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Boboho Japan Trip

Boboho Japan Trip Trip Plan

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food & culture

We are going to divide the trip into 3 parts: 1. Tokyo Area: Tokyo & Nara 2. Kansai Area: Kyoto & Kobe 3. Sapporo Area:

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See + Do Ginza Neighborhood, Tokyo

Long the haunt of ladies who lunch, take in a show at the Kabuki theater, and shop in the big department stores and genteel backstreets, Ginza has suddenly... more

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See + Do Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

The best time to visit the world's largest fish market is at dawn, when most of the action takes place. (On your first day in Tokyo, your walloping jet lag will... more

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See + Do Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo

If the relentless concrete and expressways get to be too much, take a short walk from Shiodome station to historic Hamarikyu Garden. Originally built in the... more

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See + Do Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo

Does Tokyo's latest shopping, working, living, dining, and entertainment complex, which includes this earthquake-prone city's tallest building, the Midtown... more

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Shop Kappabashi Dori, Tokyo

This street is filled with stores selling cutlery, crockery, and kitchenware to the restaurant trade. You might not want the vat-sized saucepans, but there are... more

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Shop Ito-Ya, Tokyo

Everyone's favorite stationery store, Ito-ya fills nine floors with every pen, notebook, and folder imaginable. Stock up on Camper notebooks, the school brand... more

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Shop Antiques Fairs, Tokyo

If you're looking for vintage finds or just a good browse, visit one of the city's outdoor antique markets. There are good ones at Nogi Shrine in Nogizaka... more

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Shop Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo

Akihabara Electric Town, the electronics shopping district north of Tokyo's financial sector, is so densely populated with stores, so garishly neon-lit, and so... more

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Nishiki Market
Eating Nishiki Market, Kyoto

This narrow, mostly covered pedestrian shopping street is parallel to and one block north of Shijo-dori, the main street in the center of town, and runs for... more

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See + Do Ginkaku-ji (Silver Temple), Kyoto

The Silver Temple is almost as popular as its golden cousin, but many aficionados consider it far superior. Breathtakingly modern though half a millennium old,... more

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Saiho-ji (Moss Temple)
See + Do Saiho-ji (Moss Temple), Kyoto

Converted into a Zen temple in 1339, Saiho-ji Temple, in the southwestern outskirts of Kyoto, is justly renowned for its large and lush moss garden, which... more

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See + Do Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa, Kyoto

Built in the 17th century for an imperial prince, Katsura Rikyu is widely thought to be one of the best examples of how Japanese residential design masterfully... more

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See + Do Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

The national museum of Japan has a spectacular collection of Japanese art, but the displays can be on the old-fashioned side. One exception is the Horyuji... more

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See + Do Shinjuku Neighborhood, Tokyo

Shinjuku is a metropolis within a megalopolis, an elevated neighborhood on top of the world's busiest station and Tokyo's western hub. This is modern Tokyo at... more

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See + Do Aoyama + Omotesando Neighborhood, Tokyo

All the big-name Japanese designers are clustered together in this district on the tree-lined Omotesando Boulevard: Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and... more

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See + Do Ueno Neighborhood, Tokyo

Ueno is the old-fashioned part of town that's popular with visitors who come for its cultural attractions. Several museums (including the Tokyo National Museum)... more

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See + Do Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Tokyo

Sumo wrestling is one of the quintessential Japanese sports, and there are three tournaments a year in Tokyo, all held at the sumo stadium in Ryogoku. Matches... more

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See + Do Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine), Tokyo

Leave the bedlam of Harajuku behind and walk to Meiji Shrine, a peaceful, wooded haven dedicated to Emperor Meiji (1852–1912). Pass through the giant... more

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