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Cool Japan / Asakusa (浅草) / Tokyo

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(The Kaminarimon, with its giant chochin, the outer gate of Senso-ji Temple)

Asakusa is on the north-east fringe of central Tokyo, at the eastern end of the Ginza subway line, approximately one mile east of the major Ueno railway/subway interchange. It is central to the area colloquially referred to as Shitamachi, which literally means "low city," referring to the low elevation of this old part of Tokyo, on the banks of the Sumida River. As the name suggests, the area has a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere than some other neighborhoods in Tokyo do.

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Tokyo Sky Tree admission set at sky-high 3,000 yen

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Tokyo Sky Tree, under construction in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, will open May 22, 2012, Tobu Railway Co. announced June 7.
When completed, the terrestrial digital broadcasting tower will soar 634 meters above the city, making it Japan's tallest structure and the world's tallest free-standing telecommunications tower.
Admission to the second, or top, observation deck, about 450 meters above ground, will cost an expensive 3,000 yen ($37.40), the operator of Tokyo Sky Tree said. Tickets will be available starting in March 2012.

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Osanbashi Pier / Yokohama / Tokyo & Kanto Area

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(Osanbashi Pier)

The Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, also known as Osanbashi Pier, is located between Minato Mirai and Yamashita Park. It is where international cruise ships dock when they visit Yokohama. The 400 meter pier has walkways and green spaces that are open to the general public, making Osanbashi Pier an interesting attraction even for travelers not boarding a ship.

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Japan takes step towards ordinary life as Disneyland reopens

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The popular resort shut its doors after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated a broad swathe of northeast Japan and damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant 240 km north of the capital, hit by rolling power cuts and ground liquefaction that caused some parking lots to crumble.
Screams of “Mickey!” rose from among the several hundred people lined up outside the park as popular characters waved in greeting before the gates swung open at 8:00 a.m. (2300 GMT), sending many sprinting inside.

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Ramen Museum / Yokohama / Tokyo & Kanto Area

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The "Shinyokohama Raumen Museum" is a unique museum about ramen, a very popular Japanese noodle dish which was originally introduced from China.
In a gallery on the first floor, the Ramen Museum presents the history of ramen noodles in Japan, including the big success of instant ramen. It displays the variety of noodles, soups, toppings and bowls used across Japan, and shows how the noodles are made.

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Toshogu Shrine (日光東照宮) / Tokyo & Kanto Area

The Toshogu is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. The shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Ieyasu and two other of Japan's most influential historical personalities, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Minamoto Yoritomo.

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Impressive Open-air Onsen ‘Fujisan’

'Fujisan (富士山)' is, as you might know, one of the symbols of Japan.
And 'Fujisan Onsen Kaneyama-en' is located at the site in which easy access from the Lake Kawaguchi-ko IC within 15 minutes.

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Harajuku Culture / Tokyo

Do you know Harajuku?
Harajuku is located just north of Shibuya. And Harajuku is the number one fashionable, fun, faddish, ridiculous, crazy "crib" to "chill out".
In a sense, Harajuku is most famous and popular spot for "Youth Culture Japan", that is to say "Cool" and "Cute".

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Akihabara in Tokyo /

Akihabara(秋葉原) is a town in central Tokyo(東京) shared by Chiyoda and Daito wards. It is easily reachable via the JR Yamanote Line, Akihabara station being conveniently located two stops north of Tokyo Station, and two stops south of Ueno Station.

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Rinnoji Temple / Nikko / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Rinnoji is Nikko's most important temple. It was founded by Shodo Shonin, the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko in the 8th century.
The temple's main building, the Sanbutsudo, houses large, gold lacquered, wooden statues of Amida, Senju-Kannon ("Kannon with a thousand arms") and Bato-Kannon ("Kannon with a horse head"). The three deities are regarded as Buddhist manifestations of Nikko's three mountain kami ("Shinto gods") enshrined at Futarasan Shrine.

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Yumoto Onsen / Nikko / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Yumoto (lit. "origin of hot water") is a small hot spring town in the back of Okunikko ("Inner Nikko") and part of Nikko National Park. The town is attractively located next to Lake Yunoko (lit. "hot water lake") and consists mainly of ryokan with hot spring baths.

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Engakuji Temple / Kamakura / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Engakuji is one of the leading Zen temples in Eastern Japan and the number two of Kamakura's five great Zen temples. Engakuji was founded by the ruling regent Hojo Tokimune in the year 1282, one year after the second invasion attempt by the Mongols had been reverted. One purpose of the new temple was to pay respect to the fallen Japanese and Mongolian soldiers.

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Zeniarai Benten Shrine / Kamakura

Zeniarai Benten Shrine is a popular shrine in western Kamakura, which people visit to wash their money (zeniarai means "coin washing"). It is said that money washed in the shrine's spring, will double.
Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura government, ordered the shrine's construction after a god appeared in his dream and recommended him to build the shrine in order to bring peace to the country.

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Enoshima / Kamakura

Only a short train ride west of Kamakura, Enoshima is a pleasantly touristy island just off coast but connected by bridge with the mainland.
The island offers a variety of attractions, including a shrine, park, observation tower and caves. Views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed on days with good visibility.

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Kenchoji Temple (建長寺) / Kamakura

Kenchoji is the number one of Kamakura's five great Zen temples.
The oldest Zen temple in Kamakura, Kenchoji was founded by the ruling regent Hojo Tokiyori in 1253 during the Kencho Era after which it was named. Its first head priest was Rankei Doryu, a Zen priest from China.

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Kamakura Hiking Trails / Kamakura

Kamakura is surrounded by the ocean in the south and by wooded hills in all other directions.
Attractive hiking trails lead through the woods along these hills and connect various atmospheric temples. They are a great way to travel between some of Kamakura's sights.

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Yokohama / Tokyo & Kanto Area

With a population of over three million people is Yokohama Japan's second largest city. Yokohama is located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture.

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The spot around Lake Chuzenji (Chuzenjiko) / Nikko / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Chuzenjiko is especially beautiful in mid to late October, when the autumn colors reach their peak along the lake's shores and surrounding mountains.
And during Japan's hot summers, the lake's high elevation (1269 meters above sea level) keeps the area cool and comfortable, which in the past has attracted foreign embassies to build recreation villas along its shores.

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Sankeien Garden / Yokohama / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Sankeien is a spacious Japanese style garden in southern Yokohama which exhibits a number of historic buildings from across Japan. There is a pond, small rivers, flowers and wonderful scrolling trails that make you think you are in Kyoto rather than Yokohama.

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Minato Mirai 21 / Yokohama / Tokyo & Kanto Area

Minato Mirai 21 is a seaside urban area in central Yokohama whose name means "harbor of the future". It has many large high-rises, including Japan's tallest building, the Landmark Tower. Until the 1980s the area was a large shipyard, but the shipyard moved and development began for a new city center.

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