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Parks & nature in Japan

Garden
“Once part of an Edo era (1603-1867) feudal lord's home, this massive green space was turned into a public park in 1949. Since then it has been a beloved refuge for Tokyoites looking to enjoy a bit of nature in the center of the city. Despite only being a short walk away from bustling Shinjuku, the leafy walkways and seasonal flowers make this a tranquil spot for a morning or afternoon stroll. After paying the small entrance fee, you will soon find that the noise of the city drops away and is replaced by bird song. Shinjuku Gyoen combines three distinct types of gardens-Japanese traditional, French formal and English landscape with sprawling lawns and quiet groves. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Boasting a height of 634m, Tokyo Skytree® is a new landmark for sightseeing in Tokyo. It is a tourist spot that you won't get tired of even a day, such as the shopping center Tokyo Solamachi, the planetarium, and the aquarium. Attention is the interior of the Sky Tree elevator. There are four types that represent the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, and the “summer” elevator is decorated with Edo Kiriko. You can enjoy the exciting season in which the elevator is guided.”
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Park
“Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo. In spring, thousands of people visit the park to enjoy the cherry blossom during hanami. Access: Nippori stn(JR Yamanote line)--Harajuku stn.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Shinsekai is a colorful area to the west of Tennoji Park packed with cheap shops and eateries and best known for its iconic Tsutenkaku Tower. The History of Shinsekai Shinsekai was designed as an entertainment district in the early 20th century, and originally modelled after the cities of New York and Paris. Opened in 1912, “Shinsekai” literally means “New World” and because of its modern image the area quickly became a popular tourist attraction.”
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Park
“ Ueno Park, a famous cherry blossom spot in Tokyo. Shinobazuike is a popular spot where you can feel nature in the city center, with lots of water birds such as ducks, and lotus flowers in summer. The Starbucks Coffee concept store in the park, one of the few in the country, is also recommended.”
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Building
“you may walk from JR Osaka station. Its high twin building and they have floating garden at top of building. You can join the Osaka view from there.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“You can see a beautiful night view free from the observation deck 202 meters high. (Free)”
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Concert Hall
“The park is around Osaka castle and has many spots you can enjoy such as a cafe and shrine. Also in spring you can see a lot of cherry blossoms there. ”
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Track
“The Imperial Palace is home to the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Palace where the Imperial Houses and the Imperial Palace are held. Visitors can visit the archaeological site of Edo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa family, the palace east garden, which is the venue for general saga, and the main gate iron bridge (double bridge). Visits are also accepted on a first-come-first-served basis (first-come-first-served basis), but advance application via the web is recommended. The sidewalk of the Imperial Palace Gaien about 5km is crowded with many runners as a sacred place for running. This course is easy to challenge even for beginners, so it is recommended to enjoy the Imperial Palace run on a business trip or business trip.”
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Park
“Also known as Central Park, you are surrounded by skyscrapers. Regular food fairs and events are held here. There are sculptures including the Peace Carillion, which is a set of 12 hanging bells. Just a step away from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the park also contains a Kumano-Jinja shrine if you want to stop in for a quick prayer”
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Park
“Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno”
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Park
“Enyama Park is a beautiful place to go and have a picnic and enjoy the sun. Come with your family and see the temple (Yasaka Shrine) thats right next door as well!”
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Trail
“Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons. The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves and pleasure boats that are available for rent on the river. North of central Arashiyama the atmosphere becomes less touristy and more rural, with several small temples scattered along the base of the wooded mountains. The area north of the Togetsukyo Bridge is also known as Sagano, while the name "Arashiyama" technically just refers to the mountains on the southern bank of the river but is commonly used to name the entire district.”
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Park
“he park is like an oasis in the downtown area. There are trees as Lirac and Elm spring. In every season, there are festivals like YOSAKOI SORAN Festival, Beer festival in summer, Autumn fest and Snow festival in Winter.”
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Garden
“A large and beautiful Japanese garden! It attracts the people from all over the countries. You may enjoy Japanese culture and atmosphere!”
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Beach
“Well you might find the modern beauty in Haeundae. I highly recommend to go and see this place. The pub is called "The Bay 101" in Korean "더베이 101" if you are 2 or 3 in group, taxi is cheaper and faster. ”
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