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.
  • Evergreen Outdoor Center
    212 Reviews
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    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 4377
    This outdoor tour company is in Hokujo, Hakuba Village. In winter you can take back country and snowshoeing tours, and they have an English language ski school. In the green season you can enjoy the mountains, lakes, and rivers around Hakuba with activities like canoeing and hiking. They also host international school programs, summer camps, team building workshops, and more.

    My friends and I availed of Evergreen’s SnowShoe tour package. It was the best! Their service from beginning to the end was superb; they treated us like “royals” thus making our staycation...

  • 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.
  • HANDS Shibuya Store
    6 Reviews
    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...

  • Yuntaku Ashibi Onsen Rikka Rikka Yu
    90 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...

  • IKEA Kohoku
    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.
  • Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-17-7
    "A large bookstore located in Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The main building and the annex ""adhoc"" building are located between Shinjuku-dori and Yasukuni-dori streets. The main building has nine floors from the first basement to the eighth floor, selling literature, foreign books, specialized books, magazines, picture books, etc. It also has the Shinjuku Medical Book Center, which specializes in the field of medicine and nursing, the Kinokuniya Hall, where plays, rakugo, and other performances are held, and a room for the exclusive use of talk events, etc. The annex deals in comics, light novels, DVDs, etc."
  • 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.
  • Kyoto International Conference Center
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    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.
  • Yumeyakata Kyoto Kimono Rental Shop (Gojo Branch)
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    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.
  • Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro
    6 Reviews
    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.


  • ACROSFukuoka
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-1-1
    This large civil complex facility was built in 1995 to facilitate international, cultural and information exchange on the theme of symbiosis and love of nature. Its stepped garden is loved as an oasis in the city and is an entirely green space where plants of the season grow. Visitors crowd to the 1,800-seat Fukuoka Symphony Hall, the international conference space, as well as the Cultural & Tourist Information Center on locations inside and outside the prefecture.
  • JUMP SHOP Tokyo Dome City
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61 Tokyo Dome City
    An official shop dedicated to the Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump SQ comic magazines located inside Tokyo Dome City in the Koraku area of Bunkyo City, Tokyo. The shop sells lifestyle goods, snacks, fashion wear, and DVDs connected with the comics serialized in the magazines. JUMP SHOP also carries merchandise available no place else, and this popular destination constantly buzzes with people of all ages, from children to adults. The shop is also a popular tourism destination for Jump fans from throughout Japan and the world.
  • Sekaido Main Store
    28 Reviews
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-1-1
    This art supplies and stationary store was established in 1940. Consisting of six floors, the store prides itself on its extensive stock enabling customers to acquire just about any art-related product needed, including materials for Western- and Japanese-style painting, comic drawing supplies, frames, design supplies, and stationary and office supplies. There's an art gallery and art school on the sixth floor which hosts a variety of classes on the arts. The store also has a monthly sketch club in which you can go somewhere nearby to sketch and receive advice from an experienced instructor.

    I think I read about this store on a Buzzfeed article, and when I found out wed be heading to Japan, I knew I wanted to stop here. It was a great store, with many unique items, an excellent...

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikabutochou 2-1
    An exchange for financial instruments located in Nihombashikabuto-cho, Chuo City, Tokyo. The exchange has opened for markets including the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on which is listed the stocks of various famous international and domestic companies, and the Second Section, Mothers and JASDAQ. In Japan, the name of the exchange is frequently shortened to Tosho.
  • Minnna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos
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    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.
  • Fuji Cemetery
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    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.
  • Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Otemachi 1-7-1 Yomiuri Shimbun Building
    "The central location from which the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper is published. Visitors can watch a video on the company and learn about the work of proofreaders, who must check articles from a variety of angles before they are published. On the third floor, there's a gallery displaying news photographs and other exhibits; the Yomiuri Shop, which sells Tokyo Giants merchandise and ""Cat Pitcher"" character merchandise; and the News Lab area, which introduces the history of the newspaper; no reservation is needed and anyone is free to check out these places. The Yomi Cafe on the first floor sells coffee and black tea at 100 yen a cup, as well as bite-sized sweets. The location in front of the Yomiuri Shimbun Building is the start and goal of the Hakone Ekiden relay race, and here there is a commemorative bronze stature and plaque listing the names of schools which have won the race in the past."
  • Shosen Grande
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandajimbouchou 1-3-2
    A huge bookstore located a one-minute walk from Jimbocho Station. The flagship shop of the venerable Shosen bookstore chain, which was founded in 1948, the store sees an unending stream of visitors seeking to purchase highly specialized books from among Shosen Grande's massive selection. The sixth floor, for example, is stocked only with materials relaxing to railroads, and the selection of not only books but also merchandize and railroad accessories has made it a mecca for train aficionados. The seventh floor event space is frequently used to host events for young up-and-coming entertainers. Every floor offers something different, making Shosen Grande a fun place just to come and look.
  • Rental Kimono Okamoto (Kiyomizudera Branch)
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-237-1-1
    Rental Kimono Okamoto is on the walk leading up to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It is operated by Okamoto Textile Shop, a venerable business with a 180-year history. It stocks over 1,000 different kimono to choose from and even helps customers with putting on the kimono and styling their hair. Many foreign tourists who want to experience Japanese culture patronize this shop.

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