News & Events in Tokyo and the surrounding area

Events in August 2016

Events in September 2016

Tokyo Ground Tea Ceremony 2016

September 24(Sat) and 25(Sun) at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
October 15(Sat) and 16(Sun) at Hama-rikyu Gardens

Application deadline for the tea ceremonies postmarked by Aug. 31, online by 23:59 on Aug.31

KENDO experience tour in Tokyo -
SAMURAI TRIP

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Come and join us to experience Samurai training.
In Samurai Trip, one can feel Samurai culture through hands-on Kendo experience under the guidance of experience instructor and experience the real kendo.


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Getting to Okinawa and around the islands

Okinawa, the place studded with offshore islands, with stretches of white sand beaches and exquisite coastlines, letting people sit back and relax while watching clouds float over the blue ocean or listening to peaceful Okinawan folk music - is a tourist destination which most Japanese people love to visit. Since numerous guide books and websites have already described the charm of Okinawa and what to see and what to do there, here mentioned are some practical information including tips for getting there and around.

Kawaguchiko and Mountaineering from Mount Fuji

Kawaguchiko 河口湖 is a lake and a resort region in the Kanagawa prefecture in the central region of Honshu in Japan. The Kawaguchiko lake is famous for its views of Mount Fuji, hot springs (onsen) and ryokan's. Kawaguchiko is included in theFuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, where the central feature is Mount Fuji.

Hidden Attractions in Izu (Izu Peninsula)

Being easily accessible from Tokyo, abounding with hot spring springs, beaches, and fresh seafood, Izu is widely known as one of the most popular resort areas among people living in Tokyo. Izu often appears in travel guide books as a hot spring resort for weekend breaks, but it is only one side of Izu, characterized by featuring a few towns there, Atami, Ito or Shuzenji.

Yatsugatake Mountains and Kobuchizawa Resort Town

Yatsugatake is a mountain range situated in the central region of Japan’s main island, famous for the alpine belt “Japan Alps” consisting of mountains higher than 3000 meters.

Plan your trip using the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line

"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.

Walking in Shiobara, Nasu

Shiobara Onsen Hot Springs Village is one of Onsen resorts in the Nasu area, boasts its natural surroundings and offers outdoor activities, including bushwalking along the clear stream in the valley..

A variety of Aquariums are available in Tokyo

It seems Japanese people like observing fish, as well as eating Sushi. So, we do have many aquariums in Tokyo and the suburbs of Tokyo for you to enjoy. Generally, most of these aquariums are a great place for kids, some aquariums are quite popular as a dating spot among younger couples, too. Plus, all these aquariums are quite large in scale and even adults can spend many hours having fun. If you get bored of visiting the regular tourist spots in Tokyo or shopping, visiting an aquarium is a great change of pace.

Toden Streetcar Tour of Tokyo Neighborhoods

Along the Toden Line there are Sakura viewing spots
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.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple


Narita City is known for Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the must-visit sightseeing spot in Japan. From Narita International Airport Station to Narita Station, the closest station to Narita Shinshoji Temple, it takes only 10 minutes by train.

Cycling in Tokyo | Riverside Cycling Routes

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.


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.

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