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FEEL THE EARTH

After appreciating Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, a masterpiece of one of the most famous ukiyo-e painter, Hokusai Katsushika at the Sumida Hokusai Museum where possesses and exhibits his works, head to Sakurajima, active volcanoes in Kagoshima prefecture. Amazing trip to feel power of the earth.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/

Local government official website
http://www.kagoshima-kankou.com/for/

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Day1

TOKYO

Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Linemore

Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line is a streetcar that runs from Minowa of Taito-ku, a neighborhood that very much retains the Shitamachi (old Tokyo downtown) atmosphere, to Waseda, known as the site of the university by the same name. The gentle ride is so laid back it's hard to believe that this is an actual means of transport in Tokyo.
Visitors can enjoy sights that are well off the beaten track to their hearts' content, including shopping centers, Arakawa Yuen, Asukayama Park, Togenuki Jizoson Kogan-ji Temple, and Kishimojin. Nothing can beat a trip along the Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line for those who want a taste of local life.

Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Minowa Station → Akihabara Station
30 minutes / 310 yen

JR Chuo Line
Akihabara Station → Ryogoku Station

Sumida Hokusai Museummore

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Katsushika Hokusai, praised as a world-class artist, was born near Hokusai Dori in what is now known as Sumida Ward, and spent most of his 90-year life in the ward, leaving behind many excellent works.
In addition to showcasing Hokusai’s works, the museum conducts exhibitions and educational outreach projects with diverse themes that convey the relationship between Hokusai and Sumida in an easy-to-understand manner.

Oedo Line → Hanzomon Line
Ryogoku Station → Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station → Otemachi Station
About 25 minutes / 280 yen

From Otemachi Station
About 7 minutes on foot

SKY BUS TOKYO(Odaiba Night Course)more

On the Odaiba Night Course, the two-story open-deck SKYBUS TOKYO takes passengers to see the Tokyo Tower lit up against the night sky and also goes directly beneath the Rainbow Bridge. Since the SKYBUS TOKYO also takes highways along the way, passengers can feel like they are on a theme park attraction.
The SKYBUS TOKYO stops at Aqua City in Odaiba and allows passengers one hour of free time to get something to eat or take a commemorative photo with the Statue of Liberty and Rainbow Bridge in the background.
This two-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy many of Tokyo's night spots in a short amount of time.

About 15 minutes

Pearl Hotel Yaesu

Day2

KYUSHU(KAGOSHIMA)

Haneda Airport

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Kagoshima Airportmore

Kagoshima Airport is located about 28km northeast of Kagoshima City atop the Jusanzukabaru plain, which offers views of the Kirishima mountains to the east and Sakura-jima to the south. This provides the perfect location as the gateway to Kagoshima. On sunny days, head to the rooftop observation deck to watch all sorts of airplanes take off and land, from turboprops to large jets, all backed by magnificent views of the Kirishima mountains. Kagoshima Airport also offers shops selling a huge selection of goods from Kagoshima, including delectable sweets, specialty foods from Kagoshima, and arts and crafts made by local artisans. Check out the retro Eames shell chairs in the domestic departures lobby that make the airport chic.

Kagoshima Airport → Kagoshima-Chuo Station (Kagoshima Chuo Terminal Building)
Limousine Bus
40 minutes 1,250 yen

Kagoshima-Chuo Station (East Exit Bus Stop E4) → Senganen-mae
Kagoshima City View Bus
30 minutes 190 yen

Sengan-en Gardenmore

Sengan-en Garden houses a villa constructed by Shimazu Mitsuhisa in 1658. One of the greatest features of Sengan-en Garden is the majestic scenery of the garden that replicates Kinko Bay and Sakura-jima. With an area covering 50,000 square meters, Sengan-en Garden offers a host of things to see, including historical, cultural and natural wonders. These include an architectural style deeply influenced by Chinese culture, perfectly suited to the history and culture of Satsuma long considered the gateway to the South, as well as flowers and events that dazzle each of the four seasons and the roots of modern Japanese technology and industrial strength remaining nearby.

Senganen-mae → Tenmonkan Kagoshima City View Bus
10 minutes 190 yen

Tenmonkan (Hotel Remm Kagoshima-mae) → Shiroyama Kanko Hotel
Hotel Shuttle Bus
15 minutes Free

Shiroyama Kanko Hotel

Day3

Shiroyama Kanko Hotel

Shiroyama Kanko Hotel → Fish Market
Taxi Approximately 15 minutes

Fish market tourmore

Guests of participating hotels have the opportunity to tour the local morning fish market (Kagoshima-city Central Wholesale Market) alongside a volunteer guide to watch the lively auctions and see firsthand where a huge selection of fresh seafood unique to Kagoshima are brought to be sold. Visitors are able to experience a day in the life of the market, including how to spot the best fresh fish and seasonal fish as well as experience seafood preparation and a visit to the freezer, in addition to seeing tuna sold at auction filleted on the spot. Local seafood is mainly caught in the depths of the Kuroshio Current and in Kinko Bay, which is as deep as 200 meters. The tour provides visitors with the unique chance to learn about and experience seasonal seafood in a fun-filled environment, while receiving boost of energy from the auction and activity in the market, before sitting down to enjoy a dish made from the fresh bounty of the sea.

Fish Market → Sakurajima Ferry Terminal
Taxi Approximately 15 minutes

Sakurajima Ferry Kagoshima Port → Sakurajima Ferry Sakurajima Port
Ferry 15 minutes 170 yen

Sakura-jimamore

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With an elevation of 1,117 meters, area of 80 square kilometers and circumference of 52 kilometers, Sakura-jima rises from Kinko Bay as a symbol of Kagoshima. It is located within Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park. Sakura-jima was born some 26,000 years ago and has had 17 major eruptions in recorded history. In the past, the volcano stood as an independent island, but lava from the major eruption of the Taisho era in 1914 filled in the strait separating it from the mainland, making it a peninsula. People are able to live here because of the bounty provided from the mountain, including delicious produce such as Sakurajima daikon and Sakurajima Mandarin Oranges as well as the hot springs that rejuvenate people and the beautiful scenery of the mountain and villages, despite volcanic activities such as large eruptions and pyroclastic flows that have damaged the area. Today, about 4,600 people live on Sakura-jima and the daily small-scale eruptions have become a part of life.

Sakurajima Ferry Sakurajima Port → Sakurajima Ferry Kagoshima Port 
Ferry 15 minutes 160 yen

Sakurajima Ferry Terminal → Kagoshima City Tram Stop Suizokukan-guchi
10 minutes on foot

Suizokukan-guchi → Kagoshima-Chuo Station Kagoshima City Tram Line 2
20 minutes 170 yen

Kagoshima-Chuo Station → Ibusuki Station
JR Ibusuki Makurazaki Main Line 1 hour 6 minutes 1,000 yen
(If you take the "Ibusuki no Tamatebako" sightseeing train, there is an additional charge of 1,140 yen)

Ibusuki Station → Healthyland Iriguchi
Kagoshima Kotsu Bus 20 minutes

Yamakawa Hot Sand Bath 'Sayuri'more

The Yamakawa Sand Baths are made possible by the Fushime Hot Springs. This location, surrounded by magnificent nature, has long been visited by local people for its all natural sand baths since ancient times. To take a sand bath, first you change into a yukata robe and then lie down in the sand along the coast facing Kaimon-dake volcano. Then staff members help to bury your entire body in the piping hot sand warmed by the geothermal heat of the hot springs. The heat of the hot spring and weight of the sand help to detoxify your entire body. A sand bath is a luxurious experience that will rejuvenate your mind and body as you listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

Healthyland Iriguchi → Ibusuki Station Kagoshima Kotsu Bus
20 minutes

Ibusuki Station → Kagoshima-Chuo Station JR Ibusuki Makurazaki Main Line
1 hour 6 minutes 1,000 yen
(If you take the "Ibusuki no Tamatebako" sightseeing train, there is an additional charge of 1,140 yen)

Kagoshima-Chuo Station → Tenmonkan Kagoshima City Tram Line 2
Approximately 15 minutes 170 yen

Tenmonkan Tram Stop → Hotel New Nishino
10 minutes on foot

Hotel New Nishino

Day4

Hotel New Nishino

Hotel New Nishino → Tenmonkan
10 minutes on foot

Tenmonkan → Kagoshima Airport Kagoshima Airport Limousine Bus
Approximately 50 minutes 1,250 yen

Kagoshima Airport

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