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迷失在東京車站? 你需要這篇超實用車站指南

東京車站是東京僅次於新宿站的第二大換乘站,面積非常的廣,而且大到讓你震驚,這篇文章內將提供一些指南,能讓你像在地人一樣暢遊東京站。東京車站,基本上形狀像一個英文字母“H”,每邊有三個主要的出入口。丸之內一側,有精心修復過後的東京車站酒店,以及更加現代化、最近才剛重新裝修的八重洲一側,這二邊的通道都有分北口、中央口與南口,而八重洲南口就集結了所有的高速巴士月台站。東京車站是一個匯集了高速巴士、地下鐵和新上野東京線的理想中心樞紐。而現在也開通北上的列車像是常陸號列車(Hitachi Express)在常磐線運行,或到

Hints for Travelers: Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is second perhaps to Shinjuku Station as a landing point for international travelers once they arrive in Tokyo. Some travelers prefer to base out of smaller stations like Shibuya or Shinagawa. Although quite large and potentially overwhelming, a

The Bullet Train To Hokkaido!

March 26 might just seem like a regular day for the uninitiated or the casual traveler. But, for those who live to ride the rails, March 26 is a historic day indeed. Once again, Japan is about to achieve a milestone in its rich history of leading the world in

Rocking the 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival

They're heeeerrrree! Well not quite yet, but they're coming! Say what? The giant, larger-than-life snow sculptures, the featured attractions at the Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 Beautiful snow sculptures at the Sapporo Snow Festival from Flickr cc by hirotomo t

Have You Heard of the Seishun 18?

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way! - Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!Japan invented the shinkansen (bullet train), so it is no surprise the country is famous for its trains.  Ask any local expert: when visiting Japan, travel

Star Wars in Japan, The Convenience Store Connection

By ODIGO contributor Josh Fields Be First in Line to defeat the evil empire![caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Storm Trooper Temple - cc on Flickr by Robert Paske[/caption]A few years ago when I first came to Japan,  well, maybe it w

All About the Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival was originally started as a way to help residents get through the long, gloomy days of winter. Nowadays it's one of the largest of its kind in the world, seeing in excess of 1 million visitors annually, and one of two major annual fes