Answered 7 months ago

I am going to Japan for one week, landing in Tokyo. I'd like to know Hiroshima and Kyoto. What kind of transportation do you recommend if I have a limited budget? Thank you so much!

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. I believe the best way is to use Japan rail way pass. You can buy 1 ticket for 1 wk, 2wks or 3wks. The price for 1 wk is 29,110 YEN per adult. I know its not so cheap but you can take all train of JR train (except any reserved or non-reserved seat on “NOZOMI” and “MIZU...

Answered 7 months ago

Hi, I read everywhere when you travel to Japan, travel light. We are going end of September for 4 weeks. How do I get clothes washed? Are there laundry shops? I don’t want to use the very expensive hotel laundry service.

Kento Omura Kento Omura, Living in Japan

Hi,there are many laundry shops in a big city like Tokyo and Osaka. If you stay hotels , should ask a hotel staff where laundromat is. When you go to laundry shops, should have one hundred yen coins at least five or six because one hundred yen coins are only available in many laundry shops. I hop...

Answered 7 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

A day trip outside of Tokyo would give you a great experience out of the big city - Japan is not all Tokyo. Some places are Nikko, Hakone, the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, Yokohama, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Nokogiriyama, Showa Kinen...

Answered 7 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Susumu Matt Matsumoto Susumu Matt Matsumoto, Living in Japan

How about Kamakura? One hour from central Tokyo by train and there are many good temples and shrines. And there are good cafes as well where you can take rest. Kamakura was a capital city of Japan 800 years ago when Samurai started governing Japanese society. 

Answered 7 months ago

Hello....on Sept, i'm planning to tokyo, for the first time, around 5days. What place do you recommend to me, especially near Tokyo, where not really "busy", like central Tokyo, but still I can easily reach from Tokyo in one day trip?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. First of all, please check that there is any festival in the place where you will visit. Even not in center, there would be too many people...   If you don't mind a group tour in English, I suggest to join Hato bus tour. You don’t have to be worry anything and you can go...

Answered 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 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 9 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...