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An Overview of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building

07 September 2016 Sightseeing an tourism in Japan Guillaume Erard

An Overview of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (东京 都 庁 舎 Tōkyō-to Chōsha) is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Tokyo. Inspired from the Notre Dame de Paris and created in 1990 by the great archite...

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Sight seeing in Japan

The Tsukiji Fish Market, the Last Days of a Cultural Landmark

Written on 07 September 2016 by Guillaume Erard

The Tsukiji Fish Market, the Last Days of a Cultural Landmark

The Tsukiji (築地市場 Tsukiji shijō) fish market has been located in the Chuo district of Tokyo city since 1923. It is the largest fish market in the world and one of the largest markets across all commod...

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

Written on 12 February 2014 by Guillaume Erard

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

We know that often, Japanese adaptations of places or concepts from abroad tend to end up with more than a little Disneyland twist than being faithful descriptions of reality. What is less known is th...

Tokyo's Cityscapes by Night

Written on 26 November 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Tokyo's Cityscapes by Night

If I ask you to visualize Japan in your head, a multitude of pictures should immediately invade your visual field; temples, geisha, sushi, samurai, manga characters, etc... But if I ask you to think o...

Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

Written on 15 June 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

Wakimachi City is located in the Tokushima Prefecture in the eastern part of the Shikoku Island. Shikoku is the smallest of the four Japanese main islands and it is connected to the largest, Honshu, b...

Tokyo Tower, the fading symbol of a bygone era

Written on 23 February 2012 by Guillaume Erard

Tokyo Tower, the fading symbol of a bygone era

Originally built in order to provide a centralized radio and TV transmission facility during the communication boom of the late 1950's, the 333 meters tall Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) was, up to very recently...

Shimoda: Japan's gateway to the World

Written on 18 August 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Shimoda: Japan's gateway to the World

People who first travel to the Tokyo region might find difficult to believe that merely 100 km from the megalopolis lie some of the most beautiful beaches in Japan. The Izu Peninsula (Izu Hanto) is lo...

Guide of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa

Written on 10 August 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Guide of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa

Enoshima Island is a small island off the eastern coast of Japan in the Sagami Bay, not far from the city of Kamakura in the Kanagawa prefecture. The island has a circumference of about four kilomet...

Hiking at Mount Takao

Written on 20 July 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Hiking at Mount Takao

When staying in Tokyo for a restricted amount of time, one might wish to escape the somewhat overwhelming cityscape and enjoy a bit of countryside while not necessarily spending valuable time in trans...

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja

Written on 15 July 2011 by Guillaume Erard

Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja

One thing for sure about Japan is that it isn't short of enchanting places. While most of the notable attractions are fairly well documented on the Internet and in tourist's guides, every now and then...

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