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Smash Hits

Smash Hits (5-2-26 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) – With the Japanese becoming well-known for its karaoke bars, it’s no surprise that at least some foreign visitors will want that partying experience in Tokyo itself. This karaoke bar attracts a mainly expat crowd, with a seemingly endless array of western pop & rock songs to choose from. […]

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Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing (near Hachiko Plaza, Tokyo) – this pedestrian intersection is popular among tourists simply for the sheer waves of humanity that traverse through here daily – reminiscent of Times Square in New York, and to a lesser degree Piccadilly Circus in London. Blazing neon lights and gigantic video screens also invite such comparisons. Western […]

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Saitama Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena (8 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Prefectura de Saitama, Tokio): esta es otra arena importante donde se celebran eventos deportivos y conciertos. Este lugar tiene 37,000 asientos y ha atraído actos musicales internacionales como Beyonce, Marial Carey, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Muse, Radiohead, Taylor Swift y U2. Los viajeros pueden visitar el sitio web de Saitama […]

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Ryogoku Kokugikan

Ryogoku Kokugikan (1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo) – this 13,000-seat indoor sports arena is best known for its sumo wrestling matches (with major sumo events held every January, May and September. The first level of this venue also acts as a museum dedicated to sumo wrestling (which offers free admission). Details on future events can be […]

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Roppongi Minato

Roppongi Minato (Tokyo) – this district is the center of international nightlife in Tokyo and has an array of restaurants catering mainly to foreigners (especially English-speaking ones). Other activities, such as art festivals, dart and billiard tournaments, pub crawls, and beauty pageants are held here as well. In addition, a number of foreign embassies and […]

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Orix Theater

Orix Theater (1-14-15 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka) – located in Osaka (3 hours & 45 minutes southwest of Tokyo), this indoor arena (which holds 2,400 seats) hold various rock & pop concerts. International acts that have performed there include Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Queen, and Santana. Them, as well as various Japanese pop […]

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Nippon Budoken

Nippon Budoken (2-3 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo) – located within Kitanomaru Park in the center of Tokyo, this 14,000-seat indoor arena is world famous for the rock & pop music events that are booked there. Rock artists such as Cheap Trick, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bob Dylan have recorded live albums here. Other international musical acts that […]

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Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten

Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten (3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) – equipped with the latest “SkyMax” system, the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten” features full-dome projection of high-resolution full-color CG motion imaging. The planetarium offers three different programs scheduled throughout the day. The wide reclining seats allow the show to be enjoyed in comfort. Hours: 11:00 am – […]

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Kidzania Tokio

Kidzania Tokyo (Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu, North Port 3rd floor 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku Tokyo) – located in Tokyo’s Toyosu district, this amusement park lets children performs various occupations (going as far as providing them with uniforms and even vehicles related to that job). Participating children can become pilots, policemen, firemen, newspaper reporter, doctor, can dealer, […]

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Kawana Resort Hotel Golf Course

Kawana Resort Hotel Golf Course (1459 Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka) – located about 2 ½ hours southwest of Tokyo, this two-course site attracts both local and international golfers because of its picturesque view of Mount Fuji, as well as the local landscape (consisting of elevated greens and sunken fairways bordering cliffs that plunge 100 feet […]