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ATTRACTION | FUJI-Q HIGHLAND. Tokyo Sightseeing | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide. Tokyo Area Guide: Things to Do In Tokyo 東京 Tokyo is the point of entry for most visitors and business travelers to Japan and one of the world's most fascinating cities. Tokyo city dates from around 1600 when the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, chose Edo, then a small fishing village near the mouth of the Sumida River, as the shogunate's new capital.

Edo grew to become the world's biggest city by the 1600's, with over a million people. Edo became Tokyo - Japan's capital - from 1868 after the Meiji Restoration and the move of the nation's capital from Kyoto. Tokyo is now an extraordinarily vibrant, exciting and fashionable modern metropolis, which still manages to reveal glimpses of its traditional past. Divided into a series of smaller 'cities' efficiently connected by public transport, Tokyo is the center for Japanese architecture, art, business, fashion, food, music, politics - and virtually everything else. Tokyo: Areas of Interest Book Hotel Accommodation in Tokyo Here Shinjuku Shibuya Daikanyama Ginza.

Osaka Amazing Pass (for Osaka area) | PLAN | OSAKA INFO -Osaka Visitors' Guide. Osaka Kaiyu Ticket | PLAN | OSAKA INFO -Osaka Visitors' Guide. PASMO - One of Japan's most popular smart cards. Japan Train Timetables and Route Finders. Japan has an extensive and efficient train network; however, without an intimate knowledge of the system, its complexity can make it difficult to figure out an efficient route. On top of that, while most railway, bus and ferry companies publish their timetables online, few offer good English language resources. Luckily there are several excellent English language resources available to help travelers navigate the railway system in Japan.

English Online Route Finders Route finders allow you to find transportation routes between any two train stations in Japan. While the systems vary in search options, at the most basic they offer an English interface and reliable results. The two services that we recommend are Hyperdia and Jorudan: Japanese Online Route Finders There are several Japanese language route finder websites and applications that offer a wide range of feature sets and additional search options. Printed Timetables. Министерство на външните работи - Пътувам за... Where To Stay In Kyoto. Where To Stay In Tokyo. 16 Must-see Places in Shinjuku: Explore the Unexplored!

Shinjuku. You may have heard of the city with the busiest train station in the world, and one of the major economic hubs. It’s probably at the top of most tourists’ bucket lists who want to visit Tokyo. Of course the reason is probably one, that this it the city that never sleeps, and two, there is so much to do all day and all night! Hopefully this article can be a guide for those who want to see more than the usual tourist spots and get deeper into the lesser known parts of Shinjuku!

1. Omoide Yokocho This is quite the Memory Lane (literal translation of Omoide Yokocho) as you can get a nostalgic feel of 1950s olden Shinjuku, as you chomp on your tasty yakitori skewer while sitting in a slightly cramped barspace, surrounded by Japanese salarymen who come to drink beer after a hard day’s work. There are about 60 restaurants, most selling yakitori and oden in the winter, tightly crammed into a 4 lane space.

Omoide Yokocho 2. Kabukicho 3. Robot Restaurant WebsiteRobot Restaurant 4. 5. 6. 7. Economical Tickets. IC cards These IC transport cards, which are interchangeable all across the country, can be used for traveling on major railways and busses in the metropolitan area. If you buy a new card with an advanced payment, you can pass the ticket barrier by touching the automatic ticket gate or bus ticket reading machine with the card, and the fare will be deducted automatically. This card can also be used for shopping as electronic money at registered shops. Suica The Suica is sold with the following starting denominations: 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 4,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen, 500 yen of which is the deposit.

You don't have to take the card out of the pass holder, but scan it along the card reader located on the top of the ticket gate. A chargeable ticket system that can be used for train/bus services on participating private railways, subways and bus networks (with some exceptions). Return to top of page Discount tickets One-day pass Tokyo Tour Ticket (Tokyo Free Kippu) Tsukiji Fish Market - 10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting. The Tsukiji Fish Market appears in literally every guide book about Tokyo and on most people’s tour itineraries—plus it boasts free entrance! It isn’t just the largest wholesale fish market in Tokyo and Japan, it’s numero uno for the entire planet. It also has a kick-ass Tuna Auction before the sun rises most mornings. Note:The Tsukiji Market relocation has been postponed! Until recently, the Tsukiji Fish Market was destined to relocate (despite considerable opposition) to a larger and slightly more inconvenient location in Toyosu—a move originally set for November 7, 2016.

However, it was recently announced that the move to the new site has been delayed indefinitely. So, until (and if) the moving date is decided, there is a giant fish market and a unique tuna auction to be experienced. Also, did I mention the live tuna auction is free? 1. Make sure you check the calendar below. 2016 Tsukiji Market Calendar (red indicates closed) However, this also means… 2. 3. 4. 5. Let go of your pride. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

10 Best Places to Visit in Japan. In days of yore, the samurai country of Japan tried to conquer the world through warfare. Today it is conquering the world with its technology, its superbly made two- and four-wheeled motor vehicles and through the hearts of all who visit it. This island nation has it all: deeply rooted cultural traditions, ancient shrines and temples, lovely gardens, beautiful mountain scenery, geishas and tea ceremonies, and accommodations that range from ryokans or quaint inns to ultra-modern luxurious hotels. An overview of the best places to visit in Japan: 10Koya-san Koya-san or Mount Koya is the most important site in Shingon Buddhism, a sect that has been practiced in Japan since 805 when it was introduced by Kobo Daishi. It remains the headquarters for the sect and the small town that grew up around the temple. 9Ishigaki Located west of Okinawa, Ishigaki is Japan’s premier beach destination and makes a good base to explore the other islands in the Yaeyama archipelago. 8Kanazawa 7Hiroshima 6Kamakura.

1-Day Tokyo DisneySea Itinerary. If you’re visiting Tokyo Disney Resort, it may be part of a greater Japan trip, and you may only have one day for Tokyo DisneySea. This plan covers our “perfect day” at Tokyo DisneySea, focusing on everything we would do in one day if that’s all of the time we had. Note that in our Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Planning Guide we recommend 3 days at Tokyo DisneySea if you have the time (with a Disney fan being able to spend even more time there), so you necessarily will have to skip some things if you only have one day.

Since Tokyo DisneySea is so much more than a series of attractions, this post covers how we recommend enjoying the ambiance, restaurants at which you should dine, and of course, attractions you should do. This post continues our series of single-day itineraries designed to answer the frequently asked question, “what would you do if you only had one day in ____ Disney park?” We call this series our “Daily Trip Blueprints,” or DTBs for short…a corny nod to our website name! Tokyo Disney Resort 2015 Trip Planning Guide. Our Tokyo Disney Resort 2016 trip planning guide covers all aspects of visiting Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, including Japan information and Disney specifics like where to stay, how long to visit, where to eat, which attractions to do. It also covers a visit to Japan more broadly, including tips on airports, transportation, and phone/internet. We found that there was really no good resource covering all of this when we planned our first visit to Tokyo Disney Resort, so apologies if this guide is overly long.

Better to include too much than not enough, we hope. We spend a ton of time planning our trips to Japan, and we’ve updated this almost neurotically as we learn from our travels and research. This Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland Guide has been updated dozens of times since we first wrote it, and more will be added over time as certain parts are clarified or expanded. ) is an incredible experience. You also might want a planning guide in paper form. Comfort Zone/Language. 6 Things You Should Know Before Going To Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea. Japan is really lucky to have not one, but two Disney theme parks. While the kids enjoy Disneyland with attractions like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Splash Mountain, the grownups have their own fun escape in DisneySea, where the most popular attraction is beer.

The night electrical parade must be amazing when viewed after a few pints, I imagine. Every day, thousands of people pack the parks – families, couples, groups of friends, students on school trips and of course, tourists. The parks are enormous, and one day is not nearly enough to explore everything, especially with the long standby times at all the popular attractions that often reach upwards of three hours. Most people usually take one of two approaches to the theme parks. Others prefer to take it slow, perfectly content to hop on a couple of rides and spend the rest of the day enjoying the shows and parades, soaking up the cheerful atmosphere. 1. Getting your tickets at the gate on the day itself is not a good idea. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What to pack for a trip to Japan – Little Grey Box.

Greasers outside Yoyogi Park on a Sunday Tokyo is unlike any other place I’ve ever visited, it’s like stepping onto the set of an incredible movie. The people are so fashionable and effortlessly cool, everywhere you turn you see great photo opportunities, the food is amazing and there’s just SO much to see and do. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, but are unsure what to pack, I’ve compiled this list to help you. Of course if you are going for Japan Ski Holidays you will also need to think about the lovely, warm snow gear you will need too. My biggest tip? Don’t overpack. There are SO many cool things you’re going to want to buy, you’re going to need the room in your luggage. If you’re planning on visiting Tokyo, these resources can also help you: What to pack for a trip to Japan Medicine – Bring a small bag packed full of essential medicines with you.

Tissues – Pocket packs of tissues tucked into a bag may come in very helpful at public toilets. Shoes – Seems simple enough, right? What to pack for a trip to Japan – Little Grey Box. How to Pack for a Trip to Japan. In our Japan Travel Tips series, we share quick and useful information to help you get the most out of your trip to Japan. One of the most common questions we get from travelers is about how to pack for a trip to Japan. So we’ve put together a list of our Top 7 Tips on Packing for a Trip to Japan. Geta at a traditional ryokan For even more on packing, check out our travel essentials checklist, including recommended books, gadgets, travel bags and more. 1.

No, you don’t need to wear wooden clogs. Many places in Japan – including ryokans (traditional inns), temples, and many izakayas and restaurants – require you to remove your shoes before entering. As a rule of thumb, if you see tatami mats, you’ll need to take off your shoes. Tatami mats at a ryokan 2. Packing light is a useful skill for travel to any country, but in the case of Japan it is especially worth noting. Navigating Japan is much easier when you travel light. What do we define as “a lot of luggage”? Not willing or able to pack light? Tokyo Dome City Attractions | Tokyo Dome City.

Problem loading page. Park Information | SPACE WORLD. Attraction | FUJI-Q HIGHLAND. 30 unexpected things you can only see in Japan. A kairo is a chemical warmer that you can carry around and throw it away once you’re done using it. Before, you used to have to unseal it and then shake it so the chemical reaction would begin, but newer versions just require opening it. There aren’t just versions for your hands, but there are also types to stick to the insides of your clothes. Thanks to its convenience and usefulness, it’s definitely something that is indispensable for the winter. 17. Yurukyara “Yurukyara” is short for “loose mascot character,” and are characters created as PR for prefectures or regions.

Thanks to their cute appearances, yurukyara have exploded in popularity, and because of that there is a phenomenon where tourists to the areas promoted by yurukyara have also increased. You can say that in Japan, the characters have become the faces of the region they’re promoting. 18.Rice patty art Rice paddy art is art made by choosing different kinds of rice to plant in order to create a huge piece of art. 19.Dekotora. 50 Japanese Foods to Try While You are in Japan. This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified) 1. Sushi Sushi is a dish combining vinegar rice and seafood (although sometimes other ingredients are also used). There is a type of fermented sushi, known as nare-zushi, but the most typical types of sushi are nigirizushi and temakizushi.

There are plenty of other ingredients available for those who do not like raw fish, including boiled prawns and grilled conger eel. 2. Tempura is a dish in which seafood, fresh vegetables and other ingredients are dipped in a flour and egg batter and fried in old. 3. Sukiyaki is a dish in which meat and vegetables are stewed in an iron pot. 4. Ramen is a noodle soup dish which has grown to become incredibly popular and is thought of as a byword for Japanese food. 5. While curry has its origins in India, the curry we eat in Japan is a unique, localized dish based on the curry brought over to Japan from the UK. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Tokyo aquarium. Japan Round Up. 72 Random Observations About Japan. Japan is a wonderfully strange country.

It’s the cultural differences that make travel interesting and Japan is full of them. These are some random observations that we jotted down in our moleskine as we travelled around the country. General 1) Japan has recovered extraordinarily well from the earthquake. We didn’t see any signs of it, although we didn’t travel further north than Tokyo. We don’t see any reason to avoid travel there. 2) Expect to be confused much of the time. 3) Expect random bursts of weirdness. This was outside a Kyoto restaurant. This was in a car park at Kurama train station. 4) Japan is expensive. 5) When we first arrived it wasn’t as super-modern or as traditional as we expected. 6) When you find traditional Japan it is everything you expected. Tsumago 7) We didn’t expect the ugliness that is found in some areas. 8 ) Startling green rice paddies are squeezed among apartment buildings in urban locations. 9) Cartoons are used for official signs. 10) Japan is super-safe.

Food. Japan Round Up. 72 Random Observations About Japan. How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Japan? The cost of travel in Japan puts many people off visiting. We wouldn’t have travelled there ourselves if we hadn’t had the opportunity to spend three and a half weeks housesitting in Kyoto. Yes, it is expensive, at times shockingly so, but it probably doesn’t cost much more than many places in Western Europe and it was utterly worth it. There aren’t many places in the world that have such a unique and fascinating culture, yet it’s a developed country where everything just works. The people are wonderfully polite, the trains are comfortable and always on time, accommodation is of a high standard and the food is delicious.

So how much did five and a half weeks in Japan cost us? We’ve broken the expenses down into the housesitting period where we had no accommodation expenses and access to a kitchen, and our travelling around Japan period. These costs are for two people. This is the breakdown of how much this works out on an average daily basis. Housesitting Travelling Around Japan Share: Ways to Get Away From It All - Part 2: Onsen All The Way In Japan. Planning a Trip to Japan: DOs & DON'Ts. Foreign visitors pick the 20 coolest places in Japan. Top 5 Must See Places in Japan for 2015. 48 hours in Hiroshima. 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Hiroshima. Top 8 things to do in Hiroshima | InsideJapan Tours Blog. Tokyo Museum Guide. 15 Must Visit Tokyo Attractions & Travel Guide - TommyOoi.com. 50 Things to Do in Tokyo. Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers. Kyoto Travel Guide. How to Turn High Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit. Grand Tournament Schedule - Nihon Sumo Kyokai Official Grand Sumo Home Page.

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