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Japan Winter 2019 Special! 4 Day Trip Spots to See Snow Near Tokyo

Tokyo Station Winter

Apart from the odd couple of days in January or February Tokyo remains pretty snow-free throughout the winter, which can be a bit disappointing if you are looking forward to a white Christmas during your trip! However, never fear as snow is never far away and it is completely doable to have a fantastic day trip out in the snow. So whether you have a hankering for making some snow angels, getting into a snowball fight with your kids, or just fancy a lazy day of skiing, areas close to Tokyo have everything you need, and you will still be able to get back to your hotel in the evening for a nice hot drink.

Christmas Colors: 5 Popular Winter Illuminations in Yokohama's Minato Mirai district (2019 Edition)

Yokohama Winter

Yokohama's Minato Mirai area is a popular date spot. Cherry blossoms in spring, Pokemon events in summer, and autumn leaves in autumn are the hot spots. But in winter, Minato Mirai is home to a glittering variety of light festivals taking place from Christmas to New Year's Eve. Here we will introduce you to five popular illumination spots you should not miss in Yokohama Minato Mirai Area.

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!

Solo Traveling: Enjoying a Tasty Night Out in Tokyo!

Shinjuku Other Japanese Food

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than setting off on your own for a solo travel adventure. Tokyo is a perfect choice for solo travelers, offering plenty of sightseeing spots and things to do. On top of that, the city is known as a treasure trove of amazing restaurant and gourmet hot spots, so you might spend a big portion of your time just hopping from one café to the next charming little restaurant, trying local specialties and Japanese classics! Because the choice is so huge, we’re here to showcase Tokyo’s top recommendations for solo travelers, from Japanese-style barbecue to hotpot and sake specialties!

Kamakura Day Trip Ideas: Trainspotting and traveling along the quaint Enoden Railway!

Kamakura Other Townscapes

Hi there! My name is Atsumi, and one of my favorite things to do is introduce railways throughout Japan. This time I combined a trip along the Enoshima Electric Railway with some walking tours recommended by a consultant, Mr. Toshiyuki, who joined me along with photographer Yoichi Yoshinaga, who is famous for taking aerial photographs of railways.

Easy Access from Haneda Airport – Buses, Trains, and Taxis

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas

Located in Southern Tokyo’s Ota Ward, Haneda Airport – or Tokyo International Airport – is one of Tokyo’s two airports, Narita being the second one. It is an important hub, connecting domestic flights to international ones, with hundreds of travelers and tourists arriving and departing on a daily base. Four main means of transportation connect the national and international hub to Tokyo’s inner city: train, bus, taxi, and monorail. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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