2013-11-10 - 2013-11-15 , 6days
This was my first trip to a country where I didn't speak at least the rudiments of the language. While I could read katakana (one of the four Japanese scripts, mostly used for writing words borrowed from foreign languages), I couldn't say much. I only knew the words for about twenty different foods, one form of "thank you", "good morning", "goodbye", and "I don't understand". I couldn't say anything as complicated as, "Where is the train station?" I had been told over and over again that the Japanese were very polite and very formal. I'd been told that the Japanese were also very reserved and frequently racist. The mental image that I formed from that was sort of the English butler: using exquisitely formal (and cold) rules of correctness to stay very distant. That isn't what I found at all. In my (mostly commercial) interactions and watching people in the train station, I didn't see much difference between Americans and Japanese in terms of warmth. In fact, the word I would use to describe Japanese society is "nice". People genuinely wanted to be helpful.
2013-06-01 - 2013-08-15 , 76days
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this was my trip to Japan, Nara. Thirteen hundred years ago, Nara was the imperial capital of Japan.
2012-08-13 - 2012-08-13 , 1days
We travelled with my family to Japan, moved around by trains, stayed in ryokan and hostels
2013-04-10 - 2013-04-17 , 8days
We went to Tokio just for one week, it was not enough ((. Wish to go there again! But 11 hours of flying was too much for me.
2014-04-13 - 2014-04-16 , 4days
My Dreams come true in Japan ... I like Japanese food, Cherry Blossoms (Sakura), Mt. Fuji so much It's beautiful place and good weather when I stay. (In springtime) I Love JAPAN !!!
2014-08-13 - 2014-08-13 , 1days
My brother and I heard that Kobe's Chinatown was one of the biggest in Japan and we came all the way from Hiroshima to test it!
2013-07-20 - 2013-07-20 , 1days