We're going to Japan! What should we do? What are some useful iPhone apps? How do we get Internet access? [more inside]posted by Cogito around Japan at 11:22 PM - 17 answers
I'll be in Tokyo with my family in July, and I would love to check out a sumo wrestling match. I found that there will be a tournament happening in Nagoya while we are there. It looks like the Shinkansen train can make the trip in ~100min. Is this a feasible day trip for 3 ppl (2 adults + 1 6y/o)? Any insight appreciated posted by askmehow around Tokyo, Japan at 6:44 PM - 8 answers
When I lived in Japan years ago I got my friends and family little omamori charms for their car from a local temple. Does anyone know a temple in Tokyo that would have them? [more inside]posted by Caravantea around Tokyo, Japan at 6:22 PM - 4 answers
We're planning an October trip to Japan, and having never been to that part of the world, I find I have no idea what a good fare is. I'd like to purchase well in advance and I'm finding fares in the $1300-1500 range for our time period. Is that a good fare? posted by ecorrocio around Japan at 6:53 AM - 8 answers
We're flying in and out of Narita at the end of March - and that's pretty much all we have planned at the moment. [more inside]posted by NoRelationToLea around Japan at 12:12 PM - 9 answers
So, I'm in Tokyo on a business trip with a 7500 yen/day food expense budget. Thing is, I tend to eat cheap and I've been averaging more like 3000 yen/day. Even still, the food has been fantastic. But tomorrow, I would like to make the most of my expense account. Assuming that I eat free hotel buffet for breakfast and lunch, where would you recommend I go (within about a half hour train ride of Tokyo Station) for the best (pescatarian) meal 7500 yen can buy? posted by 256 around Tokyo, Japan at 3:06 AM - 8 answers
Looking for advice and tips before planning a holiday to Japan to view the cherry blossoms this spring. [more inside]posted by Gomez_in_the_South around Japan at 6:04 AM - 13 answers
December 19, 2013
Part of my honeymoon will be in Tokyo. We are narrowing our hotel choices (we are limited to these for point/free redemption ability), but wanted to get a sense of the pros and cons. We are seasoned travelers who will likely be seeing many different parts of the city and nearby towns (i.e. Kamakura). Have seen this
thread but want to get a sense for a couple.
What are your thoughts on where to stay? Our criteria include a)ability to get in and out, b) 'interestingness' of area --is it a 24 hour district (this is good) and c) the IT honeymoon factor (i.e. the hotel experience). [more inside]posted by sandmanwv around Tokyo, Japan at 1:39 PM - 5 answers
December 14, 2013
What's a reasonable cost of living wage increase when being transferred from Toronto to Tokyo? [more inside]posted by 256 around Tokyo, Japan at 11:16 AM - 13 answers
November 7, 2013
I'm traveling to Japan for a week for InterBee - which also include two days on my own.
I land at the airport...and then have to get to my hotel (different ones during the trip). My guess is that I will be doing loads of train travel. Loads of questions [more inside]posted by filmgeek around Tokyo, Japan at 2:20 PM - 13 answers
October 1, 2013
Last winter when I was in Seoul, Mr. Holloway and I found ourselves watching some TV in our hotel room. I don't remember if we were on a Japanese station or if it was a random occurrence, but we came across a travel/food tv show episode featuring two hilarious Japanese women (maybe in their early 30s?) who were visiting an onsen in a snowy environment. I would love to find it again and watch more, if they have done other episodes. More details inside! [more inside]posted by joan_holloway around Japan at 11:34 AM - 5 answers
September 18, 2013
Should I go to Tokyo next week? If I should... where in/around Tokyo? [more inside]posted by aielen around Tokyo, Japan at 2:56 PM - 16 answers
September 9, 2013
Asking for a friend - a colleague of mine is planning a trip to southern Japan in October and wants info about risks of Sakurajima erupting... [more inside]posted by sconbie around Yakushima, Japan at 3:40 PM - 3 answers
July 11, 2013
I just got news that I got an internship at an architectural office (altough I just graduated as a a graphic designer) in Tokyo, which is crazy exciting. However, they can't offer any compensation (small studio) so unless I find another job next to this, I need some really cheap solutions. I just sent an email to the studio, asking them for assistance, but figured meta could help.
My plan is to stay for 2-3 months. I saved up some money from side jobs, and don't mind spending it on this experience, but the less it makes a dent the better. My only idea so far was to work as some kind of au pair (I speak English, German, Dutch and Croatian fluently, I'm good with kids, but I am a guy, which I guess is not too popular a gender for babysitting), in exchange for a room. Any ideas? Also, some place where I could look for a small job on the side (preferably something where I could use my design skills, but don't mind a day job)?
Also, how much can I expect to spend monthly if I'm, technically, still on a student budget?
Thank a lot! posted by ahtlast93 around Tokyo, Japan at 3:24 PM - 8 answers
June 29, 2013
I'd like to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, somewhere between Sept-Oct. Ideally, I'd like to go when the weather is ~70F (~20C), and not raining cats and dogs. [more inside]posted by Xere around Japan at 1:03 AM - 10 answers
May 22, 2013
I would like to see Tokyo, Kyoto, Miyajima, Hiroshima and Naoshima in the space of 10 days. What should I see? Is this possible? and if not, all advice welcome! Details after the jump. [more inside]posted by idlethink around Japan at 3:03 PM - 18 answers
I've wanted to go to Tokyo all my life, and have a few weeks off soon. I've been looking for flights and the cheapest I can find are $1450 all in... but I suspect if I the trip was broken up a bit by not flying there directly, it'd be a lot cheaper. Are there any resources you know of to help with this/have you done this before/do you know a good route that would shave off the $$$? Time isn't overly important as I have three weeks between jobs for exploring. But I don't want to be paying this off till next year. Help! posted by abbagoochie around Tokyo, Japan at 3:02 PM - 5 answers
April 5, 2013
I'm probably going to Japan at the end of July for roughly one week. What MUST I see or do in that one week? [more inside]posted by Gorilla456 around Japan at 9:18 PM - 14 answers
March 15, 2013
I am traveling to Tokyo next week and have not been there before. Is this itinerary reasonable? [more inside]posted by Heliochrome85 around Tokyo, Japan at 8:23 PM - 23 answers
March 4, 2013
My Wife and our 1 year old and I are about to embark on a 3 leg trip. I'm after generic airport/airline tips for babies but I have a few specific things to address. [more inside]posted by Admira around Narita, Japan at 8:29 PM - 15 answers