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Answered 3 months ago

What Sights should I see if I go to Japan?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

That depends entirely on what season you are going to Japan, as well as your own interests.What interests you that you’d be going there? There are many aspects - arts, temples/shrines, castles, nature, hot springs, hiking, festivals, shopping, museums, gardens, folk crafts, pop culture, cuisine, ...

Answered 3 months ago

Do you need to book for cherry blossom viewing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto in April? If so, how? Can’t see how to book online and I’ve asked in the Facebook page but not had a response. Thanks, Alix

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

There is nothing to book - you just go there.But Kiyomizudera is not the best place to see cherry blossoms in the area. There are far better places in Kyoto. The thing is, all are pretty popular, so you might see more people than petals.If you really want to see cherry blossoms, you really need t...

Answered 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 ...