Monthly Archives: May 2015

Inter-city Travel by Rail

Express and bullet trains (shinkansen) allow you to travel long distances in a short time period. Unlike ordinary cars, they charge a fee in addition to the base fare. These trains may carry first class (“Green”) cars with more spacious

Inter-city Travel by Highway Bus

Inter-city coach transportation by “highway bus” (or “kosoku bus,” 高速バス) is an attractive budget option for long distance travel in Japan. Highway bus fares can be significantly cheaper than airplane or shinkansen tickets, and routes between major cities and tourist

Sumida Aquarium

One of the main attractions of the Tokyo Skytree – relatively small but you’ll enjoy many creatures and interesting exhibits with very modern design.

COSTCO (Kawasaki)

Costco is an American “members only” warehouse club, dedicated to offering the best possible prices.


Hanamasa is a chain of supermarkets with an emphasis on meat at near-wholesale prices.

KINOKUNIYA International Store

Has an exclusive offering of international food and also a French style delicatessen.

Mori Art Museum

Located on the top floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower skyscraper, featuring specially-curated, feature exhibitions of contemporary art.

National Museum of Nature & Science

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Houses over 14,000 of the famous ukiyo-e (浮世絵) paintings, including works by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Suntory Museum of Art

Located inside the Tokyo Midtown complex, Suntory Museum of Art holds special exhibitions centred around classical Japanese art, including painting, ceramics and lacquerware. A tea room where visitors can experience Japanese tea ceremony is open on designated Thursdays.

The Gotoh Museum

The National Art Center, Tokyo

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art, consisting of the Art Museum and the Crafts Gallery in Takebashi, Chiyoda-ku, and the National Film Center in Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. (from )

The National Museum of Western Art

Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of Tokyo urban history, which exhibits the history, life, and culture of the city from the 1600s to today. *Closed for renovations until around 2025.

Tokyo National Museum

Asakusa Hanayashiki

The oldest amusement park in Japan founded in 1853.


An amusement park with mega roller coasters “DODODONPA”, “TAKABISHA”, “EEJANAIKA”, and “FUJIYAMA” located by Mt.Fuji.

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

The museum of Studio Ghibli, a famous Japanese animation studio. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


At this indoor amusement park, you can meet Sanrio characters. ©2022 SANRIO CO.,LTD.

Tokyo Disney Resort

As one of Japan’s most popular entertainment destinations, the Resort ensures a thrilling and enjoyable time.


A large indoor theme park offering many, funrides with the latest technology until 10pm.

Yomiuri Land

They have roller coasters, swimming pools and many more attractions for the whole family.

Tama Zoological Park

Located in the suburbs of Tokyo, Tama Zoological Park has three ecological areas (Asiatic Garden, African Garden and Australian Garden) in the 52 ha (129 acres) of land. On October 1 (Tokyo Citizen’s Day), the park offers free entry. our

Ueno Zoo

Yokohama Zoological Gardens “ZOORASIA”

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise


Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten”

Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku”

KidZania Tokyo

At KidZania, children can have fun while they learn about different careers through role playing experiences.

Kodomo-no-Kuni (Children’s Land)

This 100ha (240 acres) nature park has many attractions including a farm and even a mini steam locomotive.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy – everything is kid-sized. An indoor attraction filled with more than 3 million LEGO bricks and fun attractions.

Mother Farm

Interact with the animals and enjoy its rich nature and seasonal flowers.


Children can enjoy “Thomas the Tank Engine” rides at this amusement park located inside Fuji-Q Highaland.

Keeping Pets

Japan is a pet-loving society, and recent figures indicate that there are now more pets in Japan than there are children. Pet shops have a large variety of pets to choose from, and stock pet toys, equipment, and food. In

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