Sanctuaries of the City: Lessons from Tokyo

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These sanctuaries are found in a variety of city spaces, not simply those with sacred or religious connotations; for example tea houses and market places. She writes of the intrinsic importance of these realms, specifically the sanctuary spaces, where people can meet on equal terms. Within this sits the notion of hospitality for strangers, that provides the bedrock for a robust urban society. Like Durkheim, Greve believes that in times of struggle and change, individuals need societies. Hence the need for ritual and sanctuary spaces; tradition and ceremony.

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She also touches on the mechanisms that have made this possible in such a large urban environment. It will be interesting to see where Greve can take this study next, perhaps a less highly theorised examination of potential sanctuary spaces in other cities and societies that would appeal to a broader audience, or indeed a follow up on how the mechanisms of these spaces can be carried into new urban developments. Greve offers a fascinating starting point for ongoing debate and study.

This would be an excellent work for those interested in not only city theory, but also anthropology, sociology and Japan. Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Usually ships within 1 week. Overview This book proposes that we can learn from Tokyo about the instrinsic importance of in-between realms to an international culture: the sanctuaries. Table of Contents Contents: Prelude: positioning; Sanctuaries of the City: lessons from Tokyo; Part I Urban Sanctuary-Research: Sanctuaries for coming to terms with modernity; Urban sanctuary-research; Sanctuaries of urban virtues: a view from architecture.

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Airports, Cities and Regions. Since the emergence of urban systems, cities have developed in a mutually inter-dependent process of Since the emergence of urban systems, cities have developed in a mutually inter-dependent process of socio-economic dynamics and transportation linkages. In recent years, Airports worldwide have stepped beyond the stage of being pure infrastructure facilities while the complex dynamics that Capsule hotels originated as a cheap place for businessmen to crash when they missed the last train home.

As such, few accepted women. In recent years, capsule hotels began devoting floors also only to women; a capsule hotel only for women has even just opened in Tokyo. In any case, there are caveats that would make me advise against it. For one thing, capsule units are large enough only for one person, so children would have to each sleep in their own unit fine for 14 and 11 year olds but could be a problem for younger kids.

Because people enter at all hours, they can be noisy and you can be sure some guests will be inebriated. In addition, facilities like showers and toilets are shared. Besides Tokyo, which other cities do you suggest us to go that might suit for the kids not temple kind of place and easy transportation and accomodation Thank you. Hakone is a good spot to do it. Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed info about traveling with kids in Tokyo. His latest excuse was because our son is too young.

Reading him your blog proved to him that there were plenty of attractions for children. Japan is a great taste for foreign travel. Thanks for such a detailed post!

Is 10 days enough time to do Tokyo? Is it possible to do day trips to outside of Tokyo and where would you suggest? Or would it be better to take the bullet train which my boys would love to Kyoto and stay a couple of nights there?

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At first I was considering Shinjuku or Shibuya to stay in but after reading your articles am thinking it might not be as easy with kids? Any advice? If Shinjuku or Shibuya are too busy then Asakusa is a great area Sadachiyo Ryokan has some large rooms and beautiful Japanese baths.

Your easiest option is to find out whether your accommodation offers laundry service. Some hotels and budget accommodations like business hotels, inexpensive Japanese inns or guest houses offer self-operated coin washers and dryers. Many companies also offer pick-up and delivery service. Ask your hotel where the nearest laundry service is. If you do use a coin laundry, be aware that instructions will likely not be in English, though there will be an attendant on hand who might assist you.

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Coin laundries are open late, sometimes 24 hours, and are clean and pleasant. Otherwise, probably the easiest way to deal with dirty laundry is to travel with clothes you can hand wash and dry quickly in your bathroom. Many Japanese hotels have a laundry rope you can pull to extend over the bathtub. Thanks for the awesome blog. We are travelling to Osaka and Tokyo in December for 10 days mother and son trip and was wondering excluding accommodation, how much you would put aside for each day approx.

We have booked a 3day Disneyland pass whilst we are in Tokyo, and I know my son will be hugely interested in the lego museum and the RiSuPia museum. Is there anything else that would be top of the list to visit in Tokyo. Also other than a soccer game, we have no set plans for Osaka.

Your son can travel on public transportation for half fare, get reduced admission to most attractions and opt for kid meals at restaurants that offer them. And although you are going in December, the weather in both Tokyo and Osaka is generally mild with little snow. As for additional sights in Tokyo, there are lots of good places for families. In fact, you might find it more worthwhile to visit the much larger Miraikan—the National Musum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which also has a neat section on androids and robots.

Here, too, is Gundam Front Tokyo, with a robotic foot Gundam statue out front, a Gundam Cafe with food shaped like Gundam characters and a display of Gundam toy kits. Thanks so much for this blog!

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Our family with 3 kids are very much into Pokemon, Anime, Dragon Ball, etc. Are there places in Tokyo to go to see this? While Pokemon may not be as popular as it once was, anime is very much a part of Japanese popular culture, with an almost cult following. You could probably spend a great part of your time and money in Tokyo pursuing this side of Japan, but places you will want to hit include: 1. And since Ikebukuro is slightly out of the way from most Tokyo attractions, you might wish to combine it with the small but sweet Sunshine Aquarium in the same Sunshine City complex.

Gundam Front Tokyo Look for the robotic ft. Gundam statue in front of DiverCity, and you know you are close to this indoor amusement center devoted to this anime action figure.

In addition to 3D movies, displays explaining and showing how Gunpla Gundam toy kits are made, virtual reality experiences and a display of every Gunpla model ever made, it has—of course! Bonus: There are many other worthwhile sights to see in Odaiba, including the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation , a free Panasonic showroom, the free Megaweb Toyota showroom, numerous shopping malls and the Maritime Museum with a public swimming pool beside it.

Teenagers will also like Don Quijote, packed to the rafters with all kinds of useful and not-so-useful stuff cosmetics, food items, clothing and a nail salon that does anime characters. I think it would be important to add that kids ride free on the trains when they are under 6 school age.

We plan on going to Japan in the beginning of July for 10 days. I have 2 four year olds and a 10 year old. I would like to spend half of my time in Osaka and then the other half in Tokyo. What rail passes do you recommend? On the other hand, the Japan Rail Pass includes free seat reservations, can also be used on the JR loop lines around both Tokyo and Osaka though often times the subway is the better choice and might even end up cheaper if you think you will be traveling outside the cities say, to Kamakura or Nara.

So it depends on what you decide fits best with your plans; just the convenience of not having to buy individual train tickets might be worth the cost of a rail pass.

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If, however, you are not completing your round trip within a week, the cost of a two-week Rail Pass is significantly more than the cost of individual tickets. Hi David, Great resource. My wife and I will be visiting Japan August 10 — 20 with my almost 6 year old boy. We plan on a week in Tokyo and 4 days on a short trip outside.

Do you have any special must visit sight for us at that time in Tokyo? And, If you were to do a 4 day trip with a 6 year old old outside Tokyo, in mid August, where would you go? Thanks so much, Christian Berkeley CA. There are no major festivals in Tokyo in August, as this is the school holiday time for Japanese families. There are, however, plenty of attractions geared toward children.

Museum of Maritime Science — lots of hands-on, model ships, etc and a public swimming pool right beside it. Fukagawa Edo Museum — A bit out of the way, but a great replica Edo-era village inside a hangar-like building that appeals enormously to kids. As for 4 days outside Tokyo, Nikko might be a good option. Izu Peninsula is also a popular getaway for Tokyoites, especially Atami with its beach and Shuzenji for its hot-spring baths and Japanese inns. Keep in mind, however, that it can be crowded in tourist towns in August, so make reservations as far in advance as possible.