Answered over 3 years ago

Where should I go to see Noh theatre?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

The easiest place to see the Noh at the Nougakudo theater. If you are staying in Tokyo, then you can see at the National Noh Theatre. The National Noh Theatre is located at the center of Tokyo, so it is very convenient to get there. You can check the information here: http://www.ntj.jac.go.jp/eng...

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Answered over 3 years ago

I'm half Japanese, what do I do?!

Matt Watson Matt Watson, Living in Japan

I am a foreigner here in Japan and it always causes more trouble that its worth. I feel like people blame me for so many things that aren't my fault, especially on public transportation. So, I can relate a little.I am sorry you are having a tough time. I don't know how old you are or what kind of...

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Answered over 3 years ago

I'm half Japanese, what do I do?!

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Hi, it is a difficult question to answer.Hub Japan is mainly dedicated to travelers who come to Japan from overseas, so you may not be able to get many responses.Below is my personal opinion.# I could not quite get the nuance of "kid", so my comments are written on the assumption that you are a m...

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Answered over 3 years ago

where to visit a samurai castle?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Matsumoto Castle in Nagano is very cool because the walls are painted all black! Very unique and beautiful.http://welcome.city.matsumoto.nagano.jp/contents03+index.id+3.htm

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Answered over 3 years ago

We are meeting our Tour Group in Tokyo for a 15 day town on Japan. Want to come a few days early and stay in a traditional housing outside of Tokyo? Suggestions of location acceessable by train

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Places accessible by train and have traditional buildings:- KamakuraKamakura is in Kanagawa Prefecture. There are lots of shrines and temples because Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan for a period of time. There are also traditional houses and accommodations or restaurants or cafes that us...

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Answered over 3 years ago

where to visit a samurai castle?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Inuyama Castle in Aichi is recommendable! Inuyama Castle is one of the castles that was built before the Edo period. The castle is a bit small but can feel the history and be able to image of the samurai from the everywhere! 

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Answered over 3 years ago

where is the ancient place in tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Ancient... That's hard to find, but if you can accept the historical places.... And if you have interested in the temple, I would recommend Sensoji that has the history of 1400 years! And also if you take the train about 30 minutes from Tokyo to Kawagoe (Saitama pref.), you can experience the Edo...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Where should I go to see cool noise / punk shows?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

There are so many concerts and lives are held. You better choose the city and find the concert information.I personally think that Tokyo is the adequate place to find cool and noisy punk show!

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Answered over 3 years ago

What are taboos in Japanese culture?

Folami Small Folami Small, Visited Japan Twice

Please take care not to push past ANYONE in a public area (this comes especially handy if you, as a visitor, are in a shopping situation in a space with narrow aisles). The polite thing to do, in such an instance, is to politely wait, or to gently say 'Watakushi wo yurushi te kudasai.' meaning 'E...

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Answered over 3 years ago

what is the best summer festival in Japan?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are tremendous amount of summer festivals in Japan, from small and local to big and famous ones, and hard to decide the best one! Here are some famous ones:Aomori Nebuta Festival (Aomori)This should be one of the most famous summer festival in Japan. 3 million people visit this festival eve...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Is it o/k for people to wear shorts in Tokyo and Japanese cities or is considered to be bad dress code.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It's no problem to wear shorts in cities. (Many people wear shorts in summer... summer in Tokyo is so hot!) Though, we don't allow wearing shorts or sandals in business scenes usually. If you are going to nice restaurants or traditional places, it's safer to cover your legs. 

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