外人さんに日本の東京近郊観光地を聞かれたら….? これでOK! 観光地を英語で紹介16選

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ニューヨークに住んでいると、たまに友達の外人ご家族が「日本に遊びに行く」という話を聞くことがあります。

そんな時、決まって「どこかオススメの場所はある?」と聞かれます。

 

そんな時、いくつか頭に入れておいてあるオススメの場所をお伝えし、後から詳細をメールで差し上げたりもしています。

日本のことを伝える機会は、そこから会話が広がり、仲良くなれるというものですよね〜。

又、そのご家族もきっと自分で行きたい場所もあるでしょうが、日本人としてオススメの場所をお伝えできれば良いなと思ってもいます。

 

たとえ、海外に住んでいない日本在住の方だって、お友達に外人の方がいらしたら、オススメの場所を知っていることで、お役に立てるかもしれませんよね。

 

今日は、私がピックアップした東京近郊の観光地案内を英語でご紹介したいと思います。

 

 

Asakusa : Senso-ji, Kaminari-mon, Nakamise

  

Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it became independent after World War II. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine, as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise-dōri

The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world with over 30 million visitors annually.

It ranks among the top 10 temples in Japan for the number of visitors in the new year.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access from    : Tokyo Metro  Ginza line – Asakusa station

 Toei Asakusa line – Asakusa station

 Tobu Skytree line: Asakusa station

 

Tokyo Skytree

  

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant,and observation tower in SumidaTokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: Tobu Skytree line - Tokyo skytree station

Hanzo mon line – Oshiage (Skytree mae) station

 

Edo Tokyo Museum

  

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. It was established in 1993. The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo; the Nakamuraza theatre; and scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Shōwa periods. The museum is adjacent to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan where is an indoor sporting arena for Sumou.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: JR Soubu line – Ryogoku station

                          Toe Oedo line – Ryogoku station

 

Tokyo station

  

Tokyo Station is a railway station in the Chiyoda CityTokyoJapan. The original station is located in Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds. The newer Eastern extension is not far from the Ginza commercial district. Due to its large area covered, the station is divided into Marunouchi and Yaesu sides in its directional signage.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: JR line- Tokyo station

                         Chiyoda line – Otemachi station

                         Marunouchi line – Otemachi station

                         Tozai line – Otemachi staion

                         Hanzomon line – Otemachi station

 

Tokyo Imperial Palace

  

The Tokyo Imperial is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.

It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle. The total area including the gardens is 1.15 square kilometres (0.44 sq mi).

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: JR line- Tokyo station

                         Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line – Otemachi station

                         Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line – Otemachi station

                         Tokyo Metro Tozai line – Otemachi station

                         Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line – Otemachi station

 

National Diet Building

  

The National Diet Building is the building where both houses of the National Diet of Japan meet. It is located at Nagatachō 1-chome 7-1, ChiyodaTokyo.

Sessions of the House of Representatives take place in the left wing and sessions of the House of Councillors in the right wing.

The Diet Building was completed in 1936 and is constructed out of purely Japanese materials, with the exception of the stained glass, door locks, and pneumatic tube system.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line – Kokkaigijido mae station

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line – Kokkaigijido mae station

 

 

Akihbara

 

Akihabara is a common name for the area around Akihabara Station. Akihabara gained the nickname Akihabara Electric Town shortly after World War II for being a major shopping center for household electronic goods and the post-war black market. Nowadays, Akihabara is considered by many to be an otaku cultural center and a shopping district for video games, animemanga, and computer goods. Icons from popular anime and manga are displayed prominently on the shops in the area, and numerous maid cafés are found throughout the district.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station : JR Yamanote line- Akihabara station

                          JR Sobu like- Akihabara station

JR Keihin Touhoku line – Akihabara station

Tokyo Metro Hibiya line – Akihabara station

 

Shibuya town, scramble intersection, Department store(Tokyu, Loft, Parco, etc)

  

Pedestrian scrambles, known as a scramble crossing, are very common in Japan, where more than over 300 such intersections exist. Japan’s largest, and most famous, diagonal crossing is found in Tokyo, outside Shibuya station Over 3,000 pedestrians can cross in one scramble and has become a symbol of Tokyo and Japan as a whole. Sukiyabashi in Ginza is another large scramble crossing in Tokyo.

A bronze statue of Hachi (the Movie) is in Shibuya near Shibuya station.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Accesst staion : JR Yamanote line – Shibuya station

                            JR Saikyo line –Shibuya station

                            JR Narita express –Shibuya station

                            Metro Ginza line – Shibuya station

   Metro Hanzomon line –Shibuya station

  Metro Fuku toshin line –Shibuya station

  Tokyu Toyoko Line –Shiuya station

  Tokyu Denen Toshi line –Shibuya station

 

Meiji Shrine

  

Meiji Shrine , located in ShibuyaTokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. The shrine does not contain the emperor’s grave, which is located at Fushimi-momoyama, south of Kyoto.

Harajyuku (nearest station of Meiji shrine) is Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion(Takeshita Street). Shopping and dining options include many small, youth-oriented, independent boutiques and cafés, but the neighborhood also attracts many larger international chain stores with high-end luxury merchandisers extensively represented along Omotesando.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: JR Yamanote line – Harajyuku station

 

Hama Rikyu Gardens

  

Hamarikyu is a public park in ChūōTokyo, . Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened April 1, 1946. The park is a 250,165 m² landscaped garden surrounding Shioiri Pond, the park itself surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.

Visitors can also enjoy refreshment at a teahouse in Nakashima located in the middle of the pond in the garden that offers matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea-ceremony style. A peony garden, plum tree grove and cosmos fields have flowers for every season. Japanese falconry and aikido are demonstrated at New Year.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: Toei Oedo line : Shiodome station

                             Toei Oedo line : Tukiji shijyo station

 

Tsukiji

   

Tsukiji is a district of Chūō, TokyoJapan, the site of the Tsukiji fish market. Literally meaning “reclaimed land,” it lies near the Sumida River on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay in the 18th century, during the Edo period. The market opened on 11 February 1935 as a replacement for an older market destroyed in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, and closed on 6 October 2018 to move to the new Toyosu Market, 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) away.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station : Toe Oedo line : Tsukiji Shijo station

                             Tokyo Metro Hibiya line : Tsukiji station

 

Ginza

 

Ginza is a district of ChūōTokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyōbashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yūrakuchō and Uchisaiwaichō, and north of Shinbashi. It is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity. It is considered one of the most expensive, elegant, and luxurious streets in the world.

Ginza was a part of the old Kyobashi ward of Tokyo City, which, together with Nihonbashi and Kanda, formed the core of Shitamachi[1], the original downtown center of Edo-Tokyo.

Each Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, the main street through Ginza is closed off to road traffic, allowing people to walk freely. This is called Hokōsha Tengoku  or Hokoten for short, literally meaning “pedestrian heaven”.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station :   Tokyo Metro Hibiya line – Ginza station

                           Tokyo Metro Ginza line – Ginza station

                           Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line –Ginza station

                           JR Yamanote line – Yurakucho-station

 

Roppongi Hills

  

Roppongi Hills is a development project in Tokyo and one of Japan’s largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Minato, Tokyo. The architecture and use of the space is documented in the book Six Strata: Roppongi Hills Redefined.

 Mori tower of Roppoingi Hills is a 54-storey high-rise building designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox that houses an art museum, restaurants, cafes, clinics, stores, the offices of Allen & OveryBarclays CapitalFerrari JapanGoldman SachsJ-WAVEKonamiTime Inc.ChevronBASFLenovoBaiduGREEBPSAS Institute and GoogleThe Pokémon Company has its headquarters in the Mori Tower. visitors.

The first six levels of Mori Tower contain retail stores and restaurants. The top six floors house the Mori Art Museum and the Tokyo City View with panoramic views of the city. A new exit from Roppongi Station empties into a glass atrium filled with large television screens and escalators, as well as several shops and restaurants. The rest of the building is office space.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

Tokyo Tower

  

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 metres (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: Toei Ooedo line – Akabanebashi station

                            Tokyo Metro Hibiya line – Kamiya station

                          Tokyo Metro Mita line – Onarimon station/Shiba kouen station

 

Odaiba Seaside Park

 

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. 

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station: Yurikamome line – Daiba station/Odaiba kaihin Kouen

 Rinkai fuku toshin line – Tokyo teleport station

 

Yokohama China town

  

Yokohama Chinatown is located in YokohamaJapan, which is located just south of Tokyo. Its history is about 150 years long.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Access station : Minato Mirai Line – Motomachi-Chukagai Station

 

 

主なバスツアーのサイトもご紹介

外人の方にも便利な日本のバスツアーのサイトをご紹介します。

こちらはどれも英語の表記があるので、外人の方にサイトを教えてあげるだけで、ご自分で好きなツアーを探すこともできるかと思うので、便利ですよ〜。

 

 Hato Bus (はとバス)のサイトはこちら→ Hato Bus 

 

JTBのサイトはこちら→JTB 

 

Sky Bus のサイトはこちら→Sky Bus

 (Sky hop bus)

 

 

まとめ

英語のサイトを参考に引用したこの東京近郊観光地の案内なので、そのまま外人の方に使えるので、便利なのではないでしょうか?

 

ここには外人さんが好きそうな観光地を厳選してみましたので、いくつか頭にピックアップしていれば話も広がるというもの。

また、外人さんに聞かれることを想定して、普段から英語の勉強のためにも読んで知識をつけておくことも大切かと思います。

私も、外人の方に聞かれた時に、使えるようにここで知識をつけておきたいと思います。

 

最後まで読んでくださり、ありがとうございます。

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