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Answered 4 months ago

Hi, I read everywhere when you travel to Japan, travel light. We are going end of September for 4 weeks. How do I get clothes washed? Are there laundry shops? I don’t want to use the very expensive hotel laundry service.

Kento Omura Kento Omura, Living in Japan

Hi,there are many laundry shops in a big city like Tokyo and Osaka. If you stay hotels , should ask a hotel staff where laundromat is. When you go to laundry shops, should have one hundred yen coins at least five or six because one hundred yen coins are only available in many laundry shops. I hop...

Answered 4 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

A day trip outside of Tokyo would give you a great experience out of the big city - Japan is not all Tokyo. Some places are Nikko, Hakone, the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, Yokohama, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Nokogiriyama, Showa Kinen...

Answered 4 months ago

Looking for recommendations for Guides in Japan

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Hi, Well first, you really don't need any guides at all - you can do it yourself and avoid a lot of problems by doing your research ahead of time and knowing where to go. The Matsushima area near Ishinomaki is known as one of Japan's traditional Top 3 most beautiful places. Ishinomaki was per...

Answered 4 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Susumu Matt Matsumoto Susumu Matt Matsumoto, Living in Japan

How about Kamakura? One hour from central Tokyo by train and there are many good temples and shrines. And there are good cafes as well where you can take rest. Kamakura was a capital city of Japan 800 years ago when Samurai started governing Japanese society. 

Answered 4 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. First of all, please check that there is any festival in the place where you will visit. Even not in center, there would be too many people...   If you don't mind a group tour in English, I suggest to join Hato bus tour. You don’t have to be worry anything and you can go...

Answered 4 months ago

Town with Koi in Street canal

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

In Tokyo, I know there is the river alongside of park where you can see Koi. Here is the place. (sorry I could not find the site in English) https://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/bunkyo/spot/10069.html But the river is far from park and you can not watch close by. So I inform some park a...

Answered 5 months ago

brown bread in Japan

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hi! To find brown rice is so so easy in Tokyo. Please refer to sites below. http://www.omusubi-iroha.com/archives/store/wacca-%E6%B1%A0%E8%A2%8B%E5%BA%97 http://www.yuwaeru.co.jp/honten https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1306/A130602/13120251/ https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A13...