News & Events in Tokyo and the surrounding area

Events in September 20015

48th Sony Aquarium

The Creatures of Okinawa Churaumi Will Once Again Swim around Ginza This Year in All Their Colorful Glory!
Experience the Awesome Images and Sounds of Life-Sized Whale Sharks!

The “48th Sony Aquarium” will be held throughout the entire Sony Building in Ginza, under the supervision of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, September 6.

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Shiobara Hot Springs Village, the perfect place for detox and spiritual refreshment

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..

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Nikko City and Nikko National Park | Areas and Attractions

Location : Tochigi prefecture, Greater Tokyo
Category : Trips & Tours
Nikko 日光 is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, introduced by a number of travel guide books. Nikko is actually a general name of the eastern region in Tochigi prefecture which includes Nikko city of Tochigi prefecture and Nikko National Park. Nikko region is divided into 6 areas.

Higanbana starts blooming in September

Category : Sightseeing & Strolling

Higanbana, or Spider Lily is a seasonal flower, which tells the arrival of Autumn. Higanbana usually start blooming around middle of September, the equinoctial week called Higan or O-Higan. 

Travel times between Tokyo and cities in the north of Japan

Tokyo to Sapporo, Hokkaido
By Air : 1 hour 30 min. or By Train : 5 hrs. 35 min.
Tokyo to Morioka, Iwate
By Train : 2 hrs. 15 min....

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Historic Neighbourhoods of Tokyo | Yanaka

Location : Taito-ku (within Tokyo 23 wards)
Category : Sightseeing & Strolling

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. 

Mount Fuji Resort Area and Fuji Five Lakes

The majestic appearance of Mount Fuji has always fascinated travelers for centuries. Mount Fuji is also an active volcano.

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Using Free Wi-Fi while traveling in Japan

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In major cities in Japan, there are quite a number of places to take advantage of a Free Wi-Fi Internet connection

Prepaid SIM cards for visitors in Japan

Considering security risks and limitations in usage, Paid Wi-Fi is convenient.

Rikugien Garden in Tokyo

Location : Bunkyo-ku 8v)
Category : Arts & Culture, Sightseeing & Strolling

In Tokyo, there are many traditional Japanese gardens. The Rikugien Garden 六義園 is one of those, that was originally the land given to Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu of the Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, around the early 18th century.

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.

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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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