Looking to find some punk-ish (or anything, really) shows in Tokyo over the next two days. Where have all of the find-shows-by-mapping sites gone? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Aug 5, 2011 -
My family lives in Tokyo, and I grew up there, but I now go to school in the states. My parents want me to come out to visit next month, but I'm a bit concerned about the radiation. They assure me that any increase in the levels is negligible, but I realize that there are many different types of radiation, and food grown in the Fukushima area is still being served in Tokyo. I just really don't want to be a victim of hindsight,
and it seems for every reputable article I can find that indicates the levels are safe, I can find another that begs me to reconsider the first. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be paranoid, but I also don't want the whole family to be at risk if there is an overlooked issue.
posted by howgenerica
on Jul 26, 2011 -
What should I expect once I arrive in Tokyo? And what shouldn't I miss while I'm in the Kyoto area next weekend? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Jul 17, 2011 -
I will be in Tokyo for 5 days next week. Since I will be arriving at Haneda airport close to 23h00, I will need to make a call to my airport hotel to collect me at the airport. How does one actually make a phone call in Japan? I know this sounds silly but not knowing how to read all those japanese characters is making me anxious. The hotel is situated in the Haneda area and the phone number starts with 03
. I searched flickr for some pictures of payphones and this one
indicates that it accepts coins and phonecards. I am now worried that due to the lateness of my arrival; no shops selling phonecards will be open. Any advice ?
posted by lahersedor
on Jul 10, 2011 -
Japan: Easiest way to get from Narita airport to Tokyo Station? Or, do I have my train details straight? [more inside]
posted by belau
on Jun 17, 2011 -
I will be in Tokyo for a few days next month and need to decide where I am staying - Shibuya or Shinjuku? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Japan Rail Pass? For two adults traveling mainly around Tokyo, as well as a few days in Osaka and one day trip to Nara, for a total of 10 days.
*Bonus question - what are the best places in these cities to see contemporary Japanese art?
posted by kickingtheground
on Mar 3, 2011 -
Please suggest some fun, affordable places to go and things for my boyfriend and me to do on the weekends! Location-specific ideas would be especially appreciated. We live in Ibaraki prefecture in Japan, about an hour by train from Tokyo. Slightly long list of preferences and details inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch
on Mar 2, 2011 -
Where should I stay in Tokyo for 2+ months? Any possible alternatives to gaijin houses, or which/where are the best ones? [more inside]
posted by dubitable
on Jan 5, 2011 -
You are familiar with Tokyo. You are giving advice to a first-time visitor who is looking to experience some of the best of what the city has to offer. Where would you have them stay? [more inside]
posted by jnnla
on Dec 17, 2010 -
My wife's birthday is next Wednesday, and it seems I've also got the day off. I'm looking for fun things to do in or around Tokyo for a birthday extravaganza. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah
on Oct 11, 2010 -
What would be a good gift (from Los Angeles) to bring a Japanese friend in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by pnoeric
on Aug 23, 2010 -
I have 2 chinese characters tattooed onto my left arm. I'm travelling to Tokyo and Hong Kong next year. It will be winter so probably a non-issue, but what would the reaction be if I were to show it?
What about public onsen in Japan? Would it cause any problems?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 8, 2010 -
Can anybody recommend a therapist/counselor in the Tokyo area, preferably for cheap/free, and on the west side of town? [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on Aug 5, 2010 -
Next week, I'm going to be in Tokyo for a few days and then Kyoto for another day or two. What shouldn't I miss? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon
on Aug 3, 2010 -
[TokyoFilter]: Planning a November honeymoon in Tokyo. Help two non-Japanese speaking USians who have dreamed of visiting Tokyo their entire lives figure out what's worth planning/reserving/paying for and what's not -- arigato in advance! [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Aug 2, 2010 -
My husband is leaving for Japan today, staying in Nara and spending a bit of time in Tokyo. Any suggestions on interesting gifts for me and/or friends he could bring home (other than your normal Japanese souvenirs)?
posted by blake137
on Jun 4, 2010 -
Tokyo: In-laws are in town, planning a mini-break, and if NOT Hakone, then where.... [more inside]
posted by lundman
on May 30, 2010 -
1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on May 13, 2010 -
I have a 10hr layover in Narita airport on Tuesday, May 11, from 8am to 6pm. Ideas for interesting things to do? 20 and female here if that's a factor.
posted by Xianny
on May 5, 2010 -
Alone in Tokyo for the next four days - what are my dining options? This is definitely a volcano related query... [more inside]
posted by aherdofturtles
on Apr 18, 2010 -
Tokyo Travel: I am arriving at Narita at 9:30pm Saturday night, with reservations at a hotel near Shimbashi Station that evening. Is this trip possible? [more inside]
posted by milquetoast
on Mar 31, 2010 -
Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley
on Mar 12, 2010 -
I need help for a two week rental of a furnished room for a couple near Shimbashi station or Akihabara in Tokyo. Rental budget is 60000~100000yen for us combined.
I've looked at the gaijin guest house links, but they seem to be out of our price range with linen and cleaning fees. Any advice?
posted by ayc200
on Mar 7, 2010 -
What is the best way to take Tokyo's railways from the Tokyo Big Sight (Comiket) to Narita Airport? I've gone to this site
and this site
and looked at several railway maps from the various transportation companies, but I am just getting more confused. I don't mind a long ride, so the fewer transfers the better. I'm leaving on a Saturday evening.
posted by ayc200
on Feb 28, 2010 -
Affordable hotel in or near Tokyo for 2 adults and 2 young children? Difficulty: We're going to be there during what looks to be peak of the cherry blossom celebrations. Earlier ask.mefi recommendations are booked solid. Bonus: Ideas for us to spend the time in Tokyo (or alternatives)? [more inside]
posted by ydant
on Feb 18, 2010 -
I’m going to Japan for the first time in late March and I would appreciate some travel advice. [more inside]
posted by Fiery Jack
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Can you identify and/or translate the inscriptions on the vertical wooden beams in this
picture? Or provide some historical background? [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend good clubs in Japan (especially Tokyo) that play music that would appeal to your typical Pitchfork
reader? I'm thinking along the lines of indie electro/pop/rock music, a bit of hip hop in there, and maybe some older favourites.
posted by teem
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Some last minute business brings my girlfriend and I to Tokyo this December, and we'll be spending a week's vacation there as well. We've been to Tokyo before, so what can a couple do out of the city (but nearby) during winter? [more inside]
posted by destrius
on Nov 21, 2009 -
I'll be visiting Tokyo for the first time over the new year. I arrive on 12/30 and plan to return to the states on 1/06. Looking for suggestions on where to stay and what to do (I understand most shops and attractions will be closed on and around the new year).
posted by aladfar
on Nov 9, 2009 -
I'll be in Tokyo in a few weeks, and I want to buy a new winter coat while I'm there. Budget: $250ish. I'm looking for something fairly simple, classic and durable. I'm not going to have too much time for shopping, so I'd like suggestions of specific shops I could visit, and if possible, links to online stores so that I can have an idea of what to expect. [more inside]
posted by Athelthral
on Nov 5, 2009 -
I would be visiting Tokyo in three week's time. Can you tell me about any must-buy
weird, cool or geeky gadgets that I could get during my time there, and where to get it ? Bonus point if it's easy to figure out even if it's in japanese, or if it has english interface, and not too expensive.
posted by joewandy
on Oct 27, 2009 -
Can someone translate the Japanese in this song for me:
The Razzleberry Jam, the theme song of the Razzleberry frozen yogurt franchise in Tokyo.
If you don't already have it, you can download it here:
Under Special Download near the bottom.
posted by slowcat
on Sep 28, 2009 -
Is going to the 'kodomo no shiro' (national children's castle) in Tokyo a worthwhile experience for non-japanese-speaking elementary school-aged children? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey
on Sep 1, 2009 -
Last minute Japan travel: after making an error with timing I need to arrange one-way travel from Tokyo to Kumamoto quite quickly. What are the cheapest options? I have looked into flights and trains (for the 17th of August) and both seem expensive (about £200-£250 a ticket). I am in the UK at the moment. Would it be worth waiting until we arrive in Japan? Perhaps trying to get last minute flights at the airport? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Aug 11, 2009 -