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...
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...
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 ...
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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Well, I do amigurumi 😁😁😁Kind of addicted to all the kind of yarn 😍😍😍
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If you are visiting Japan in July or August, you should definitely participate in one of fireworks festivals or Bon-Odori festival.Many Japanese people wear yukata (summer kimono robe) to those festivals. Many food strolls will be out and you can experience the atmosphere of Japanese summer.https...
I guess the store with various goods would be Shin-Chitose Airport in Sapporo. Hatsune Miku is from Hokkaido and the Sapporo city tram is decorated with Hatsune Miku every winter. http://snowmiku.com/skytown/Other than that, it seems like you have to search for multiple stores with small area ded...
Participate in our BE A LOCAL plan and communicate with a local Japanese :)https://hubjapan.io/experiences/J_gTnUKPL9-CfYcrxT09LQYou can surely enjoy the conversation and learn a lot about Japanese daily life from local Japanese living in Tokyo!
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The fastest to understanding the Japanese daily life is to stay at Japanese family, I think.You can find the host family online now a day. There are so many agents who support to do that. Or even you can use the Airbnb for that. Why don't you try that once? I guess that is the best way to live wi...
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It depends on which will be your base to stay. In case you will stay in Shinkuku, or other central area of Japan, I recommend Hakone Onsen (It's in Kanagawa prefecture). It doesn't take such a long time to visit there from Shinjuku.
Most of onsen ryokan (with tatami room) do not offer rooms for single particularly. The room can host from 2 people or more, so that might be the reason of rate not changing for unaccompanied visitors. (Because you have to use a room no matter if you are by yourself or with a company)
Here's the English web site of Nihon Sumo Kyokai where you can book your sumo ticket. Hope this helps. http://www.sumo.or.jp/En/
I have answered a similar question before.https://hubjapan.io/questions/what-are-taboos-in-japanese-culture
Tokyo Sushi-Making Tour offers an amazing sushi class in Kitasenju, eastern Tokyo. Why don’t you join and become a sushi chef when you are in Japan?
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Our mission is to give you a fantastic memory of Japan by teaching you the art of sushi making. So, come along and let’s enjoy making sushi together!
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You should explore Akihabara. Shops such as Animate never makes you bored by just looking at neatly created figures. There are also themed cafes such as Gundam cafe and Square Enix cafe so if you want to enjoy being an Otaku from food, visiting such cafes might be a good idea, too.
Some ryokan have capacity of maximum people in the room and also they charge per person, but some ryokans charge for the room so it really depends on ryokans. You maybe able to make it cheaper. When entering in onsen hot springs, it is always safe to cover tattoos. Some places started to allow pe...
You can refer to this article: https://hubjapan.io/articles/9-best-cat-cafes-in-tokyo-to-hang-out
Hub Japan team went to a sake bar with Jay and Sarah from New York! Hub Japan makes travelers able to socialize with local Japanese in Japan.
You have to wash your body before getting into the bath. When you get out, you should wipe your body with towel to avoid getting the changing room wet. These two points are the etiquette you should keep in your mind.