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What you should know about Japan | Kanto Edition

by Cman 14 days ago in asia

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What you should know about Japan | Kanto Edition

The Kanto Region is Japan’s most heavily populated region and therefore the political, economic and cultural centre of the state. It's located in east central Honshū and consists of the subsequent prefectures:

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県 Gunma-ken)

Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken)

Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県 Saitama-ken)

Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken)

Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken)

Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県 Kanagawa-ken)

Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to)

The regional centre is that the metropolitan area that has Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba.

Getting there

Tokyo has Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda International Airport (HND). Narita Airport operates international flights and is Japan's largest international airport. Narita Airport is far away from the center of Tokyo, and it takes about an hour to get to the city center by the fastest transportation. The airport is well-equipped with a wealth of duty-free shops and restaurants, and you can also stay at express hotels that charge by the hour. Haneda Airport is the earliest airport in Tokyo. After the completion of Narita Airport in 1978, Haneda Airport was changed to be mainly responsible for domestic routes, and some international routes.

Tokyo

Every traveler can turn this place into their dream travel destination: The bloody party and shopaholics won't hand over every store in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and can love the cutting-edge design brand; you'll find top delicious dishes from everywhere the planet here, also as a spread of dishes from civilians to Michelin native to Japan; two-dimensional anime lovers will never return empty-handed from Akihabara and Odaiba. Young literary artists can attend Jimbocho, Daikanyama, and Nezu Art Museum for a leisurely walk; the park fans spend all their time in Asia ’s first Disneyland; tourists who adore "classical Japan" wear kimono Sensoji Temple or quietly cherry blossom viewing in Ueno Park.

Tokyo Imperial Palace :

Imperial Palace East Garden, Kitanomaru Kōen , Yasukuni Shrine .

Asakusa Historical Museum:

Asakusa Historical Museum is Tokyo's most prestigious temple. It's one among the few traditional Japanese-style sights during this modern city. It's been popular for several years. The Kaminarimon Gate, which stands at the doorway to the most entrance of Sensoji Temple, is that the most photographed traditional building in Tokyo. Huge lanterns hung inside the gate are one among the signs of Asakusa Historical Museum.

Tokyo Tower:

Tokyo Tower is that the eternal symbol of Tokyo within the minds of the many people. It stands within the Minato district of Tokyo and may be a scenery that can't be ignored in Tokyo's colorful skyline. Inside Tokyo Tower, there are two observation decks. you'll see the scenery of Tokyo in 360 degrees. On a transparent day, Mt. Fuji is additionally clearly visible. If you reach the tower exactly within the evening, you'll see the sweetness of Tokyo at sunset and under the night.

Tokyo Disney:

Tokyo Disneyland was built in 1982 and is known as the first amusement park in Asia. According to the classic American Disney theme park structure design, it is mainly divided into 7 areas: World Market, Adventure Park, Western Park, New Bio Zone, Dreamland, Cartoon City and Future Park. There are 35 wonderful performances in the 7 theme areas. There are also regular makeup shows and fun parades on the stage and in the square. Tokyo Disneyland focuses on the theme of the scene, and some dreamy scenes, there are no particularly exciting items, for the age limit is relatively low, suitable for girlfriends, couples or parent-child travel.

Tokyo DisneySea is the world's first Disney theme park based on stories and legends about the sea. It is mainly divided into seven "themed harbour" areas, in which facilities, performances and restaurants in line with the theme are set up, focusing on creating exotic landscapes. Different from Disneyland, there are alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine sold in the park. The amusement items are more exciting. There are relatively more age restrictions, and the passenger stream is mainly adult.

Ginza:

A synonym for Tokyo's business mecca, which is synonymous with the Champs Elysees in Paris and Fifth Avenue in ny , and is understood because the "most expensive place in Japan", Ginza. it's a downtown where travelers must pilgrimage once they come to Tokyo. Visitors haven't any interest in shopping. The high-rise buildings and modern atmosphere everywhere can fully represent the charming side of Tokyo as a world metropolis.

From Ichome to Hachichome, Ginza's shops cover daily necessities, cosmetics, clothing, and even bookstores and instrument stores. Luxury stores and cheap clothes shops are across the street, and food from everywhere the planet is hidden within the streets.

Tsukiji Fish Market :

Fish market, Tsukuji Honganji Temple, Namiyoke Inari Shrine. Note: while the outer market with its shops and restaurants remains operational , the fish market moved to Toyosu in October 2018.

Shinjuku :

Shinjuku is one of the most famous bustling business districts in Tokyo. The popular areas are mainly concentrated in the area around Shinjuku Station. Shoppers' paradise, department stores, electronics streets, drug stores, trendy clothing stores, etc. Odakyu, Keio, Isetan and other department stores. Shinjuku has Kabukicho, the most famous red light district in Japan, as well as famous spots such as the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and Golden Street.

Ueno Onshi Park:

Ueno Onshi Park is known as a "treasury of historical sites and cultural treasures". Inside there are Kuanyong Temple, Tosho-gu Shrine, and Kiyomizu-do Hall. These ancient buildings are scattered among green pines and cypresses, which are very suitable for the lake and mountains. This is a famous place to watch the cherry blossoms. During the cherry blossoms, many tourists come here to watch them.

Yokohama

Yokohama is lined with high-rises and is the seat of the prefectural office in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is also the second largest and third largest metropolis in Japan. This busy modern port city has beautiful harbour views, western-style buildings, and Japan's busiest Chinatown. Because it is very convenient to connect with the urban area of Tokyo and the city has a similar level of development, many people think that Yokohama is part of Tokyo. Yokohama is famous for its romantic night scenes, which is very suitable for day trips from Tokyo.

Kamakura

Kamakura is a seaside city in Kanagawa Prefecture, an ancient city with a history of nearly 1,000 years. Built in the 12th century, Kamakura was a political center at the time, and Buddhist culture flourished. After the end of the Kamakura Shogunate period, the city declined for a time, but it has maintained a relatively intact ancient building complex. Kamakura is the third famous ancient capital of Japan after Kyoto and Nara, and it is also the first choice for a one-day trip from Tokyo. Usually, the number of people in Kamakura is much less than that in Kyoto. You can find small details with love at any time. It is suitable to experience this low-key town with a casual slow pace.

Hakone

Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Hakone is that the most well liked sightseeing spot near Tokyo. Natural lakes, hot springs, and geothermal resources, including excellent angles overlooking Mount Fuji and therefore the development of comprehensive tourism facilities, have always been favored by tourists. (If the volcano is active, it'll stop opening. it's recommended to check the news first when planning.)

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji stands west of Tokyo, spanning Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture. It's one among the world's largest active volcanoes and a symbol of Japan. On the north side of Mount Fuji, there are five natural lakes formed by eruption , commonly referred to as "Fuji Five Lakes". Fuji-Q Highland at the foot of Fuji is that the most enjoyable funfair in Japan, also because the famous hospital haunted house. If you prefer paradise, you'll stay here for each day .

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