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Have you ever been to Japan ?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
One of my sons has just turned 18 and would like to go to Japan - so I have said I will take him for his 21st - My youngest will be 13 and I will be ?? (old enough to know better - lol) - It will take me 3 years to save the money needed to pay for it so my questions are:-

Has anyone done it and what did they think of it ?

What are the best places to visit ?

Who did you book with ?

Is there anything you wouldn't recommend ?

Is it better to book things (trips, train fares etc) here before we go or over there ?

If you went with a 'Tour' did you feel 'tied down' by it or would you have preferred to 'go it alone' ?

Thanks you for any tips and hints you may have x
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
never been myself but would love to go. i know it's very expensive, that's as much help as i can be lol
#2
Yeh I want to go there sometime.
There's a lot of places I want to go actually.
#3
Mum2Connor&Cerys;2258284
Yeh I want to go there sometime.
There's a lot of places I want to go actually.

also on this thread if people would like to put where they would really like to go but have never been - it may give me some ideas where to go for my next holiday
#4
went to hong kong and singapore on honeymoon.... i know its not japan but it made me fall in love with the far east... the people are awesome..the standards are so high there..feel very safe there as well. defo recommend it.....
#5
i have been several times for about 2 weeks each (business related), howver have only been in osaka and surrounding areas.
Kyoto is the best place to visit there, followed by Nara.
#6
as for trains: there apparently is a train ticket you can use all over Japan; this needs to be booked before you arrive. Can't remember what's it called but if you google you should find it. Otherwise train travel is quite expensive over there.
#7
Went to Japan for the World Cup. Hotels weren' t that expensive. Suggest you get the train pass before you go as I don't think you can buy one once you are there. it lets you travel on all trains (including the bullet train). The train service is exceptional . We stayed in Tokyo & Kyoto.
The fish market is worth a trip in Tokyo but you have to get up very earlier. Food was expensive as far as I can remeber but there was a McDonalds to fall back on.

You must go to Hiroshima. It is a really interesting place and there is an excellent museum.
#8
sn0ttyang3l
also on this thread if people would like to put where they would really like to go but have never been - it may give me some ideas where to go for my next holiday


South Africa. Have to wait until the kids leave home beforre that gets financed.
#9
I have been to Japan before. It is better to go with a tour since everything is in Japanese and it is hard to ask for directions. I didn't go with a tour and it was very difficult just using a map and just going to places the travel book recommended...it was also difficult finding help on the street since they don't speak english very well. Japanese have a great nightlife but not children appropriate lol so don't let your boys alone. I cannot give specific places to visit since I don't remember. A famous dish is Kobe Steak where they massage the cow to give the steak more tenderness.
#10
I loved Japan. And it's not as expensive as you might think (although the £ has lost a lot against the yen recently). Go to Tokyo. You can easily spend a week there. I found that if you eat in smaller restaurants away from places like Ginza (I stayed close to University of Tokyo) the prices are cheap. I recall paying about £8 for a meal in the evening and as little as £3 for a noodle lunch. Subway is cheap and efficient. Karaoke bars hilarious and if you are brave, try a sento bath. I wouldn't book much in advance; the country is safe and easily to travel round. Go to Akiabara and get manga and cheap electronics. And try fish markets of Tsukiji. Trust me, you will have an absolutely amazing time. It's one of the few places that I have been to that I would love to return to and spend more time.
#11
I lived there for 4 years, anything specific you need to know just give me a shout!

On where your best to go....

There really is so much to see, but its very spread out, unless you stay in Tokyo and then its all there. The other options are Kyoto and Kobe and places like that. Not much there but temples and things but great all the same.


I could write pages and pages about what to do and see.

Best bet buy a Lonely Planet guide and have a good read. narrow it down see what takes your fancy let us know what looks best and I and maybe some others can give you a better idea if its worth seeing or what your specifically missing.



It is quite and extraordinary place.

As far as getting about whilst your there, the trains and tube are the best way, they are worlds apart from our own rail system. They are safe, on time cheap,clean and go everywhere.
#12
Amsterdam for obvious reasons!
#13
harlzter
Amsterdam for obvious reasons!


;-)
#14
sn0ttyang3l
also on this thread if people would like to put where they would really like to go but have never been - it may give me some ideas where to go for my next holiday


I like to go to Japan,America - New York,Florida,and others.

I heard Barcelona is amazing so want to go there,yeh as Harltzer said there.I think having a travel round Europe in general.

I want to swim with dolphins.

I've been no further than Paris so far!
#15
I'm actually learning Japanese, very interesting language. Haven't got the money for a trip over there yet though. Will do one day, I've heard very good thngs about it.
#16
thank you everyone - celticsun i will certainly take note of your comments they were very helpful - thanks xxx

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