Maguro Pass

The Keikyu Misaki Maguro Pass is a special train pass that allows one to travel from Tokyo or Yokohama to the station of Misakigichi. From there, a bus takes you to the city of Misaki, a village renowned for the quality of its tuna (Maguro), and is located at the southernmost tip of the Miura-hantō peninsula. A meal in one of the many restaurants of Misaki is included in the train pass. All restaurants are specialized in Tuna bowls (Maguro-don) or assortments of seafood on rice (Kaisen-don). When visiting Misaki, one should not miss to visit the market where lots of fish products are sold. The city is also very close to the island of Jogashima, which has a beautiful coastline.

The ticket can be bought from the Keikyu ticket vending stations with have an option to display menus in English.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Miura-shi
District : Misaki
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UNU farmer market in Shibuya

Every Saturday and Sunday (10:00 to 17:00) the United Nations University campus transforms itself in a farmer’s market. Many organic and locally grown produce are for sale and several food trucks are usually found on site. Once in a while, special events are held such as the sake festival and the beer fest. It is a great place to find and taste different kinds of vegetables, honeys, jams, teas and more…

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Shibuya-ku
District : Jingūmae
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Harajuku

Harajuku is an unofficial name used to refer to the area surrounding the Harajuku station in Shibuya. It is known for being a place where fashion is pushing the boundaries. One of the most popular place in Harajuku is without a doubt Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) where many trendy shops are located. This place becomes seriously crowded on weekends. To the south of Takeshita Dori is located Omotesando, a famous shopping street featuring leading fashion brands.

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District : Jingūmae
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Yokohama Waterfront, Minato Mirai

The Minato Mirai, translated “port of the future” in English, is an urban development project built on reclaimed land near the original city centers of Yokohama. Its landscape is indeed futuristic Continue reading Yokohama Waterfront, Minato Mirai

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Shinkō
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Mitsuike Park

Mitsuike park is located in between Tokyo and Yokohama along the Toyoko line. It is known as being one of the best Ohanami (Cherry blossom viewing) spots of Japan. The name, Mitsuike, means three ponds in Japanese because of the three separate ponds found in the park. It is a great place to relax and disconnect from daily city life.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Yokohama-shi
District : Kajiyama
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Tokyo Skytree (Tōkyō Sukaitsurī,東京スカイツリ)

Tokyo Skytree is now the highest tower in the world with a height of 634 meters. You can get some incredible views of Tokyo including the Sumida river region, Sensoji temple, Ueno park, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji and more! Sky Tree is extremely busy since its opening, get there early to minimize the wait. A 30 min wait to buy tickets is not uncommon and gets longer during the day (the ticket line extended out of the building and under the sun by noon). The second deck requires you to buy an additional ticket from the main observatory, be prepared to wait 15-30 minutes again in crowded conditions. Plan plenty of time for waiting in line because the visit is well worth it!


Gaijin-San's theater

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Sumida-ku
District : Oshiage
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Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo national Museum contains diverse exhibitions of Japanese cultural heritage with an impressive collection of art and archaeological artefacts, including many national treasures. We visited only one of the six buildings that forms the Tokyo National museum. The Honkan, which is the main building, exhibits Japanese artworks from Buddhist statues to elegant traditional clothes. A large collection of ancient weapons and armors is also on display.

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City : Taitō-ku
District : Uenokōen
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