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1. Posted by MatTarrant (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

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Hi Guys!

Myself and my brother are heading to the Land of Japan on the 28th of March 2011 and will be returning on the 5th of May.

We are interested in hitting the snow for at least a couple of days, spending a week or two in Japan and spend the rest backpacking across the entire island.

Is anyone else heading across there around this time?

Hoping to check out the Cherry Blossom Festivals as well as the Golden Week Celebrations at the start of May as well!

Would be awesome to meet some fellow travelers! (We are 23/19 respectively)

Cheers!
Matt

2. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member 30 posts) 5y

Hi,
I'm a Japanese office worker in Tokyo, Japan.
You wanna see Cherry Blossom , don't you ?
You had better check this URL about it.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html

You can check when the cherry blossoms bloom , and so on
Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Japan!!

Enjoy Japan:)

I'm 30's woman & my boyfriend is 40.....
But we can help your travel !!
Please ask anything you wanna know about Japan

3. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member 30 posts) 5y

I found a new hostel in Tokyo on internet !!
This hostel was opened in Oct 2010.
It must be one of the best hostels in Tokyo.
Please check it out

Tokyo Heritage Hostel Toco.

http://backpackersjapan.co.jp/english/

4. Posted by MatTarrant (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

Thank you so much!

That hostel looks fantastic, will definately book some time there over the next couple of days!

Thanks for the link to the website aswell, that is fantastic!

We are interested in seeing some Japanese Drifting aswell, are you aware of any places to go and see this?

We would also like to see some Sumo Wrestling, but can see that there are no tournaments on during the time we are in Japan. Are there any smaller tournaments we would be able to see in April?

5. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member 30 posts) 5y

A Happy New year !!

Japanese Drifting:(

"TOKYO DRIFT IN ODAIBA" will be held on 26th March & 27th March.....
Odaiba is Tokyo pref. , so it is easy to go there, but I know you are reaching Japan on28th March......

http://www.d1gp.co.jp/gp/gp2011/gp1101-2/gp1101-2_index.html
(Sorry.......Only in Japanese page...)

Sumo Wrestling

There are no tournaments.....you're right ......:(
But if you join this tour , you can see Sumo wrestler morning training

Sumo Wrestler Morning Training Watch
http://www.ijcee.com/e.html

Please check it out !!
A half day tour 5,800JPY per person.
Not cheap tour , but you can get some explanations from English guide!
It must be a nice experience for you
You cannot see many famous sumo wrestlers , but you can see some real sumo wrestlers in front of you !!

For example
http://www.yamatogokoro.jp/yonehara/2010/04/post_57.html

If you have more questions , please note to me