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Tokyo-to Highlights

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     Modern, clean, safe and exciting city 

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     One of the most expensive places in the world! And sometimes racial decrimenation is a problem! 

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     A PLACE TO EXPERIENCE !!!! 

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Shinjuku

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Harajuku

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Setagaya

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Hachioji

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Fussa

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Tokyo

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  • Asakusa

    Tokyo Things to Do

    As you pass through Hozomon you will see the Five Storey Pagoda to your left. This, like other buildings in the complex, dates originally from 942 but has been many times destroyed by fire and rebuilt. Most recently, fires from the World War Two Tokyo air raids razed it to the ground, and it was rebuilt through donations made by faithful Buddhists...

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  • Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Tokyo Hotels

    The Park Hyatt Tokyo is everything I expected from the highest quality of hotels. All of the staff...

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  • McDonald's

    Tokyo Restaurants

    Every country has unique items at McDonald's and Japan is no different. We made it a point to visit McD's once during our trip and got to partake in these delicious Japanese items: - Ebi-O-Filet: Similar to a fish filet but made with "ebi" (Japanese for shrimp) pattie - Shaka Shaka: Special seasoning to add to fries - Green Tea McFlurry If you...

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Shinjuku

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  • Shinjuku Overview

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku is often nicknamed as "New Tokyo" mainly because of cluster of skyscrapers some of which still waiting to be open. It is home to some of Tokyo's most popular prestigious hotels such as PARK HYATT, TOKYO HILTON and KEIO PLAZA hotels. To name three major spots in Shinjuku, Tokyo Metropotalian Government Building, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, and...

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  • Citadines Tokyo Shinjuku

    Shinjuku Hotels

    1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, 160-0022, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Shinjuku i-Land Tower

    Shinjuku Things to Do

    Shinjuku Skyscrapers Tip: Shinjuku i-land Tower opened in 1995 is best known by the LOVE sculpture near the main entrance of the building. The main tower is as tall as 190 meters, and has fourty-four floors. The building has been used as offices, shopping spaces and condominium. The complex also has a shopping and restaurant mall.

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Harajuku

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  • Meiji Shrine 3: Main Shrine Buildings

    Harajuku Things to Do

    Whatever walkways(Southern, Northern and Western) you take, you will see a huge wooden Torii gate to enter the central Shrine area. If you come from Harajuku by walking along Southern Walkway(Approach) , you will see a wooden torii gate and huge wooden gate. Huge Two-Storied Wooden gate behind a torii gate is called Minami Shinmon built in 1921....

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  • Jogging In Yoyogi Park

    Harajuku Sports & Outdoors

    Although jogging in Meiji Jingu grounds is prohibited, you can enjoy jogging at Yoyogi Park adjacent to the shrine. Even during heated summer days you may find some people jogging there. They do not follow the fixed circuit, but jog wherever they want. Running on cycling courses, however, is not allowed.

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  • What Does It Say?

    Harajuku Favorites

    Meiji Shrine has some information bulltin boards or warning signs or cautions only written in Japanese. Photo #1: It says this garden opens throughout the year. No closing days. That's great.Photo #2: The sign close to the wooden Torii gate leading to South Walkway. It shows three things not allowed in this shrine precincts. 1 No cars or horse...

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Setagaya

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  • Getting To Hanegi Park

    Setagaya Transportation

    Hanegi Park is best known as the park where Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival is held from mid February to early March. The park is located close to UMEGAOKA STATION of ODAKYU LINE. From SHINJUKU: Take RAPID EXPRESS, EXPRESS and SEMI-EXPRESS train to ODAWARA and change to local or semi-section express at SHIMOKITAZAWA then get off at UMEGAOKA....

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  • Hanegi Park

    Setagaya Things to Do

    Hanegi-Koen is one of the largest parks in Setagaya ward and it is known by its plum garden and the first "playpark", a sort of "adventure playground", in Japan. Hanegi Park's playpark is a unique style of the playground where children can play freely according to their own judgement and the rules.Note: In 2014, Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival will...

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  • From Harajuku to Shimokitazawa

    Setagaya Transportation

    Some Harajuku shoppers also drop by Shimokitazawa and both places are not so far to each other. To get to Shimokitazawa the first thing you would do is to find a subway station called MEJI-JINGUMAE. It is not difficult to find because it is close to HARAJUKU station and it is on its way to MEIJI SHRINE and YOYOGI PARK. Then get on the train bound...

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Hachioji

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  • The Gulliver Pub - Hachioji, Tokyo

    Hachioji Nightlife

    The Gulliver Pub is a Western-style bar in the fun town of Hachioji, in the far west of Tokyo. The bar is clean and has a traditional European pub atmosphere. We sat at the bar, next to the unique saxophone beer tap, and we enjoyed a few pints of beer while we relaxed. They offer a good selection of bottled and draft European beer, most around 700...

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  • R&B Hotel Hachioji

    Hachioji Hotels

    2-26-9 Myojincho, Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture, 192-0046, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Niraikanai Hachiojiten Okinawan...

    Hachioji Restaurants

    Niraikanai Hachiojiten (ニライカナイ 八王子店) is an Okinawan restaurant located just a minute north of the JR Chuo Line's Hachioji Station. This small, rustic restaurant is well designed to resemble a beach-side shack on the tropical island of Okinawa. And the food and drinks in this...

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Fussa

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  • From Fussa to Tokyo(Shinjuku and other...

    Fussa Transportation

    For people living in the western part of Metropolitan Tokyo, going to Tokyo makes little sense because Tokyo actually is made up of 50 or so popular areas. To really want to get what you want to go you need to learn about what attractions belong to which area. When most of Fussa residents go to "Tokyo", they first get to SHINJUKU. From SHINJUKU you...

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  • From #5 Gate to Mizukuraido Park

    Fussa Transportation

    From Yokota Base #5 gate back to the Haijima station, why not take a cool well-shaded path along Tamagawa Aqueduct nearly free of crowd. After getting off from #5 gate of Yokota Air Base, walk along route #16 southward toward Haijima station. About five minutes walk you will find a Demode Diner. From there, turn right to the narrow winding road,...

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  • Yokota Base Shrine?

    Fussa Favorites

    In Yokota Base, I found a nice place with torii gate and garden. Unfortunately, the festival visitors are not allowed to enter. It seems to be a guest house for VIPs perhaps. It is heavily guarded. Only outside photo is allowed.

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Meguro

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  • From Gohyaku Rakanji Temple to Daienji...

    Meguro Transportation

    After crossing the overpass you will find a road leading to the bridge of Meguro River. After crossing the river you will see Arco Tower Annex(one of the offices is Amazon Japan Head Office) impressive building representing Meguro Gajoen complex. Daienji is located at the top part of Gyoninzaka Slope after passing the entrance of Meguro Gajoen.

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  • Claska

    Meguro Hotels

    1-3-18 Chuocho, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture, 152-0001, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • From Gohyaku Rakanji temple to Daienji...

    Meguro Transportation

    The recommended route between Gohyaku Rakanji temple to Daienji temple is a bit complicated. Kaifukuji temple is right next to the Gohyaku Rakanji temple. After visiting Kaifukuji temple go along the narrow road running east of the temple after climbing the steep road you will see the downslope coming from the graveyard of the temple. When you go...

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Minato

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  • Hibiya Park: Overview

    Minato Things to Do

    110-year-old park in the midst of thriving business district of central Tokyo is the first western styled park built in Japan. It was designed by Seiroku Honda who also created densely forested Meiji Shrine and a great number of early public parks in Japan such as Onuma Park in Hokkaido, Tsuruma Park in Nagoya and Ohori Park in Fukuoka. The park...

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  • Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

    Minato Hotels

    9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture, 107-6245, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Shimbashi Station (Hibiya Exit)

    Minato Things to Do

    Shimbashi Station is one of the oldest train stations in Japan originally opened in 1872. The station was moved to current place in 1914 and former Shimbashi station was renamed as Shiodome and used as the freight terminal. The station is close to Ginza on the eastern exit, not far from Hamarikyu Garden located about one kilometers east of the...

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Ryogoku

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  • Visiting Kiyosumi Garden and Fukagawa

    Ryogoku Things to Do

    Fukagawa is one of the must-visit places for those who love old-town Tokyo. It is often toured together with Tokyo Skytree, Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Kiyosumi Garden is by far the most popular attraction in Fukagawa area. Other popular sites include Fukagawa Edo Museum, Kiba Park, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Fukagawa Fudoson, and Tomioka...

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  • Restaurant at the first floor of...

    Ryogoku Restaurants

    Finn's Cafe is a nice place to have a lunch when you visit Edo-Tokyo Museum. The restaurant is available for those who do not visit the museum. The cafe has a Lady-exclusive lunch menu for 1,300 yen. I am not so sure a man like me can order such menu. I ordered a set menu for Pizza Carbonara for 1,350 with a drink, small bowl of salad and a cake...

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  • Sarue Onshi Park

    Ryogoku Off The Beaten Path

    Sarue Onshi Park is one of the huge public parks in eastern part of Tokyo about ten to fifteen minutes train ride from Ryogoku. Around Edo-Tokyo Museum huge parks where the children can play are not so many. Sumida Park, Kinshi-cho Park and this park are often picked for family travellers with small children after visiting Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Okutama-ko

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  • Ome Plum Blossom Festival

    Okutama-ko Things to Do

    Ome Plum Blossom Festival, or the Yoshino Baigo Plum Festival, takes place in Ome Ume-no-koen Park. There are more than 1,500 trees with 120 plum varieties in colors from white to pink to yellow.Plums are the first flowers to bloom in the early spring in Japan, around February or March, well before the famous cherry blossoms appear. Since the Nara...

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  • Baba-ke Oshi-Jutaku House

    Okutama-ko Things to Do

    This large wooden house with a thatch roof near the top of Mitake was constructed in 1866 for the Baba family. This wealthy clan has a long history in the region, serving for the ruler Shingen Takeda as far back as the mid 1600s. Later the family helped visitors traveling to the Musashi Mitake shrine, and their home was was a stopping point for...

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  • Hiking Around Mount Mitake

    Okutama-ko Things to Do

    The Mount Mitake areas has many miles of trails connecting famous peaks, water falls, temples, scenic vistas and interesting geographic features. Some of the main trails include the steep trail from the base of the cable car to the top cable car station (about 60 to 90 minutes), the walk from the top cable car station to the shrine (20 to 30...

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Tachikawa

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  • Hamura Sakura Festival

    Tachikawa Things to Do

    Each year in April, the town of Hamura, on the western edge of Tokyo, hosts a Cherry Blossom Festival. This small event features 200 massive cherry trees towering over the ancient Tamagawa Waterway. Along the canal, you will also find 40 or so vendors during the festival, selling food, drinks and toys. At night the trees are lit with bright pink...

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  • Tachikawa Grand Hotel

    Tachikawa Hotels

    2-14-16 Akebonocho, Tachikawa, Tokyo Prefecture, 190-0012, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Fireworks in Tachikawa's Showa Park

    Tachikawa Things to Do

    One of the biggest events of the year in Western Tokyo is the massive fireworks show at Tachikawa's Showa Park. This event is centered on the main green area in the center of the park on a Sunday evening in late July. Around the green there are a number of food and beer booths, and the city itself also has food everywhere. The closest station to...

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Chuo

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  • Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

    Chuo Things to Do

    Mihonbashi Mitsui Tower opened in 2005 is the highest building in Nihombashi district, 195m, 39-floor, which also houses Mandarin Oriental Tokyo from 30th to 38th floor. It was designed so that older Mitsubishi Headquarter Building and newer skyscraper tower can stand together naturally. The concept has been highly appreciated among architectural...

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  • Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo

    Chuo Hotels

    1-3-22 Yaesu, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture, 103-0028, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kilometer Zero Monument for Major...

    Chuo Things to Do

    Other names: Kilometer zero marker(replica), Mile zero point(replica), zero milestone. Today, Nihonbashi Bridge still is the start of major Japanese National Roads such as Route #1 running parallel to Old Tokaido Road. Although actual kilometer zero marker is on the middle of the road crossing the bridge, you can still find the replica monument...

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Iwo Jima

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    Favorite thing: Currently Military Historical Tour has been organizing the tour for war sites including Iwo Jima from Guam and next tour is slated next March.

    Ask the organization if you are eligible to visit Iwo Jima or any vacancies left.
    67th Iwo Jima Commemoration and Reunion Tour

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Fukagawa

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  • Fujisan, An Artificial Hill

    Fukagawa Things to Do

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Artificial Hills in Japanese garden are called Tsukiyama and some of them are shaped like Mount Fuji. Although Kiyosumi Garden's tsukiyama is named as Fujisan (Mount Fuji), at a short glance it hardly looks like one. It is more like Fujizuka Mound created during Edo period and when it was made about 100 years ago it might have...

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  • Collections of Garden Rock Stones

    Fukagawa Things to Do

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip: Kiyosumi garden is also known for wide variety of garden rock stones collected from all over Japan. Photo #1 is a set of stones which show the image of waterfall. In Japanese gardens such set of stones are called Takigumi (Karetaki in Kiyosumi garden) while the set of stones resembling the shape of the turtle is called Kameishi...

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  • What is "Isowatari"?

    Fukagawa Things to Do

    Kiyosumi Garden Tip:One of the popular features of Kiyosumi Garden is "Isowatari", literally "crossing the seashore". In Japanese garden, central pond is the ocean and the islets are the metaphors for "horaijima" or the islands of eternal happiness. Crossing the seashore is often done by walking along the stepping stones along the pond shore. Some...

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Toshima

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  • Getting to Zoushigaya Cemetery from...

    Toshima Transportation

    Zoushigaya cemetery is known as one of the largest cemeteries in downtown Tokyo area. The cemetery grounds inter some of the popular Japanese novelists such as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kyoka Izumi as well as Lafcadio Hearn who is best known by his retelling of Japanese horror stories, Kwaidan. Change trains at Ikebukuro Station of Yamanote Loop to...

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  • Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro

    Toshima Hotels

    2-12-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, 171-0014, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Sunshine Aquarium

    Toshima Things to Do

    Sunshine Aquarium is by far the most popular place in Sunshine City complex which attracts huge visitors from all over the world. It gives pleasure amid urban concrete jungle of Tokyo. Highly recommended for family travellers. It had been closed for renovation but it was reopened in August 2011.

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Where is Tokyo and what areas are not? Tourists often confuse Tokyo with Tokyo Metropotalian areas. Actually there is no Tokyo as a single municipality. What you call Tokyo is made up of...