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Japanese Sword Museum

Tokyo, Japan

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159462-4426

Since the introduction of sword-making techniques from the Asian Continent, Japanese swords have been improved throughout Japans long history of warfare. They were not only traditional weapons but also sometimes regarded as an object of faith or a symbol of power. The Japanese Sword Museum collects and preserves 152 items, including swords such as the ones designated as National Treasures made by Nobuyoshi, Kuniyuki (Rai) and Kuniyuki (Taima), sword fittings, armor, and documents of metal...


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KidZania Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

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159461-4425

KidZania - "A land of kids, by kids, for kids" - where children can experience their favorite job and learn about the social system while having fun. Authentic looking "pavilions" including a bank, hospital, newspaper company, radio station, and pizza shop are all about 2/3 the size of a real building, and there are about 70 professional activities to try including banker, doctor, fashion model, newspaper journalist, and firefighter. The target age is 2 to 12 years old. Although adults are...


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Hama-rikyu Gardens

Tokyo, Japan

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159273-4092

This is a typical Daimyo(Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond(Shioiri-no-Ike) and two wild-duck hunting sites(Kamoba). A tidal pond means a pond that are infused with seawater in order to change flavor along a pond by flood changes time to time, of which style had been popularly used in coastal gardens in the Edo period. The whole pond had been reed fields and used for falconry site for Shogun families.

This garden is roughly divided into two areas, the south...


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Kiyosumi Garden, Koto

Tokyo, Japan

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159274-4094

This park is a typical "Kaiyuu style" Daimyo( Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period. The park is featured with a pond, artificial hills and rocks. Part of the parkland is believed to had been the house of Mr. Bunzaemon Kinokuniya, a famous merchant in the Edo period. In 1878, Mr. Yataro Iwasaki, a founder of Mitsubishi group, bought this premise and built a garden for comforting his employees and also for inviting important business guests. In 1932, Mitsubishi group contributed this...


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Hibiya Park, Chiyoda Ward

Tokyo, Japan

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159275-4096

The parkland used to be the palace area of the feudal lord, Matsudaira Bizennokami,up until the end of the Edo period. Then it served as a military drilling ground during the early part of the Meiji period. It was later designed and constructed as the first westernized urban-style park in Japan, and opened to the public in 1903.

Two outdoor music halls and the Hibiya public hall show enthusiasm of the park designer as a forerunner of culture. Now we can enjoy beautiful flowers all the year...


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