Tokyo, Japan

Caylin Burkhart

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  • Location- Tokyo is located in the Kanto Plain on Honshu, the largest island in Japan ("Tokyo" 1).
  • History- Before Tokyo was Tokyo, it was a small town called Edo. Edo was under the control of Tokugawa. The city grew tremendously during this time. During the Meiji Restoration period, Edo changed from a oligarchic government to a monarchy government. The town was then renamed Tokyo which means “Eastern Capital.” It was officially established in 1889. Tokyo has been through many tragedies including The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 that killed 140,000 people and demolished 400,000 buildings, a fire struck in 1657 which destroyed 2/3rds of the city and killed more than 100,000 people, Tokyo was also bombed during World War II. Tokyo had its 500th anniversary in 1957 and is one of the world's most important cities ("Tokyo" 3).
  • General Statements- "People are friendly." "If you go, make sure you ride the train, meet the people, and visit the Hard Rock Cafe." "Shopping and site seeing are exciting aily activities." (Interview)




I chose Tokyo because it is a place that I've always wanted to visit and I've always liked their sense of style.

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Sunday, Aug. 4th, 7am

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

I plan on traveIing August 4, 2013 to August 18th, 2013. chose these dates because it's the end of summer, so it won't be extremely crowded or busy. It is not in the rainy season or the typhoon season (Hilton 1).

Flight: $2,110.90 (Priceline.com)

Baggage: 1st bag $25, 2nd bag $35 (Priceline.com)

Hotel: $209/night (Hilton 1)

Car rental: $903/week (Priceline.com)

Details- The hotel is 48 miles from the airport and it has MANY amenities (Hilton 2).

I chose this hotel because it is close to the airport and it has the amenities that I would enjoy doing.


Dining

Tokyo's cuisines include: Japanese, French, Contemporary, Fusion, Asian, and Dim Sum. Meal costs range from $8-$10 and $39-$158 ("Tokyo Restaurants" 1). Japanese food here in America, is not the same as what they get in Tokyo. In Japan, there is more seafood. There's also a lot of rice and vegetables. They get smaller portions for meals too (Interview).

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Budget: Flight: $2,110.90 + Car rental: $1,806 + Hotel: $2,926 + Food: $400 + Passport: $100 = $7,377.90.

What to Pack: In Tokyo, it is warm and humid (Interview). The temperatures in summer can range from 71-80 degrees. Sometimes, it can even get up to 104 degrees ("Tokyo By"). If I went, I would consider packing such things as shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, flip-flops, sandles, and bathing suits.

Misc. Preparation: I would have to buy a passport which normally costs $100.

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Day 1: Settle in hotel and get my car rental.

Day 2: Go site-seeing in the parks.

Day 3: Go to a festival.

Day 4: Go shopping.

Day 5: Visit Hard Rock Cafe.

Day 6: Go and meet the people that live there.

Day 7: Ride the train.

Daily Prayer Times: Fajr: 2:57am, Sunrise: 4:37am, Dhuhr: 11:38am, Asr: 3:25pm, Maghrib: 6:39pm, Isha: 8:12pm

Closing Statement

I've learned that Tokyo is a very expensive place to vacation in. I also learned that they dress like Americans do, but they also wear a lot of neon and Hello Kitty.