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April 23

How Do I Manage Feeling Overwhelmed By Japan?

OverwhelmedByJapan-filter: I have at least a (solo) week in Japan en route to Indonesia, and despite referencing DVD's, youtube videos, guidebooks & internet, I'm still grossly lacking in confidence as to how I'm going to; use public transport, find my hotel, communicate with hotel staff, order food, and find a public restroom when required. To where do I turn? Is there possibly a service by which I can rent an English speaking guide (not like tourist, but more cultural) for an afternoon? Am I blowing this out of proportion? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind around Japan at 4:05 PM - 30 answers

March 16

What to do in Tokyo after work while visiting?

I'm on a business trip in Tokyo for the rest of this week. I'm looking for suggestions on things to do after work hours (i.e., most of the usual sightseeing is out), probably alone. [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo around Tokyo, Japan at 7:48 AM - 14 answers

March 6

With my mind on my money and yen on my mind

I'm taking a trip to Japan next month. Should I go cash only? If so, what are logistics of this? [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt around Japan at 7:06 PM - 21 answers has best

February 21

Non-Tokyo/Non-Kyoto Japan

My family of three (including a two year old) are headed to Japan for 8 days beginning April 8. We've spent enough time in Tokyo and Kyoto in the past that we sort of want to do something different this time. Any thoughts? Please see the inside for our current thinking. [more inside]
posted by JPD around Japan at 10:15 AM - 12 answers

February 13

Help securing tickets to the Ghibli Museum - difficulty, not in Japan

We're trying to secure tickets to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, but our international agent has no availability within our time scales. Is there a service like TaskRabbit in Japan where we could ask someone to check locally if these are available? [more inside]
posted by apcmwh around Tokyo, Japan at 10:07 AM - 5 answers

Travel maps that work with google maps?

I am traveling to Tokyo . Wondering if there is any app or easy way to create maps of fun places to go and see and then create nice walking routes. While google can of course show you a walking route, chances are one street over is a mch more interesting historical road or the like it I make myself clear.
posted by dougiedd around Tokyo, Japan at 12:25 AM - 1 answer

January 15

Pescetarian-safe Japan trip? (No raw fish!)

I'm going to Japan with my pescetarian friend in late March/early April. I eat almost anything. She doesn't eat meat and shellfish, but she's fine with cooked fish and dashi. Her stomach is not a fan of raw fish. Help us figure out what she can eat while we're there, please! Specifics (and more questions) are inside. [more inside]
posted by 35minutes around Japan at 6:22 AM - 11 answers has best

January 6

What's the AirBnB scene like in Tokyo?

I'm planning my first trip to Tokyo in March! I'm excited! What's AirBnb like in terms of prices and locations compared to hotels/hostels? Anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by storybored around Tokyo, Japan at 10:10 PM - 7 answers

December 27, 2014

Japan with an infant - now or later?

We want to take our 3 month old to Japan. Should we go ASAP or wait for better weather? [more inside]
posted by tealcake around Japan at 3:25 PM - 11 answers has best

October 27, 2014

Fall food in Kyoto with baby in tow

We're visiting family in Japan next month and will have a week in Kyoto. We've got historical/cultural/tourist sites figured out, but would like recommendations for food. [more inside]
posted by SirNovember around Kyoto, Japan at 9:23 AM - 8 answers

October 19, 2014

Just take my money!

Mefites in Japan: What's the way out of this payment... difficulty? [more inside]
posted by ctmf around Japan at 8:28 PM - 12 answers has best

October 9, 2014

Looking for fun things to do in Japan

I'll be in Japan for 8 days, starting 10/25. Help me fill those days with awesomeness! [more inside]
posted by evil otto around Tokyo, Japan at 2:21 PM - 13 answers

September 26, 2014

Early morning outings in Central Tokyo?

Difficulty level: no giant tuna auctions. Help me make the most of my free weekday morning in Tokyo! I travel to Japan once or twice a year for work - yay! I never get any free time to do anything - boo! [more inside]
posted by chocotaco around Tokyo, Japan at 8:41 AM - 4 answers has best

September 25, 2014

Good English Walking Tours in Japan

What are some good English-language walking/biking (i.e. not bus) tour operators in in Tokyo and Kyoto? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo around Japan at 11:50 AM - 9 answers has best

September 18, 2014

Quick stop in Tokyo riddled with specific shopping requests.

My dad passed away suddenly in July after slowly declining for about a year. He had a specific request that we were unable to fulfill in time and we are trying to make that right. I have a very quick stop to make in Tokyo where I can get these items, but I need recommendations on hotels and the best department stores. [more inside]
posted by knottedknickers around Tokyo, Japan at 11:51 AM - 2 answers

September 9, 2014

Modern Japanese design shops & studios

My wife and I are visiting Japan soon and would like to visit interesting shops or design studios that specialise in uncommon and/or beautiful products, specifically for homewares, textiles and children’s toys and decor. We’re interested in contemporary design and want to get a feel for the modern Japanese aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by timshel around Japan at 2:06 PM - 11 answers has best

September 5, 2014

Travelling to Japan, in November

We (myself, husband and 10 year old son) are hopefully making a return trip to Japan in November. While we were planning on mainly visiting Shikoku and Kyushu, we are open to suggestions. MeFi has been awesome on the travel front before, so hoping you can help again. [more inside]
posted by Megami around Japan at 2:35 AM - 15 answers has best

August 26, 2014

December-January in Japan

We're going to Japan! From December 25-January 15th, to be precise, and are overwhelmed with the possibilities! Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by telophase around Japan at 2:57 PM - 12 answers has best

August 25, 2014

Hostels in Tokyo and Kyoto

What are some good hostels in Tokyo and Kyoto for a solo traveler? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo around Japan at 10:18 PM - 12 answers has best

July 16, 2014

Hiroshima to Narita Terminal 1 on January 5, 2015

We (two non-Japanese speaking adults, perhaps with JR Passes) will be in Hiroshima on the morning of January 5. I fly out of Narita T1 at 14:00, she flies out of Narita T1 at 18:00. What is the best way to get there in time, given the fact that we will have bags and it's the end of a big holiday travel period there? [more inside]
posted by mdonley around Japan at 3:20 AM - 7 answers