Answered almost 3 years ago

If I'm going to Tokyo for 1 week this November, and have 3 days activities with transportation, Do I still need JR Pass to go around Tokyo and its vicinity?

Dag Klingstedt Dag Klingstedt, Living in Japan

If you plan on staying only in the Tokyo area, it would be uneconomical to buy a JR Rail Pass. It's only worth it if you are going to go to other parts of the country with the Shinkansen bullet trains. Also, many of the railways servicing the Tokyo area are not JR lines, which means the Rail Pass...

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Answered about 3 years ago

What nice sights are there without a lot of tourists?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

How about Rikugien garden? It's a quiet Japanese garden in the north of Tokyo. Not too much known to travelers. The cherry blossom and autumn leaves are very beautiful there.https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/park/detail_08.html#rikugienIf you are willing to travel from central Japan, how about...

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Answered about 3 years ago

What restaurant serves the best soba?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

My favorite ones:- Kanda Matsuya (near Akihabara)- Muromachi Sunaba (Kanda)- Ueno Yabusoba (Ueno)- Namiki Yabusoba (Asakusa)If you can drink, enjoy small dishes such as Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese style omelet) and Itawasa (fishcake and wasabi) or tempura with drinks (sake is the best!) before soba. 

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Answered about 3 years ago

Places to visit for a first timer in Osaka?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Depends on the season you are visiting, but if you are visiting Osaka now;- Dotonbori and Namba- Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine- Hanshin Tigers (Koshien Stadium: not in Osaka, but you need only 20 minutes from the center of Osaka)- Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade- Universal Studios Japan- Osaka Castle- Abe...

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Answered about 3 years ago

what's the best ryokan in hakone with a view of mt fuji

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would suggest "Takumi no yado "Yashimatsu"". You will have a breathtaking view and their service is very Japanse style. But the building is not completely Japanese building, however, the Onsen is perfect and you will have satisfied from the view of Mt.Fuji in the morning and evening!http://www....

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Answered about 3 years ago

things to do with children in January in Tokyo (11 & 13 years)

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Maybe skating? There will be few skate links build during winter in Tokyo. You can rent shoes but have to bring gloves. Last year, Tokyo Sky Tree and Akasaka Sacas (shopping mall in Akasaka) built skate links.If you are visiting in early January, Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea will have n...

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Answered about 3 years ago

where should I go in 1 day at Tokyo

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It depends on your interests. Tokyo has many attractions and it is so wide. There are historical restaurants and dessert places (Japanese style cafes) so visiting these places might be interesting. Such as Oogi Soba in Asakusa (soba restaurant), Hatsune (Japanese style cafe) in Ningyocho, etc.You...

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Answered about 3 years ago

What are the must do things when in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Enjoy different types of food, go to bars and Izakayas, get the spectacular night view.  There are beautiful temples and shrines in Tokyo, too but if you talk about shrines and temples, Kyoto is much better. I think the attractions of Tokyo is city. Experience delicious cuisines (some of them v...

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Answered about 3 years ago

WHAT ARE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JAN 2018 AROUND TOKYO

Yu Yu, Living in Japan

What's particular in January around Tokyo might be below:- ice skatingSome shopping malls build ice skate links during winter. Such as Tokyo Sky Tree and Akasaka Sacas. - winter illuminationIn other words, Christmas Lights. Some places put up Christmas Lights until January. Those lights are beaut...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Fruit picking in season In October

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Grapes, apples, chestnut, sweet potatoes are the best seasons.This article may help you:https://hubjapan.io/articles/when-and-where-to-do-fruit-picking-in-tokyo

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Answered about 3 years ago

how to go to hokaido from tokyo

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Either airplane or Shinkansen. There used to be a sleeping train operating from Tokyo to Hokkaido but not anymore ;(

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Answered about 3 years ago

how to go to hokaido from tokyo

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would suggest Shinkansen train from Tokyo station to Sapporo. You can take a plane (faster and cheaper than Shinkansen), but Shinkansen can enjoy the view of Japan!

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Answered about 3 years ago

What food should i try in kyoto?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

How about Tofu? As you know that Tofu could be eatable anywhere else in Japan, but that the Tofu that was made by Kyoto's high-quality clear water is a highly recommendable to eat.

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Answered about 3 years ago

what the best things to do in Sendai?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Have some Zunda-Mochi! It's a mochi topped with mashed edamame paste and looks green. There is also Zunda shake which is very tasty. Take a day trip to Matsuhima Bay. Matsushima Bay is very beautiful and seafood there is so fresh and nice. Oyster is famous local food there. There are also temples...

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Answered about 3 years ago

Can anyone recommend an onsen near Osaka, Kyoto or Tokyo that allow tattoos AND have private rooms that my family can rent and wear our swim suits and still enjoy the onsen?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I don't know if usual onsen facilities allow visitors to wear swim suits when getting in, even if it is a private onsen. At the website "Tattoo Spot", you can search for onsen, sento, swimming pools that allow people with tattoo to visit. The search result for Tokyo is below but I think none of t...

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