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  • 1. *General Advices

    like what I've said at my many packing list tips, it is best to bring a large but ultra light luggage with strollers and an extra foldable bag with strollers for your extra hand carry items if you...

  • 2. Rain Gear

    if you plan to visit Japan and tokyo during the fall season, you better bring umbrellas and rain coats or other rain gear handy as this is also the time of occasional thunderstorms and showers and...

  • 3. Knowledge

    Make sure to get a small pocket Japanese-English dictionary if you are travelling in Japan. Most of the people living in the province or the outskirts of Japan don't speak English at all! The map is...

  • 4. Just In Case...

    During WW2 d-day landings it is said that condoms provided for British soldiers were marked "XXL - British troops only". This was a rather obvious morale-boosting initiative. Quite what the Americans...

  • 5. Expense

    CASH and LOTS of it!! I was actually here 'on business', had to pick up some papers, so I wasn't looking at buying much. But as it was my first time, I just decided to turn the rest of the day into a...

  • 6. Shoes Off

    I would recommend velcro shoes or shoes without laces, which can be easily put on and taken off. You constantly have to take off / put on shoes... a bit of hard work if you have to lace them up every...

  • 7. Gifts / Souvenirs To Japanese Friends

    When visiting someone's home in Japan, it is customary to bring an "omiyage" or a gift of some sort. Probably a souvenir from your local home will be very appreciated. It is almost unheard of for a...

  • 8. Bring two cameras with extra batteries

    remember my golden rule on travel! always bring at least two cameras (one big and one small) when travelling and one must be weather proof (water proof, shock...

  • 9. Temperamental Tokyo!

    Definitely a backpack for trecking around during the day - for your camera, water, maps etc. If you are visiting a lot of temples, take easily removable shoes...

  • 10. Gaijin should remember deodorant!

    Japanese people sometimes have a visceral negative reaction to westerners' personal body odor, which is quite distinctive because of our intake of dairy and...

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