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Old 11-23-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Dojo: MUN Aikido
Location: Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Question Training at Hombu

Hi all,

My wife and I are going to be going to Japan for a couple of weeks, and I'd like to take a couple of classes at Hombu dojo. I've got a couple of questions for anyone who has been there in the last year or so:

- Any recommendations as to where to stay nearby? We're not made of money, but we're ok with $70-$100 a night (we're only staying in Tokyo a few days)
- What is the difference between the beginner classes and regular ones? I've been practicing about 4 years now (only 5th kyu though - long story), and wouldn't want to attend the wrong level of class.
- Unrelated to Aikido, any recommendations on what to see? We're probably going to Akihabara, because we're both big nerds, but I'd also love to take in some more traditional culture. Also, we're going to be spending time in Osaka, so any recommendations for there would be awesome as well.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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