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[Kanto area ]7 recommended spots to enjoy yourself even on a rainy day

[Kanto area ]7 recommended spots to enjoy yourself even on a rainy day


Kanto is the center of Japan. It is home to everything that Japan has to offer. If you go on a trip to Kanto, you will find that it is filled with things that you can only enjoy there, things that are of a much higher grade than those in the countryside, and things that are available in greater variety and quantity. But if it rains and you don't think you'll be able to enjoy yourself outside, you'll have to give up on the places you wanted to go and change your plans. However, there are many places in the Kanto region where you can still have fun. Here are some such spots that can be enjoyed even on rainy days.

Tokyo Metropolitan area

If you want to enjoy attractions in Odaiba - Tokyo Joypolis

The attraction facility "Tokyo Joypolis "is located on the first through third floors of DECKS Tokyo Beach in Odaiba. There are many attractions in the building that offer thrilling rides, mystery solving games, shooting games, fortune telling, and other fun experiences. Friends, couples, and families will have a great time together.

《Spot information》
Address 3F-5F DECKS Tokyo Beach, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Yurikamome Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station
      JR Rinkai Line Tokyo Teleport Station
      Parking Dex Tokyo Beach Parking Lot 1F/24 hours open 2F/9:30-24:30 (last admission 22:45)
      600 yen for the first hour after entry, 600 yen for every 60 minutes thereafter. Max. 1,500 yen on weekdays only.
Business hours 10:00-19:00
Closed: No regular holidays
Admission Adults (18 years and older) / Elementary, junior high and high school students
Regular admission fee 800 yen / 500 yen
     Passport (admission fee + unlimited rides on attractions) 4,500 yen / 3,500 yen
     Night Passport (admission fee + unlimited rides on attractions after 16:00) 3,500 yen / 2,500 yen
     Annual Passport (admission fee + unlimited rides on attractions) 13,000 yen / 10,000 yen
     *Free for preschool children under 110 cm in height, 60 years old and over, pregnant women, and those with a physical disability certificate.
Phone number 03-5500-1801
HP https://tokyo-joypolis.com/index.html

Meet your favorite characters - Sanrio Puroland

Located in Tama City, Sanrio Puroland ", a theme park by Sanrio characters ", is an unforgettable place for Sanrio character lovers to lose track of time. Families with girls are recommended, couples will rediscover the cuteness of women, and it is ...... fine between men.

Sanrio Puroland has a parking lot space on the basement level and a full range of attractions and stores from the first to fourth floors to keep you entertained. the first and second floors are divided into the attraction-focused "Purolog Village "and the amusement and in-house service-oriented "Sanrio Town ". The third and fourth floors are home to stores, restaurants, cafes, and services "Rainbow Hall "

Events are held on different days, so you can check in advance which events you are interested in and visit on the day they are held to enjoy them more.
When enjoying a show or event, there may be lines on busy days. At such times, purchasing a "Pyrrho Pass "may be useful depending on the situation, as it will allow you priority passage without standing in line. However, you must pre-register online, so we recommend that you get your pass as soon as possible.
There is also a card-type annual passport, which is ideal for repeat visitors. However, be careful not to cause "trouble by accidentally holding it up at the station ticket gate on your way home and "not opening it.

《Spot information》
Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama City, Tokyo
Access Keio Line, Odakyu Line, Tama Monorail, Tama Center Station
Business hours 9:00/9:30/10:00-17:00 (varies by day)
Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays (some days open)
Admission Adult 3,600 - 4,900 yen Child 2,500 - 3,800 yen
Phone number 042-339-1111
HP https://www.puroland.jp/?target=seasonal

The National Museum of Nature and Science, an impressive museum that you can't visit even if you had a whole day to spare

Ueno is an area that cannot be missed by those interested in academic matters, as museums and art galleries are concentrated in Ueno Onshi Park.
The National Museum of Nature and Science "and the National Museum of Nature and Science "are representative of museums among them. "Aiming for the coexistence of mankind and nature "as its theme, the permanent exhibition is divided into two exhibition areas: "Japan Pavilion "and "Earth Pavilion ". In addition, special exhibitions are held on a regular basis, attracting many visitors each time with their fascinating themes.
The Japan Pavilion exhibits the nature, geology, biology, and minerals of the Japanese archipelago, as well as the history of the Japanese people's relationship with nature. The many specimens and taxidermy are a must-see.

Reproduction of the life of the Yayoi people.
My wife "you lost to a Jomon today? Don't be so down. You'll win next time. "
Daughter "Porgy, daddy lost again! "
 *There are no Jomon people.

The Earth Pavilion also features "Earth's Life History and Humanity ", with exhibits related to earth changes, the evolution of life since ancient times, current taxidermy of living creatures, and advances in science and technology.

Deinonychus fossil. This is the dinosaur that led to the mainstream theory that dinosaurs are the ancestors of birds.

There are also other restaurants and a store featuring science-related books, small objects, stuffed creatures, and souvenirs. The highlight is a large Tyrannosaurus stuffed animal (over 10,000 yen). When I purchased it, boys nearby began to gag their mothers, wanting one themselves, and several families were forced to leave, and I am not sure if I contributed to sales or interfered with business. Now I carry the Tyrannosaurus on my shoulders.

If you want to visit the museum in detail, it will take a lot of time, so if you want to go several times, we recommend joining "Friends of the Museum ". The membership fee for a one-year membership is 5,500 yen (10,000 yen for a two-year membership), which includes the following benefits.
①No material during the effective period of permanent display
(2) One free ticket to a special exhibition distributed
(iii) Free mailing of the information magazine "Silmil "
(4) Discounts at stores, restaurants, and cafes
(5) Free rental of audio guides for the permanent exhibition
Such as.
This is a great deal that pays for itself just by going to see two special exhibitions.

《Spot information》
Address: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access 5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station (Ueno Park Exit)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station (Exit 7) 10 min. walk
10 min. walk from Ueno Station, Keisei Electric Railway
Business hours 9:00-17:00
Closed on Mondays
Admission: 630 yen for college students and above, no material for high school students and below
Phone number 050-5541-8600
HP https://www.kahaku.go.jp/

Art with a New Sense - The National Art Center, Tokyo

Located in Roppongi, it is Japan's fifth national art museum, opened in 2007. In 2016, it was the No. 1 museum in Japan and the No. 20 museum in the world (2.62 million visitors), and its curvilinear architecture (it was the last building designed by Kisho Kurokawa) has made it a museum that attracts some attention.

The floors range from the first basement to the fourth floor above ground, and the exhibition rooms are from the first to the third floor. It is very spacious, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the works.

Normally, art museums have their own collection of artworks, which are always open to the public in the form of permanent exhibits, but the National Art Center, Tokyo does not have any such collection, but always attracts fans by inviting them to special exhibitions and events. Therefore, the exhibits change every time you go to see them, which is another reason for the constant flow of visitors to the museum.

When you visit a museum or art museum, you are on your feet the entire time, which can be surprisingly tiring, but there are few places to take a break, and you may have trouble finding one. At the New National Museum of Art, however, there are many spaces where you can take a break, enjoy a leisurely view, enjoy a moment of conversation, or meet someone for a meeting. The concept is "Museum in the Forest ". It is surrounded by a lot of greenery, making it a perfect place to calm down and rest.

Visitors can also enjoy restaurants, cafes and museum stores.

Rainy days are also a good time to calm down, relax, and appreciate artworks to enrich your senses.

《Spot information》
Address: 7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Directly connected to Nogizaka Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Toei Oedo Line Roppongi Station (Exit 7) 4 min. walk
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station (Exit 4a) 5 min. walk
Business hours 10:00-18:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Admission Varies depending on exhibition content.
Phone number 050-5541-8600
HP https://www.nact.jp/

Enjoy the world of the famous anime - The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

If you are already a Ghibli fan or an anime fan, this is the place you want to go. Whether you want to meet the characters you saw on that screen, enter the world of your favorite works again, or learn about the backstory you never knew, it will surely satisfy your wish.

It is important to note that the museum requires reservations by date and time; admission times are divided by the hour (but not by replacement). Go in through the official website to make a reservation. Tickets for the following month go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on the 10th of each month. If you have already made plans, get in early. However, as a general rule, Saturdays and Sundays tend to fill up quickly. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, it is easier to get tickets for the following week. Please keep in mind that it may be difficult to deal with sudden rain.

The admission ticket is shaped to resemble a film. It is a great way to remember the event.

Now, let me describe the inside of the museum.

First, the permanent exhibition room "The Place Where Movies Are Born (Tokoro) "is a small room with an atmosphere that even makes you feel as if someone has been there. Books, illustrations, and sketches are placed here and there, and there are models of airplanes hanging from the ceiling, creating an atmosphere that broadens one's imagination. There are also drawings and pencils lying haphazardly on a desk. This corner gives visitors a sense of the story of how these small rooms are connected to create a single work of art, and how a work of art is created through the accumulation of a variety of ideas and devices.

Next, there is a room called "Trihawks ". This is a room where visitors can browse through a collection of picture books and children's books recommended by the museum's owner, Hayao Miyazaki, and the Ghibli Museum. This room is designed in the hope that children will read books and imagine the worlds inside and develop a rich sensibility.

On the first basement floor, there is a video exhibition room called "Saturnalia "that can accommodate about 80 people. Here, original short animations created by Studio Ghibli and other animations recommended by the Ghibli Museum are shown.

A big cat bus welcomes you on the second floor. Children will be delighted to see the cat bus bouncing around. The bus was supposed to be full-size, but it was made a little more compact to fit the room. Because of this, only elementary school students and younger are allowed to ride the bus. It is a pity for the father who wanted to return to his childhood here. Let's squint our eyes at the excited and happy children. Don't make the mistake of going to "and saying, "Totoro was there! "and don't let your mind be disturbed.

Now, if you go up from there, you will find a rooftop garden. There you will find the familiar Giant God Warrior. It is nice to spend some time in the greenery while thinking about the world of the work. I hope there will not be any dads who are in shock because they couldn't ride the cat bus, and are twilight while saying "♪ Run, run, run, run, run, run, run... "

Now, attached to the museum is the Cafe "Straw Hat ", where you can stop by to relax and soak up the afterglow of a tiring day of looking around. The menu includes pork cutlet sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, pound cakes, and beverages.

You can also purchase original goods at the store "manmayut ", so be sure to stop by for a commemorative purchase or just for the fun of finding a beloved item.

It's also a great way to enjoy a rare moment of immersion in the world of Ghibli.

《Spot information》
Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
Access 15 min. walk from JR Mitaka Station (South Exit)
     No parking
Opening hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (last admission: 17:00)
       Weekdays: 10:00 - 17:00 (final admission: 15:00)
Closed on Tuesdays
Admission: University students and older: 1,000 yen; Junior and senior high school students: 700 yen; Elementary school students: 400 yen; Infants (4 years and older): 100 yen
Phone number 0570-055777
HP https://www.ghibli-museum.jp/

Kanagawa prefecture (Kantou area)

For those who want thoughts to create - Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama

Instant ramen represents to the world the high level of Japanese technology. Instant ramen has become a familiar food for all of us. Here we will glimpse the tireless efforts of Momofuku Ando, who boldly took up the challenge of commercializing this product, as well as the history of instant ramen products and the abundance of instant ramen products available.
The concept of this museum is "creative thinking (creative thinking) ". The museum hopes that visitors will be exposed to his thinking and that new creative endeavors will blossom in their own lives. If you are stuck in a creative situation or want to discover a new potential self, come visit us.

Another feature of this museum is the Chicken Ramen Factory ", where you can experience making your own Chicken Ramen ", and the Cup Noodle Factory , where you can choose and combine several types of soup and ingredients of Cup Noodles as you like, and even write your own handwriting on the container to create the one and only Cup Noodle in the world "My Cup Noodle Factory "is popular.

"Making at My Cup Noodle Factory ". 4 of the 12 ingredients are chosen.

Also fun is "NOODLES BAZAAR - World Noodle Road - "where you can try typical noodles from around the world, such as pho.
 *Please check in advance as there is a possibility that the program is currently restricted or cancelled depending on the situation.

I hope you will visit and learn more about instant ramen and make it more familiar to you.

《Spot information》
Address: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access 12 min. walk from Sakuragicho Sta. on the JR Keihin-Tohoku/Negishi Line and Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line.
      8 min. walk from Minatomirai Station and Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line
Business hours: 10:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:00)
Closed: Tuesday (if Tuesday is a national holiday, the museum will be closed the following day), Year-end and New Year holidays
Admission: 500yen for college students and above, none for high school students and below
Phone number 045-345-0918
HP https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/ja/yokohama/

Saitama prefecture (Kantou area)

A popular spot for all kinds of healing and relaxation - Ofurocafe utatane

Many of you are probably leading hectic and stressful lives. How about spending a day at Ofurocafe utatane if you are looking for a place where you can at least take a day off to relax, or if you do take a day off, spend it in a place where you can rest with satisfaction?

Ofurocafe utatane is a facility in Saitama City that provides healing based on the concept of "comfort that makes you feel like taking a nap ". It offers a full range of facilities for bathing, relaxation, café, dining, and lodging.

You can have a pleasant healing time with a group of girls, friends, couples, families, and of course, alone.
Many people enjoy the resort for a variety of reasons, such as to reward themselves for working hard, to spend time with friends or loved ones, to devote themselves to something they want to devote themselves to, or to heal their tired bodies. The cost is comparable to the price of staying at a hotel, but you can enjoy a relaxing and spacious stay, making it an excellent cosmetic experience.

What made Ofurocafe utatane famous was the attractive situation of being able to relax in a hammock after bathing, reading manga and magazines, and conversing with others who came with you.

The entire building is made of warm wood, and the soft light creates an outstanding atmosphere. You can enjoy a café meal in such a warm atmosphere. The menu is abundant, so whether you are a young man looking for a hearty meal, a woman who wants to enjoy fashionable sweets, or a former judo player who wants to devour macaroon parfaits with gusto, you are sure to be satisfied.

The bath is made of genuine hot spring water brought from the famous "Hakusyu no Yu ". The quality of the spring water is "chloride high salt spring "which contains a lot of sodium, has a moisturizing effect, and is effective in relieving sensitivity to cold and fatigue. There is also an open-air bath, a TV set, and you can read your own books there. The sauna is also well equipped as in the real Finland, with a log house built as "Sauna Kota ". If you like it, conquer it. There is also a wax service. You will enjoy the bath as much as you want.

Also, those who are usually tired can refresh their bodies with body care and esthetic treatments. The center is open long hours from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., making it easy to use and receive treatment at a time that suits you.

In addition, there is a working space equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing you to concentrate on the work that has suddenly come in. Be careful not to doze off in this area, though.

Even on a day when the rain might be making you feel depressed, Ofurocafe utatane will make it a relaxing, satisfying, and healing day.

《Spot information》
Address: 4-179-3 Taisei-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
Access From JR Omiya Station, take the Saitama New Transit "New Shuttle ", get off at Railway Museum Station (Taisei Station), and walk along the railroad tracks toward north for about 10 minutes.
Business hours: 10:00 - 9:00 the next morning
Fixed holiday No mid-year break
admission fee
Free time admission (10:00 - 26:00)
 Weekday 1,386yen for junior high school students and above 693yen for elementary school students and below
  Weekday (membership fee) 1,188yen for junior high school students and above 594yen for elementary school students and below
  Tsuchihisa 1,518yen for junior high school students and above 759yen for elementary school students and below
  Tsuchihisa (membership fee) 1,320yen for junior high school students and above 660yen for elementary school students and below
   ※Late night additional material money (from 2:00) 924yen
Hourly course (10:00 - 26:00)]
  60 points 550yen for middle school students and above 275yen for elementary school students and below
  90 points 748yen for middle school students and above 374yen for elementary school students and below
120 points 924yen for middle school students and above 462yen for elementary school students and below
   No loungewear and towel set (300 yen each can be rented)
Morning bath admission (5:00-9:00)
  500yen for middle school students and above 250yen for elementary school students and below
Room Rates
  Double 6,000 yen and up
  Twin 9,500 yen and up
   Check-in 18:00 - 24:00 Check-out 10:00
   *Fare includes free time admission.
Nap plan in a private room (12:00-17:00) for up to 5 hours].
  From 3,400 yen per person
   *Fare includes free time admission.
Phone number 048-856-9899
HP https://ofurocafe-utatane.com/


Rain during a trip can be a real downer. It may cause you to give up on the places you originally wanted to visit. However, there are places that can be enjoyed even in the rain, and there are things to be gained by going there. In a sense, what you could experience because of the rain may be a happening, but it will be a good memory of your trip. The spots introduced in this article are all places that offer such things. I would be happy if you could just remember them as a way of traveling. We would be more than happy if you go there.

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