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Popular Beverages

Sweet wine Akadama
Sweet wine Akadama

Suntory Whiskey
Suntory Whiskey

FEVER
 
What kids, teenagers and now parents are sporting of:
Tamagochi
New version of the Tamagochi has recently been released , raise the egg, feed into baby, kid, teenager, adult life, marry, have kids, grow old, and raise the newborn egg again, build a family tree in it, play and let it sleep the night away.
The new version is called Keitai(mobile phone) because of its antenna and sensor so one Tamagochi play with another, visiting, exchanging presents, buying items at  toy stores in the 'giant egg' ...it also allow to get passwords in the internet to collect more items or through any real mobile phone, a lot to absorb and kids love them and now adults do too, it is known as a version created for the whole family to enjoy.

Mobile version of Tamagochi
Mobile version of Tamagochi

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Another play card Kyoryu King, these special ones can cost a collector over 100$ each in a recycle store.

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Umeshyu (sweet drink)
Umeshyu (sweet drink)

Sake (rice wine)
Sake (rice wine)

GAMES

SONY PSP
 
The high resolution of the game to watch movies made adults in Japan addicted to this new game.
Even the high price compared to TV games didn't drop selling scales.
 

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One of the most desired PSP's software

Yet another game, the Mushiking Card Battle Game, kids are crazy about this beetle game where they collect cards everytime they insert 100 yen coin into the play battle machines spread all over Japan in all Game centers.

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Click on the card to browse its site.

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GETTING AROUND
 
 
BY TRAIN
 
If your intentions are to save some bucks while visiting Japan and you're planning to get around by train you'd might like to get a JR(Japan Railways) pass good for one day you can get them through your tourism agency or at the JR stations once you're here.
 
BY CAR
 
If you're renting a car make sure you get a car with navigation system where you'll be able to insert the phone number of the location you'll head to and the navigation will give you the right direction to get to your goal while you can view the map of the roads in the screen.
 
 
THEME PARKS
 
Food and beverages are very expensive inside the parks, some are three times or more expensive than buying them in vending machines outside the park or anywherelse, so if you're visiting a park on a hot day taking a bottle of water in your backpack wouldn't hurt your pocket.
 
 

AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION
 
 
I recommend Sakura House, they have many apartments for short and long term stay and some cheap and friendly atmosphere hotels around Tokyo.
P:03-5330-5250
 

www.sakura-house.com