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So, these pages are pretty much what you'd get if we met at a bar and, maybe after a few drinks, you asked me to do a quick run down of a couple of suggestions on where to stay and what to do when going to Japan. And a few good things to keep in mind while you're there. It's by no means a be-all, end-all type guide. But it's what I got. Enjoy.
If you're in a rush, here's a quick summary with all essentials covered.
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If you're in a rush, check this page. It has all the basics and links to more details if and when you need them. Go nuts.
Things to consider and understand before jumping on a plane to Japan. The exact type of wall socket you'll encouter, and more.
Getting that Rail Pass, speeding through a subway gate or jumping into a taxi — it's all covered.
Mandarin Oriental, basic APA Hotels and everything in between. Here's an overview and specific recommendations in Toyko and elsewhere.
Immersing yourself in a steaming hotspring bath is pretty much the best thing ever. Where to go and how to
The most southern of Japan's three main island, Kyushu is a lush and pretty neat place to be. Lots of onsens and relaxing train routes.
Japan is an insanely fascinating country.
Here's a slightly random collection of links to videos, blogs, photos and all sorts of other things.
These pages are updated on a completely non-regular basis. If you want to know what's new, here's a list of all the changes that have been made: