We usually find ourselves near Tokyo station in the winter months. The illuminations and the festive trees pitted against the cosy street market are often enough of a drawcard to get us there, but what kept us there this year was a mix of kid-friendly interactive displays, the wholesome food and informative exhibits.
Tokyo’s train system is borderline miraculous. Its almost 900 train stations serviced by over 120 lines makes for perfect sightseeing opportunities with visitors able to explore Tokyo along any one or more of these train lines. One such line is the Tobu Skytree Line. With 30 train stations extending from Tokyo’s famous downtown to the sprawling countryside of southern Saitama Prefecture, the 114km of the Tobu Skytree Line offers scores of places to visit.
Osaka, a remarkable city might at times become very noisy, crowded and the hustle and bustle can sometimes feel stifling and even a little overwhelming. Enjoy even just a few short minutes of respite from the non-stop chaos of an ever-moving city at Osaka’s best quiet spots.
Tokyo harbors a vibrant street life all year round, but with the return of the warmer days the city takes an even more alluring turn after sunset. Here are some of the best neighborhoods for an evening or a night stroll.
There’s an old saying: ‘Getting there is half the fun’. I’m usually inclined to agree with that well-worn adage. However, if Hakata station is your destination, then it may well be more exciting than the journey there.
Japan is filled with many places that you wouldn’t think of visiting by simply hearing the name alone. Nishi Iwakuni Station is one of those places. Chances are you wouldn’t likely find yourself making a stop at Nishi Iwakuni Station during your travels through Iwakuni City unless it happened to be where your train was stopping on the way to another more notable destination. However, those who pass by this site are sure to miss out on experiencing a beautiful piece of history.
Japan Railways (JR) will extend its Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) service to Kanazawa Station on March 14, 2015, making access from Tokyo much easier. Have a look at the 6 popular tourist destinations of Kanazawa, before you plan your itinerary.