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Answered 8 days ago

What should I visit in 1 full week, starting and ending in Tokyo and ready to travel a lot? Should rather stay in Tokyo and maybe visit Kyoto? It will be in December.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It depends on what you want to see in Japan.There are many attractions just in Tokyo and around Tokyo. If you are willing to take a day trip from Tokyo, there are attractions such as Kamakura, Nikko, Kawagoe, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, etc. In Tokyo, there are lots of museums, shopping malls, bars, Izakay...

Answered 12 days ago

Are tokyo underground trains open round the clock

Unfortunately not! You have to be very careful not to miss the last train, which is usually around midnight. Google Maps has a really good transit planner and will show you last available transit options for the night. Some outer city trains will run later to allow connections from central To...

Answered 14 days ago

which hotels in tokyo??

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

There are so many hotels in Tokyo. You probably want to set the budget and find the adequate hotel.Tokyo has so many unique accommodations such as the capsule hotel, Ryokan, hotel... If you want to feel Japan, then try capsule hotel and Ryokan. 

Answered 17 days ago

Where is the best places to visit with elders?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

How about Japanese gardens?Three Great Gardens of Japan are all beautiful:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Great_Gardens_of_JapanMore gardens are introduced in this article:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-japanese-gardens-in-tokyo-for-a-nature-breakOr how about experiencing cultural activ...

Answered 22 days ago

What to do during New Year in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You can participate in countdown events. There are multiple countdown events held in Tokyo, too. Or, you can visit temples to ring "Joya No Kane". It's a custom to struck huge bell in temples 108 times in the new years eve.some more things to do are listed here:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-bes...

Answered 22 days ago

My mother and I will be visiting Japan from August 7 til August 18 and I am fully aware that it's going to be super HOT! So are there any recommended activities in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto that help stay out of the heat?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Oh it's already super hot! lolIf it were Japanese, we go to aquariums, planetarium, movie theaters, shopping malls, etc. How about watching Kabuki performance in Ginza? It will be inside of the cool theater. Or stay at a temple in Koyasan? It's about 80 minutes from Osaka and since the temple is ...

Answered 25 days ago

I will be in Osaka for 3 days and want to make day trips to Kyoto then go to Tokyo for 2 days. Which rail pass should I purchase?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I guess Japan Rail Pass was valid only for JR trains. In Tokyo and Osaka, there are other train lines and busses to get around the city easily such as Metro. If you are planning to move around a lot in Osaka and Tokyo, maybe just purchasing normal Shinkansen ticket might be easier. It will depend...

Answered 27 days ago

HOW CAN I GO BACK TO TOKYO FROM HAKONE BY TRAIN?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Yes, that is possible. There are some ways to get Tokyo by the taking the train.Take a train from Hakone Yumoto station to Odawara station -> then change the train for Shinkansen train to Tokyo.And another one is to take a Romance car from Hakone Yumoto to Shinjuku without transferring the train.

Answered about 1 month ago

I'm going to Japan for the second time, first time we visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Koyasan, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Kinosaki Onsen. Where would you recommend we go this second time? :)

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I suggest going to Tohoku area. It's the northern part of Japan, filled with nature, historical sites, and great food. - Yamadera Temple- Hiraizumi Temple (World Heritage)- Shirakami Sanchi (World Heritage)- Oirase Gorge- Takkokunoiwaya- Boat Cruising at Geibikei- Mt. Hakkoda and Sukayu Onsen- Hi...

Answered about 1 month ago

I have read that 5 years old below are not allowed in Onsen, is there a place in Hakone that will allow the child to be admitted but will not dip in the hot spring? even in private? thanks!

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Some onsen do allow infants to be in onsen (the public big bath in the hotel) but many places require him/her to be old enough that they have finished using diapers. It depends on the facility but if it is a private bath attached in  your room, many places allow small children to be in the bath. 

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