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TOKYO
1) * Asakusa Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, most famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. Plenty of shopping areas near by (clothes, shoes, accessories, restaurants and more). There are several more temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals.



2) * Tokyo Tower



3) Shinjuku - 2nd hand electronics and 1 dollar things and sex shop



Harajuku




shinjuku and shibuya are only 7 minutes apart by train.
both Shinjuku and Shibuya are the centers for modern youth fashion.


4) Shibuya - antique things and clothes. Shibuya is also a popular shopping district in Tokyo, centered around the train station. The intersection in front of the Shibuya train station is famous for its pedestrian crossing which can crowd with thousands of people at a time. Shibuya houses everything hip and trendy about Japan, and there are long streets of fashion malls mixed with the ever present restaurants and cafes. This is also the place for people watching in Japan, with great looking Japanese men and women filling the streets.


b sure n get a shot w/ some shibuya girls!

shibuya 109 store


Kabukicho red light district!!

Kabukichō (歌舞伎町) is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Kabukichō is the location of many hostess bars, host bars, love hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, and is often called the "Sleepless Town" (眠らない街).





5) * Akihabara - will take care of anime, vids, cafes, any electronic devices, and much more.





6) Ueno park - Three museums (Tokyo National Museum, The National Science Museum and The National Museum of Western Art) a concert hall, a Tosho-gu shrine, the Shinobazu Pond with its Benzaiten shrine, the Gojo shrine (which houses red-bibbed Inari fox statues in an atmospheric grotto), and the Ueno Zoo make this area a tourist and recreation area popular with both Japanese and foreigners.



7) Ginza - The most famous shopping district in Tokyo is Ginza. This area is famous even around the world for all the exclusive shops and at night all the bright lights. Also in Ginza is the Kabukiza Theater in the midst of all the shopping strips, in which there are performances of Kabuki.


8) Roppongi - Several foreign embassies are located in the Roppongi quarter, which is also where most of Tokyo's night life occurs. A variety of entertainment can be found here from "hostess bars" to night-clubs.



onsen ~ hot springs bath

Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them.

There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits, and all hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind.

Hot spring baths come in many varieties, indoors and outdoors, gender separated and mixed, developed and undeveloped. Many hot spring baths belong to a ryokan, while others are public bath houses. An overnight stay at a hot spring ryokan is a highly recommended experience to any visitor of Japan.

9) Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area.


Today's Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for Tokyoites and tourists alike. Some major attractions include:

Fuji Television studios
Lit by lasers at night, the head office of Fuji Television is the landmark of Odaiba. It's fully earthquake proof and took three years to build. Inside there are ten studios. Tickets for a studio tour are available from the booth at the top of the escalator. The same ticket also gains you access to the inside of the ball.


Decks Tokyo Beach shopping mall Decks is a shopping mall featuring various stores, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, the food theme park "Daiba Little Hong Kong" and "Tokyo Joypolis", three floors packed with the newest arcade games and more.

Joypolis is an amusement park that was first opened on July 20, 1994 in Yokohama, Japan. Joypolis centres have since opened in several cities in Japan with the parks featuring arcade games and amusement rides based on Sega intellectual properties. As of 2008, only the parks in Odaiba, Tokyo; Umeda, Osaka; and Okayama City, Okayama are currently open.


Little Hong Kong
On the sixth and seventh floors of the Decks shopping mall is "Little Hong Kong" - a reproduction of a Hongkong street. It has many Chinese restaurants and souvenir shops.


Aqua City shopping center Aquacity is a shopping mall featuring various stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and a 13 screen cinema complex.


A replica of the Statue of Liberty


One of two beaches in urban Tokyo (swimming not recommended), along with Kasai Rinkai Park in Edogawa Ward
Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園 Kasai Rinkai Kōen) is a park in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan, which officially opened on June 1, 1989. The park includes an aquarium and a bird sanctuary, and was built on reclaimed land which includes two manmade islands, a viewing tower and a hotel.
There is a Ferris wheel which opened in 2001. On a clear day, it affords views of Tokyo Bay, Chiba, Edogawa, Tokyo Disneyland, and Mount Fuji.
The park is always crowded during the 'hanami' period of spring, when the Japanese party under cherry trees in bloom.


Rainbow Bridge connecting Odaiba to the heart of Tokyo.


Palette Town:


Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari sentō

http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/english/

Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a large scale hot spring facility in Odaiba, built resemble the old city of Edo. The facility is quite serious about its baths and will not disappoint onsen lovers, with natural hot spring water drawn from 1400 meters below and piped into 16 various baths including rotenburo (outdoor bath). Bathers get to choose a yukata (kimono-style bath robe) 19 different designs to wear in the coed areas of the park, and bathing is not the only pleasure here: dressed in your yukata, you can dine, shop and have fun in Edo style.

Entry fee includes use of a yukata, bath towel and hand towel (which must be returned), and soap, shampoo, and conditioner are all provided. Note that a surcharge of 1700 yen will be added to the entry fee after 2:00am.

A free shuttle bus is available from a number of stations including Shinagawa, Tokyo, Toyosu, and Kinshicho.

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Telekom Center Building (MXTV's former headquarters) with observation deck


Miraikan, Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation




Museum of Maritime Science (Fune no kagakukan) with swimming pool




Shiokaze park with BBQ places and Higashi Yashio park


Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo International Exhibition Center
Tokyo Big Sight (東京ビッグサイト, Tōkyō Biggu Saito) is the popular nickname for the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (東京国際展示場, Tōkyō Kokusai Tenjijō), a Japanese convention center. Located in Odaiba of Tokyo Bay, the center is one of the largest convention venues within the city.





KaRaOkE!



densha!! riding the trains/subways!!

everyone doing something on the train: reading their newspapers or manga, fiddling with their mobiles, playing with their nintendo ds, sleeping. a very monotonous affair with the japanese, so much so, they occupy their time with a book, magazine or a gadget. for those without, it is the perfect opportunity to catch up on their deprived rest. it is amazing how sleepers manage to wake up exactly 20 seconds before arriving at their destination.



7am to 9.30am is the busiest time, with about 6- 8pm being almost as busy!!







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KYOTO
1) * Kiyomizu-dera (eastern kyoto) is one of the most famous places in Kyoto. It offers a large deck built out onto the Mountain with a wonderful view. This temple complex, with a spectacular location overlooking the city is a deservedly popular attraction in the city, approached by either of two tourist-filled souvenir-shop-lined streets, Kiyomizu-zaka or Chawan-zaka. Admission ¥300. Open daily, 6am-6pm.




2) * Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion) (north-western kyoto)



3) Ryōan-ji Temple (north-western kyoto) A short distance from the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the Ryoan-ji Temple , which is renowned as an example of dry landscaping. Its most notable feature is an arrangement of 15 rocks positioned atop a bed of white gravel and surrounded by low walls. This image is striking because there is nothing but rocks anywhere around ・no trees, ponds, hills or water, just rocks.




4) * Nijō Castle (central kyoto) Beautiful garden. Nijō Castle (二条城). Certainly one of the highlights of Kyoto. The series of ornately-decorated reception rooms within the Ninomaru complex is particularly impressive, and known for its "nightingale floors" - wooden flooring which makes bird-like squeaking sounds when stepped on. From the donjon of the inner castle, you can get good views over the castle layout, and the rest of the city. Open daily, 8.45am-5pm, with last admission at 4pm. Admission ¥600.




5) Gion District May see a Geisha. Old style houses are wonderful and you can find some great places to eat or buy snacks and gifts. Night is the best time to visit this area.







6) Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine (southern kyoto)



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Thank you for the photos
i think i've only been to Asakusa, Tokyo Tower and Shinjuku XD
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ahoy-kun wrote:
Thank you for the photos
i think i've only been to Asakusa, Tokyo Tower and Shinjuku XD


ahoy-chan!! well that's 3 more than a lot of people!! good 4 u!!
i thought the view from tokyo tower was spectacular!!

so where do u think u want 2 check out next??!!

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I don't know... maybe i want to go to Shibuya because i like shopping^^ (and "Sky Pizza")

I also would like to visit again Odaiba

But i hope i will travel a new time in Japan with my parents, japanese culture is really amazing and awesome !

(sorry my english isn't good because i speak french)
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ahoy-kun wrote:
I don't know... maybe i want to go to Shibuya because i like shopping^^ (and "Sky Pizza")

I also would like to visit again Odaiba

But i hope i will travel a new time in Japan with my parents, japanese culture is really amazing and awesome !

(sorry my english isn't good because i speak french)


ahoy-chan!! ya!! if u like shopping!! shibuya looks like a good choice!!
i'm sure you'll wanna check out dat Shibuya 109 Store!!


u might want 2 check out Harajuku also since you'll b close by!!

wat is "sky pizza"?? pizza place??
i just did a search on Odaiba!! wow!! sugoii!! looks like fun!!
i bet dat rainbow bridge is gorgeous at night!! & the ferris wheel!!


i might have 2 add this!! i'm glad u mentioned!! lucky u!!
it's no wonder u want 2 visit again!! i want 2 2!! hahaha


&btw....your english is fine!!
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ahoy-kun wrote:
I don't know... maybe i want to go to Shibuya because i like shopping^^ (and "Sky Pizza")

I also would like to visit again Odaiba

But i hope i will travel a new time in Japan with my parents, japanese culture is really amazing and awesome !

(sorry my english isn't good because i speak french)


ahoy-chan!! ya!! if u like shopping!! shibuya looks like a good choice!!
i'm sure you'll wanna check out dat Shibuya 109 Store!!


u might want 2 check out Harajuku also since you'll b close by!!

wat is "sky pizza"?? pizza place??
i just did a search on Odaiba!! wow!! sugoii!! looks like fun!!
i bet dat rainbow bridge is gorgeous at night!! & the ferris wheel!!


i might have 2 add this!! i'm glad u mentioned!! lucky u!!
it's no wonder u want 2 visit again!! i want 2 2!! hahaha


&btw....your english is fine!!

Thank you ^^
and I think it's this one : http://www.travbuddy.com/Pizza-in-the-Sky-v189326

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Thank you ^^
and I think it's this one : http://www.travbuddy.com/Pizza-in-the-Sky-v189326

waaa!!! ahoy-chan!! you've been 2 okinawa 2 then!! sugoi!!
i've eaten there 2!!! totemo oishii pizza ne!!

when u get chance!! b sure check out da 'okinawa' topic!!


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Thank you ^^
and I think it's this one : http://www.travbuddy.com/Pizza-in-the-Sky-v189326


waaa!!! ahoy-chan!! you've been 2 okinawa 2 then!! sugoi!!
i've eaten there 2!!! totemo oishii pizza ne!!

when u get chance!! b sure check out da 'okinawa' topic!!




No i haven't eaten here and haven't been to Okinawa yet ^^
But i wish because the pizzas seem really different !
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Me wants to go to tokyo But me cants because i dont has a passport or a plane ticket can someone possibly book me a flight? =)
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No i haven't eaten here and haven't been to Okinawa yet ^^
But i wish because the pizzas seem really different !

ah ahoy-chan!! gomen!! i wasn't thinking!! u were tellin me where you'd like 2 go!! i 4get!!
but ya!! jpn pizza is totemo oishii!! they use all kinds different vegetable & meat toppings!!

i do hope u get a chance 2 visit okinawa someday!! beautiful beaches!!

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Me wants to go to tokyo But me cants because i dont has a passport or a plane ticket can someone possibly book me a flight? =)


haha!! someday!! someday!!!
WE-kun!! make dat dream happen!!


Posted 3/21/10

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ahoy-kun wrote:
Thank you for the photos
i think i've only been to Asakusa, Tokyo Tower and Shinjuku XD


ahoy-chan!! well that's 3 more than a lot of people!! good 4 u!!
i thought the view from tokyo tower was spectacular!!

so where do u think u want 2 check out next??!!



i went to the tokyo tower but i had acrophobia so i didnt even dare to look out, lol
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This post is full of win and craving to go to Japan T.T I wish I had money and time to go. <3 One day.
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