A trip to Tokyo is an exciting vacation. Tokyo is very different from all of Japan. If you were just in Tokyo you can't say you were in Japan and vice versa if you were in Japan but you weren't in Tokyo, you can't even steal what Tokyo is. I would say Japan is a big village with many temples and Tokyo is a super city. There are still many payphones in Japan, which have not been in Lithuania for a long time. Not everywhere in Japan you pay with a payment card, so always carry cash.
Tokyo is the largest city in the world with 37 million suburbs. And words are not enough to describe its size. It is a fantastic metropolis, where motorways can be three floors, where roller coasters dive high-speed trains between homes. Where cafes and restaurants are also located on the fifth or tenth floors of buildings. Where cars are parked in special lifts in the parking lots to take up less space. And from the city center to the outskirts of the city it is a good hour to travel by rail. Even if you're a millionaire, you won't buy a car here. To buy a car you need to have confirmation that you will have to park it. Luxury cars are practically invisible on the streets. Japanese tend to choose small compact cars, not only because they count centimeters for parking, but also because Japanese don't like to stand out. Even the outfit is similar, so people dressed up in the Soviet Union, the image that everyone is shopping in one store. Only young people dress exclusively, often dye their hair, but according to one Japanese, when they do, the exclusivity ends. Becomes a gray army of robots.
In Tokyo, people work 12-14 hours a day. As long as the superior is employed, no employee will leave. The Japanese have only 7 days off. The average salary in Japan is 2000 euros, in Tokyo 4000euros. There is practically no unemployment in Tokyo, as the Japanese said, you can have both left hands, but if you try hard, no one will leave you. There are practically no blacks in Tokyo, which surprised me a lot, but the reason is quite simple. There are no allowances in Tokyo, but everyone has jobs. There are so many unnecessary posts created that they look ridiculous. For example, each parking lot has several staff members who take care of the tourists so they can find their car and all spider.
Even today, there is a girl on the trains who oversees whether all the passengers board the train and gives the driver a whistle to signal that she can move.
Tokyo is full of museums and galleries that take in their uniqueness so take a moment to visit a few of them. Fans of aesthetics and order will also love Tokyo, as urban residents pay special attention to ecology and the image of the city. We promise you a great and active holiday when you choose to travel to Tokyo! Ginza is probably the most spectacular area in Tokyo.
Ginzoje klesti prabangi prekyba. Pribloškiamos žibančios reklamos, milžiniški lauko ekranai Japonijoje nieko nestebina. Juk jie kiekvieną Japonijos didmiesčio gatvę vakarais paverčia fantastiškai ryškia. Tad “elitinės parduotuvės” ieško naujų išradingų būdų išsiskirti. Štai drabužių centre nuo 1 iki 6 aukšto kiekvienoje vitrinoje aplink savo ašį sukasi manekenai, aprengti suderintais rūbais. Gizoje sau prekių ras ir taupantys. Prabangių prekių parduotuvėse būna nukainuotų prekių ir nukainuotų prekių skyriuje kainos tikrai mažesnės nei Lietuvoje, nors tai ir Ginzos rajonas. Nors Tokijas garsėja kaip brangiausias pasaulio miestas, o Japonija – kaip labai brangi šalis. Tačiau tiesa ta, kad pavalgyti, pernakvoti, apsipirkti ar papramogauti Japonijoje galima ir pigiai. Mat Japonijoje kainos labai smarkiai varijuoja. Kokiame penktadalyje restoranų ir parduotuvių jos – kaip Lietuvoje! Viename dangoraižių restoranėlyje, su vaizdu į Tokijo įlanką dviese sočiai pavalgėme už 23 eurus. Maistas Tokijuje: šalies virtuvė puikai žinoma visame pasaulyje. Mieste pilna mažų, jaukių restoranėlių. Ypatingai populiarūs „Sukiya“ restoranėliai, kuriuose gausi meniu įvairovė, o svarbiausia jie veikia visą parą! Tokijuje įrengti konvejeriniai suši restoranai arba dar kitaip vadinami suši barai, kuriuose jums tereikia atsisėsti prie ilgo baro ir rinktis iš priešais sudėtų skirtingu lėkščių ir juose esamo skirtingo garnyro. Pavalgius restorano darbuotoja pagal lėkščių skaičių paskaičiuos jums reikiamą mokėti sumą. Trys svarbiausi japonų virtuvės produktai yra ryžiai, žuvis ir daržovės. Jei esate suši mėgėjas ar norite labiau pažinti tradicinę šios kultūros virtuvę. Tuomet atvykę į Tokiją būtinai paragaukite čia ruošiamų visame pasaulyje puikiai žinomų suši. Jų pasirinkimas čia toks didelis tik sugebėk rinktis… Apie japonų arbatos gėrimo ceremoniją tikrai esate girdėję. Lankydamiesi Tokijuje sudalyvaukite šioje ceremonijoje ir išgerkite tikros tradicinės japoniškos arbatos. Taip pat išgerkite populiariausio alkoholinio gėrimo – sakės. Labai nustebau, kad esant vėsiam orui japonai sake geria šiltą. Japonai sake geria apie 20 procentų stiprumo, tik turistai geria stipresnę sake. Japonai neturi fermento skaidančio alkocholį, todėl labai dažnai greitai nusigeria. Stebint kaip japonai geria, maišo viską, alų, sake,vyną man kilo verslo planas, įkurti „Gėrimo akademiją” 🙂
A hotel in Tokyo will cost about 100 euros for two people. For savings, you can choose from capsule hotels where guests sleep in the closet shelves. Capsule hotels are designed for super-hard-working Japanese people who do not board the last train home for an overnight stay before commuting again. For something more diverse, you can choose a hotel serviced by robots. When setting up the hotel, its owners tried to collect as many and varied specimens as possible. They were so confident in robotics that they abandoned phones in the rooms that Churi, a personal assistant, would be able to perform all their functions. But this still failed: for example, the snoring of a sleeping guest was often regarded by Churi as a question asked, prompting the guest to ask what he was asking. Finally, a receptionist had to be hired to take care of the guests. The hotel has 140 rooms and now employs 7 people. In my opinion, those robots are cruel, but still fun 🙂
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A copy of the French Statue of Liberty stands in Tokyo, 1998. the original version of the statue, which stood here to commemorate the French year in Japan, but the Japanese liked the statue so much that in 2000 a copy of it was built.
And some tips for going to Tokyo.
If you travel to Japan without a travel agency and want to be in one city instead of traveling all over Japan, buy a jrailpass, which costs € 245 a week, which will allow you to travel by high-speed trains across Japan (up to 250 km / h) . Just remember that even in Tokyo, there are several companies at the time, so make sure the subway line is owned by a company. You can also purchase Jrailpass online https://www.jrailpass.com/
Do not leave any tips. They offend the Japanese and are unacceptable in taxis, restaurants or anywhere else.
Individualism is not typical of Japan. Whereas Western culture is based on individualism, the Japanese community is group. Therefore, do not try to pay attention to yourself while staying in Japan. In my opinion, Japan is therefore lagging behind the Western or Asian tigers.
Be sure to visit the ONSENO baths. Onsen - Hot Springs, which is a very popular weekend getaway destination. And remember that you can climb into the pools after a good bath.
In Japan, it is uncomfortable to enter the house with shoes, so it is imperative to take off your shoes and only socks at the entrance.
Do not hug Japanese, although it is becoming very popular in Lithuania, it is not acceptable in Japan.
Although you will find virtually no bin in Japan, it is unacceptable to throw garbage, bring everything to the hotel and dispose of it.
Smoking in public places is prohibited in Japan and special places are provided. Penalty for smoking in a public place. Extreme fines will come if you smoke at a station or airport. Although smoking is possible in almost all cafes (inside).