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Trips : Japan 2009
Posted by Øystein on 2009/10/17 12:37:37 (2506 reads)

Resized ImageI spent a few days from September 30 to October 12 in Japan. First I participated at the ICCV conference (International Conference on Computer Vision) in Kyoto - a very informative and interesting conference where I met fellow researchers within my field from all ower the world. After the conference I stayed for one extra week in Japan to do some sightseeing. In Kyoto there are, for instance, 17 temples which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of them is completely covered in gold - an impressive sight. I also ate a lot of sushi, ramen noodles and various other exotic meals. After spending about a week in Kyoto, I proceeded by high-velocity train to Tokyo. I explored Tokyos many districts by the metro, visited the biggest fish market in the world, did all-night-long karoke and went for electronics shopping in Tokyo's Electric City, where eight-floor buildings compete against each other in the use of neon lights. From Starbucks in Shiboya, center of Tokyo, I watched one of the world's busiest pedestrian crossings. When the suburbs are included, Tokyo has 35 million inhabitants. Despite the huge amount of people, the city is relatively nice and clean, extremely modern and with a great transportation system. All in all, Japan was a different but exciting and exotic experience.
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