Chiba and Tokyo trip tips (blog)

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■ Sightseeing (Chiba)

Chiba city sightseeing spots

Chiba clan and Chiba castle

Mt. Nokogiri

Narita-san Shinshoji temple

Roadside stations in Chiba

Shibayama Nioson temple

Tokyo bay aqua line and Umihotaru

 

■ Sightseeing (Kanagawa)

Hakone travel tips

Kamakura's Great buddha and Hase temple 

Kamakura's Engakuji temple and Tsutugaoka Hachimangu

■ Sightseeing (Tokyo)

Asakusa

Cherry blossom spots in Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo museum

Fukagawa Fudoson temple

Kiyosumi garden

Meiji-jingu shrine

Religious spots in Fukagawa

Tips to enjoy in Tokyo Disney Resort

Tomioka Hachimangu shrine

Tokyo half day tour with Sumida river cruise

Tokyo tower and Tokyo Sky-tree

Tsukiji fish market

Zen meditation in Tokyo



■ General travel tips

Convenience store

IC cards for trasportaion

Tax exemption program

 

■ History

Five-storied pagoda

Fu-rin-ka-zan (A slogan of Takeda Shingen)

History of Japanese capitals

History of cherry blossom viewing

Horyuji-temple in Nara

Kofun (Ancient tombs)

Shotoku taishi (Prince Shotoku)

Sankin kotai (Alternate residence duty)

New emperor and new era “Reiwa”

 

■ Culture

Coffee

Furin (A small hanging bell)

Gagaku(Imperial court music)

Green tea

Kawara-yane (tiled roof)

Kinds and number of Shinto shrines

Kirishima Jingu shrine in Kyushu

Mandala (Buddhist pictures)

Maneki-neko(Beckoning cat)

Omikuji and omamori

Onsen (Hot springs)

Purification fountain

Religions of Japan

Taiko (Japanese drum)

Tea ceremony

Yosegi (Wooden mosaic)



■ Seasonal events

Buddhist festival called Obon

Cherry blossoms viewing (Hanami)

Fireworks display

Golden week

Hatsumode

Lucky direction sushi-roll (Ehomaki)

New year's holiday

Setsubun

Shobuyu

Valentine's day

Winter solstice (Toji)

 

■ Japanese food

Castella

Fu (Wheat gluten)

Izakaya (Japanese tavern)

Oden (Hot pot dish)

Types of sake

Washoku (Traditional Japanese cuisine)

 

■ Nature

Cedar tree

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossoms in Narashino city

Help to Kumamoto earthquake victims

Seasonal plants of Japan



■ Technology

AI system trial done by a taxi company

Cute robots

Disposable hand warmer (Kairo)

Earthquake early warning alert

Kumamoto castle

Medals of Tokyo Olympics

Shinkansen (bullet train)

Technologies used by convenience stores

Vending machine

■ Sports

Air Race

Japanese baseball

Japanese professional baseball

Ski resorts

Sumo