Tips on Holiday Events You Can Enjoy


3 Events To Enjoy Holiday! 


   Hurray! The first semester is over and our long-awaited summer vacation is here at last. It’s the time of the year when we can forget all about the burden of study and fully enjoy ourselves. So, here are tips on some of the interesting places and events you can visit during the holidays.

1) Great Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival


 People often associate the summer with fireworks. It’s actually one of the things they look forward to in the summer. If you are looking for something pleasant and enjoyable, why not go out to watch a firework display? While some of the famous firework displays in the metropolitan area are already over, there are still more for those of you who have missed one due to the exams. Tokyowan Dai Hanabisai or the Great Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival is taking place for the first time in two years after it had to be put off due to the quake disaster last March. There you will see beautiful fireworks set off against the background of Tokyo’s bright night scene.
Date: 19:0020:20 on August 11
Location: Around Harumi Pier, Chuo-ku (Walk from Toei Chikatetsu Kachidoki Station/ Tokyo Metro Tsukishima Station/ Tokyo Metro Toyosu Station)
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Fireworks on the night sky.

2) Mt. Takao

 One of good things about being a student of a suburban university is perhaps that you can be closer to the nature. Mt. Takao is only a 40-minute train ride from Chuo University. It is great fun and refreshing to work up a good sweat by hiking on trails at Mt. Takao, which gives you a gorgeous night scene of the metropolis as well as well-preserved natural surroundings. If you are a drinker, Takaosan Beer Mount is highly recommendable. It is a beer restaurant located halfway up the hill that offers a two-hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink session.
Date: July 5-October 8
Location: Take a cable car at Keio Line Takaosanguchi Station and get off at Takaosan Station or hike.
Charge: \3,300 for men, \3,000 for women
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The night view from Mt. Takao.

3) Takahatafudoson
 Just three stations away from Chuo University, there is a place where you can savor some relics of Japanese history. Officially known as Takahatafudoson Kongoji, it is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the early Heian Period (794-1192). Its Jyoroku Fudosanzon (Buddha statue) is state-designated Important Cultural Property along with its Fudodo (main hall) and Niomon (main gate). The statue weighs more than 1,100 kg and is said to be one of the best Buddhist statues in Japan since ancient times.
Location: 5-minute walk from Keio Line Takahatafudo Station or Tama Monorail Takahatafudo Station
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The precints of the Kongoji.




Written by: Ayako Shimatani