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It'll very much depend where on the island of Hokkaido you find yourself. The northern part of the island falls into the 'taiga' zone, with more snow than the rest. From Wiki: Snowfall varies widely from as much as 11 metres (400 in) on the mountains adjacent to the Sea of Japan down to around 1.8 metres (71 in) on the Pacific coast. The island ...


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If you do a search with the terms sushi com chocolate (sushi with chocolate) you will find plenty of recepies. Nevertheless, it's certainly not a trend, I have ate sweet sushi before but I had never heard of norimaki with chocolate before. It's really common to find sweet temakis ("sweet kones") for dessert, I wouldn't be surprised to find one with ...


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Try searching for "temaki de chocolate" instead. Searching for '"temaki de chocolate" Brasilia', for instance, got me the Sushiloko chain and a number of other restaurant mentions (I think - I don't speak Portuguese). It looks as if temaki with chocolate and banana, in particular, is certainly not unheard of.


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It's not entirely clear where your trip ends, but if you're flying out directly from Kyushu, you are probably better off purchasing the JR Kyushu Rail Pass instead. If you do need to return to Osaka, you should probably get the JR Rail Pass. The "northern Kyushu pass" is ¥7,200/9,260 for 3/5 days and covers Beppu, Aso and Kumamoto. If you want to go ...


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The Mumbai consulate has instructions that aren't as clear as the ones provided here by the Embassy of Japan: SHORT-TERM VISA (A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, attending conference, visiting friends, etc., that does not include paid activities.) (1) TOURIST VISA - Required Documents Self-arranged visit 1.Application with ...


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As me and the others mentioned in the comments earlier, You don't need anyone else to sponsor you as long as you can sponsor yourself. You just need to prove to the embassy that you will not be a liability on the country and will not attempt illegal immigration. All this detail might be required for the tourist visa, if you already have the tourist visa, ...


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Japan is pretty well-known throughout the world for its bowing culture. If you are in a semi-crowded place, you are almost guaranteed to see numerous people bowing at each other as they greet or say goodbye, so just mimic them. A slight bow works - I would recommend ignoring any articles on the internet that over-stress the complexity or the importance of ...


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As long as you are polite for western standards it is usually fine. Handshake is OK although not common among Japanese people. Some Japanese businessman go ahead with handshakes when greeting foreigners, though. Hugs, kisses and other close contact, must be avoided and never ever tried. Slight bow while shaking hands would be just perfect.


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I know a number of people have accomplished this by flying to nearby Seoul between when their tourist visa ends and their work visa begins. Fly there a couple of days before your work visa begins, have a short stay there, and then arrange your dates so that you re-enter Japan when your work visa is valid. Not sure if this is a reasonable option for you, ...


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Having now done it, it's worth noting several things. ANA flies between Tokyo and Hachijojima three times daily. The first flight of the day gets you in with about 90 minutes to spare before the ferry, and you have plenty of time to get to the ferry departure. The ferry to Aogashima is 2.5 hours and is basically a cargo ship with tatami mats. Or you can ...


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(Qualifier: I live in Japan ) This is common. Just ask at immigration for a regular visitor visa, explain that you want to use the WH later. Maybe put a post-it note over the WH visa and write まだ on it (means "not yet").


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(Qualifier: I am a Canadian citizen and Japanese permanent resident) Japan does not have a non-working resident visa. All the working visa types require sponsorship from a Japanese company or a formal relationship with a resident. You are correct in that the long-term stay visa doesn't match your needs - that one is mainly for people who came here on a 1 or ...


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Ask hotel A to arrange for delivery to hotel B. The delivery industry here puts FedEX to shame, it will cost about $15 per bag and if not the same day will definitely be overnight. So take what you need for one day and let someone else haul your bags around. This is a daily request for any hotel in Japan, they won't have any problems doing it for you.


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In addition to coin lockers, Kyoto station has a manned luggage counter. The day I arrived in Kyoto, I'd used the coin lockers in Nara earlier in the day, and so was sort of aware of them being around. Can confirm that a quick search online shows that they're at the bottom of the escalator from the normal (not Shinkansen) JR train central exit. (Source on ...


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I've been on this ferry before. It is quite efficient -- check their schedule, but I suspect that it will arrive before 7:00. If it were me, I'd be willing to do it. It's slightly a pain to get to the ferry terminal from, e.g. Sannomiya; the train that goes to the terminal is less convenient than most Japanese trains. I would encourage you to either take a ...


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I would say it's "tight" in the sense that you have zero leeway for problems. It's Japan, so things generally run as scheduled. You need 2 hours at the airport so it's possible. Any reason you don't stay at a KIX hotel instead of Kobe?


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Japan never grants visas on arrival, only landing permissions, which are not visas. You may be referring to the landing permission provided by Article 15 of the ICRRA, especially clause (2), which states (2) An immigration inspector may, upon application by the captain of the vessel or aircraft or the carrier who operates the vessel or aircraft, grant a ...


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For its limited express and Shinkansen(bullet trains), JR waits to announce official typhoon-related cancellations until the morning of the day that particular train runs. I expect it will not be different with the Beetle ferry - at best a cancellation may be announced the prior evening. Weather services in Japan often advise "transportation-related ...


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I looked at JR's English and Japanese-language web sites, but neither of them appears to have any weather alerts, nor even any section for weather information or cancellations. Your best bet for accurate information, then, is probably to call them (092-281-2315). That said, based on the weather prediction, I expect you're going to be cutting it very close. ...


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How long I need at the peace dome? It's just the ruin of a relatively small building to look at from the outside. The whole park, including the Sadako Sasaki memorial, takes an hour, tops. There's a museum that probably takes more time, but probably not a good place to take toddlers to. Is Miyajima a whole day trip With toddlers, it's at least a ...


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I would recommend Shikoku. It's kind of the forgotten island with the least tourism, from both Japanese and foreigners. It's very natural and although public transportation isn't as regular (as would be expected from a lower population island) it's still decent with some planning: ...


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If you want to have a Japanese bathtub, it's best to stay in a Japanese-style hotel! Yes, Western-style hotels and business hotels generally have more western bathtubs. Remember, in Japan, baths are for bathing, not washing. In general, showers are better at washing your body. Many Japanese consider it gross to sit in a bathtub of your own body's dirtwater ...


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Travel to Japan from YVR doesn't have much charter and without much fluctuation in price. Your best deals are to call a Japanese travel agency like IACE or HIS in Vancouver which both have English speakers available. We travel every year and that's about as cheap as you'll get it without booking via China, Taiwan or Seoul. Generally, 3 months ahead of time ...


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As Paul mentioned, there is a corporate culture of providing as much as possible. There is also a deeper cultural reason lots of messaging is provided as well. From a very young age, Japanese are used to getting directions and information. When you park in a mall, you'll usually have someone guiding you. There are more doormen, elevator attendants, parking ...


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Since you wish to visit Japan for sightseeing, you would need a proper tourist visa to enter Japan. The fact that you have a valid US F-1 visa does not change that. You can apply for the visa at any Japanese consulate in the United States. Japan does this in a short stay format (they seem to call it a "transit" visa) as well wherein you are allowed to stay ...


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The various Asian LCC (low-cost-carriers) airplane companies are the way to go. Check out Air Asia, Peach, Vanilla Air, etc. You should be able to travel for way less than US$300 return if you book at the right time. For example, this flight from Hong Kong to Osaka one way is less than US$120 on Peach: Similarly, this flight from Taipei to Tokyo one way ...


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No ferries, much too far. Best you could do is a cruise ship, but the only ones that tend to do HK - Yokohama are the ultra-luxury ocean liners like the Queen Elizabeth, and then only once a year. If you have a lot of time there are some cargo lines that accept passengers. Cargo ship schedules are very flexible, you have to be ready to go when they say so. ...



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