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How long did it take to change from a tourist to a spouse visa?

My wife and I turned in all our paperwork in about 3 days ago. Immigration told us it would take anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month to get it. I know it is always different because they review on a case by case basis.

I am from the US and we are currently living in Shizuoka CIty. Is there anyone married and living in this city as well?

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To relax in Japan and beaches

I will be travelling as a lonely traveller to Japan for 3 weeks in July August 2015
The first week I would like to relax.
Due to very much work back home I am not very well trained for much hiking and would like to start my holiday at a nice beach. I am planning also to buye the rail ticket for Japan.
The ferries to the islands and the islands themselves seem to be very early booked the ferrys quite expensive.
Does anyone know some nice beaches in Japan not on the small islands far away.

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Climbing Fuji in August

Hi

I want to climb Fuji in August. I plan to take the Yoshida trail. I am thinking I will come from Matsumoto to climb and then stay in Fuji five lakes for one night after before heading to Tokyo. I want to do the traditional overnight climb to see the sunrise.

Is there somewhere I could leave my luggage overnight while I climb?

What do you think of staying in a mountain hut part way up?

Is it easy and safe enough to do unguided? I hear there are many many people climbing during the season…

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No accommodation!

Hello,
I'm currently in Japan with no accommodation booked. It's very busy everywhere and I'm struggling to find Internet. Does anyone know of places to stay in Kyoto who don't have online booking?
Verity

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Cricket World Cup

Hello,

I'm in Tokyo for the weekend and want to watch the cricket World Cup Final on Sunday evening. There seems to be a rule against foreigners using Internet cafes. Does anyone know a bar that might be showing the match?
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Verity

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Tsukiji Fishmarket - worthy to get up so early in the morning or not?

Hi guys!
As I'm putting the final lines in my program for Tokyo, where I'm going next week, could you please tell me if the Tsukiji Fishmarket is worthy the early wake up or not?
I know that in order to see how they bring the catch it's really necessary to go there before 5 a.m., which means that wherever I stay in Tokyo I should get up and be ready to go not later than 3:30-4 a.m. Having in mind that at that time the metro and buses won't be probably working, do you think that it's worthy the…

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The Dreaded Daikiretto - just how bad is it?

Hi all

I will be trekking in September in Japan, amongst other hikes the Tate-yama to Kamikochi 6 day hike and I would like to hear from anyone that has done it before, in particular the Daikiretto section which is full of steel ladders, chains and rope drops.
LP make a reasonable deal about how scary it is, and I wanted to hear others experiences. Just how bad is it? How dangerous? Does anyone have a link to a blog or something else that may have photo's?
Interested in any views or…

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Takayama vs. Magome/Tsumago

Hey All!

Planning to do the hike from Magome to Tsumago the first week of April. Now, given the older architecture I'll be seeing on the hike, do you think it would still be worth seeing Takayama (not during festival time) for a day, or will what I see on the hike be much better?

Thanks so much!

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Ideas for an offbeat anniversary destination

Hello!

My wife and I are celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary this year - we'll have a two week window in the first half of October to go away and celebrate it. We're pretty keen on Japan - it's a country I've visited before but I'm looking for a fresh view. We'd like something very relaxing (possibly onsen) but also with some culture, as my wife knows very little about Japan and would, I'm sure, find it fascinating.

At this stage I'm just wondering if anyone has some interesting ideas…

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Weather in June

Hello,

I will be travelling extensively on Honshu for the entirety of June and was wondering if anyone is able to give me an idea of what the weather will be like?

I've looked online and there are so many differing sources claiming it will be super humid and rain for hours every day or that it's not really that bad... I've travelled in SE Asia during monsoon season and was totally unprepared so I just want to find out what it will be like from people with experience.

I know the weather can…