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April 18

Tokyo food recs for multi-gen family?

I'll be in Tokyo this summer (in Shinjuku) with my partner, elementary school kid and older parents. I'm feeling stuck on lunch and dinner spots to go to. [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Japan at 7:37 PM - 10 answers

January 17

Hokkaido Help

I am having difficulty finding good resources for planning a Hokkaido vacation. Any recs or feedback on my itinerary? [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Japan at 1:14 PM - 3 answers

January 14

Japan Travel Question - AnyPass + Japan Sim?

Hi folks - like many people, I am heading to Japan for the Taylor Swift concert in February. Some slight complications beneath. [more inside]
posted by something_witty around Japan at 4:04 AM - 4 answers

December 22, 2023

Drive Me Crazy (DC area)

Looking for quirky driving routes or fun places to visit NEAR the DC area but not IN the DC area. Highways need not apply. [more inside]
posted by nkknkk around Usa, Japan at 6:22 AM - 12 answers

December 13, 2023

Best super-short language school options for Japan?

I posted a few days ago looking for suggestions on where to go for an extended-remix, unexpected vacation. I think my spouse and I want to spend all 4-ish weeks in Japan, with the first two spent doing a very short course at a language school. We're flexible on city. So which schools might suit us? And as ever, there's more context after the jump. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy around Japan at 12:05 PM - 3 answers

November 30, 2023

Please tell me your favorite US travel agent for a trip to Japan

We'll be heading for Japan next year, probably in June. We've decided to get some help with part of our trip. So, please tell me your favorite travel agent who's good with travel to Japan. [more inside]
posted by JimN2TAW around Japan at 10:31 AM - 3 answers has best

November 6, 2023

Christmas Eve Dinner in Tokyo

I'll be in Tokyo with my wife and two college-age kids for Christmas and New Years, and we're looking for a restaurant we can book for the four of us on Christmas Eve and/or Day. [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria around Japan at 9:57 AM - 7 answers has best

November 3, 2023

Recommend a family resort (U.S.) for multigenerational trip?

My brother and I want to take our parents and families on a fancy-ish vacation in 2024. Can you recommend a family resort in the U.S. that might be a good fit for our special snowflakes? [more inside]
posted by teditrix around Usa, Japan at 1:48 PM - 6 answers

September 23, 2023

Japan trip with a kiddo?

I've been to Japan a few times and done the usual tourist fun. I'm planning a trip next June and want to bring my soon-to-be 6 year old. What's Japan travel like with a kid? Things to do enjoyed by both of us? Is there a recommended itinerary? [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Japan at 6:25 PM - 14 answers

September 7, 2023

Day hikes to panoramic views in the Northern Japan Alps

At the beginning of October, I'll be spending a few days in the Matsumoto area of the Northern Japan Alps. Since I won't have time for a multiday trek, I'm looking for a few quick 'n dirty, four or five mile hikes to get to spots with expansive views--as well as trips on ropeways to access a view point. Your best hits list?
posted by Gordion Knott around Japan at 3:56 AM - 1 answer

August 7, 2023

Miyajima in February?

I'll be in Japan in February and I'm wondering whether it's worth it to visit Miyajima island and the torii gate, given the typical weather that time of year. The plan is to take the train in from Kyoto, stay at a ryokan on Miyajima one night and then head out. I'd like to visit the Peace Park on the way to or from Miyajima, as well.
posted by Atrahasis around Hatsukaichi, Japan at 8:17 PM - 8 answers has best

June 21, 2023

For People Who Like Beaches

You've been to a beach near Osaka. You had a great time. What beach was it? [more inside]
posted by brookeb around Japan at 10:21 PM - 1 answer

April 12, 2023

Good walks in Tokyo on Google maps or other

Like to find fun walks in Tokyo. Not always easy to do. Anyone know of some good walking routes esp those on google maps or similar?
posted by dougiedd around Tokyo, Japan at 4:21 PM - 4 answers

March 13, 2023

Tokyo for Teens

What neighborhoods in Tokyo would a teen girl who is into contemporary art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and gift shops enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman around Tokyo, Japan at 9:57 AM - 12 answers

February 6, 2023

What neighborhood to stay in on a visit to Tokyo with a kid?

We're taking a family trip to Japan this summer. Yay! First stop, 4 or 5 days in Tokyo. What neighborhood (and, if you know, what hotel) should we stay in and why? [more inside]
posted by vunder around Tokyo, Japan at 2:51 PM - 6 answers

January 6, 2023

How can I find the 2023 Hiroshima Toyo Carp schedule in English?

We're going to Japan from May 27th-June 11th. I'd like to see a Hiroshima Toyo Carp game if possible. It seems the 2023 schedules are released, but I can't find them in English. Does anyone either: know where I can find the schedule in English; have a solid plan of where I can find it in Japanese and get it auto-translated; or speak enough Japanese to just tell me when the Carp are at home during that span?
posted by DirtyOldTown around Hiroshima, Japan at 9:20 AM - 14 answers has best

October 20, 2022

How can I experience traditional Japanese archery without being icky?

I'm planning a trip to Tokyo and I'm curious about traditional Japanese archery. As an archer myself, I bring some common interests and respect for the activity. As a white American, I bring blechhhh and acquisitiveness. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library around Tokyo, Japan at 5:19 PM - 4 answers has best

June 1, 2022

Instant IRL (vs Social Media) Connections Abroad

I'm moving to Kyoto next month, I don't know anyone there, and it would be useful to have IRL connections to help with the lay of the land. My Mormon colleague (I'm in Utah!) jokingly suggested I join the church, because that would totally provide those types of connections, and he's not wrong: something like that - without the religion angle - would be ideal. What other IRL groups could I consider joining to create connections in Kyoto?
posted by my log does not judge around Kyoto, Japan at 11:00 AM - 10 answers

May 30, 2022

Student Accommodation in Kyoto

This is a bit of a Hail Mary: I'm enrolled in a Japanese language course in Kyoto starting in July, I was intending to hand in my notice at work and for my apartment tomorrow, and last night I learned that the apartment agencies affiliated with the broker I'm using (Go Go Nihon) are all fully booked, at least until September. Staying in an airbnb for a few months seems the obvious answer, and I asked the Go Go Nihon agent about this last night but they did not reply. Could there be any issue with doing this?
posted by my log does not judge around Kyoto, Japan at 11:10 AM - 4 answers

April 6, 2022

Advice needed for first trip to Japan - please and thank you!

Piggybacking on my husband's early June work trip to Imabari Japan (Ehime Prefecture) and we've got questions!! [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 around Imabari, Japan at 10:13 AM - 9 answers