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Answered 22 days ago

I am traveling to Japan for two weeks with a friend. How much curreny/yen should i bring? I am not sure how many places accept credit cards as opposed to cash only vendors

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. Currently we can use credit card in most of places. However we still need cash in bus, small shop and even in big shop because they will not accept credit card which are issued in foreign countries. (I think it’s due to chip in card) So please prepare some cash for that. ...

Answered about 1 month ago

Which city/town is good for fishing?

Hotta MIki Hotta MIki, Living in Japan

If you travel around eastern part of Japan, I recommend you Tama area. Upper stream of Tama river. The scenery also great!If you travel around the central part of Japan, Gifu is the best place. Nagara river is one of the greatest rivers for fishing.

Answered 2 months ago

what should I do in Kyoto ?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

It all depends on your interests - not to mention the season and the weather (which sometimes stinks). If you like old temples and shrines, you will find heaven in Kyoto with over 2000 of them. If you dislike them, then you'll find Kyoto more of a challenge to enjoy - but it is possible. Even if ...

Answered 2 months ago

Hello! Japaneese sockets are different from european, but I can't find any adapters in my home city. Do I get in right, that japaneese sockets are same with dual american ones? And is it actually a necessity to buy an adapter in advance?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

To be specific, Japanese sockets are compatible with North American ones. Although North American plugs are polarized - so an American plug can be inserted into a Japanese outlet. However, Japanese extension cords and taps are not, so you'd need a plug adapter to use them. (You can pick one up at...

Answered 4 months ago

Gym facility - fitness club anywhere?

Minami Takahashi Minami Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many gyms in Tokyo.But most of them need a monthly membership or high priced visitor fee.I recommend you the public gyms. Their visitor fees are reasonable, mostly about 500 yen.https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/sport-and-fitness/the-best-spots-for-working-out-on-the-cheap-in-tokyo

Answered 5 months ago

Which hidden places should I visit when in Ise area?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

No place is really "hidden" - but there are some good sights in the area, aside from the obvious Ise Shrine.Another big place is the Kumano Nachi Taisha with the famous Nachi waterfall - widely regarded as one of Japan's best. There is also Spain Mura which is a theme park with various roller coa...

Answered 5 months ago

My birthday today. What should i visit as traveling alone.

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

First of all, Here’s a long-distance “Happy Birthday” to you from Europe.   Are you in Tokyo now? If yes, How about Tokyo tower? There is Birthday pack. Please find the details here. https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/other/birthdaypack/en.html   If you are close to Yokohama, why...

Answered 5 months ago

Konnichiwa! May I ask, how to go to Hakone by JRpass?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

You can't see the sights of Hakone on a JR Pass. But you can go to either Odawara Stn or Mishima Stn by JR, and then use a Hakone Free Pass to tour the area.You didn't mention where you are coming from. But both JR stations have bullet train stops, so it can be convenient. There is a Hakone Free ...