Answered about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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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Answered about 3 years ago

Is Otaku Culture centered in Tokyo ?

leo leo, Living in Japan

I think there are some Otaku culture in other areas, but still it's centered in Tokyo. Especially, Akihabara and Ikebukuro are the places you can experience Otaku culture.

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Answered about 3 years ago

What is the best place in Tokyo for japanese whiskey tasting?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

The number of Japanese whiskey bottles are getting less and less due to the popularity of whiskey in past few years, and it is becoming harder to encounter to Japanese whiskey with "aged" labels at bars nor stores. However, these bars might have such bottles:Brilliant in Keio Plaza Hotelhttp://ww...

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