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Tokyo - City Guide

Tokyo - City Guide
Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. Related:  Japan

Index Monthly Mgazine Latest Topics News from Your Local JNTO Office Events Metropolis Magazine | Japan's Number 1 English Magazine City of Albuquerque Buying Japanese knives in Kappabashi If Japanese craftsmen can make a mean samurai sword, Japanese kitchen knives should be pretty kick-ass too, right? Just as expected, Japanese cutlery is both sleek in design and extremely durable. The most common type of knives today are "honyaki" -- high-carbon steel -- and "kasumi" -- high-carbon steel and soft iron. The kasumi type is most similar to a samurai sword in that it is produced from two metals and requires frequent maintenance. The honyaki, on the other hand, has a very long lifespan compared to Western stainless steel knives. The best place to sample the variety of available knives is Kappabashi Street -- Tokyo's restaurant wholesale district. Although there are stores that sell everything from pots and packaging to knives and fake food, it's best to buy hocho from a store that exclusively sells knives. Kamata (Matsugaya 2-12-6, Taito-ku, tel. 03 3841 4205, www.kap-kam.com), located across the street from Union Commerce, specializes in grinding and sharpening knives.

Time Out Tokyo | Tokyo Events, Activities & Things To Do Turismo en Tokio opciones de billetes y pases de transporte Billetes combinados y pases de un día En Tokio metropolitano dispones de opciones de billetes de 1día, para uso ilimitado en trenes, en metro o combinando ambos medios de transporte. Tarjetas de prepago. Existen también tarjetas de prepago cuyo principal atractivo radica en que evitas colas cada vez que tienes que sacar un billete. Desde luego, en tanto tengas saldo, no tienes que preocuparte de cuanto te cuesta ir de aquí hasta allí o de sacar billetes para cada trayecto... Japan Rail Pass Además, si quieres viajar fuera de Tokio, a cualquier sitio de Japón, te interesan las siguientes opciones: (por cierto, en muchos casos, durante el tiempo de validez, también puedes utilizar los billetes abajo indicados en ciertos transportes metropolitanos; por ejemplo el Japan Rail Pass te vale para los trenes Narita Express y los trenes JR en Tokio....). Japan Rail Pass permite por contra utilizar las líneas de trenes bala. free pass & excursiones.

Hiroette.com ||| Japanese Smileys(Emoticons) ||| (1)The difference between Western Smileys(Emoticons)(1 byte) and Japanese ones(2 bytes) The Smileys(Emoticons) are used very often in the sentences of e-mails. They started in USA where the internet had also started of course. Apparently, Japanese Smileys(Emoticons) are read vertically whilewestern Smileys(Emoticons) are read hosizontally. ex) 1byte letters: ABCDabcd,.^=123456? 2bytes letters :あいうえおカキクケコ@123漢字♣♥〒♀♂ゞ∀≒ΩωЯф♪ Second reason seems to that Japanese comics(manga) have many ways of express their feelings and situations by certain lines or graphics and Japanese do the same thing when they create smileys. I will introduce you to some of the basic Japanese Smileys(Emoticons), which is used in e-mails very often in Japan. Visitors whose language is in 2 bytes (like Chinese, korean, Thai, Russia....) have Smileys(Emoticons) in your own language, then please send them to me as I'd like to know Smileys in other languages.

Rockport, Maine  Access | FUJI-Q HIGHLAND ※ It may take some time to receive a response for inquiries made by email. ※ When making inquiries by email, please be sure to add [@fujikyu.co.jp] to your list of acceptable domain addresses; otherwise, you may not receive a reply. By Bus Reservations are required for the Highway Buses. Shinjuku Station(West Exit) Take Chuo Highway Bus Fujigoko Line (app 100 min) Inquiry and Reservation Fujikyu Highway Bus Reservation Center: 0555-73-8181 Keio Highway Bus Reservation Center: 03-5376-2222 Tokyo Station (Yaesu Exit) Take Tomei Highway bus (app 150 min) Yokohama Station(West Exit) Take Tomei Highway Bus at West Exit of Yokohama Station (app 150 min) By Train Shinjuku Station Take JR Chuo Main Line (app 60 min by superHighway ) to Otsuki Station. From Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station by JR Line Regular fare:1,280 yen Highway fare:1,210 yen (in addition to regular fare) Inquiry concerning JR line. 「JREast InfoLine」: 050-2016-1603 10:00~18:00 (Year end and new year is excluded). By Car Main JR Stations

Con dos bolsas en cada mano: Guía de Shopping en Tokio Tokio es el paraíso de las cosas bonitas. Allí, el entretenimiento nacional por excelencia es ir de compras, y la papelería, los objetos de regalo y pequeña decoración son uno de los sectores que más atraen a los japoneses. Es por eso que la ciudad está llena de tiendas maravillosas en las que encontrar todo tipo de monerías, desde stickers, gomas de borrar y washi tape, pasando por mil cuadernos, bolígrafos, figuritas, libros de manualidades... todo un mundo por descubrir que te deja literalmente con la boca abierta. De entre todos los lugares que recorrí durante mis rutas de shopping por Tokio, he seleccionado algunos de los más interesantes. Aquí tenéis un listado de las mejores tiendas para ir de compras en la capital nipona y volver a España con las maletas a rebosar. . . . . . . . Próximamente: Cosas que hacer en Tokio, un recorrido por actividades chulas, cafés, paseos, pastelerías...

Vocabulario japonés de emergencia – Kirai – Un geek en Japón – Héctor García Recibo montones de e-mails de gente que se va a Japón y está nerviosa por si tal o cual. Yo siempre respondo que en Japón HAY DE TODO, el único problema con el que os váis a encontrar es el idioma Japonés. ¡Que NO, que los japoneses no saben inglés! Igual que nosotros los españoles tampoco sabemos inglés. Una cosa es saber decir Hello, Bye, entender cuatro preguntas; y la otra SABER un idioma. El Japonés es un idioma terroríficamente difícil, el problema es que al principio no parece para tanto, es entretenido aprenderlo e incluso divertido y cuando te das cuenta de que te has metido en un berenjenal de mucho cuidado. Aquí os pongo un pequeño vocabulario para el viajero que sería bueno imprimir para ir al país del sol naciente. Anotaciones relacionadas:

Pacific Rim - Device Art - Machiko Kusahara Device Art is a concept for re-examining art-science-technology relationships both from a contemporary and historical perspective in order to foreground a new aspect of media art. The term "Device Art" may sound obscure, or even self-contradictory, but it is a conscious choice. The concept is a logical extension of a change in the notion of art that already started in the early 20th century with art movements such as Dada and Surrealism. More recently, interactive art has redefined forms of art and the role of artists. What we call device art is a form of media art that integrates art and technology as well as design, entertainment, and popular culture. While theoretical analysis is an important part of the Device Art project, producing artworks according to its concept is the key element. Figure 1. Interest in hardware-based artwork with original design also is a key element in the activities of Maywa Denki, an "art unit" led by Nobumichi Tosa. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5.

Welcome to the Town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Sumo Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan's national sport. It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto deities. Many rituals with religious background, such as the symbolic purification of the ring with salt, are still followed today. In line with tradition, only men practice the sport professionally in Japan. The rules are simple: the wrestler who first exits the ring or touches the ground with any part of his body besides the soles of his feet loses. Pre-match ritual Tournaments and Ranking Hierarchy The governing body of professional sumo is the Japan Sumo Association. All sumo wrestlers are classified in a ranking hierarchy (banzuke), which gets updated after each tournament based on the wrestlers' performance. Kokugikan, the sumo stadium in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo, where tournaments are held How to see a sumo tournament The best way to see sumo is to attend a sumo tournament. Three types of seats are available to regular visitors:

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