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Answered 2 months ago

How to get from place to place in Japan / Tokyo

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

You don't write where you are going to in Japan - you might save a lot of money on a Japan Rail Pass if you are doing a lot of long-distance traveling, but if you don't, you could lose a lot of money on a rail pass too. If you are only staying in one area like Tokyo, then you would probably save ...

Answered 2 months ago

How to get from place to place in Japan / Tokyo

Nobu Nobu, Living in Japan

I suggest Japan Rail Pass to you.http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/index.htmlIt is available everywhere in Japan.Public transportation is well developed in Japan. It is a good way to travel around the country. Japanese rail network might be complicated. But no worries!  You can ask the station atte...

Answered 3 months ago

How can I find a specific book in a Japanese bookshop? How are the books arranged? By author, company, publisher, other?

Yoshie Yanagida Yoshie Yanagida, Living in Japan

Generally those are stacked in the self with categorized by genre like travel, cooking, hobby, nature, or magazine and so on.You could find what you want by Kiosk device in large store, but you would not do in the small one. However, you can ask at the service counter or cashier with showing your...

Answered 3 months ago

How can I find a specific book in a Japanese bookshop? How are the books arranged? By author, company, publisher, other?

Yuri Yuri, Living in Japan

Hello, I’m glad to hear you’ll come to Japan:) In general bookstores, books are classified according to their categories(like business, travel, history) and arranged each authors especially in essays and comics. I think BOOKOFF too.If you want to find the specific books, you can search them on a ...

Answered 3 months ago

How do I find a bed for the night for the Rugby in Oita City Oct 2

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. Yes it's very difficult to find hotel close to Oita city... So I checked around the next station NishiOita station. it takes just 3mins from Oita station.I found this business hotel. Still available as of today.Business hotel KGhttp://www.hotel-kg.jp/ (only in Japanese)I hope it will help ...

Answered 3 months ago

Where can I pat deers in Tokyo or not too far from it?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

There are only about 2 places, neither of which are close to Tokyo. One is in Nara Park. It has some of the best places to see in Japan. You can buy crackers to feed them, which they love. As for petting them, at best they'll tolerate it but not particularly like it.The other place is on Miyajima...

Answered 3 months ago

Is there a place near Tokyo or Kyoto where I could pet foxes?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

The only place I know in the whole country is the Zao Fox Village in Miyagi. There was another place I visited in Hokkaido about 30 years ago, but I don't even know if they are still there. Nevertheless, at the Zao Fox Village, you are not allowed to touch the foxes - they are not pets and they c...

Answered 3 months ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Usage-wise there is virtually no difference. The only real difference is that if you choose to refund yourPasmo card, there is no refund charge. Suica and other cards will pickpocket you up to 220 yen refund the balance.

Answered 3 months ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many train companies operating trains and subways in Tokyo. Suica is issued by JR and Pasmo is by other train companies. When you actually use it to pass the gate of trains/buses or use that to buy something at stores, there are no differences. I like the design of suica card better, th...