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I lived in Nagaokakyo-city, Kyoto prefecture, from 1997 to 1999. Here are few pictures of Omron Nagaoka ryou, the dorm where I lived, and some nearby sites. If you look really closely at the center of the balcony picture, you can see a low white building. That is Omron's Kyoto R&D Center, where I worked. (I recently checked Google Earth and couldn't find either building, so they may be gone now. Japan tends to change constantly.)

Omron Nagaoka dorm (1)
Omron dorm lobby
Omron Nagaoka dorm (2)
a different perspective
Omron Nagaoka dorm (3)
view from the balcony
Omron Nagaoka dorm (4)
front of the dorm
Cat in the bamboo
stray cat behind the dorm
Nagaoka Tenmangu
lake by Nagaoka Tenmangu, a local shrine
Tenkaippin ramen
Tenkaippin ramen, best meal beneath the heavens

I didn't realize it when I took the picture, but the Tenkaippin building was going to be torn down to make way for a wider road. Since that was where I had my first meal in Japan, I'm glad I have the photo. They did build a new Tenkaippin restaurant near where the old one used to be. I also have some hana-mi (cherry blossom viewing) photos from Nagaoka Tenmangu, as well as photos of Den Den Town in Osaka. I'll post them if I can find them.

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