Answered about 2 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...

Answered about 2 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 ...

Answered about 2 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...

Answered about 2 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 ...

Answered about 2 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) 

Answered over 2 years ago

What events should I try to attend?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

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...

Answered over 2 years ago

where can i find shops with Vocaloid merchandise?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

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...

Answered over 2 years ago

about japanese daily life ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

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! 

Answered over 2 years ago

about japanese daily life ?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

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...