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09-15-2007, 09:35 AM

also another lil tip.

if you have internet access try checkin out the dates when the Exchange rates are good.

i went one time and it was 110 yen for every dollar
and another when it was 126 yen for every dollar

it all adds up and makes a big difference when your taking out large amounts of cash


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This information is awesome and valuble to me!!!
Thankyou for the honest information about Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku!!!


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09-20-2007, 11:34 PM

Hey! I love all your tips! *worship*

Could you recommend tips if I wanted to show my parents it would be safe, not to mention inexpensive, for me to take a summer trip with a friend? Preferably see more than one city, and not have to take my parents or something.



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Safe? Totally.

Inexpensive? For a summer? hmmm
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Thank-you~
This guide owns. I'll correct it and print it for my friends. :3

My school trip next year will cost $4000 CDN for lunch and dinner (I never eat breakfast anyways), plus hotel. It's a really good deal and It's 2 weeks. You go all over Japan. Not including my spending money. -rubs hands together-

I plan on going to Japan for 2 months after I graduate, just to see If I want to live there. How much does the average English teacher get there you think?



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4000 CDN? Wow! Is that a good deal? I hosted a couple 3 week trips for under 2000 US, but that was almost totally with homestays.

On the JET program you get 300,000 yen a month...more than enough for a single person to live on.
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Haha nice! That's an awesome guide.


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just reviving the thread =) *bump*



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Do not travel within 4 days of new years.

every thing shuts down on new years and 3-4 days after.

I agency where i got my apartment decided to not tell me this and i was stuck in japan for 4days with no place to live.

and i wasnt about to shell out 400 bucks for a hotel.

Also many stores are closed.

Dont wear nice shoes on New years or the day after cuz you will end up stepping in vomit.

Japanese party hard, and you'll see that from the streets littered with drunk people.

Generally lil more traffic so avoid taking cabs.
(colder weather, snowy, wet, etc. etc.)

Do, take advantage of the Embrella covers or Umbrella holders when you enter a store.

Very impolite to have a wet umbrella when walking around *common sense*

and to the people who not know, most stores will have a lil box with a plastic baggy dispenser which you can slide your closed umbrella into and cover it.

heres a random one, lot of vending machines will have 2 selections of the same drink.

one colored in blue *cold* one colored in red *hot*

dont make the mistake by tryin to get a hot coffee or tea and selecting the blue button for it.

Do not buy expensive umbrellas, cuz they will get taken and you most likely will end up with some one elses.
many shops wont let you in holding a umbrella and require you to put them on the stand or rack. people just grab any umbrella on the way out, so dont be surprised if yours gets mistakenly taken.

umm thats all i can really think of now.

im actually not in Tokyo any more, =P ill be in vietnam until January 6th =D


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