I Have Been to Japan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 225 People

    Was In Nippon Last Year

    I went with a friend and we spent 10 days in Japan last year around September.  I had dreamed of going since I was a child and it was everything I had always hoped for and so much more.  We spent 4 days in Kyoto, which was truly amazing...
    FingerRiot FingerRiot
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    I Have Been To Japan

    It's a very interesting place, though it is quite expensive to live there. And everything is a smaller-scale version of what it would be in America since all the people are smaller. I'm a large woman (6'3'' and 230 pounds) so it was quite hard doing things there. I could barely...
    Athena12 Athena12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    A Flight To Tokyo With Dad

    When we were living in Australia my father took me with him on a business trip to Tokyo. I was fourteen just, and the company he was working for in Darwin needed him to go to Japan. I didn't see much of the place, since we were only there for here days, but I got some souvenirs...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2013

    Not An Amazing Japan Experience, But Wakayama Saved The Day

    I was in Japan in 2002, and was mostly underwhelmed. Tokyo felt very crowded and disinterested in me, so I felt disinterested in it. In Hiroshima, a new memorial mentioned the US attacking the "Docile Japanese," which struck a chord with me as I had just spent a semester in...
    Eigen Eigen
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2011

    I stayed in Japan around the Tokyo area

    for two weeks. I stayed with host parents who were really hospitable and made me feel welcome. I sure wish I was less shy with the language (and knew more about manners in stores and such), but nonetheless, I had a great time. I also did experience some discrimination just for...
    mifke mifke
    26-30, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Have a Good Chance

    Well since i`m a military kid and all that`s proboly where i`ll move next.. So cool!
    SammyNite SammyNite
    13-15, F
    Aug 2, 2009

    Unpredictable Foreigner

    Japan received me through her  gentle and patient people. Their history is far to long to commit to memory, their Kanji takes at least 15 years to learn, and their customs are so detailed and full of meaning, that anyone not from Japan, begins their experience feeling a lot...
    Radiant Radiant
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2007

    I lived there for a year.

    It was amazing! Everyone should go there immediately. Beautiful country, astounding culture, incredible people. I want to give the whole country a big hug right now.
    Jmb850 Jmb850
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Japan 2010

    I can proudly say i have been to Japan and i loved it!! my friend and i went to Japan in april 2010 and travelled around it in 6 weeks - we didnt get to go everywhere and stayed mainly in the big citys. All i can say is that i loved the peple and the whole way of life, its...
    P4ND4 P4ND4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2010


    I went to Japan when I was 14.  Tokyo was such a bustling city so full of neat sights and incredible people.  I went to a couple of other smaller cities and Mount Fuji and was able to take in some of the great scenery.  It was a fantastic trip - the people...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2008

    Went For My 18th Bday.......

    i got to go to japan with my two close friends on my 18th bday and it was so much fun ! we ended up going to tokyo for 1 week and what a blast , the shopping and omg the FOOD!
    cocoxoxo cocoxoxo
    1 Response May 6, 2008

    Best Wishes To The People In Japan

    It's so sad to read about the latest quake and tsunami in Japan. I hope everyone is safe and wish them all well. Japan is such a nice country. I visited Osaka in 2008 and Hokaido in 2010.  Look forward to visit Tokyo this fall.
    npfeb08 npfeb08
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2011

    Want to Go Back

    I went to Tokyo/Kamakura/Yokohama with Pop Japan Travel last year. Wow! I can't wait to return and take my family unit with me. The sakura in Ueno Park were just amazing and the Buddha in Kamakura--wow, just wow!
    superhappygeisha superhappygeisha
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2007

    Thirteen Days

    I spent thirteen days in Japan last summer. I went with a group of students from the other high school in my town, all of us students who had completed at least first year Japanese. At the time, I had just finished my third year. I've had to drop it since, but that...
    Starcrossed Starcrossed
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2009


    I am currently in Japan untill late November. For now I am in Okinawa with my father (on buisness.) In a few weeks I will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and hopefully others! I wish to see the imperial palace also. And, considering I am a fairly devout Zen Buddhist...
    Amalija Amalija
    1 Response Oct 23, 2008

    Indeed. Twice, yet never

    for very long. The first time was just a few weeks to learn what I couldn't in the states for my certification in Genbukan Ninpo (Ninjutsu). It was indeed an interesting, and expensive, three weeks. It was educational to say the least. I really don't care very much for the...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2015

    Some Photos From Osaka

    Sifu instructing a young grasshopper in the parkView from the castle
    sunmirror sunmirror
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    I went to Japan last year

    and loved it we went for a christening my cousin is in the Navy his wife had a baby and wanted us to be godparents. I never would have thought to go to Japan but now that I've been there I want go back
    jhi6900 jhi6900
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    The Land of the Dropping Bomb

    I had to go visit relatives in russia, so we had to take like 4 planes to get there. It was like going around the world. We landed in chicago and made our way to san fransisco. America wasnt that bad, but in san fransisco, i was made to go to some convention thing. The whole...
    RussianDexter RussianDexter
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2008

    I Can't Wait To Go Back!

    I have been to Japan twice about 6 years ago. I've been to Tokyo and many suburban areas around Tokyo. I've been to Mt. Fuji. I've been to Kyoto. Kyoto was absolutely amazing. I may be going back to Japan next Fall to compete in an international Jiu Jitsu competition. My...
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    2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

    I want to go to tokyo

    and I'm looking for anyone that have been to tokyo here 😩
    Hunnnson Hunnnson
    22-25, M
    Jul 7, 2014


    You know what the saddest thing is about Hiroshima? It's not just the peace park, which, let me say, is horrific. Because you have the preserved twisted girders of a building complete with the shadows of the people who were incinerated in it, and equally horrific "artifacts" in...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2013

    Profile Pic .

    I spent 17 days in Japan for work. Most of my time in Tokyo, but I did spend 6 days in Kyoto and really loved the country. I would recommend it to anyone, if I could, I would love to live there for a while. It is a very safe and friendly city. My profile picture was taken there...
    Etnannee Etnannee
    36-40, M
    Jul 13, 2008

    My Father Was In the Army When...

    My father was in the Army when I was really little, we lived in Okinawa in the early 1970s.
    dmwinchester dmwinchester
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2007
    deleted deleted
    Mar 18, 2014

    Twice to Japan

    My first time to Japan was in 2000, I was so excited. I went to visit a friend that was on the JET program, near Nagoya. I went to a bunch of cities and towns, including the sister city to my home town; Hikone. Looking back I sometimes wonder how I managed as I don't speak a word...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2008

    Random Shots Around Japan

    Wine casksSamurai armour for the smallest, cutest samurai known to manThese dudes wore the armourTempleNagoya at night
    sunmirror sunmirror
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013
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