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Excellent

ProSuccessful communication feels like an achievement

ConsIt pays to invest some time and effort

Communication Welcome to the third and final part of my top ten tips for visitors to Japan. Having looked last time at the potential pitfalls for gaijin (foreigners) in blowing their noses and taking a bath amongst other hazards, this time I'm dealing with the biggest minefield of the lot - the...

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“Lost in Translation”

published 14/10/2008

ProFriendly people, good train links, plenty of inter...

ConsNightlife options are limited, truly dreadful wine...

Japan has been on my must visit list for about eight years, however for one reason or another, I never quite got around to it until now. It was finally decided whilst on last years holiday that 2008 would be the year for Japan and I visited for two weeks in March. Getting there and around I...

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Excellent

ProBeautiful and interesting place to visit, lovely p...

ConsNot the cheapest place to visit, language barrier ...

Introduction ---------------- Japan is an Asian country, situated close to Korea. The flight time from London to Toyko is around 11/ 12 hours. In September 2010 we flew with Lufthansa, with one stop in Germany (Frankfurt). Although I am scared of flying, the flight was probably one of the best I...

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Super

ProGreat places to visit, many things to do, new tech...

Conssome things are pricey especially the latest techn...

I visited Japan last summer with a friend and we spent about a month there. We visited the following cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto. ~Tokyo~ Tokyo is a lot like London. It's made up of a number of very distinct villages - each with their own character and often populated with a variety...

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“A Guide to Japanese Food”

published 05/01/2001

ProHealthy;Visually Appealing;

ConsExpensive

Japanese food is gaining greater and greater acceptance all over the world. Naturally there is demand for Japanese food items by expatriates from that country but more and more non-Japanese are also acquiring a taste for this fascinating cuisine Perhaps the growing enthusiasm for this food...

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Excellent

“My first steps into Japan”

published 22/04/2017

ProSomething for everyone

ConsExpensive, Prone to natural disasters and extreme ...

Ever since I was little I always felt that Japan was my home. It was strange, I was born and bred in jolly old England. I always felt as if I was from another country. I liked my tea without milk and sugar and I preferred spontaneous meals and food as opposed to the traditional meals. I also...

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“Bye Bye Arigato Sayonara”

published 10/04/2001

Probreathtaking views and sights

Consvery expensive and racist attitudes

Bye Bye Arigato Sayonara was the name of a popular song in Japan when I was living there about four years ago. Translated, it means 'Bye Bye Thank you Goodbye' which kind of sums up how I feel about my experience there. I was living in Osaka, in the south of Japan, for about two years and have...

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Excellent

ProDespite things being bizarre they're strangely enj...

ConsEveryone else thinks you're weird for liking them

Okay I have a theory. ALL JAPANESE PEOPLE ARE INSANE. I`m yet to be proven wrong. One advantage of this is though that they do create some of the most bizarre and wonderful things. So lets forget about the temples and castle these are the things you`ll really remember about Japan. 1.VENDING...

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“Tokyo”

published 05/07/2000

ProBeautifull Culture

ConsVery Expensive

I love this country, I love the buildings and I love the culture, it is so original and historic but at the same time so modern. From day one to my last day I was always intrigued, I was shocked from the women and how modern and trendy they are. You can never get bored in this country, there is...

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“One thing you can’t miss!”

published 20/07/2000

I love traveling by train in Japan, not only because of the convenience and comfort, but also the lunch boxes –“Ben-Do” at the train stations (there are more than 10 choices in each shops at the station!) or in the train. “Ben-Do”s are very local. Usually Japanese use typical local material to...

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“A Great Place”

published 09/08/2000

ProA great place

ConsA bit far away

Japan is one of the most beautiful countrys on this planet... the cities, buildings, traditional buildings and culture. Japan is a wonderful country for sight seeing and the people there are so kind, helpful and polite. The traditional buildings a breathtaking to look at and the modern buildings...

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Satisfactory

Proweird, not you everyday stuff

Consexpensive, foreigner unfriendly and smelly

I have to say that in general I was very disappointed with Japan. I met my wife while she was living there for two years in the second biggest city, Osaka. Though nearby Kyoto and Nara are kind of nice for a day trip to see some nice country side; once you've seen one temple/zen garden/carnival...

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“Don't miss out!”

published 11/08/2000

ProBuildings, monkeys

ConsPrices are quite high, some hotels don't take fore...

Last year I went to Japan for three weeks. I got a rail pass which gave me free travel on all the national railways (which cover most of the country), which cost about £300 for 3 weeks, but the 1 and 2 week ones are obviously much cheaper, and they are very good value as the trains can often cost...

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 05/07/2000