Kōrakuen Station is a subway train station in Bunkyō, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. It is directly connected by an underground pedestrian passage to the Toei-operated Kasuga Station, it is integrated with the Bunkyō ward capitol building. Kōrakuen Station is served by the following lines: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, station number M-22 Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, station number N-11Nearby Kasuga Station, connected by a pedestrian passageway, is served by the following lines. Toei Mita Line, station number I-12 Toei Ōedo Line, station number E-07 The Marunouchi Line platforms consist of two side platforms serving two tracks on the second-floor level, the Namboku Line platforms consist of an island platform serving two deep-level tracks on the sixth basement level. From March 2015, the Namboku Line platforms use the tune "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the departure melody, chosen as the nearby Tokyo Dome is used for baseball games. Kōrakuen Station opened on 20 January 1954 on the Marunouchi Line.
The Namboku Line platforms opened on 26 March 1996. From 13 March 2015, the tune "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was used as the departure melody for the Namboku Line platforms. Bunkyo Civic Center Tokyo Dome City entertainment complex Tokyo Dome baseball stadium Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden Several train stations nearby: Kasuga Station Suidōbashi Station Korakuen Station information
Kasuga Station (Tokyo)
Kasuga Station is a subway station in Bunkyo, Japan, operated by Toei Subway. It is located next to Kōrakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, it is built under the Bunkyo City Office building. Kasuga Station is served by the following two lines. Toei Mita Line Toei Oedo Line Kasuga station has nine exits; the station first opened on 30 June 1971. The Toei Oedo Line station opened on 12 December 2000. Kōrakuen Station List of railway stations in Japan Toei Mita Line station information Toei Oedo Line station information
Suidōbashi Station is a railway station which straddles Tokyo's Chiyoda and Bunkyō wards, operated jointly by East Japan Railway Company and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. Suidōbashi Station is served by the following lines: East Japan Railway Company JB Chūō-Sōbu Line Toei Subway I Toei Mita Line Suidōbashi Station is divided into two parts: the JR East station and the Toei Subway station. There is no direct passage between the Toei platforms; the JR East part of the station is located on an elevated viaduct and has two side platforms serving two Chūō-Sōbu Line tracks, with platform 1 being used by westbound trains and platform 2 being used by eastbound trains. South of the platforms there are an extra two tracks for Chūō Line trains, which bypass the station non-stop. There are two exits from the station; the west exit has these amenities except for the ticket office. The Toei Subway station has one island platform serving two tracks. What is now the JR East station first opened on 24 October 1906.
The Toei Subway station opened on 30 June 1972. In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 85,320 passengers daily, making it the 49th-busiest station operated by JR East. In fiscal 2013, the Toei station was used by an average of 21,903 passengers daily; the daily average passenger figures for JR East in previous years are as shown below. Nihon University Surugadai University Ochanomizu Campus Senshu University Kanda Campus Chuo University Korakuen Campus Toyo Gakuen University Hongo Campus Tokyo University of Career Development Chiyoda Campus Tokyo Dental College Suidobashi Clinic Tokyo Dome City Kanda River List of railway stations in Japan Suidōbashi Station information Suidobashi Station information
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat; the objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner advances around the bases in order and touches home plate; the team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner. The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either or during teammates' turns batting; the fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play.
Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch forth between batting and fielding. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is composed of nine innings, the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are played. Baseball has no game clock. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games being played in England by the mid-18th century; this game was brought by immigrants to North America. By the late 19th century, baseball was recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, East Asia in Japan and South Korea. In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball teams are divided into the National League and American League, each with three divisions: East and Central; the MLB champion is determined by playoffs. The top level of play is split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.
The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world. A baseball game is played between two teams, each composed of nine players, that take turns playing offense and defense. A pair of turns, one at bat and one in the field, by each team constitutes an inning. A game consists of nine innings. One team—customarily the visiting team—bats in the top, or first half, of every inning; the other team -- customarily the home team -- bats in second half, of every inning. The goal of the game is to score more points than the other team; the players on the team at bat attempt to score runs by circling or completing a tour of the four bases set at the corners of the square-shaped baseball diamond. A player bats at home plate and must proceed counterclockwise to first base, second base, third base, back home to score a run; the team in the field attempts to prevent runs from scoring and record outs, which remove opposing players from offensive action until their turn in their team's batting order comes up again.
When three outs are recorded, the teams switch roles for the next half-inning. If the score of the game is tied after nine innings, extra innings are played to resolve the contest. Many amateur games unorganized ones, involve different numbers of players and innings; the game is played on a field whose primary boundaries, the foul lines, extend forward from home plate at 45-degree angles. The 90-degree area within the foul lines is referred to as fair territory; the part of the field enclosed by the bases and several yards beyond them is the infield. In the middle of the infield is a raised pitcher's mound, with a rectangular rubber plate at its center; the outer boundary of the outfield is demarcated by a raised fence, which may be of any material and height. The fair territory between home plate and the outfield boundary is baseball's field of play, though significant events can take place in foul territory, as well. There are three basic tools of baseball: the ball, the bat, the glove or mitt: The baseball is about the size of an adult's fist, around 9 inches in circumference.
It wound in yarn and covered in white cowhide, with red stitching. The bat is a hitting tool, traditionally made of a solid piece of wood. Other materials are now used for nonprofessional games, it is a hard round stick, about 2.5 inches in diameter at the hitting end, tapering to a narrower handle and culminating in a knob. Bats used by adults are around 34 inches long, not longer than 42 inches; the glove or mitt is a fielding tool, made of padded leather with webbing between the fingers. As an aid in catching and holding onto the ball, it takes various shapes to meet the specific needs of differ
Thunder Dolphin is a steel roller coaster at the Tokyo Dome City Attractions amusement park, part of Tokyo Dome City in Tokyo, Japan. The ride was constructed by Intamin. At 80 metres tall, Thunder Dolphin is one of the tallest continuous circuit roller coasters in the world ranked number 11. Following an incident in which a 25 cm long bolt fell from the ride while in motion on 5 December 2010, injuring a 9-year-old visitor, operation of the ride was suspended until 1 August 2013, when the ride reopened. Thunder Dolphin's 1,066.8 metres long course passes through both a hole in the LaQua building, through the Big-O, the world's first centerless Ferris wheel. Thunder Dolphin has a maximum speed of 130 kilometres per hour. Official website Thunder Dolphin at the Roller Coaster DataBase
Bunkyō is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. Situated in the middle of the ward area, Bunkyō is a educational center. Beginning in the Meiji period, literati like Natsume Sōseki, as well as scholars and politicians have lived there. Bunkyō is home to the Tokyo Dome, Judo's Kōdōkan, the University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus. Bunkyō has a sister-city relationship with Kaiserslautern in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany, it was formed in 1947 as a merger of Hongo and Koishikawa wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis. The modern Bunkyo ward exhibits contrasting Shitamachi and Yamanote geographical and cultural division; the Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in the ward's eastern corner is attached to the Shitamachi area in Ueno with more traditional Japanese atmosphere. On the other hand, the remaining areas of the ward represent Yamanote districts; as of May 1, 2015, the ward has a population of 217,743, a population density of 19,290 persons per km². The total area is 11.29 km².
Bunkyo was formed in 1947 as a merger of Hongo and Koishikawa wards following Tokyo City's transformation into Tokyo Metropolis. There are twenty districts in the area and these are as follows: Bunkyo is governed by Mayor Hironobu Narisawa, an independent supported by the Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito; the city council has 34 elected members. The publishing company Kodansha has its headquarters in the ward, Kodansha International has its headquarters in the Otowa YK Building in the ward; the drugstore chain. Penta-Ocean, the construction firm specializing in marine works and land reclamation has its headquarters in Bunkyo. Chinzan-so Garden Denzū-in Temple Gokoku-ji Temple Harimasaka Sakura Colonnade Hatoyama Hall Kisshō-ji Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum Kodokan Judo Institute Koishikawa Botanical Garden Koishikawa Kōrakuen Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Art Museum Nezu Shrine Nippon Medical School Orugoru no Chiisana Hakubutsukan Rikugien Garden Shin-Edogawa Garden Tokyo Cathedral Tokyo Dome Tokyo Dome City Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery Toyo University Tōyō Bunko "Oriental Library", Japan's largest Asian studies library University of Tokyo Yanaka Cemetery Yayoi Museum Yushima Seidō Ochanomizu University University of Tsukuba Ōtsuka Campus University of Tokyo Hongō Campus Tokyo Medical and Dental University Atomi University Juntendo University Takushoku University Chuo University Engineering department Tokyo Woman's Christian University Toyo University Toyo Gakuen University Nippon Medical School Japan Women's University Bunkyo Gakuin University Bunkyo Gakuin College International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by Bunkyo council.
Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. Kogei High School Koishikawa High School Mukogaoka High School Takehaya High SchoolThe metropolis operates the Koishikawa Secondary Education School; the metropolis operates the Bunkyo School for the Blind. Toei Mita Line: Sengoku, Kasuga, Suidōbashi Toei Ōedo Line: Iidabashi, Hongō Sanchōme Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: Sendagi, Yushima Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: Shin-Ōtsuka, Myōgadani, Kōrakuen, Hongō Sanchōme, Ochanomizu Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line: Gokokuji, Edogawabashi Tokyo Metro Namboku Line: Kōrakuen, Tōdaimae, Honkomagome Shuto Expressway No.5 Ikebukuro Route Tokyo/Bunkyo travel guide from Wikivoyage Bunkyo City Official Website
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word