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    (Original post by Jodie_mort)
    I've heard the street food is really good but don't they eat sharks and pets though?


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    In a lot of things you will be lucky to find shark, and pets not in any decent street vendor and even in bad ones it would be hard
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    In a lot of things you will be lucky to find shark, and pets not in any decent street vendor and even in bad ones it would be hard
    Okay that's reassuring thank you


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    I found that my 02 signal was not working in some places in Japan. Normally, it just connects to local networks like DOCOMO, but in Kyoto and Hiroshima there was nothing at all. I couldn't even text back home to say I was alright.

    Great guide for everything Japanese-related: https://backpackerlee.wordpress.com/...st-asia/japan/
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    I found that my 02 signal was not working in some places in Japan. Normally, it just connects to local networks like DOCOMO, but in Kyoto and Hiroshima there was nothing at all. I couldn't even text back home to say I was alright.
    Okay thanks for letting me know, did you visit Nagasaki because I'm also going there?


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    (Original post by Jodie_mort)
    Wow really? I know nothing about that haha


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    The same applies to Nagasaki and Hiroshima since American combat pilots have thrown an atomic bomb on those cities. Poor Japan.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    The same applies to Nagasaki and Hiroshima since American combat pilots have thrown an atomic bomb on those cities. Poor Japan.
    I studied it in history, it sounds well cool!


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    (Original post by Jodie_mort)
    I studied it in history, it sounds well cool!


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    Well cool?! cities which are not can not be travelled or used to build a livelihood up for billions of years is well cool?!?!
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    Well cool?! cities which are not can not be travelled or used to build a livelihood up for billions of years is well cool?!?!
    The history is what I found cool. I do feel sorry for Japan haha


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    Ueno Zoo, Akhihabara, Takeshita Street, the Imperial Palace, Ghibli Museum at Mikata. Also just try some small Japanese supermarkets etc just to see how different they are! I was shocked to find that they sell hedgehogs in pet shops over there . . .

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    ALSO TRY MELON SODA. IT IS DIVINE.

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    ALSO TRY MELON SODA. IT IS DIVINE.

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    Okay! I will probably try everything there


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    (Original post by Jodie_mort)
    Okay! I will probably try everything there


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    Grab a teriyaki burger in McDonald's for sure. If you need Western food then JS Burgers in Tokyo is pretty great. Also okonomiyaki restaurants are nice, but they involve doing some of the cooking yourself!

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    Grab a teriyaki burger in McDonald's for sure. If you need Western food then JS Burgers in Tokyo is pretty great. Also okonomiyaki restaurants are nice, but they involve doing some of the cooking yourself!

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    That sounds cool with cooking yourself!


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    (Original post by Jodie_mort)
    That sounds cool with cooking yourself!


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    It was, I was pretty rubbish at it, though. Where in Tokyo are you staying?

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    It was, I was pretty rubbish at it, though. Where in Tokyo are you staying?

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    Centre of Japan I believe, not sure where exactly


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    You actually can go to Nagasaki and Hiroshima - both a large built up cities with no movie-like bomb craters or radioactive death pits.

    I've been to Hiroshima myself and it's just like Tokyo with massive skyscrapers and parks etc. The only signs of the bomb are the occaisonal memorial, the museum and the last remaining building from the bomb which has been kept as part of history.
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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    You actually can go to Nagasaki and Hiroshima - both a large built up cities with no movie-like bomb craters or radioactive death pits.

    I've been to Hiroshima myself and it's just like Tokyo with massive skyscrapers and parks etc. The only signs of the bomb are the occaisonal memorial, the museum and the last remaining building from the bomb which has been kept as part of history.
    Aw okay that's cool!


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    Been to the skytree, if you get there on a clear day you might have views all the way to Mt. Fuji, hazy day and you can't see as far, still quite good though, but a bit boring very quickly.
    Go to Shibuya, busiest crossing in the world, lots of independent shops you can wander around in.
    Harujuku is awesome, Takeashita Street is really busy and lots of good shops, also a temple that you can go to.
    Akihabara has loads of technology and anime shops, if you go on a sunday there the roads are closed so its pedestrian only and there is a market.
    Asakusa has a huge Buddist temple with a market leading up to it, its a beautiful place to go to, definitely a must see.
    Tokyo Decks has an indoor amusement centre, lots of virtual games and an indoor roller-coaster, and there is a huge mall with loads of fantastic restaurants to choose from.

    I was with scouts when we were in Tokyo and managed to do all this (and more, but they were one off events), hopefully you'll be able to see some of this!
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    Been to the skytree, if you get there on a clear day you might have views all the way to Mt. Fuji, hazy day and you can't see as far, still quite good though, but a bit boring very quickly.
    Go to Shibuya, busiest crossing in the world, lots of independent shops you can wander around in.
    Harujuku is awesome, Takeashita Street is really busy and lots of good shops, also a temple that you can go to.
    Akihabara has loads of technology and anime shops, if you go on a sunday there the roads are closed so its pedestrian only and there is a market.
    Asakusa has a huge Buddist temple with a market leading up to it, its a beautiful place to go to, definitely a must see.
    Tokyo Decks has an indoor amusement centre, lots of virtual games and an indoor roller-coaster, and there is a huge mall with loads of fantastic restaurants to choose from.

    I was with scouts when we were in Tokyo and managed to do all this (and more, but they were one off events), hopefully you'll be able to see some of this!
    Thank you! This is so helpful!


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