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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

This is the Chureito Pagoda (忠霊塔) on the grounds of Arakura Sengen Shrine near Fujiyoshida, some 10-odd km northwest of Mt Fuji. It's about a 10 min walk from Shimo-Yoshida Station on the Fuji-Kyuko ...
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Tax exemption in Tokyo

In principle, you are supposed to visit the Japanese customs office in the departure area of the airport before leaving (there is no systematic customs check for departing passengers in Japan), and ...
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Is the new Tokyo Fish Market in Toyosu open to visitors?

Not yet open to the general public (which includes tourists I believe), but it will be starting 13 Oct 2018 (Sat) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. From 15 Oct 2018 (Mon) onwards, it will be open from 5:00 am ...
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Can I get vegan sushi in Tokyo?

Only barely. Vegetarianism in general and veganism in particular is very poorly understood in Japan, and this r/japan thread goes into gruesome detail on what a world of pain you're about to find ...
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How to get from Haneda airport to Narita airport?

You can take the airport shuttle (Airport Limousine Bus) direct from Haneda (International Terminal) to Narita (Terminal 1 then Terminal 2) for 3,100 JPY. It comes fairly regularly (roughly hourly) ...
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Can I get vegan sushi in Tokyo?

Vegan is more than possible in Japan. There are a number of blogs on the topic that I suggest you look at. In terms of the specifics of a sushi restaurant, the vegan basics are: Kappa maki - ...
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Do bus stations have names in Latin letters in Tokyo

That's actually the bus line and its destination, and the Google Maps directions already convert both the starting and ending stops into English (well, romanized Japanese). For example, if going from ...
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Can I get vegan sushi in Tokyo?

You (as well as PLL, who commented and RoboKaren, who answered) need to straighten the confusion here. On the one hand, there is "sushi" (let's call this sushi1), which is an American food, hinted ...
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Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?

As stated in fkraiem's answer, the relevant legislation applies only in Tokyo (although quite a few other places have similar laws). Here's the section in question: 東京都青少年の健全な育成に関する条例 青少年 十八歳未満の者をいう。...
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Is a European driving license valid in Japan?

Japan is listed as a country that requires an IDP (International Drivers Permit) in addition to your domestic driving licence. Source For kart rental, when I looked into it all required an IDP in ...
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Place to store luggage for the day in Tokyo?

The easy, safe and cheap option is train station lockers, which can be found at all major train stations in Tokyo (and Japan). Japanese lockers are usually narrow but deep, so while hard plastic ...
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What is this "nekoya" shop advertising?

Yes, the shop sells shamisen (a type of musical instrument), and yes, good-quality shamisen are still made using cat skin.
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How to travel to this tower with a gorgeous view toward Mount Fuji?

The Chureito Pagoda (忠霊塔, Chūreitō) is a five storied pagoda on the mountainside overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji off in the distance. The pagoda is part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine and ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

While Japanese cuisine uses a lot of seafood, there are plenty of dishes based on beef, poultry, etc. as well as vegetable-based dishes. The problems usually arise when people have allergies or ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

Okonomiyaki and Ramen are both dishes with great variety, available with meat as well as seafood. Then there's Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu, various donburi, yakitori, vegetarian sushi variants, omurice......
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Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken?

There is a review here of Fukuro no Mise, which mentions an English set of instructions and an English speaker who works on Fridays. The review is from January 2015, so it's likely to be the same ...
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Is a bullet train from Tokyo to Mount Fuji feasible in a 15 hour layover?

Yes. But be careful of course, timewise, if you have a flight. Your best resource that I've found for this is Wikitravel's article on Fuji which has a Get in section. I was there in July but just ...
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Curfew - Is walking on the street in Tokyo legal after 11.00 pm if you're under 18?

The relevant legislation is here (in Japanese). This is only for Tokyo, the legislation in all other prefectures is similar but may differ in some details. Basically, it's "illegal" for parents to ...
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Why is homelessness not an issue in Tokyo?

Excuse my French, but that article's claims are bullshit: there are plenty of homeless in Tokyo. According to official statistics, there were over 6,000 homeless in Tokyo in 2004, and while the ...
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Within 300 km of Tokyo: Where for flora, landscape, nature?

First of all, please let me explain what is Tokyo. Tokyo is not a city in its traditional meaning, Tokyo is a whole prefecture and at least half of it is covered by evergreen forests and scenic ...
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What to do in Haneda, Tokyo for both a night and day 13+ hour layover

On your daytime layover, will most likely take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho. This will cost you only 490 Yen and only takes about 20 minutes from one end to the other. From ...
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Is a bullet train from Tokyo to Mount Fuji feasible in a 15 hour layover?

It's possible to get there easily enough: Getting out of Narita: 1 hour Narita express to Tokyo station: 1:30 Shinkansen to Shin-fuji (Shizuoka) station: 1:30 So that's 4 hours travel time to get ...
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Dress code in Tokyo Station Hotel

Japanese hotels do not enforce dress codes: you can turn up in a wifebeater and flip-flops if you wish and they'll let you check in. Restaurants and bars in the hotels may, however, have and enforce ...
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How can I discover what time of the year hotels will be cheapest for a given city, e.g. Tokyo?

Hotel pricing in Japan is generally highly seasonal, and many hotels go so far as to publish a "room rate calendar" (客室料金カレンダー) that shows exactly how prices vary through the year. Disney has a nice, ...
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Non-seafood food options in Tokyo?

I reckon that individual restaurant recommendations are not the best way to go in most cases, but telling you to have ramen in Tokyo without pointing you to the right places is like telling you to ...
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Where can I find Japanese Lacquerware in Tokyo?

I'd go to Kappabashi-dori, conveniently located between Ueno and Asakusa next to Tawaramachi stn on the Ginza line. It's Tokyo's main restaurant wholesale district and sells everything you need for ...
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Most reasonably priced way to get from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku?

The Narita Express train runs straight from Tokyo Narita to Shinjuku. Route map: Bear in mind that Shinjuku is a huge station and that it's quite easy to get lost or turned around in it. In light of ...
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Miraikan visit and luggage storage possibility in Tokyo Shinkansen station?

1- Yes, absolutely. The earliest shinkansen departs at 6:14 from Kyoto and arrives at 9:00 in Tokyo. Add in the ~40 minutes to get to Miraikan and you should be there at around 10:00. To get to Narita ...
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Are there any short term gymnasia in Tokyo?

Yes there are, for example Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. One time entry is ¥600 and it has the facilities you seek (and more).
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