Chichijima, formerly known as Peel Island and in the 19th century known to the English as part of the Bonin Islands, is the largest island in the Ogasawara archipelago. Chichi-jima is approximately 240 kilometres north of Iwo Jima. The island is within the political boundaries of Ogasawara Village, Ogasawara Subprefecture, Tokyo, Japan. 2,000 people live on its land area of 24 km2.
While Edo Castle's main building sadly burned down in 1873, it is still possible to get a sense of the sheer size of this fortress from the moats, thick walls, bridges and defenses which remain. One of the oldest remaining buildings is the Fujimi-yagura watchtower, which was built in 1659 to protect the southern side of the grounds.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of Tokyo urban history, which exhibits the history, life, and culture of the city from the 1600s to today. Its permanent exhibition area on the 5th to 6th floors covers a vast space of almost 100,000 square foot.
Entrance to the Ghibli Museum is strictly by advance purchase of a reserved ticket which specifies the appointed date of the reservation. >>How to buy tickets outside Japan >>How to buy tickets in Japan . Once you purchase a reserved tickets, no changes or refunds are allowed.
Quick! Name an amusement park in Japan. Tokyo Disney Resort and Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will probably come to mind. But what about we focus on a homegrown Japanese theme park for a change? It’s time to get acquainted with Hanayashiki, Japan’s first and oldest amusement park.
Midtown Tokyo Hibiya is a 7-floor shopping, dining and entertainment center just east across the road from Hibiya Park. Immediately south of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya is the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, the Tokyo presence of the famous Takarazuka Revue, and the Imperial Hotel.
Inokashira Park is loved among locals for providing a luscious green space, with plenty of recreational facilities, a shrine and a bucolic pond. Inokashira Pond is located in the center of the park, where you can hire rowing boats. In the spring, the edge is surrounded by cherry blossom, and the fleeting season of white-pink petals is a great time to come and picnic under the flowers.
1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo. TEL. 03-5500-1801 Rail: Via Yurikamome Line: approx. 2 mins walk from Odaiba Kaihin Kouen Station. Via Rinkai Line: approx. 5 mins walk from Tokyo Teleport Station. Bus: Toei Bus: take Route "Niji 01" from JR Hamamatsucho Station, get off at "Daiba nichoume" (approx 3mins walk).
Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Located just beside the JR Yamanote Line's busy Harajuku Station, Meiji Shrine and the adjacent Yoyogi Park make up a large forested area within the densely built-up city.
Miraikan conveys cutting-edge science and technology employing a variety of techniques while continually developing new communication tools and methods. 2. Fostering personnel ― Development of science communicators Miraikan engages in the fostering of "science communicators" who act as a bridge between the general public and science/engineers. 3.
Mount Mitake (御岳山, Mitakesan) is one of the many highlights of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, which covers more than 1250 square kilometers of forested mountains, hills, gorges and some rural towns in the prefectures of Yamanashi, Saitama, Nagano and Tokyo.
Mount Takao (高尾山, Takaosan) is one of the closest natural recreation areas to central Tokyo, offering beautiful scenery, an interesting temple and attractive hiking opportunities. Although outside the city center, the mountain is still located within metropolitan Tokyo and takes only 50 minutes and 390 yen to reach from Shinjuku.
Nakamise Dori is the best place in Tokyo to buy souvenirs. It's a 250 meter (800 foot) shopping street that leads to Sensoji Temple, Tokyo's oldest and most visited temple. There are around 90 shops on the street that sell snacks and souvenirs to the throngs of domestic and international tourists who visit the area.
This is the official English website of the National Museum of Nature and Science,Tokyo. You can get information on museum hours, admission, events, exhibitions and much more. You can get information on museum hours, admission, events, exhibitions and much more.
The Rainbow Bridge arches over Tokyo Bay, linking Odaiba with the rest of Tokyo. At night, the multicolored lights of the bridge set against the glowing Tokyo skyline look like something from the movie Blade Runner. View the bridge over a cocktail from a trendy bar or take a mini-cruise and dine on the water. You can also walk the bridge, but expect it to take a good 30 minutes. For a less strenuous perspective of the bridge, hop on the Yurikamome sky train.
The Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ, Reinbō Burijji) is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, with construction starting in 1987 and completed in 1993.
Rikugien (六義園) is often considered Tokyo's most beautiful Japanese landscape garden alongside Koishikawa Korakuen. Built around 1700 for the 5th Tokugawa Shogun, Rikugien literally means "six poems garden" and reproduces in miniature 88 scenes from famous poems.
Shinjuku, Tokyo, is known for skyscrapers, seedy nightlife, suited businessmen and a time-warped tumble of bars called Golden Gai. This perennial haunt of Tokyo’s salarymen has been getting a lot more international attention lately – and for good reason.
Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) is one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. Located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the paid park's spacious lawns, meandering walking paths and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it.
Showa Memorial Park (昭和記念公園, Shōwa Kinen Kōen) is a park in the city of Tachikawa, 30 minutes from central Tokyo by train. Spanning over 160 hectares, this huge park boasts a variety of natural spaces, seasonal flowers, water features, museums and sports facilities.
Takeshita Street is extremely busy filled with shops and people! It is extremely exciting, and once you get tired of the crowd, after you walk through the street, you will end up in an open (and bigger street) out to Omotesando, where you will experience a more high class of Tokyo.
Tokyo DisneySea is a fantasy theme park in Tokyo Disney Resort that is unique to Japan. Inspired by the myths and legends of the sea, Tokyo DisneySea is made up of seven themed ports of call: Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront.
The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo, literally "Imperial Residence") is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace (宮殿, Kyūden), the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (東京都庁, Tōkyō Tochō) in Shinjuku is often visited by tourists for its free observation decks which provide good panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond. The 243 meter tall building has two towers, and each houses an observatory at a height of 202 meters.
Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン) is a city within the city in the center of Tokyo's Roppongi district. Opened in 2007, the complex includes apartments, offices, shops, restaurants, museums, park space and a luxury hotel. In its center stands one of Tokyo's tallest buildings, the 248 meter tall Midtown Tower.
Ueno Zoo opens 9:30 to 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00) and closes every Monday (closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday or Tokyo Citizen's Day [Oct 1]) and December 29 through January 1. Exceptional opening days and hours: We open irregularly on some Mondays as well as on Tuesdays even if Monday is a public holiday.
Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社, Yasukuni Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in central Tokyo that commemorates Japan's war dead. The shrine was founded in 1869 with the purpose of enshrining those who have died in war for their country and sacrificed their lives to help build the foundation for a peaceful Japan.
Get back to nature without straying too far from the nearest Starbucks with an outing to Yoyogi Park. This ever-popular spot in central Tokyo occupies the site of Japan's first successful powered aircraft flight, and later the athletes' village during the 1964 Olympics.