Japan aka: Nippon, Nihon, 日本, JapónTokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Japan is featured on the lists Directory of Countries, Asia, and Spring Tour destinations. Places in Japan have been tagged japan, shopping, and temple.
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…and it was awesome. Clean, great people, and great shopping, if you’re into videogames or cheap older sportswear (from the South African World Cup). The sites were great, though some of them were being renovated. Anyway, we saw a baseball game (which are a bit quieter than what we’re used to in Korea, but still louder than the US. The subways, metros and trains were not nearly as confusing as everyone says they are. Not only were there many signs in English, but also some in Korean, which was perfect for my little travel group. People were great and very helpful. Sometimes we would only look slightly lost and people would thank us for being there during their time of need, and offer their help. One thing I noticed was that almost everything was for profit. In Korea, if you spend the equivalent of about US$100, they almost always throw something in for free or let you haggle the price a bit. In Japan, you spend that much, and they only offer to sell you more at full price. They do sincerely thank you for your purchase, or even lack of purchase, in other words browsing is welcome, but when you buy, they only really expect you to buy more. We also went to Joypolis, a Sega-themed amusement park, and Disneyland. Both of them were cool and unigue. I’d love to go back, though I’m not sure when that will happen.about 1 year ago
Japan has always been a dream of mine. Sadly, this particular visit was short and trapped in an airport, not once, but twice! If you are trying to save a bit of cash while on the go, Nagoya is the airport for you. See, Narita charges you a special service fee for using their airport. On a round trip flight, this comes to close to US$100! So, we chose Nagoya for our trip to Guam. On the way, we had a four hour layover. We should have gone through customs and then come back through security to kill the time. That’s how boring the international terminal is! Killng four hours there almost killed us. It was early evening and only one set of duty-free was open and the Japanese/American Fusion Restaurant thing was open. We did manage to get some Yen coins in change after buying some small items from the Duty Free Shop. On the way back, we only had 1.5 hours. That wasn’t too bad, and everything was open.
The reason the trip is worth it, however, is that the view coming into the airport (while landing) was incredible. We had a clear day and saw many mountains, small villages, back roads, and then finally Nagoya itself. What a view!over 2 years ago
This has been #1 on my list for some time, and I’m finally going to do it.
My plans are:
Tokyo to see Akihabara, see a Giants baseball game, go to Alcatraz E.R., go to Shibuya Crossing, see the cosplayers and bands in Harajuku, drinks lots of sake, play pachinko, go to the video game arcades (like Sega Gigo), go to a punk rock show and also see visual-kei bands, and to visit the Miraikan museum.
Nagoya for the Sumo tournament.
Osaka for the Tenjin festival, to try sukiyaki, to attend a J-League soccer match, to visit Dotonbori and Den Den Town, Osaka castle, and maybe to see some more live music.
Kyoto for a tour, to visit shrines, to possibly attend another J-League match.
Takayama, to stay in a Ryokan, and to try the beef.
And travel by shinkasen.over 2 years ago
Being in Japan was like no other experience. My most memorable moments were standing on Mount Fuji, dressing like a geisha in Harajuku, snacking in the maid cafe in Akihabara, and exploring the wonders of the Ghibli Museum. I also enjoyed the Obon Festival and that beautiful but haunting enka music I will always remember.over 3 years ago
I will be going to Japan this summer as a part of my MBA program. We will be going to Tokyo and Nagoya.
I’m pretty excited about it.
In the past we have had weveral exchange students from Japan who have stayed with us. I’m hoping to meet up with at least one of them.over 3 years ago
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M Sy asks,““i'll be going to Japan this March and was thinking, where should I go? I'm visiting tokyo-osaka-kyoto. Hoping not to miss the nice views, museums, restaurants, malls and japanese experience of the country.”” 3 months ago
Chrissie_82 asks,“Hey guys, I wonder whether any of the nice beaches in Japan are easily reachable from Seoul, South Korea. Flights between Seoul and Okinawa for example seem to be a bit of a hassle. Does any of you have recommendations? Thanks a lot! ” about 1 year ago
奕梅 陳 asks,“I heard that in Japan, sakura are blooming. Will I go to Japan to be unsafe ? ” over 2 years ago
Josh Petersen asks,“What's a good itinerary for a family of five? Kids will be 4, 7, and 10. I'm thinking 10 days. Any advice or personal experience you can share would be great.” over 2 years ago
xXmusetteXx asks,“how am i supposed to ask japan to my 'been there' list? it wont let me tick it off!” over 2 years ago
Smidgeon asks,“When it comes to studying Japanese in Japan, what place would you recommend that not only has a good school but is also nice to live in? I'm curious about Kyoto and Okazaki, but Tokyo would be too big for me. ” over 2 years ago
Greenaxe asks,“How long a trip would it take to travel to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto and actually see them?” over 3 years ago
Maryam_A_T asks,“What is the best season to go?” over 3 years ago
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Curtis Bizelli asks,“Is there really a racing scene in Tokyo like in F&F Tokyo Drift?” over 3 years ago
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