HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO JAPAN?

@precy828 (1295)
Philippines
November 22, 2006 8:23pm CST
I heard that Tokyo is the most expensive city. I want to see for myself if it's true.Do you also like to go there?
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I have never had the desire to travel, let alone outside my own country.
• India
29 Nov 06
yes Boos.. it was great mements.
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• India
28 Nov 06
PLANE
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@fbb198 (1322)
• India
27 Nov 06
i wud like to go only on paid trip.
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• Japan
27 Nov 06
hi, i am an indian.but,i got married and now i am in japan.i am living in yokahama city which is very near to tokyo.we need to travell only for half an hour to reach tokyo city.it is really true that tokyo is the very costliest city in the world.if i say the price list of the things,u will be more shocked.when i cam here at the first time,i was shocked a lot.it took more days for me to digest the cost of the things.but,at the same time,it is very nice place and nice people too.i also enjoy it.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
well,i really appreciate your comment regarding tokyo.it's very informative.i really like to go to japan.i really wish i could go there for a vacation.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
well,i really appreciate your comment regarding tokyo.it's very informative.i really like to go to japan.i really wish i could go there for a vacation.
@finders (56)
• Indonesia
28 Nov 06
I'd love to , but with the high cost of living it's imposible . My friends told me that behavior of japan community are hard worker . It's not easy to adapt with their culture .
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
just be yourself and accomodating to the host country.follow their rules and regulations.
@ezzrssi (11195)
• Italy
27 Nov 06
dunno
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
thanks for the response
@fbb198 (1322)
• India
27 Nov 06
i wud like to go only on paid trip.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
thanks for the response
@kain555 (595)
• Romania
27 Nov 06
i would . i want to see kyoto
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
thanks for the response
@Saninicu (345)
• Romania
26 Nov 06
Yes,I would like to go to tokyo.But there are other things to visit in japan more interesting...I would like to visit a shaolin temple and the woods in there...Or mountain Fuji.I heard it's very beautifull there
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
i also heard that.there are so many beautiful place in japan that's why i also like to go there and see for myself
• Brazil
26 Nov 06
I want to go to Japan too, that seems to be a nice place.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
thanks for the response
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
26 Nov 06
Moai Rano raraku - Moai are statues carved from compressed volcanic ash on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island). The statues are all monolithic, that is, carved in one piece. The largest moai erected, "Paro", was almost 10 metres (33 feet) high and weighed 75 tonnes (74 Imperial tons, 83 American tons). One unfinished sculpture has been found that would have been 21 metres (69 ft) tall and would have weighed about 270 tons.

Fewer than one-fifth of the statues that were moved to ceremonial sites and then erected once they had red stone cylinders (pukau) placed on their heads. These "topknots", as they are often called, were carved in a single quarry known as Puna Pau. About 95% of the 887 moai known to date were carved out of compressed volcanic ash at Rano Raraku, where 394 moai still remain visible today. Recent GPS mapping in the interior may add additional moai to that count. The quarries in Rano Raraku appear to have been abandoned abruptly, with many incomplete statues still in situ. However, the pattern of work is very complex and is still being studied. Practically all of the completed moai that were moved from Rano Raraku and erected upright on ceremonial platforms were subsequently toppled by native islanders in the period after construction ceased.
Maps of Easter Island showing locations of Moai
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Maps of Easter Island showing locations of Moai
A close up of the moai at Ahu Tahai, restored with coral eyes by the American archaeologist William Mulloy
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A close up of the moai at Ahu Tahai, restored with coral eyes by the American archaeologist William Mulloy

Although usually identified as "heads" only, the moai are actually heads and truncated torsos.

In recent years, toppled moai have been found untouched and face-down. This led to the discovery that the famous deep eye sockets of the moai were designed to hold coral eyes. Replica eyes have been constructed and placed in some statues for photographs.

The most widely accepted theory is that the statues were carved by the Polynesian colonizers of the island beginning by about A.D. 1000–1100. In addition to representing deceased ancestors, the moai, once they were erect on ceremonial sites, may also have been regarded as the embodiment of powerful living chiefs. They were also important lineage status symbols. The moai were carved by a distinguished class of professional carvers who were comparable in status to high-ranking members of other Polynesian craft guilds. The statues must have been extremely expensive to craft; not only would the actual carving of each statue require effort and resources, but the finished product was then hauled to its final location and erected. It is not known exactly how the moai were moved but the process almost certainly required human energy, ropes, wooden sledges and/or rollers. Another theory is that the moai may have been "walked" by rocking them forward. (Pavel Pavel and his successful experiment showed that only 17 people with ropes are needed for relatively fast transportation of the statues). By the mid-1800s, all the moai outside of Rano Raraku and many within the quarry itself had been knocked over. Today, about 50 moai have been re-erected on their ceremonial sites.

Ancient island legends speak of a clan chief called Hotu Matu'a, who left his original home in search of a new one. The place he chose is now known to us as Easter Island. When he died, the island was divided between his six sons and later sub-divided among their descendants. The islanders may have believed that their statues would capture the chiefs' "mana" (supernatural powers). They may have believed that by concentrating mana on the island good things would result, e.g., rain would fall and crops would grow. The settlement legend is a fragment of what was surely a much more complicated and multi-faceted, mythic sketch, and it has changed over time.
YES!!!!!! But I don't want to visit Tokyo or any other great city. The beauty of Japan lies in its landscapes and traditions.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
i believe.anyway,there's this japanese garden that originated in japan,right?it's being called japanese garden for a reason that there are many japanese that has a very small land area but they would still like to put garden on their premise so,they invented a little space on their small units just to have a garden.
• Canada
26 Nov 06
Yes i want to go Japan
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
me too.that's why i asked this on my discussion to know if there are also people who wants to visit japan for business and pleasure alike.
@Jestin (560)
• Philippines
26 Nov 06
YES! YES! YES!=P
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
me also,yes,yes,yes...and a big YES!i think everyone who loves to travel would really want to visit tokyo as one of their itinerary.
• United States
25 Nov 06
I lived in Tokyo for three years and I loved it. I taught English which was a great opportunity for anyone who would like to visit and know more about the country. It was expensive, but it was worth it. Plus, once you get to know your way around it is not as expensive as everyone would think.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
wow.that's a very good comment.i like that because i am really planning to visit tokyo for business purposes.i really wish i were there to help me around and haggle for good bargains.anyway,thanks a lot.
@dhaeo_09 (1007)
• Philippines
24 Nov 06
I want to see Japanese girls in japan.
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
japanese girls are really flawless and their skin are outrageously gorgeous.i wish that i could be like that.
@lantaidua (280)
• Japan
23 Nov 06
why tokyo can chatagorized as one of the most expensive city in the world just beacause the land's price there is very high that's why apartement cost is high too. food price is standard i think. we, who live in japan say that in tokyo you can find the most expensive thing and you can also find the cheapest one ^_^
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
ok.but if the standard of living is hign in tokyo, i think you can still say that it's the most expensive city in the world.what do you think?
@cyfernet (2385)
• United States
23 Nov 06
yes i want to go to japan someday
@precy828 (1295)
• Philippines
26 Nov 06
i do also.i just hope that i could save enough money so that i could be able to visit and travel to japan.good luck to us
@fbb198 (1322)
• India
27 Nov 06
i wud like to go only on paid trip.
@nkarthick (1273)
• India
27 Nov 06
Not now may be in future. ok bye bye