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Answered over 2 years ago

How to spend New Years's Eve?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Here are some ideas:- Attend on an countdown eventthere are multiple countdown event going on New Years's Eve in Tokyo. The event differs every year so you should do some research on what is going on 2017's new years eve.- Go to Temples and ring "Joya No Kane"Joya No Kane is a ritual to ring huge...

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Answered over 2 years ago

where is the best mochi?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

It's a difficult question.Mochi is used for various dishes.Since Asakusa is an old town, I think there are many shops of mochi.

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Answered over 2 years ago

Are tokyo underground trains open round the clock

Unfortunately not! You have to be very careful not to miss the last train, which is usually around midnight. Google Maps has a really good transit planner and will show you last available transit options for the night. Some outer city trains will run later to allow connections from central...

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Answered over 2 years ago

night market and night life. thank you

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There isn't much "night market" out all year around in Japan. Night market in Japan is out seasonally, and it is called "Ennichi". Learn more about Ennichi:http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/cultural/experience/ad.htmlFor nightlife other than that, I think it is not much different from other count...

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Answered over 2 years ago

what are the best things to do in tokyo to experience japan culture

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I think the best way to experience and learn Japanese culture is interacting with local Japanese.Hub Japan offers many activities to interact with local Japanese in BE A LOCAL service:https://hubjapan.io/experiencesThey provide not only cultural experiences such as Tea ceremony or Sushi making, b...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where is good sushi bars in shinjuku

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I have been to a sushi place called "Miyako" in Hyatt Regency hotel. Their sushi was so delicious!http://www.hyattregencytokyo.com/restaurant/miyako/tabid/112/Default.aspx

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Answered over 2 years ago

How do I get to Wakkanai from Sapporo(Chitose Airport)?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I think it is not realistic to arrive Cape Soya by 7pm if you are arriving to Shin-Chitose Airport at 12pm. The bus leaves from Sapporo and it takes about 5 hours to reach to Wakkanai. There are only 6 trains per day and from Shin-Chitose Airport to Sapporo takes about 40 minutes by train. The mo...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where can I meet English speaking locals?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Participate in meetup.com events? There are many international cultural exchange meetup groups and holds party sometimes. People who want to speak English (or other languages) and meet people from abroad go to such parties.Using Hub Japan's BE A LOCAL lets you meet local Japanese, too :)https://h...

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Answered over 2 years ago

I am in the process of gaining the typical position of being an English teacher in Akihabara. What can I do to ensure I am not totally shunned by the Japanese people when I arrive?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

If you could understand Japanese cultural behavior and try to adjust to such behavior, that would be great. Maybe reading a book about the topic help you.Other than that, just smile! It is true that not many Japanese are used to see 195cm tall person, but as long as you act friendly, it would be ...

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Answered over 2 years ago

which hotels in tokyo??

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

There are so many hotels in Tokyo. You probably want to set the budget and find the adequate hotel.Tokyo has so many unique accommodations such as the capsule hotel, Ryokan, hotel... If you want to feel Japan, then try capsule hotel and Ryokan. 

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where is good sushi bars in shinjuku

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would suggest Ishikawa or Mitani. Both restaurants are pretty popular, so it's better to order the travel agent to make a reservation!Ishikawa: http://www.kagurazaka-ishikawa.co.jp/english/index_e.html

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where can I meet English speaking locals?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I think the fastest and most effective way to find them is online. But if you want to find them face to face, then go to a bar that is popular among foreigners is the most effective I think. 

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where is the best places to visit with elders?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

How about Japanese gardens?Three Great Gardens of Japan are all beautiful:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Great_Gardens_of_JapanMore gardens are introduced in this article:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-japanese-gardens-in-tokyo-for-a-nature-breakOr how about experiencing cultural activ...

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Answered over 2 years ago

how to go to hokaido from tokyo

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Either airplane or Shinkansen. There used to be a sleeping train operating from Tokyo to Hokkaido but not anymore ;(

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Answered over 2 years ago

As a foreigner visiting Japan and going shopping for personal souvenirs/anime merchandise, what do you recommend I bring inside a backpack when traveling around Tokyo via train?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

hmm, if you are going for shopping, carrying as less belongings as possible is good. Anime shops tend to have small isles so if you are carrying large backpacks, it might bother people around. I guess a shoulder bag or small purse would be the best. 

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Answered over 2 years ago

What do you do in your free time?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I rent comic books at TSUTAYA :0TSUTAYA is like BLOCK BUSTERS in Japan. They have CD, DVD, Bluray rentals as well as comic books! :DAt the shop in my neighborhood they let us borrow 10 books in 640 yen. (It's a 10 books set deal) 

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