Sendai, Japan travel tips

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Mastering the Japanese language can sound like a daunting task at first, but learning a few expressions is not that difficult!

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The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival is a very popular music festival in the country. Be prepared, book your hotel way in advance!

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Plenty of lavish accommodations can be found in Sendai, just look up Sendai Kokusai Hotel. Professional service, up to international standards, not to mention that they speak great English.

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Tourism in Sendai is quite big, so finding a welcoming place to stay is in fact quite easy, even for the lost westerner. Try Hotel Pearl City Sendai, the service is friendly and the prices are quite alright.

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If you have no real needs ask around for Miyagi Guest House, they have some cheap rooms.

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Things do get lost in translation as Japanese speak very poor English. Bring your phrasebook!

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Public transportation in Japan is very reliable, and the same applies to Sendai.

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Flying to Sendai? Try Sendai Airport as it is the closest airport.

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The Sendai City Museum showcases a unique display of the life of Masamuna, Japan's greatest swordsmith!

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The Sendai Castle Ruins are a fun, history filled program for the whole family. Must visit!

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Keep your cool in case of an earthquake. It is part of everyday routine there!

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Most clubs in Japan usually play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes. Oh, and the notorious local jpop! DJ's are fairly good, so if you feel like clubbing look for Club Shaft.

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Japanese people love drinking, it is engraved in their culture very deep. Try Vilevan, it has a great atmosphere.

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Sendai, ask around for Aji Tasuke.

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Yabuya Honten has a decent kitchen for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you feel like you can do a decent Dancing Queen, just look up a karaoke bar and have a go at it!

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Sendai is a safe place to travel, but as a general travel tip, always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police.

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Whenever you visit Sendai make sure you check the weather forecast! Monsoon season is in the early summer, but there is nothing to worry about.

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"Nihongo o hanasemasen" means 'I don't speak Japanese".

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If you want to avoid awkward situations, do not tip!

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