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Tips for visiting Japan

Discussion in 'Japanese Culture' started by 5kyMarshall, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. 5kyMarshall

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    Title. Planning to go to Japan soon. Is there anything I should know or any apps that may help with the experience seeing as though my Japanese is near to zero.
     
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    Oh me and @Edinbour are planning too hahahaha I think google maps can help you

    The Golden Rule When You Go Travel:
    Enjoy and stay safe!
     
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    If you're going to ride a taxi, be sure to MEMORIZE what you're going to say. If you stumble in half Japanese and half English, the driver may trick you and take you to a unknown world.
    Other than that Enjoy!! And posts some pictures of you there!
    P.S- You might want to take a lot money too.(In case you didn't already think of that.)
     
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    I'm so jealous, I'd love to got here. Please like said before post some pictures, would love to see those. I love everything about Japan, planning on going myself as soon as I finish school =D. I don't have many tips unfortunately but I can at least wish you a very good time. Have fun and enjoy it as much as possible. Oh and say Hi to Akihito from me xD.
     
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    Awesome @5kyMarshall, one of our members went some months ago - enter @mugiwara88. She can give you some pointers hopefully!

    Have fun :coffeepal:
     
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    sorry i don't have any tips since i have never been to Japan but i hope you take lots of pictures and tell us everything about it! :)
     
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    you rang? :D
     
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    Mugiwara88-chwaaan <3 how are you doing?

    @5kyMarshall boi, needs some tips:coffeepal:
     
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    I'm good xD but busy since I moved to Sweden but I'm quite settled now.

    and for @5kyMarshall :)
    Most of the people don't even understand a bit English. I had some frases at hand to ask and the peple there are so nice that they even try helping you even when you just say the name of your destination. I can read Hiragana, that helped me when I was in one subway station where all the destinations were only written in Hiragana and Kanji. However, this was only one time. All the other times the Names have also been in Romaji.
    What you should possibly know about Japanese railway is, that there are different independent (and I think private) companies and you possibly have to switch from one to the other. For example from JR to Kintetsu line. Just remember that you might have to buy another ticket and when planning a trip. Otherwise their system is really nice and I didn't get lost even once.

    You don't tip in Japan and you should't stare at people all too obviously xD

    The touristic places are interesting but I actually liked more to 'live' there and avoiding the tourists (there are soooo many Chinese tourists these days). I highly recommend for your lunch that you try leaving the tourist places and find some nice little restaurants in some small side street. It's cheaper and truely Japanese.

    I was there for one month and saw quite a lot, so if you like to have a few tips for places to visit let me know :D
     
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    Thanks! Yeh, I'm abit concerned I won't know what to say or don't know what I'm doing exactly.
     
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    Many japanese are scared talking in english. So ask in the nicest way. Or greet them in japanese first. Owkey? :)
     
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    Riding the train is very much confusing. Japanese walks very fast and they are always in a hurry so make sure you are prepared on the rush you will experience.

    Japanese are also well disciplined individual. If youre not in a hurry make sure to keep right. Most japanese take the left side, its theur fast lane.

    Also, refrain offering seats to the elderly or ladies inside the train. Thats an insult to them.. My workmate offered once when we were there but our japanese manager told us not to. :)
     
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    Foods are bit expensive. Really expensive but there are some stores that offer 500 yen dishes. and it's delicious. Also there are restaurants offering eat all you can for 2000yen.

    If you are not fond of japanese foods. There are fast food stores like burger king and mcdonalds. For cheaper snacks, there are lots of 7/11 stores and family mart branches. :)
     
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    There are no money changers in most of the parts of japan. So make sure you change currency at the airport. :)
     
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    @MARIKIT the amount of info you have is both awesome and a little scary.

    I need a good Japanese friend who can speak English if I ever go there myself.
     
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    Scary is always an adventure turned out to be fun times @Phantom .. :)) you'd love japan and everything you felt awesome and scared to. :)

    And yes, better find a japanese friend. They are for sure a big help. :)
     
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    I meant scary in the sense that there's a lot of work you have to do and a lot of stuff you have to know, and I'm lazy xD

    Anything that requires me to move from my bed is scary
     
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    Here's a tip: take pictures of Japanese school uniforms and mail them to me. How does this help you with anything except getting arrested? Uh...you get good karma?
     
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    That goes the same with my "scary" thoughts. But japan.., thats a whole different world.. You would love to wake up, and get up, go to the nearest shops and shout out "sugoooiiiii", "sukkkeeee" for their piles of anime stuffs. O.O haha
     
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    be sure to tag me, when you've posted the pictures ;)
     

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