I really want to go to Japan!

Philippines
November 11, 2011 3:40am CST
I am very interested in Japanese culture and wanted to visit Japan, It's kinda expensive to go there though. I wish someday I could.
15 responses
@maximax8 (27053)
12 Nov 11
I once read a travel book and it said $1000 would last 67 days in India but only 14 days in Japan. I think that you could begin by borrowing a travel guide book on Japan from your local library. You would be interested in the cheapest accommodation. You would find rice is the most economical food in Japan. If I went to Japan I would get flights in Kyoto and not Tokyo. I would take a 7 day Japan Rail Pass with me. I would take lots of food with me on my trip. I would travel as cheaply as possible. Japanese culture seems very interesting to me. Good luck achieving your dream to travel to Japan.
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
yes right, but good thing is that I have someone who could accomodate me there in Japan.
@sunli123 (540)
• China
12 Nov 11
Do you have some friends or classmates in this country? If so, that might be more convenient as they can help you with the accommodation. As to the transportation, you can try to book flights earlier. It is said that it will be much cheaper to book airplane tickets six months in advance. Also, different airlines will have different discounts. Try to find a reasonable one. I do hope you can visit Japan in the near future.
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
Yes I have someone who could accomodate me there. :) But still, it is expensive for me.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
hello, It is really difficult to go to Japan because of some restricted interview and I think it is by process when you do it legally but I think when it is illegal you just have to pay and I dont know what is the exact amount of it. Well, I love traveling because it is fun and everyone loves it because you can enjoy lot of things especially if you have a lot of family.
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
of course I will go there legally.
@smikin (18)
11 Nov 11
Japan is one of the country I'd want and love to travel. But you need to have visa at is expensive. I'd love to go to Japan because I'm a anime and jdrama fanatic.
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
Either I love to go to Japan, it is in my first list.
@WakeUpKitty (8716)
• Netherlands
11 Nov 11
Traveling is always expensive no matter where you go. But there is also always a way to get there if you really want to. Perhaps there is a volunteering organisation that will pay for your ticket if you go over there for longer, or you only pay for your ticket and they pay the rest (your long staying over there). There are other ways to get there (cheap flights, might be not straight away but does that matter?). If you are really interested in the country, culture, people join sites where you can meet them. Who knows they have great tips, will invite you or show you around. By just wishing you will never get anywhere. Search, see what is possible and make plans when you will do this. Only then you will arrive at Japan.
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
how can I find these organizations?
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
I want to visit Japan too, specially at spring time. I heard that flowers bloom so nicely in Japan during spring season.
@Porcospino (16436)
• Denmark
22 Feb 12
I also want to visit Japan one day. I have a Japanese friend that I would like to visit. We had lost touch, but recently I found her on Facebook and I am very happy to talk to her again. It is one of my dreams to visit my friend and the city where she lives, afterwards I would travel around and visit other places in Japan. Unfortuneately Japan is not a cheap country to visit, and it will definately take a while before I have enough money to pay for a trip to Japan, but I hope that my dream will come true one day.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
30 Jan 12
That was one of my dream-travels too! Fortunately, when I was still working around Asia, the company I was employed with sent me to Tokyou for some desing approvals. I had a host who toured me around not only with work requirements, but also with a few sight seeing trips. It was great!
• Kenya
29 Jan 12
You could register into a foreign student exchange program. You get discounted flight tickets and free accomodation with the family hosting you.
@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
28 Nov 11
Me too... I have been always fascinated by their culture. I want to know more about the way of the samurais and the geishas. I really, really like their food. One of my aunts says the Japanese food being cooked here is nothing compared to the authentic cooking of Japanese food in their homeland. I also love their animes. I tried to study Nippongo just so that I can understand the animes that I have been watching... There are many ways to getting there by the way as stated by the other mylotters. But the surest way to go there is by saving now and planning ahead. As for me, I have been wanting to go there ever since I was in high school but to no avail. Recently, my friends and I decided to really save so that this plan of ours would become a reality. We would be starting to save next month and target to go to Japan by March of 2013. It also helps to be on a look out for promos for airfares. That will really cut down on the cost. As you have said earlier, it is good that you have a place to stay there. I am hearing that the hotels there are quite expensive. It would be also advisable to go with your friends or a group to have a good deal on the tours or your expenses in going around the country. But before all that, it is also advisable that you have a stable job and have an adequate amount of money in the bank before you apply for a Japanese visa. They are very strict sometimes.
• Indonesia
23 Nov 11
If you're smart in Japanese, of course, very easy for you to go to Japan. You are now looking for work through official labor agency and try your luck through the employment agency. I hope you will then be recruited or employed in Japan. Best of Luck My Friend.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
18 Nov 11
I have been to Japan a few times. Oh yes, Japan is a beautiful country. People are very friendly and very courteous. I visited the cities Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. I took the bullet train. That was amazing, a unique experience. One of the sites I could never forget is Mount Fuji (Fujiyama), a breathtaking beauty !
@Queen_11 (308)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I am also fascinated and very interested in the Japanese culture and scenery! This started when I saw my first Japan Home Video that was I think shown on RPN9, a local channel. I was able to view their clean, beautiful and historical places and how they perform their ancient old customs. For now, I suggest that you learn Nihonggo so that when the time comes for your Japan travel, you'll be able to fully appreciate the sounds and sights :)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
If given a chance i would love to visit japan also..but i really want to do it while working there...hope i could got a chance to also study with them also...their culture is great and i would say that i want to learn from them how to prepare food that i love... Dear better we start to plan how to be there..our wish was next to impossible if we will not act for it!! Sew yah there!!
• Indonesia
15 Nov 11
my friend's brother work there and said that it's very beautiful. my friend always tagged pic of japan and its culture there.