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We have brilliant news for you! Japan will begin
accepting foreign tourists in stages starting
June 10. This is the first attempt to lift the
travel restrictions imposed in March 2020 due to
a surge in COVID-19 infections. Japan is slowly
reopening to tourists, so we sincerely hope we
can welcome you all very soon!
October is a great month to visit Japan.
It is still warm enough to enjoy outside activities in light clothing,
but not so hot that one has to take constant breaks to avoid heat strokes.
It is the perfect time to explore nature to find the first changing leaves.
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TASTE of TOKYO 2022 is an event to discover the diverse charms of agriculture
and cuisine through the experience of world-renowned restaurants and top chefs cooking with fresh,
high-quality ingredients from Tokyo.
For the first time in four years, the Toyosu area will be added,
where visitors can enjoy events to learn about Tokyo's agriculture,
forestry and fisheries industries. We prepare elaborate contents
such as collaboration with Tokyo Agricultural Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival.
Sushi has a very long tradition in Japan.
Originally, it was created during the Edo period as a way
to keep fresh fish from spoiling too quickly while offered at food stalls.
However, the fresh fish with the vinegar
and sugar laced rice became very popular,
and a national favorite was born.
Yoshinori Tezuka, YOSHI for short,
is a fourth generation Sushi Chef and
a Sushi Ambassador who started his apprenticeship
while he was still in school.
After successfully graduating from Keio university with a business degree,
he decided to travel and work around the world.
Upon return to Japan,
YOSHI resumed his training at Matsunozushi,
adding a blowfish cooking license
as well as a wine sommelier license to his resume.
With an extensive experience as a tour guide in Europe and North America,
his passion lies in education the world
in the art of sushi and how to fully enjoy it.
Instead of a simple photo, how about taking home a 3D model
of yourself and your loved ones home as a memory
from your trip to Japan?
SMALL WORLDS is one of the world's largest indoor miniature theme parks.
It offers a unique service where you step into a 3D scanner
in order to create a 3D model of yourself frozen in time.
The 3D models are available in two different sizes,
scale 1:80 and 1:35. Furthermore,
it is even possible to be joined by your friends, family,
or even your pets for the experience and everlasting memories.
Tokyo might not necessarily a place
you think of if you consider taking a nice relaxing bath in a hot spring,
but there are hidden gems to be found even in this busy city.
Takarayu Sento is such a relaxing oasis
located in Adachi City in the middle of Tokyo.
Takarayu has been around for nearly 100 years.
Built in 1927, it even survived wartime mostly unscathed.
While the bathhouses have been renovated,
the facade and the main building are mostly kept in original condition,
radiating old-fashioned Japanese charm.
Complete with a wooden terrace and a beautiful Japanese garden,
it offers a relaxing escape without having to travel outside the city.
Tokyo is a famous hub for anime culture. Especially Akihabara is an anime lover's haven with its maid cafes and unlimited anime goods.
Sailor Moon, which is mainly set in Tokyo's Azabu-juban area
and has a cult following worldwide,
is a great example for Tokyo’s Manga and Anime culture.
To celebrate the 30th birthday of the popular manga
"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" by Naoko Takeuchi,
which is the base material for the successful anime,
a special exhibit opened its doors at the Roppongi Museum.
The Sailor Moon Museum exhibition will be held in three installments,
each with slightly different content and highlights,
so fans can visit several times without feeling bored.
The ongoing parts of the exhibition are the immersive theater,
the holographic display of original drawings and the collective display.
The Exhibition can be visited since July 1st,
2022 and will close its doors on December 30th, 2022.
TOKYO DIVERSITY: Mountains and natural Beauty around Tokyo’s only designated village
Mountains and natural Beauty around Tokyo’s only designated village
Taking time out from the hustle and bustle of the city does not require traveling far.
Only two hours by car from Tokyo’s center lies
Tokyo’s only designated village, Hinohara.
The mountainous area obviously invites to hiking trips
and enjoying the area can be done by a simple stroll through the forest
or some serious mountain climbing up the area's “three mountains of Okutama”,
also known as the Okutama Sanzan in Japanese. No matter which activity you choose,
a soak at a local hot spring is a must afterwards,
and the area has plenty to choose from thanks to its location.
For visitors curious about Buddhism and tradition,
the Musashi Mitake Shrine even offers the opportunity
to experience Takigyo or waterfall training,
where one meditates under a freezing waterfall.
This traditional practice dates back more than 1200 years.
Coming up in the "TOKYO NOW" newsletter
next month: looking for places to spend
November 2022 in Tokyo? We got lots of
suggestions for you, so stay tuned! If you
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Issue by: Tokyo Convention & Visitor
Support by: Tourism Division, Bureau of
Industry and Labor Affairs, Tokyo