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  • Shinjuku Southern Terrace
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Yoyogi
    A one minute walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Southern Terrace is a promenade extending from the south exit of Shinjuku Station towards Yoyogi. 18 establishments stand along the promenade and in Odakyu Southern Tower, including a hotel, shops, and restaurants. There are many sun-drenched terrace seating areas along the promenade, as well as a fashionable, white-bedecked Starbucks. As Christmas approaches in winter, the trees along the promenade are decorated with lights, and Southern Terrace is a popular destination for enjoying seasonal lighting at night.
  • Meijijingu Gaien, Ginko Trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2
    Famous ginko trees which stretch from Aoyama-dori Street all the way to Meiji-jingu Gaien. This is a popular filming location for movies and TV dramas and Japan's No. 1 spot for viewing autumn leaves. 146 ginko trees form a beautiful yellow tunnel in the fall. There are more ginko trees at Aoyama, which is a great location for a fashionable metropolitan atmosphere. View the autumn leaves between November and December when the Meiji-jingu Gaien Icho Matsuri Ginko Festival is held every year and food stands line the streets.
  • Mitake Gorge walking path
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Oumeshi Mitake
    A walking path around Mitake Gorge close to Mitake Station. The path starts about a 10 minute walk away from Ikusabata Station and extends up to the Mitake Art Museum. Walkers can take in the natural forest along the Tama River and enjoy the seasonal beauty of the area.
  • Hokutopia
    81 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Kita-ku Ouji 1-11-1

    I have visited Japan eight times since 2004. I had not heard or read about the name of Hoku Topia and it observatory lobby on the 17th floor offers free panoramic views of greater Tokyo till this...

  • Tsukishima Monja Street
    701 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Tsukishima

    One of the must dos in Ginza is a 5am visit to the fish market and auction, when this interesting event is over take the bus back to the Old Tsukishi Market, your early morning hunger will disappear...

  • Takeshiba Sanbashi
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 1
  • Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 1-7-3
  • Caretta Shiodome Free Observatory Space Sky View
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Higashi-shinbashi 1-8-2 Caretta Shiodome 46F
    A free observation deck located on floors 46 and 47 of Caretta Shiodome. From 200 meters above the ground, you can get a panoramic view encompassing some of Tokyo’s most famous sights, including the Rainbow Bridge, the Fuji Television building, Tsukiji, and Kachidoki Bridge. At night, the observation deck overlooks the bay area, which resembles a jewel-encrusted treasure box. There are chairs and benches and couples and families can enjoy the romantic atmosphere. The building is connected directly to JR Shimbashi Station via an underground tunnel, ensuring you can easily access the deck even on rainy days without getting wet.
  • Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandajinbocho
    Tokyo Metro Jimbocho Station, consists of around 200 antique bookshops standing eave to eave and is the largest such antique bookstore street in the world. Each shop has its own specialty, and their diversity is stunning. All of the stores also boast an extensive history, with some more than 100 years old. During the Kanda Used Book Festival, held each year in the fall, the streets of Kanda become filled with old and antique books. These so-called “book corridors” attract visitors not only from across the country but around the world. Notably, there are also many curry shops in the area, and during the annual Kanda Curry Grand Prix, the area turns into “curry street.”
  • Otaka no Michi Path Masugata no Ike Pond Springs
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kokubunji-shi Higashimotomachi 3 Nishimotomachi 1
    A 12-minute walk from the south exit of Nishi-Kokubunji Station on the JR Chuo Line and Musashino Line. Today maintained as a 350-meter-long walking path, this little lane’s name means “the Falcon’s Path” and is derived from the fact that it was designated as a falconry area by the Owari-Tokugawa clan in the Edo period. Visitors can enjoy walking and seasonal scenery in an area which is considered one of Kokubunji’s most beautiful. Masugata no Ike Pond Springs was selected for inclusion in the Ministry of the Environment’s Top 100 Famous Water list and was also selected for inclusion in a list of the 57 most famous springs areas in Tokyo by the Tokyo metropolitan government. The calla-lilies, which can be seen from the walking path along the stream from spring through early summer, are also a popular sight.
  • Taishakuten-Sando
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Shibamata
    "A short walk from Shibamata Station, the approach to the Kyoeizan Daikyoji Temple known as ""Shibamata Taishakuten."" Taishakuten-Sando is a historic shopping street established in 1912. There are restaurants, souvenir shops, museums, and more along the 200-meter approach with its retro ambiance. There are many long-established stores that survived World War II, and this is a must-see part of Tokyo. Grab some dango rice dumplings, monaka sweets, or senbei rice crackers to eat during your stroll."
  • Tonogayato Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Kokubunji-shi Minamicho 2-16
    This strolling Japanese garden, replete with a forest and spring, was created using a valley between terraced cliffs. The site was originally developed as a villa for the man who would later become the president of the South Manchuria Railway between 1913 and 1915 and later belonged to the Iwasaki family, owners of the powerful Mitsubishi Zaibatsu conglomerate. In 2011, the site was designated a National Cultural Property (Place of Scenic Beauty). The name of the garden comes for the original name of the area, which was known as Kokubunjimura Tonogayato long ago. The garden’s cliffs, covered with vibrant grass and Japanese red pines, create an open and airy atmosphere which contrasts beautifully with the spring, forest, and bamboo thicket found in the garden valley. A variety of events are held here throughout the year. The fall foliage-viewing meets, held in early November, and other autumn and winter events are particularly popular.
  • Natsumezaka Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kikuicho
    "A slope passing to the southeast of Kikuicho's Raikoji Temple starting at Waseda Station on the Tozai Line. Natsume Soseki was born in the neighborhood in 1867. It got its name from his father, Naokatsu, an important landowner who took to calling it by his own name. This eventually caught on and became official. Towards the Ushigome Health Center you can find the site of Soseki Sanbo, where the author spent the later years of his life. It later became a municipally run apartment building, and today there's the small Soseki Park there. Its ""Neko Zuka (cat mound),"" a memorial to deceased cats, dogs, and pet birds, was installed together with a bust of Soseki."
  • Mugiyama Floating Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Nishitama-gun Okutamamachi Kawano
    "A floating bridge on Lake Okutama, one of Tokyo's prime water sources. Commonly called the ""Drum Can Bridge,"" it gives visitors the chance to walk across Lake Okutama. The 220-meter-long bridge was built to provide foot access to the far shore at the time the dam was built. Originally drum cans provided flotation, but today this is done with polyethylene and styrofoam. The bridge doesn't sway much or get much spray, so kids can cross safely too. Still, watch your step as there are some gaps."
  • Seiryu Garden “Sawanoien”
    46 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ome-shi Sawai 2-770
    A Japanese garden next to Okutama's Ozawa Shuzo brewery that's been making sake since 1702. On the banks of the Tama River, there's a gift shop selling sake from Sawanoi, wasabi pickles, and popular sake manju buns. They’re handmade on-site and are small enough to make great gifts. There's also a food court where you can buy light fare like udon, soba, and stewed oden. Looking down on the Tama River, many visitors stop by for a break while hiking the nature of the Mitake Valley.

    Located close to the JR Sawai station on the JR Ome-Okutama route. It is situated adjacent to the Ozawa Sake Brewery. The restaurant has a wonderful set up along the river with lush green...

  • Namiki-dori Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 1-4 Ginza 8-6
    This backstreet extends for about one kilometer parallel to Chuo-dori Street from Ginza 1-chome to Ginza 8-chome. Besides Hermes near the entrance to the street, there are many high-end overseas brands such as Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Chanel. It is said to be the street in Ginza with the most upmarket stores, lined with famous brands from all over the world, and many tourists visit no matter the day of the week or the time. It has the reputation of being a sophisticated street where you can shop in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Hill Side
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-1
    One of the five areas which make up Roppongi Hills, a complex connected directly to Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. In cross section, Floors B1 and B2 are on the level of Keyakizaka-dori Street/the Roppongi Hills Arena, floor 2 is on the level of Roppongi-dori Street/the Keyakizaka-dori Street bridge, and floor 2 is on the level of the 66 Plaza. A variety of restaurants and shops can be found on each floor; there's also an information center for Mori Tower on the second floor, and Mori Garden, the remains of a samurai lord residence which once stood here, on floor B2.
  • Roppongi Keyakizaka-dori Street
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-910111215 Chisaki
    "The main thoroughfare running through the Roppongi Hills complex, it consists of a two-lane vehicle road as well as spacious pedestrian walkways. Some 40 zelkova (""keyaki"" in Japanese) trees have been planted along the street's 400-meter-long expanse, and the street can be used to travel from the vicinity of Hiroo to the Azabu-juban district. High class brand shops line the street, and it is also famous for the beautiful decorative lighting which is put up around Christmas. Flower beds along the street are planted with flowers produced in the Tokyo area, and the street is also dotted with ""street furniture"" - works of art which can be used as benches to sit down on and take a break. Connecting to the Sakurazaka road, the street is also a popular pedestrian walking course."

    A short street with great views when lit up for Christmas and when the cherry blossoms bloom. Roppongi Hills tower has a lot of shopping and restaurant options nearby, making the trip complete.

  • Shimogoinden-bashi (Train Museum)
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Nishi-nippori 2-58
    "An overpass bridge located close to the North Exit of JR Nippori Station which connects the station's east and west sides. A balcony is situated in the center of the bridge, and from here you can look down on trains passing directly below. 14 lines, including JR Shinkansen trains, limited express trains, and the Keisei Main Line pass through here, and because you can watch some 2,500 trains spanning around 20 models coming and going from here on any given day, it has become nicknamed the ""Train Museum."" A popular destination for train-lovers of all ages, the bridge is free to use and there are also informational panels with pictures of the trains you can see here."
  • Joyful Minowa Shopping Street
    67 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Minami-senju 1-19-1 Joyful Hall
    "This all-weather shopping street is covered by a roof and follows the Toden Arakawa Line, extending from the Minowabashi stop to the Arakawa-Icchumae stop. The shopping street has existed since the early-modern Taisho period. The Nakanoshima Benzaiten, a small shrine which is one of the Arakawa Seven Gods of Fortune, stands near the shopping street's west entrance. The shopping street is filled with old-fashioned fruit and vegetable shops, butcher shops, clothing stores, a supermarket, and a variety of other establishments. The shopping street is visited by particularly large numbers of people in the evening, and its shops selling side dishes at reasonable prices are quite popular during this time. The 11th of each month is ""Nakanoshima Benzaiten Day,"" and on this day shops hold special bargain sales and events are also held in the shopping street."

    If you want to experience the daily life of down to earth people of Tokyo, visit this shopping street in the old slam of Sanya. Go hungry and get great street food such as tempura on a stick , fried...

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