alternative words: Rainbowbashi, Rainbow-bashi, Rainbow
keywords: bridge, tokyo
related topics: Tokyo Prefecture
related web sites: http://www.date-navi.com/odaiba/rainbow.html , http://www.hikyaku.com/gallery/english/rainbow.htm
explanation: Rainbow Bridge, of which construction began in 62th year of Showa Era and ended in 5th year of Heisei Era, is a suspended bridge, crossing Tokyo Harbor. Its total length is 918m and the distance between the two main towers is 570m. The bridge has 2 stages: the upper stage is used for an express way while the lower one is for an ordinary road and sidewalks as well as an unmanned seaside express train, called Yurikamome (sea gull).
alternative words: Rebunto Island, Rebunto, Rebun-to
keywords: hokkaido, island
related topics: Hokkaido prefecture , Rishiri island , Wakkanai city
related web sites: http://www2p.biglobe.ne.jp/~konisi/hoku/index-h.html
explanation: Rebun island, located on the sea of Japan, is the most northern island of our country. The name comes from the Ainu language 'Rebun-shiri', that is 'Island of offing'. Being a plateau form island with Mt. Rebun of 490m high as the culminating point, everybody can easily admire, from near the coast, Alpine flowers which flourish in a harsh climatic condition. Its surface is about 82 km2.
alternative words: Rishirito island, Rishirito, Rishiri-to, Rishiri to, Rishiri
keywords: hokkaido, island
related topics: Hokkaido prefecture , Rebun island , Wakkanai city
related web sites: http://www2p.biglobe.ne.jp/~konisi/hoku/index-h.html , http://www.town.rishirifuji.hokkaido.jp , http://www.tokeidai.co.jp/rishiri/ , http://www.hikyaku.com/gallery/english/rishiri.htm
explanation: The circular island located in the southwest of Wakkanai city, which owns cap Soya, the most northern part of Hokkaido, is called Rishiri island. About 63km round, Mt Rishiri of 1721m high, also called Rishiri-fuji, spreads its skirt from the center of the island to the beach. The name of the island comes from the Ainu language "Ri-shiri", that is "High island". Its surface is 182 km2.
alternative words: Rokkashomura village, Rokkasho mura, Rokkasho-mura, Rokkashomura, Rokkasho
keywords: research center, town
related topics: Aomori Prefecture
related web sites: http://hello.net.pref.aomori.jp/rokkasho/
explanation: Located in the east of Aomori Prefecture, this tranquil village on the Pacific coast became suddenly notorious when the central government had decided to build there the first nuclear fuel processing plant in Japan. The plant began to operate in 1992 despite of a huge opposition of environmentalists.
alternative words: Roppongi district
keywords: district, tokyo
related topics: Tokyo Prefecture , Aoyama
related web sites: http://www.roppongihills.com
explanation: A district in the center of Minato Ward in Tokyo and contiguous to Aoyama. Initial a residence area of high society, the headquarters of Japanese army had been settled there too. After WWII, this base being confiscated by Americans, it provoked a concentration of Japanese entertainment shops who wished to deal with them. After their departure, those Americanized shops have remained and continue to attract young inhabitants of Tokyo.
alternative words: Ryoan Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, Ryoanji, Ryoan-ji, Ryoan ji, Ryouanji, Ryouan ji, Stone garden
keywords: garden, kyoto, temple
related topics: Kyoto city
related web sites: http://www.ryoanji.jp
explanation: Located in "Ukyo ward" of Kyoto city, the temple was founded by Hosokawa Katsumoto in 1450 but burned out during Onin war in Muromachi period. The temple is better known for its stone garden rather than its building. It consists of 15 rocks scattered on white sands and is considered one of the best Zen style gardens in Japan.
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