so its final. i just bought plane tickets to go to japan on july 21st to august 1st. i know practically nothing about living expense etc there so if anyone here has been there, or lives there now or ever, please answer some of my questions:
how much does it normally cost to eat out. how does it compare to eating out in the US (like 15-30$ per person)
what are some of the best places to visit, of course i know about akihabara. (sp)
whats the policy with transporting a lot of video games back to USA? lol
where else can i get good games/electronics are great price, outside of akihabara(sp) (or even in) and can i haggle? how much etc. what should i beware of. are US games in demand there? should i bring some to trade/sell.
where is it best to exchange currancy. here in a bank? or there in a bank? currency exchange places? airport? etc etc. is it better to pay with credit card where possible?
those are actually all the questions that come to mind right now...
however if anyone can please give me any pointers or suggestions about the place. anything i should be prepared about or aware of. ill be traveling with my parents, their friends and their freind's daugther. i am 21 and she i think will be 19. so are there any hotspot to check out ? we will be in tokyo but ofcourse can travel =]
i will be going to tokyo and kyoto. none of us speak any japanese nor have been there before.
as far as eating goes, we'll mostly be eating out, not making our own or cooking. was wondering about restaurante prices.
are mom & pop stores generally cheaper than larger retail gaming stores?
ill def spend a day or two at akiba.
anyone have any details on night clubs or anything? whats a good guide book to pick up?
thanks a lot guys.