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Shinjuku Gyoen Greenhouse

  • Category:Tourism
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

  • Category:Tourism
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

  • Category:Tourism
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.
Adachi ...

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Chojuan Inn

  • Category:Stay
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.
Who hasn’t thought about quitting their day job to move out into the wilderness, live off the land and trade modern convenience to find true happiness? That’s exactly what the owners of Ko...

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Sumida Riverside Park

  • Category:Park
JAPAN TRAVEL
The Taito City Side Of The Famous River
 
Sumida Park is a spot of green and space along the banks of the Sumida River straddling both Taito and Sumida cities. The Taito City area, Sumida Riverside Park, extends for several hundred metres along the river while the Sumida City part se...

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Jozenji Street Jazz Festival Sendai

  • Category:Festival
JAPAN TRAVEL
Calling all music lovers!
Venue: Sendai City When: Sep 7th - Sep 8th 2019 ,  10:00am - 6:00pm
I understand jazz music is not everyone’s cup of green tea, so it was quite a shock to discover that the Jozenji Street Jazz Festival is one of Sendai’s biggest annual events. Starting back ...

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Saltybe Sea Salt Making Workshop

  • Category:Experience
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
 
Don’t be salty — appreciate the gifts of the sea and take a little Kochi home with you after this interactive workshop.
 
Sightseeing in the remote prefecture of Kochi is unforgettable. But to understand and appreciate the culture of this naturally diverse area, you’ve got to b...

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Machiya Houses in Imai-Cho

  • Category:Tourism
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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Anamori Inari Shrine Lantern Festival

  • Category:Festival
JAPAN TRAVEL
Handmade lanterns light up a summer evening
Venue: Anamori Inari Shrine When: Aug 23rd - Aug 25th 2019 ,  6:00am - 10:00am
Every year in late August, the parishioners of Anamori Inari Shrine In Ota City join the priests and their attendants to light handmade lanterns, asking Inari-sa...

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Sin Den Salon in Harajuku

  • Category:Experience
JAPAN TRAVEL
Hair, nail and makeup expertise in English
You have come to one of the most fashion-conscious cities on the planet, with great variety and energy. Walk around Omotesando, Harajuku and Shibuya and you will see the casual, formal, haute couture, avant-garde, retro and far out in the bi...

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