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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."
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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

Foods and Products Tips (23)

Donburi, Cheap Rice Bowl Dish

Favorite thing the donburi is the exception to the stereotypical expensive japanese food and cuisine as it literally mean rice bowl and rice bowl means cheap but not necessarily poor in taste ok! Usually fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients are simmered together and served over rice. Donburi meals are served in oversized rice bowls also called donburi. Donburi are sometimes called sweetened or savory stews on rice. The simmering sauce varies according to season, ingredient, region, and taste. A typical sauce might consist of dashi flavored with shoyu and mirin. Proportions vary, but there is normally three to four times as much dashi as shoyu and mirin.

Fondest memory kinds of Donburi meals include:

Oyakodon (Oyako Donburi) Mother and Child Donburi
The name of this popular donburi dish comes from its two main ingredients, chicken and egg. Very rarely, you may also encounter an Oyakodon featuring salmon and ikura (salmon eggs).

Katsudon (Tonkatsu Donburi)
Pork Cutlet Donburi, Katsudon is served with tonkatsu (deep fried breaded pork cutlet), egg and onions on top of the rice.

Gyudon (Gyuniku Donburi) Beef Donburi
Gyudon is a bowl of cooked rice with beef, is very popular as an inexpensive type of fast food served at chain stores across the country like yoshinoya, matsuya or sushiya.

Tendon (Tempura Donburi) Tempura Donburi
Tempura are deep fried pieces of battered seafood and vegetables. Various tempura pieces are dipped into a soya based sauce before served on top of the rice.

Unadon (Unagi Donburi) Eel Donburi
The eel is grilled and prepared in a thick soya based sauce before served on top of the cooked rice.

Tekkadon (Tekka Donburi) Tuna Donburi
The topping of Tekkadon is raw tuna (maguro). It is served with strips of nori seaweed and sometimes ground yamaimo.

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Oct 29, 2009

Kare, Japanese Curry

Favorite thing Curry was introduced in Japan in the Meiji Era in the late 1800's via trading with the English via the East India Trading Company and since then has caught on and became a hit to the japanese people and since then, the japanese curry or kare was born and that almost ecery town or region in japan has it's own curry specialty like curry rice, curry udon noodles, curry pork, curry breads, curry mochi and more. A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, chicken and sometimes duck are the most popular, in order of decreasing popularity. I have pictures of the arroted japanese curry that we tasted here in japan.

Fondest memory the japanese curries is way so different from the indian or thai variety that is is mildy sweet and not too spicy.

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Oct 29, 2009

Cigarette Vending Machines

Favorite thing warning, cigarettes are dangerous to your health hehehe. One drawback of having cigarette vending machines is that even kids can buy one! since it is autmomated and no one will ask for ID and the age of a customer so I find this peculiar and disturbing. a cigarette pack cost about 400 yen a pack for marloboros and 450 yen for mild 7.

Fondest memory although the cigarette vending machines are located mainly outside high volume children areas like schools or parks, it is better to stop this kind of vending machines.

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Oct 26, 2009

Japanese Style Breakfast

Favorite thing One morning at the hotel we decided to have a japanese style breakfast. A very healthy way to start our morning. It consisted of sushi and numerous food items in the picture that i have no idea what exactly they were. Neitherless it tasted sensational.

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Aug 24, 2008
 
 
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Where should you get a drink?

Favorite thing You must taste some local drink in Tokyo!
Most of the drink is served by vending machine. You can notice all round the area in Tokyo. There are actually more than 2000 type of drink offer in this country from soft drink to juice and beers. The packing is special that I ever since in my life! You can find more than 10 different types of Coke in can and bottle which I have it all for my collection. Some may have some funny advertisement. You can notice the price is cheaper compare you get in those convenient shop as they charge for government tax...

Fondest memory I like the juice and tea! A Coke in 500ml and 300ml is actually selling for same price if you notice...may be is the promotional period.

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Oct 07, 2004

How to eat cheap...

Favorite thing O.k., so restaurants may seem a bit expensive, so if you're trying to do Tokyo on a budget, I found the convenience stores to be a Godsend. They have premade food that you can get for really cheap, and I ate the hell out of the triangle things. I have no idea what they are called, but they're a triangle of rice with some meat smeared on top and wrapped up in nori. They cost about 100 yen (a buck) and did me fine for lunch. The stores also have boxed lunches and sandwiches for really cheap too. Much better than popping in a restaurant every time you're hungry.

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Feb 16, 2004

PURIKURA!

Favorite thing Purikura (photo machines) were a major fad about five years ago! They still remain a fun way to capture a part of your day out in Tokyo. You can find them inside any video game arcade....they cost between 300 to 400 yen and will be something that you can keep forever!!!

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kat_on_moray
Feb 22, 2003

Drink Japanese Beer!

Favorite thing Visit a convenience store and buy a beer - you can't really go wrong and now that malt liquor has found it's way onto Tokyo shelves there is cheaper alternative to beer (happoshu). I like JUNNAMA - it is the one with the cute white can with the blue writing - you'll know!

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Feb 22, 2003
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Visit JINBOCHO,locates at...

Favorite thing Visit JINBOCHO,locates at middle of Tokyo,close to KOKYO(emperor's palace).
There are many book shop.(both new and socond hand,even EDO era's UKIYOE picture,old map)
Also there are some good cafe and restaurant.
You can find very old Japanese novels,and art books etc.

Fondest memory Restaurants in Tokyo. Japanese,French,Italian,Thai,Indian,Chinese,Vietnamese and more,there are a lot of different type of restaurant in Tokyo.
But I really prefer Japanese TEISYOKU.What is TEISYOKU? It's usually set of rice,main dish and miso soup at lunch time. Cheap and dilicious.

vecernicek
Aug 26, 2002

One of the most fun things to...

Favorite thing One of the most fun things to do at a sporting event in another country is to see what type of foods and souvenirs are offered.At the sumo match all matter of teas, beer ,sake,ice cream in a waffle type covering , and chicken skewers were a few of the things that could be enjoyed, The most popular seemed to be the obento box with a selection of fish shrimp, pickled vegetables, a cold omelete type of food and another box of rice. I tried to eat like the Japanese would at the event but I really would have preffered a hot dog and a beer.

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Aug 25, 2002

Animation Shops

Favorite thing A MUST-SEE for all Maga fans. I found this shop in Akihabara, they have many Gozilla and Ultraman... all my favourites!!!

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Jun 29, 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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