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Answered 20 days 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 about 1 month ago

I want to know which onsen around Tokyo best in winter

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

If you don't have time to got far from Tokyo, why not to go to Hotel Emion Tokyo Bayhttps://www.hotel-emion.jp/english/Spa and Holte Maihama Eurasiahttp://www.my-spa.jp/ (sorry only in Japanese)It takes only 20mins from Tokyo station! And close to Tokyo Disney Land!

Answered 2 months ago

Me and my family are planning to go to Japan in mid January. Mostly we'll be staying at Tokyo, other than Tokyo are there any side trips near Tokyo that you suggest ? (maybe smwhere that has ryokans/onsen)

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

How about Atami ? From Tokyo, if you take shinkansen, it takes about 30 to 50 mins depends on type of shinkansen.Even with rapid train, you can arrive in 2 hours. Atami is one of oldest and most famous onsen place around Tokyo.Like my parents went there for their honeymoon. :) I have been this su...

Answered 3 months ago

What brands matcha powders are the best to buy in Tokyo?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Most famous Maccha are coming from Kyoto, Aichi and Shizuoka.There are many kind and tast as you know so difficult to choose but I like the best is from Tsujiri and Fukujuen. I could not find the site in English so please use translate page! Tujiri shop, you can find it herehttps://www.kataoka.co...

Answered 3 months ago

Which regions of Tokyo are most interesting?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I think Shibuya-ku, Mitato-ku and Chiyoda-ku (all stick each other) are most interesting.There are young-mature fashion in Shibuya, Hello Kitty-Gadget in Shibuya, Chiyoda (Akihabara) and modern-traditional building and museum in Mitato-ku. Why not visit there?   

Answered 4 months ago

What is a really amazing restaurant in Tokyo?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I picked up some amazing/special restaurants. Robot restaurant https://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/ Famous Izakaya http://gonpachi.jp/ You should try Japanese buffet with beautiful view. (dinner is bit expensive so try lunch time) https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/tokyo/restauran...

Answered 4 months ago

Are there any cultural rules we should be aware of when dining with the baby? Are there types of restaurants where it's not suitable to bring a baby (i.e. Izakayas, fine dining, etc) or are most places family friendly?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hi!! I agree with Sakamoto san. First of all, please check that the restaurant is non smoking or not. As I had an experience, the essayist way to find the family friendly restaurant is to go to department store or shopping mall. They clearly mention which restaurant is non-smoking or baby welc...

Answered 4 months ago

What food I shoul try in Tokyo ?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I think Monjya is special food from Tokyo.Do you know Okonomiyaki? It is a pancake with vegetable and meat or seafood or even chees as you like. Then Monja is almost same but more liquid. I heard its coming from Tokyo and not a lot of place in Japan will offer that.Most famous Monja town is Tsuki...

Answered 5 months ago

Where i can buy gadgets in akihibara

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Please find some shops here. Sorry I coud not find them in English...http://ikeshop.net/https://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/https://www.thanko.jp/http://wakuwaku21.co.jp/http://www.akibaoo.co.jp/http://www.sellsta.net/

Answered 5 months ago

What is the famous culture in Tokyo

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I think the culture in Tokyo is Sumo Kabuki Ukiyoe   Sumo: Sumo tournament is also in Kansai area but currently there are about 50 sumo beya (stable) only around Tokyo. You can visit some of them to see their training and you can taste sumo cuisine. http://www.sumo.or.j...

Answered 6 months ago

I am going to Japan for one week, landing in Tokyo. I'd like to know Hiroshima and Kyoto. What kind of transportation do you recommend if I have a limited budget? Thank you so much!

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. I believe the best way is to use Japan rail way pass. You can buy 1 ticket for 1 wk, 2wks or 3wks. The price for 1 wk is 29,110 YEN per adult. I know its not so cheap but you can take all train of JR train (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” and “MIZU...

Answered 6 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 7 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 7 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...

Answered 7 months ago

I am traveling to Japan for two weeks with a friend. How much curreny/yen should i bring? I am not sure how many places accept credit cards as opposed to cash only vendors

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. Currently we can use credit card in most of places. However we still need cash in bus, small shop and even in big shop because they will not accept credit card which are issued in foreign countries. (I think it’s due to chip in card) So please prepare some cash for that. ...

Answered 7 months ago

Looking for options and recommendations on Friday evening

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello!How about the experience of Edo summer!This summer, there are many events in Nihonbashi to feel the summer of old Tokyo.I have visited and it was really cool!!We can enjoy with friends (day and night) and kids (day)!! Please check this site (in Japanese)!!https://www.walkerplus.com/event/ar...

Answered 8 months ago

Please: Top 5 Shabu Shabu in Ginza?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I like restaurants below. I couldn’t find websites in English… Zakuro Ginza https://hitosara.com/0002132592/ Rangetsu http://ginza-rangetsu.com/menu/index.html Shabusen Ginza (2 shops) https://www.zakuro.co.jp/syabusen/index.html Shabutsuu http://www.cardinal-japan.co...

Answered 9 months ago

Hi all! Reasonable price for good quality, traditional tea cups made in Japan and where can I buy them? I have seen them going for 1300-1700 yen at tourist shops. I will be in Kyoto, Tokyo & Himeji/Osaka from 5/31-6/11. Thank you in advance for your help!

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. I like Tachikichi. There are simple style and traditional designed cups or dishes etc.. You can find shops in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. As this shop is form Kyoto (i did not know..)Please find shop website in Enlish.http://www.tachikichi.co.jp/en/index.htmland also on line shop site of cups/...