Answered almost 4 years ago

does anyone have any ideas on great accommodation in Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka for dad and 2 sons visiting Japan ?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I would like to recommend to experience a stay in Ryokan at least a night. Ryokan is a type of accommodation, which is authentic in Japan. In Ryokan, you take off your shoes at the entrance, just like entering a Japanese home. You will get a room with tatami mat, a set of Yukata, which is a Kimon...

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Answered almost 4 years ago

What food to try first in Tokyo

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You can encounter almost everything in Tokyo. All the great food gather in Tokyo, but there are some local food of Tokyo: 1. Monjayaki Monjayaki is the most famous local food of Tokyo. It's known as a different version of Okonomiyaki, but has different ingredients. It looks kind of disgusting to ...

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Answered almost 4 years ago

Where should I stay in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

AreaIt's always better to stay near sights you want to go, but here is basic idea of each area in Tokyo is like (in my opinion)Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro are more urban areas. If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Tokyo, might be a good idea to book a hotel in this area, so you don't have to wo...

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Answered almost 4 years ago

Where do I buy bullet train tickets to Kyoto

Shin Kinoshita Shin Kinoshita, Living in Japan

When you are in Japan, buy tickets at JR Ticket Center(Midori-no-madoguchi).More detailed information is here.http://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/timetable-and-reservation/how-to-reserve-seat.htmlIf you want to buy tickets before coming to Japan, you can use online booking he...

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Answered about 4 years ago

I am going to fly to Tokyo in late Dec/ early Jan and will spend 12 days in Japan. Other than Tokyo, what other cities close by I should travel?

Yuta Takahashi Yuta Takahashi, Living in Japan

Definitely Chida. The most famous spot in Chiba, Tokyo Disney land, (By the way it is funny cuz Disney land is located in Chiba but it calls Tokyo Disney land.)There are lots of super fun attractions, you can really enjoy. As you know, you can find Mickeymouse in some area, 

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Answered about 4 years ago

I am going to fly to Tokyo in late Dec/ early Jan and will spend 12 days in Japan. Other than Tokyo, what other cities close by I should travel?

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

I recommed Kamakura.Kamakura has many famous temples and buddha statues. Because about 800 years ago, Kamakura was the capital of Japan.I recommend Kawagoe in Saitama too. The citiy call "Ko Edo".That meaning is little Edo. There are old style shops.If you are into japanese food, There are lots o...

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Answered about 4 years ago

I am going to fly to Tokyo in late Dec/ early Jan and will spend 12 days in Japan. Other than Tokyo, what other cities close by I should travel?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

That's so nice you are spending new year holidays in Japan. How about participating a new year event, Hatsumode?Hatsumode literally means "the first visit to shrines/temples" and we Japanese visit shrines or temples on the New Year's Day to wish for the luck in the new year.Naritasan in Chiba pre...

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Answered about 4 years ago

Are there anything to do in Chiba area?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Chiba area is not featured so much but actually, there are lots of attractions. ( I lived in Chiba for seven years, and personally, I wish the number of visitors to Chiba would increase)- SeafoodAs Chiba prefecture is surrounded by ocean, excellent quality of sashimi, sushi, and kaisen-don (sashi...

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Answered over 4 years ago

Where would we (three Danes aged 16-53 years) go hiking five days in Japan in mid July to enjoy nature? Hokkaido or Kamikochi?

Pia Jeppesen Pia Jeppesen, Never been to Japan

Thank you for this elaborated answer. No doubt Hokkaido must be amazing, with wild life and lots of space. But we are tipping towards staying closer to Tokyo and Kyoto because we only have 14 days and it's our first visit to Japan and it will probably take a full day to travel with train to Hokka...

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Answered over 4 years ago

Where would we (three Danes aged 16-53 years) go hiking five days in Japan in mid July to enjoy nature? Hokkaido or Kamikochi?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are numerous mountains and hiking destinations in Japan. I have been to Shiretoko in Hokkaido and trekking there was just amazing. You will get to walk the park which is registered as one of the World Heritage sites. Also, you will get to meet wild animals. I remember meeting so many ...

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Answered over 4 years ago

We are a group of only women. Is it safe to walk around Tokyo?

Moriko Moriko, Living in Japan

Japan is considered as one of the safest countries! In fact, women often do go out late at night alone. However, strange people are everywhere so pay normal level of attention such as avoid walking dark streets. I hope you will have a good time in Japan!

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