Seoul, South Korea - Tokyo, Japan 42 days trip


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Seoul, South Korea

5 nights Tue. Sep 15-Sun. Sep 20

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Busan, South Korea

3 nights Sun. Sep 20-Wed. Sep 23

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Gyeongju, South Korea

3 nights Wed. Sep 23-Sat. Sep 26

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Jeju City, South Korea

2 nights Sat. Sep 26-Mon. Sep 28

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Nagasaki, Japan

3 nights Mon. Sep 28-Thu. Oct 01

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Kagoshima, Japan

2 nights Thu. Oct 01-Sat. Oct 03

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Hiroshima, Japan

2 nights Sat. Oct 03-Mon. Oct 05

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Kyoto, Japan

5 nights Mon. Oct 05-Sat. Oct 10

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Kobe, Japan

3 nights Sat. Oct 10-Tue. Oct 13

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Yokohama, Japan

3 nights Tue. Oct 13-Fri. Oct 16

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Kanazawa, Japan

3 nights Fri. Oct 16-Mon. Oct 19

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Nikko, Japan

2 nights Mon. Oct 19-Wed. Oct 21

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Tokyo, Japan

5 nights Wed. Oct 21-Mon. Oct 26

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Things to do in and around Seoul

  • Seoul
  • People in 대학로
  • Lotte World 007
  • Gwanghwamun
  • Changdeokgung Seoul, Korea
  • Korea Everland
  • Nami Island candids
  • Cheonggyecheon
  • Seoul Grand Park
  • Bukchon - Seoul
  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Mt Bukhansan national park - 북한산국립공원
  • Garden of morning Calm-6
  • Gyeongbokgung - Seoul
  • Bongeunsa Temple #11
  • Gyeongju, Mount Namsan
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Dongmak Beach and Mudflats
  • Seoul Tower from Namsan Park
  • Insadong
  • Changgyeonggung
  • National Palace Museum of Korea
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  • Guryongsa
  • Seoul, Korea
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  • Jogyesa Temple
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Dora Observatory
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  • Coex Mall, Seoul, South Korea
  • LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art -IMG_2646
  • Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun) - Seoul
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  • Korea   -   Train Suwon to Kyongju   -   16 April 1985
  • Bomunsa Temple, Seokmodo Island


South Korea, Sudogwon region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric5 nightsTue. Sep 15 - Sun. Sep 20

South Korea's bustling capital boasts a distinctly modern atmosphere, as well as incredible cuisine, nightlife, museums, and rich history.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot.
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Things to do in and around Busan

  • Busan
  • Busan beach Haeundae
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  • Co-Busan-Parc Taejongdae (3)
  • Gwangalli Beach
  • 오륙도
  • 금정산성 Geumjeongsanseong
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  • Monument to Choe Chi-Won
  • Seokbulsa Temple
  • Upo of spring
  • Craggy Coastline Igidae Park Corea
  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • 해운대 海雲臺 Haeundae, Busan
  • Daereungwon Tomb Complex
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  • Bomun Lake
  • Oryukdo Island
  • Picnics near raw fish town and the Diamond Bridge Busan Korea
  • Busan Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을)
  • Dalmaji
  • Bulguksa Temple
  • Co-Daegu-Parc Palgongsan-Temple Donghwasan (14)


South Korea, Yeongnam region

BeachesNight lifeCultureFoodHistoric3 nightsSun. Sep 20 - Wed. Sep 23

South Korea's second-largest metropolis is a thriving port, offering its visitors great shopping, temples, museums, and great food.

Busan is an international business and financial center and renowned for its machinery, steel, ship building and marine industries, fashion, tourism and trade fairs. Busan not only features a variety of antique and souvenir shops, but also unique restaurants, attractions and accommodations. Busan is called the summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. Luxury hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the beach at Haeundae. Gwangalli Beach has cafes, bars, and restaurants along the beach, and the Grand Gwangan Bridge. Other beaches include Dadaepo Beach on the west edge of the city and Songdo Beach, which is south-central.
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Things to do in and around Gyeongju

  • Bomun Lake
  • Gyeongju DSC02760 Korea
  • Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Bomun Lake
  • Daereung-won Tumuli Park -- Gyeongju
  • 금정산성 Geumjeongsanseong
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  • seokguram grotto
  • Gyeongju
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  • Co-Daegu-Parc Palgongsan-Temple Donghwasan (14)
  • 오륙도
  • Anapji Pond, Korea
  • Bulguksa
  • The Gyeongju National Museum
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  • Seokbulsa Temple
  • Yangdong, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Busan
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South Korea, Yeongnam region

HistoricFoodCultureNature3 nightsWed. Sep 23 - Sat. Sep 26

With many historic landmarks and cultural venues, this metropolis is favored by local and international travelers alike.

Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) which ruled about two-thirds of the Korean Peninsula between the 7th and 9th centuries. A vast number of archaeological sites and cultural properties from this period remain in the city. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls". Among such historical treasures, Seokguram grotto, Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju Historic Areas and Yangdong Folk Village are designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The many major historical sites have helped Gyeongju become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea.
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Things to do in and around Jeju City

  • Jeju DSC05101 Korea
  • More Hamdeok Beach
  • Unforgettable Sight of Korea - The Lively Small Island
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  • Yongduam Rock
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  • 2005.08.06 - Seongsan Ilchulbong - Sunrise Peak
  • Dongmun Traditional Market
  • Hallim Park, Jeju
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  • heading down into Manjanggul Cave
  • Elephants @ Trick Art Museum

Jeju City

South Korea, Jeju region

FoodNight lifeCulture2 nightsSat. Sep 26 - Mon. Sep 28

The main city Jeju Island, this bustling city offers visitors access to some of the island's most exciting and beautiful treasures.

Jeju is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jejudo. Located on an island off the Korean Peninsula, Jeju has mild, warm weather during much of the year. The city is a well-known resort, with prestigious hotels and public casino facilities. Jeju welcomes over ten million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan, and China every year. Due to its central position in transportation, Jeju City sees the main share of tourist traffic to the island. Many tourists arrive at the city through the port terminal or airport, stay in the tourist hotels of the Sinjeju neighborhood, and stay within the city to visit various Jeju tourist attractions.
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Things to do in and around Nagasaki

  • 長崎 Nagasaki
  • Nagasaki street
  • 長崎旧グラバー邸
  • Nagasaki 1.35 - Nagasaki Museum of Culture & History
  • Nagasaki 2.29 Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
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  • 長崎原爆資料館 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
  • The weirdest temple I ever saw
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  • Panoramic View of  Kumamoto City
  • Small Hokora
  • Fukuoka 福岡
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  • coming down


Japan, Kyushu region

HistoricCultureNight lifeFood3 nightsMon. Sep 28 - Thu. Oct 01

Boasting rich history and a coastal charm, this port city has been revived after WWII with its many shrines, gardens, and museums.

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It became a center of Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. Its name means "long cape". During World War II, the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.
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Things to do in and around Kagoshima

  • 桜島 Sakurajima
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  • Sengan-en Garden
  • エストレジャー撮影
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  • nekora


Japan, Kyushu region

ActiveNature2 nightsThu. Oct 01 - Sat. Oct 03

Overlooking a bay and an active volcano, this city boasts several cultural monuments and nice parks.

Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern world" for its bay location (Aira Caldera), hot climate, and emblematic stratovolcano, Sakurajima. Kagoshima Prefecture has a distinct and rich food culture. The warm weather and diverse environments allow for the agriculture and aquaculture of Kagoshima to thrive and gain nationwide and worldwide recognition for unique and quality products. Numerous restaurants around Kagoshima feature Satsuma Province local cuisine.
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Things to do in and around Hiroshima

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  • Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • 広島平和記念資料館 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.
  • Itsukushima
  • 200509 hiroshima museum of art
  • June 2013: Visiting Kure and the IJNS YAMATO Museum - Mrs Kookaburra.
  • The Elegant Wooden Bridge
  • Matsuyama Castle
  • 岩國城-近郊


Japan, Chugoku region

HistoricCultureFood2 nightsSat. Oct 03 - Mon. Oct 05

Known as the world's first city in history to be hit by a nuclear weapon, this city features memorial museums, shrines, and castles.

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu - the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Broad Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Hiroshima has a humid subtropical climate characterized by mild winters and hot humid summers.
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Things to do in and around Kyoto

  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Kyoto street.
  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Kyoto
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  • Arashiyama
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
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  • Ginkaku-ji @ Kyoto
  • Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
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  • 奈良 Nara
  • Illumination
  • Kyoto national museum
  • Gion District, Kyoto
  • Tenryu-ji
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  • Osaka!
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, Kyoto
  • Shoren-in Temple, Kyoto
  • Raku Museum 樂美術館
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  • perimiter walk
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  • Kiyomizu-dera / Kyoto
  • Northwest Kyoto - Ninna-ji
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  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
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  • Kinkaku-ji
  • Watership All Over
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  • 勧学門/永観堂 禅林寺(Eikando, Zenrin-ji Temple / Kyoto City) 2015/04/02
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Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nightsMon. Oct 05 - Sat. Oct 10

The capital of Imperial Japan for a whole millennium, the charming Kyoto is full of museums, cultural monuments, castles, and parks.

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Although archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, relatively little is known about human activity in the area before the 6th century AD, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.
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Things to do in and around Kobe

  • Kobe
  • Oji zoo, Kobe, Japan
  • [KANSAI2012] Kobe cityscape
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  • View from the harbour
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Arashiyama
  • 200509 kobe city museum
  • Kobe 38
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  • 奈良 Nara
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Osaka!
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Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodNight life3 nightsSat. Oct 10 - Tue. Oct 13

A small city with a rich maritime history, Kobe boasts a cosmopolitan charm, cultural landmarks, and several museums.

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingu in AD 201. For most of its history, the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa Period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889.
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Things to do in and around Yokohama

  • Yokohama by night
  • CupNoodle Museum
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  • Chinatown, Yokohama (3)
  • 横浜 Yokohama
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  • 原鉄道模型博物館(Hara Model Railway Museum)
  • Saturday afternoon
  • Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
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  • Hakone, Japan
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  • Yokohama Landmark Tower
  • Fuji and Sakura
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  • Kenrokuen 100918 5
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park


Japan, Kanto region

CultureNight lifeFood3 nightsTue. Oct 13 - Fri. Oct 16

Though the largest city in Japan, Yokohama retains a laid back atmosphere, boasting jazz clubs, fine restaurants, and more.

Yokohama is the largest city in Japan by population, and most populous municipality of Japan. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kanto region of the main island of Honshu. Next to the waterfront Yamashita Park is the museum ship, Hikawa Maru, and the Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest inland lighthouse in the world. Further inland lies Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan and one of the largest in the world. The small but fashionable Motomachi shopping area leads up to Yamate, a 19C-20C Westerners' settlement overlooking the harbour, scattered with foreigners' mansions. Other attractions include parks, Ramen Noodles Museum, and historic landmarks.
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Things to do in and around Kanazawa

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  • 21C Museum of Contemporary Art 10
  • 金澤 兼六園
  • Seisonkaku Villa
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • The World Heritage Shirakawa-go Panoramic View : 世界遺産白川郷全景
  • 正久山 妙立寺 (忍者寺) / Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera/Ninja Temple)
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  • Samurai garden
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • Squid
  • Echizen Ichinodani Asakura Family Mansion Ruins : 越前一乗谷朝倉氏居館跡
  • Mt.Tsubakuro~伸びる稜線
  • Ryokan Yarimikan (Japan)
  • KOBE sailboat festa_2


Japan, Chubu region

CultureHistoric3 nightsFri. Oct 16 - Mon. Oct 19

Retaining ancient Japanese architecture, as well as traditional samurai and geisha districts, Kanazawa also boast a great art museum.

Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. Kanazawa is known for its traditional Kaga Cuisine. Seafood is a specialty, jumbo shrimp, followed by sushi and sashimi. The sake produced in this region is of high quality, smooth and sweet, derived from the rice grown in Ishikawa Prefecture as well as the considerable precipitation of the Hokuriku region, allowing for an ample supply of clean, fresh water. Omicho market is a market in the middle of the city, originally open-air, and now covered, which dates back to the Edo period. Most of the shops there sell seafood.
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Things to do in and around Nikko

  • Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
  • Tosho-gu shrine
  • Nikkō Tōshō-gū shrine
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  • Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa
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  • Ryuzu Waterfall
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  • 華厳の滝
  • Outdoor performance
  • Autumn in Fukuroda falls


Japan, Kanto region

NatureHistoricSmall townsActiveCulture2 nightsMon. Oct 19 - Wed. Oct 21

Favored by locals and travelers alike, the city offers an array of cultural monuments, shrines, hot springs, and many fun activities.

Nikko is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kanto region of Japan. Attractions include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikko Tosho-gu) and that of his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byo Taiyu-in), and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. Elevations range from 200 to 2,000 m. Nikko is heavily dependent on tourism to its historical and scenic sites and hot spring resorts. Hydroelectric power production, food processing, and the metals industry remain important components of the economy.
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Things to do in and around Tokyo

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  • Ueno zoo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
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  • Yakiniku in Ueno. Tokyo-150527-7
  • Sakura at Chidorigafuchi Park
  • Hamarikyu Gardens
  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
  • Hakone, Japan
  • Yokohama by night
  • Rikugien Garden @ Komagome
  • ooedo onsen monogatari
  • Senso-ji
  • Tosho-gu Shrine
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  • Fuji and Sakura
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Yanaka - Tokyo
  • Shinjuku 13-10-26
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • sarushima beach
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  • tokyo international forum
  • Near Imperial Palace, Tokyo
  • Golden Samurai Helmet, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  • Toyokan, Tokyo National Museum
  • 2007-10-06 Nihonminkaen 216
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • Asakusa, Tokyo
  • ginza tokyo
  • panasonic center
  • Tokyo: Tsukiji Jonai Shijo
  • 藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム
  • The Teddy  Bear Project


Japan, Kanto region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nightsWed. Oct 21 - Mon. Oct 26

Brimming with undeniable energy, Japan's capital and largest city is a vast metropolis full of museums, parks, and cultural monuments.

Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and most populous city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868. Many tourists visit the various downtowns, stores, and entertainment districts. Among a multitude of attractions you may find museums, markets, gardens, shrines, castles, and many more.
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