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(This section is incomplete. If you would like to write up a more
informative article, please talk to the FAQ maintainer at
shimpei+scjfaq@gol.com.)

One way to get exposure to Japanese culture is to actually travel to
Japan.  Unfortunately Japan's reputation, in the U.S. at least, is
that it's horrendously expensive. In reality, it can be expensive, but
doesn't have to be.

James Liu's travel guide that was formerly listed in this section no
longer appears to be available. However, searching for "travel guide
Japan" at search engines like www.yahoo.com will turn up a large
number of free travel guides that may be helpful. Nothing can
substitute for a well-written paper guide book, however.

The most egregiously expensive part of a trip to Japan
is probably, in the editor's opinion, transportation, so plan your
itinerary carefully in advance. A Japan Rail Pass may or may not be a
profitable purchase.

Finally, although English classes are compulsory in middle and high
schools, many Japanese people speak little to no conversational
English. Do not expect to get too far with English outside of large
cities or popular foreign tourist traps. This is not to discourage you
from going off the beaten path; just don't forget a Japanese phrase
book if you do so.

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