Hamamatsucho Station travel guide

If you’re traveling in Tokyo, you might find yourself passing through Hamamatsucho Station. The station is located in the Hamamatsucho business and commercial district of Tokyo’s Minato special ward. It provides access to loads of attractions in the Tokyo Bay area.

This station is over 100 years old, first opened in 1909. Today, it serves more than 150,000 travelers daily. You can use this handy guide, along with your Japan Rail Pass, to travel quickly, easily, and affordably in and around Hamamatsucho Station.

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Shukubo: Temple lodgings in Japan

The Japanese word shukubo literally means “sleeping with the monks.” Shukubo is an accommodation experience in which the traveler lodges within a Buddhist temple. It often includes lessons in vegetarian or vegan cooking called shojin ryori, an opportunity to observe the daily life of Buddhist monks, and morning religious rituals.

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Tanabata 2020 Guide: the Summer ‘Star Festival’

Tanabata, also known as the ‘Star Festival’, is a Japanese celebration which takes place on the seventh day of the seventh month. According to Japanese folklore, this is the only day of the year when the two stars, Altair and Vega, can meet.

At this time of the year, it is tradition to write Tanabata wishes (known as tanzaku) on colorful strips of paper and hang them on Tanabata trees made from bamboo branches. People also decorate their houses and public spaces.

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Yokohama Station: Travel guide and access

Yokohama is the second-largest city in Japan, located on Tokyo Bay south of Tokyo. It is the capital city of the Kanagawa Prefecture. In the Nishi-ku ward of this commercial hub, you will find Yokohama Station.

This station originally opened in 1872, and the current location was founded in 1928. Today, it is the fifth-busiest train station in the world, serving over 760 million passengers each year.
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How to Travel from Fukuoka to Nagasaki

Fukuoka and Nagasaki are two of the biggest metropolitan areas in the north of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu and among the most popular destinations in the area.

Travelers planning to visit Kyushu have various transportation options available for getting between these metropolitan areas, including by train on the Limited Express Kamome train and local JR train services.

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