Answered about 3 years ago

Where is the best skiing area in Japan?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

When I went skiing in Hokkaido, I discovered the quality of snow is totally different from my experience in other ski resorts such as Niigata (Yuzawa), Fukushima (Inawashiro), etc.I went to KIRORO resort (https://www.kiroro.co.jp/), takes only about an hour from central Sapporo. The snow was powd...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Its a 14day JR Pass and I'm in Japan for 16days. 1st 4days and last 2days in Tokyo. How do I make the most of my JR pass?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

In my opinion, JR pass becomes better deal when you travel long distances. If traveling within Tokyo, the train fee is not expensive and there is also one-day free ticket purchasable at the stations. So make sure your JR pass is still valid when you are coming back to Tokyo again in the latter it...

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15 Best Cherry Blossom Views In Tohoku To Enjoy Picture Perfect Sakura Flowers

15 Best Cherry Blossom Views In Tohoku To Enjoy Picture Perfect Sakura Flowers

Occupying the northeastern section of Japan’s main island Honshu, Tohoku region is without a doubt one of the most picturesque areas in the country. It is known for its remote landscapes, nostalgic castle towns, and rural way of living. Cherry blossoms are no exception. Find the most beautiful ch...

Answered about 3 years ago

Where is the best skiing area in Japan?

leo leo, Living in Japan

It must be Nagano prefecture. It takes 2hours and half by bullet train from Shinjuku to the central St. of Nagano, which is called Matsumoto. Hakuba is the famous skiing area, and it's 1 hour away from Matsumoto by train.

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Answered about 3 years ago

What places do you recommend I take my children ages 11, 15, and 19?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

It depends on your children's interests. They seem to be pretty big, so places for kids might be boring? How about some cultural experiences such as wearing kimono, experiencing tea ceremony, sushi making experience, or sumo wrestling training? It might be fun to dive into traditional cultures! 

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Answered about 3 years ago

best ryokan in tokio

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Unfortunately, there are not many ryokans in Tokyo. Sawayanoya in Yanesen is the most popular ryokan, I think: http://www.sawanoya.com/eigo.htmlSome other ryokans are listed here:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-ryokans-in-tokyo-for-a-traditional-japanese-stay

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Answered about 3 years ago

best flower parks in tokyo

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Jindai Botanical Garden is big and has various flowers and plants. It's in the western side of Tokyo, a bit away from central but nice and quiet. Jindai Soba noodles are also famous there. You will need to take a little day trip from Tokyo but Hitachinaka Park in Ibaraki and Ashikaga Flower Park ...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Best sites to see in Japan over 2 weeks?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

If you have two weeks, I strongly recommend to experience rural areas in Japan. How about experiencing outdoor onsen in a mountain? Kawayu Onsen near Nikko is easy-access from Tokyo and has great atmosphere and nature. 

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Answered about 3 years ago

things to do in the evening around Narita?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Sawara has a traditional atmosphere, near Narita. (but need more than 30 minutes on one way)However, stores may be shut down at night, so what you see from the evening may be limited.Narita is famous for eel. If you do not eat eels elsewhere, I think that it is good to eat.Narita's mascot is Unar...

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Answered about 3 years ago

What are non-touristy things to do in Sendai/Miyagi ken?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Kokubun-cho is the area where lots of Izakaya (Japanese style pubs) and bars gather. Locals visit Kokubun-cho to enjoy drinks with their friends or co-workers so I guess it is not touristic. There is also a long shopping arcade Hapina Nakakecho. You can feel the daily life there. http://nakakecho...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Where are the dog cafes in Tokyo?

How  about "moff animal world" ?You see some protection dogs there and you can touch & hug them.If you keep a dog, you can also feed dogmeal there, too.

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Answered about 3 years ago

How can I communicate or find ways in Kyoto?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Since Kyoto is the touristic city, I felt that many people speak English or try to understand you (even not English). Japanese people will try to help you, even you don't speak a common language! However, if you bring the map, that will be more helpful and faster to get where you want to go.

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Answered about 3 years ago

Where are the dog cafes in Tokyo?

leo leo, Living in Japan

There are many, many dog cafe in Tokyo where you can enjoy cafe with your dog. There is one in Sky tree called Dog dept cafe. http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/shop/16/

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