Kamakura is one of ancient cities in Japan and it has beautiful shrines and temples. Especially, Sugimoto-dera, over 1,200 years old. Kōtoku-in, with its monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha are the most famous. This beatiful city is surrounded with small mountains on the three sides and faces the Pacific Ocean on the south side.
From Tokyo Station to JR Kamakura Station:
About 60 mins by JR Yokosuka line
From Shinjuku Station to JR Kamakura Station:
About 60 mins to Fujisawa by Odakyu line. Transfer to Enoden line at Fujisawa station and 34 mins to Kamakura.
Detailed visitor’s guide: http://guide.city.kamakura.kanagawa.jp/en/
Tourist map: http://guide.city.kamakura.kanagawa.jp/en/map/map.pdf
Tourist Spot in Tokyo Area:
Shibuya-ku located in central area in Tokyo. Shibuya station is a terminal for a number of different rail lines. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Tokyo, particularly for young people. In Shibuya, there are a lot of bars, restaurants, shopping centers, and other spot and it is known as a major nightlife area.
From Narita :
1 hour from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station by JR Narita Express Line.
From Minato-Mirai Station:
2-3minutes ride by Minato Mirai Line to Yokohama Station
About 30 minutes ride on Tokyu Toyoko Line to Shibuya Station
Shibuya Tourist Information: http://shibuyakukanko.jp.e.ea.hp.transer.com/information/index.html
Shibuya Nightlife Gide: http://www.tokyoclubsguide.com/category/tokyo-nightclubs/shibuya-clubs/
HARAJUKU and OMOTESANDO
Harajuku and Omotesando is the area around Tokyo’s Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line in Tokyo. Harajuku is the central area of Japan’s teenage pop cultures and fashion styles, Omotesando is known as shopping area for adults.
It also have historic sights, too. Especially, Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu shrine are quite famous sightseeing spots.
Wikivoyage Harajuku: http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Tokyo/Harajuku
It is known as an traditional shopping area of Tokyo. This area has numerous department stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Ginza is recognized as one of the luxurious and sophisticated shopping cities. Ginza Wako (Clock Tower) is representative building, is the symbol of the Ginza.
Ginza Official Website: http://www.ginza.jp/?lang=en
Tsukiji is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits, grocery, vegetables and kitchen tools to cook Japanese meals. Moreover, this market have dozen of famous restaurants. So to speak, Tsukiji is “Kitchen in Tokyo” and attracts a lot of travelers.
From Tokyo Station:
Take the Marunouchi Subway Line from Tokyo to Ginza (3 minutes) and transfer to the Hibiya Subway Line to get to Tsukiji Station (3 minutes).
From Shinjuku Station:
Take the Oedo Subway Line directly from Shinjuku Station to Tsukiji Shijo Station. The one way trip takes 20 minutes and costs 260 yen.
The Tsukiji Market Website: http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm
Asakusa is located in Taito, Tokyo. This area has the Sensoji (Buddist Temple), one of most famous landmark in Japan. Next to the Sensoji is a small amusement park called Hanayashiki, which is known as the oldest amusement park in Japan. In last year, Tokyo Skytree is established. It is located at a twenty minute walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa, has led to an increase of tourists recently.
Asakusa: Japan the official guide http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/tokyo/asakusa.html
Since 1960s, the Akihabara area has known as area to pick up electrical items such as household appliances and small parts for larger machines at low prices. This area more than 500 electronics retailers attracting thousands of foreign visitors. Nowadays, Akihabara has emerged as a center of Japanese otaku and anime culture, and dozens of stores specializing in Japanese pop sub-culture.
Akihabara Shinkokai Official Website: http://akiba.or.jp/english/index.htm