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Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Appreciate marine life right on the Sea of Japan
 Niigata Prefecture is blessed with two world class aquariums - Niigata City's Marinepia, and the Joetsu Aquarium Umigatari. The latter was renovated in 2018, and encompasses the theme of "Stories of the Sea".
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Tokyo's Komae City

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A Small Tokyo City Dotted With History OverviewTucked away between the Tama River and the much smaller Nogawa River that borders neighbouring Setagaya City, lies Komae, one Tokyo's western municipalities.
A small residential area, Komae is home to some interesting historical and cult...

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Tama

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
Western Tokyo has Hello Kitty Land and the city's biggest zoo.
Located on Tokyo’s western outskirts, the city of Tama is one of the suburbs you will pass through on your way to Mount Takao. Local spots like Sanrio Puroland (aka Hello Kitty Land) and the sprawling Tama Zoo make ...

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Wakayama

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A Quiet And Historic Resort Town Perfect For A Weekend Getaway.
What’s only an hour by train from Osaka, full of pristine beaches, delicious seafood, ancient architecture, and rarely crowded with tourists?
If you guessed sunny, seaside Wakayama City give yourself a high five!
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Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse

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JAPAN TRAVEL
 
Shinjuku Gyoen is a well-known park in Tokyo with many articles having been written about it. No matter the season, the park is a popular visit at any time of the year. During my recent visit, the Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse impressed me so much that I thought it deserved its own sep...

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Night Aquarium

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Art exhibit and lounge: 5,000 goldfish, 70 Aquariums
Venue: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall When: Jul 6th - Sep 24th 2019 ,  7:00pm - 10:30pm
Technicolor lights and 5,000 kingyo (goldfish) inside 70 aquariums made up the installation from 'aquarium artist' Hidetomo Kimura.
 
Kimura is the pre...

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Adachi Historical Museum

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Local knowledge and local learning
You won't have to go very far to find a local history museum somewhere in Tokyo. Gentle on the budget, though usually light on English information, local history museums are some of the least heralded sightseeing destinations in the country.
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Machiya Houses in Imai-Cho

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Slip back in time to an Edo Period Merchant Mecca
White plastered walls, tiled roofs and dark-wood latticed windows, these were the trademarks of the merchant houses in wealthy Imai during Japan’s feudal period. Aligned row upon row in small alleyways, the sight of many such houses i...

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Namegata Farmer’s Village

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
Go Glamping And 'Disco' Strawberry Picking At A Farm North Of Tokyo
If you want to go camping in Japan but can’t be bothered pitching your own tent or starting a campfire from scratch, Namegata Farmer’s Village in Ibaraki Prefecture has got you covered. The farm offers a full gla...

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Meguro Parasitological Museum

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GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
You may never eat sushi again after visiting this creepy-crawly museum.
Exploring the Meguro Parasitological Museum will leave you feeling simultaneously enthralled and disgusted. The parasite-infected animals, bugs, and worms housed inside are enough to make your skin crawl.
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