News & Events in Tokyo and the surrounding area
In Shimoda on the Izu peninsula Daffodils Festival takes place up until February 10th. 3 million Daffodils stand along a dramatic coastline at Tsumekizaki cape.
The Yanaka area 谷中 is a historical part of Tokyo, developed as a temple town in the Edo period (1603-1867). Prominent temples like the Tenouji and the Kaneiji were founded and still exist in the area. In the past people living all over the Edo(the former name of Tokyo) used to visit Yanaka for worship and for sightseeing.
Toden Arakawa-sen(line) is a streetcar system that is served between the historic neighborhoods Waseda and Minowa in the northern area of Central Tokyo. There are various attractions along the tramline, such as Japanese gardens, temples and old shopping streets
Location : Chiba prefecture, Greater Tokyo
Category : Sightseeing & Strolling
Narita International Airport, a gateway to Japan for travelers by air, is formerly known as Tokyo New International Airport although it is actually located in Narita city, Chiba prefecture. Soon after arriving at the airport, most of travelers instantly leave for Tokyo and chances are that Narita city is still off the beaten track for international tourists.
"Amazing, it only takes two and a half hours by train." The businessman who often comes to Tokyo from Ishikawa prefecture looked impressed, because it used to take more than four hours before the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line. Indeed, this new bullet train line brings the advantage for business people who appreciate time-saving, and also for tourists who want to travel around the Hokuriku Region and the North Alps area.
A bicycle is so a convenient vehicle indeed. It is eco-friendly and helps saving money on train or bus fares. Although there are some hilly towns within the 23 wards of Tokyo, such as Shibuya, Roppongi, Shinjuku (Kagurazaka), Kanda, and Yanaka, most of the 23-ward areas, especially in the eastern areas, are flatland where people can enjoy cycling with no sweat.
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.Read more
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