Diana Shoes, Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Disney Princess open-toed pumps by Ginza Diana Shoes, Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Disney Princess open-toed pumps by Ginza Diana Shoes, Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Noren curtain at shop in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Noren curtain at shop in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan.

Hokusai's Big Wave meets Godzilla.....

Hokusai's Big Wave meets Godzilla.....

Photo by Gail Nakada. Chopstick rests at a shop in Kawagoe, Saitiama, Japan.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Chopstick rests at a shop in Kawagoe, Saitiama, Japan.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Shop in Kawagoe. Kawagoe is an easy day trip out of Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Shop in Kawagoe. Kawagoe is an easy day trip out of Tokyo.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Shop in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Shop in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Little Odaiba Jinja shrine with Fuji TV building in the background.

Photo by Gail Nakada. Little Odaiba Jinja shrine with Fuji TV building in the background.