Answered about 2 years ago

I am going to oirase gorge from Aomori for a day trip. The first bus would reach oirase gorge at abt 10am and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Is it sufficient to enjoy oirase gorge and lake towada? Should I stay the night?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

The Oirase walk is about 13.5 km long - which is about 8½ miles. Even if you were to walk it one way and take the bus back, that would leave next to no time to see Lake Towada. So if you are going to take the trouble to go there, an overnight would make more sense.You also don't say anything abou...

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Answered about 2 years ago

I am going to oirase gorge from Aomori for a day trip. The first bus would reach oirase gorge at abt 10am and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Is it sufficient to enjoy oirase gorge and lake towada? Should I stay the night?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have been to Oirase Gorge in winter and we drove all the way to Aomori and spent a night there, because it seemed like there were not much things to do at night. It would be a nice idea to stay if you would like star watching or early morning hike. 

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Answered about 2 years ago

Looking for recommendations for Guides in Japan

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Hi, Well first, you really don't need any guides at all - you can do it yourself and avoid a lot of problems by doing your research ahead of time and knowing where to go. The Matsushima area near Ishinomaki is known as one of Japan's traditional Top 3 most beautiful places. Ishinomaki was per...

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Answered about 2 years ago

Town with Koi in Street canal

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

In Tokyo, I know there is the river alongside of park where you can see Koi. Here is the place. (sorry I could not find the site in English) https://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/bunkyo/spot/10069.html But the river is far from park and you can not watch close by. So I inform some park a...

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Answered about 2 years ago

Where is the best location for sightseeing in Tohoku during winter ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Tohoku will be covered with snow so there are many beautiful places.One of the most famous winter sights would be Mt. Hakkoda. It's a great ski mountain if you do skiing or snowboarding. Even if you don't, you can climb up all the way to the top with gondola and you can see frost-covered trees.ht...

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Answered about 2 years ago

I am traveling with a friend to japan for 2 weeks in October. We are trying to go to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Is there any must do's for a first time traveler in these cities, as far as sights, or places to eat etc.

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

You need to make an itinerary for what you want, and only you know what you like best. Japan has many different aspects - its many temples/shrines, castles, shopping, arts, museums, gardens, hot springs, hiking, folk crafts, festivals, nature, pop culture, cuisine and so on.So what interest...

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Answered about 2 years ago

Interest in Japanese Culture ancient buildings sights,No Western affects

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

You will find no shortage of temples and shrines in Kyoto - enough to last over a year. If you want to see the more traditional areas, there is Higashiyama, not to mention in the evening Pontocho and Gion.Kanazawa also has its chaya areas but the crown jewel of the city is the Kenrokuen Garden - ...

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Answered about 2 years ago

Interest in Japanese Culture ancient buildings sights,No Western affects

slim slim, Never been to Japan

We are in Tokyo for 3 days,Kanazawa for 1,then to Shirikawa,and on to Takayama.To Kyoto for 2 days,Hiroshima 2 days then to Nara finishing at Osaka for 2 days.SO our joy would be seeing Japanese old Shrines,Gardens ,Giesha areas,Sumo practise area knowing that the Sumo season will be over when we...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Any Budget Ryokan or Onsen Hotel at Hakone?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hi! As you know, there are so many kind of Ryokan and Onsen. So it is difficult to say a budget...  But I suggest to check with website. I know one good website in English to find all kind of Ryokan and hotel in Japan. Then of course you can check them at Hakone.https://www.japanican.com/en/  

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Answered over 2 years ago

Hi,I'm coming to Japan for the first time, what should I visit to understand better the Japanese culture?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

"Japanese culture" is extremely broad - you need to find more about what you like. For example, its food, music, castles, arts, temples/shrines, nature, gardens, hiking, night life, museums, shopping, history, and much more.No visit to Japan would be complete without going to a nice hot spring (o...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Hi,I'm coming to Japan for the first time, what should I visit to understand better the Japanese culture?

Chika Shomura Chika Shomura, Living in Japan

I want you to visit Tokyo and Kyoto first. Why don’t you joining the tour like this?https://www.japanican.com/en/tour/detail/BUS1JT05H2MMS/?typecd=TOU&destcd=M18&list_url=%2Fen%2Ftour%2Flist%2F%3Fdestcd%3DM18&list_title=tours%20that%20visit%20Tokyohttps://www.japanican.com/en/tour/detail/BUS1NN10...

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