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Where is Stay in Tokyo

Japan, land of the rising sun! There are hundreds of places to visit in Japan. All of them will surely satisfy your dream vacation. Whether it’s a top down road trip, art class escape, Backpacking in the mountains, spa week(end), solo dolo cruise or just simply getting lost on purpose, from century old treasures to world class infrastructures. Personally I want to stay in Japan forever, not just because of the sight-seeing that surrounds the land of the rising sun. (I am now starting to wonder how they came up with the land of the rising sun, it suites in every aspects), but also how they manage to stay in the same culture even though the technology that they currently have are way more advance than any other country. Anyway let’s get down to business.

When you visit Japan, do not fail to visit these three areas. Asakusa, Ginza and Tachikawa. These areas are highly recommended for tourist. For those who are not so familiar in Japan (I’m guessing most readers are not since you are spending quality time reading this). I hope this helps. There are plenty of reasons why you should visit these areas and I can give hundreds of them but you might not like the idea. Find out below why I recommend these three areas.

Asakusa
North East of central Tokyo. Eastern end of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Subway. About a mile east of major Ueno railway/subway interchange. Considered as “Low City”which simply means it has more traditional Japanese atmosphere than other neighborhoods in Tokyo. There is just something in this temple that catches the attention of tourists, even locals gather in this area. There is more number of individuals on weekends than on weekdays. Understandable now that I think of it.

Largest pleasure district in Tokyo filled with gangsters, geisha, courtesans, writers, artists, actors and beggars years and years ago. For most of the twentieth century, Asakusa remained a major entertainment district in Tokyo. The rokku or “Sixth District” was in particular famous as a theater district. The area was heavily damaged during the World War II, but has now been surpassed by Shinjuku and other colorful areas in the city, in its role as a pleasure district. I wish I was there when all of these gangsters, geisha and courtesans were ruling the area. It does exist on this very day but very few, mostly if there are festivities but until this very day it still surprises everyone even the locals themselves.

Five reasons to visit Asakusa

1)Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple)
Back when Tokyo was a tiny fishing village on the banks of Sumada River (known for its Divine Sandals and Thunder Gates) during the year 628, Sensoji Temple was founded, and now known as the oldest and most visited temple in Tokyo.

A 200 meter shopping street (Nakamise) connects the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) to second gate Hozomon, fantastic display of typical Japanese souvenirs like yukata, folding fans and various traditional local snacks from Asakusa, perfect place to buy lucky bamboo rake.

Beyond Homomon Gate stands the temple’s main hall where various events are held throughout the year. Like the annual festival of the Asakusa Shrine (Sanja Matsuri) in May, Samba Carnibal in August and the Hagoita-ichi.

Sensoji Temple is just a few steps from Asakusa Station

Address
2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku 111-0032
From Shinjuku Station

Take the JR Chuo Line to Kanda (About 10 Minutes) and transfer to Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (Another 10 Minutes)
Estimated cost = 350 yen (More or less)

From Tokyo Station
Take any line the will lead you to Kanda Station (about 2 Minutes), then transfer to Ginza Subway Line for Asakusa (About 10 Minutes).
Estimated cost = 320 yen (More or less)

2)Hanayashiki Amusement Park
There are more than 20 rides in Hanayashiki Amusement Park including Japan’s oldest steel-track rollercoaster and a haunted house. Oldest amusement park in Asakusa founded during the year 1883. Although the scope is limited due to the scale of the park but it is more appealing for nostalgia than thrills. If you look up the sky while strolling around the busy street of Nakamise shopping street leading to the Sensoji Temple, you might be able to see one of the famous rides in Hanayashiki Amusement Park.

This should be your guide from Sensoji Temple. Just walk towards this towering ride. Block away from the temple. It’s hard to believe that this was once a flower park. They claimed that 30 million tourists a year visit Sensoji Temple. So if you happened to visit the Sensoji Temple do not miss one of the coolest attractions in Asakusa.

3.)Asakusa Engei Hall
Asakusa was once full of theatres. There are still small theatres in the area. Asakusa Engei Hall offers entertainment daily. Twice in the afternoon and evening, it usually lasts 5 hours. It’s all in Japanese but the facial expressions and props say it all with no linguist confusion. Perform along with jugglers, Magicians and many more.

4.)RYOKAN
Originated in the Edo period (1603-1868), served travelers with tatami-matted rooms and communal baths. Highly recommended for travelers, after a long day of sightseeing around Asakusa, there is no better way of ending it with a traditional inn. Sliding doors and relatively large entrance some have porch or balcony. Usually features common baths separated by gender and most of the time they offer yukata instead of ordinary cloths. Please do not forget to take your shoes before stepping on a tatami floor. If you get lucky some Ryokan offer dinner and breakfast that often included in the price of the room. Most of the Ryokan featured Japanese food. There are also selections of food for non-Japanese. Instead of staying in a modern and common hotel rooms why not try traditional Ryokan. There several numbers of Ryokan in Asakusa. But these stood out. Now that I think of it. Back when I was young and an addict of anime (I am still now) I always thought if these bed on the ground and light looking sliding doors really do exist, and even if you are not a huge fan of any anime this kind of peaceful and unique area or bedroom or inn will surely surprise you in many simple ways. How they treat as a guest, how clean it is, how delicious the foods are, everything is just the way you wanted it to be.

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu Hotel
Address: 1-31-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 111-0032
・Daily housekeeping
・Elevator
・Restaurant
・Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas

Sukeroko no Yado Sadachiyo Ryokan
Address: 2-20-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 111-0032
・Bicycle rental
・Coffee shop
・Elevator
・Meeting facilities
・Safety deposit box
・Massage
・Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
・Car park

Andon Ryokan Hotel
Address: 2-34-10,Nihondutsumi,Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 111-0021
・Bicycle rental
・Coffee shop
・Elevator
・Laundry service
・Smoking area
・Luggage storage
・Restaurant
・Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public area
Highly recommended for business and leisure travelers where guests can easily access sightseeing and shopping district. There are also affordable Ryokan around Asakusa like
Ryokan Asakusa Mikawaya Honten located in 1-30-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan 111-0032. Feature 15 rooms with elevator, Massage and free Wi-Fi in all room and public areas. About 5 minute walk from Asakusa station.

5.)Izakaya
Japan is also known for its Izakaya. A traditional tavern sort of, with no chair, just plain old SAKE with traditional foods. Of course there are plenty of others drinks to choose from like, Shochu, Umeshu plum wine, Awamori, Matcha, Mugicha and many more. Forget Ramen forget sushi although these foods get all the spotlight most of the time but there are also few food in Izakaya that one must try like Okonomiyaki, Ikayaki, Gyoza, Korokke, Onigiri, Karaage, Tebasaki, Hamachi Kama, Agedashi Tofu and my personal favorate Yakitori.

The moment you take your shoes off the fun begins. Usually if not all they offer wet towels (Oshibori) for cleaning hands. Next they will provide appetizers or snacks some Izakaya appetizers are free although in most Izakaya they onto the bill. Some menus are already on the table in others you have to ask for it and sometimes menus are on the wall. There are a lot of good Izakaya in Azakaya like Asakusa Ichimon Honten, Asakusa Washoku Kaminarimon Kisuke, Kamiya bar, Miyatogawa Okada and a lot more around asakusa. In most countries we just simply go to a bar or and just let it all out. Open a bottle of whiskey or two, buckets of beer if you’re in some other Asian countries. Perhaps it’s the same, what makes it difference is how they do it and the area where they do it. Izakaya is not even close to a bar. More of tavern like than a bar but the settings is just a little different. In most countries we play pool or watch games on a huge flat screen television while slowly drink beer in a comfortable chair. If you go to any Izakaya, you sit down with your legs crossed and just enjoy drinking.

Hotels and inns
There are also a lot of hotels and dormy inns in Asakusa. Accommodation is very satisfying. Some are very close to Asakusa bus station like Dormy Inn EXPRESS Asakusa, APA Hotel Asakusa Kuramae, Centurion Hotel Ueno, Ueno Hotel, Anne Hostel Yokozuna. Just few step from bus station. These are very few steps from the ever famous Buddhist Temple Sensoji. Nearby are shopping areas, Vending machines, convenience shops. Most hotels rooms has Flat-screen TV, Fridge and Telephone. For then again for a better and more traditional experience just go with traditional or modern Ryokan.

Festivities around Asakusa
As one of the most visited areas in in Tokyo. Asakusa featured more than 40 events all throughout the year. These 3 festivities out of more than 40 are highly recommended for tourists.
・Shin-nen Daikito-e
During New Year people in Japan visits shrines and temple to gather and express their prayers and wishes. It is called Hatsu-mohde. Most temples are filled with people tons of people and fills the area with bell tolls to part the old and the New Year. The celebration takes a week or seven days, from January 1 to January 7.

?Shin-nen Daikito-e
During New Year people in Japan visits shrines and temple to gather and express their prayers and wishes. It is called Hatsu-mohde. Most temples are filled with people tons of people and fills the area with bell tolls to part the old and the New Year. The celebration takes a week or seven days, from January 1 to January 7.

・Onza Hihou Darani-e
From 6:00 in the morning on January 12 to 6:00 in the evening of January 18, a prayer ritual takes place in the sensoji main hall. The ritual is said to be sending the dead and the bad spirits. In 168 hours shifting priests chanting and taking turns for 168 hours.

・Bussho-e and the flower festival
On April 8 every year, starting at 10:00 in the morning, a Flower Festival takes place, in commemoration of Buddha Birthday. Visitors will surely enjoy and will surely be stunned by the flavor of amacha (herval tea).

There are indeed a lot of things to do in Asakusa. Recommended times to visit Asakusu especially the Sensoji Temple is most probably Weekdays. When everyone else is working or in school, it still ne crowded but at least the crowd is manageable. It would be best to visit the Sensoji Temple early morning or evening. The ground of the temple is always open although the main hall is open from 6:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. Visitors can walk around the ground of the Temple since it is always open, or maybe grab something to eat in any of the restaurant in Asakusa or nearby restaurants in Sensoji Temple. In the evening or just before the sun set, it is also a perfect time to visit the temple or and the Nakamise-dori road. Although the Nakamise-dori road closes early in the evening, visitors might be lucky enough to witness the sun set over the Sensoji Temple, Not to mention the beautiful aspects of Sensoji Temple nightlights. And then stop for a dinner in a nearby restaurants.

It is not very good to visit the area on holidays or weekends. Visitors on weekends usually doubles, even restaurants will be flooded with visitors. On holidays when people are not working, the temple is often very busy and the traffic significantly increases. Weeks after New Year and Golden Week are arguably best and worst time to visit the temple because hundreds and hundreds of Japanese families flood the Temple to wish and pray for good health. It would be interesting to see numerous people but it could also be painful.

Ginza: World-Renowned Shopping District

Combining the oldest traditions with modern trends, Ginza is definitely a fascinating place to visit. Concentrated in and around Ginza are some of Tokyo’s oldest and most prestigious shops, as well as some of the world’s leading fashion brands. Add to that are world-class performances you can enjoy in different theaters. To complete the experience, dine at first class Japanese restaurants.

HISTORY
Ginza (which means “silver mint” in Japanese) was nothing but marshland during the 16th century. Under the rule of a shogun called Tokugawa Ieyasu, a facility that manufactures silver coins was established in the area, after which the district was eventually named. Following the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, Ginza started evolving into a world-class shopping district.

TRAVEL GUIDE TO GINZA
From one of Japan’s major airports, the Narita International Airport, travelling to Ginza can be done in two methods, by car or by train. Travelling by car, it will take 1 hour and 1 minute (56 minutes without traffic) from airport to Ginza.

If you choose to travel by train, you can start from the Airport Terminal 2 Station towards Keisei-Ueno until you reach Nippori Station. From there onwards, it will take around 14 minutes from Nippori Station to Yurakucho Station. You can then travel to Ginza from Yurakucho Station by walking, which will only take around 11 minutes. Total cost of travelling by train is around $23.48 (\2,640 in Japanese currency).

5 MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN GINZA

1.)Ginza Wako
Considered as Ginza’s symbol, the Ginza Wako is one of the most beloved landmarks in the area. Known for its clock tower, it is now home to Wako Co., Ltd, a department store retailer in Japan known for its wide range of upscale products like watches and jewelries for both men and women. Located at 4-5-11 Ginza, its opening hours are from 10:30 until 7pm.

2.)Sony Building
Sony’s flagship store and showroom can be found in the Sony Building. This building features a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, visitors and shoppers alike can enjoy Sony’s newest products which are displayed publicly in their showroom. Shops are open from 11:00am until 7:00pm, while restaurants are open at the same time, but closes a little bit later at 9:00pm.

3.)Kabukiza Theatre
If you’re a fan of stage plays, you should consider visiting this place. The Kabukiza features kabuki performances almost every day, all year round. Cost of regular tickets for an entire play is between \4,000 and \22,000 and sometimes requires advance reservations. Tickets can either be purchased online or directly at the box office. The theater is open daily, from 10:00am until 6:00pm.

4.)Mitsukoshi
Founded in 1673, Mitsukoshi is the oldest surviving department store chain in Japan. Located opposite Ginza Wako, it consist 12 floors catering different high quality products like clothes for men, women and children, toys and household goods.

5.)Apple Store
Opened last November 2003, this flagship of Apple Store in Japan attracted thousands of fans during the opening. Special events and product demonstrations are held here from time to time, free of charge. Aside from offering technical support, customers get to see a wide range of Apple products, especially those that are newly released.

5 POPULAR RESTAURANTS

1.)Tapas Molecular Bar
Molecular gastronomy and Japanese cuisine rolled into one, the Tapas Molecular Bar offers an innovative dining experience. Price averaging around \15,000 (equivalent to around $130), customers get to enjoy fine dining over the course of two hours, their chefs preparing the food right before your eyes.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328
Phone Number: +81 3-3270-8188
Email: motyo-fbres@mohg.com

2.)Sushi Dai
Acclaimed as Japan’s best sushi restaurant, Sushi Dai offers a wide range of nigiri sushi dishes, at affordable price, ranging around \2,500 to \3,900 (equivalent to $22 to $35). This restaurant is famous to both foreign and local tourists alike that it is recommended or introduced on most tourist guide books.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji | Tsukiji Fish Market 6th Bldg., Chuo 104-0045
Phone Number: +81 3-3547-6797

3.)Gyu-an
For steak lovers out there, this is probably the best place to visit, especially if you have not tried Kobe beef before. This restaurant provides reasonably priced and high quality Kobe beef. Price averaging around \7,500 to \10,000 (equivalent to $67 to $89), you can choose how you want your beef to be served.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 6-13-6 Ginza | B1F Kakyoshokokai Bldg., Chuo 104-0061
Phone Number: +81 3-3542-0226

4.)Tenichi Ginza Honten
Internationally and locally recognized as the restaurant that serves the best tempura in Tokyo, Tenichi is located in the middle of the Ginza shopping district. Seating is only up to 10 customers, but it provides and intimate view of the chef while cooking. Average price for Tenichi’s dishes is around \8,400 to \18,900 (equivalent to $75 to $169).

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 6-6-5 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061
Phone Number: +81 3-3571-1949

5.)Ginza Kojyu
Ginza Kojyu, the only Michelin 3-star restaurant in Ginza, serves a wide range of kaiseki courses, showcasing modern Japanese cuisine using fresh and high quality ingredients. Prices vary depending on the time of day, costs around \21,600 (equivalent to $193) for lunch, while it costs \27,000 (equivalent to $240) for dinner.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 5-4-8 Ginza | 4F Karioka Bldg., Chuo 104-0061
Phone Number: +81 3-6215-9544

5 RECOMMENDED HOTELS

1.)Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
This five-star hotel is one those that gives you the pleasure of enjoying a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline. Staying here comes with a steep price, but with it comes great service and amenities.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo 103-8328
Phone Number: +81 3-3270-8800
Email: motyo-reservations@mohg.com
Website: mandarinoriental.co.jp/tokyo
Hotel Class: 5 Star

MAIN AMENITIES:
・Full-service spa
・WiFi in the lobby
・Spa tub
・Health club
・Business center
・Airport shuttle
・Daily housekeeping
・Front desk safe
・ATM/banking services
・Laundry service

2.)Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo
Aside from being an ideal point of departure from this hotel to Ginza, Hotel Ryumeikan gives great customer service and offers high-end facilities.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 1-3-22 Yaesu, Chuo 103-0028
Phone Number: +81 3-3271-0971
Email: reservation_hrt@ryumeikan.co.jp
Website: ryumeikan-tokyo.jp
Hotel Class: 3.5 Star

MAIN AMENITIES:
・135 guestrooms
・2 restaurants
・24-hour business center
・Limo/town car service
・24-hour front desk
・Air conditioning
・Daily housekeeping
・Front desk safe
・Laundry service

3.)Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier is a sophisticated, high-rise hotel that provides stylish rooms with views of the city and Tokyo Bay.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061
Phone Number: +81 3-3543-1131
Website: gardenhotels.co.jp/ginza-premier/
Hotel Class: 4 Star

MAIN AMENITIES:
・Restaurant and bar/lounge
・Business center
・Air conditioning
・Laundry service

4.)Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo
Overlooking the Kabukiza Theater, one of Ginza’s famous attractions, guests can enjoy Ginza’s traditional and western culture. It is also located at the heart of Ginza, allowing guests an access to all the best-known shopping and dining spots.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 5-11-1 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061
Phone Number: +81 3-3549-3331
Website: gardenhotels.co.jp/millennium-tokyo/
Hotel Class: 4 Star

MAIN AMENITIES:
・329 guestrooms
・Restaurant
・Air Conditioning
・Laundry Service
・Luggage Storage

5.)The Tokyo Station Hotel
Conveniently located in Japan’s leading central station, The Tokyo Station Hotel offers gorgeous classical European style rooms. Considered as an important cultural property, guests enjoy the atmosphere of reliving the hotel’s history.

MORE INFORMATION
Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda 100-0005
Phone Number: +81 3 5220 1111
Email: info@tokyostationhotel.jp
Website: tokyostationhotel.jp/
Hotel Class: 4.5 Star

MAIN AMENITIES:
・150 guestrooms
・6 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
・Health club
・Spa services
・Business center
・24-hour front desk
・Air conditioning
・Daily Housekeeping
・Laundry service
・Meeting rooms

EVENTS / FESTIVALS

1.)Ginza Willow Festival
Once a year, in commemoration of the completion of the road and its planting of various willow trees, Nishiginza Dori Street transforms into a gigantic celebration. Aside from a full marching band, there are musical performances, food stalls, and souvenirs that you can enjoy.

This year’s theme is “Home Country”. Several events will happen throughout the street, which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

GINZA IN A NUTSHELL
To sum it all up, Ginza is a travel haven. This district has so much to offer, that anyone will not have to travel far to experience it all. Everything is in walking distance; you can enjoy shopping in in Ginza’s world-class upscale department stores, watch amazing performances, and while you are at it, indulge yourself in fine Japanese cuisine, all in one day. Add to that, after a tiring yet fruitful experience, you can have a good night’s sleep in one of Ginza’s accommodating hotels.

・Tachikawa
Want to go and travel the western part of Tokyo, Japan? Amidst the colossal metropolis of the multi-level future city, it will be so confusing and harder for you to decide on where you want to go that will surely satisfy your needs, meet according to your wants and leave you with no regret when you remember the place. Because we, people, when we travel, we always want to make every single things memorable. Why not, right? Just as what the saying goes “You only live once”, then we must live with it with good memories and good vibes. Okay then, enough with these dramatic intros, we go west right? Well, west it is then and say hello to the fine city of the west, Tachikawa City!

Tachikawa is one of the biggest cities in West Tokyo gaining a population of 178,064 with a population density of 7,303.69 persons per km2 and the total area of this city is 24.38 km2. Huge isn’t it? With a fascinating clear blue sky view, everything could be perfect in this city.

Travelling around the Tachikawa City is not a problem since there are several trains that run throughout the area. Here is the list of some trains that serves the city:

・JR Chou line
Fortunately, Tachikawa is part of JR Chou line. Trains that travel west from Tokyo station passes Shinjuku and stops at Tachikawa station before it reaches to Hachioji, Takao and any other destinations of the train.

・JR Nambu line
JR Nambu line is another railway that passes through Tachikawa station that flanks with the Tama Hills and subsequent to the Tama River.

・Tama Toshi Monorail Line
Tama Monorail is another monorail system that imports passengers from suburban Cities in Higashiyamato and Tama via Tachikawa, Hino and Hachioji in just a span of 30 minutes. It also has several stations in the area like Tachikawa-Kita, Tachikawa-Minami, and Tama-Center stations that are very necessary since it enables travelling from Tachikawa to another line. On a very fine day, the Tama Toshi Monorail often offers breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and the Tama district that you may enjoy during your travel.

・JR Ome line and Itsukaichi line
JR Ome line is a railway that connects with Tachikawa and Chou line with the Okutama town and Itsukaichi line connects from Musashi-Itsukaichi station in Akiruno city with Haijima station in Akishima city that travels through to Tachikawa station. Both lines stop at Tachikawa and Nishi Tachikawa stations.

Travel stopovers

Hotel Royal Authentic Tachikawa – (40USD average price per night)
Wi-Fi in public areas is free. Rooms of these hotels also feature free Wi-Fi and free wired internet. So you don’t have to worry since you could still update your status on any social media that you have in just a click or taps away.
When you want to see reviews on how good these hotels are you can always refer to this website http://www.booking.com/ and search for Tachikawa city or you may also search specifically for the hotel names that you want and see for yourself ?. There are also hotels near Tachikawa that you may also like and want to give a try.
Feeling secure but hungry? Of course! Travelling would never be complete without anything on your stomach. Actually, there are a lot of restaurants in Tachikawa with different type of cuisines. If you want to try cooking’s aside from Japanese foods or if you want to try purely Japanese foods. Here are some restaurants in Tachikawa that clicks to every review of the mass:

Restaurants

・Hashiya Restaurant
Known for its nostalgic atmosphere and the best pasta in Tachikawa (Price range: 9USD ? 27USD)

・Chin Kenichi Mabodofuten Granduo Tachikawa
A Chinese restaurant known for its spicy yet addictive hemp auntie tofu, Price range: (Price range: 9USD ? 27USD)

・Tenpurawakayama Restaurant
It is obviously a Japanese restaurant that offers the best tempura in town. Most of the reviews suggest that this restaurant is good for lunch and very much affordable. (Price range: 7USD ? 9USD)

・IKEA Tachikawa Restaurant
The nearest restaurant located from the Tachikawa station and in any way cheaper than any other, a lot of food varieties and drinks.

These are just few of hundreds restaurants offering good service and variety of foods around the city.

Recommended Spots

・Showa Kinen Park
An expansive green landscape park located in Nishi-Tachikawa station, just 30-minute ride from Shinjuku on the Chou line, entrance fee is only 400 Yen per adult or about 4USD. You can explore the massive park on foot or on bicycle. Don’t even bother thinking that you don’t have bicycle since you can always rent there for just 400 Yen. The space is too big that you can do a lot of things in just one place.

Tachikawa has multiple shrines and temples in the city that you may also like to visit. Here are some lists for you to choose:

・Sh?sen-ji Buddhist Temple
A Buddhist temple with pretty gardens and some cherry blossoms when you enter its gates near the Tachikawa city.

・Suwa Shrine
An ancient temple and a good place for you to think because of its quiet spacious place, many Japanese come here just to have time alone.

・Fusaiji Temple
About half an hour walk from Tachikawa station. It is known for its amazing tombstones and interesting stories behind it.

・Azusamiten Shrine
The Tachikawa’s cat temple located just 7 kilometer north of There are three or four shrines in the same compound that features a space for prayers for lost and sick cats. This is a nice and perfect place for cat lovers.

There are a lot of enjoyable things to do in Tachikawa. Like shopping, buy souvenir items or watch different festivals in the city. The Tachikawa station itself, has a large shopping departments which allows you to relax, get food, buy something you want and a lot more

・IKEA
Variety of foods and cloths are available in the area. Coffee shops with free Wi-Fi are also available in the area.

・Granduo
This place is best for gift shops and souvenir items. Visitors can always drop by and just buy of few shops in the area.

・Lalaport Tachikawa Tachihi Shopping Mall
Large scale of food in this area makes it very interesting. Some foreign brands are also available inside.

TACHIKAWA FESTIVITIES
・Fireworks in Tachikawa’s Showa Park
This event has great reviews because of its very spacious park and an about 300,000 people can attend. You will mostly see 5,000 fireworks display, making it a medium-sized festival and is of free entrance. It usually starts at 7:20pm and ends at 8:30pm on the 25th of July.

・Fussa Cherry Blossom Festival
One of the most-awaited annual festivals that takes place along the Tama River in Tamagawa Central Park, a 20-minute walk from Haijima station on the JR Ome line. Cherry blossoms can only be enjoyed for a span of 2 weeks only of the entire year, so everyone will go out and don’t miss any chances just to see this. Fussa Cherry Blossom Festival happens during the 30th day of March or when will the trees are in full bloom of the month at exactly 10:00am to 3:00pm.


  
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  1. Mary Ann Turalba

    Thanks for the info. We will be vacationing in Tokyo next week and reading what you wrote is very helpful and makes me more excited about our trip. I will listen to your advice and tips. Thanks again.

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