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This is a stroll garden constructed in Edo-era (17-18th century) Even though it is located the very center of metropolitan Tokyo, you can enjoy old traditional Japanese atmosphere at this seaside park surrounded by relaxing green trees and pond. Because of its seaside location, this park applies “Shio-Iri no Ike” (pond drawing seawater), so changing the scenery by the rise and fall of the tides, is its original feature. There is “Nakajima-no-ochaya” (teahouse in islet) in the middle of the pond, and you can enjoy “Maccha” (green tea) there. Also its scenery of 300-Year Pine’s graceful branches is one of the highlight of this park. This park is just a walking distance from Shinbashi, or Tsukiji, and also there is water-bus access available by using Tokyo Waterfront Line, which enables you to approach to this park with enjoying river cruise of Sumida River, from major tourism spots such as Asakusa, Ryogoku, Odaiba. Package tour of such river cruise and tea ceremony at Nakajima of this park is one of the popular sightseeing routes. Opening time 9:00 am through 5:00 pm (admission until 4:30 pm) Closing date Year end and new year day (Dec. 29th through Jan. 1st) Admission fee Adults : yen 300 (yen 150 for age 65 or older) Admission free for children of elementary school age, and junior high students who live in or trip to Tokyo. ※1 Group discount available, Free for handicapped person and his/her assistant ※2 Free opening date : May 4th (Green day), Oct. 1st (Day of Tokyo citizens)

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Tokyo Tower

Rainbow-bridge

The National Art Center, Tokyo

Zo-Jo-Ji Temple

Mouri-Teien Garden

Roppongi

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

This is an independence type communications tower constructed on 1958, which had been the highest tower in Japan until it was replaced by Tokyo Skytree in 2012. There are two observation decks in 150m high and 250m high. It is still one of the representative tourism spots in Tokyo, where lots of tourist visit both from domestic and overseas. Even though its height is lower than Tokyo Skytree, you can enjoy more dynamic metropolitan Tokyo landscape here, because it stands at Minato-ku, where is the central area of business. Also the “Tokyo One Piece Tower”, which is the theme park of famous comic One Piece, is opened permanently at 5F/4F and is gaining popularity. There is outdoor stairs access route to 150m observation deck available as well. If you are confident for thrill of height and own physical strength, why don’t you try it ? Access Oh-Edo Line : Akabanebashi Sta. Mita Line : Onarimon Sta. Hibiya Line : Kamiya-cho Sta. * If you get off at Daimon Sta. of Asakusa Line, or Hamamtsu-cho Sta. of JR, you can enjoy more scenic approach through Zoh-Jo-Ji Temple in your fornt, although it takes some more time than from above three stations. * Main observation deck (150m) Adults : yen 900, Children : yen 500, Infants : yen 400 (discount for Group, or Handicapped person available)

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Rainbow-bridge

Rainbow-bridge

This is suspension bridge connecting Shibaura and Odaiba of Minato-ku. It is transportation bridge opened in August, 1993, with new transportation system YURIKAMOME in its upper stage, and driveway in lower stage. There are sidewalk available on both sides, so it is possible to go across it on foot. Heading for Odaiba area, you can see good landscape of Tokyo port, and Tower apartment buildings in Toyosu waterfront area in your left hand side, which looks like the waterfront landscape of Man Hatten in NY.

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The National Art Center, Tokyo

The National Art Center, Tokyo

This is the 5th national museum in Japan, established on 2007 in this Roppongi area. This museum features “museum in the forest” as its concept, and was designed by Japanese famous architect Kisho Kurokawa. Its total floor area is the biggest in Japan. Access Chiyoda Line : Nogizaka Sta. Oh-Edo Line : Roppongi Sta. Hibiya Line : Roppongi Sta. Opening hours 10:00 am through 6:00 pm (admission until 5:30 pm) Closing date Tuesday (or the next weekday, if Tuesday is national holiday, or makeup day)

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Zo-Jo-Ji Temple

Zo-Jo-Ji Temple

This is family temple of Tokugawa, Shogun family of Edo-Shogunate, established here on 1598. It has been said that Tokugawa family placed Kanei-Ji Temple (the other family temple of Tokugawa) at Ueno, in order to protect “Kimon” (unlucky direction) of Edo (former Tokyo) directed by Feng Shui studies, and also placed this Zo-Jo-Ji Temple at here in Shiba as it is directed as “Ura-Kimon” (reverse side of unlucky direction). The highlight of this temple is its “San Gedatsu Mon” gate. This gate was established on 1622, and did not suffered by Tokyo Air Raid of World War II, so it remains its original figure, and is designated as Important Cultural Property. This two stories’ gate has roofs for each story respectively, and it has been believed that when you go through this gate, you can be emancipated from the 3 major desires. 6 shoguns out of total 15 shoguns of Tokugawa Shogunate are buried. “Daimon”, the name of this neighborhood, came from the name of former main gate of this Zo-Jo-Ji Temple.

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Mouri-Teien Garden

Mouri-Teien Garden

This is 4,300㎡big Japanese stroll type garden made inside area of Roppongi Hills. Former “Daimyo-Yashiki” (feudal lord’s mansion) of Mouri family is the root of this garden. In 2003, Roppongi Hills was built at this trace of “Daimyo-Yashiki” which had once been the Tokyo factory of Nikka whiskey, and this garden was made and named as Mouri-Teien Garden. This is a precious relaxing space among the metropolitan buildings.

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Roppongi

Roppongi

This Roppongi is known by everyone as so called mecca of foreign visitors in Tokyo. This is the area where many of foreign people get together from the past, so it is the place having international atmosphere. Especially the Roppongi Street, which stretches from Roppongi intersection towards direction of Tokyo Tower, there are lots of stylish pub or restaurants along the street, it has been bustling nightspot with the highest ratio of foreign visitors in Japan for long time.

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NANIWA KASU UDON MUNEHIRO

KASU UDON

¥700

This "Naniwa Kasu Udon MUNEHIRO" is located at 5 min. walk from JR Tamachi Sta. The oil cake of its "Kasu Udon" is a local cuisine of Osaka. Its beef bowels is deeply ...

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KAMA-AGE UDON AKASAKA SAWANOI

【HOT】UME-BUTA UDON

¥890

This is the《”Sawa_noi” ‘s No.1 recommendation》Udon. Because of its very good marriage of thick Pork meat and refreshing taste plum, you can eat it with refreshing taste....

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SHIROGANE KONOMU

KONOMU_NO_CURRY_UDON

¥1,058

A restaurant where the ingredients of Gunma Prefecture can be enjoyed in Shirokane, Tokyo. The restaurant was opened 16 years ago in Shirokane by the owner who originall...

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TOMOECHO SUNABA

TORO SOBA

¥1,512

This well-established store, which opened on 1839, is 3-minutes away on foot from Kamiyacho Station. Our recommended "Toro-soba" has fine soba noodles made from number o...

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KASUMICHO CHOJU_AN

HIYASHI OROSHI SOBA

¥750

Kasumi Cho Chouju An was established forty years ago. Its menu has over seventy different items! There is also a large seasonal menu. Wondering what sells? Large portion...

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SAGARA

KURUMA EBI NO TEMPURA SOBA

¥1,890

A cozy place serving Japanese sake, seasonal appetizers, and authentic handmade soba from domestically-produced buckwheat flour. We mill the buckwheat every day and prep...

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GAIENMAE MASUDAYA

YASAI TO KAMO ROSU-ZOE ATATAKAI CREEMY CURRY SEIRO

¥1,130

"Gaienmae Masudaya" is located in front of an outer garden which exudes a peaceful atmosphere. The interior of the restaurant was made for the enjoyment of adults. The l...

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SARASHINAHORII HONTEN

KAKIAGE-TEN FUTO-UCHI SOBA

¥2,080

A long-standing veteran, established in 1789 - the first year of the Kansei period. The restaurant's medium-thick noodles, used for morisoba, are a mixture of home-made ...

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Captain Cook

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

¥1,250

It is a stylish British cuisine restaurant located at 4 min. walk from JR Hiroo Sta. It is a British traditional dessert using Dates (seed of date palm). The contrast o...

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SOBA HASEGAWA

OMAKASE SET

¥1,782

In this serene place, you will be able to taste the delicious hand-kneaded soba and local sake throughout the country. The soba is carefully selected from each season's ...

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NOGIZAKA CHO-JU-AN

KUJO-NEGI TO BUTA SEIRO

¥980

This well-established restaurant “Chouju An” with three hundred years of history is a soba restaurant located one-minute walk away from Nogizaka Station. The soba menu h...

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HAGAKURE

ASARI_UDON

¥1,026

This is one of the few well-known places in Tokyo where you can enjoy the Kansai (southern region of Japan) style udon. Its delicate flavors of Kombu (dried kelp) broth ...

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