Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 2-8-1
    The main government building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office in Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. It is mainly composed of the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, famous for its twin towers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.2, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, and Tokyo Metropolitan Plaza. The First Government Building is a skyscraper with a height of 243 meters and the free observation deck on the 45th floor is popular as a view spot that overlooks the city of Tokyo. The building also contains the Tokyo Tourist Information Center and a nationwide tourism PR section. You can also visit the section of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly building, the Special Committee room No. 15 (special budget), and the city council PR corner.
  • Oyado Tamaki
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    4.5
    123 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 87-2
    This is an aesthetic salon in Ikaho Onsen in Oyado Tamaki, located about 15 minutes by taxi from JR Shibukawa Station in Gunma Prefecture. It is developing aesthetic for guests that combine the comfort of treatment by Western science and procedures, and the ideology rooted in the Orient spirit. The course has a wide range of massages such as facials, body care, whole body stress care and lymphatic massages. There is also a plan with an aesthetic course and accommodation, as well as a day plan.

    Well located, charming hotel with beautiful grounds. The meals were a ceremony in itself, we were well looked after. Onsens clean, and corridors decorated with little arty bips and bops. The hotel...

  • Minnna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Tsukasamachi 40-5
    Located approximately a 20-minute drive from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway’s Gifu-Kakamigahara Interchange, this facility complex consists of the city’s central library, the Multicultural Plaza, Community Activity Exchange Center, an exhibition gallery and other facilities. Able to hold a maximum of 900,000 books and with 910 chairs, one of the facilities largest features is the wooden lattice roof, and the library is filled with an openness unlike the image of previous libraries. Globes are hung in each area, making it a new kind of library where you can enjoy yourself even from just one seat position.

    Media Cosmos is an activity center near the former prefectural building. There is a public library, a coffee shop, a convenient store and so on. The architecture of this building is unique and worth...

  • Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 12-18
    In addition to DIY-related merchandise this large chain store carries interior goods and kitchen accessories as well as pet supplies. It offers an extensive line-up from standard items to cutting edge goods, and also carries a wide assortment of items that make for fashionable gifts. On the seventh floor is the popular self-service cafe, “Hands Cafe Shibuya.”

    Other people seem to enjoy this but...I found this store overwhelming. Floors are well marked taking you through areas with hardware, makeup, pillows and mattresses, stationary, Halloween decorations...

  • IKEA Kohoku
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsuzuki-ku Orimotocho 201-1
    This Swedish furniture store is located right next to the Shinkaibashi bus stop a 20-minute ride on the Yokohama Municipal Bus. Inside the massive store, you can purchase some 9,500 originally designed pieces of furniture and home decorations. This particular location has concluded a cooperation agreement with Yokohama City and is engaged in a variety of initiatives, including energy conservation, local production for local consumption, and child and youth cultivation projects. As part of these initiatives, the store sells vegetables straight from farms in Tsuzuki Ward, and also operates a mobile hydrogen station.
  • Tower Records Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-14
    This record store is considered one of the world’s largest music stores and is located in Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo. It is a large specialty shop with a variety of genre of CDs. Genres are divided into each floor such as J-pop, rock, and classical music, and the interior theme of each floor is different for each genre. Many events by artists and performers are held in the event space on the basement floor and the eighth floor as well as the floor with the grand piano. There is a café on the rooftop, and at night it is an adult space where you can enjoy music while drinking and smoking.
  • Yuntaku Ashibi Onsen Rikka Rikka Yu
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-16-36 Naha Central Hotel
    This popular natural hot spring is where you can enjoy two kinds of baths with different concepts, which is the men’s and which the women’s alternates daily. Located approximately a 15-minute drive from Naha Airport, a five-minute walk from Yui Rail Miebashi Station, and a one-minute walk to Kokusai-dori Street, it is popular with tourists as well as local residents. With plenty of hot spring baths and three kinds of saunas, you can slowly melt away your fatigue.

    Nice place onsen in Naha, Okinawa. Easy to find. My first time try onsen in Japan and amazing. If you not bring your own towel, they will give you there with entry fee 1,450 Yen. I really enjoy it...

  • Akihabara UDX Restaurant & Shop Akiba Ichi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-14-1 Akihabara UDX
    A collection of restaurants and shops located inside the Akihabara UDX commercial complex and office building a two minute walk from JR Akihabara Station. 30 select restaurants as well as a convenience store and five other establishments can be found in the facility, and many people drop by here during lunch and dinner time. Visitors will find a broad array of cuisines on offer, including Japanese, yoshoku Western, Chinese, Italian, and seafood. Particularly recommended eateries include Oerbierman, which serves rare beers difficult to find in Japan; Chiocciol@pizzeria, where diners can enjoy wines shipped direct from the winery; and the Akihabara Ramen Gekijo (Akiba Mengeki), a food court which hosts branches of three popular ramen restaurants.
  • Sakaiminato Oasis
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    3.5
    84 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tottori Sakaiminato-shi Taishomachi 215 Mina To Sakai Community Center 2F
    "Located on the second floor of the Minato Sakai Koryukan, this facility has informational panels and pamphlets on areas across Tottori and Shimane, and has an area which presents sightseeing destinations throughout the San'in area. In addition, the facility introduces manga comic artists from the area, presents information related to the ""Manga Kingdom Tottori"" campaign, and hosts a variety of events. Visitors can also take their time and read a numerous comic books by Shigeru Mizuki and Gosho Aoyama. Entry is free and food and drink are allowed, making this a place where you can take a break as well."

    The service was horrible, and I was told foreigners could not rent bikes. First of all, this policy is paranoia and prejudiced. Second, I am resident of 20 years, a professor in a Japanese...

  • Kyoto International Conference Center
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Iwakuraosagichou 422
    An international conference center which was built as Japan's first national conference facility. Used as a space by many for exchange and gatherings, in addition to the main building and an event hall, the facility is also adjoined by a hotel. The facility also has a Japanese garden on the grounds surrounded by lush natural beauty which is dedicated to the theme of people gathering and talking in nature.
  • Lake Biwa Children's Land
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    4.5
    29 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Adogawachoukitafunaki 2981
    A huge facility for children located in Kitafunaki Adogawa-cho, Takashima City. Outdoor areas include a huge playground and obstacle course, various activity facilities, and a campground where visitors can enjoy day camping and barbecuing. The indoor Niji-no-ie hall has lodging rooms, a large public bath (open to lodgers only), a cafeteria, workshop rooms where crafting classes are held, and indoor play equipment.

    A great day out For FREE.. even if the weather turns bad there are tings to do inside. traditional park rides and some new style stuff. some rides / entertainment require a small fee about 300...

  • Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-17-7
    This is a large bookstore located in Shinjuku in Tokyo's Shinjuku City. The main building and annex buildings are located between Shinjuku-dori Avenue and Yasukuni-dori Avenue. On the main building's nine floors including one basement floor and eight floors above ground the store sells items such as literature, foreign books, specialist books, magazines and picture books. There is even the Shinjuku Medical Book Center that offers items specific to the medical field, the Kinokuniya Hall which is home to performances for drama and rakugo, and the Event Hall that hosts book-signings. The annex carries comics, light novels, CDs and DVDs.
  • Old Hyogo Prefectural Office Building
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Shimoyamatedori 4-4-1
    This structure once served as a Hyogo Prefectural Government Building. Built in 1902, from 1985 onward the building has been used by the prefectural government as a reception hall. A magnificent example of Baroque architecture, the building has been designated a National Tangible Cultural Property. Today, the building serves as an art and history museum and is decorated with works by Japanese Western-style painters such as Ryohei Koiso, Heizo Kanayama, Kaii Higashiyama, and Tadanori Yokoo. The prefectural museum portion of the building is open from Monday to Saturday. The reception hall portion is only open to the general public on Saturday.

    Hyogoken Kokan (aka Hyogo House) is a public office building that is used by Hyogo Prefectural governments for events. It is sometimes used for movie locations and there are a lot of interesting...

  • Kyoto Prefectural Library
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakiseishoujichou
    Located about a 10-minute walk from the Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line, this public library was founded in 1898, and was preceded by the Shushoin, the first structure of its type in which a collection of books were preserved and available for public perusal. The current three-story brick structure was designed by the architect Takeda Goichi and built in 1909 when moved from its original site, and continued to be used as the main hall until the Han-Shin Awaji Earthquake disaster. The facade only was preserved thereafter and can still be seen at that time on the currently completed new building.

    I have been enjoying my Japan Trip in Kyoto. Where I stayed for a few days. We saw some historic places like Prefetural Library of Kyoto. It isw a great place to understand richjness of Japanese...

  • Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 2-15-5
    This is a large bookstore located five minutes on foot from JR Ikebukuro Station East Exit, and the sales floor is from the basement to the ninth floor. There are books of various genres ranging from literary books to magazines, comics, medical and other specialist books etc. Many people visit from far away to find the book they are looking for. Inside the shop, you can search for your desired book with the help of a search machine, or you can use the desks and chairs provided to choose your books carefully. There is also a café on the fourth floor.

    池袋駅のすぐそばにあるジュンク堂。フロア面積が広く,品ぞろえ豊富で,専門書も充実しています。本を買うときは必ずジュンク堂というくらいよく行くお店です。

  • Fuji Cemetery
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunoyamachou Omika 888-2
    This cemetery park located in Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture is fully-equipped with a mausoleum, a place of worship, a free rest area, and more. The cemetery is also well-known for its 8,000 cherry blossom trees, which has earned it a spot on the list of Japan's best 100 cherry blossom spots. During the blooming season, the cemetery is visited by many flower-watchers.

    This is where my grand parents are buried. I visited here in October with my elderly father. We took an early weekday Odakyu romance car from Shinjuku to Gotemba and ended up having to wait around by...

  • Nakanoya Takamatsu
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Nariaichou 8
    "This restaurant and souvenir shop offers a workshop that lets you try making Sanuki udon noodles by hand. With good access from Ritsurin Garden which is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, Yashima Island, and the temples of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, you'll definitely want to stop by. Besides Sanuki udon, there are a lot of popular products such as the ""Nakano Udon School Set"" where you make the noodles by hand. They stock a lot of other special products from Shikoku too."

    Udon making is interesting but they put a wonderful twist on it to make it fun and exciting. Highly recommended!

  • Yumeyakata Kyoto Kimono Rental Shop (Gojo Branch)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Manjujichou 128
    This kimono rental store is located in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto. You can rent kimono to wear while strolling about the sites in Kyoto, and they also rent out yukata and hakama. It is also possible to arrange a stylist and photographer to take professional photographs for casual sightseeing or even wedding ceremonies.
  • Fujizakura Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Kamide 2736
    This memorial park in Kamiide, Fujinomiya City includes a lawn cemetery surrounded by cherry blossom trees that features views of Mt. Fuji, as well as two columbariums. The park's restaurant offers cuisine made with ingredients including seafood from Suruga Bay as well as Asagiri pork.
  • Yumeari Mogami Activity Hall
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Yamagata Shinjo-shi Tamonmachi 1-2
    This is a Mogami area central facility, marked by its beautiful, glass-paneled exterior, attached to Shinjo Station in Tamon-machi, Shinjo City. Inside, they have a shop selling local specialties from all around the Mogami area; displays sharing information about Mogami's nature, culture, and history; and an information guidance center with plenty of tourist information about the area. The Mogami Information Guidance Center has a full range of local information and pamphlets, and there are guides on staff to offer clear explanations.

    新庄駅舎に接続する総合文化施設です。1F部分は待合室としても解放されており、広々していて便利でした。また、裏口側に出た駐車場からは、国鉄時代の旧機関庫を見物するのに良いスペースとなっています。

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