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  • The only Iyeyasu Statue in Tokyo
    The only Iyeyasu Statue in Tokyo
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  • Foods and Products

    Tokyo Favorites

    1. I would like to drink something new, but many of Japan drink written in japanese only ,I don't know much of the ingredients detail.To solve the problem ..I just tried everything.This one looks nice,it's not really japan drink but it's Schweppes' ,but I saw this taste only in Japan so far.It's blood orange taste and with bubble.One good thing in...

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  • Tourist Information Desks

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    You can find the information about lesser-known areas of Japan by visiting Japanese Prefectural Tourism Promotion Center at the first floor of Tokyo Metropotalian Government Building #1. Tourist bureaus from all over Japan provide a leaflet of brochure introducing each areas usually divided by Prefectures.Then where to find Takayama info? Try Gifu...

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  • Shrines and Temples

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    The lucky charms in Japan can usually only be obtained at the shrines. They are usually categorized by the area of your wish such as “prosperous business”, “successful study”, “well-being of family”, "ward of evil" “fulfillment of love or wish for finding a partner”, etc. The small shrine in Ueno park charges 700 yen per charm whereas the bigger...

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  • Managing Your Luggage

    Tokyo Favorites

    At Narita International Airport, delivery service counters will send luggage to your hotel the next day or from your hotel to the airport for about ¥2,000 for bags up to 20 kilograms . Coin-operated lockers are located at all major JR stations, such as Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Ueno, as well as at most subway stations. Lockers cost ¥300 to ¥700...

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  • How to Survive

    Tokyo Favorites

    It was hard to find a good category for this tip. It didn't fall under a warning or a danger or anything in particular. So I made this into a general tip. When pulling money from your bank card in Japan, the post offices are your best bet! Especially in Tokyo. It is hard to pull money from an ATM at a Lawsons or a 7-Eleven since these places...

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  • Day Trip out of Tokyo

    Tokyo Favorites

    On my first visit I didnt have chance to visit Disneyland. So for 2nd visit, I took my kids to Disneyland and they love it!. So many things to do there. A lot of Disney characters, show, Disney Sea, Disney wolds and etc. You can get half price if you're a student. Sorry I dont remember how much I pay per entry.

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  • Getting Around

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    what makes police in tokyo unique is the Koban System wherein a Koban is a typically a two-storied housing with a couple of rooms with from one to more than ten police oficers. The officers in these buildings can keep watch, respond to emergencies, give directions, and otherwise interact with citizens on a more intimate basis than they could from a...

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  • People and Life

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    The Love Hotel is a Japanese institution, where harried lovers find alone time away from gossiping office colleagues or crowded multi-generational homes with paper-thin walls. To attract patrons away from traditional hotels, love hotels boast "funky" rooms: costumes for rent, appliances, cool electronics, karaoke and even slot machines! Most...

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  • Facts and History

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    Before japan was famous (or notorious) for it's squat toilets wherein you just squat to tke a dump or pee but nowadays japan is now popularly known for its bidets and anus washes (lavatory) and it is an experience to use this bidets and *** washesas every hotel room is equipped with this high tech stuff and in public bathrooms, look for the bidet...

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  • Shinjuku

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    In my first visit to Japan, stayed at a cheap accommodation of dormitory bed at Tokyo International Hostel. Very affordable at around 2,700 yen per night then, now 3,860 yen. Open to all nationalities and age group but they do separate local from foreigners in room assignment. Nice common hot bath "ofuro" after a long day of walking. Can reserve...

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  • Travel Plan Examples

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    the number one tour company in the tokyo area, the hato bus company is an icon itself in the tokyo area hence i've made a separate things to do tip for hato bus tours here in my tokyo pages. Whether you are looking for the time-honored standbys—shrines, temples and Japanese gardens—or the more fashionable and trendy hot spots, Hato Bus Sightseeing...

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  • Asakusa

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    After a few days in Tokyo we got use already to the crowd on the street. But on a Sunday afternoon while we wandering in Asakusa district it was terrible. There is a market on Sunday near the temple, so we have no idea that could be overcrowded. When we enter to the gate we saw from a distance that already so busy. Well, we join to the crowd but...

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  • City Overview

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    Please note that all information written here is valid for September 2011. Due to the events of the major Earthquake roughly 200-300km north of Tokyo and the problems with the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 240km north of Tokyo, Tokyo had experienced several effects. This is a 5th and hopefully final revision. I will probably remove this page by the...

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  • Imperial Palace

    Tokyo Favorites

    Non Japanes card do not work in most japanese ATMs. The only ones that will work are Post office ATMs or international banks such as CitiBank, or so I'm told (by agood tour guide) at JR ATMs in train stations. So if you are heading out into the country side if might be a good idea to get your money out before you go. Some hostels & ryokans do not...

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  • Akihabara

    Tokyo Favorites

    again this is the main reason why we went on a soujourn to japan as my friend is an anime fan, well me i just love kawaii japanese girls hehehe. Compared with service at normal cafés, the service at cosplay cafés involves the creation of a rather different atmosphere. The staff treat the customers as masters and mistresses in a private home rather...

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  • Theatres and Museums

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    The Kabuki-za on Harumi-dôri at Ginza is Japan's most famous kabuki theatre. There are performances of the unique Japanses theatre art kabuki nearly every day. Because kabuki plays are very long (mostly 4.30-9 pm), I would advise to get in the on a short-time ticket. This is done all the time, because even many Japanese are not patient enough to...

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  • Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Favorites

    There are 2 tickets sold separately to get to the top of Tokyo Tower. The first ticket will get you to the middle section, where lots of merchants will sell you stuffs. The second ticket will get you to the observation section. The view from Tokyo Tower is magnificent. I can't describe for you, but you've to do-it-yourself. There are rubber...

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  • Parks and Gardens

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    One of my favorite things about Tokyo is its many secluded Japanese fish ponds, which bring peace and nature to the urban madness. Designed with the traditional aesthetic, these pondsare intended to bring calm to one's soul, and they do. Importantly, they are all populated by monstrous koi who follow you as you walk around the pond, hoping for a...

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  • Roppongi

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    The Mori Tower soars 54 stories over Roppongi Hills in central Tokyo. At 781 feet, the Mori Tower is the fifth tallest building in the city behind nearby Midtown Tower, the main Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku, the NTT Docomo Building in Yoyogi, and the Sunshine 60 building in the Toshima area. The Mori Tower was constructed...

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  • Odaiba

    Tokyo Favorites

    On of Tokyo's newest attractions is the Rainbow Bridge that was modelled after the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Its name comes from the fact that its color changes constantly between all the colors of the rainbow. When going to the architectural wonderland Odaiba you will either take a ferry or take the Monorail Yurikamome that runs over the bridge...

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  • Shibuya

    Tokyo Favorites

    Shibuya Station is the gateway to many interesting sights, shopping and eating places, it is quite a busy station and the area is also known for one of the most busiest streets too. The major line of this station is Yamanote line. Yamanote line it runs in a circle which is going over and over again. If you miss your stop no problem it'll bring you...

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  • Tokyo Dome

    Tokyo Favorites

    Tokyo Dome is really very beautiful at night! With so many lights ... the amazing Tokyo Dome Staduim ... good restaurants to have a meal or drinks .... see how beautiful this is! I like this picture very much!

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  • Tachikawa

    Tokyo Favorites

    Tachikawa is located about 40 kilometers west of central Tokyo, maybe 45 minutes by train on the Chuo Line. Tachikawa station has a number of huge department stores, and hundreds of shops and restaurants. Outside of the station is one of Tokyo's bigger nightlife areas. A number of restaurants, izakayas, bars, and pubs surround the station, and...

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  • How to Post Letters / How to Withdraw...

    Tokyo Favorites

    You can exchange foreign currency for Japanese yen at banks and shops designated as "authorized money changers." They are avaialble all around tokyo. The exchange rate fluctuates daily in accordance with the money market conditions (the present rate is $ 1 = 88 yen, better than in hotel which is at $ 1 = 83 yen) Arriving in Japan without Japanese...

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  • Akasaka Palace

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    Akasaka Palace, also called the State Guest House, was constructed from 1899 to 1909 as the Crown Prince's palace. Prince Hirohito lived here from 1923 until 1928 just before he was crowned as emperor. After World War II, the palace was removed from the care of the imperial household, and it became a government building, first as the library for...

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  • Tsukiji Market

    Tokyo Favorites

    There is a Denny's (www.dennys.jp/dny/index.html) about a block from Tsukiji, open 24 hours. A popular spot to hang your head all night with a cold cup of coffee in front of you. http://www.adaplace.com/Dennys-Tsukiji---03-5565-3466_100275.html ...or here. Look for the "D" in the middle of the...

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  • Ginza

    Tokyo Favorites

    The best thing about Tokyo is wandering the crowded streets finding new and wonderful sights so unlike what you see in any other city. Giant buildings many floors high and only 12 feet wide. Millions of office workers streaming out of the train stations on their way to their jobs at 8:45 in the morning. Those funny clear plastic umbrellas the...

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  • Harajuku & Omote Sando

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    This street is originally the main approach to MEIJI JINGU. Now it's considered as the fashion street behind HARAJUKU. A nice street for taking a walk, resting in some coffee shops, watching people go by.

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  • Marunouchi

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    After the Emperor Meiji said that he wanted Japan to catch up with the West, he ordered that Japanese buildings from the times of the shôguns should be destroyed and that more buildings should be built in western architecture. Tokyo-Eki Station was modelled after its counterpart in Amsterdam. Its red brick building is, nonetheless, very nice to...

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  • Ebisu Garden Place

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    At the end of the Ebisu main square, you can easily see a lovely European style building. I though this is preserved old buildings, but in fact, it is a classy French restaurant. Newly built imitation of European architecture.

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  • Hiroo

    Tokyo Favorites

    Hiroo is an upscale residential and shopping neighborhood near Abazu and in view of Roppongi. This area is served by Hiroo Station of the Tokyo Metro's Hibiya Line. The population of this neighborhood is just 12,000 people. Hiroo is home to the Embassy of Croatia, Embassy of Czech Republic, and Embassy of Burkina Faso. During visits to Tokyo, we...

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  • Festivals and Carnivals

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    O-matsuri or festivals are a very common feature of Japanese religious life, especially during the summer months. There are a range of different types. For example, portable shrines called o-mikoshi, sometimes as havy as a ton, are carried through the neighbourhood. This is done for the gods enshrined in the o-miskoshi not to get lonely. The most...

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  • Ueno

    Tokyo Favorites

    AMEYOKO is a shopping arcade that had been a black market in the post war decade that the atmospher of those days still remains. I used to shop around here when I was in a high school when Yen was strong to purchase goods from US or some other foreign countries in a good deal. The shops never had been an ofiicial resellers. The shops there these...

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  • Nihombashi

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    It worth a lunch time visit to Nihonbashi, to experience business centers that drive Japan's economy. See the difference of Japanese working crowd before they "transform" to a party animal after work. Actually, I was looking for the famous Rainbow Bridge, wrongly alight in this Nihonbashi Station, worth a visit though. In Japanese, Nihon = Japan;...

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  • National Diet Building

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    The National Diet Building is home to parliament, the Diet of Japan. The Diet Building was completed in 1936 after nearly 17 years of construction. It is constructed almost entirely of Japanese building materials, and it features a unique stepped dome over the center of the building. The Diet is comprised of two houses, called the the House of...

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  • Ikebukuro

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    I'm sure this happens everywhere, but I think its a decent way to do business, but I'm sure extended exposer would get annoying. While walking between Ikebukuro station and Sunshine city you can get around a dozen or so of these advertisments on tissue packages, near the end of my trip I began collecting them to get as wide a variety when I got...

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  • Kawasaki -Day Trip

    Tokyo Favorites

    Kawasaki, Japan's ninth largest city, borders Tokyo to the south across the Tama River. Kawasaki is home to a number of tourist destinations including Kawasaki Daishi, Japan's second largest Koreatown, a Folk Museum and collection of traditional minka farmhouses, the Yumemigasaki Zoo, and a number of parks along Tokyo Bay and the Tama River....

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  • History of Edo and Tokyo

    Tokyo Favorites

    Originally named Edo the history of the city of Tokyo stretches back some 400 years the city began to flourish after Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa Shogunate here in 1603. The city became the centre of politics and culture in Japan and by the mid-eighteenth century the population of Edo had grown to over a million. Throughout this period,...

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  • Expensive???

    If you are just a tourist, the answer is no. Because the souvenirs and the transportation is not as expensive than other places. But if you want to buy a flat or rent an apartment, maybe it is.It depends on your budget, of course.We went three times to Japan and we stayed in a very convinient ryokan in Tokyo very cheap. But if you want to buy...

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  • In Need of a Facial, Wax or Pamper?

    Boudoir Day Spa is the first foreign owned day spa in Tokyo. It is conveniently located in the Harajuku area and offers excellent service and treatments. Contact Details:Boudoir Day SpaTel/Fax: 03 3478 5898http://www.boudoirtokyo.comMaison Kawai 1012-25-3 JingumaeShibuya-ky Tokyo 150-0001

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  • Could you be part of it?

    Could you be one of the 11 Canadian delegates on the 21st Ship for World Youth, organized by the government of Japan, in partnership with the United Nations?Are you:- Interested in traveling to Japan, Tonga and New-Zealand for free, on a Japanese cruise ship?- Between 18 and 30 years old?- Eager to discover new cultures?- Available from January 14...

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  • GREAT PLACE

    TOKYO IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE..... THE KINDNESS OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE CAN SHOW ..JUST BE OPEN TO IT..... I ACTUALLY LIKED EVERYTHING I DID THERE!!!! SADDEST PART WAS LEAVING...

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  • Scenery along the train journey to Tokyo

    One of the advantages of taking the JR rail train from Narita Airport to Tokyo is that you can enjoy nice scenery along this 80 minute journey. The train will pass by flat farmland, as well as several small towns (including Narita itself) before slowly arriving at the skyscraper city of Tokyo which is of contrast to the small towns. More...

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  • New & Old

    One of the charms about Tokyo is that you can find new and modern skyscrapers in existence side by side to historical buildings such as shrines, temples etc. For example, the Zozoji Shrine is situated near to the Tokyo Tower, and the shrines of Yoyoji Park are also flanked by nearby tall buildings.

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  • Flowers in Tokyo

    Although Tokyo is a highly populated and concrete jungle, there are still many beautiful parks in the city area with beautiful trees and flowers. One of my fondest memories of Tokyo are the beautiful flowers in the parks, as well as the colourful foliage colours of autumn.

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