Christopher Li (Chris Li) wrote:
I should have mentioned it, but the registration fee is not (AFAIK) required if you're paying for the day, just if you're signing up for regular classes. If you just pay for the day the fee is just 1,500 yen plus tax (around 1,575 yen total).
Yes. Nobody asked me for a registration fee, but I have no idea if it was because there was a stamp in the passport showing a donation (because the man at the desk did check the front and the back), or because of a more general policy.
Without a passport, I have no idea how the encounter would have gone, but my point was only that if I had been required to pony up another $75, I still would have felt it was a good value given that I was going to be around for a few days.