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A question about this goal: i would like to go to japan but which place is the best for a person who likes scenery, culture and photography....children too. September 18th, 2006 05:26


ok well, i grew up in Nagasaki & that’s pretty good i mean cuz in Nagasaki you can both find industrial as well as scenic places.

um, you can find heaps of scenery and onsens (hot springs) near Yamaguchi Ken.

and my aunt and uncle lived near this place Kyoto i really can’t remember the name of the place it was a bit further than Kyoto and Kagoshima. It’s this city where they have beautiful beaches and this amazing amusement park and yea i love that place though i can’t remember the name i’m sorry :pxP

and if you go in winters then go to Hokkaido because it’s the coldest part of Japan and they have heaps and heaps of snowfall there and they have these ice shows and every year in i think January or February or even for new year, they have this ice wonderland place where they have beautiful amazing ice sculpture and like playgrounds made of snow or ice for kids. that’s beautiful

and there’s this place called Hostenbos…it’s this sort of an amusement park thing i used to spend every new year’s eve there. they have like ice skating, and this giant teddy bear display lol like they have this museum of teddies in there where they have enormous teddy bears and tiny teddy bears and i alwasy had fun there and every new year’s eve they have firework display and it’s amazing. and they have this massive huge tulip garden there where they have made stuff out of tulips and diff flowers i have pics of that place cuz i visited every year yea it’s called Hostenbos and shud definately visit if u get the chance…

yea and for children there are places like Hostenbos, Mitsui green land, and Spaceworld.

i hope you have an amazing trip i know that you’ll love it there!!!

hey it’s nice to know abt the bear thingy that they have in japan. i didnt know abt it until you mention it today. Thank you for sharing this with me…i’m suprise to see such quick reply.

I’ll love to try up some kimono..which is the best place and the cheapest to take pictures of rented kimonos?

If i have a chance…I beleive i’ll enjoy my trip…

thank you teenrox

TajLV leaving 43T on Bastille Day

It depends on how much time you have. Tokyo is a huge sprawling city. There’s plenty of culture/scenery/children for you in the vicinity, but it’s spread out and you’ll need a few days to get around to it all. If you can only choose one destination, go to Kyoto. It’s the old capital and the most visited location in Japan among the Japanese. Temples. Historical sites. Rural areas. Shopping. Great food. Nara is very near Kyoto and worth a side trip, too. If you have children, they will enjoy the deer there.

thx for the reply….hehe i do not have kids with me…but i’lll be happy to see japanese kids running around…over there in japan…which place is the best for young adults to enjoy…?

if i’m going there it’ll be for a week…the least…where would you recommend me…if it is for a week..?

TajLV leaving 43T on Bastille Day

In Tokyo: Shibuya / Harajuku / Roppongi

Those are the “playgrounds” of the young. Be sure to go out to Chiba for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Sea, too. It takes at least a day for each.

For sightseeing, I always recommend Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Imperial Palace.

Day trips from Tokyo: Hakone / Mt. Fuji and Fuji-Q highlands / Nikko / Kamakura / Yokohama

But do try to get down to the Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara) if possible. Tokyo is very cosmopolitan. Kansai is a bit more laid back.

Yokohama is the second largest city and has beautiful gardens as well as city life. It is also on the coast, there are plenty of wonderful things to do.

In Tokyo check out Rippongi and Rippongi Hills for some nice nightlife. Ginza is nice in Tokyo as well. Basically anywhere in Tokyo is gorgeous.

If your kids are into gaming and anime-type stuff, or if you’re into electronics check out Akihabara.

Kamakura is a nice little place, used to be the capital, there are gorgeous temples there and a small village meets the suburbs kinda thing going on.

I spent most of my time in Tokyo, but happily, there’s plenty of scenery, culture and things to photograph there.

The park where the Meiji Shrine is located is like a forest in the middle of the city downtown. The shrine itself is amazing. The Asakusa area, where the Senso-ji temple is located, is also great. I really liked Harajuku, which has a lot of stores and people out shopping. At night, Shibuya, the club area, is really good for photography, lots of big brights lights.

Akihabara and Ueno are also cool areas. Next visit, I have to check out Shinjuku and Rappongi… I love Tokyo…

You can see some of my photos from Tokyo at

I have only seen Sapporo in Hokaido (north) but it is definitely worth it if you want to visit Japan for its scenery. Mountains, very nice people who are open to receive you and your children. Try to find a bed & lodging place to taste as much of the culture and feel like staying at home in a faraway country. It is definitely an experience you don’t forget! If you go in wintertime, you can even go skiing.

I would have to say Kansai region(Kyoto, Osaka) for a relaxed beautiful trip. I was there early april, so I was just in time for the sakura to bloom. It was gorgeous.

An hour north of Tokyo is Nikko, and an hour south is Kamakura. Both great scenic places.

For insane crowds, go to Shinjuku. All the lights and people can be mind-numbing. Shibuya and Harajuku are for the younger trendy shoping crowd. My favorite is the laidback funky bohemian crowd in Shimokitazawa, just 10 mins west of Shibuya.

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