No issue.hoody6980 wrote:How do you find yourself getting around over there??? There is obviously a language barrier an was wandering if this is a big issue?
This is probably the one thing stopping me from going over at a time that suits me, instead I'm thinking I will have to go with a tour or something at a time that suits them???
It has got to be one of the easiest non-english speaking countries to get around by public transport.
Everything signposted in English as well as Japanese.
Every one speaks enough English to get by.
The Japanese have to be the nicest people on earth too, so if in doubt, just ask, and they will go out of their way to help you.
Occasionally in the local eating haunts there is a language barrier with the waiting staff, but every menu has pictures, so pointing followed by the number of dishes has never failed me.
But it is all part of the fun and adventure.... that it what travelling means to me - putting yourself out there in the local culture and community to get some idea of where you are.
I never travel in tours anywhere in the world. It limits your choices, experiences, time, and freedom, and costs a bomb. I don't see the point?
Whenever the better-half and I are overseas and faced with a choice... we have a motto that we always take the path less travelled. That motto has never failed us, and has lead us to see some amazing sights and experiences off the tourist trail that, unfortunately, most visitors would have missed.