As the title says I am traveling to Japan on Jan 23-30 and looking for anyone here that has been. Have not been much of a world traveler, have on stamp in my passport and that is Nassau in the Bahamas and that's it. Going to spend half my time in Tokyo and the other half in Kyoto, looking for good places to visit. Taking the bullet train I think from one city to the other. Things to avoid, travel tips? Come on you guys are creative. History buff, so I know I will be visiting a few shrines and temples, the shrine of the 47 Ronin is already calling me, thanks Keanu! Not a big seafood fan, but luckily there is lots of good beef to eat. Any thing I should look for to bring back?
Second thing, I assume I will have a chance to sample some Cuban cigars which I really have no history with at all, I know the hotel we are staying at apparently has a giant humidor and looks like smoking is allowed at most of the restaraunts in the hotel. So I will be using the oppertunity to have a few. I will not be bringing any home though. #Fedsalwayswatching
Any tips to what to buy? Most of you know my mild taste in cigars, anything mild to medium I will love. I know I may be overwhelmed looking at everything anyone want to narrow bands down for me? I know many of you are experts and proclaimed experts.
Thanks in advanced, your friend HC
I used to travel to Tokyo for work on a regular basis. Here are some of my favorite spots.
Have dinner here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1066451-d2461783-Revi...
Then go see the show here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1066451-d3835609-r15178...
Drink Whiskey here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1066457-d3249203-Revi...
Generally speaking.. Tokyo is very expensive so be prepared to spend some money. Check out the night markets and eat some street food. That's a great way to eat good food on a low budget. I'll see what else I can remember.
Awesome thank you! Yeah everything I read and see says expensive so we are prepared.. Well mostly. Thanks for the info, we love Shabu didnt even think about having it while there. Idiot I am. Bookmarking all these options, thanks again
Wow, that is a ton of good information sir. Much appreciated will pass it along to our little group thats going. Didnt think of going to a baseball game, I will have to check that out. Really excited about the castle and all the shrines I will be checking as many out as our time allows. Super excited about the food too, love Japanese food, but not a fan of seafood so its good to know I have lots of options. We pretty much eat white rice and soy with every meal as it is. Thank you again, if I have more questions I will for sure message you
Buy the wasabi swishers. I hear they are specific to the region.
Bolivar Royal Corona.
Montecristo ... everything.
If I were you I'd try and get in a distillery tour. Or maybe that's just me.
Beef is going to be absurdly expensive in Japan.
Have fun. Take lots of pictures. Super jealous.
Keep all this in mind, thanks for all the great info, especially Jays, I will be asking around for them.
$200 for a Cohiba ;-)
haha I have to watch that exchange rate Charlie
For sure! Its like 1500Y for a Cohiba Robusto LOL
Clerk, take some LSD & just sit and watch the pretty lights......you're welcome.