Having read other readers comments I checked out my timeline as I definitely remember only being allowed in Rappongi at night. To my shock I realised it was 21 years ago. Alziemers must be setting in. Thats a lifetime ago. Things will have changed. My thanks to the readers for making me check out my timeline. My sincere apolgies to the Japanese people. I will make a holiday trip next Songran (2014) to Japan as the only way I can show my respect for making such an error.
Discussion 2 : 22/12/2013 at 09:55 AM
Having lived in Japan for 12 months 10 years ago and recently going back as a visitor with Thai gf, we found everyone to be very helpful. Some of the JR stations still have the fares displayed in Japanese only and we were always assisted when staring at the rail maps. Not sure about your experiences tomtotom, when I lived there, Japanese people were very friendly and open to foreigners, I certainly do not remember two thirds of Tokyo being a no go for tourists.
Discussion 3 : 21/12/2013 at 04:03 PM
I have been to Japan and it was great, very similar to enjoyable tours of Singapore and Hong Kong.
Discussion 4 : 21/12/2013 at 02:43 PM
I have not been to Japan for 11 years so I hope it has changed. When I was there two thirds of Tokyo was a no go for tourists and most of the people were unfriendly to foreigners.
Discussion 5 : 21/12/2013 at 10:56 AM
I have to admit I am not familiar with tourists in Japan. But I would bet they don’t have taxi scams, jewelry scams, jet-ski scams and X- and Y-scams on every corner. It shouldn’t be too difficult to understand why people like to visit a country without lots of scams.