Well thats the Question isnt it ? I have opened this Thread to see if the collective minds of TSD can come up with some life saving tips ? As it seems I will be on Holiday to Japan in october this year, for a week of practising Aikido 4-13th October after that I would like to travell thru the country a bit. Any tips at all I coudl post in this thread, sight seeing that are a must see, transportation tips, restaurant tips, hotel tips anything that you can come up with or have experienced yourself. Im planning on buying a few of these books and read as quickly as I can thru them to make sure I get the most out of my Trip be fully prepared Although I think the culture shock can one prepare against it ? I practised Aikido for a few years so some etiquette im used to already . -> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/174104667X/ref=nosim/japanshopcom?afsrc=1 Anyone who feels like comming along your welcome the more the merrier as they say . Im getting some tips from my Sensei aswell and I got a few from Bobby but you cant be prepared enough.