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Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

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Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

We are students of civil engineering program (majoring in environmental) from Malaysia, will be spending about a week in Tokyo (or any cities around Tokyo). Any suggestions are welcomed. Anything includes universities, plants, dams, conferences, conventions, edu programs, competition, etc. Please help!

We're going mid of April.

Thank you very much.

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1. Re: Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

Why don't you (or your university) contact educational institutions and see what can be arranged? In addition, for trade fairs, you can just search on the internet. Note that all trade fairs are open to the public.

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2. Re: Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

You might try this web site for ideas:

http://www.japanfs.org/en/

This one, too.

http://web-japan.org/links/index.html

Tokyo Govt. site:

http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/ENGLISH/

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3. Re: Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

Take a trip to AIST (Advanced Industrial Science & Technology) in Ibaragi

http://www.aist.go.jp/index_en.html

For the earthquake simulation in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.,

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_leisure/one_day_experience/Ikebukuro+Earthquake+Museum/1848

Both are free admission.

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4. Re: Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

Also, if you intend to visit trade fairs, for ones that you can visit, you will usually need to register in advance and obtain a pass (typically through the internet these days). Should there be fairs that you want to visit but aren't open to the public, try to write one of the exhibitors or the organizers and see if they will give you an invitation to secure a pass.

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5. Re: Please suggest places to visit around Tokyo for edu. purpose

That Tokyo Metro Govt site posted by japantravelTeacher also has links to free tour guides. You have to pay for their transportation and any meals, but generally they are very good and helpful. My friends have used their services. You can book thru them and tell them when and what you'd like to see. If you tell them you are Engineering students and request a retired engineer as a guide, they will try to make it happen.

Good luck! :-)

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