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Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Ibaraki Sights – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Ibaraki Sights After the three surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, the next closest one to Tokyo is Ibaraki and at just 45 minutes away by train from Tokyo, it’s main city Tsukuba is actually much closer than many people think. This list contains both famous and some alternative “sights” you may not have heard of. The prefecture possesses a few of Japan’s biggest things. Here, in no particular order, are the TF Top 10……Ibaraki…

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Tokyo Daytripper: A Tremendous Trio Of Temples In Tochigi – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: A Tremendous Trio Of Temples In Tochigi The majority of Tokyoites usually head on up to Tochigi Prefectures to see the majestic temples of Nikko, the onsen at Kinagawa or to eat gyoza in Utsunomiya. Over the last few years I’ve been off the beaten track a bit more when dipping in and out of the area and this time I explored a few places south-east of Utsunomiya. The Mōka Railway is a small private rail line (17…

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Totem Pole Park Located Just Outside Of Tokyo – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: The Totem Pole Park Located Just Outside Of Tokyo   Who knew that such a thing like a Totem Pole International Tournament ever took place?! Way back in 1991 there was one in Chiba Prefecture and 80 masterpieces were exhibited. Sadly Japan’s biggest totem pole at 21 metres high, which attracted a lot of attention in that tournament, has long been removed but the others are still there for the enjoyment of anyone visiting this suburban park. Take…

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Tokyo Daytripper: The Tsukuba Expo Center Has A Lot Of “Space” Devoted To It! – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: The Tsukuba Expo Center Has A Lot Of “Space” Devoted To It! Ibaraki Prefecture often gets forgotten about for day trips from Tokyo but thanks to the Tsukuba Express Line train it’s really easy and quick to get to Tsukuba. It’s not the cheapest of lines but it’s worth it for getting to this eastern outpost of the Kanto region. 42 minutes from Kita Senju is all it takes. Mount Tsukuba is probably the biggest draw of the…

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Travel Guide to Okayama: Japan’s Land Of Sunshine – USA Travel Article

Travel Guide to Okayama: Japan’s Land Of Sunshine Written by Dariece Swift Dariece is a co-founder of Goats On The Road, and an expert in saving money, finance management, building an online business and of course… travel. She loves meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and learning about the unique cultures of our world. She has over 10 years of experience helping others to realize their travel dreams and has worked in numerous jobs all over the world to help…

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How To Take a Japanese Bath in Tokyo: A Guide to Sentos – USA Travel Article

How To Take a Japanese Bath in Tokyo: A Guide to Sentos The Japanese bath (or Sentō) has long been an important part of Japanese culture. Traditionally, Japanese baths were used more out of necessity than out of pleasure as most people didn’t have access to a bath in their home. At that time every neighbourhood in all of Japan had a public batch where the residents could go to bathe, socialize and in many cases, do their laundry. Since…

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How To Take a Japanese Bath in Tokyo: A Guide to Sentos – Travel Article

The Japanese bath (or Sentō) has long been an important part of Japanese culture. Traditionally, Japanese baths were used more out of necessity than out of pleasure as most people didn’t have access to a bath in their home. At that time every neighbourhood in all of Japan had a public batch where the residents could go to bathe, socialize and in many cases, do their laundry. Since the end of the 20th century, these public baths have been rapidly…

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Tokyo Daytripper: An Abandoned Mask Museum, A Tiger Bus, A Santa Shop & A Cheese Garden! – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Daytripper: An Abandoned Mask Museum, A Tiger Bus, A Santa Shop & A Cheese Garden! The surrounding areas of Tokyo offer plenty of choice when it comes to day trips from the capital. Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama all have great places within 60-90 minutes travelling distance and Ibaraki prefecture (particularly Tsukuba city) is actually just 45 minutes from Akihabara. What to do though when you feel you’ve covered much of what those prefectures offer? The answer is Tochigi. This…

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