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Amami Island

Hello,

Since I have been fascinated by the last movie of Naomi Kawase, Still the water, I am thinking seriousely to visit Amami island next summer.

I have a question for those who already been there in summer: are there in the coastal waters lot of box jellyfish like further south in Okinawa?

Thank you for sharing experience!

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Itinerary for April-May, please comment!!

Hi, we would appreciate any feedback or tips on our itinerary (30 year old couple)

20-24/4 Tokyo
25/4 train to Tsumago
26/4 walk to Magome, train to Matsumoto
27/4 Tateyama-Kurove alpine route, sleep in Tateyama
28/4 Takayama
29/4 Takayama
30/4 - 4/5 Kyoto
5/5 Koya-san
6/5 Osaka or Himeji or Hattoji
7/5 Naoshima
8/5 Naoshima
9/5 Hiroshima
10/5 Hiroshima
11/5 Fly Hiroshima - Tokyo

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Kyushu

I'm researching the possibility of doing part of my cycling trip in Kyushu. I have only about 8 days.

Given this limitation, I'm considering training it to Nagasaki, then riding back over the mountains via the nachi gorge, Mt Aso and one of the major shrines heading on to a port near Beppu to take the ferry to Shikoku.

I found this. Kyushu tourist map

Along my route, i want to try some hot spring baths and enjoy good scenery.

Do you approve of my choice in Kyushu or do you have a better…

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Fare for a seisshin ticket

I'm exploring the idea of starting my trip in Kyushu. Travelling by train looks to be the cheapest way. I need to get from Osaka to Nagasaki.

Can you help me figure out exactly what the details are. I always find these websites so ambiguous.

I need to know how much it will cost.
How much in advance i have to buy the ticket.

I already understand about the season and i will be in Japan in the right season to buy it as i arrive 10 March and want to travel within a few days.

I only want to…

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Japan or India???

Hello! In late June I will start a study abroad trip in Taiwan. However, I have the option of a side trip to either Japan or India. I've been to Japan before (2 weeks) but I really like the country, and I'd like to see more of Tokyo and see new places there, like Hokkaido. However, I can also visit India, which would be very new to me. Most likely I would see Delhi, Varanasi, and Chennai, along with some other places in Tamil Nadu. Plus, I could take advantage of the visa on arrival for US…

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japan urban culture? nightlife?

hi all. i'm planning to visit japan to meet my college friend early next year. can you name some exciting places to go their that are primarily focused on nightlife? can you enumerate specific places and how much should i expect to pay? also, i watched the film lost in translation. is the depiction of japan accurate? i'm sorry guys for over asking

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Kyushu - Kumamoto or Kagoshima ?

Hi all
We will be spending 11 days in Kyushu next March; we will be in 3 night in Fukuoka, 2 nights in Nagasaki, 1 night in Kumamoto before spending 2 in Kurokawa Onsen, and were wondering if we should head directly to Kagoshima from there for 3 nights, or stop another night in Kumamoto & then 2 nights in Kagoshima as we will have had only a ½ day in Kumamoto on our way to Kurokawa Onsen - We are seasoned travellers, 2nd time in Japan, and we like arts, crafts, nature, culture over nightlife…

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Russian visa from Japan

Hi!
Has anybody recently obtained a Russian visa from Japan as a non-japanese resident (just as a normal tourist)? I found a thread about how to get a Russian visa in Japan, but it was quite old. I have tried to google this, but I can't find any relevant info anywhere...Me and my girlfriend are travelling Asia for about five months, so we can't apply the visa from our home country...

Thank you for your help! :)

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Dialing a US toll free number from japan

From my docomo mobile phone, how do I dial from japan to the US? I want to dial a toll free number (i.e. 0120-677-655), however, i get a recording stating the number i am dialing is not valid. I am actually dialing +1-0120-677-655

How do I dial out? Thanks

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Tokyo / Kyoto - unusual sights

Hello, we'll arrive in Tokyo on the morning of December 31st and spend seven days there (including a day trip to Nikko), then four full days in Kyoto (with a day trip to Nara, probably). We'll also be in Kanazawa and the Gassho villages, but my questions on this post are about Tokyo and Kyoto.

This will be our first time in Japan (the first time for me in Asia). We're two mid-adults interested mainly in cultural-related visits and events, not only the famous landmarks but also in the broader…