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Private Tokyo Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
"This is a private tour by a chartered vehicle. Using this service you can charter your vehicle Limousine Van or Bus which is most suitable for your group and visit many attractive sightseeing spots. You don't have to hurry for any other tourist. This tour is only for your group!Tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon your request.Recomme Empress Shoken.- The Imperial PalaceThe Imperial Palace has been the home of Japan's Imperial Family since 1888. It is built on the same location Edo Castle.- AsakusaWhen approaching the temple visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) the outer gate of the Sensoji and one of the most popular sights of traditional Tokyo."
From JPY45,454.00
 
Private Tokyo Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
"The ultimate tour of Tokyo! You can see all of the interesting places in Tokyo area. The capital Tokyo has the beautiful contrast between metropolitan skyscrapers and traditional culturre!Tour route can be arranged upon your request.R visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) the outer gate of the Sensoji and one of the most popular sights of traditional Tokyo.Option: (We will be able to arrange an custom-made itinerary for you. Please inform us at least 2 weeks in advance. )- Edo Tokyo MuseumPreserves the historical heritage of Edo-Tokyo displaying the original town with their lifestyle and culture of all eras. (Closed on every Mondays)- Tokyo Sky TreeThe tallest tower in the world (634m) has just opened on May 22 2012. The landscape from the top is outstanding.- Odaiba areaRainbow Bridge
From JPY89,286.00
 
1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour
"During your 8.5-hour tour in an air-conditioned coach you will have the chance to experience a great number of must-see landmarks in Tokyo such as the Imperial Palace Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa Tsukiji Fish Market and a Tokyo Bay Cruise. A fluent English-speaking tour assistant will escort you and the coach also has an audio guide in English Spanish
From JPY8,000.00

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The Famous Japanese Bidet (toilets)

Favorite thing 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 sign as they are separate from ordinary toilets ok! these high tech toilets include many advanced features rarely seen outside of Asia. Depending on the exact model, these bidets are designed to open the lid when they sense a user nearby, wash the anus or vulva of the user, dry afterwards with warm air, flush automatically and close the lid after use.

Fondest memory The most basic feature is the integrated bidet, a nozzle the size of a pencil that comes out from underneath the toilet seat and squirts water. It has two settings: one for washing the anus and one for the bidet. The former is called posterior wash, general use, or family cleaning, and the latter is known as feminine cleaning, feminine wash or simply bidet. At no point does the nozzle actually touch the body of the user. The nozzle is also self-cleaning and cleans itself before and after operation. The user can select to wash the anus or vulva by pressing the corresponding button on the control panel. Usually the same nozzle is used for both operations, but at a different position of the nozzle head, and using different openings in the nozzle to squirt water at a different angle to aim for the correct spot. Occasionally, two nozzles are used, each dedicated for one area. The control logic is also attached to a pressure switch in the toilet seat, and operates only if there is pressure on the seat, indicating that the seat is occupied.

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Oct 31, 2009

Smoking Areas

Favorite thing One in four Japanese smoke. Smoking is popular among high school students, who can easily get hold of cigarettes despite a law banning children from buying them. About 1/2 of Japanese adults smoke too so you can see lots of cigarette vending machines. There is a law in Japan that bans smoking in public and air conditioned areas except in designated smoking areas. the fine if you are caught smoking in public outside of these designated areas is 20,000 yen ($ 208) so would strongly advise smokers to just smoke in the designated areas, you can ask people on where these smoking areas are.

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Oct 31, 2009

The Japanese Yen

Favorite thing the japanese yen is the main currency of Japan since the Meiji period in the 1870's. It has ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000, and ¥10,000 notes and has 1, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 yen coins. It is the third most popular currency after the US Dollar and the Euro. the present exhange Rate between the US Dollar to the yen is $ 1= 87 yen in money exchange shops and $ 1= 82 yen at hotels and $ 1 = 89 yen at post offices so I would recommend that you exchange US dollars at post offices and if no post office nearby then at money exchange shops ok since they have better exchange rates than hotesl!

Fondest memory don't always compute the US dollar equivalent of prices as you will just be dissapointed with the high prices in japan!

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Oct 26, 2009

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Favorite thing Japanese Old town still you can see in Tokyo!!

If you have a time, pls try to visit Japanese old town, Yanaka where you can go there by subway, senndagi or nezu or you can also go there by JR, "Nippori station".

It is very good for a walk.

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rikoriko
Jan 02, 2007
 
 
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Yanaka3

Favorite thing Japanese Old town still you can see in Tokyo!!

If you have a time, pls try to visit Japanese old town, Yanaka where you can go there by subway, senndagi or nezu or you can also go there by JR, "Nippori station".

It is very good for a walk.

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rikoriko
Jan 02, 2007

Yanaka2

Favorite thing Japanese Old town still you can see in Tokyo!!

If you have a time, pls try to visit Japanese old town, Yanaka where you can go there by subway, senndagi or nezu or you can also go there by JR, "Nippori station".

It is very good for a walk.

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rikoriko
Jan 02, 2007

Yanaka1

Favorite thing Japanese Old town still you can see in Tokyo!!

If you have a time, pls try to visit Japanese old town, Yanaka where you can go there by subway, senndagi or nezu or you can also go there by JR, "Nippori station".

It is very good for a walk.

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rikoriko
Jan 02, 2007

Tokyo

Favorite thing In fact, there is no name of the place "Tokyo". This may make you being embarrassed. But I'm honest. The word just "Tokyo" as a name of a place can be used only for "Tokyo-to", or for "Tokyo Station" as far as possible, on a map or an atlas.

Tokyo-to is one of the 47 prefectures (ken) in Japan that possesses the metropolitan of Japan. It consists on the 23 wards (ku) and several other cities, town and villages.

When we call "Tokyo", we are generally referring to the area within the 23 ku. The aggregate of the 23 ku is the metropolitan and is considered as one city.

The names of the wards of the 23 ku are...
Chiyoda-ku
Chuo-ku
Minato-ku
Shinjuku-ku
Bunkyo-ku
Taito-ku
Sumida-ku
Koto-ku
Shinagawa-ku
Meguro-ku
Ota-ku
Setagaya-ku
Shibuya-ku
Suginami-ku
Toshima-ku
Kita-ku
Arakawa-ku
Itabashi-ku
Nerima-ku
Adachi-ku
Katsushika-ku
Edogawa-ku

Fondest memory ref: Tokyo Metropolitan Government's site
and Tokyo Tourism Info

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"Tragedy in Japan"
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"Tokyo - I love this place ! Old, New, & Happening"
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Vending Machines

Fondest memory Japan is the nation of vending machines. You can buy almost anything from them - condoms, sanitary towels, batteries, tobacco, soft drinks, beer, hundreds of varieties of canned tea, train tickets, instant noodles, sandwiches, you name it.

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vigi
Jul 06, 2003

Tokyo Bay Area

Favorite thing At that time, the old name of Tokyo City was replaced with Tokyo-to or Tokyo Metropolis and it was designated as a special administrative unit similar to a prefecture, the largest unit of local government in Japan.

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Jan 03, 2003

Fuji TV Broad Cast

Favorite thing This city may be crowded enough to make New York seem like a quiet city, but its crime rate is lower than any other city in the world. In Tokyo crime is something that the average person rarely has to think about.

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Jan 03, 2003

Rice Wine Bath

Favorite thing As a foreigner, probably for the first time in your life, you will be completely surrounded by thousands of people of a different nationality to as through it's physical isolation Japan is one of the most HOMOgeneous nations in the world with a population of over 98% Japanese.

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Jan 03, 2003

Things to Do Near Tokyo

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Imperial Palace(Kokyo Gaien National Garden)

This is a photo of one the guardhouses that surround the palace grounds. These used to be used to keep the imperial family in splendid isolation maintaining a aurora of deity. Today the grounds are...
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Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi is a section of Second Moat of former Edo Castle characterized by its width exceeding 100 meters, so much so it looks more like a dike pond. The moat is best known as one of the most...
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Kitanomaru Park and Budokan

Originally built as the stadium for Martial Arts Events for 1964 Olympics, the stadium is often the very reason Tokyo tourists visit this park. Budokan is better known as the venue for the concerts...
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Science Museum (Kagaku-gijutsu-kan)

Science Museum, also known as Kagaku-gijutsu-kan (literally the museum of science and technology) is one of the most popular hands-on science and technology museums targeted for children. It is...
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National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Crafts Gallery

Also known as Kogeikan, this detached gallery of National Museum of Modern Art, about 400 meters west of the main building is one of the rare architectural properties in Tokyo which survived the...
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Wadakura Fountain Park

Wadakura Fountain Park is located at the far corner of Kokyo Gaien National Garden and east of Imperial Palace East Gardens. It is noted for the fountain show which has the fixed pattern according to...
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