FC: Tokyo,Japan Travelogue Ryan Shouse Hours 2,4
1: Tokyo is located on the Tokyo Bay in the eastern side of Japan ,40 miles away from Mt.Fuji and other famous mountains. At one of Japans biggest cities, Tokyo has many attractions and landmarks. | Location
2: Tokyo the capital city of japan was originally called Edo until 1867. Tokyo has many religions like Buddhism, Shinto, and Christianity. Tokyo is also home to Imperial Palace the home of japans royal family.
3: 1.Tokyo Bay 2. The Narita International Airport 3. Tokyo Tower (333meters) 4. Edo Museum 5.Tsukiji Market 6. Downtown Tokyo 7.The Tokyo Sky Tree | Places of Interest
4: Historical Sites | 1.Imperial Palace 2.Tokyo National Museum of Art 3.Rainbow Bridge 4.Tokyo Sky Tree 5.Edo Castle 6.Meiji Shrine 7.Sensoji Temple 8.Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
5: Other activities Available | 1.Disney Resort 2.Trip to Mt.Fuji 3.Tours around the city 4.Bullet train rides 5.National parks 6.Museums
6: Arts, culture, and entertainment opportunities | 1. National Museum of Nature and Science 2. O-edo Onsen Monogatari (hot springs resort) 3. Bunkamura (cultural center)
7: Geography | Tokyo is located in the center of the Japanese Archipelaga in the Kanto region on the northwest of Tokyo Bay,40 to 50 miles away from Mt.Fuji. The city is flat for the most part but is more mountainous the further from the city.
8: Geography (climate) | With its hot Summers and cold Winters Japan is much like the United States when it comes to weather.however Tokyo is not the same. Tokyo has an average temperature of 4 degrees higher than the national average. This helps the temp get up to over 100 degrees easily over the Summer.Winters in Tokyo can reach 30 degrees on occasion but usually only reaches 40 to 50 degrees. Rainy seasons in Tokyo are in between June and September averaging 4.6 inches of rain a month.
9: Cultural Awareness | If you were going on a trip to japan you would probably want to take lessons to learn their language, Japanese. and you might want to convert your money to Yen the currency in Japan. But if to were to get some food i would recommend rice, seafood, sushi, onigiri, tofu, okra, and Terriyaki chicken. These are foods that are all native to japan or inspired by it.
10: Miscellaneous information | Tokyo is on of the biggest cities in the world with a population of 12,678,395 (still counting). Japan has a total of 127,817,277 (still counting). That makes Tokyo 10.8 percent of the total population in Japan.
11: Journal entry #1 | The day had finally came! After waiting 3 weeks of planning I arrived at the Narita International Airport, one of the most famous and popular airports in Tokyo. the people here are so rich with and proud of their culture, you can literally almost see it anywhere. while i stayed in Tokyo I stayed in The Shimbashi Atagoyama Tokyu inn. It's within walking distance of the Tokyo Tower and has a great view of the city. ill be writing again tomorrow but for now I've got some sights to see.
12: Journal entry #2 | Today I'm going to got to the Tokyo Sky Tree.The Tokyo Sky Tree is 634 meters high,the tallest broadcasting tower in the world and the tallest freestanding building in the world.The only bad thing about today is that its 86 degrees out. I guess the traveling website was right when it said to pack warm clothes. Other than that today has turned out great! The tour of The Sky Tree was beautiful and it had a great view. I hope the next tour isn't disappointing.
13: Today I am going to see The Tokyo Tower! It is the second tallest artificial structure in japan at 333 meters tall. It's a communications building and a observation tower located in Shiba park. Modeled after the Eiffel Tower it is 13 meters taller. While I was there, the tour guide showed us the observatory. It was the coolest I had ever seen. It had glass floors and big telescopes to see all of Tokyo. On my way out I was bombarded with gift shops and stuffed toys.it was like I was a alien and everybody wanted my attention. | Journal entry #3
14: Journal entry #4 | When i finally got out of th Tower I stopped and ate dinner at Ume-No-Hana, a really good traditional restaurant in downtown Tokyo. I had ordered a seafood platter with tofu and rice. It was amazing! I had never tasted anything more decadent.
15: To me this trip showed me that living in other places like Tokyo can be a lot more interesting than Kansas city. Kansas city is cool but Tokyo is filled with much more excitement and wonder. In Tokyo I can learn a new language in a new country and try new foods in a new country .While is Kansas city you would have to go to a so called Japanese restaurant and order food that might not taste like real Japanese food you would get in Japan. | Tokyo vs Kansas City
16: Cause and Effect | My journey to Japan has changed the way I think about th way people live in other countries. I used to think that America was the most fortunate and that other countries didn't have what we have. But what I learned during my time in Japan was that other countries were fortunate and that they also have fun things to see or do. I will never think of other countries the same way ever again.
17: Conclusion | During my journey to Tokyo I learned that You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Most people would think as Tokyo as a huge empire for advertisements and electronics. When it actually is filled with culture and history.
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