Japan

@Ramsay (131)
Canada
March 17, 2009 7:33pm CST
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to Japan. I love the ancient culture aspect and the scenery and architecture...Have any of you lived or been to Japan and what do you recommend I see if I get to go there?
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• Philippines
18 Mar 09
ohhh gosh there are lots you can see in japan! i used to lived there! i lived there for about 2 years! i studied in japan. soka university! ummm if you want authentic good food .. go to osaka! nice beach.... okinawa! dont forget to try takoyaki, okonomiyaki and other japanese dishes! have fun! for more things you want to know just drop me a msg! and i'll be happy to answer you!
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Awesome!..When you moved there, did you understand the language? This would be quite a barrier for me. Thanks for all the tips of what to try! I really hope I get there.
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
no not a bit... but im a japanese language student then.. it's an advantage for me that i stayed there while learning their language! so i get to learn faster than while staying in philippines! there are lots of bloopers .... once i went to this store and i saw a very nice coat! so i went inside and check it out. of course i cant read kanji ( chinese charcters) then.. so i said how much is this and the shop owner shake his head and say "no .. no ..." so i tried speaking in japanese and say "ikura desu ka?" (meaning how much is this?) and he speak japanese in words i never heard off!! and he show me the door! i'm so annoyed!! and then after few months i happen to pass by that street again... but now i know how to speak and read japanese... good is my face went red!! its not even a store! its a laundry shop!!! hahahahhahaha more and more of this happen to me on my first 6 months of stay there! anyway i have a nice laugh with my frends after that inccident!
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
18 Mar 09
I've never been to japan myself but my father had and two of my aunts live there. My father worked when he was there so he told me all he ever got to visit was disneyland and that aquarium place. But I've watched a tv docu about japan and there are tons of amazing places to visit. There was even I place where these 2 ancient brothers weave really amazing kimonos in the old ways. Anyway I'm sure just being there is already going to be a treat.. ja mata!
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Yes from what I have seen, there seems to be lots of amazing places in Japan. Things that I would never imagine being from canada.. Some of their festivals are quite amazing and colourful as well.
@urbandekay (18312)
18 Mar 09
I do not recommend going to Japan unless you are fluent in Japanese or have Japanese friends. If you do go, visits to Fuji-san and Kyoto should be considered. all the best urban
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Oh really??..I have no knowledge of the Japanese language... It would be difficult I would imagine..but where theres a will, theres a way!
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
18 Mar 09
My little brother and I have always wanted to go to Japan. It's true that the scenery and architecture is nice but our main interest for wanting to go is to visit the Gundam musuem. We're both really big anime/game fans so we're more into that part of the culture. And, I've always wanted to shop in Akihabara. That place is like an otaku's heaven or something. They have shops selling electronics, computers, anime, manga, and other otaku related goods.
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
I think I would like to shop there as well.I too like anime and games. Thanks for the tips...
• United States
18 Mar 09
Hey, I hope you get to go there. I will go there in May, and I am very excietd for it. I have never been there either.
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Oh great..I hope you enjoy it..I think you need someone to carry your suitcases??..lol have a wonderful trip my friend!
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Hi Ramsey! I have always wanted to go to Japan as well, however, I have never been. I always look at pictures of Japan and pray that one day I will be able to afford to visit.
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Seems japan is popular..HOw about a mylot convention in Japan??...lol That would be awesome...I guess I have to see if I like to fly first as I never have...That could be a problem...
@ryotan08 (127)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
Hi Ramsay! I also want to go to Japan. I hope I can do it after i graduated. I would love to see Tokyo and Osaka. I want to see also the beautiful buildings of Japan as well as learn more about there culture. I love their food so definitely i would taste every food in every prefecture that i would be visitin, hopefully.
@majja1 (48)
• Australia
18 Mar 09
Never been there but would love to go. One of my friends went there as an exchange student for half a year and she absolutely loved it. She said it was like going to a country that is 100years ahead of the rest of the world but at the same time its a country that is so bound to its traditions.