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Pools in Japan are usually divided in two sections: lanes running the length of the pool for "serious" swimmers, and a general section for everybody else (including children etc). In the "serious" lanes, all you're allowed to do is swim up and down the lane at the same speed as others in that lane, which are typically physically marked with lane ropes. ...


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It's common in public toilets, yes, especially those located in unattended locations such as public parks and small train stations. On the other hand, toilets in stores such as convenience stores or shopping malls, or in large train stations, virtually always have paper (you may even get lucky and have a "washlet"). A related and somewhat more common issue ...


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What I experienced is, that you mostly have toilet paper in the Kanto-Area, but there are many public toilets in the Kansai-Area lacking toilet paper. A friend from Kansai can confirm this fact, too. Maybe, thats why it's written down in a travel guide like Lonely Planet.


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In my answer below, I use the Nagai Park swimming pool as a reference, but I think it is almost identical to other swimming pools in Japan. It is totally not allowed to swim in any direction parallel to the width of the pool. Almost the same as what was already mentioned by @jpatokal in his answer, each lane has its own purpose (probably scheduled ...


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I'm not sure that 1 month is counted as a layover. But you don't need to get a visa, provided you are travelling on your US passport. The only thing they may ask you for is proof that you have booked flights leaving the country, but you are covered there. According to the Japanese Embassy in the US A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders ...


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You want to apply for a Tourist/short term visa from the Japanese embassy. The requirements would be based on your country of citizenship/passport, i.e. India. As such, this is a summary of what is required for you to apply (The following information is assuming you are applying from the US) - Required Documents Applicant's valid passport ...


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I have just come back from a month in Japan, travelling through Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Osaka and Kyoto, mainly in tourist sites. There was toilet paper in every western style toilet except one at the Heian shrine in Kyoto which had a vending machine selling toilet paper right outside.


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Answer is simple.It's up to you.I mean it depend on your attitude.Almost bar is Welcome Foreigner,try best,even can't speek Engish,But some are give up to trying.Because almost Foreigner never try to understand this area's history,calture,and why this area still alive durring over 50years.After 1945,this town create great ...



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