Answered about 3 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...

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Answered about 3 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...

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Answered about 3 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! 

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Answered about 3 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...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Try to book Onsen Hotel most of them no option for unaccompanied,why?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

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)

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Answered over 3 years ago

Best things to do as an Otaku on our first trip to Japan?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

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.

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Answered over 3 years ago

Can 4 people book and share a room at a ryokan to make it cheaper? And do you have to cover tattoos while visiting them?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

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...

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Answered over 3 years ago

What's the best etiquette in Onsen and Sento?

leo leo, Living 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.

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Answered over 3 years ago

Are tattoos frowned upon at public onsen?

leo leo, Living in Japan

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.

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Answered over 3 years ago

What are the Japanese cultures?

Point OfNoReturn Point OfNoReturn, Never been to Japan

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...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Is Akihabara worth visiting? *Looking for any and all answers/opinions from locals and pre-visitors. :)

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

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...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Is it Taboo/disrespectful to go to an Onsen whilst menstruating?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

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...

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