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Historic Towns in Tochigi
Tochigi prefecture has many spots to enjoy viewing colorful autumn leaves. For one-day tours, the historic district in Tochigi-shi city and Ashikaga city are a nice place to visit, especially for those who want to escape from busy Tokyo on weekends.
Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is one of the biggest attractions in Narita city, Chiba prefecture, known for Narita International Airport.
Attractions in Omiya City, Saitama
Omiya in Saitama city, Saitama prefecture, lies in the north of greater Tokyo area, is known for the large interchange station “Omiya Station”, always crowded with people heading for and come back from the central Tokyo. For people using Omiya station just to take trains, the charm of Omiya tends to be overlooked, however there are various attractions in Omiya, as the town has a 2000 year history.
Tojo-tei, the former residence of the supposed-to-be-last Shogun
In 1867, when the last Edo Shogun returned political power to the emperor, the Edo era ended its 265-year history. A new era began, all Samurai were gone, and the people in the Shogun family went into retirement, faded into obscurity. It is unknown what happened to the shogun family thereafter, but visiting one of their residences tells the story of their quiet life after the storm.
Cycling in Tokyo | Riverside Cycling Routes
In Tokyo, there are several river banks where cycling routes are provided. No traffic jams, No traffic lights to wait, and the blue sky and the green ground are what you will see there. River banks are a place to relax for Tokyo residents.
Outlet Shopping Malls in Tokyo and surrounds
A number of large outlet malls have opened around Kanto region and many of them are located in a resort area or popular tourist spots.