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
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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.
Shinagawa has few hotels so you can also stay in Shinagawa. Other than than, staying along Yamanote Line Station would be easy to access to Shinagawa. Like Ebisu, Meguro, Gotanda, Hamamatsucho, Yurakucho, Shinbashi, etc.
Unfortunately, it's prohibited that people with tatoo enter public bath in many places. If yours is tiny, maybe you can hide it with towel and can enter.
I know only in Japanese site, but I think it would be helpful for you. http://sumo.pia.jp/hanasumo.jsp
Are you searching for something specific about Japanese culture? The following is a start, but I am sure the other community members may be able to better assist you with more direct or specific areas of interest.https://alljapantours.com/about-japan/japanese-customs-and-manners/*The page doesn't...
Akihabara is very fun area if you like anime or video games. There are hundreds of second hand video games and anime DVD stores, so local people mostly enjoy shopping for those stuffs. A friend of mine who came from Canada said she is going to look for specific video game software in Akihabara. T...
Hello, I am so sorry about your sickness. Using onsen bath while menstruating is not considered a good manner among Japanese people, even though you use tampons. Plan the trip avoiding that period to soak into nice onsen bath. Or, if the ryokan or onsen facility has a private bath, some places ma...
Geisha are the traditional entertainers in Japan that are well loved by the locals and foreigners alike. Visit these places if you want to catch a glimpse of these elusive ladies.
A typical teenager in Japan spend their time after school and weekends at Harajuku. I spent so much time in Harajuku when I was a teenager.Walk along the famous Takeshita Street. You will find lots of Japanese teenager busy for shopping and eating. Buy a crepe like a local Japanese. You will find...
Yokohama's famous food is ramen. It is said that the first ramen in Japan was served in Yokohama! Hub Japan has an article about ramen in Yokohama:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-ramen-in-yokohama-for-noodle-lovers