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So I'm going to Japan in January for three weeks and I was wondering what are some of the key things I have see well I'm over there.
I know I'll be visiting Tokyo,Takayama,Kanazawa,Hiroshima/Miyajima, and Kyoto.
What are you interested in?
Tokyo has a lot of cool places. If you like games/electronics, Akihabara is fun. For fashion, Harajuku and Shibuya. There's also Disneyland and Disney Sea...


For Kyoto, I suggest going to Kiyomizuderu and Kinkakuji, they're super beautiful! Actually, any temple you go to will be beautiful.
For food, you HAVE TO GO TO NINJA. (In kawaramachi)
It's the best place ever. It's a old-fashion decor buffet-style restaurant, all you can eat for 90 minutes and the staff is all dressed like ninjas and do magic too
And while you're in kawaramachi, there's a bunch of places for shopping x3

But if you take any buses in Kyoto or the kansai area, you get on where you normally get off (through the door in the back) and you pay when you get off at the front.
Also, for Kyoto, there's a thing called an 'ichi nichi ken' (one day bus pass) that you can ride the bus as many times as you want for 500 yen (one fare costs 220yen, so if you are going to ride the bus more than twice that day, buy one!!) you can get them at kyoto station or by asking the driver
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Murder Toys
So I'm going to Japan in January for three weeks and I was wondering what are some of the key things I have see well I'm over there.
I know I'll be visiting Tokyo,Takayama,Kanazawa,Hiroshima/Miyajima, and Kyoto.
If you were going in February, I would have told you that you must go to Sapporo. They have a Snow Festival that is equal parts amazing and unbelievable. Hands down some of my favorite memories of Japan. heart

Ueno Zoo is a lot of fun for me, but I figure that it is pretty similar to any major city's Zoo, and you are looking for things that are more 'Japanese'-ish.

Another personal favorite that hasn't already been suggested by I Eat Dictionaries, is Nara. They have a park that is famous for the deer that bow at you when you give them a sembei (rice cracker). I think they are quite charming. heart

Osaka's castle is considered the most beautiful in Japan, so it is another spot that isn't a bad place to stop by. Thankfully, Nara, Osaka, and Kyoto are all within a decent train ride away from each other.

If you have the time and are willing to go off the beaten path, I'd like to suggest Tohoku. Areas such as Miyagi and Iwate were particularly hard hit by the Tsunami in March of 2011, and any money spent around those areas is going directly back into an economy that can desperately use it. Fukushima, of course, also needs the help financially, but I'd feel a bit uneasy urging someone to go there, with all of the awkward news that keeps coming out about the situation. If such things don't bother you, there's a small town called Aizuwakamatsu that is famous for a romantic piece of history. That is, if you consider young men killing themselves needlessly to be romantic.

I personally consider Date Matsumune to be far more fascinating.

P.S. If you are in the Tokyo area, maybe we can hang out at a Rotating Sushi Bar! 4laugh
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So I'm going to Japan in January for three weeks and I was wondering what are some of the key things I have see well I'm over there.
I know I'll be visiting Tokyo,Takayama,Kanazawa,Hiroshima/Miyajima, and Kyoto.
I loved my trip to Japan. Make sure to see the daibustu "big buddah" huge.
take me /w UUU!!!!!
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Aaaaaah take me with you!!! It's been my dream to visit since I was 6 years old ( now i'm... Oh wait i'm not saying how old i am... Hehe twisted )

Be sure to get lots of pocky, anime figures, your fair share of food, and take lots of pictures!!!!
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WOOOOHOO all what i can say is... take me T>T
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Aaaaaah take me with you!!! It's been my dream to visit since I was 6 years old ( now i'm... Oh wait i'm not saying how old i am... Hehe twisted )

Be sure to get lots of pocky, anime figures, your fair share of food, and take lots of pictures!!!!
Pocky is alright, but the unique flavor kit-kats is where it's at! talk2hand

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