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    most beautiful starbucks

    about 10 years ago, one colleague told me the starbucks at this place was voted the most beautiful in the world !!

    since i am there... I walked from the hotel, 20 minutes underground, another 15 minutes outdoor in minus 5 deg C to have a look..



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    outside view of the cafe..




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    Looks like it is in Kansui Park, Toyama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Looks like it is in Kansui Park, Toyama.

    You are right... it is Fungan canal Kansui Park at Toyama.

    Tateyama ski resort is not far from here..

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    Price of coffee. Y400
    Price of View. Y40000000000000000000
    Price of being away from duh land with barking chicken, parasitic politicians and endemic corruption. PRICELESS.


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    starbucks in tokyo sucks.... same mono view like the starbuck in sjmc !!

    anyway, no more freaking snow, got leaves and flowers at some places...





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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    ...anyway, no more freaking snow...
    freaking snow in toyama...





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    after yesterday dinner, I found out there are good boutique cafe inside Takashimaya, Shinjuku..






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    Underneath the ceiling is the entrance lobby..

    They wanted to prevent birds hanging around the rod and discharge their droppings. So, they put metal spikes on the rod but this pigeon still can hang at one end of the railing...

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    Isn't it easier if you remove the rod?

    BTW, what is the rod for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Isn't it easier if you remove the rod?

    BTW, what is the rod for?
    I think the two rods are used when they want to hang big promotional banner from the ceiling...

    The photo was taken from a cafe inside Takashimaya, 5th floor.

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    I think it is roughly 90% success.

    Now there is only 1 bird instead of lots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    I think it is roughly 90% success.

    Now there is only 1 bird instead of lots
    Yes... they are innovative in small small details.

    Nowadays if I go elsewhere, I no longer interested on the popular tourism spots. I like to observe the small little things in others' everyday life be it in business outlet, individual or even government office.

    You know when flight passengers queue to go thru the airport security check before entering the boarding gate, they have to take a plastic container to put their boots, leather belt that contain metal buckle, wallet with coins, hand phone/laptop, etc into the plastic container. I noticed major airports in Europe and also the so-called best airport in the world (Singapore Changi), the security staff at these airports will have to stack the containers (around 4-5) together manually after the passengers collected their belongings.

    In the domestic terminal of Haneda airport, they have an automatic mechanism (I think it works on pneumatic) that will move up to the same level of the conveyor belt when the stack of plastic container reaches certain weight. I found this is really innovative but unfortunately that area is not for picture-taking..

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