Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Top 10 Highest Temperature Records in Japan

Here are the highest temperature records in Japan as of 2013 Oct. This year the hottest temperature was recorded. Source is Japan Meteorological Agency.

Rank Prefecture Pref. Spot Spot

Temperature

 deg. C

Date yyyy/mm/dd
1 Kochi 高知 Ekawasaki 江川崎 41.0 2013/8/12
2 Saitama 埼玉 Kumagai 熊谷  40.9 2007/8/16
2 Gifu 岐阜 Tajimi 多治見 40.9 2007/8/16
4 Yamagata 山形 Yamagata 山形  40.8 1933/7/25
5 Yamanashi 山梨 Kofu 甲府  40.7 2013/8/10
6 Wakayama 和歌山 Katsuragi かつらぎ 40.6 1994/8/8
6 Shizuoka 静岡 Tenryu 天竜 40.6 1994/8/4
8 Yamanashi 山梨 Katsunuma 勝沼 40.5 2013/8/10
9 Saitama 埼玉 Koshigaya 越谷 40.4 2007/8/16
10 Gunma 群馬 Tatebayashi 館林 40.3 2007/8/16
10 Gunma 群馬 Kamisatomi 上里見 40.3 1998/7/4
10 Aichi 愛知 Aisai 愛西 40.3 1994/8/5

Yamagata used to be the title holder for a long time (70 years).

Most of record points are located in inland.

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TOP10 Must-see Attractions in Japan

I would like to introduce an interesting site which selects "TOP20 Must-see Attractions in Japan" (in English).

According to the site, "top 10 must see attractions" is the following.

1 Miyajima island  Hiroshima Prefecture
2 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum  Hiroshima Prefecture
3 Matsumoto Castle  Nagano Prefecture
4 Tokyo DisneySea  Chiba Prefecture
5 Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium  Okinawa Prefecture
6 Fushimi Inari Shrine  Kyoto Prefecture
7 Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park  Nagano Prefecture
8 Kenrokuen Garden  Ishikawa Prefecture
9 Roppongi Hills complex town Tokyo
10 Sanjusangendo Hall temple Kyoto Prefecture

 

Please check the detail at the "TOP20 Must-see Attractions in Japan".

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.