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Tokyo 1 Day Itinerary: Best Sightseeing Spots the Guidebooks Won't Tell You!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Other Townscapes

Tokyo is busy old place, there's no getting around that. But if you're the kind of tourist who wants to venture away from the human herds, see the slightly less charted stretches of the city, and peer behind Tokyo's cultural curtain while you're at it, this could be the itinerary for you! This is our guide for how you can spend a day in East Tokyo, immersing yourself in the city's historical and modern culture, while – most importantly – avoiding the bountiful crowds. In this article: ・Preparation: Accommodation + Transport ・Morning ・Afternoon ・Evening

Japan's Incredible 2km Sakura Road: Living the Cherry Blossom Dream at Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival

Other Surrounding Areas Of Iwate Spring

Cherry blossoms are one of the main things many tourists look forward to when visiting Japan, and Kitakami Tenshochi Park in Kitakami is one of Iwate Prefecture’s best cherry blossom spots. The Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Festival is held annually from mid-April to early May. Sakura-viewers from near and far attend this thriving festival, which showcases the park’s 2km corridor of cherry trees, which can be appreciated from the comfort of a gorgeous boat or Japanese carriage.

Purikura: Change Yourself Up with Photo Booth Fun!


You simply cannot take a trip to Japan without trying one of the mega-popular sticker photo booths known as purikura! For just a few hundred yen and a few minutes, you can take home a souvenir that is as fun to make as it is to share. Purikura isn’t just about the final photos, but about the experience and fun of posing and decoration. This is not your average photo booth! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to the purikura area of the Taito Station game center in Shinjuku to try purikura for ourselves and to take you through the process step by step!

Kyoto Guide: 5 Best Popular Sightseeing Spots to Visit Along with Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace Other Sightseeing

Nijo Castle, extremely popular among foreign visitors to Japan, is surrounded by even more fascinating places to visit. This article will introduce nearby spots you'll want to visit alongside your trip to Nijo Castle, including old, history-filled temples constructed in ancient Kyoto, buildings with great historic value, and facilities that allow you to experience Kyoto traditions. Each place is within walking distance from Nijo Castle for quick and easy side trips. Connect with Kyoto's long history and enduring culture to get an even more intimate feel for Kyoto city.

How is This Station So Hard to Exit?! Mastering Tokyo Ueno Station to See the Sights


Located in Taito, Tokyo, Ueno is a well-known and popular tourist destination. In addition to the Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) shopping street, Ueno boast such sites as Ueno Green Park, which is beautiful in any season, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, the zoo, and numerous art galleries, museums, electronics shops, department stores, and toy stores. Ueno is home to a wide variety of gourmet restaurants and accommodations, as well. The ticket gates and exits of JR Ueno station are located on different floors, or the gates are far from the exit, it can be a difficult station to navigate. This guide will provide more information about which site seeing locations can be found at each gate, and make full and fun day trip in Ueno more than just a dream!

Getting from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Osaka: Complete Access Guide

Kansai Airport Airport

So you've just arrived at Kansai International Airport! However, transportation from the airport is more confusing than you bargained for. What do you take? From where? To where? Kansai Airport (KIX) may be on the sea, but it is easily accessible to and from various parts of Kansai via a range of different transportation networks. Here's how you can use these networks to reach your destination in Osaka City and surrounding attractions as quickly, easily, and inexpensively as possible.

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