Answered over 2 years ago

If Culture Day (Nov 3) is on Saturday, is Monday the holiday? I wanted to go to the Bizen Osafune Sword Museum on Tues, Nov 6, but I believe it will be closed. Can anyone confirm?

Yuka Aoyama Yuka Aoyama, Living in Japan

Hi!I called there.The monday(5th,Nov)is closed,The staff said.&You can check there (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=ja&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://www.city.setouchi.lg.jp/token/index.html&xid=17259,15700023,15700124,15700126,15700149...

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Answered over 2 years ago

What places in and around Tokyo are very cultural? (Shrines, parks etc.)

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I do love to go to Jindaiji. It will take around 1 hour from Shinjuku. So we feel like a small trip. There is nature, temple, cultural events, cosy shops and famous soba. This is Japanese website http://www.jindaiji.or.jp/  this is summarized English site. www.jindaiji.or.jp/language/engli...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Where is the best place to experience the Setsubun Mamemaki (bean throwing festival) on 3 February 2018?

Takayuki  Masuda Takayuki Masuda, Living in Japan

Hi, if you're coming from overseas and arrive at Narita Int'l Airport, the best place is " narita-san Shinsho-ji" temple. You can see Sumo wrestlers throwing soya beans to the visitors and can catch them. It is said that if you eat such beans you can spend a happy year!http://www.naritasan.or.jp/...

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Answered over 2 years ago

What places in and around Tokyo are very cultural? (Shrines, parks etc.)

Takayuki  Masuda Takayuki Masuda, Living in Japan

Hi, I'd recommend you to visit "Gohyaku Rakan-ji" temple located near "Fud-mae" station of Tokyu Meguro line. When coming, you can take JR Yamate line and transfer at Meguro station to Tokyu Meguro line. Fudo-mae is the next to Meguro. (Take local train as rapid ones skip Fudo-mae)Gohyaku Rakan-j...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

will be in Tokyo for 5 days in April 2018, and would like your recommendations to fill up our 5 days. We like cultural experiences, food, seeing cherry blossom.

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

First, you don't say when in April you are going to travel. On average, the end of March and the first week of April is a good time to see the blossoms, but every year is different and there is no way to know for sure until about a month before the flowers start to come out.Also, there are many g...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

will be in Tokyo for 5 days in April 2018, and would like your recommendations to fill up our 5 days. We like cultural experiences, food, seeing cherry blossom.

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I do love to go to Hama rikyu garden park. It’s near shinonome/shinbashi (center of Tokyo) but we can’t believe it. A few years ago, I’ve been there to see Sakura (cherry blossom). So beautiful!!! We also could enjoy maccha tea. I couldn’t find calendar of 2018 but I think you will get fr...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

will be in Tokyo for 5 days in April 2018, and would like your recommendations to fill up our 5 days. We like cultural experiences, food, seeing cherry blossom.

Yoshie Yanagida Yoshie Yanagida, Living in Japan

I recommend to go to Asakusa.Since there is Sumida river near Asakusa, you can see cherry blossom blooming in riverside.And, Asakusa is very popular traditional place in Tokyo, you can experience wearing Kimono, getting on rickshaw or something like that.http://ebisuya.com/en_smp/

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Answered almost 3 years ago

How can I experience old japan? dress or meet gheisha's

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

That should be Kyoto, however, as you know that Kyoto is very, very popular place to visit from all over the world.Shirakawago is kind of farther, but there are less tourists compare with Kyoto and you can get the same satisfaction as Kyoto. There are beautiful old Japanese houses and untouched n...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

Staying in a ryokan in Nara Park

Ako Ako, Living in Japan

I could have a wonderful time at Edosan, so I would like to recommend this Ryokan. (http://www.edosan.jp/e/)  You can stay in a pleasant old building and eat great Japanese food there. You also can see deers when you open the window at room. 

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