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October 2

Help me build my Japan Itinerary

Three mid-to-late 20 somethings will be flying into Tokyo (HND) on November 20th and departing on November 28th. What should we do while we're there? [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs around Japan at 8:18 AM - 8 answers

October 1

Help me plan a vacation scavenger hunt in Japan!

We'll be traveling to Japan in 2 weeks time with my 5-year old. One of the things we plan to do is walk a lot; in particular we're going on a short hike through the countryside. To keep my kid from getting too bored, I was thinking of preparing a sort of scavenger hunt for him to play while we're on our feet: a list of things he'd need to spot and point out while walking around. I need help coming up with that list! [more inside]
posted by destrius around Japan at 3:02 AM - 6 answers has best

August 28

Planning a spring trip to Japan

Just booked tickets for a family trip to Japan, flying in and out of Tokyo. Looking for recommendations on where to go (this will be our third trip there). [more inside]
posted by mogget around Japan at 6:41 PM - 11 answers

August 25

Memorable Meals in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka

I'm taking my first trip to Japan next month and I'm looking for recommendations for memorable restaurant experiences in Tokyo (Ginza/Tsukiji area especially), Kyoto, and Osaka. I do plan to eat plenty of cheap noodles and random sushi but would like some specific nice places planned ahead as well. I don't mind spending some money but maybe not like $200 per person. [more inside]
posted by something something around Japan at 3:41 PM - 17 answers has best

August 14

Kicking it in Kobe

I'm in Kobe, Japan for the next five days. Today most stores and museums were closed because of the typhoon, so I'm taking this down time to plot the rest of my stay. I'm interested in art, design, infrastructure, disaster preparedness, matcha, and sake. I am celiac and I do not speak Japanese. This is my second time in Japan and my first time in Kobe. Please help me with your local Kobe knowledge! [more inside]
posted by cnidaria around Kobe, Japan at 9:48 PM - 5 answers

Tell us your Fukuoka and Nagasaki restaurant recommendations!

My partner and I are visiting Fukuoka and Nagasaki for a couple of nights each in September, and we'd love to hear your restaurant recommendations. We're adventurous eaters but we don't speak any Japanese at all. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon around Japan at 1:22 PM - 7 answers

August 11

Desserts, noodles, spa in Tokyo

I would love recommendations for any of the following! Desserts, ramen/udon, or spa/massage treatments! [more inside]
posted by bookworm4125 around Tokyo, Japan at 2:19 PM - 8 answers has best

June 17

Can you help me identify the Japanese temple(s) my grandfather visited?

He took two photographs of temples when he was in Japan in 1945. I would love to know which temple(s). I don't know any more except that he was on the USS Knudson. [more inside]
posted by jefficator around Japan at 8:21 PM - 5 answers has best

April 24

Need help with a Japan itinerary for this July

Heading to Japan for a few weeks in July (yes, I know it's hot then). I'm spending more than a week in Tokyo and then am heading out to Kyushu/Busan. I need some advice on how to handle the return leg back into Tokyo. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy around Japan at 11:08 AM - 6 answers has best

April 6

Should I get the 7 or 14 day Japan Rail Pass?

I'm running into a headache trying to figure out if we need the 14 day JR Pass. Halp. [more inside]
posted by monologish around Japan at 10:58 AM - 5 answers

April 5

Tokyo plans needed for visit during nation-wide abdication holiday.

My pre-booked vacation to Tokyo ended up falling in the middle of the upcoming abdication/coronation holiday at the end of April / beginning of May. So now I'm looking for tips on what this means for a novice visitor. [more inside]
posted by booksarelame around Tokyo, Japan at 4:16 PM - 7 answers has best

March 26

A month in Japan this summer.

My partner and I will be spending a month in Japan from June 8 until July 6. What do you recommend? Difficulty level: lacto-ovo vegetarians and a few tattoos. [more inside]
posted by mkdirusername around Japan at 7:26 PM - 16 answers has best

February 20

Two weeks in Kyoto

I'm lucky to be visiting a friend who's living in Kyoto for two weeks in early March, and will be staying with him. [more inside]
posted by elsmith around Kyoto, Japan at 8:03 AM - 6 answers has best

February 9

Adding a few extra days to a business trip to Japan--where to go?

I have a week-long business trip to Japan (near Osaka) scheduled at the end of May, if I were to tack on a few days where would I go? [more inside]
posted by LarryC around Japan at 12:13 PM - 9 answers

January 8

Four Days Near Osaka

I have four extra days by myself in Japan before flying out of the Osaka airport. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by monologish around Japan at 10:29 AM - 9 answers

December 26, 2018

Around Japan in 12 hours or less!

I will have a 12-hour layover (flight gets in at 6:30 AM, flight leaves at 6:30 PM) in Tokyo-Narita airport in early February on my way from Jakarta to Boston. I've seen recommendations to go into Tokyo, or to go into Narita. What should I do with my 12 hours, and how cold should I plan to be? [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura around Narita, Japan at 3:32 PM - 8 answers

December 10, 2018

Things to do near Tokyo in late January

I will have 2.5 free days during the end of January in Tokyo after a snowboarding trip in Hokkaido (Niseko) and I'm looking for recommendations on any new and interesting things in the Tokyo area. Also seeking advice on a day trip like Kamakura during the winter time. [more inside]
posted by xtine around Tokyo, Japan at 10:27 AM - 12 answers has best

October 30, 2018

Help Me Okinawa Vacation

As per this previous question I'm going to be in Japan for almost three weeks in December. We decided to spend 4-5 days in Okinawa because beaches (where we live has cold, bleak winters). The Japan guidebooks I have include very little information about Okinawa besides a few sites in Naha. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Ginoza, Japan at 12:01 PM - 4 answers has best

October 10, 2018

Decembering in Japan for Non-Skier

I am going to have the opportunity to travel to Japan for 17 days this December (flying back to the states on Christmas Day). I know next to nothing about Japan and am feeling really overwhelmed with figuring out an itinerary. Going to plan for at least 7 days in Tokyo, but what are some other places that would be lovely to check out in winter for someone who doesn't ski or snowboard? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Japan at 3:50 PM - 9 answers has best

July 25, 2018

What should we see in Japan in Nov/Dec?

Spouse and I will be in Tokyo while I attend a workshop November 26-30. We're planning to add a second week to our trip and do some sightseeing! Where should we plan to go? And should our extra week be the 3rd week of November or the 1st week of December? [more inside]
posted by heatherlogan around Japan at 10:36 AM - 8 answers has best