Did you know…? Trivia of Japan

Mount Fuji as a World Heritage

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Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is Japan’s highest mountain with 3776 meters and stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture. If you are lucky it can also be seen from the ISA  conference site, Yokohama and Tokyo on clear days. On June 22, 2o13 it has been recently named as  a World Heritage sight by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.  Mount Fuji has long been rooted in the Japanese culture viewed as a religious site, depicted in ukiyo-e paintings and helped nurture Japan’s unique culture. Take a trip to enjoy the fresh air and to take a peek at the new World Heritage!

For more information please see:

http://www.fujisan-3776.jp/english/index.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2172.html

Japanese Food as an Intangible Cultural Heritage

It is not only Mount Fuji that has been named as a World Heritage. Japanese food is also planned to be signed up as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in December, 2013.

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Japanese food has been popular among foreigners such as sushi, tempura, and yakitori. It has been known for not only its delicious taste but also for its beautiful dishes, pleasant to the eye. Explore the large variety of dishes while you stay in Japan.For more information see RESTURANT

 

Tourist Spot in Yokohama Area:

YAMASHITA PARK
Yamashita Park is as known as one of the best-known landmarks of Yokohama city. The first seaside park in Japan located right in front of Yokohama Port. and being located near the Pacifico Yokohama and Minato Mirai Station. This park includes a grass field, a rose garden, the “Little Girl With Red Shoes On” statue, the “Guardian of Water” statue, and the “Seagull Sailor” song monument, water stairs and a stage.

Detailed information: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3204.html

YOKOHAMA FOREIGN GENERAL CEMETERY
This cemetery was founded when Perry requested for a piece of land looking over the port to be used for burial of the marine and also as a cemetery for Americans. On Open House days (from noon to 4:00 p.m.), visitors can follow a route to circle the grounds. It is located near the Ishikawacho Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line) and Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)

Detailed information: http://www.yfgc-japan.com/index.html

YOKOHAMA ARCHIVES OF HISTORY
Yokohama archives of history displays materials on Yokohama history from the end of the Edo period/Opening up of the port period to the beginning of the Showa period. The building was formerly used as the British consulate until 1972. There is a historical camphor tree in the courtyard.

Detailed information: http://www.kaikou.city.yokohama.jp/en/index.html

 

Wifi information:

JR Free Wi-Fi: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pdf/free_wifi_02_e.pdf
(This service is available in only Tokyo area)
Free Wi-Fi Service for Travelors in Yokohama: http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/eng/travel/news/2013/07/free-wi-fi-service-for-foreign-visitors-traveling-to-yokohama.html