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To Enjoy Bicycle Racing and Sightseeing, Come To Kawasaki!

Just 20 minutes from Tokyo Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line, Kawasaki offers excellent access. From entertainment facilities to hot springs and temples such as Kawasaki Daishi, this city is packed with sightseeing spots! The Kawasaki Velodrome, where visitors can feel the full impact of bicycle racing, is another attraction. In addition to introducing a model 1-day course for visiting Kawasaki, this article will show you how to enjoy yourself at the Kawasaki Velodrome.

Come check out Gunma Prefecture’s Carp Streamer Village Festival!

Although May 5th is now called Children’s Day in Japan, it was traditionally a festival for boys. So in keeping with tradition, families with boys still fly large carp-shaped streamers, called koinobori, from their houses to pray for the health and happiness of their children. Tatebayashi City starts flying their impressive collection of over 5,000 streamers at the end of March, so that residents and visitors can enjoy the view of the streamers alongside the cherry blossoms.

A day trip to Kairakuen Garden in Mito City, Ibaraki.

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.

Narita-san Shinsho-ji  Hatsumode (New Year’s Visit to a Shrine)

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.