• Is $5000 enough for a trip to Japan for one person?

    I have $5000 saved. I need enough for a 2 way flight from North Korea, then enough to visit some arcades, go to Disneyland Japan, and stay at da cheapest hotels! I'm hoping for a 5 day trip. I also found a tiny hotel for only $40 a night!
    I have $5000 saved. I need enough for a 2 way flight from North Korea, then enough to visit some arcades, go to Disneyland Japan, and stay at da cheapest hotels! I'm hoping for a 5 day trip. I also found a tiny hotel for only $40 a night!
    12 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Moving to Tokyo from the UK?

    Well for the past year I have been thinking about moving to Tokyo so far I know I have to save money to live on, flights finding a flat extra and get a work Visa and I also have BETEC Level 2 Travel & Tourisum under my belt so I thought about going there and become an English tour guide or something along those... show more
    Well for the past year I have been thinking about moving to Tokyo so far I know I have to save money to live on, flights finding a flat extra and get a work Visa and I also have BETEC Level 2 Travel & Tourisum under my belt so I thought about going there and become an English tour guide or something along those lines you know also find work in a Anime & Manga shop I am just hoping to meet some people who have done it and can give me some advise
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are some things to do in japan?

    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Best town to stay at japan for me?

    I am planing to visit japan and i would like to be at town what is close to acient buildings etc.. I love the japan culture and i would like to experience most of it. I will be there for a month :)
    I am planing to visit japan and i would like to be at town what is close to acient buildings etc.. I love the japan culture and i would like to experience most of it. I will be there for a month :)
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Seoul or Tokyo?

    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can a black girl look japanese?

    I was born for japan it is my dream and passion, and now I want to look japanese.
    I was born for japan it is my dream and passion, and now I want to look japanese.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can a 15 year old foreigner live in an apartment by himself in japan?

    just need to know if I can live by myself and rent an apartment in japan by myself
    just need to know if I can live by myself and rent an apartment in japan by myself
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How much money should I save for a trip to japan?

    Best answer: atleast 1500-1700 dollar
    Best answer: atleast 1500-1700 dollar
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should japan just ADMIT IT?

    Best answer: prolly
    Best answer: prolly
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Japanese host family gifts ideas?

    Best answer: Generally you want to bring something that represents where you are from. Bring a small gift for each member of the family, and one gift for the family as a whole. Nothing extremely expensive is necessary. They will also return the favor and if you give very expensive gifts, it puts the pinch on them to give... show more
    Best answer: Generally you want to bring something that represents where you are from. Bring a small gift for each member of the family, and one gift for the family as a whole. Nothing extremely expensive is necessary.
    They will also return the favor and if you give very expensive gifts, it puts the pinch on them to give something of equal or slightly higher value. Foods are nice but also give them something to remember you by after the food is long gone. Keep a gift in reserve also to give the family just before you leave. Some typical items are: picture books or calendars, ashtrays, coasters, chocolates, fragrant bath salts, t-shirts or jackets of local sports teams, stationary with famous animation characters (except Mickey Mouse or Snoopy etc., they've got tons of that), BBQ sauces; dijon or dark mustards, dressings like Ranch, mushroom, herbal, etc., pure maple or berry syrups, some special local jams or preserves (except strawberry or marmalade, they got tons), baseball caps, fragrant soap or shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, salad toppings/bacon bits, air fresheners, nuts, dates, dried fruits, flavored coffees and teas, key chains, postcards, flavored powder coffee creamers, recordings of TV or radio, marinades...etc, etc.
    Be aware though that in Japan 4 and 9 are "unlucky" numbers, and especially older Japanese tend to be
    superstitious, -- avoid giving any sets of 4 or 9.
    I often bring some tea from a supermarket - it is cheap, light, and there are now several varieties of green tea that Japanese have never tried, such as with mandarin orange by Celestial Seasonings, or green tea with jasmine, blueberry, earl grey, apple, raspberry, lemon, ginseng or mint.

    Somewhat less elegant but something quite practical I often bring for friends in Japan is a large bottle of aspirin, which is insanely expensive in Japan, and some Vicks vapor rub for colds.
    It is very likely that your family will treat you very well if not lavishly, especially when you first arrive,
    such as taking you to some expensive restaurants, so make sure to bring something more formal to wear like a better dress and dress shoes or high heels. If you're going during the hot season, be prepared for some rainy and very muggy weather - as well as some strong sun. Bring some sunblock with you too - it is also insanely expensive in Japan - and don't forget some deodorant also.

    Try to help the family there, and be a member. Offer to help with the dishes, chores, etc. Perhaps you could help make some food from where you're from, like burritos or fajitas. Just take the powdered spices and some tortillas (they can supply the meat, veggies, etc). (The tortillas should be frozen or refrigerated as soon as possible after arriving).
    Learn as much of the language and manners as you can. It will make things easier. See:
    http://www.thejapanfaq.com/FAQ-Manners.h...
    http://www.learnjapanesefree.com
    http://www.123japanese.com
    http://www.japanesepod101.com

    Plus learn something about where you are going - study some basic Japanese history, as well as the most interesting places to visit in the area. I did a homestay over 30 years ago, and was asked on a Sunday if there was any place I wanted to go - I was clueless. Some good sites to look at are:
    www.jnto.go.jp
    www.japan-guide.com

    Above all, relax and enjoy yourself.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where can a 13 year old meet japanese boys online?

    I wish I had a japanese boyfriend please don't say tinder
    I wish I had a japanese boyfriend please don't say tinder
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Travel to Japan?

    Best answer: The Sapporo area is lovely, and the rural part is easily accessible from the city center. Within an hour's radius, there are: Jozankei for hot springs, beautiful scenery and cute kappa statues. Yuni: herb garden, spa, cafes (but I'm not sure about the access and walkability of this town). Very rural, but... show more
    Best answer: The Sapporo area is lovely, and the rural part is easily accessible from the city center. Within an hour's radius, there are:

    Jozankei for hot springs, beautiful scenery and cute kappa statues.
    Yuni: herb garden, spa, cafes (but I'm not sure about the access and walkability of this town). Very rural, but artisitically so.
    Otaru: Beautiful canal area, music boxes, glassworks and antique toys. It doesn't have a very rural feeling to it, though.

    If you want to go a little further away, Hakodate is great. Nightview, Lucky Pierrot Chinese chicken burger, the tower, and churches, according to my students who go there on school trips and report back on it in English class.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What can l visit in yokohama?

    soon l ll go in japan so l d like to know what l can visit and what good landscapes l can find there. Then is it necessary to take the bus to move there? or l can also go in many places just by walking?
    soon l ll go in japan so l d like to know what l can visit and what good landscapes l can find there. Then is it necessary to take the bus to move there? or l can also go in many places just by walking?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is going to Disney World childish?

    Best answer: I know what your teacher means..but he could have been nicer. Disneyland is very popular in the USA...but what kinds of people go there are a little different. In america disneyland is mostly visited by families and couples. In Japan you have the same thing but you also have many many single women who go there... show more
    Best answer: I know what your teacher means..but he could have been nicer. Disneyland is very popular in the USA...but what kinds of people go there are a little different. In america disneyland is mostly visited by families and couples. In Japan you have the same thing but you also have many many single women who go there many times in their lives. In the usa, some people may only go 1-2 times in their life. You probably wont see many kids in the usa buying mickey mouse things. Disney Princesses or Marvel superheroes are more popular in the usa. Some people in the usa mostly think of disney as a place for kids. In Japan many people keep going to disney no matter what their age and visit many times in their lives. Sometimes native English speakers in Japan think its strange that people who are older and mature still wear disney goods and have things like Duffy. Adults in the usa usually dont buy those things...because they seen as goods for kids. Japanese people are a little different. Dont take his comment personally. Visit disney as many times as it makes you happy.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Has Japan finally shed the scary "too expensive" image for tourists?

    Best answer: I would say no. There are still ignorant people going around spreading falsehoods and half truths about Japan. Japan can be quite expensive - but doesn't have to be, if you know where to find a good deal. You can see Japan and be quite satisfied and comfortable if your expectations are not exorbitant. There are... show more
    Best answer: I would say no. There are still ignorant people going around spreading falsehoods and half truths about Japan.
    Japan can be quite expensive - but doesn't have to be, if you know where to find a good deal.
    You can see Japan and be quite satisfied and comfortable if your expectations are not exorbitant. There are also special deals that people living in Japan cannot take advantage of, and can save you a lot of money.
    The truth is that Japan is expensive for those who fly in clueless and don't know that there are often cheaper ways to do something.

    Can you routinely and safely fly from one end of the country to the other for as low as US$40 one way? You can in Japan.

    Can you get a quiet, safe, clean, and decent hotel room in your city for as low as $50 a night - even in the big cities? You can in Japan.

    Can you save a ton of money traveling all over by train using the full or regional rail passes? You can in Japan.

    You don't know how? The bargains are right there if you just look - and while you're at it, stop with the ignorant garbage about "$200 cantaloupes" as if all Japanese routinely cough up that much every time they want to eat one. You can get an ordinary one (not the overpriced gift box one) for just ¥650 (about $5.75). But ignorance dies hard - and the ignorant die harder.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Question about customs and tax-free in Japan?

    Bought some anime figures, SFW, one for 13800 and other for 5100. Showed my passport, got some receipt stapled on it. Can I safely bring it back to Norway without it being confiscated? Do I have to open the packages so it is marked for personal use?
    Bought some anime figures, SFW, one for 13800 and other for 5100. Showed my passport, got some receipt stapled on it. Can I safely bring it back to Norway without it being confiscated? Do I have to open the packages so it is marked for personal use?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago