Capital City: Tokyo Main Cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Kawagoe
Population: 125,422,000   Area [sq.km]: 377,800
Currency: 1 Yen, Languages: Japanese, Religions: Shinto, Buddhist, Christian
Traditional, Kawagoe Festival has Edo or Old-Tokyo atmosphere of 100-year ago. Happy lilting festival music and dancing. Climax is competition and collision between floats. 350-year ago origin, 2001/10/20 Gorgeous Float Competition, Kawagoe-Festival
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Kitain Temple remains 400-year history. High priest Tenkai revived it and lived until 109-year-old. So called 500 Buddha's disciples are actually 538 statues. 2004/07/17 Kawagoe Kitain-Temple
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2002 Autumn, Our traditional Kawagoe-Festival. This year Kawagoe-city commemorates 80th anniversary, and then we could see all 29 gorgeous floats. Please come to enjoy it with us. 2002/10/20 Gorgeous Float Competition, Kawagoe-Festival
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Senba Toshogu Shrine was open to the public for limited days. Up to now, the main shrine does not have been open in the history of 400 years. 2004/01/03
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Famous autumn Kawagoe Festival. Concentrated to take close-up photos. Fearful white fox mask and bright Chinese red clothe. Many none Japanese people joined the festival wearing Japanese Kimono. 2003/10/19 Gorgeous Float Competition, Kawagoe-Festival
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New year days and snow. Annual DARUMA market or Red tumbler market in Kitain-temple was snowing. street stands to sell DARUMA are quite few. Experienced to burn a holy fire for invocation. 2003/01/03 Kitain Temple, Daruma-market with snow
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Kawagoe Festival with floats and dolls. The traditional dolls are on top of each float and made by doll creators at Edo era several hundred years ago. Visitors to the festival are 500,000. 2004/10/17 Gorgeous Floats and traditional dolls, Kawagoe-Festival
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New Year's Days in 2004, Good weather in winter and crowded people . Cozy Renkeiji-Temple crowded with worshipers. DARUMA or Red Tumbler market at Kitain-Shrine, long line for burning holy wood. 2004/01/03 2004, New Year Day Renkeiji-Temple and Kitain-Shrine
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The First street of traditional store houses, which were illuminated for 21st century. This is only a chance in 100 years. 2001/01/01 Illuminated Kawagoe First Street
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Tokyo Tower, 333 meters high was constructed in 1958. In the sunny day, Mt. Fuji can be seen from the special observatory. In summer, illuminated in orange color and silver in winter, beautiful. 2006/08/29 Tokyo Tower
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"Tokyo Millenario" with the dream and pleasure as meeting and touching "Tokyo's new Festivity"; since 1999. 2.1 million for the 6th in 2004, and the total since the 1st is 14.39 million. 2005/12/30 Tokyo Millenario
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Iwasaki Residence of Founder of Mitsubishi Financial Group near Ueno Park in Tokyo. First Western style residence in Japan. Designed by British Condor, Completed in 1896. 2004/05/04 Iwasaki Residence of the founder of Mitsubishi Financial Group.
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Hatoyam Memorial Hall. Four generation politician family, Kazuo, chairman of Lower House, son Ichiro, PM, grand son Iichiro, foreign minister, Yukio, PM and Kunio, ex General Affair Minister. 2007/05/03 Hatoyama Memorial Hall
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Furukawa historical garden used to be Mutsu detached house, founder of Meiji Restoration. Designed by British Josiah Conder. Son of Mutsu became adoped son of Furukawa financial clique. 2007/05/03 Furukawa historical garden
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Tokyo Ueno Park has Hero Saigo Statue. Oasys in central Tokyo. Wide pond, plenty of green and red shrine. Famous Takamura's Hero Saigo statue. Quite place in noisy urban city. 2004/05/04 Tokyo Ueno Park has Hero Saigo Statue.
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Yokohama Harbor 21 and China Town. Minato Mirai or Harbor Future area has famous Land Mark Tower of 69th story building and shopping district or Sail Boat of Nihon-maru. 2004/02/28 Yokohama's modern area Harbor 21 and old China Town
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Kanazawa is piling, as the bourg of Kaga Domain that boasts of maximum revenue in feudal loads in Edo period, and was called, "Kaga million". It is still biggest city in this Hokuriku region. 2006/10/20 Kanazawa, as the bourg of Kaga Domain.
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Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, means a garden combining the six attributes of a perfect garden. A strolling-style landscape garden. 2006/10/20 Tokyo Tower
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Eiheiji Temple was created by Monk Dogen in 1244. It was built for Zen meditation training. Temple precinct was surrounded for three directions by deep mountains. 2006/10/20 Eiheiji Temple
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