Getting there and away, Getting around by |
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A good way to get to Japan is by boat from Vladivostok, Busan, Shanghai for instance. I took the boat from Shanghai. It wasn't very expensive but takes 48 hours. Spend the time learning Japanese basics, each word will be rewarded. Hot water is available, so you can live on noodles if you want.
I took the boat from Korsakov (Sakhalin) to Wakkanai (Hokkaido). It was very expensive, but comfortable & only 6 hours. A can of beer costs 100 yen (tax-free).