Some photos

24 Dec

Here are a few photos I took around Tokyo yesterday.

Public mailboxes in Japan are orange and have two slots. One for domestic mail and one for international.
But in late December, they’re changed…they become one slot for 「年賀状」 (New Years Postcards) and the other slot for all other mail.

Click here to read a post I wrote that explains a lot about New Years in Japan…including 「年賀状」 (New Years Postcards).


Until early January, the left slot is for 「年賀状」 (New Years Postcards) and the one on the right is for other mail.


「年賀郵便」 (New Year's mail)

Yesterday was 「天皇誕生日」 (the Emperor of Japan’s birthday). It’s a national holiday in Japan.
On Japanese national holidays many buildings such as post offices and 交番 (Police Boxes) display the 「日の丸」 (Japanese flag). It can also be seen on the front of city buses and along streets.


Putting the flag away in the evening.


「パンダ・クロース」 ("Panda Claus")

This panda reminded me of a sign I saw last March in Ueno about the panda that the zoo will be getting.
Click here to read my post about it.

Also, I have a few posts about the many different flavors of Kit-Kat in Japan.
Click here to see the most extensive post.

Well, I saw a store in 東京駅 (Tokyo train station) that sold many of the flavors.

This store sold many flavors, including 「わさび」 (Wasabi), 「いちみ」 (Chili), Strawberry Cheesecake, and the store's recommendation: Blueberry Cheesecake.

14 Responses to “Some photos”

  1. wanderinghokies January 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I need to go and find that Kit Kat store in Tokyo Station. I’m addicted to collecting these fun flavors. 🙂


    • tokyo5 February 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      Have you tried many of the Kit-Kat flavors in Japan?

      Which do you like best?


  2. Microtic January 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Wow, that store in the Tokyo Station. I overindulged when I visited Japan last year and bought one of each KitKat flavor they sold. 😀

    Thanks for the pictures and memories. 🙂


    • tokyo5 January 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      You bought one of each? You must really like Kit-Kat?
      How many did you buy exactly?


      • Microtic January 23, 2011 at 7:15 am #

        I love unique opportunities to try something completely different.

        I purchased 11 flavours. These are below with a quick rating.

        It is really too bad that Kit-Kat does not expand their horizons and sell more flavours in other countries. Many people who tried these flavours really liked them.

        Apple – 7.5/10
        Bitter Almond – 7/10
        Citrus Golden Blend (Chugoku-Shikoku Limited) – 9/10
        Intense Roast Soybean (Tokyo Limited) – 6.5/10
        Matcha Green Tea – 7.5/10
        Purple Sweet Potato (Okinawa-Kyushu Limited) – 7.5/10
        Raspberry (Framboise) – 10/10
        Sakura Matcha Green Tea – 8/10
        Soy Sauce (Tokyo Limited) – 8.5/10
        Strawberry Cheesecake (Yokohama Limited) – 9.5/10
        Sweet Potato (Kawagoe Limited) – 9/10


      • tokyo5 January 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

        >I love unique opportunities to try something completely different.

        Me, too. I don’t sweets often…but I like to try different foods.

        >I purchased 11 flavours.

        Japan has many more than eleven flavors of Kit-Kat. 😉

        >These are below with a quick rating…

        So you liked the “Raspberry” and the “Strawberry Cheesecake” flavors the most?


  3. thenakedlistener December 25, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for you and yours in 2011 from Hong Kong. Best subscription ever had with you. Cheers, Rob.


    • tokyo5 December 26, 2010 at 1:25 am #

      Thank you! I hope you have a nice X-mas and New Years too.

      >Best subscription ever had with you.

      Thank you very much! That’s very kind.

      Please visit and comment often.


  4. Tom Webster December 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    wow just how many flavours of kit kat do you guys have?

    I used to live near a factory that made Kit Kat bars when I was a child and the smell has put me off them for life 😦


    • tokyo5 December 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

      >how many flavours of kit kat do you guys have?

      I’m not sure…but quite a few.


  5. RattRocker December 24, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    So many Kit Kats…


    • tokyo5 December 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

      Do you like Kit-Kat?

      You should come to Japan…you can try many flavors!


      • RattRocker December 25, 2010 at 9:58 am #

        There are better chocolate bars, but yeha I do, but Twix, 3 Musketeer’s, and andythign dark chocolate or peppermint is better to me, also reeses peanut butter cups are better, what other candy abrs come in so many flavors in Japan?


      • tokyo5 December 26, 2010 at 1:23 am #

        >what other candy abrs come in so many flavors in Japan?

        I don’t much candy so I’m not real sure. There are flavors of M&Ms, I believe.
        Many Japanese chocolates come in varieties of flavors.

        There are many flavors of Pepsi-Cola in Japan:


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