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Articles and travel guides on famous and not so famous destinations in the Kanto Region (関東地方 Kantō-chihō): Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa
Meiji Jingu Inner Garden
The Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (明治神宮内苑 Meiji Jingū Naien) lies adjacent to Meiji Jingū shrine and is an 8.3-hectare Japanese garden in the middle...
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Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art
The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (浮世絵 太田記念美術館 Ukiyo-e Ōta kinen bijutsukan) is a small museum located in Harajuku that houses the woodblock...
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Visiting a Japanese garden
Japanese gardens are widely known for a particular design following a unique aesthetic and philosophical concept. Tokyo hosts several of these...
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Sengakuji Temple
Sengaku-ji (泉岳寺) is a Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple located in Minato-ku, Tōkyō, close to Sengakuji Station on Toei Asakusa Line and Shinagawa Station...
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Edo Castle
Edo Castle (江戸城 Edo-jō) was built by Ōta Dōkan (太田道灌, 1432-1486) in 1457. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), it was the administrative headquarters of...
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Nihon Minkaen
Nihon Minkaen (日本民家園), the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum, is located in Tama Ward, Kawasaki, and displays minka, traditional Japanese...
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Hedgehog cafés in Tokyo
Animal and pet cafés remain very popular in Tokyo, for locals and tourists alike. They are now to be found in almost every neighbourhood. The...
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Kannonzaki Park
Cape Kannon, located in the city of Yokosuka just south of Yokohama, is the easternmost part of the Miura Peninsula. Kannonzaki Park (観音崎公園)...
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Kameido Tenjinsha
. Kameido Shrine (亀戸天神社 Kameido Tenjinsha) is a Shintō shrine in the Kōtō Ward of Tōkyō. It was founded in 1662 and enshrines the deified spirit...
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Lord Kira's Residence
Located in Ryōgoku, Sumida Ward, just west of Ryōgoku Elementary School, lies Honjo Matsusaka-cho Park (本所松坂町公園), a small memorial site for Kira...
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Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History (神奈川県立歴史博物館 Kanagawa Kenritsu Rekishi Hakubutsukan), also known as Yokohama Museum of Cultural...
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Kogane Castle
Takagi Taneyoshi (高城 胤吉, 1484 or 1501-1565), a vassal of the Hara clan, built Kogane Castle (小金城) in 1537 by order of the Chiba clan, themselves...
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Mount Nokogiri (Nihonji Temple)
Mount Nokogiri (鋸山 Nokogiriyama, lit. "sawtooth mountain") is located in the Bōsō Hills in southern Chiba Prefecture and faces the Uraga Channel...
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Nogi Shrine and former Nogi Residence
Nogi Shrine (乃木神社 Nogi-jinja) is a Shintō shrine located on the grounds of General Nogi's former residence in Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tōkyō, close...
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Hie Shrine
Hie Shrine (日枝神社 Hie-jinja) is a Shintō shrine located in Nagatachō, Tōkyō. It is a popular venue for Shichi-Go-San (七五三) celebrations and famous...
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Imperial Palace East Gardens
The Imperial Palace East Gardens (皇居東御苑, Kōkyo Higashi Gyoen) are a part of the inner imperial palace and open to the public since 1968. In the...
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Masakado Kubizuka
Masakado's head mound: appeasing a vengeful spirit Located in the heart of Tōkyō's buzzing business district of Ōtemachi, just a stone's throw...
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Sugiyama Castle
Sugiyama Castle (杉山城 Sugiyama-jō) was a hilltop castle located in modern-day Ranzan, Saitama Prefecture. Constructed on a mountain ridge at the...
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