• Rebecca posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 1 week, 2 days ago

    Sanrio Puroland. This place seems to be getting popular among some non-japanese as well. It was on TV today!

  • Jordan dG posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 1 week, 5 days ago

    Somewhere I gotta go

  • Go viral posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 3 weeks ago

    YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART
    http://yokohama.art.museum/eng/exhibition/index/20170415-485.html
    After Yokohama Port opened in 1859, the city began to serve as a gateway, accepting Western culture and sending Japanese culture abroad. Focusing on fashion and art from the late 19th to the early 20th century, this exhibition examines how cultural exchanges…[Read more]

  • Jordan dG posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 1 month ago

    I had a great trip to Ueno, in Tokyo, recently. There are so many things to do. So many museums, with Japanese and Western art, a huge science museum, and even a zoo all in the same area. Its one of the best places to see the Sakura, and there is a lot of shopping to do in the area too.

  • Go viral posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Chidorigafuchi near Yasukuni Shrine is close to full bloom.

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Round 1 is a chain of arcade-like sports/amusement centers. For a fixed time, such as 2 or 3 hours, you have access to unlimited use of the facilities, such as ping pong tables, mini basketball courts, roller rinks, arcade games, batting cages, karaoke rooms, etc. There’s something for everyone.

    Round 1 website:…[Read more]

  • Sarv posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 3 months ago

    The National Museum of Japanese History

    The museum is located in Sakura City in Chiba Prefecture, about two-thirds of the way from Tokyo to Narita. You can get there in a 20 minute walk from Keisei-Sakura station.

    It’s an expansive museum with an excellent English audio guide. Give yourself at least 2-3 hours there. I had a great time, but if…

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  • kiwi posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 3 months, 1 week ago

    PLUM BLOSSOM VIEWING

    Seasonal flower viewing is a wildly popular activity here. One of the first flowers to bloom, so associating it with the beginning of spring is the Japanese plum (ume, 梅), whose blossom ranges from white to dark pink, depending on the cultivar. And often there are ume matsuri (festivals) celebrating the plum blossom with c…[Read more]

  • Go viral posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Tableware Festival at Korakuen Dome. It is held from 29th January 2017 to 6th February 2017. If you are interested in Japanese pottery, you can find many things.
    https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/tableware/

  • gaja posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 4 months, 1 week ago

    Here\’s a list of illumination displays which are put up every year in the winter. They can be quite elaborate; sometimes they have hourly \”shows\” and hour-long lines to see them. Worth checking out if you are in a city in the winter!
    http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2304.html

  • kiwi posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Everyone loves Snoopy (and the whole Peanuts crew), right? Well, the world’s first Snoopy museum is in Tokyo’s Roppongi district – and it’s a lot of fun. My wife and sister-in-law convinced me to visit the museum, and I am really glad that I went.

    Within the museum complex, there are rotating exhibitions, rare memorabilia, and a large merchan…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yokohama NihonMaru
    Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU was built in 1930 as a training ship for cadets. The ship brought up 11,500 cadets for 54 years until her retirement as a training ship in 1984. During her service, NIPPON MARU logged 45.4 times around the earth (1,830,000 kilometers in total). The ship was placed under the authority of the City of…[Read more]

  • kiwi posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    November is here and it is 紅葉 (koyo) – or the time when the leaves change into the autumnal yellows, oranges, and reds. So it is a great time to visit parks and boulevards around Tokyo and admire the trees and their fiery foliage There are lots of places to visit to experience koyo from now until around the end of November, some of the more popul…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Beautiful Matsumoto Castle, National Treasure of Japan!

    Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure as the oldest extant five structure/six story castle in Japan. Its contrasting black and white, against the shining Japanese Alps makes for splendid scenery. You can go inside and climb up the steep stairs to the top floor. It’s located in Nagano p…[Read more]

  • Ryan posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

    World Heritage in Gifu and Toyama prefectures.
    Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. There were many shield bugs…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 7 months ago

    Ueno Park is one of Japan’s first parks. It was established by Cabinet decree in 1873. This area was once the grounds of Toeizan Kaneiji Temple during
    the Edo era. After the Meiji Restoration, the land became government property. It was eventually donated to Tokyo City by imperial grant after a period under administration by the Imperial H…[Read more]

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 7 months ago

    Other Sankeien photos. When you visit Yokohama, it is worth visiting Sankeien.

  • Allen posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 7 months ago

    Yokohama Sankeien. Silk tycoon in Meiji era bought many traditional Japanese houses and created this huge park. There are some tea-ceremony houses and occasionally, tea-ceremonies are held in this Sankeien.

  • Go viral posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Satoumitei (里海邸) is a cozy little friendly hotel which has only 8 rooms. But all of the rooms face Pacific Ocean. You can chose both Western style bed and Japanese traditional style bed (futon). When you visit the hotel, you will receive Japanese style greetings from the hotel staffs and one of them will lead you to a lounge. Tea and Japan…[Read more]

  • Go viral posted an update in the group Group logo of Place to visitPlace to visit 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yokohama was initially opened for foreign traders in around 1868. At that time, foreign traders only could live in there. Edo government had been keeping the closure of the country but US forced Edo government to end the closure. That is why many facilities for foreigners were created around Yokoyama and many consular offices were also located in…

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