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1-1 Maihama, Urayasu-Shi
Chiba-Ken, 279, JAPAN
81-4-73 54 0001, 81-33-366
5600, Fax: 81-473-545240
It is a re-creation of Disneyland
in California. Open every day 9 am to 10 pm April through August and from
10 am to 6 pm September through March. (From September through November
it closed on Tuesdays, and from December through February it is closed
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays except holidays.
The Imperial palace is home
to Japanâ€™s Emperor and the imperial family; you can walk around the outside
of the moat of the Imperial Palace, and admire the luster of the ancient
centuries. The grounds, however, are only open on two days: on the Emperors
birthday (Dec 23) and Jan 2.
Surrounding the Tokyo National
Museum and Ueno (Tokyo) Zoo, this park encompasses true Japan in its temples,
shrines and it even features an aquarium. It is well known for being the
prime cherry-blossom-viewing spot.
Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai
Tokyo Sea Life Park is a
giant aquarium that simulates life in the depths of the ocean. Exhibits
featured include the spectacular rooftop glass shark tanks and much more.
Edo-Tokyo Museum is the newest and one of the best historical museums,
depicting life in Tokyo from the 17th century through the end of World War II.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10- 6 (Thursday and Friday until 8 pm). Closed Dec 28-Jan 4.
Wild Blue Yokohama
Wild Blue Yokohama is an
indoor beach that is open year round. It is a perfect example of Japanâ€™s
ability to harness the forces of nature in new and innovative ways.
Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku,
in Ueno Park
The Tokyo National Museum
is the nations largest display of Japanese history and culture, with more
than 100,000 treasured artifacts and artworks. Exhibits include Chinese
and Indian art as well.
Azabu Museum of Arts and
Azabu Museum of Arts and
Crafts emphasizes Japanese artworks, including glass, ceramics, clothing
Drum Museum Taikokan
2-1-1 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku
Drum Museum Taikokan presents
a hands-on exhibit of drums from around the world. Very small but interesting
personal collection, housed upstairs in a traditional festival costume-and-instrument
store in an old district of Asakusa.
Fukagawa Edo Museum
1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku
Fukagawa Edo Museum looks
at life during the Edo period (19th century)
Japanese Sword Museum
4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Visit the Japanese Sword
Museum for a display of modern and ancient swords.
Kogeikan National Museum
of Modern Art
3 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
The National Museum of Modern
Art offers a collection of Japanese art created since the Meiji era (AD
1868-1912). Nearby Crafts Gallery displays Japanese handicrafts.
The Paper Museum displays
the process and equipment used in hand-making Japanese paper.
The Silk Museum
1 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku
The Silk Museum (Yokohama)
illuminates the silk-making process and also displays fine silk fabrics.
The Sony Plaza
Visit the fascinating showrooms
of the Sony Building. Visitors can test many products, as well as some
products, which have yet to be released
2-3 kitano maru Koen
The Budokan was built as
a martial arts arena for the Tokyo Olympics of 1964. It still hosts tournaments
and exhibitions of judo, karate, and Japanese fencing, as well, as concerts.
Kotsu Hakubutsukan Transportation
1-25 Kanda Sudacho
This is a great place for
children! Exhibits explain the early development of the railway system
and include a miniature layout of the rail services. This museum also features
Japanâ€™s first airplane.
Kite flying is an old tradition
in Japan, and the kites in this museum include examples of every shape
and variety. For the children, the museum offers a special kite-making
Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan
(National Science Museum)
7-20 Ueno Koen
Everything from dinosaurs
to moon rocks is on display at this conventional natural history museum.
The planetarium has daily
shows displaying the movements of the solar system, the constellations,
and galaxies projected on a dome 65 ft. in diameter. Adjacent to the planetarium,
visitors can explore the museum of astronomy.
Koraku-en Amusement Park
This amusement park offers
attractions that the kids are going to love! The chief attractions of which
are a giant roller coaster and a â€ścircus trainâ€ť.
This large amusement park
has four roller coasters, a haunted house, and seven swimming pools. It
also features an authentic Coney Island carousel, refurbished and rescued
by a Japanese entrepreneur.
Tama Dobutsu Koen
This wildlife park gives
animals freedom to roam, and most exhibits are separated by moats. Visitors
can also take an adventurous tour of the Lionsâ€™ Park on a minibus