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Shimokitazawa is an area frequented by the college-age crowd. By walking around the densely populated shopping area, you'll notice the crowd here is stylish, but in a manner totally different from the typical fashions you'll find in Shinjuku, Shinbuya, Ginza or Harajuku. Most of the young adults here buy their clothes from the second hand clothing stores found all around this district and some may even modify their findings to suit their style.
Take a walk around and poke your head into a few of the second hand stores many are on the basement-level so keep a good eye out. Many stores will have their own specialties in the type of clothes they carry, but if you are open-minded you may be able to find something amazing. Observe the stylish people walking around the district to take some cues about how you can repurpose a second-hand buy into a fashion forward outfit.
Upon exiting the Shimokitazawa station walk straight out veering to the right and you will find yourself at the entrance of the main shopping area.
Tokyo is not just skyscrapers and noisy streets. Most travellers have missed the "***amachi" area, which means 'the old downtown'. @Shibamata, can best represents the "***amachi", is inside Katsushika ward. It was set as the background of famous drama "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" - or 'It's tough being a man', starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as Tora-san. This drama is very popular and favored by Japanese.
The shops and streets in Shibamata have a traditional feel, represents the Edo-period atmosphere.
When you visit Shibamata, please don't forget to try 'dango' - rice cake ball stuffed with red bean paste skewer.
*Access to Shibamata*
Keisei Shibamata Station - 3 minutes on the Kanamachi Line from Keisei Takasago station.
Hokuso Shin-Shibamata - 2 minutes on the Hokuso Line from Keisei Takasago station.
We took the 2 hour Bullet train trip to Sendai (about $300. US) Miyagi University of Education
Bamboo forest in Hiraizumi to see the magnificent Chusonji and Konjikido Temples
Our hotel room at the Royal Park Hotel, Sendai
Tokyo International Forum is an important urban landmark in Tokyo, and is a cultural facility offering exhibitions, concerts and other interesting events.
It is designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, and is famous for its swooping curves.
Access : A short walk from JR Yurakucho Station
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo, dedicated to the spirits of soldiers and others who died fighting on behalf of the Japanese emperor.
Direction : A 5 minute walk from Kudanshita Subway Station.
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Aside from original document and copies of Edo-Tokyo histrical date and materials, there are exhibits of large scale reproduction models based on painstaking histrical research.
Admission fee : JPY600 for an adult
3 minute walk from JP Ryogoku Station
Shinbashi Station, is a major interchange station in Tokyo.
Located centrally and a 10-minute walk from Ginza shopping district, directly south of Tokyo station.
Shinbashi is the original terminus of Japan's first stretch of railway, the Tokaido Main Line, and is one of Japan's oldest stations.
The original Shinbashi Station, opened on October 10, 1872, was built some way to the east of the modern-day structure and was known as Shinabashi Teishajo.
Today, the west side of the station is an open space and C11 type steam locomotive is exhibited at there.
Most of the museums in Tokyo are at the Ueno Park, namely the Tokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Ueno no-mori Art Museum. There is even a zoo and an aquarium at Ueno Park. To get here, take the subway (Ginza Line) and alight at the Ueno Station, which is one of the bigger subway stations in Tokyo. The museums and Ueno Park are just near to this subway station. Try to avoid the weekends as it will be very crowded with local people.
There is a nice park along the Sumida River called the Sumida Park which locals like to hang out. This park is located near to the Asakusa Shrine and the boat cruise departure point along the Sumida River. The nearest subway station is the Asakusa subway station.
If you are looking for a lake in the heart of Tokyo to relax, the best place would be the big lake at the famous Ueno Park(just next to the Ueno sub-way station). The lake is located at a corner portion of the park where there are many small shrines. In fact, there are 2 lakes, one of them for recreational activities such as boating whereas another one is full of beautiful lotus flowers. Many old folks can be seen relaxing at the benches along the lake, and there are many birds here as well.
If you are interested, you can visit the commerical area of Tokyo to see the impressive skyscrapers. This is the Shinbashi and Ginza areas which is near to the Sumida River as it enters into Tokyo Bay. Nearest sub-way stations are the Shinbashi and Ginza stations.
When you are at Ueno Park, you should visit the lake area as there are several traditional shrines here which the locals come and pray. You need to cross a small road before reaching the lake area of Ueno Park.
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