Sightseeing Spots × Tokyo AreaPage: 1/5
Enjoying a Beautiful View of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture’s Fujiyoshida – Arakurayama Sengen ParkRead Later
If you walk about 10 minutes from the Fujikyuko Line’s Shimoyoshida Station, in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, then climb 398 steps, you will reach Arakurayama Sengen Park, a must-visit location. This is an admission-free park giving where you can enjoy a fine view of Mount Fuji and commanding a panoramic view of Fujiyoshida.
Mito City's Kairakuen Garden is a famous plum blossom viewing spot. And on weekends during the period of the Plum Blossom Festival you can get from Ueno Station to the temporary Kairakuen Station by special limited express trains "Hitachi" and "Tokiwa" in about an hour.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
"Trick Art" utilizes visual illusions to create unusual viewer experiences, such as 3-D paintings and works with differing impressions depending on the angle. For example, in the two versions of the picture below, the length of the woman's legs appear to change depending on the angle at which it's viewed.
A historical main temple of Chizan School of Shingon Sect, founded in 940.
With the grounds as big as 220,000㎡, it is one of the largest temples in Japan.
Every year, between January 1st and the 3rd, as many as 3 million people visit the place for New Year’s. This is the second largest number of visitors in the country.
Every day at the same time, a training called “Goma Kitou (Goma Fire Ritual)” is held in the main hall. During this training, blazing fire is made and prayers are made.
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
Ashikaga Flower Park ranked #1 in Japan’s national Illumination Rankings in 2016, and it was also awarded a position in “Kanto’s Three Major Illuminations.” Ashikaga Flower Park will continue to push the limits in 2017 with its exhibit, “Hikari no Hana no Niwa!”
This article introduces you four attractive spots in Kawasaki, which has a great access to/from Haneda Airport. [Article series / The Surrounding Areas of Haneda Airport Part 8]Read Later
Today, we would like to introduce you four of the most popular spots in Kawasaki area, which has a great access to/from Haneda Airport.