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Many jewelry shops are located in the Tatemachi Shopping District. The older shops go back years and years, so you can see the interesting contrast of old and new.

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A little past the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, this tree reaches to the sky.

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The River Sai is sometimes called a “manly” river, maybe for its occasional but powerful torrents of rough water.

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The “W” Hills (double hills in Japanese) are slightly famous, having appeared in the writings of Inoue Yasushi. These hills somewhat resemble the letter “W” and lead to Teramachi Street.

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Compared to the Ginza, Tatemachi Street on Saturday afternoon is pretty laid back.

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The walkway leading up to Kenrokuen Gardens.

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This cute little piggie goes “boo-boo-boo” all the way home, to his home in Tatemachi.