Answered about 2 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 about 2 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 about 2 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 over 2 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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Answered over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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 over 2 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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