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TigerMan02
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Japan
Staying at the Marroad International Hotel Narita 17-24. Any recommendations while there?


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Japan
Sushi. Lots of it.


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Lsupimp
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Yes, take at least one day to go into the rural countryside. That's the "real" Japan. Visit some temples, shrines and parks. Eat street food. Ask what the best yakitori is near your hotel and make it a point to sit there and eat like a king and drink a big Kirin or Asahi beer. Eat cheap Bento lunches. Learn some basic phrases (Japanese is easy). Japan is eye-opening in all the best ways.


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03GeeTee
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Say “Sumimasen” when you need to get your waiter’s attention. Most important phrase I used in Japan by far.


Brinner
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re: Japan
Go to new toyosu fish market and go to Sushi Daiwa then go to Tsukiji fish market. Senso-Ji shrine. Find some Melonpan and eat a ton of it. There is some by senso-ji. Go to kappabashi after that it’s the kitchen street with knives and everything that you would use in kitchen. Eat at Fuunji for tsukemen (dipping noodles). Eat yakitori at piss ally.

I just got back. Let me know if you have questions.

I second the sumimasin. I said it all the time.
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Lsupimp
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re: Japan
These basic phrases will go a long way:

Hai/iie
Wakarimasu/wakarimasen
Watashi wa (name here)
Sumimasen.
Arigato.
Arigato gozaimasu.
Domo.
Oneigashimasu.
Moshi moshi
(Watashi wa) America-jin desu.
Gomen nasai.
Ohayo gozaimasu.
Konichi wa.
Kon ban wa.
Gambate kudasai.
Iranai.
daijoubu.
eigo o hanasemasu ka?
ikura desu ka?
gochisousama deshita !
So so so so so....
Honto? (really)
So desu ka.
Ehhhhhhhh? ----When surprised
Onaka ga sukimashita
nodo (ga) kawaita.



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AugustaTiger
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Know that you are a good ways away from the city center of Tokyo. If you are wanting to see a lot of the city, I’d really recommend a hotel closer to the city center. Narita was a 45 minute shuttle ride from our hotel in DT Tokyo.
We didn't get to see Mt Fuji due to weather, which was what I was most excited about. We were there last July which was monsoon season for them. Tokyo and surrounding areas were fine, but Fuji was a no go.

We did a food tour which was one of our favorite things. If you don’t have the time or desire to do it with a group, you can do your own private tour. I think it was about $80/person. Went to four restaurants and had drinks and food at each.

LINK

Also, we had a guide that toured us around and gave us historical perspectives and a good look into Japanese culture. His rate was something like $250/ day total for a completely private tour for four people.

LINK

Both of those things really made our trip for us.
Food there was SO good. Just be respectful of their culture and you are good to go!

Also, love the sit around and eat yakitori and drinking beer idea from above. You will love it and then be so disappointed when you never find a good yakitori place in the States.
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