Fukuroi – Hanabi

Yes, I still exist. My doctorate is coming to an end and that means even more work than usual. This time I went to Fukuroi to see Hanabi. I had already reported about the Abekawa Hanabi in Shizuoka in July 2017. Last year it was cancelled for the first time in history because of a typhoon. This year it was cancelled again because of a tropical storm. Safety first. This year I also heard about Fukuroi Hanabi for the first time and the day of the event was convenient for me. The Fukuroi Hanabi is considered the best in Shizuoka Prefecture. Therefore, I went to Fukuroi!

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Tokyo – Tokyo SkyTree, a little bit Shinjuku and the mountain Takao

This time we had a look at the Tokyo SkyTree, which is a radio tower and at the moment with 634 m the second highest building in the world. The tower has two viewing platforms, one at 350m and one at 450m. We only had a look from those at 350 m, first because the entrance fee is a little high and second because we suspected that the weather was not so good and the horizon would be hazy, so that we could not have seen so far. If we had, then we would have bought an extension on the plain and would have gone up to the 450m. But it was hazy on the horizon… There are 4 high-speed elevators, each designed according to one of the four seasons and if I remember rightly 10 m/s reach.

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Tokyo – Ueno Park

I recently received visitors from Germany. A (loud) part of the family followed me to Japan. At least for a vacation. But I was allowed to get on vacation, but only for a part, because I have too much work and I even had an internal presentation this time (but I couldn’t foresee it), therefore, I wanted to return (but I could have avoided it). I will also publish a few more articles about visited places after this article. Even though my family took the whole thing very easy and our visit efficiency was therefore very low…;)

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Shizuoka – Kunō part 2 and Nihondaira

Yes, I finally managed to climb the mountain Kunō again. If you should remember (probably not), there was a section that was closed and I had looked for another way. Now in the meantime I was there again and had searched behind the closed part and had come quite far after mistakes and confusions, but this ended with a little embarrassment, because it got dark and I had nothing with me;)

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