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Events in October 20015

5 reasons to go watch football (soccer) in Tokyo

Can you imagine what watching a football game in Tokyo can be like? Here are 5 reasons why you should live the experience! (By Ticketbis (Japan))

17 Oct. (Sat) F.C. Tokyo vs Shonan Bellmare
24 Oct. (Sat) F.C. Tokyo vs Urawa Reds
22 Nov. (Sat) F.C. Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu

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Cosmea blooms under Ushiku Daibtsu's foot

The statue is Ushiku Daibtsu, the tallest bronze statue of Buddha in the world, stands in Ushiku of Ibaraki prefecture, about 38km away from the Narita airport.

Nikko City and Nikko National Park | Areas and Attractions

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.

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....

Historic Neighbourhoods of Tokyo | Yanaka

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 Streetcar Tour of Tokyo Neighborhoods

oden 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, old shopping streets, and Sakura viewing spots, allowing you to have a short tour and enjoy a nostalgic, friendly atmosphere there.

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

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.

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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