Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Japan

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
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    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.
  • Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 1-2-10
    A prefectural museum opened in 1904 located in Nakanoshima, Osaka, an area dotted with retro and old fashioned buildings. The solemn stone New-Baroque building is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property. The library’s collection is primarily dedicated to books and materials on Osaka; classical Japanese, Chinese, and Korean books; and business-related materials, and is frequently made use of by researchers. The library also has rentable spaces, a library shop, and a café serving Denmark home-style cuisine. The closest station is Yodoyabashi Station.

    The old European-style building is gorgeous to look at and walk through, and usually quite quiet and relaxing. The cafe inside is a bit expensive but has a very charming and classy atmosphere, and...

  • 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...

  • 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
    88 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...

  • Lake Biwa Children's Land
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
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    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...

  • Sakaiminato Oasis
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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.
  • Old Hyogo Prefectural Office Building
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    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...

  • 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.
  • Andaz Tokyo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Toranomon 1-23-4 Toranomon Hills
    This lifestyle hotel is located between the 47th and the top 52nd floor of Toranomon Hills. A Hyatt affiliate, it offers a sophisticated, top-quality hotel experience with various services to provide their guests with a comfortable at home environment. Soft drinks and snacks from room minibars, local phone calls, and WiFi are available free of charge. All the guest rooms have a magnificent view of Tokyo, as well as large bathtubs. They have the highest independent chapel in the city, an event space, and a spacious restaurant for their guests’ dining pleasure.
  • 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。

  • 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.
  • 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)
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
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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.

    Best experience in Kyoto, where they let me pick the kimono colors, did my hair and set me up with a photographer and translator and we took a taxi to Gion. Was the best photoshoot I ever had. They...

  • Mie Kodomo no Shiro
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Tachinochou 1291 Inside Chubu-kai Sports Park
    A large children's play facility located in Chubudai Park, Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture. Facilities include a play land with a climbing wall and slides; art and science space where children can make crafts and conduct science experiments; hall for events and theater productions; stage space; and planetarium. The facility also holds events like lectures by scientists and Bon festival dances, and there's a light meal corner, making it easy for visitors to enjoy a whole, fun-filled day here.

    プラネタリウムや夜のコンサートなどもあり、季節ごとの催しなども魅力的。 子供と一緒に楽しめます。ボルダリングも」楽しい

  • Tsurui Dosanko Farm
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Kuchoro 71-1
    "This is a farm where you can enjoy horse riding with ""dosanko,"" the common name for the Hokkaido Pony that is one of the eight types of traditional breeds in Japan. For horse trekking around the Kushiro Shitsugen National Park, there are five-hour course and two-hour course, and you can ride surrounded by nature depending on how much time you have. There is also a horse-riding experience on the farm."

    We were hoping for an interesting farmstay experience, but all they give you is a small room and there is nothing to interact with on the ranch except the ponies (which we were told to move away...

  • Yumeari Mogami Activity Hall
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    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.

    新庄駅と文化センター的な感じの建物が一緒になってます。非常に綺麗で通路に飾りなどあり綺麗です。裏には非常に大きい無料駐車場もあり便利いいと思います。

  • JUMP SHOP Tokyo Dome City
    Shopping
    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.
  • 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.

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