“Shima river” Day trip to Summer resort from Tokyo

Tokyo heat
For those who are planning to trip to Tokyo in the hottest month in Japan August, We are introducing summer resorts that you can day trip from Tokyo. There are 3 highly recommendations for your relaxation and avoiding freaking heat divided into three categories “Sky”, “Waterside” and “Underground”. Last time we wrote about “Sky” and Today’s information is “Waterside”. If you are sick of hotness of Tokyo while you stay there, try to go these summer resorts to avoid heat.

Region From Tokyo Characteristic Category
Nakanojo cho (Gunma prefecture) 2 hours Clean river and hot spring Waterside
“Shima river 四万川”
Summer resort
Shima river is mainly flowing to south for around 20 km through Shima river dam and Nakanojo dam in Nakanojo cho Gunma prefecture. Many of Yamane are inhabiting and lots of people come to enjoy fishing every Spring. Shima region is surrounded mountains of altitude over 1000 meters. The climate has large annual range due to high elevation, but temperature don’t go so high even in summer and it is known as good summer resort. There are lots of holes on the river bed, and it makes water beautiful blue like aquamarine. When you walk along the river, you will forget hotness and feel so much comfortable for sure.
Swimming in river Summer vacation
“Shima hot springs 四万温泉”
Summer resort of Gunma prefecture
On the other hand, Shima region is also famous as great hot spring spot. Its water is known as efficacy to such cuts, neuralgia and fatigue recovery. And it is recognized that’s good for the gastrointestinal when we drink. You will find many places that they provide it for drinking in this town. Here are some information of public hot springs.
Name Address Fee Opening hour
御夢想の湯 群県吾妻郡中之条町四万4372-1 Free 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
河原の湯 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町 四万 Free 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
上之湯 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町大字四万 Free 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
町営 こしきの湯 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町大字四万4400-27 400 Yen 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
四万やまぐち館 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町四万3876-1 1000 Yen 12:00 pm ~ 7:00 pm
湯の宿山ばと 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町大字四万乙4374 2160 Yen 10:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
中生館 群馬県吾妻郡中之条町大字四万乙4374 500 Yen 10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
If you can arrive there early and enjoy swimming and hot springs, we are sure it must be a great day and you are going to be so much refreshed. It almost cost you nothing. Make unforgettable day with suitable budget.
We are sorry, this is not information of Tokyo but for those who will stay at Tokyo in summer season.
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Tokyo metropolis is a capital yet largest city in Japan. It’s consisted with 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages. The emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo in Meiji restoration of 1868. Nowadays Tokyo offers unlimited choices of shopping, sightseeing spots, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. And also may of attractive green spaces are offered in the city, loved by people as places of relaxation.
Weather of Tokyo
The average temperature: 15.4°C
The average annual rainfall: 1,528.8mm
The highest temperature: 30.8°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 0.9°C (January)
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Rainy season of Tokyo
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Official rainy season ends at the end of July. But as you see the graph of precipitation, it rain much until October. But it does not mean there are lots of rainy days, it rains hard on some days.
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Population of Tokyo
The population of Tokyo is around 13,604,000 as of June 2016. The population density is over 6 million, highest of all prefectures. Tokyo is one of the biggest city in the world.
Geography of Tokyo
The area of Tokyo prefecture is around 2,187 km2
Area rank: 3rd smallest of all 47 prefectures in Japan
Popular local food of Tokyo
You can find any foods in Tokyo. All local foods have came to Tokyo from other city because Tokyo is capital of Japan. Even fresh seafood landed in the morning are provided at restaurants in Tokyo on the same day. So it is not easy to choose Tokyo’s best local foods, but tempura and monja-yaki are very popular by all generation. Tempura is one of the most traditional Japanese foods that everybody like. Shrimp, shiitake mushroom, squid, fish and many kinds of vegetable are fried by pure sesami oil and match with sweet tentsuyu soup. Monja-yaki is good one if you have friends together with you. Normally customer cook it by themselves on the plate at table so you can enjoy the process of cooking too.
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●JR East ●Tobu Railway ●Seibu Railway ●Tokyo metro ●Tokyo Kyuko Railway ●Keio Railway ●Keisei Railway ●Keikyu Kyuko Railway ●Odakyu Electric Railway ●Tokyo monorail
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(Narita airport to city *Tokyo station)
Keisei bus (around 1H 30mins / 1,000 Yen)
Keisei Skyliner *Transit at Nippori st. (around 55mins / 2,630 Yen *reserved seat)
JR Narita express (around 55mins/ 3,020 Yen *reserved seat)
(Haneda airport to city *Shinagawa)
Keikyu kyuko bus (around 30-60mins / 570 Yen)
Tokyo monorail *Transit at Hamamatsucho st. (around 40mins / 650 Yen)
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa Kaminarimon, Tokyo skytree, Odaiba
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Tokyo
(2014) 699,640 people (2015) 1,028,490 people (+ 47%)
Major events and festivals of Tokyo
●Shinagawa shrine festival (at Shinagawa shrine on beginning of June)
●Festival of weaver (at Tokyo Daijingu on 7th July)
●Sumida river’s fireworks festival (at Sumida ward on the end of July)
●Katsushika ward’s fireworks festival (at Katsushika ward on the end of July)
●Azabu 10 ban festival (at Azabu 10 ban shopping arcade on late of August)
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Celebrities from Tokyo
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>FC Tokyo >Tokyo Verdy
>Yomiuri Giants >Tokyo Yakult swallows
>Tokyo Cinq Reves >Tokio Marine Nichido Big Blue
>NEC Red Rockets (Women) >FC Tokyo (Men)
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