Kawasaki, Japan travel tips

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Never tip in Japan, do not even try to tip, they will feel awkward.

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Learning a few Japanese phrases is not that difficult, but mastering the language is another issue.

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The Kawasaki Industrial Zone has some atmospheric night tours. Don't miss.

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Hotel Sunroute Kawasaki may not be the cheapest hotel in Kawasaki, but if you want some oriental magic, do not hesitate to book a room here.

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Need a family hotel for the night? Try calling Hotel Fine as they are quite friendly and usually have a room to spare. They should always have somebody at hand who speaks English.

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Japan can be cheap, and Hotel Livemax is a great place to stay for a night or two.

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Japanese is a difficult language, but English is more difficult for the Japanese! They usually do not speak it, so be prepared.

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Traveling to Kawasaki is easy, just log onto highway-buses.jp for bus tickets, or japanrailpass.net for train information. Both sites have English versions.

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Japan has several international airports, and the closest to Kawasaki is the Narita Airport.

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The Kawasaki Daishi is a large temple dedicated to famed monk and scholar Kobo Daishi.

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The town is best known for the Kanamara Matsuri festival, also known as Iron Penis Festival. You read that right.

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Small earthquakes are common, just don't panic and follow the instructions!

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Clubbing is a big thing among Japanese, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Kawasaki is pulsing metropolis, and Club Citta is always a great place to party your night away.

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Alcohol culture is a bit different in Japan. Locals are usually friendly, although they may not speak English well. Look for HUB Kawasaki.

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Finding budget restaurants in Kawasaki, Japan is not that hard. Ask around for Dipper Dan.

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If you are a great singer, grab your sake and look for a karaoke bar. Karaoke is big in Japan!

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Japan is a safe place to visit as crime rates are very low, foreigners are usually welcomed. Kawasaki is also safe, but still, it is always a good idea to keep an eye open!

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In the winter Kawasaki can have up to 20 cms of snow. Bring your warmest coat!

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"Sorry" is "gomen nasai" in Japanese.

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Japan has a strong, modern economy, where the official currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). 1 USD is about a 100 JPY, it may take some time to adjust to the many digits, but it is easy to learn.

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