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It's safe. Per both the Japan Radiation Map and Safecast, radiation levels in Hokkaido are safe (green) at less than 0.05 microSieverts (μSv) per hour, or 1.2 μSv/day. For comparison, if you live in a brick or concrete house you get a dose of about 70 μSv/year, and if you spend 14 hours on a plane, you will get a dose of around 100 μSv from atmospheric ...


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This statue is in Heihe (黑河), Heilongjiang, China, on a riverside promenade on the south side of the Amur River, opposite the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to the north. Here's a random visitor's album of other sights in the vicinity, and here are a few more views of the statue: http://www.qyhbds.com/Product/xiaoyuandiaosu/3068.html ...


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Disclaimer: This isnt specifically in Kyoto. It's about 1h by train/car from Kyoto Station. The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum could be what you're looking for. It's located in Kobe, near Osaka. The museum features LOTS of information and displays on how woodworking and carpentry evolved from prehistoric Japan all the way to modern days. The building is ...


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Use a Japanese concierge service like this one: Do you need to buy goods from a Pokemon, Disney or other specialist store in Tokyo? GoodsFromJapan can organize various Japan Concierge services whatever your needs while in Japan or outside the country. http://www.goodsfromjapan.com/japan-concierge-services-a-133.html That was the top result on ...


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It can often be hard to find out in advance for some countries whether they require six months validity or not, so the safest option is always ensuring your passport is renewed well before that six month period. Fortunately though, for Japan, there's a fairly authoritative answer on this: Some Asian countries require 6 months passport validity for me to ...


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This should not be a problem. Conventionally, Japanese names are written with the surname first. They are applying the same convention to your name.


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There are quite a few options in Tokyo for the budget conscious traveller and some of these are seasonally effected (for both price and availability). じゃらん Site:English Site:Japanese The first place most Japanese people I know (as well as personally) check is a site / app called じゃらん. じゃらん shows all hotels with vacancies including low cost business ...


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Legally speaking, there's only one legal ID for foreigners in Japan: your passport. (Unless you're a long-term resident of Japan, in which case your zairyu card is also OK, but these aren't available to tourists.) That said, ID checks are pretty rare and in practice you can likely get away with a laminated photocopy of your passport's photo page. Do bear ...


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Sitting on a Kodama now and can't find any unfortunately, for future reference.


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I don't know if it is the cheapest, but the Sauna Century is only $18 a night, with free WiFi. Of course, your "room" will only be 1m x 1m x 2m, so the size of a generous coffin, but it's clean, safe, and cheap.


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It Needs to be valid on Arrival, that's it. It's the info airlines have and what's enforced by Japanese Immigration. How do I know? Timatic is your friend - ask at any airline counter :)


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Most if not some of the way is possible to be trekked on a semi-beaten path. The ridge you mention actually has roads most of the way around it. If you are to go hiking, some that I recommend (although still old paved roads) would be somewhere like Sky Road / Laputa Road (Yes, named after the Studio Ghibli movie). Google Map shows it as Closed (which it ...



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