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Sawara Old Town in Chiba

Sawara in Chiba prefecture, is an old town lies in a natural waterway district known for its cherished old townscape.
Japanese Iris Festival is held at The Suigo Sawara Municipal Aquatic Botanical Garden from late May to late June.

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A variety of Aquariums are available in Tokyo

It seems Japanese people like observing fish. So, we do have many aquariums in Tokyo and the suburbs of Tokyo for you to enjoy. If you get bored of visiting the regular tourist spots in Tokyo or shopping, visiting an aquarium is a great change of pace.

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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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The Edo Tokyo Museum and Ryogoku town

The permanent exhibition area reopened.
Ryogoku, is known as a small district or town in the city of Tokyo where the Ryogoku Kokugikan, or Sumo Arena is located.

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Mt. Fuji Trails open in July

Trails are open from early July to mid-Septemper. The first day of climbing season varies with each trail.
Yoshida Trail (Yamanashi pref side) opens on July 1st
Subashiri Trail (Shizuoka pref side) opens on July 10th

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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.

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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