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5 Edo-Period Old Towns: Traditional Post Town Sceneries of the Nakasendo Road During the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), post towns were built and used throughout Japan. Post towns served as a resting and lodging spot for travelers, and were located on major routes connecting Edo (present day Tokyo) with other significant cities throughout the country.
Nakasendo is one of the “Edo Five Routes”, and connected Edo with Kyoto by going through central Honshu. Some of the post towns on Nakasendo remain today, and retain the Edo period atmosphere. Here are 5 post towns on the Nakasendo Route that you can visit.
Behold the dreamy kingdom of cats at Kichijoji Petit Mura (village) The Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji is constantly voted as one of the city’s most livable neighborhoods. Kichijoji is home to lush greenery such as Inogashira Park, and many charming shops that are frequented by locals and visitors alike.
One of Kichijoji’s latest attractions is the whimsical Kichijoji Petit Mura (small village) complex. Opened in April 2018, it houses seven stores based on fairytale-like themes. This edition explores the magic surrounding the shopping and food experience at Kichijoji Petit Mura (village).
Your Next Tokyo Spa Outing! Natural Hot Springs & Bedrock Baths at Spadium Japon Japan is dotted with huge spa complexes called “super sentos”, with many located in Tokyo. In March 2019, another massive bathing complex opened in suburban Tokyo, in Higashikurume City, offering reasonable prices and an array of fun experiences that were missing from Tokyo’s earlier facilities. The new venue called SPADIUM JAPON is the talk of the town as it draws many visitors everyday, including students, families, couples, and lone bathers.
What makes SPADIUM JAPON so appealing? We have visited this “super sento” to find out more about its concept, as well as its most important features - the baths and bedrock baths. Join us as we find out how this venue captivates its visitors!
Cherry Blossoms in the Heart of Tokyo – Roppongi! Roppongi is one of Tokyo’s busiest areas, with its streets constantly bustling with businessmen, tourists and party lovers. The neighborhood has grown to become one of Tokyo’s most recognized areas.
In particular, flashy buildings like Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown have reached landmark status in the city.
Surprisingly, these two buildings have cherry blossoms planted throughout its premise, and is a must-see during the spring. About Roppongi
Roppongi is a district packed with everything from skyscraper office towers to fancy restaurants to nightclubs. The subway stations in the Roppongi area loaded daily with businessmen and tourists.
Roppongi’s now iconic Roppongi Hills opened in 2003, and Tokyo Midtown opened later in 2007. Both buildings are multipurpose facilities with restaurants and museums inside.
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