Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo's most popular gathering places also has a unique history. This was the site of the first powered airplane flight in Japanese history by Orville and Wilbur Wright's long lost... more
Tokyo Station is a historic building and a massive transportation hub in the center of Tokyo between the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district. It is said that 3000 trains a day... more
On the way to National Park Nikko to see Rin-No-Ji Temples we stop for a moment to take photos of the vermillion lacquered bridge. The sacred Shinkyo Bridge looks down over the clear water of the... more
Hato bus is an Icon in Tokyo and the most popular touring comapny in the tokyo area and nearby surrounding. they offer assorted tour packages for morning, afternoon, night tours and whole day and... more
This is a small statue of a small dog, where people come and meet. The story behind the statue is a great story. Another must see site. The statue is at the Shibuya crossing, so take the 5 minutes to... more
Yokohama offers many special sights and is worth a day trip from Tokyo. As Japan's second most populous city after Tokyo it contributes to the Greater Tokyo area. Being one of Japan's most important... more
a center of the ancient japanese stage play of kabuki. Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater with its origins in the Edo period. In contrast to the older Japanese art forms such as Noh,... more
The Edo-Tokyo Museum was built to educate people about Tokyo's history and its transformation from the old world of Edo to the modern metropolis it is today. They've recreated a half-size version of... more
Since Japanese cannot enjoy gambling in casinos due to government regulations, they have pachinko parlors as a solution. There are many game machines here and you are awarded with small pinballs which... more
i'm not sure what to call namja town... it was kind of a food court, an arcade, and a haunted house all rolled into one. it's located off the ikebukuro subway stop in sunshine city (a kind of indoor... more
Brand new sprawling complex with more than 200 stores. It also includes a Hyatt hotel, a private club, residences in the tower, a arena, a Virgin Cinema, an art center and even a TV studio.
If you are a big fan of Ghibli's movies, you should go to there immediately!
Ghibli museum was amazing. I became a child again and enjoyed everything, when I went to there.
One of exhibits is "How to... more
Yasukuni Shrine was established in 1869 to enshrine those that died for the Emperor to restore his power in the Boshin Wars. As Japan began to wage wars outside its territory, the shrine became a... more
Hope off the train at Shimbashi station (shiodome area is directly connected) and take a walk around the shiodome area. Its a fairly new area with a lot of skyscrapers, so many infact that you do not... more
No guarantees of course that a tournament will be going while you are in town, but if there is a tournament in progress, it is well worth catching the sumo.
There are 6 tournaments a year, 3 of which... more
Walk down Marunochi Naka Dori (nice atmosphere with famous brand shops) and check Marunouchi Building and Shin-Marunouchi Building which are great retail complex. Check the top floor observatory of... more
the main house of the Japanese Congress and the main administrative and political center of Japan. Japan is a monarchy/ parliamentary system where the emperor is the head of state but actual political... more
Another itinery which can easily occupy a whole day is a trip to Ueno Park and the nearby old Tokyo areas of Yanaka, Nippori and Nezu.
To reach Ueno Park take the train to Ueno Station.
Ueno Park... more
A farm-like place for kids and adults to visit. Animals, park and amusement park suitable for young children. Events include milking a cow, pig race (children can get chosen to participate), sheep... more
a very nice old temple which provides solace for the believers or just an interesting, historical, relaxing place to be for plain tourists. it's a short walk from the train station. the wooden beams... more
Where would you go if you want to see the National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Japan? Start from Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park. Particularly Main Building specializing Japanese... more
Shinjuku National Garden was completed in 1906 as an imperial garden. It is a beautiful landscaped garden of 150 acres of land. The highlights of the garden are the Kyu-Goryo-Tei (Taiwan Pavilion),... more
The Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's opened their seasons this year at the home of the Tokyo Tigers--the Tokyo Dome.
Other than the baseball stadium, the Dome Area has many other attractions:
- A... more
Sengakuji Temple was originally built as one of the main temples of Edo, but over time has become known as the temple of the 47 Ronin. The current hondo dates back to the 1950s, as the original was... more
After a 10-hour journey....finally reach the 1st stop at Hakone. A nice scene forest area.A cloudy sky. Taking my 1st lunch at Japan about 11am and proceed to the field of Lavender. From here you can...