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  • Tokyo Dome
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    The Tokyo Dome opened as Japan’s first covered stadium in 1988. With its dome shaped room and artificial turf field it’s the home stadium of the Yomiuri Giants. The Tokyo Dome is the core of the Tokyo Dome City urban entertainment area and doesn’t only host baseball games but also a variety of other events including concerts and exhibitions. Near entry gate 21 you’ll find the Baseball hall of fame museum where you can see uniforms of popular players and learn about the history of baseball.

    Great place to watch Japanese baseball! Its quite different from the American spectating experience, because of the enthusiasm of the fans, singing songs for all their favorite players, and not least...

  • Yushima Tenmangu (Yushima Tenjin)
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Yushima 3-30-1
    This is a Shinto shrine located in Yushima in Bunkyo City and is representative of an Edo-Tokyo Tenmangu Shrine. It is said that this shrine was built in 458 A.D. by imperial command of Emperor Yuraku in order to enshrine Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto as a deity. Later in the Nanboku-cho period, Sugawara Michizane was also enshrined. As the Shinto god of scholarship, many students preparing for exams pay homage at the shrine. The precincts are so elegant, and they were the subject of works by the ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Hiroshige. From early February at the Japanese plum blossom festival (“Ume Matsuri”), the Japanese plums are magnificent in full bloom on the grounds and the festival is busy with sightseers.

    湯島天満宮の表鳥居を入ってすぐ右手にある宝物殿になります。入館料は大人500円でした。1階にはお祭りで使われるような神輿が飾られており、地下には絵画や衣服などが飾られていました。

  • Tokyo Dome City
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    740 Reviews
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    This is a general entertainment area that is centered around Tokyo Dome, the baseball stadium that is home to the Yomiuri Giants. Facilities include Tokyo Dome Attractions (the old Korakuen Amusement Park) where guests can enjoy attractions such as thrill rides and a Ferris Wheel, LaQua with its spa facilities, Korakuen Hall which is known as a holy land for martial arts, and the Tokyo Dome Hotel.

    Location next to Tokyo Dome, the shopping area is nit big but the theme park quite big space. During our trip, theres a big event at Tokyo Dome, so the Tokyo Dome city became crowded. Inside the...

  • Tokyo Daijingu
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    429 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Fujimi 2-4-1
    Built in 1880 as a shrine to worship the deities of Ise Shrine, this shrine is well known for being “O-Ise-sama in Tokyo.” Initially it was located in Hibiya, but relocated to Tokyo’s Chiyoda City after the Great Kanto Earthquake. The main deities enshrined are Amaterasu-Sume-Okami and Toyouke-no-Okami. It is also popular as a wedding venue as it is a shrine that originated Shinto weddings. It is visited by many worshippers who pray for good candidates for marriage. In addition to its main festival held every year in April, there are many smaller events held each month.

    Tokyo Daijingu is one of the five major shrines in Tokyo dedicated to all things related to love and relationships. This was the first Shrine holding Shinto wedding ceremony in Japan. Worshippers...

  • Yasukuni Shrine
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kudankita 3-1-1
    This shrine located in Kudankita of Chiyoda City mainly enshrines soldiers and civilians related to the military who died in service of the country. From patriots at the end of the Edo period and the Meiji Restoration to soldiers that died in combat during the Pacific War, Yasukuni enshrines over 2,466,000 spirits without distinction as to social status, merits or gender. About 400 cherry trees have been planted on the premises, making it a famous spot for hanami (cherry blossom viewing).

    Built as a memorial to all Japanese war dead from the Russo Japanese War onward. The shrine is held in high esteem and also in controversy as it represents the nation aggression in Asia. A huge...

  • Kanda Shrine (Kanda Myojin)
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 2-16-2
    This shrine located in Soto-Kanda in Tokyo’s Chiyoda City boasts close to 1,300 years of history. In the past, this shrine was revered as the Edo Sochinju (the center place to pray for local gods) with a Soujigami (general local Shinto deity) that was the patron of Tokyo’s 108 towns. There are many commemorative photo spots including the impressive Shaden (main building) built in 1934 that is completely covered in bright vermillion as well as the “Chikara Ishi,” which is a big stone that was used by young people in competitions to show off their strength. The enshrined deities are Okuninushi no Mikoto (Daikokuten), Sukunahikona no Mikoto (Ebisu), and Taira no Masakado. The Kanda-matsuri festival held around mid-May is counted as one of the three largest Edo festivals. The shrine has even become famous in recent years for collaborations with anime works.
  • Rikugien Gardens
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Honkomagome 6
    Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, who served the shogunate as a Tairo-kaku (“Great Elder”) during the era of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth-generation Tokugawa shogun, created this garden in an area full of daimyo residences. With its undulating paths and well-planned design, the Japanese garden is particularly famous for its azaleas and weeping sakura close to the garden entrance. The gardens are lit up at night during the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom and again in autumn when the foliage is turning colors. The garden evokes scenery of Kishu (in Wakayama) with the middle Daisensui Pond and its Nakanoshima Island. Many foreign tourists enjoy visiting Rikugien.

    We went there in early autumn to see the illumination but the trees havent quite turned colors yet. If you are coming by the Komagome Station, ignore the big signage pointing you to the garden...

  • Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandahanaokachou 1-1
    This is a large home electronics retail store primarily based in the Yodobashi Akiba commercial complex located in front of JR Akihabara Station. Floors one through six of the building carry an assortment of electronic products including games, home appliances, audio-visual goods, cameras, timepieces, brand items, personal computers, computer accessories, and mobile phones. This is a shopping spot frequented not only by domestic customers but many overseas guests as well, and the third floor has a corner featuring Japanese souvenirs and other products for tourists.
  • Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo's Lobby Lounge Le Jardin
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Sekiguchi 2-10-8 Hotel Chinzan-so Tokyo 3rd floor
    This restaurant and lounge is in Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo's lobby. Four different menus are available depending on the time of day. In the afternoon you can enjoy an authentic British teatime with a 3-level sandwich tray and baked pastries. Roast beef is served at dinner time, and a variety of champagnes with a snack are available during the premium champagne hour.
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kitanomarukouen 3-1
    Located close to the South Entrance to Kitanomaru Park, near the Imperial Palace, the National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT), which opened in 1952, was Japan’s first national art museum. The MOMAT Collection features around 200 items from the more than 12,500 artworks held by the museum, showcasing a wide range of works in various genres—including Nihonga (Japanese-style modern painting), Western-style oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photographs, etc.—from the early 20th century to the present day. Several special exhibitions on unique themes are held every year.
  • Ochanomizu Sola City Plaza
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandasurugadai 4-6
    This complex facility in Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is divided up by floor into a commercial facility, a conference center, an educational-related facility, and office space. The conference center can accommodate a maximum of 600 people. The commercial facility’s Sola City Plaza has a verdant space above ground offering views of Nikorai-do (the Holy Resurrection Cathedral) and Yushima Seido (a Confucian temple), and a diverse assortment of restaurants and shops in an open space in the basement where the light of the sun comes streaming in, serving as a place for nearby office workers to take a break.

    New spot very close to Ochanomizu station. Some restaurant in basement. Also marche or music event at terrace. 御茶ノ水の駅のすぐそばにある商業施設。 地下のレストラン街が便利です。 テラス席もあり、たまにマルシェや音楽イベントも開かれています。

  • Science Museum
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kitanomarukouen 2-1
    The Science Museum Science Hall is a full-fledged theater-style hall able to accommodate 410 people. This facility is perfect for hosting lectures, seminars, symposiums, and presentations of all kinds.

    To be fair, we were not that disappointed that it is a museum designed for children. If you analyze each exhibit, youll realize that it is very well presented, it engages a childs curiosity and at...

  • Nezu Jinja Shrine
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    634 Reviews
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Nedu 1-28-9
    This is a shrine with a long history that is located in the Nezu district of Tokyo’s Bunkyo City is said to have been founded by Yamatotakeru (the 12th Emperor of Japan) about 1,900 years ago. The enshrined deities are Susanoo-no-Mikoto, Oyamakuino-kami and Hondawake-no-Mikoto. The shaden (main shrine building) built in 1706 is completely covered in lacquer and is a masterpiece of gongen-zukuri (style of Shinto architecture in which the main hall and worship hall share one roof, and are connected via an intermediate passageway), and seven buildings have received designation as national Important Cultural Properties. Vermillion-lacquered torii gates stand in a row at the smaller Otome Inari Shrine on the premises, making this a popular spot to take photos. The shrine is visited by many worshippers in April when 3,000 azaleas bloom profusely and in September when one of Edo three biggest festivals is held.

    Its not easy to find the Nezu Shrine, as it hides withing a narrow street and no visible signs in languages other than Japanese. Once you access the grounds, you are taken aback by a sense of...

  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1
    This is a traditional Japanese garden that was constructed on grounds belonging to the Mito Tokugawa clan in the early Edo period, and is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a Special Historic Site. With an area of more than 70,000 square meters, various seasonal flowers and trees including plum and cherry have been planted around the Daisensui Pond that represents Lake Biwa. It is characteristic for its Chinese references such as scenery named after places in China. In the northern side of the garden visitors can appreciate a tranquil rural landscape that even includes rice paddies. Free guides are available depending on the schedule.
  • Animate Akihabara
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-3-2
    This is the Akihabara store of the largest domestic cartoon, animation and game related goods specialty shop and is located adjacent to “Comic Toranoana.” In addition to books such as newly released comic books, light novels and specialty literary magazines and reading material, there is an abundant collection of art supplies, character goods, CD/DVD, and games, etc. on all six floors of the store. There are also many events held inviting animation song singers and voice actors as well as limited-time only shop events. The nearest station is Akihabara Station.
  • Tokyo FM Hall
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Koujimachi 1-7 FM Center 2F
    A multipurpose hall located inside the FM Center Building in the Koji-machi area of Chiyoda City and just a three-minute walk from Hanzomon Station. The facility has been used for a diverse array of events, including not only classical but also jazz and rock concerts, theater productions, and martial arts exhibitions. The hall’s stage can be changed into seven different configurations to serve any manner of event. The hall’s up to 308 seats can also all be removed, turning it into an excellent space for rehearsals. The hall’s fixtures include a Steinway piano, and its carefully selected and designed audio equipment and high ceiling ensure acoustics unmatched by similar locations.
  • Tokyo Dome Natural Onsen Spa LaQua
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    27 Reviews
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kasuga 1-1-1 Laqua Building
    This spa is located within the La Qua shopping complex in Tokyo Dome City. In the spa zone, which uses natural hot spring water bubbling up from deep underground, one can enjoy open-air baths, various indoor baths and a sauna. The Healing Baden zone with the low temperature sauna and relaxation space is a soothing area that looks like a resort in a tropical paradise. The spa also includes body care services and restaurants.

    The LaQua Spa experience did not disappoint. Well organised, helpful staff, attention to all the little details. A truely memorable experience. I left our youngest with hubby to play in the theme...

  • Theatre G- Rosso
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    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61
    This is an indoor theater located in “Tokyo Dome City Attractions” in Bunkyo City, Tokyo, famous mainly for the Squadron Hero Show performances. It features a structure suitable for sword fighting and action scenes such as a three-step stage and opening and closing floor, allowing the audience to enjoy powerful action-packed shows and performances. As the theater is located in an amusement park with free admission, it is a spot where you can spend all day enjoying all the attractions. Advance purchase of tickets for the Hero Show is possible by telephone or online etc.
  • Shosen Grande
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    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.
  • AKB48 Theater
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-3-3 Don Quijote Akihabara 8F
    The AKB48 Theater is a live performance venue created especially for performances by AKB48, a nationally-renowned “idol” pop group, based around the concept of AKB48 being “idols that fans can actually go to see.” The AKB48 Theater is located on the eighth Floor of the Don Quixote Akihabara Building in Kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. The Theater has a capacity of 250 people (including standing audience members); the seats are located very close to the stage. Performances by the different AKB48 teams and by AKB48 trainees are held on a more or less daily basis, and the Theater is very popular with AKB48's enthusiastic fans. Details of performance times etc. can be viewed on the AKB48 Theater official website; please note that people wishing to purchase tickets for a performance need to participate in a ticket lottery in advance.

    ここAKB48劇場は、千代田区外神田4丁目で中央通り沿いのドン.キホーテ秋葉原店の8階にあるホームグラウンドの専用劇場で、AKB48が活動を始めたところ...

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