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Ashikaga Flower Park Celebrates 20 Years of Spectacular Seasonal Light-Ups
Just 70 Minutes North of Tokyo by Tobu Railways, this 25-Acre Floral Fantasia is Recognized as One of Japan’s Top Three Winter Illumination Spots.
Ashikaga Rose Garden Tunnel Lights @ Ashikaga Flower Park
This year (2021) marks the 20thAnniversary of Winter Illuminations at Ashikaga Flower Park. The nearly 100,000 square meter / 25-acre floral fantasia, just 70-minutes north of Tokyo via
The Charming, Well-Preserved "Little Edo" Town of Koedo Kawagoe, is Even More Compelling in the Brilliance of Mid-November Autumn Foliage
Just half-an-hour northwest from Tokyo's Ikebukuro station, along the Tobu Tojo Line, is the charming, well-preserved Koedo or "Little Edo" town of Kawagoe. Any time of year, this is a splendid, convenient Tokyo daytrip, but in Mid-November, when the maples are fiery red and the ginkgoes are golden yellow, it is a truly special experience.
Kawagoe Kita-in Temple, 15-minutes by foot from
Must visit cycling destinations in Tokyo and beyond
Japan is a dream destination for travellers who want to make their way around by bike. Not only a country with a unique culture and delicious food, Japan has a great climate for cycling and incredible landscapes waiting to be explored giving cyclists options for urban cycling to rural bike-packing adventures.
From cycling through downtown Tokyo to packing your bike up and jumping aboard the Tob
New and Seasonal Special Experiences in Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; 2 hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line
Exciting activities await visitors to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen this summer! This is a cultural and hot spring resort area, just two hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line.
SL Taiju Steam Locomotive
Tobu Railways will begin operating a daily, vintage steam locomotive service from late July. This nostalgic train called SL Taiju (https://www.tobu.co.jp/en/sightseeing/nikko_kinugaw
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. releases its 2021 tourism information booklet – “Rail Travel in Japan with Tobu Railway,” introducing wonderful, natural, and historical sightseeing locations and experiences along the Tobu Railway line.
Tobu Railway announces the latest edition of its guide booklet “Rail Travel in Japan with Tobu Railway” just released for 2021!
(※In four languages including Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese)
The booklet introduces the wonderful, natural, and historical sightseeing experiences that visitors encounter along Tobu Railway routes with information on transport
The Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Celebrates the Arrival of Springtime in Kawagoe, Japan
Kawagoe is a Traditional & Lively Koedo or "Little Edo" city just 30 minutes north of Tokyo along the Tobu Tojo Line. The Spring Festival, held the end of March through the beginning of May, is an Annual, Cultural Highlight. [This year, some events may be modified due to COVID-19 restrictions.]
From the last Saturday in March (March 27, 2021) until May 5, "Children's Day," the traditi
Nikko: A gateway for Zen, nature and relaxation
With talks of travel to Japan to recommence in 2021, now is the time to plan your next trip. After flying in and enjoying the sights of the busy capital cities, you might feel the need to slow down, take a breath of fresh air and experience some ‘Zen’ vibes. Just a 2-hour train ride on the Tobu Railway from the hustle-bustle of Tokyo, you can find the small town of Nikko sitting on the edge of a g
Enjoy the Four Seasons along the Tobu Railway The Best Scenic Views at any Time of Year
In this edition, we present recommended destinations and activities ideal for enjoying seasonal scenic highlights along the Tobu Railway. As well as Tokyo, our recommendations cover the castle town of Kawagoe, around 30 minutes from Tokyo by train, and the natural beauty of World Heritage listed Nikko, two hours from the capital. Each of the four seasons has its own unique appeal for you to discov
Visit Long-established Purveyors of Eel and Soy Sauce in Kawagoe
Kawagoe has prospered through trade with Edo (now Tokyo) for more than 300 years. The streets of the city, referred to as “Little Edo”, still include traces of times past. Below we introduce a purveyor of eel, a delicacy loved since the Edo Period, and the accompanying soy sauce, long a specialty of Kawagoe. You can reach Kawagoe in as little as 26 minutes from Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Why not visit an
Spring 2020: A New Tokyo Destination Opens 1 Night 2 Day Tour includes Sumida River Cherry Trees and the Shitamachi Sights
In this edition, we introduce ‘TOKYO mizumachi and ‘Footbridge connecting Tokyo Skytree SUMIDA RIVER WALK', a future highlight of the shitamachi district opening this spring, and a spot by the Sumida River recognized as a great location for cherry blossom viewing since Japan’s Edo period Why not enjoy the food, shopping and accommodation options in addition to the blossoms along the riverbanks?
West Zone of TOKYO mizumachi, the Complex under the Elevated Railway, to Open on April 17 and SUMIDA RIVER WALK to Open on April 13!
【Updated on June 2】
"Tokyo Mizumachi" and "Sumida River Walk” have postponed their openings due to COVID-19. Now both facilities are rescheduling to open on June 18 (Thursday).
More Information: https://www.tokyo-mizumachi.jp/en/
Tobu Railway (Headquartered in Sumida-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshizumi Nezu) is currently promoting attractive waterfront facilities development connecting A
Luxury Resorts in Nikko Prepares to Open Aheadof the Early Summer Travel Season
This spring, two luxury hotels are set to open, bringing new accommodation options to Nikko. Here, we introduce The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, from the world-famous Ritz-Carlton group, set to open in May. In addition to international standards of service, the hotel will be the first Ritz-Carlton to feature a hot spring, providing guests with luxurious relaxation time.
Make Many Cute Memories of your Trip Visit Koedo-Kawagoe in Spring to Enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival and Sweet Potatoes
In this edition, we focus on cute scenes and items you can’t resist photographing. Kawagoe, with its historical atmosphere, is still known as Koedo, which means Little Edo (Edo is the former name for Tokyo from Japan’s samurai days).In spring, there are many excellent spots in the city where you can capture photographs of the beautiful pink blossoms. You can also enjoy cute sweet potato–based conf
Luxury Winter Accommodation, from Hidden Inns to Entertainment Spots Travel out from the City to Nikko, Kinugawa and Aizu
During winter, we recommend visiting Nikko, which is approximately two hours by train from Tokyo, as well as hot spring inns in Aizuwakamatsu and Kitakata, which are easily accessed from Nikko. We also introduce the Yunishigawa Kamakura (Japanese-style igloo) Festival, winter activities in Nikko City, hidden inns which are great for couples, and other accommodation options appropriate for people o
Experience the Traditional Crafts of Edo The Appealing Beauty and Skillful techniques of Amezaiku (Candy Art)
Asakusa, Tokyo, is part of the Shitamachi, an area of Tokyo famous for its local traditions, craftsmanship and proud distinctive culture. Since the Edo Period, Asakusa has prospered as a center of many trades. The culture of craftsmanship remains strong today. First-person craftexperiences are recently extremely popular among foreign visitors to the district, with visitors trying their hand at cra
The natural beauty of fall destinations in Tatebayashi & Ashikaga area
In this edition, we introduce Ashikaga &Tatebayashi area, reachable in only around one hour from Asakusa Station on board the Limited Express Ryomo. Highlights include the flowers of Tatebayashi, which include azaleas and moss phlox, as well as the Ashikaga Flower Park, destinations which are beautiful not only in spring but also in fall, when red leaves fill the Momiji Valley, fall colors are
New Pier Embassy Villa Memorial Parks at Lake Chuzenji,Nikko Tochigi-Prefecture Japan, open on June 1
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. and Tobu Kogyo Co., Ltd. are opening a new pier, Embassy Villa Memorial Park Pier, for the Chuzenjiko Cruise trafficking Lake Chuzenji in Nikko on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
The new pier is about 170 meters from the Italian and British Embassy Villa Memorial Parks, you could easily access to the Embassy Villa Memorial Parks.
△Full view of the new pier E
Travel to Nikko and Aizu to Combine an Early Experience of Fall at Japan’s Highest Lake with an Introduction to Samurai Culture
In this edition, we would like to introduce Nikko, approximately two hours by train from Asakusa. A 30-minute bus ride from the station brings you to the area around Lake Chuzenji, Japan’s highest altitude lake, where fall always comes a little early. After enjoying the beautiful colors and natural surroundings, we recommend traveling to Ouchi-juku, to learn about samurai culture and experience st
Collaboration event presented by “WHERE’S WALLY?” and TOKYO SKYTREE WHERE’S WALLY? in TOKYO SKYTREE(R)
TOKYO SKYTREE will hold a collaboration event titled “WHERE’S WALLY? in TOKYO SKYTREE(R)” from Monday, September 3 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018, jointly with WHERE’S WALLY? that marked its 30th anniversary last year, whose master license is owned by StylingLife Holdings PLAZASTYLE COMPANY (head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo).
This event, to be held at TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Galleria that is 450 meters
Recommended Fall Color Locations Close to Tokyo for Enjoying Short Trip
As fall deepens, leaves gradually change color. The area served by the Tobu Group of course includes Nikko, famous for its autumn foliage, but there are numerous other wonderful destinations close to Tokyo suitable for enjoying seasonal spectacles, relaxing fresh air, traditional Japanese architecture and beautiful scenery.
Fall Colors Along the Aizu Railway, a Local Railway
The Aizu Railway