Asking for Japan travel recommendations
Hello, Ty here.
With more news!
Last week I took over for Niko, and this week we also have my fiancé taking over for Satoko.
Her name is Rei. Which is (perhaps obviously) a different Rei than the one that Niko is married to.
Don’t worry, the team has already mixed up the Reis on several occasions while messaging each other.
She’s from Itoshima which is a great place on the western part of Fukuoka. She also speaks 糸島弁[いとしまべん] (Itoshima dialect) which has been a ton of fun to learn.
Also, since all our conversations are in Japanese, that means that we write out prompts in Japanese as well. If the original Japanese for the prompt is something you’re interested in seeing, let us know and we can start adding that as well.
This week’s prompt
You see that Japan is finally opening up on October 11th! You tell your friend you're on your way (but haven't planned much past that). You ask for recommendations on where to visit.
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Last week’s corrections
You're at a restaurant you've never been to before. You don't have any cash on you right now, so you ask an employee what else they take.
I remember my first time experiencing not having cash and needing to ask for other ways to pay.
It was terrifying. You would think your heart wouldn’t be pounding from something that should be so simple, but… alas.
Hopefully thinking about it will help you when the time comes.
Looks like a lot of us chose credit cards as our go-to when we’re out of cash.
Thankfully Japan is becoming more and more credit card-friendly but there’s definitely still places that take nothing but cash.
Or maybe they’ll take cash and 交通系[こうつうけい](public transportation payment methods), the category to which IC cards belong to. Which are VERY worth getting even if just for using on the trains alone. You don’t have to bother learning how much every route costs.
If you have one of those, you can ask:
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