Events in Tokyo and the surrounding area
Sound Planetarium 2014
November 7(Fri) to December 25(Thu), 2014
Location: OPUS on the 8th floor of the Sony Building, Ginza, Tokyo
“Sound Planetarium 2014,” based on the theme, “A Trip to the Moon,” will be held in Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor of the Sony Building in, Ginza, Tokyo, from Friday, November 7 to Thursday, December 25, 2014..
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Enjoy Yuzuyu Bathing at Sento in Tokyo
22nd(Mon) December 2014
In Japan, there is a traditional custom which is to take a Yuzuyu bath ゆず湯, or hot citron bath on the winter solstice (21 or 22 of December), and Sento 銭湯 (Public Bathing Facilities) in Tokyo offer special Yuzuyu bath on the day.
In 2014, the winter solstice falls on 22.December, so you will find Sentos offering Yuzuyu on the day.
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
New Year Special -
Free Admission on 2nd and 3rd of January 2015
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum at Koganei Park
Winter Illuminations in Tokyo
- Tokyo Skytree Town (to December.25 2014)
- Tokyo Michi Terrace at Tokyo Stn. (to December 28 2014)
- Marunouchi near Tokyo Station (to February15.2015)
- Tokyo Tower (to February 28 2015)
- Tokyo Dome City (to February 15 2015)
Shinjuku Terrace City (to February 25 2015)
- VenusFort at Odaiba (to March 15.2015)
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.
Walking Tours of Yanaka Shichifukujin
Shichifukujin Meguri 七福神巡り is a short pilgrimage tour to visit temples and shrines of Shichifukujin, the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.
Shichifukujin Meguri can be made anytime of the year, though it is usually done during Oshougatsu, the beginning of the year (1st, 2nd and 3rd of January). It is where people wish for happiness and good fortune in the New Year.
Mizumoto Koen Park with poplar trees
Mizumoto Koen 水元公園 or Mizumoto Park, is the largest park within 23 wards of Tokyo, operated by Tokyo metropolitan government. As Mizumoto Koen is located at the very end of northeastern Tokyo, the park might be familiar only to people who live around the district..
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.