Tokyo 2015 : Overview

The Trip

Ah, how wonderful it was to be back in Japan, albeit for such a small time! This was the first time I’d gone in the cooler months, preferring to spend time in Japan between June and October. A February trip seemed an odd choice, and for the life of me, I can’t remember why we chose those dates. It ended up being fabulous – the cooler weather meant there were fewer tourists at popular destinations, outfit selection was easier (because you’re going to throw a big coat on anyway), trees were just coming back into bloom, and dishes like hot ramen and matcha lattes could be enjoyed even more.

In any previous trip, the most amount of time I had spent in Tokyo was 3 or 4 days. This tour was different in so many ways to any other tour I’ve done of the country. Usually I stop in various cities and, more often than not, revisit old favourites (you can’t go to Nikko without visiting Shinkyo!).

However, this particular trip was all Tokyo, with some day trips out of the city added for good measure. This is the first extended stay I’ve had in one place – even in Kyoto; the longest I’ve stayed is 5 days. Yet there was still a lot to cram into Tokyo; there were late nights followed by early starts. I again experienced rush hour on the trains. I still couldn’t bring myself to eat dried eel. I finally saw Mt Fuji first hand and was able to do the Hakone day trip.

I used Narita airport for the first time to get in and out of the country. Spending a lot of my time in the South, Kansai airport in Osaka has been my main portal for air travel. Narita was confusing at first (two terminals? Um…) but we learned to navigate it easily, after a few hiccups, of course.

There were a lot of new experiences; visiting a cat café, using Airbnb instead of a hostel, seeing the Ghibli museum, playing in snow, suffering through 2°C temperatures with wind chill, and much more. This trip, being the last one, was certainly exciting at every turn.

Who came on this awesome trip? My partner Jack, our housemate Kai and my younger sister Tammy.

Disneysea

The Cost

This trip was one of the cheapest I’ve created. I’m always the cheapskate and proud of it – I’m not after fancy hotels or extravagant restaurants, but simply the memories and experience that come from these holidays. I keep train tickets and receipts. I rarely get tangible souvenirs like toys, and that’s one of the best ways of saving your money.

The flights were purchased through Jetstar – Brisbane direct to Narita. For the flight itself plus baggage allowance, the cost was between $1100 and $1200 (I don’t remember the exact digits). Tokyo hotels are a little pricey for my taste. Our accommodation, as I said, was found using Airbnb. Split between 4 people, the apartment was $240 each for the 11 nights. I wayyy over budgeted for food, transport and souvenirs (which did end up being about $200, but they were mostly gifts). Actual spending, with souvenirs included, only came to $700 (less than $70 a day!). We ate a majority of our meals from the local Family Mart. We never once ate at a restaurant, though I regret not going this time. However, by the end of a long day exploring, no one felt like going out again. Family Mart and Daiso were our main picks for purchasing food and snacks.

Nakamise markets

The Accommodation

Through Airbnb, I was able to find a perfect little apartment, full of traditional Japanese whimsy, with tatami floors, futons and paper sliding doors, while still having all the modern luxuries (read: wi-fi). It was an excellent choice, especially as it was winter. The heating was something we used any time we were at the apartment – it basically ran throughout the night. The toilet seat was heated too, and we grew to cherish it.

Though we had “hosts”, we only saw them a handful of times. They owned 3 apartments, all next to each other. Two were rented out through Airbnb, and they lived at the third. On the first night, they introduced themselves to us and showed us around the place, explaining devices and giving us instructions. During our stay they cooked us a traditional Japanese meal, and we exchanged awkward stories and jokes (only awkward due to the slight language barrier). On our last day, we returned the keys, said goodbye, and were on our way with no hassle. It was a very pleasant experience, and pending you get a good host, I highly recommend using Airbnb to find accommodation.

We had heard horror stories about places on Airbnb that were nothing like the photos – they were dirty or different, and the hosts unhelpful or possibly even thieves. Sometimes the guest wouldn’t be able to get their money back. While we did have a small hiccup on the road (our original booking with a different host was cancelled without reason. Airbnb came through with a 20% discount to put towards the next booking, or we had the choice of getting a complete refund. You can see which we chose), but in the end it worked out really well and we were stoked with the apartment.

Airbnb Apartment

The Souvenirs

I bought two mugs, a key ring and one dress, which wasn’t uniquely Japanese but just suited me well. Anything else that I thought was cute or worthy of having, I simply took a picture of. I feel no need in buying a ton of knick-knacks.

In my first two or three visits to Japan, I realized I had bought an insane amount of crap – oh boy, did I ever! I returned with several sets of Mickey Mouse ears from Disneyland; a thousand ‘kawaii’ plastic figurines and pieces; jewellery; notebooks; plushies. So much crap. While it’s fun to look at and certainly to take home, I soon realized it never had any real use. I have a large storage box filled with the stuff and I’ve only looked at it once or twice since buying it – that’s once or twice in 7 years!

So my advice for souvenirs is;

  • Take a lot of photos.
  • Keep all your tickets, receipts and wrappers.
  • Stick ‘em in a scrapbook with the photos.
  • If you want to buy something, make sure it’s for legit reasons (I drink a loooot of tea and coffee. Mugs are my perfect souvenir. But… I think I have enough now).

Updates are coming soon!

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Happy to be home?

Hello there everyone,

It’s now been four days since I arrived back in Australia. I can’t say I’m necessarily happy to be back – this was, after all, the final trip to Japan for quite some years. It was a short stay, in only one city, and I wish it could be much longer with extra adventures. But it’ll have to do for now.

It’s always interesting when I come home – I fall back easily into old habits, and once back in Australia, I have to constantly remind myself that I’m actually here. I have to stop myself from grabbing a coat before I head out the door – a jacket in 39°C weather? I don’t think so. I’ve said “arigatou” in thanks on three separate occasions. I’m disappointed when the local convenience store doesn’t have onigiri. Nothing like Family Mart! I stop being able to recognise Australian coins.

And I can’t stop looking at all my photos (a grand total of 2580 snaps for just 11 days).

Soon the photos and stories will be revealed. But there’s an awful lot to go through – so be patient! There’ll be new posts coming, such as an Airbnb review and some fab new tips for getting around Tokyo. For now, I’ll be updating you all with an overall account of Tokyo 2015.

Tokyo 2015

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Let’s shop!

Two of my favourite things to do in Japan are eat and shop, and my two favourite stores to shop in are Daiso and Kiddyland!

Daiso, a chain that recently opened many stores across South East Australia, is basically the Australian version of a $2 store. They are the 100 yen shop! You can buy food, household items, toys, (some) clothing, gardenware, stationery, games and more! All for 100 yen. Blimey! You can see why it’s one of my favourite places to shop – plus while I’m in Australia, it gives me a little comfort while I’m feeling “homesick” for Japan (Melon Soda, anyone?). If you’re a little low on cash too, you can shop at Daiso for your basics, even meals.


Kiddyland is, for all intents and purposes, a simply a toy store. However, that sentence doesn’t do justice to the pure exhilaration you get from being in one of these stores! Kiddyland Tokyo is a 5 storey wonderland of plush toys, actions figures and television characters. The last time I went was during October, and the whole shop front was completely decked out for Halloween.

Kiddyland Halloween | via Shiki Book Japan

Sorry for the bad photograph, I was only carrying my little point-and-shoot camera at the time.

Depending on what store you visit, the floors or certain areas of them will have dedicated themes (like Hello Kitty) that go crazy on decoration too – just like above.

kiddyland | via Shiki Book Japan

If you’re after easily-found souvenirs to take home with you for fussy family members or children who won’t really appreciate something truly cultural, Daiso and Kiddyland are the perfect places to shop.


Top 8 places to shop across Japan

(in my personal opinion and in no particular order)
 

1 | Shinjuku, Tokyo 

Shopping in Shinjuku can be somewhat overwhelming. From the second you step out of the train station, the lights and noise of the department stores make the whole place seem like the interior of a bustling casino. But there are some great shops amid all the mayhem, and you can find just about anything you ever wanted. Two branches of the Kinokuniya bookstore are here, as is stately Isetan, one of Tokyo’s most revered department stores, which caters to the young set. It is also a great place to come to shop for electronics if you’re not motivated to trek all the way to Akihabara.

SHINJUKU-TOKYO | via Shiki Book Japan

2 | Harajuku, Tokyo

Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. It has a split personality with two parallel shopping streets that cater to very different shoppers. Omotesando, known as Tokyo’s Champs-Elysees, is a tree lined avenue with upscale boutiques, cafes and several leading designer brand shops. Takeshita Dori, on the other hand, is a center of youth fashion and counter culture found along a narrow street crammed with shops and cafes targeting the younger, teenage crowd. Harajuku still earns much of its wider reputation a gathering place for fans and aficionados of Japanese street fashion and associated subcultures. Jingu Bashi, the pedestrian bridge between Harajuku Station and the entrance to the Meiji Shrine used to act as a gathering place on Sundays to showcase some of the more theatrical styles. 

harajuku | via Shiki Book Japan

3 | Odaiba, Tokyo

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. Odaiba has various areas dedicated to specialised themes and is a wonderland for shopaholics. Aqua City is a large shopping complex next to Odaiba Kaihin Park. After shopping among the 80 shops, mainly selling clothing, you can enjoy eating at “the Local Noodle Festival” which offers local foods from all over Japan. Decks Tokyo Beach is Odaiba’ s number one place for entertainment. There are various fashionable clothing shops and accessory shops. 

Odaiba | via Shiki Book Japan

4 | Hondori Shopping Arcade, Hiroshima

Hiroshima has a bustling downtown area, the main feature of which is Hondori Street. Hondori is a pedestrian arcade that is closed to traffic and lined with shops and restaurants. It starts near the Peace Park and stretches east about half a kilometer. Running parallel to Hondori is Aioidori (Aioi Street), the main street used by cars and trams. Along Aioi Street stand a few large department stores where even more shopping can be found.

Hondori Hiroshima | via Shiki Book Japan

5 | Shinsaibashi, Osaka 

Shinsaibashi is a district in the Chuo-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city’s main shopping area. It centers around Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dotonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street. The Shisaibashi has developed from the arcaded streets called Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. This district has a row of large size department stores and reasonably priced shops. The Suomachi-suji Street offers an elegant atmosphere with stone paved sidewalks with British style streetlamps and brick buildings. This area is nicknamed as the European Village. 

shinsaibashi | via Shiki Book Japan

6 | Asakusa Markets, Tokyo 

When approaching the Asakusa temple, visitors first enter through the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the outer gate of Sensoji Temple; the symbol of Asakusa and the entire city of Tokyo. A shopping street of over 200 meters, called Nakamise, leads from the outer gate to the temple’s second gate, the Hozomon. Alongside typical Japanese souvenirs such as yukata and folding fans, various traditional local snacks from the Asakusa area are sold along the Nakamise. The shopping street has a history of several centuries.

Asakusa Tokyo | via Shiki Book Japan

7 | Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Nishiki Market is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware. Nishiki Market has a pleasant, but busy atmosphere that is inviting to those who want to explore the variety of culinary delights that Kyoto is famous for. The stores found throughout the market range in size from small narrow stalls to larger two story shops. Most specialize in a particular type of food, and almost everything sold at the market is locally produced and procured.

Nishiki Market | via Shiki Book Japan

8 | Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade, Kyoto 

Shinkyogoku Street runs perpendicular to Nishiki Market. It’s what you’d expect to see in a Japanese shopping street. Random boutiques and small clothing stores. Another attraction of Shinkyogoku shopping arcade are the 7 temples and 1 shrine that are situated along the strip. Located in the centralized commercial district of downtown Kyoto (Shijo Kawaramachi Area), Shinkyogku Shopping arcade stretches 500 meters long. 

Shinkyogoku | via Shiki Book Japan


Just remember that anywhere you shop, you’ll more than likely need cash. Japan is a cash society, and cards and cheques are treated as second rate. You’ll have no problem using your plastic in big department stores, but watch out in the smaller shops, as most won’t carry an Eftpos or credit card machine. So remember to get cash out at every opportunity!

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Where have you shopped in Japan and how was the experience? Comment below! 

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Planning a budget trip

If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to save, save, save on everything you do. Going travelling isn’t about spending money on fancy hotels (because at the end of the day, it’s just a place to sleep) or expensive attractions. Decide what you really want to do and see. You’re in Japan after all, walking around and just enjoying the place itself is one of the best attractions anywhere you go.

Travel sites, guides and agents will all tell you, Japan is expensive, one of the most expensive countries in the world! But it’s only as costly as you make it to be. If it’s your style to stay in a 5-star resort, go out to dinner at fancy restaurants with exorbitant prices, and pay top dollar for a tour guide to take you to the far off spas that require ridiculous entrance fees, then of course it’s going to be expensive!

I think if you pick one aspect of your holiday to splurge on (the aspect that matters most to you), whether it be the souvenirs, first class seats, the hotel itself, the amount of attractions you visit or wining and dining about the place, then you won’t be missing out on more important things.

My recommendations are;

Stay in a budget hotel room

Your accommodation is the biggest expense you will encounter (aside from flights). But you can get great prices on a budget hotel or hostel room, plus a taste for the homelier side of Japan. You can get pretty good deals, even in the middle of the main cities, for somewhere along the lines of $60-$80 per person, per night. These room rates also generally include a free breakfast at the buffet for the duration of your stay there.

Budget hotel room | via Shiki Book Japan

Another way to save here is to visit in the off-peak season. Prices drop to bring in more guests, and no matter the weather, Japan is always beautiful. Sure, it will be cold in Winter, but there’s also so many more amazing things to experience in the snow!

For cheaper alternatives to hotels, I recommend the following types of accommodation:

J – Hoppers | J-Hoppers is the name of a hostel chain in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka and Takayama in Japan. Prices are ridiculously cheap, leaving you to spend your holiday budget on other exciting things. They offer free wifi and remain close to the best attractions. This chain is perfect for those hopping from city to city in Japan, hence the “J-Hoppers” !

Airbnb | Airbnb is a website for people to rent out and book houses, flats, rooms, etc for lodging and accommodation. It has listings in 192 countries.  You must register and create a profile with them before booking any accommodation. Every property registered is accompanied by a host whose profile comprises of recommendations by users, reviews by other guests, as well as a response rating and private messaging system, so you know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s a great way to get private accommodation and you can get pretty good deals that you wouldn’t find at hotels.

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Find a cheap flight

Well, flights to Japan aren’t cheap – averaging on the $1,000 mark for return fare (well, there goes half your holiday budget!). If you aren’t fussy with dates or times, be as flexible as possible. Keep an eye out for sales and discounts.

For instance, once or twice a year, Jet Star has a big Japan sale. The price for flights shrinks down to half the cost of the usual fare. This means big savings! The same goes for Expedia – once a year they have ‘The Asia Sale’ where tours and hotel package prices are slashed.

You can usually find out when these sales will occur a few months in advance. If you can work around the time of the sales, you can pull together a great trip on a budget price. In Australia, if you’re under the age of 26, you can also take advantage of a company called Student Flights, which supplies inexpensive hotel, flight and tour deals/packages, without actually having to be a student. Ah, but what about ScootFlyScoot provides cheap flights to Asian countries, and Japan is no exception!

For more information on booking flights, visit flights under the Holiday Travel menu. You’ll also be able to find information regarding Japan’s international airports.

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Organize transport prior

Under the Trains menu, there were several options on how to use the trains and what tickets best suited which traveler. A great way to save on tickets is to purchase a JR Pass. This pass allows you to take any JR train, wherever you want to go in the country, and as many rides as you want in the time that your ticket is valid (longest validity per ticket is 21 days).

Japan Rail Pass | via Shiki Book Japan

So if you want to travel across the country, this pass is the best way to save money on train tickets. However, if you plan to stay in one city, you can simply walk between destinations, or walk part of the way – why spend extra time and extra dough on the leg of a train trip, when you can walk the rest? Besides, you’ll get to see stuff you may have missed while in the carriage!

For Japan, it generally isn’t recommended to hire a car or take a taxi, due to the high cost involved, and the fact that everything can be accessed by walking or taking the train.

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Making your meals

Eating and dining is the other main expense you will encounter. As said above, most hotels include a free buffet breakfast – well, technically free. It’s generally included in the price of the room. Although it has been noted that these breakfasts don’t have a lot of variety, mostly toast, cereal, eggs, rice and coffee. If you don’t like the buffet, you can buy your own food to store in your room and make a meal yourself every morning (such as porridge, which only needs hot water and milk).

You can also pre-purchase ingredients to pack a lunch when you go out, or simply buy a bento box or sandwich from the local 7 Eleven – which are everywhere! This ensures a saving; bento boxes and sandwiches are quite cheap (and pretty healthy too!). If you can, make lunch your main meal of the day, as many restaurants offer midday specials.

7 Eleven | via Shiki Book Japan

For dinner, I reckon you could splurge on a couple of nicer restaurants during the course of your trip. It’s an experience to have, after all. But if you’d rather save the money for more important things, stick to noodle bars, curry houses and other forms of fast food – estimate about $10 per dish.

When setting up a budget and saving for your trip, include an ‘allowance’ for food, because let’s face it, nearly all of your meals will be eaten out while visiting another country. It’s recommended to over-budget for food – about $90 per day ($30 per meal). This ensures you won’t starve, and in the end, you may find yourself with left over cash that you can spend on the fun stuff. 

In the worst case scenario where you’ve only got 300 yen left (about $3), relax and know you can still feed yourself. Get to your local supermarket and head straight to the instant food isle, entirely dedicated to instant ramen. Think of it as two minute noodles, only tastier. If you want something even cheaper, there are 100 yen shops around which carry instant noodles for a buck. Heck yeah.

bento box | via Shiki Book Japan

Bento box

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Choose your attractions wisely

This may not even need to be mentioned, because a fair amount of the attractions around Japan are free or close to it. To enter a shrine or temple, there is generally a small entrance fee. If you aren’t keen on doing this, simply visiting outside is just as interesting.

For example, leading up to the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa is a flurry of markets and shops. It’s an attraction all in itself, without having to spend anything – though the market is full of great souvenir opportunities (eek, shopping!).

Some of the more expensive things to do would be visiting theme parks like Disneyland or Universal Studios, or taking a cruise along Lake Ashi (Mt Fuji). You can skip these expenses and swap them for cheaper alternatives like; touring Odaiba, visiting the collective shrines and gardens in Yoyogi park or seeing the Ghibli Museum.

Senso-ji | via Shiki Book Japan

Senso-ji and the shops lining the walkway leading up to the temple

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My few last words of advice are:

  • Only do the things you’re most interested in – don’t give in to seeing the Tokyo Metropolitan Building if you could care less for it.
  • Do only the things you have enough money for. If you don’t have enough of your budget left to go to Tokyo Disneyland, then find something else to do (there are plenty of cheaper, yet still fun, theme parks around).
  • In conjunction with that, plan the entire trip (budget and attractions included) way ahead of time. This leaves no room for surprises which may leave you running low on cash.

 

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Disappointed Travelers

There’s a few misconceptions I hear about Japan that constantly bother me. Travelers from around the world complain about using certain systems or the divergent way of doing things, and they forget they are in a different country, where things aren’t the same as back home. It’d be like complaining that it doesn’t snow over Christmas in Australia.

An article was posted in February 2014 called 10 Letdowns for Foreigners Visiting Japan. It annoyed me more than it probably should have (you can read the article here). The ‘letdowns’, as they were, seemed to all point in one direction; that the traveler didn’t do any research of the country they were visiting before they went there. Hmm.

Apologies in advance, but what you are about to read can only be described as a good old-fashioned rant. Now, the rest of this isn’t going to make much sense unless you’ve read the article. Okay, have you gone and done that? Good.

As I mentioned, the article is a list of 10 letdowns from travelers to Japan. The list comprised of 100 people telling respected newspaper Nikkei what they found disappointing. I have a problem with nearly everything on the list. Mostly, it appears as if the information was collected from 100 people who are culturally ignorant. I assumed the disappointment would be from lack of toilet paper available in public bathrooms, or something along those lines. But, no. It appears not. Here’s the 10 items listed (two items are tied for number 10) and why I disagree…

10. “Souvenirs: There aren’t enough.” This probably bothers me the most. While you are in another country, everything is a souvenir. Besides the fact that you should simply be excited to keep a ticket from the subway, there are “real” souvenirs everywhere. As said in the article, I guess the souvenirs being discussed are things such as mugs and key-chains. However, every shop contains SO many cultural items that you can purchase, as well as clothes, toys and the generic “Japanesey” stuff like chopsticks and fans. If you’ve just experienced the holiday of a lifetime, and have likely taken hundreds of photos, why whinge because you couldn’t buy a key-chain that said “I Heart Japan” on it?

10. “There’s no flexibility in interactions/dealings with people”. I don’t quite understand this one – what interactions? Are they trying to pick up? Are they just being served as a customer? What sort of flexibility are they after, exactly? There is a way things are handled, and a way things are not. It’s the same in every country.

9. “Withdrawing and exchanging money is difficult”: It’s really easy, as long as you do your homework before leaving home. You have multiple options;

  • Get a prepaid travel money card (like eftpos but for international use)
  • Exchange your money before you leave the country
  • Get a VISA

Withdrawing money shouldn’t be an issue – there are 7/11’s on every corner, and nearly all of them contain an international ATM, as does the Post Office. You never even have to visit a bank. I first went to Japan on a school tour in 2008. So if a 16 year old girl who doesn’t speak a lick of Japanese can do it, so can you. The instructions are quite clear. “I’ve seen many friends and colleagues have a tough time dealing with ATMS and banks that are geared for domestic customers and not international ones.” Australian ATMS aren’t really geared for international travellers either. Just sayin’.
If you’re still a bit confused by the ATMS, you can check out the Shiki Book instruction page and learn all about them.

8. “Many stores over package and over wrap”. Ugh, is that really a worry? Are you so affronted? How is this even an issue?

7. “Some restaurants don’t have non-smoking sections.” This is a country that only 100 years ago joined the rest of the world. It’s smoking regulations aren’t as strict, yes, but you should be able to find plenty of places that DO have non-smoking sections. Don’t get annoyed when SOME restaurants don’t offer a service you can easily find elsewhere.

6. “Food portions are small.” The food portions are proportionate! Think about it; you fill up so easily on a small amount of rice. Just deal with it, because if you’re still hungry, just order two serves.

5. “Lots of places were cash only.” DO YOUR HOMEWORK, PLEASE. “Even though it’s a developed country, I was surprised that lots of small shops don’t take credit card.” Doesn’t the term ‘small shop’ mean anything? Japan is a cash society. Cards are deemed slow and unpredictable. This information is all over the internet and all over travel brochures; they require cash!

4. “Not being told the way to eat certain dishes at restaurants.” Just eat it, like a normal human being. Be a big boy. They don’t tell you how to eat your meal in other countries either. Unless it requires you to cook it, you are going to be fine simply by putting it in your mouth and chewing.

3. “Unable to understand the meal ticket systems at restaurants.” HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? It’s so easy! Press the button on the meal you want; pay; get a ticket; give ticket to waiter; be seated; wait for food to arrive. Learn how to use them here.

2. “Free Wi-Fi lacking.” Wi-fi is not a right, it’s a luxury. We’re lucky to have it in so many various places across Australia. And of course, different countries operate differently. Their internet is a lot more strictly monitored too. Surely we’re not all so addicted to the internet, that we need to have it at every opportunity possible, even when we’re exploring a foreign country?

1. “There are few foreign language services.” Please, don’t go to another country if you don’t learn at least some of the language first. If you go anywhere without an inkling, you will always believe they don’t have enough foreign language services. Besides; most things in Japan also include the English translation. Not everything, but most things.


 

There you have it. I’m dreadfully sorry (though at heart, not really) about the way I view these “letdowns”. But they feel so trivial to me.

Have you got your own disappointments about travel to Japan? Comment below!
(I swear I won’t bite your head off…really!)

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Are you visitng Tokyo Disneyland?

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, or more specifically Tokyo, then you’ve likely stumbled upon the Disney themed parks in the Tokyo Bay area.

The following is an article from disneytouristblog.com, written by Tom Bricker. It’s in-depth, accurate and also includes some other helpful tourist information.

If you’re looking to visit Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disneysea, or you’ve already purchased tickets but are looking for some more information, this is the perfect place to start!

Tokyo Disney Resort 2015 Trip Planning Guide

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