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Answered 1 day ago

ashikaga flower park

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

The Ashikaga flower park is having the best season from now until mid-May for the Wisteria and also other flowers! And also Ashikaga flower park is a kind of the convenient location to visit from Tokyo too. You can take a day trip to visit there! If you are visiting Japan within in a month, it is...

Answered 3 days ago

I really want to experience the rural areas, mostly places with mountains. Any recommendations to where I could go and advice on where to stay?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

How about Shirakawago, Ogimachi in Gifu Prefecture?Ogimachi village is located between the mountains. The village is amazing! Ogimachi is also well known for their house architect called "Gassho-zukuri", which are designed to easily shed snow from their roofs.You can enjoy all over the year. The ...

Answered 4 days ago

Can you suggest good sushi and tempura places in Yokohama?

leo leo, Living in Japan

There's fine Japanese restaurant called ”Konohama” in Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel, where you can enjoy both sushi and tenpura overlooking the Japanese garden.http://m.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=1134&attractionId=18560

Answered 7 days ago

What are non-touristy things to do in Sendai/Miyagi ken?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Kokubun-cho is the area where lots of Izakaya (Japanese style pubs) and bars gather. Locals visit Kokubun-cho to enjoy drinks with their friends or co-workers so I guess it is not touristic. There is also a long shopping arcade Hapina Nakakecho. You can feel the daily life there. http://nakakecho...

Answered 7 days ago

This is my first trip to japan. I am planning to visit Kyoto and Hiroshima. Is this a good idea or I should visit tokyo as well?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Kyoto and Hiroshima are both beautiful and must-visit cities. You should visit all the places if you have time! Kyoto and Hiroshima are pretty close to each other comparing to Tokyo, so how about leaving Tokyo for your next visit and stick to western side of Japan for this time? Tokyo has lots of...

Answered 8 days ago

How can I communicate or find ways in Kyoto?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Since Kyoto is the touristic city, I felt that many people speak English or try to understand you (even not English). Japanese people will try to help you, even you don't speak a common language! However, if you bring the map, that will be more helpful and faster to get where you want to go.

Answered 8 days ago

Where are the dog cafes in Tokyo?

leo leo, Living in Japan

There are many, many dog cafe in Tokyo where you can enjoy cafe with your dog. There is one in Sky tree called Dog dept cafe. http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/shop/16/

Answered 9 days ago

Buying netsuke reproductions

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

How about these 2 shops? http://www.netsuke.com/netsuke/ivory/http://www.hanakagesho.com/nezu-netsuke/The both shops have the variety of the Netsuke.And also there are many of the Netsuke shops in Japan, and most of them have the online shop, so you'll have the enough choice to see!

Answered 9 days ago

Where are the dog cafes in Tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

If you meant a Dog cafe that you can play with the doggies, then how about わんにゃん (wan nan) Cafe & Pet Hotel Neo Neo? The Cat Cafe is located on the 1st floor, and the Dog Cafe is located on the 2nd floor.http://cafe-neoneo.com/

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