Answered almost 3 years ago

I will travel with my two kids they are also interested with Anime and would like to ride the nice trains

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I hear many people are loving Railway Museum in Omiya.http://www.railway-museum.jp/en/It's in Saitama Prefecture so you will need to travel about an hour from central Tokyo.There is also Tokyo Metro Museum, in Tokyohttp://www.chikahaku.jp/en/index.htmlYour kids may like them :)If it's in summer, ...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

I will travel with my two kids they are also interested with Anime and would like to ride the nice trains

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Currently, Kyoto Municipal Subway runs the wrapping trains until the end of October. Inside and outside of trains are wrapped with "Ensemble Stars! ", "Code: Realize − Guardian of Rebirth", "time bokan TWENTY FOUR" and "Fate/Apocrypha". And there are ‘Galaxy Express 999’ runs on the Seibu Ikebuku...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

First time to Japan and I don't speak Japanese. Any advice?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Carry a notebook and a pen with you.Most Japanese have hard time understanding spoken English and express in English. However, we are a lot used to reading and writing English. By writing what you want to say, it will help people understand what you want to do. Use simple words and speak slowly!

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Answered almost 3 years ago

what maid cafe should a family go?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I think any major maid cafes in Akihabara, such as @home cafe, Maidreamin, and Pinafore welcome a group of families! Maids are really cute and you will enjoy the experience interacting with them. 

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Answered about 3 years ago

Young couple. Anime nerds. Top 10 things to see?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Pokemon CenterJump ShopOne Piece MuseumAkihabara in general (electric town and Chuo-Dori street)Otome Road in IkebukuroKotobukiya in AkihabaraAnimate in AkihabaraNakano BroadwaySuginami Animation MuseumGhibli Museum:) :) :)

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Answered about 3 years ago

sake brewery and fruits picking farm to visit

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There is a sake brewery in Tokyo as well. Koyama Shuzo in the north of Tokyo allows visitors:http://www.koyamashuzo.co.jp/kura.html(The page is only in Japanese, use Google translate. ) They accept reservations via e-mail.There are many fruit picking farms in Yamanashi Prefecture. Yamanashi is fa...

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Answered about 3 years ago

where can I buy a good quality preloved/secondhand kimono?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would recommend 2 places:- Antique Mall Ginza (http://www.antiques-jp.com/)This is the shop, if you enter once, hard to leave the shop. They have the variety of Kimono and antiques as well. - 世田谷のボロ市(Boroichi Market in Setagaya) (http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/setagaya/11000/11004/d00125000.htm...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Do many people in Japan speak English?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Oh, yes, they do! Even though if they don't understand you, they will somehow try to help you as much as they can. You don't need to worry about it.

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Answered about 3 years ago

what are the things Japanese do in their leisure?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Go to amusement park, museums, aquariums, parks, movies, cafes, Izakaya (Japanese pubs), bars, take a walk, shopping, video game, manga, anime, travel, etc. I think it is not that different from other countries. :)

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Answered about 3 years ago

what are the things Japanese do in their leisure?

Generally the locals hang around the slot machines which can be addictive besides 'wasting their money' but they can be doing away with gardening as most Japanese houses have fairly good sizes of greens to work on ! Creating a feast for family is a fast catch up !

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Answered about 3 years ago

What is the best part of Tokyo to stay in?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Shibuya and Shinjuku are easy to access anywhere and have lots of lots of restaurants for dining options. The train runs till late and you can reach to Mt. Fuji directly by bus from Shinjuku. This article also may help you:12 Best Area To Stay In Tokyo To Match Your Travel Needshttps://hubjapan.i...

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Answered about 3 years ago

what should i try in tokyo for my 9 days visit in december?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

In December, Tokyo will be decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. Japanese people are crazy about that. Why don't you visit around beautiful lightings? They are amazing! My favorite lightings is the one in Marunouchi, near Tokyo Station. In terms of food, winter dishes are widely enjoyed in I...

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Answered about 3 years ago

I want to photography people in Japan for a royal photographic society project. Any tips on best places to find interesting characters in Tokyo and Kyoto and how best to approach them. I have prepared explanatory business cards in Japanese

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

People with interesting fashion tend to gather in Harajuku. (Not as it used to be though) Not sure what kind of people want to capture, but many teenagers gather in Harajuku and Shibuya.If you want to find people in traditional costumes (Yukata) visit one of Fireworks festivals during summer. You...

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Answered about 3 years ago

what should I do in hakone

Yu Yu, Living in Japan

Definitely experience soaking into onsen! Hakone is very famous as an onsen resort. You should not miss onsen and staying in an onsen ryokan. There are many museums in Hakone. Such as glass museum, open-air museum with lots of sculpture pieces, Little Prince museum, etc. People like to visit ...

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Answered about 3 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 about 3 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 about 3 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 about 3 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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