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  • #29670

    Noah
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    So now I plan to study abroad in Japan for my senior year then later find a job I can have in Japan.
    So yeah, Japan is my favorite country, best country in my opinion even though I have been to 12 other countries. (Don’t take that as bragging, I just wanted to show my opinion isn’t non-sense)

    #29767

    Rioter
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    So… I came back from Japan. The trip was awesome ^^! The only bad thing… I still have jet-lag xD

    #30126

    Lost Gaijin
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    @Noah, “electric town” (I’ve never heard it called this myself, but hey it’s all good) is Akihabara. Good to hear you had a nice trip! :) I love this country, and I don’t plan on leaving when my tour is up in the Navy.

    #31514

    Vivian
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    I’m planning on a 2-week trip to Japan for next april.
    The flights are booked now we (my boyfriend and I) need a nice entertainment for the time being.
    I’ve been thinking about traveling to a few places like the edo wonderland and a Fuji-san tour with a one-night stay at a realy onsen inn.
    Now I was wondering about our travel-bags. Of course you need quite some stuff for the time being but always carrying the huge suitcase is troublesome – not just for me. Any suggestions about how to solve the problem?
    We’re planning on to stay in Tokyo the whole time but getting 2 or 3 times to other hotels outside of Tokyo to see some other places…

    #31526

    Joel
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    1. Suitcase with wheels.
    2. Remember that you’re not traveling to deepest darkest wilderness – I always find myself trying to pack everything I might conceivably need, but remember that there’s shops and other useful facilities in Japan. You can manage on one week’s worth of clothing and a washing machine. Or possibly even less than that.
    3. If it’s convenient to do so, you can ask your hotel to mind your bags before you check in or after you check out. If that’s not convenient, leave them in a coin locker at a train station – if you’re careful not to overpack, you can fit your average suitcase into a four-hundred-yen locker, and a slightly smaller suitcase into a three-hundred-yen locker. Incidentally, you’ll need hundred-yen coins.

    #31563

    ゼロス
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    I was told to re post this here

    So, not this December but December 2013 I am taking my friend to Japan During Christmas and New Years as a present for Graduating from College.

    I have been to Japan before during April but due to the complete different time of year and weather I have no Idea what kind of things I should plan or what is even available.

    Some of the things he said he wanted to do was:

    Tokyo Disneyland (I know how to do that so I don’t need help on this)

    and an Onsen, now… I didn’t get a chance to go to an onsen last two times I went so I quite honestly don’t know any or what would be good and easy to get to.

    Anyways other than those two things do you guys know any good places to visit and things to do during that time of year?? Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    #31569

    There is over a year until the trip? Why don’t you just wait a while, see if something good comes to mind? I mean, you can discover a lot of things about japan in 1 year ^^

    #31583

    Vivian
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    Hey ゼロス, I’ve tried to get a reservation in a few onsen hotels but they always said it’s full! D: and it’s still about 9 months till I want to visit the hotel. is it always that full?

    #31588

    ゼロス
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    マーク・ウェーバー: the reason I am looking into things now getting ideas and places is so I can keep an eye on prices so when a good deal comes up I can jump on it like a cat XD also I am very OCD and I like to have everything planed out way in advance :)

    Vivian: I don’t know like I said the last few times I went I didnt get a chance to go because the people I was traveling with didnt want to go to an onsen.

    #31589

    Joel
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    はつもうで – New Year’s shrine visit. =)

    Traditional Japanese Christmas feast: KFC and Christmas cake.

    Also, Tokyo Sky Tree – in winter, the view will be much more impressive than in summer. It opened last month, but currently the tickets are booked out until like July. I don’t know if this trend is going to continue, or if the crowd is going to die back after a while (though I’m expecting the latter) but it might be worth booking at least a month or two before you go.

    For booking an onsen, it might be worth speaking to the tourist information centre of the town you’re planning to stay in. Frankly, they may be fearing that you’re a noisy smelly foreigner who doesn’t know any of the etiquette. Especially if you’re speaking in English, they might find it easier to just say “we’re full” than actually attempt to hold a conversation. The workers at the tourist information centre will usually be fluent in English, and can act as an intermediary for you. Mind you, I don’t know if that’s actually what’s going on here – I’ve just heard that it has happened to people in the past.

    #31590

    ゼロス
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    ah thank you so much Joel!! I will have to look into those things, especially the Tokyo Sky tree… I heard about the KFC and the christmas cake but not the christmas sake so that will be fun to do…. hey if you find out any other good things please let me know :D

    #31591

    ゼロス
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    Joel: I went to the skytree website and it says “1.”TOKYO SKYTREE Web tickets” may be purchased in advance online. Please be reminded that only credit cards issued in Japan are accepted for online reservations. ” meaning I cannot purchase tickets until I get there since I do not own a Japanese credit card, but thanks again for the suggestion! :D

    #31598

    missingno15
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    Go to an AKB theater show

    http://www.akb48.co.jp/overseas/index.html

    Especially the Christmas show.

    #31608

    Vivian
    Member

    Oh wow! I’d really like to see that! :O Can I already send an application or is that still too far ahead?? ’cause I’m visiting Tokyo in April next year…

    #31616

    ゼロス
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    alright I will look into that I saw the building the last two times I went to Japan but I had no idea you had to apply in advance :O Thank you Missingno15.

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