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When will the cherry blossoms be in full bloom in Kyoto?
2 days ago
I have my ticket already for the end of March. I wanted to make sure to be in Kyoto at the right time during my trip....
They say the cherry blossoms will bloom earlier this year. But the end of the March, beginning of April is peak season in Kyoto so that's perfect! Have a wonderful time!...
I have a tattoo. Will I be banned from lots of establishments?
It's a rose on my shoulder....
I have a tattoo and it doesn't really affect me on a daily basis. I can't go to hot springs or the public pool, but they're not my thing so I don't feel like I'm losing out on much...
Could you possibly sponsor your own visa?
If yes, is it difficult to do it?...
I have a friend who did it. But he had to provide proof that he can support himself plus proof that he pays his taxes. It might be difficult to do straight off the bat....
Do you need a visa to visit Japan?
4 days ago
I'm from the States...
How to make friends
I want Japanese friends...
You should check out language exchange meetups in your area. I met some great friends that way!...
Planning to take the JLPT N2. Any advice?
Passed the N3 but my grammar section was awful....
For grammar, there are textbooks that focus just on grammar for the JLPT. There are lots of practice tests too. I recommend the Nihongo So-Matome series....
Is it easy to get medicine similar to ones back home in Japan?
I'm referring to general painkillers, cold medicine, etc....
You can at local drugstores. But in my experience, the dosage is a little less than say, Tylenol...
Is it better to work at an eikaiwa or at a school?
I'm weighing my options...
I did both! It depends. Some schools are amazing and some are awful. But you're done earlier in the day. Eikaiwa can mean more regulated lessons but you have to work nights and weekends a lot. I d...
Where do all the young people hang out? :)
I heard it used to be Shibuya. Is that still true? :)...
Shibuya is still a young people hub but Shin-Okubo is so popular too!!! Especially with high school girls who love Kpop. And the Korean food there is soooooo delicious! Also the cafes are adorable!!...
What kind of support do they offer people who want to start a business?
For example, a restaurant or small shop....
I looked into starting my own business at one point. They have support centers by JETRO for foreigners wanting to start a business. I'm not sure if there's something specific for restaurants, ...