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Visiting the Mt. Fuji Area: Perfect One-Day Itinerary for around Lake Kawaguchi

Mt. Fuji Forests & Mountains

As Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji has been the motif depicted in pictures, cultural items, and various other art forms since ancient times. It is also a major destination for visitors from abroad! Every year the number of tourists visiting Mt. Fuji and its surroundings is steadily increasing—4.5 million visited in 2017 alone! Mt. Fuji and the Lake Kawaguchi area attract such a large number of visitors, first-time visitors may be at a loss in deciding where to go and what to see. To assist with those decisions, the following sightseeing schedule was created in order to enable a day-trip visitor from Tokyo to fully experience the attractions of this area!

Bringing Japanese History to Life: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Other Historic Sites

The architecture of Japan is one of the things that sets the country apart from others. It's very distinctive and immediately recognizable, and something whose charm beckons out to many tourists. While in cities like Tokyo, where landscapes change continuously as older buildings give way to new and modern ones, there are areas where you can take a look at various kinds of architectural gems. One such place is the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei-shi, just about 45 minutes outside the center of Tokyo, which is home to a collection of 30 structures from different periods of Tokyo’s history. Join as we do a deep dive into this treasure of Tokyo!

Say Hello to Kitty and Friends at Tokyo’s Cutest Train Station!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Pop Culture

You won’t find a train station more adorable than this one! The Keio railway company recently unveiled a new look for their Tama-Center Station, featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters, including none other than Hello Kitty. From the ticket gates to the station platform, and even a special limited train, I found some of Japan’s cutest characters in the most unexpected places!

Top Three Restaurants to Eat High Quality Matsusaka Beef in Matsusaka and Tsu at Reasonable Prices!

Matsuzaka, Tsu Sukiyaki

Matsusaka beef is one of Japan’s top three wagyu brands. The fine shimofuri marbling of fat, the soft texture, and its smooth texture are all reasons for its popularity. Matsusaka beef is definitely something you want to eat if you’re in Mie Prefecture, and we’ll cover three places you can do just that without breaking the bank.

Filipinos Recommend: 4 Best spots around Tokyo for shopping!

Shibuya Department Stores

Whenever you visit Japan, especially if it’s your first time, one of the top five things you’ll want to do is: shopping! And why wouldn’t you: very few cities in the world offer the same kind of shopping experience and opportunities you can find in Tokyo. One thing to remember, though, is that Tokyo is a colossal metropolis. The largest in the world, in fact. You could certainly use one of the many guides available online to find some shopping areas, but wouldn’t it be much better if you could listen to some recommendations coming directly from people who live here, and also who are from the same country as you are? Many people from the Philippines visit Japan, and Tokyo in particular, every year. Not only that: the Filipino community in Japan counts more than 260,000 people currently residing in the Land of the Rising Sun. If you’re visiting from the Philippines, why not ask those with the same background as yours what areas would be the best to go do some shopping? We asked a few of the attendees of the recent Philippine Festival what shopping areas in Tokyo they would suggest other Filipinos visiting the city shouldn’t miss. See what they think and get yourself a nice head start on your planning!

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan


The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first may have appeared to you as quirky, or hard to understand. We’ve asked several visitors to Japan to share some of their experiences, and these 8 things were commonly shared! This guide will certainly help you a lot, but if you’re the adventurous type, and like to discover things by experiencing them on your own skin, fear not. In fact there’s always something else that no one has thought about. These are just a few of the many things you’ll find useful!

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