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Snapshots

  1. japan

    Snapshot Title: japan
    Taken by: Alex Rybets

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

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  2. Fujicolor

    Snapshot Title: Fujicolor
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    ... or "karaa--"



  3. Road sign

    Snapshot Title: Road sign
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Nihombashi and Sakuradamon straight, Meguro that-a-way.



  4. Emergency escape

    Snapshot Title: Emergency escape
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Tokyo windows with red triangles are emergency exits.



  5. BIG ECHO reflection

    Snapshot Title: BIG ECHO reflection
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Reflection of the karaoke place across the street.



  6. Big Echo karaoke

    Snapshot Title: Big Echo karaoke
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Big Echo is a popular karaoke chain. You can find Big Echo outside a lot of Tokyo train stations.



  7. Karaoke   Party

    Snapshot Title: Karaoke Party
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Yet another building for "karaoke and party".



  8. Non-step bus

    Snapshot Title: Non-step bus
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    The katakana on the back of this bus says "Non-step bus"



  9. LATINA Spanish Bar

    Snapshot Title: LATINA Spanish Bar
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    ... apparently.



  10. Kirin FIRE billboard

    Snapshot Title: Kirin FIRE billboard
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Kirin is known in the US as a Japanese beer company. In Japan, Kirin sells many beverages other than beer in Japan. One of them is FIRE, a canned coffee drink that you can buy (hot) from many vendin...



  11. Yoshinoya

    Snapshot Title: Yoshinoya
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Purveyors of fine (?) fast-food Japanese noodles.



  12. Citibank sign

    Snapshot Title: Citibank sign
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    On the ground beneath this sign (obscured by trees) is the one ATM in Tokyo that I *know* will accept my American ATM card. Hopefully Citibank stays afloat such that this ATM continues to exist. :)



  13. Remy Gotanda

    Snapshot Title: Remy Gotanda
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    The building containing the JR Gotanda station was recently (April 2008) branded as "Remy Gotanda". Their website is remy-remy.com Will open in a new tab or window



  14. Tokyu Store billboard

    Snapshot Title: Tokyu Store billboard
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Tokyu Store was our preferred (read: closest) grocery store / department store. It's nice to know that they're still around, even though the stores in the rest of the station building have gentrified...



  15. 747 Karaoke and Party

    Snapshot Title: 747 Karaoke and Party
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Located on the 4th floor.



  16. Clover Stay Gotanda this-a-way

    Snapshot Title: Clover Stay Gotanda this-a-way
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Sonia and I lived at Clover Stay Gotanda for 3 months. Clover Stay Gotanda is located about two blocks behind this building.



  17. Siemens building

    Snapshot Title: Siemens building
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    One of the more noticeable skyscrapers in Gotanda, perhaps because it's located right where the major road bends.



  18. Asakusa subway line entrance

    Snapshot Title: Asakusa subway line entrance
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    The Toei Asakusa line runs from Nisha-Magome to Asakusa.



  19. KFC

    Snapshot Title: KFC
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Sanders-san is probably the most famous colonel in Japan.



  20. No Loan

    Snapshot Title: No Loan
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    I always thought this was a weird name for a bank.



  21. Atre Vie

    Snapshot Title: Atre Vie
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Chain of Japanese department stores; this is the Gotanda branch (obviously).



  22. Yamanote line exit this-a-way

    Snapshot Title: Yamanote line exit this-a-way
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    ... that's more or less what this sign is saying :)



  23. Platform 2

    Snapshot Title: Platform 2
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    For Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro.



  24. Platform 1

    Snapshot Title: Platform 1
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    For Shinagawa, Tokyo, and Ueno.



  25. Kimono, geta, and keitai

    Snapshot Title: Kimono, geta, and keitai
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    It's not unusual to see women wearing traditional kimono dress walking around the city. This lady is also wearing geta, traditional wooden sandals, and using her keitai (cell phone).



  26. Mos Burger

    Snapshot Title: Mos Burger
    Taken by: Kristen Stubbs

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Mos Burger is a popular Japanese hamburger chain. I believe Mos stands for "most delicious". Very tasty!



  27. Bridge inscription

    Snapshot Title: Bridge inscription
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Gotanda-eki-mae
    Higashi-gotanda 1-chome



  28. Ginza Cozy Corner

    Snapshot Title: Ginza Cozy Corner
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Yummy sweets shop.



  29. Pocari Sweat, green tea

    Snapshot Title: Pocari Sweat, green tea
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    I love that you can tell what's in the vending machine.



  30. Yatsuyama Dori

    Snapshot Title: Yatsuyama Dori
    Taken by: Colin McMillen

    Image: Gotanda station
    Image Owner: Colin McMillen



    Description:

    Yatsuyama Street goes from Gotanda station to Sony headquarters (and beyond...)