Re: [94attendees] Day trip to Tokyo (alternataive: Sankeien garden in Yokohama)

Joachim Fabini <Joachim.Fabini@tuwien.ac.at> Thu, 05 November 2015 23:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: [94attendees] Day trip to Tokyo (alternataive: Sankeien garden in Yokohama)
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Alternatively, if you prefer to stay in Yokohama, you can visit Sankeien
Garden (http://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/index.html ).
Take bus No. 8 (or 148) from Sakuragicho station platform #2. From the
station Honmoku Sankeien Mae it is a 5-minute walk to the garden. Bus
ticket is JPY 220 one-way, can be purchased at the bus driver, entrance
fee JPY 500. There is also the opportunity for participating in a tea
ceremony for all who missed this opportunity at the social event (JPY
500 extra). You can board the return bus at exactly the same station
(same direction) - this was the most challenging part.

Many thanks to the lady at the Yokohama City booth in the IETF lounge,
who recommended this garden to me. She gave me a printed flyer that is
available at the garden entrance, too.  Aternatively you can download it
from http://www.sankeien.or.jp/pdf/guidemap_english.pdf .

regards
Joachim

On 05.11.2015 23:45, NAKAMURA Motonori wrote:
> 
> Please be careful that Imperial Palace East Garden is closed on Mondays
> and Fridays if you have a plan to walk around Tokyo Station today.
> 
> The web page below also says:
>> Closed Mondays, Fridays, New Year (Dec 28 to Jan 3) and some special occasions. If Monday or Friday is a national holiday, the gardens are closed on the following day instead.
> 
> Another choice near it is Hama Rikyu to feel Japanese traditional Garden.
> http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3025.html
> 
> Best,
> - motonori
> ---
> Motonori NAKAMURA <motonori@nii.ac.jp>
> National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN
> 
> On 2015/11/05 16:02, Ved Kafle wrote:
>> If you like to get some experience with Japanese gardens, visiting 
>> Imperial Palace East Garden http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3018.html is 
>> not a bad idea. This garden is located at a walkable distance from Tokyo 
>> Station.
>>
>> And if you like to see Japanese temples, Sensoji Temple 
>> http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3001.html in Asakusa is worth a visit. 
>> Asakusa can be reached from Ueno station by subway in 15 minutes. 
>> For finding train routes in Japan, http://www.hyperdia.com is helpful.
>>
>> ---
>> Ved Kafle
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> I will be transferring to the ANA InterContinental Tokyo, in Akasaka, 
>> on Saturday. The way that has been recommended involves walking to the 
>> train station on the Queen's Walk (next door across a bridge), changing 
>> trains once, and walking from Akasaka Station, which is a very doable 
>> walk (I have done it before). http://tinyurl.com/p592sso
>>>
>>> In Tokyo, nerd attractions include at least the Akihabara electronics 
>> district (http://love-and-adventure.com/akihabara/). Be aware: the 
>> Japanese concept of "electronics" is "things that use electricity"; you 
>> might find telephones and washing machines in the same store. But they 
>> have a lot of toys there.
>>>
>>> If you like museums, you might review https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Tokyo.
>>
>>>
>>> If your shopping doesn't require electronics, you might go to the 
>> Ginza district, which is adjacent to Tokyo Central Station (which BTW is 
>> the obvious place to be if you plan to take the Narita Express to the 
>> airport).
>>>
>>> If you're looking for scenery, the most beautiful parts of Japan - 
>> which are many - are not the centers of its cities. You might consider a 
>> visit to Kamakura, which is about 50 km south of Tokyo, or Nikko, which 
>> is a couple of hours north, or possibly Higeii Castle, near Osaka.
>>>
>>>> On Nov 5, 2015, at 1:29 PM, Praveen Balasubramanian <pravb@microsoft.
>> com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> What would be the best way to reach Tokyo from Yokohama - which 
>> train is the most frequent from Yokohama station to Tokyo and also runs 
>> into late evening? Any suggestions on the best places to explore in 
>> Tokyo (is http://wikitravel.org/en/Classic_Tokyo,_Modern_Tokyo a good 
>> itinerary)?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
> 
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