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    Detailed tips in english on metros and trains. Most people in hotels and on tourist spots also speak English. But maybe I do not feel inconvenient because I know Kanji.. about 7 years ago

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    Tourist spots provide visible English well but people are usually not very english-friendly. If u try to ask them something, they are likely to shake there head and run away. Fastfood places usually have pictured menu u can point to. about 7 years ago

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    I found them really English friendly... Sure there's a language barrier but Japanese are naturally very helpful and they'll try to do as much as they can to help.

    Eg. Got lost at a train station and two girls helped me find the station I needed to go to... Even accompanied me until the stations stop :) about 7 years ago

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    Interestingly enough it is very English friendly. When I went earlier this year, I barely had to use any Japanese (basic words, btw). Like most have already stated, the subways for the most part are in both English. From getting your train ticket, signs both on and off the subway, and even the announcements for each stop are in English. Then again when I visited, it was just the big cities that I frequented (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa, etc. etc.) so maybe more traditional cities may not be as English friendly. :/ In any case, so long as you go prepared with the basic Q&A's to ask if you need to and become as familiar as you can be with maps/guidebooks and overall surroundings when you're in Japan then I think you'll be just fine. =) about 7 years ago

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