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*FAQ (aka shit you should stop asking)*
>Where should I stay in Tokyo?
Anywhere on the JR Yamanote loop line.
>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?
Not really, it's too rushed and you should probably just stay the night there.
>Is Miyajima worth visiting when the floating torii gate is under construction?
Yes, it's still a great place to visit.
>"Dude what should I see in ________?"
https://www.japan-guide.com/
https://www.jnto.go.jp/
Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1fmfaySQHmojbRGKWCwRecq6Ln1Bb2Xdh&ll=35.67928012473078%2C139.68638283648374&z=12
/JPG/anon put together an autistic supermap of sights, restaurants, and shopping. Go nuts.

*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution. If you're coming to Japan solely for prostitutes you should probably consider a different country like China or Singapore.
What is available can generally be found in the following links
>http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
>http://erolin.net
>http://rockitrisingsun.com
>https://paradise-tokyo.net
>http://hentaitokyo.com

*JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
>http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥ (approximately a Tokyo-Kyoto round-trip bullet train trip)
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥

Super-easy rail pass calculator. Fill in your planned trips, get a quick yes/no response.
>https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/

Post about
>Your favorite Japanese drinks, bars, and degenerate drinking activities
>Getting drunk with salarymen
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

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How do I buy a katana and ship it home?!
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>>1685113
Shove it up your bum. A bit uncomfortable on the flight though.
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>>1685114
>Ask about prostitution
>Get serious answer
>Ask about how to buy a sword
>Get joke answer
Hmmmm
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>>1685115
It's 4chan, no matter what you ask you're likely to get a snarky/joke response
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Blogpost time.

After trying many times, getting good scores in tests such as the GRE and having high grades from my previous MSc. I have given up on trying to get into a Jap university. Got jobs lined-up since I finished my studies cum laude (inb4 cum, funny guy) and thought, meh lets try another master in Jap land. Who do they give the fucking MEXT scholarship to in my country? The fucking arts-history faggots, two years in a row, so that is a dead end.

Thus, let's try another way
>Apply to multiple Japanese universities.
>Get invited to multiple interviews
>Show them two detailed research proposals focused on how to commercialize software in an organizational environment better (since Japan is seriously behind on this) and how to create metrics that measure internationalization effectiveness within firms and government (since Japan is also struggling with finding good strategies to cope with further internationalization of their institutions).
>Got a fucking award for my research in this field when I was a master student.
>Get rejected from all relatively good universities (since Japan generally has a low global ranking): "Nah anon we dont want you, here is fuck all feedback because we dont do that here."
>Look at Japanese uni's admittance list, almost all SEA, Indians and the token American mixed in.
>Why.gif
>Apply to Singaporean, Korean and Australian schools.
>Immediately get in 4 uni's and welcomed with scholarship offer in 3 of them.

Why is Japan shooting itself in the foot by rejecting overseas talent, particularly from Western Europe and to a lesser extend US?
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Takayama Matsuri tomorrow boiiiiiiiiiiiii
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>>1685121
Jelly af t b h
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Lost 20000 yen on pachinko and all I got was hearing loss.
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>>1685127
I only wasted a thousand yen, couldn’t work out what the fuck I was supposed to be doing and also dropped my ball bearings on the floor. Was fun in a surreal way.
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>>1685131
I asked them for help on what to do but no luck. Wish I stopped after the first 1000. Oh well.
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>>1685135
A staff member did kindly try to explain what to do but his English wasn’t very good and I couldn’t hear him over the racket anyway.
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What's something fun to do in Tokyo that involves sitting in an air conditioned area for extended periods of time? I overdid it walking around all day and night (out before 8, in after midnight) in the heat and humidity the last few days and now my back hurts and I'm literally butthurt from the chafing. I could soldier on for a few days and make it all much much worse for the rest of the trip, but I think I should take it easy tomorrow, and I have no idea what to do; e.g. while I understand I could just lay in bed and watch TV only stepping out to get food and liquor from the Lawson <2min away, that really seems like a waste of a day. And no I don't want to spend the entire day playing pachinko. It's too loud, and I don't understand Japanese for all the gameplay elements other than just twisting the knob to shoot the ball like when to mash the other button or do basically anything other than turning the knob to adjust the launch power.
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>>1685137
I used translate and the guy even have me extra balls but my lick was shit. Guess I'll watch Asuna and sleep.
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>>1685139
Just sit on a bench with a strong zero and wait for the girls to approach you

Or go to an arcade and waste 1000 yen in 10 minutes like I did.
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>>1685140
>10 Dollars

Lel, paying for porn
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>>1685143
>>1685139

Or take a subway ride and wait for girls to approach you. Worked \
for me
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>>1685139
It’s not quite what you suggested but I regret not going to onsen world, it looks pretty fun and should be quite a relaxing day,
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>>1685143
>Or go to an arcade and waste 1000 yen in 10 minutes like I did

I got caught by one of those machines similar to the coin drops you get here but filled with chocolate. I wasted 1500 yen before giving up trying to get a big pile of chocolate you could go and buy at 711 for the same price lol.

The drum game is absolutely awesome though.
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>>1685147
I wanted to play Taiko no Tatsujin, but it looked too intimidating since I don't know how it's played and I didn't want to look like a fool while learning it so I skipped it and went straight to Street Fighter IV and got utterly destroyed 0-10. I won ONE round though!
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>>1685147
I wasted like 10000 yen playing FGO arcade
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Best play to buy Japanese antiques in Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka?
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>>1685148
It’s not that difficult on the beginner levels, I don’t like rhythm games that much but this one is the exception. It’s definitely more intuitive than guitar hero
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>>1685152
Kyoto
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>>1685154
Great - where in Kyoto?
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>>1685143
>Just sit on a bench with a strong zero and wait for the girls to approach you

I have the physical appearance of basically the prototypical faceless old man. I'm balding, haven't been to a gym in close to ten years, and don't speak japanese, and frankly I'm not here looking to pick up chicks.

>>1685147
>>1685143
I do kinda like the arcades, but more to watch people constantly lose at the crane machine games, and I'll clap like any good American should on the rare occasion that someone actually wins, also watching some of the locals on the dance dance revolution or other rhythm games with those touch-screens or touch-full-circle who have clearly played it a lot are doing the max difficulty and are in the fucking zone is quite a lot of fun, and I've gone in and walked around most I've come across and spend a few minutes just watching people play; I'm hesitant to try it myself 'in general' (the fate grand order arcade and the kancolle game, and something else with tilting/moving seat and two joysticks and you're flying a mecha of some sort and shooting at bad dudes and boosting to get to checkpoints looked like a lot of fun) since I don't understand japanese and by extension how to play and i'll certainly be burning money much faster than I was at pachinko, and you can't smoke in arcades. either

I think I did see one or two places with some of those older vertical side scroller raiden-esque things which also side scrolling beat-em ups which I probably would be able to understand how to play and they do have some nostalgic value to me, but I was never really super 'into' them or good at them even as a kid, so I don't see me spending any substantial amount of time playing there
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>>1685155
An antique shop
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>>1685158
well arent you just the spring of knowledge
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>>1685160
Gion has a few.
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>>1685156
>no smoking

You could smoke in all the arcades I went to (some the whole place, others just a designated part), it was quite handy for me as smoking on the street outside designated areas is clearly frowned upon.

I’m by all accounts very good at Tekken but I got my arse handed to me by the CPU, difficulty levels definitely set higher for the Japanese.
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Reposting my question:
Is it true that Jap girls when they want to smash they ask you if "you want to take a shower"? If so, how to ask it in japanese?
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>>1685163
Shawa shite kudasai
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>>1685156
>and you can't smoke in arcades. either
Sure you can
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>>1685165
>shawa shite

You’re no takin a fuckin shite in ma shower hen!
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My flight is supposed to get into Tokyo on the afternoon of the 14th. How fucked am I going to get by this typhoon?

ANA already sent me a email but I can't check the status of my flight until 4 days before departure?
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Has anyone tried this degeneracy in Akiba? (VR porn)
>inb4 paying to masturbate
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>>1685172
Its currently going north west, so it may not even hit Tokyo and it's supposed to dissipate by Sunday. If anything; you'll just have a very rainy Monday.
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You guys got any favorite places to get okonomiyaki in Tokyo? I want to try at least once before I go, but I don't want to waste time finding a good place.
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>>1685175
Yes. It is just VR porn.
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>>1685113
Bring it with you at the airport. Most companies accept to carry weapon replicas as "sport equipment".
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>>1685139
Oedo onsen.
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>>1685113
Easiest way is have the seller fill out the paperwork and ship it back for you.
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>>1685152
Are you visiting Nikko? Right across from the train station are a couple of small antique shops, loaded with cool stuff (old swords, coins, weapons, samurai armor, etc). Shop owners are friendly but don't speak English and the wares are expensive (but legit and cheaper than ebay).
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>>1685104
I'm doing my solemn duty to steer the conversation to the only thing that matters: getting azn pussy.

So guys, if you wanna get some nip puss, whats the best game plan
>whats the best city
>places to stay
>clubs to go to
>dating sights/messenger apps/
>cultural faux paus

lets here it. because literally nothing else matters
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>>1685253
Pay for it. Go to paradise.
Next question
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>>1685259
nope! not paying!
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>>1685260
>What's the best game plan
>Gets told the best game plan
>Nope
Okay
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>>1685262
ill pay for hookers when im in thailand. if i go the real azn countries i want real azn qts. if some drops a solid gameplan i WILL execute

t. totally fucking american chad
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>>1685266
If you are a chad, you won't need 4chan of all places to give you a gameplan. Just suck it up and pay the money. You are not fooling anyone.
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I'm going to Japan for the first time next February with my girlfriend. A few questions to start I guess:

1. I'm likely going with Singapore Airlines, how are they? Reviews seem pretty good all around. Also, should I buy the tickets soon? Seems like 3 to 4 months ahead of time is recommended.

2. How is Japan in February? It'll most likely be the last week of Feb/first week of March. I know it's colder, but usually pretty dry.

3. I've got about 12 days. I was considering Tokyo > Kyoto > Hiroshima with day trips to places like Osaka, Nara, and Yokohama. But it seems like getting to Hiroshima would take a long time even on the bullet train. Should I skip Hiroshima and use the time to more thoroughly explore Tokyo/Kyoto instead?
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Holy fuck bros.. do yourself a favor and start walking 8+ hours a day with no breaks on weekends if you are coming to Kyoto. I am in serious pain after 2 days and always jog 30 min a day while in America.

Heading to Osaka tomorrow, whats the equivalent of paradise there? Don’t want to wander into the wrong places and tinder has not worked for me.
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>>1685333
1. Singapore Airlines is one of the best in the world. You're gonna love it. Buy tickets either now or around the 2 and a half month mark.

2. It's generally cold, but less so than the previous months. Bring a nice coat for sure.

3. All depends on how bad you want to visit Hiroshima. Personally, the peace museum is worth a visit and although i haven't explored the city proper, I've been told it's quite nice and on my list one day. Kyoto can be nice, but the Chinese tourists have ruined any popular destination there. Prices are high and you'll have to get up early to not be bothered by other tourists. Tokyo is fine, but not really representative or Japan imo. Again, it all comes down to what you want to do/see
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>>1685346
Good to hear about Singapore. I'm going economy, which I've heard is still a very good product.

How bad *should* I want to visit Hiroshima? I'd definitely like to see it if possible but if it isn't a "first time must see" I'll do it on another trip, I don't plan on this being my only visit. It'd be about 10 hours getting there and back and I'm just not sure about dedicating that much valuable time to sitting on a train.
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>>1685127
Serious question: can you controll anything at this game or is it pure luck. I mean can you do more then just press a button? Can you steer or controll the force or something.
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Did a week I'm Thailand before coming here and my sleep is still shit. Doesn't help the bed at APA is like sleeping on a sidewalk. Going to check out the imperial garden but it's no bullshit under construction (serious). It says only parts of it are so I'll go and see if it is still worth going.
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>>1685143
Please don't tell me, this is a thing. I was planning on drinking this stuff all day anyways. Especially since I just found out that I'm going to miss the sake matsuri in hiroshima by about a week.
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>>1685353
You can overshoot the balls and ensure you 100% lose. I'd say it's like 95% luck but the girl working there Google translated that it's hard for new people. Think she was just trying to make me feel better though. I just wanted to get a bonus and it never came.
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>>1685358
Atarashi kara hito wa musukashi desu ne?

Will people kinda understand me like this?
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>>1685364
I just typed in my phone and showed them. I speak 0 Japanese.
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How do I get a girlfriend?
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>>1685387
Go to Thailand, use tinder and thaifriendly.
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>>1685253
I've got some matches on tinder and bumble and I also want some info on jap dates. anyone got any encounters to share.
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>>1685266
>I'm a total chad guys
>Btw, what does a female look like and how do you speak to one? Please be specific.
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>>1685393
I can’t even get fucking matches on Tinder and Bumble at home.
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>>1685345
No one seems to know shit about Osaka or Kyoto when it comes to sex. Best place I found that is close to paradise is Club Amour in Osaka.

If you find anything else, let me know because this general is a graveyard when it comes to Kyoto and Osaka.
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Can anyone give me a general idea of how long it takes to get through customs when arriving in Japan? Coming from the USA and just trying to get an idea of what train I should plan to grab since I arrive in the evening.

Also, is JapanWifiBuddy any good? Reviews seem good and the president speaks english so that's a plus.
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>>1685403

>Osaka
Just go to fucking tobita shinchi like everyone else, that's the unique thing Osaka has.

>Kyoto
Just go to osaka
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>>1685351
If you plan on going back, save that part of the country for next time. Southern Japan is my favorite area in Japan and highly recommend Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita, and Kagoshima. If you hit up Hiroshima, the South is not far and worth exploring. For your first trip, stick with the basics, just know what you're in for
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>>1685405
Took me maybe 25 minutes.
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>>1685406
>tobita shinchi

Only retards go there. I did the research. You pay premium prices to fuck girls for 15 min while an old lady watches. Club Amour gives you 90 min for the same price and a better time.

I'm looking for good suggestions not easy ones. It's extremely difficult to find anything on Google because every site is in Jap and Google immediately filters anything that isn't the language you're using assuming it wouldn't be of interest to you.

>go to Osaka
Even if you had given me a a good suggestion for it, I'm not staying there. I only have time to visit it twice but Kyoto is my home base so anything I could find there that makes some sense would be much better for me.

Even if it was a shit suggestion, you're the first to even answer so thanks for that.
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>>1685405
It took me a while as I felt half dead after the flight and fucked up the immigration forms twice.
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>>1685410

It almost seems like you plan on seeing a hooker like every day on your trip. Are you some kind of sex fiend?
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>>1685139
It's been like 20C these last days, what kind of "heat and humidity" is that? Not even trying to be the tough Arizona guy, even a Canadian would have no problem dealing with that. Humidity has been like 70% tops as well.
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>>1685418
It's not available where I'm from and this is the first time I travel solo anywhere so I do plan on taking advantage of it while I'm there. It's not the reason I decided to go but when I figured out that it was available, I decided to make it part of the trip.

Not every day but more than once for sure. I don't see why you faggots are such a bunch of puritan assholes. It's a simple question that you would think a general populated with people who often frequent or live in the country and like it enough to keep a 24/7 thread going about it might be able to answer.
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>>1685355
I went to the imperial garden a few days ago. Personally don't think it was worth it with the construction, too much around the former tower site is blocked off. And it's the wrong season for anything to be in bloom. The only part that's worth it was seeing the moat. That was pretty cool.
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>>1685115
>joke answer
what?
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>>1685139
I did this but instead of being tired or sweaty, my knees literally exploded. On my first day I went straight to Shibuya, Harajuku, the park, and Shinjuku, ALL walking and starting at the hotel. Anyone else have this happen to them? I couldn't walk up or down stairs because the pain was insane, so I had to hop because it somehow negated the pain. Went through that suffering for the rest of the trip. You don't need to walk to flirt, play arcade, or look at the loli doujin previews for hours though so it was alright.
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Without resorting to hookers, can I get laid if I'm not black?
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>>1685436
If you're black it's next to impossible even with hookers since about 60% of them ban blacks.
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>>1685115
Because only weebs give a shit about bringing a fucking sword home. Go to M's. They have all the "swords" you'll ever need homo.
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Weather is perfect right now I'm Tokyo
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>>1685427

I was curious enough myself to do a quick Google search and there are several Japan whoremonger websites and even they seem to think Kyoto is a dead zone for the sex industry.

Seriously I honestly doubt anyone here is fluent enough and familiar enough to know anything besides Yoshiwara soaplands and Tobita Shinchi.
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Hopefully this hasn't been discussed to death before, but how worth it is it to get one of those "local guides" to tour Kyoto?
I would like to avoid tourists as much as possible during my trip, but still see the city.
If it matters, I am comfortable speaking conversational Japanese so an English-speaking guide is not incredibly important to me. Has any other anons taken one of these tours and found the local insight helpful or worth the cost?
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>>1685427
We let retards like you use Paradise because the escorts who've never been with a gaijin before are for us fluent speakers who know how to get them. No one is going to give you good info, ever.
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>>1685448
That is the feeling I was getting about Kyoto but I wanted to know if I was missing something. They do have some stuff in Kyoto but it doesn't seem to be foreigner friendly.
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>>1685451
not who you responded to, but can you at least give give me a hint?
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I just want to thank map anon for his detailed map. I did hours of research on things to go check out but it all ended up being garbage compared to your map. I've used it heavily to plan my trip so far and have been able to put together what look to be highly enjoyable days thanks to your map.

Seriously thank you. It's made a huge difference.
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>>1685457
That's just a weeb living out his fantasy on a japanese soapland forum.
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>>1685457
Nigger it's like sharing your money making secrets with a stranger, it doesn't happen. The pussy game will get ruined by the Olympics anyway.
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>>1685460
just a hint! im trying to see tokyo before i die and some nip nectar would be icing on the cake. just a hint ^__^ swear im not a fat weeb slob. just a young white guy
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>>1685459
>fantasy is to pay for sex
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>>1685467


Some people are just a bit more realistic with their imagination
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>>1685434
That’s what is happening to me right now. The MCL area on the bottom of both of my knees is completely wasted from walking around Kyoto for 2 days, plus my calves are dying. I was running around 5K a day before the trip so it is pretty shocking for me
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Clubs in Roppongi,
It just seems like there are too many, anyone got recommendations?
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For the anon asking about sluts in Osaka, ive heard that Tobita Shinchi prices are similar to paradise and tokyohentai, whats the problem?
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>>1685440
>on 4chan
>complains about weebs
i shiggy diggy
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>>1685493
>Going to Roppongi
Legit tourist trap and a scam
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Anyone been to a baseball game at Tokyo dome? Just got a ticket.
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>>1685345
>osaka
I Cant speak from experience but the other day an anon talked about club amour, which is literally across the street from my accomodation in dotonbori so ill probably go there for that sideways pussy
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>>1685496
Why?
How are clubs there less than a trap compared to Osaka or Shinjuku/Shibuya
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>>1685501
isnt club amour just "massage"
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Bros where is the sex clubs? Tinder just isn't working for me. This is who you fags are replying to.
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How join yakuzies?
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>Paradise prices
Jesus christ, how do you afford this nonsense when its so much cheaper ANYWHERE else in the world?
If its for the novelty I can understand. Hell, I might go purely due to the fact its a new holiday experience.
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>>1685115
Get a kitchen knife. They make far more practical sense and many of the hand forged ones are made by former swordsmiths
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>>1685516
Just don't be a poorfag
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best way to talk to some nip girls? wanna set up some dates for when im over there. do they use tinder? last time i went they didn't even show their faces on there. maybe i should use hellotalk
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>>1685516
Almost as if these constant sex tourism questions about Japan are being made by people that literally don't have the first clue about what the fuck they're doing
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Why is this general just full of sex tourism and tinder?
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>>1685525
because there's no other reason to travel to asia. everything that isn't related to having or facilitating sex (except eating) is called a "surrogate activity." Its what faggots that wear patagonia and walk around with oversized backpacks do when they travel.
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>>1685519
I took 250,000 yen with me and chose to spend it on Michelin starred meals, drinks in nice bars, a good onsen resort. Better value than a fuck with a woman who finds me a fat and disgusting gaijin and resents every second of it.
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>>1685531
where are the gajin hunters herro preez
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>>1685527
Of course there are other reasons,
Out of the almost 3 months in Japan, I've been with a girl once, and did many other fun things


Its just that 4chan is full of faggots
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>>1685516
I went to Thailand for a week before Japan to get all my nuts out the way
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>>1685364
Bit of a shit translation, but it should get the point across
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>>1685437
how about spics
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I remember going to a place that offered mature ladies in osaka. They had a couple locations, I went to one but they didn't do foreigners , so I went to another and the guy served me (somewhere in the vicinity of where all the Koreans are). Obviously he just spoke everything in Japanese , me not understanding a single word, it had picture cards with the girls and then a price list which I already researched so not to bad. I enjoyed it. was 45m 8k~.

I did this because I had zero idea when it came to hooking up with older nip women
The second experience was in Kyoto. Its like 1am someone comes up to me to go get a massage for 6k/60m, I decline and keep moving on. Another one tries to pull me in this time at 3k/60m so I was like yea that's pretty value for a massage.
Massage was good then she offers a happy ending for 6k and I did it cause first time shit.
Overall future visits will have me not spending money on sex. Maybe mature women again
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I've literally never had sex so I'm pretty sure I can go without it another 3 weeks during my trip, what the fuck is you guys problem, imagine paying $300+ for sex
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>>1685541
Quality of the hookers anon. Hookers in the US are all black and living in shady motel rooms.
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>>1685525
Because we've explored 90% of what's worth exploring in Japan, but it's the only good place in the world to travel to since anywhere else a nigger might rob you or you'll find hobos pissing in the street.
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>>1685405
Took me like 10 minutes including queuing times and I'm from a third world country with a visa requirement.
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>>1685494
You're right but those prices are for 15 min and the other two you mentioned would be at 60 min or so.
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>>1685516
I'm only bothering because I don't plan to go to Thailand just to get my nuts relieved.

Japan by no measure has good prices and no one ever claimed it. I'm probably going to be dropping 2 grand during my trip but I can afford to because I don't spend my money on anything.
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Is it socially acceptable to fart loudly in public e.g. on the train or in a restaurant
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>>1685541
Imagine thinking your money is going with you into the afterlife.

I'm not poor and I don't spend on myself that often so turning a good vacation into a great one for a couple grand sounds like a good fucking deal to me.
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>>1685548
this isnt china so no
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poor/autistfags dont know the comfy feeling of exploring and seeing Japan by day/night, meeting with random people for drinks and food during the night then fucking some jap whore before returning to your hotel to do it all again the next day
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Even Anamori Inari Jinja is under construction
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>>1685552
This construction meme is getting out of hand
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>>1685553

>tfw I leave in a month and my itinerary is still under construction
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>planning to hike the choishi michi trail on Sunday
>upcoming typhoon is practically zeroing in on Koyasan

H-Hahaha. Fuck.
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>>1685458
yup, same here. been to several restaurants and also thinking about the mt koya trail. thank you map anon.
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>>1685559
let me know how it goes
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>>1685549
>hookers turn a good vacation to a great one
That's a big yikes
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sup anons, here for rugby but gotta say you larping fuckers are annoying. I bought the JR pass so I could use the trains in tokyo, turns out I don't even fucking need that shit. It's fucking retarded how stupid you all are for recommending this. I already feel bad enough for the heat here
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>>1685520
found just walking up to them works I had 3 girls come up to me and take me into their bar. costy me about 70 quid but i got to talk to them all about rugby the whole hour
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>>1685572
What's it like having an iq below 80?
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>>1685574
better than your fucking larp thread.
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What are the must do’s in Hakone? On the train heading there now
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>>1685576
The JR question gets asked a dozen times a thread, and the answer is always that it's about the price of a round trip to Kyoto/use the calculator.
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>>1685565
Making Shrine prayers that it veers off in a different direction than in the next couple of days. Otherwise I'm just taking the train in, I'm not spending 7-odd hours walking through that shit.
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>>1685578

I feel like I'll barely have time to do anything in Hakone besides the Ryokan stay. Probably check in at 4pm and then I'm basically chilling there until the next morning.

Hopefully Owakudani is open by the time I go because I want one of those eggs
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>>1685581
nope someone said it's worth to get I am only going to kyoto once for an afternoon visit and that's probably the most use I will get out of it.

worthless junk
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Howdy friends how's the typhoon looking over there right now?
Flying out tomorrow for a buddy's wedding in Tokyo on sunday
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Gonna go to Comiket, it seems like a lot of rooms are booked. Anyone know of any tips on finding nearby Air BnBs or hotels, or anything?
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>>1685584
>worthless junk

If you did ten minutes of research before buying you would have found it was not worth it for you.

I got great use out the JR Pass (two week):

>Tokyo
>Kameoaka
>Kyoto
>Hiroshima
>Miyajima
>Osaka
>Nara
>Kanazawa
>Tokyo
>Tokyo airport

For anything else suica card did the trick.
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>>1685588
I asked this thread for "research" retard, I found out only after this place is filled with larpers. I'm sure /sp/ trolled me on this place
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I downloaded tinder for the first time in Tokyo and got about 20 matches in the first day. Is this low?
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>>1685578
Lots of museums if you happen to be interested in art. Shopping, hot springs, bunch of historical sights, hiking around the mountains, the volcano field when it's safe to visit.
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>>1685572
Rugby tourists in japan are thw worst
I once saw a group of 20 argentenians cheering in the subway when the train came, and they were also super noisy in the train
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>>1685572
You can't be this retarded.
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>>1685590
Not our fault you're a rugby meathead who had trouble understanding how the world works
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If I want to ride the bus can I just use a suica card? And would that would for almost every bus or is it region specific?
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>>1685596
pretty sure he is the retard who has been making rugby threads for the past month in this board. I am in japan right now and the amount of retards from europe here is astounding. I seriously can't understand how these people operate with their mouth closed, it's stupid as shit.
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>>1685578
Depends are you staying at the town? Or heading to the lake? At the lake there is a bunch of ropeways, one of them leads to one of the peaks of Mt Hakone which has great views, other one is a loop that goes to some sulphur area which has good views, there is a lake cruise as well, there is also some shrine gate in the lake.
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>>1685601
Yes.
Yes.
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>>1685590
How does such a needlessly complicated sport attract such retarded people as fans?
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>>1685595
I'm here now and the only other time I saw a white person was when I went to weeb central.
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>>1685148
Red=hit face, blue=hit edge. You can learn this by watching someone play for 10 seconds. Almost bought the nintendo switch version after getting addicted to the game but found out it has a lot less songs than the arcade version.
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Can someone please give my non Japanese speaking/reading gaijin ass a brief rundown or link to a guide on how to play the fate grand order arcade game? It looks like a lot of fun, I play the phone game, and would like to try it.

My understanding this far is that I need to buy some kind of card from a nearby machine first to even start playing and then I need to use 100yen coins to buy credits to roll for cards which will print out of the machine?

How do I actually play the game though?

Same I'd anyone has any info on the kancolle arcade game, seen people playing and it looks like a lot of fun and if like to get some cards out of em to bring home as souveniers. Anyone got any links to guide on how to play these for non Japanese speakers/readers?
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>>1685626
Did you try Google?
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>>1685629
Well yeah

This is the most helpful thing I've found after some searching was just wondering if there was a better 'guide' of some sort before I try it out. I already have the 'aimo' or 'aime' card, I haven't actually tried playing yet. Also I think I wanna have a Ziploc or other kind of small bag on hand before I try it out to keep the cards in
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>>1685631
Derp forgot to attach link

https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/9dpm4p/my_experience_with_fgo_arcade/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body
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Where can I get baby powder? My balls are chafed bad.
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>>1685632
https://www.siliconera.com/2017/12/07/understanding-fate-grand-order-arcades-rules-user-interface-controls-noble-phantasms/
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>>1685178
This place in Akasaka was pretty good: https://gurunavi.com/en/gg29200/rst/
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>>1685572
Why you would trust what anyone posts on here is beyond me. People might give you good or bad info but verify it yourself ffs you cauliflower-eared retard.
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>>1685631
Yeah. What do you want to know about FGO Arcade aside from the fact that it is the biggest jew shit game I ever played.
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My feet and back are killing me. At 18,000 steps at 3pm.
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>>1685405
Like anywhere it’s hit or miss. If your flight lands around the same time a bunch of other international flights land it could take 45+ minutes. If not, you can get through as fast as 10 minutes.

FWIW I’ve been through Narita about a dozen times and Haneda twice.
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>>1685649
I did 27k per day for 10 days while in Japan on average. I almost died when I got home.
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>>1685410
>Club Amour gives you 90 min for the same price and a better time
You don't get FS in Amour though.
There is 10k yen AF option (not for all girls) but no PiV
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>>1685653
>FS
Dont they just do it anyways if youre not a sperg?
Anons in other threads were saying that even if they have to pretend and say they dont because of laws, they still end up doing it in places like tokyo hentai club
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>>1685636
Thanks brah

>>1685646
>biggest jew shit game I ever played.
I have about 30 5*s (over 20 individual toons some with np 2-3) on the phone gamr. I know the drill and am ready to pay for some physical souveniers
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is club Amour english friendly? their entire site is in japanese
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>>1685543
Yeah after going to a soapland in Japan, I looked up my local escort services back home and their ads were either passive aggressive as fuck and super restrictive or just actually aggressive. It was like any other white girl on dating sites. No way I'm paying the same kind of prices as soaplands on some entitled thot that will only give a condom blowjob.
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>>1685656
>Toons
You can call them servants. We are all weebs here. What do you want to know about the game? I spend like 20k yen on it.
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>>1685652
Damn, not sure I get up that high everyday but I have 27 left so going to try and take some easy days.
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>>1685663
Yeah. You need easy break days. That is what I am going to do the next time 100%.
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>>1685662
Just basic instructions and stuff I haven't fully read the latest provided link yet as I'm out and about (just went up to the sky circus to get some photos and there's fgo stuff going on there too incidentally)

Will either hit the arcade and try it tonight or tomorrow just wanna make sure I have a bag for cards. Not planning on spending the rest of my holiday inside the arcade but want to play a bit and get a couple cards as souveniers. Will read that other link and look up some youtubes on it too before I try. Any additional info on more 'esoteric' non-implicit aspects of it that may be unintuitive to non Japanese speakers is what I'm lookin for.
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>>1685666
Shouldn't be too difficult. The game has tutorial when you first start playing.
100 YEN gives you 300 BP. BP is basically AP. One node is typically 150 - 200BP.
You get a chance to roll the gacha after every fight. 100 YEN per roll. 10 roll is basically 1000 YEN.
Everything else should be intitutive since you already play the mobile version.
There might be a shift system so after you spent 1500 YEN, you get "booted" so to speak. Just save your progress (should be top left button) and then restart.
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>>1685667
Thanks man. Does the tutorial 'consume ap'? Or can I take my time to learn the controls without paying more? And is it a "you run out of time and can insert 100y to continue"? Or you get dumped back to main menu and have to put in money and start again? Also is AP stored on the card or tied to session? So I could just go buy a bunch and keep the overflow for later sessions?
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>>1685678
No.
They are kinda like video game tutorials where they say press X to dash, then you dash a few times and then it goes to the next control.
Missions are timed so if you run out of servants or time out, you fail the mission.
BP is tied to session. If you have excess BP by the end of a session, you just convert it to FP. Personally, I just top it up whenever I finish using my BP. Just insert 100 yen into the mission and tap the BP button and it refills your BP.
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>>1685682
What's fp in the context of arcade? Is that the quartz dust for the 1000y 10-roll?
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>>1685683
FP is basically like FP in the mobile game.
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>>1685685
I thought there were no free rolls in arcade?
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>>1685595
omg
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>>1685573
Im liking these rugby larping posts
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>>1685572
How does someone as retarded as you even manage to find his way to 4chan?
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>>1685621
No one was playing it when I went to Taito Station, and I feel like a creep when I'm just standing behind some stranger and watching him play. I'm not from a country where arcades were a thing so I don't know the proper "etiquete" there.
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>>1685706
I think it's perfectly fine, I've been doing plenty of watching people arcade, and have seen plenty of locals doing it too as long you're not sitting at a machine that someone could be playing or obstructing foot traffic quite a few I've been in even had seats in the middle 'aisle' between machines which look precisely intended for sitting and watching
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>>1685656
>toons
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In Akihabara, are there any places near the station to buy liquor (specifically those ~500y flask sized bottles of suntory whiskey) OTHER than yodobashi? I got em there before, but they seem to want to see passport which is a bit of a pain in the ass since I plastic wrapped/taped up my passport with JRpass to carry around since I don't want to get them wet if it starts raining and other stores where I buy a premium malts or strong dry like Lawson and family something just have a thing to click on a screen to say I'm over 20 but yodobashi wanted passport and I don't want to untape/unwrap, re-wrap and tape up etc...
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>>1685708
Mate they are literally Japanese cartoons
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>>1685531
>Michelin starred meals
lol what a fgt
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>>1685355
>Imperial Palace East Garden
>>1685428
Go to Hama Rikyu garden next to Shiodome instead: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3025.html An anon many threads ago said it was better and, having now been to both, I agree.

>>1685601
It can depend on the city; busses in Kanazawa don't accept any "national IC card" (e.g. Pasmo, Suica, etc.)

>>1685664
Or just do less each day and use the trains more. There's no point busting yourself. 15-20k steps was OK for me and I have a sedentary job and only ride an exercise bike for a total of about two hours per week. Also, wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in *and wear socks* - shitty canvas hipster shoes with no socks isn't going to cut it.
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>>1685710
Do you have an ID card with you perhaps?
And have you checked conbinis? There I only had to tap a machine to "ID" myself. I am 31 though so it might be more lax for me since I don't look underaged.
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Anybody happen to know where this outlook point is around Koyasan? Supposedly on a hiking trail looking out eastwards towards the Kii Mountains.
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Any good bars or things to do around skytree? Resting my feet until dark.
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>>1685716
Asahi tower
[spoiler]Asakusa Rockza[/spoiler]
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>>1685714
I didn't see them (little whiskeys) in most places I've been to and yodobashi is the only place that asked to see passport. It may have more to do with it being some kind of duty free liquor section than how old I look.
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>>1685716
is the skytree really worth the high price?
Should i just go up tokyo tower or the metropolitan building instead?
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>>1685717
I'll check it out, thanks
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>>1685434
>>1685472

Go to a drug store or Donki and buy tension bandages for your afflicted joint. It will help lessen the pain
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>>1685719
It's pretty cool around sunset and I'm sitting Indian style on the upper deck to rest after waking 10 miles. It's only $25.
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>>1685714
>>1685714
>>1685718
NVM I'm retarded. That was some other place that wanted passport for duty free, just got a bottle at yodobashi hassle free
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>>1685722
can you eat or drink something there?
do they rush you out to make room for other tourists or can you stay there for as long as you want?
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>>1685496
>>1685502


Roppongi bars are great for gaijin hunting cougars. There are also decent clubs there, like V2. The area *is* a tourist trap and the Nigerians are annoying as hell but there are still many Japanese who go there too. It's usually an older and rougher around the edges crowd at bars but the clubs have many younger people who can speak English. Expect lots of competition from other foreign guys.
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>>1685531
Some Japanese girls find fat guys attractive because it's so different from typical men here. It's not a big percentage, but they are out there.
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>>1685725
I stayed on the top one for over an hour and sat down in front of the glass. They have a mall soon the 1st 4 floors and food in the lower deck.
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>>1685719
I haven't been to Skytree but I hear it's overcrowded and overrated.

Metropolitan Government building is free and great, so I'd recommend that instead. But don't go just before sunset like me if you want both the day and night views, because the line for me was an hour just to get in, so go well in advance and chill there until sunset.
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>>1685723
Oh that makes sense, good thing it worked out for you.
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>>1685727
Thanks for he honest answer
>gaijing hunting cougars
Kek
I just hope there wont be too many annoying rugby tourists, Ive seen some at clubs in Osaka and they were annoying as hell (and harrasing all the girls)
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>>1685719
Government building is great. But the North tower deck is under construction so only the south observatory is open which causes a line up for the elevator going up. I went around noon a few days ago and spent around 20-30 minutes in line. View is great. There's places to sit and I don't think anyone is watching you so you could be able to stay as long as you want. Cafe up there is basically just various drinks and ice cream.
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>>1685734
I'm sure you will... Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi are loaded with rugby tourists right now. Avoid the sports bars and Hubs and you'll avoid most of them.
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What are the chances I'll die from the coming typhoon?
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Do you generally need to make reservations at Japanese restaurants? I understand you probably don't at your local ramen joint but if I want to go more fine dining/Michelin tier food can I just walk in and ask if they have seats open for that night or is that a faux pas? My Japanese isn't awful but making reservations over the phone seems highly intimidating.
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>>1685742
do you make reservations in your own country? Of course you have to make a reservation at proper restaurants, especially high class ones.
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>>1685742
Have your hotel make them.
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>>1685743
I go to lots of restaurants in my own country and while reservations are useful, it's also entirely acceptable to walk in and ask if they have a table for 2 available, you just have a decent chance of them saying no.

But sure, assuming this is a no go in Japan, any of you have experience making phone reservations? Will just memorising the phrase "I'd like to make a reservation for x people at x time." be okay?
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>>1685590
You sound like a retarded bogan.
You got what you deserved.
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>>1685355
Thought the beds at three different APAs were pretty darn comfortable when I stayed there
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>>1685531
>spending money for sex is bad
>spending money for eating overpriced meme food that will become literally shit in a matter of hours is good
Different strokes for different folks but I find it hilarious that the same people who criticize spending money on whores because it's shallow are the same people who waste their money in equally unnecessary stuff.
Also
>hurr durr I'm a fat whito piggu
Please have some self esteem, go hit the gym.
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>>1685740
99.9%
RIP anon-san, we will hold a memorial for you
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>>1685747
Might have been me just being sore it's just really firm
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>>1685748
Why would I need to hit the gym if I'm paying?
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>>1685716
I am at the skytree right now lol are you the guy with the dungeons and wizard shirt omg
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>>1685750
That sucks ask for western pillows they have big soft ones
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Bros.. can someone organize an Aokigahara meetup for those of us that can’t get a single tinder match in japan? I wasn’t expecting much, but damn half these girls profile say they just want to learn english and I am still at 0%.
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>>1685752
not making fun of your shirt, I listen to shadow gallery its cool.
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>>1685756
>can someone
Sounds like you just volunteered.
I'm getting real tired of you fucks who want to get spoonfed without doing anything yourself.

>Anyone in Tokyo?
>Yeah me
>Okay
Over and fucking over.
Just make actual plans and suggestions or don't post.
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>>1685761
dude Im one of those guys and Im pretty sure its because 90% of us are social evaders.
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>>1685719
I went to the governement building just before closing hour at 10PM, no lines and great view of Tokyo at night
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Be in Shinjuku around 830 and we can go drink
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I was about to have some eel but its like 50$
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If any other losers in Kyoto tonight want to meet up and go to drink then maybe the arcade or izakaya then reply in the next 45 min before I head out.
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>>1685646
If i buy a shiny version of my favorite waifu in a store, and I roll her later, can I ascend the shiny card? not a huge deal if not, I more want the card as a souvenir than anything else.

Also does the 'card ascension stage' matter at all? e.g. I spotted a 2500 yen shiny final ascend kiyohime in a store (my favorite, have her 100 10/10/10 b10), if I load that into the game will she already be max ascend?
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>>1685163
Can only confirm from the other way around aka girl's side:
That jap dude told me to shower in the Love Hotel before he smashed me, so I guess you're on the right path.
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>>1685771
Erm... I added an extra zero to that. I meant 250. I already bought it anyways since posting
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>>1685770
Im going to kyoto tomorrow how long are you staying?
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Anybody been to/know anything about the suntory hakushu distillery?

I quite like suntory toki and get it fairly frequently stateside. Also been loving suntory malts and other cheaper whiskies I've been seeing and getting here; and was planning to do a day trip from tokyo to see it. The catch is; I haven't yet, and I just found out that I need to get separate tickets or call a cab since I got the jrail pass and have been using that to get around Tokyo for the past few days. I have zero experience with doing non jrpass transit AND I'm checking out and leaving for Sendai on Sunday and I don't see it being as viable a day trip from there, so I need to make a decision fairly soon if I want to do it at all.

Is it "worth it" for a non Japanese speaker/reader to just wander around there if I didn't book a tour? I've been to *some* museum-y things like yushukan and edo-tokyo and while they were enjoyable, and there was some English on the exhibits, there wasn't nearly as much as the Japanese descriptions and labels and text etc... So at this point I'm somewhat uncertain if I still want to go through with this. It's more a matter of time than cost/hassle (haven't done any non jrpass transit, but I'm entirely confident I can figure it out, but I don't want to basically spend one of my few remaining days in the region on that if it isn't really worth it).
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>>1685751
He said for self respect purposes. Also if you want to avoid the part you said about her loathing the experience.
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>>1685771
>>1685776
You goof'd anon.
The game knows that your shiny new waifu isn't from your game and thus you can't ascend or even level her.
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>>1685787
That's ok. <250 for a cool souvenir of my favorite waifu literally from her homeland is small potatoes. I also bought a shiny ce that she's on for 500y
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>>1685778
Last night in Kyoto, I’ll be in staying Osaka next. It might be worth the trip at night if you want to let loose
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>>1685782
Well you are able to taste really expensive whisky like Yamazaki 25 for 2900 yen for 15ml in the tasting room. I think you can show up for the tasting room only and not do the tour if you don't want but i'd do a little more research but most people into whisky consider it worth.
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>>1685766
I'm in Shinjuku right now if you want to grab a couple drinks
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>>1685778
how long in osaka? thats my next stop after kyoto.
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>>1685794
meant for
>>1685789
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>>1685792
Eh that's not a particularly strong selling point. I'm more of an alcoholic than an connoisseur. I like the suntory toki because it tastes nice and goes down easy and even if I drink till I black out I'm not hung over the next day. Same case with Glenlivet and Bullitt. Those three are my wekend liquor store run regulars. I'm a strictly middle-shelf guy, I don't generally fuck with the 100-200/+ stuff because its's really just not 2-4x 'better' than the 40-60$ stuff so getting To try tiny bit of the expensive stuff is not really a major selling point. More interested if walking around the distillery and reading the plaques is interesting
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>>1685715
Nvm found it. Its right after the tunnel on the far east side of town.
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>>1685797
Well if you aren't that into whisky then I'm not too sure what you would get out of it. And Yamazaki 25 and others I was referring to are like $5k+ a bottle so it's quite a bit more than a couple hundred, but if you aren't that into it then it probably doesn't matter.
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>>1685799
I'm mainly asking about how much English text on signs and plaques (and how many signs and plaques are around) if there's lots about the history of the founding and the distillation process, the. That's 'worth it' to me. I'm just concerned about justifying 6-8 hours spent in transit round trip if there's not much to see/read which I have trepidation about since the other museumish things I've gone to seem to have 2-4 Japanese blurbs that aren't translated for every English one that IS
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>>1685782
I'm planning to visit Hakushu distillery in two weeks during my trip to Suwa lake.
If you are still interested, I will write my impressions here.
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Is Ikinari Steak "This is The Very Steak, The Big Cut of Steak" any good/worth visiting?

Amusing engrish slogan aside, there IS one pretty much across the street from my hotel. And every time I'm in some area and see another one of their chain outlets, it gets me thinking about it.
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Walked 30,000 steps today and my feet are numb. Took a hot ass bath and drank a strong zero in it. Hopefully it doesn't fuck me for tomorrow. Going to be in Shibuya most of the day if anyone wants to do something in the afternoon/night.
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>>1685808
I wondered the same thing - there was one in Akasaka, about a five minute walk from the hotel.
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>>1685808
>>1685812
I've been there twice since I lived here. It's alright, but seems a little overpriced to me. But the locals seem to like it. I prefer all you can eat yakiniku.
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Is there anything more depressing than using tinder in Japan after Thailand? I get maybe 5% the matches.
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>>1685813
>yakiniku
Thanks anon. I had yakiniku a few days ago and it was good! Do you know of any all-you-can-eat yakiniku places in Osaka? Or any chains?
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>>1685817
erectile dysfunction and not even bothering trying to pick up girls in general
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>>1685819
I haven't gone out of my way to get girls at all. All my matches are 40 year olds with just legs showing.
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>>1685818
The chain I like best is yakiniku king.
.
Beyond that if you look for 食べ放題焼肉 tabehodai yakiniku you can probably find a place. They very in quality though and a more high end all you can eat palce will be around 2000-4000 per person while the cheaper ones will have options that come in under 2000. They'll usually have several courses to pick from. The most expensive once usually are all inclusive while the cheaper ones remove some options. I generally go for whatever the middle one is.
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>>1685831
Sorry after re-reading my post I realized it might not make sense.

the all you can eat places usually have 2 or 3 menus to pick from. The cheapest has the least items you can order while the most expensive one has the most. When I go to yakiniku king I usually pick the middle one.
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I'm completely fucking wiped out but wow
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How is it for women though, going to Japan looking for sex and fun?
Just like western countries where you open up Tinder and get 100 matches immediately?
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>>1685817
Using Tinder back home
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>>1685835
I just got back from Thailand and I'd equate what I experienced is what women experience in the west. I got all the matches, had women in the mall tell there friends to look at me, etc. It's not fair.
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>>1685835
I heard Japanese men are scared to approach western women, so you'll probably have a harder time than back home. But by mens standards you'll probably still have it easy.
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does anyone know what those japanese trouser that are generally wide but slim at the ankles are called?
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>>1685835
Tbh, you won't like this answer but it depends on how hot you are. If you are hot back home you will be super hot here. If you are unattractive back home you will be invisible here.

I've had a few attractive female friends from overseas here and Japanese guys practically throw themselves at them. The unattractive foreign girls kind of get nothing.

If you go to a place with lots of US service personnel, you chances are very good.
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>>1685843
Knickerbockers? The ones the construction workers wear?
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>>1685842
they're not scared, they're disgusted.
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>>1685863
I like kpop and all, but this is some top cherry picking.
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>>1685863
Even after all the plastic surgery, professional makeup, and photoshopping only 2 or 3 of those girls are actually attractive.
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>>1685864
>cherry picking
More like perry picking
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akb48 cafe
gundam cafe
square enix cafe

If I'm into 'anime' and weebs stuff in general, but not specifically any of those (idols/akb48, gundam or square enix). But I AM staying in akihabara, very near the station, and all of those are like right fucking there. Are those worth checking out?
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>>1685866
FUCK YOU
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>>1685868
I'm only familiar with the Square one and I heard it's mediocre at best and it doesn't even have many things for Square fans
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>>1685868
Just go to @home maid cafe instead
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>>1685868
weeb/maid cafes are expensive as hell. If you went to all three of those you'd wind up spending over $100, easy.

There's a cover charge just to get into these places. So that's like $14 before you order anything.
>>1685877
Yeah. This is a good maid cafe.
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>>1685842
If you're confident enough to go on Tinder or similar then you're probably brave enough to talk/meet them.
Only thing I'd imagine for asian men to be scared of is western women being taller.
>>1685844
I'm a very stereotypical nordic person, not from the US. Maybe 6/10 or 7/10 on good days.
Mostly wanna have some way to talking to locals but hey if you meet someone nice then why not
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>>1685868
Square needs reservations, or at least it did when I went. When I was there they were launching some dragon quest game so everything was themed around that. It was honestly all right.

AKB48 cafe is cringe, enjoy being surrounded by 50 year olds.

The Gundam Cafe is probably the best of the 3 since its really just a normal overpriced cafe, but with gundam shit. Make sure you push the button in the bathroom.

Food wise, they’re all pretty much the same. You’re really just going for atmosphere.

>>1685877
Maid cafes are even more awkward the the AKB48 cafe. Maybe its just me, but the Kuwaiti Nyan bullshit really creeps me out IRL.
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>>1685880
You'd be surprised how hard it is to get IRL meetups even on dating sites/apps sometimes. Some people get cold feet way too easily. It's like trying to organize a /trv/ meetup.
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>>1685865
We talking about Katy Perry?
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>>1685885
>Maid cafes are even more awkward the the AKB48 cafe
Isn't that the whole appeal of that kind of cafe? Something weird you can only find in Japan.
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>>1685877
Speaking of maid cafes, any reviews of ones you've been to? Which maid cafes would you recommend over others? I've primarily heard of Maidreamin and @home, but are there any others that are interesting?
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>>1685897
Do you speak nip?
If only English then stick to Maidreamin and @home.
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>>1685835
>How is it for women though, going to Japan looking for sex and fun?

That's how it went for me:
If you are attractive, your chances are high. (For reference: European, mid 20s', blonde and blue eyes) I got so many Matches at Tinder I was literally able to choose.
So:

>>1685844
>depends on how hot you are.

Is 100% true.
Overall the easiest hookup was at Golden-Gai, but keep in mind you have to take the first step, otherwise they might be too shy. (That's how it went for me.) He took me too a nice Love Hotel & his shyness was gone after the door closed behind us.
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>>1685910
>blonde and blue eyes
Ah yes, that's the other thing - Your coloration is a big fucking deal if you're a white woman. Blonde hair and blue eyes is the holy grail of white women here. The lighter your color, the more beautiful. To a lesser extent, it's true with guys too. The girls who like white guys especially like the blond-haired, blue-eyed guys.

I was in a bar a month back with a childhood friend of mine who was visiting. She is an 8/10 with blonde hair and blue eyes and I swear the Japanese guys were crowding around gawping and whispering awe, thinking of how to approach.
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>>1685653
I wouldn't know. Haven't been to it yet but from everyone's account of soaplands, it's all but guaranteed. They obviously can't say it's included since its illegal to sell it.

I really don't like taking the risk but everything I've ever looked up says its expected at soaplands. Other places seems to be more risk.
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>>1685659
My research says they are foreigner friendly. That doesn't mean they will speak english and if you require english, then you better stick with what the OP has.
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>>1685913
>>1685918
I'm very pale with blue eyes and dark brown hair, how's my ranking?
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>>1685934
Preddy gud. Do you look European?
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>>1685934
Pale is very big everywhere in Asia. More in SEA where skin is typically darker, but still a big deal in Japan.

Though there are also Japanese girls who like tan skin, and there are girls who like black skin. There are a lot of fetishes in this country.
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>>1685942
Yeah, liking dark skin is kind of a charai/yankii thing in Japan. Most normie or nerdy Japs like pale above all else.
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>>1685710
Why don't you buy a passport pouch instead? They sell them in Bic Cameras on the stationery floors, they're usually made of plastic.
That sounds autistic as fuck.
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>>1685952
Furthermore, why doesn't he want to show his passport? You know you can save paying the 10% tax if you show your passport?
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what sim do you guys recommend for min 10GB traffic and no calls? Ordering by mail is too late, I guess I will need to get it at Narita.
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>>1685889
As one of the unattractive ones? Absolutely yes. The two Korean girls in the middle of the front row are the only attractive ones.
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>>1685952
>>1685965
ok a few things

1. I have a passport pouch/travel wallet thing that I got years ago to wear under my shirt for travelling to places that don't speak english and require a passport 'on-person', or are rife with pickpockets and I'd also carry cash in it.

2. it's a uncomfortable to wear constantly and not waterproof. I'd been carrying it inside this wacky little side bag/manpurse that I got 'relatively' recently, so I wrapped up the JRpass and passport in a transparent plastic bag so I could flash it at the 'JR gate' guards easier out of the bag than fumbling to get it out of the passport pouch inside of the manpurse, and just leave the passport pouch in the hotel empty

3. as mentioned earlier, I got mixed up with some other place and misspoke and can get liquor at yodobashi without passport, not to mention (which was NOT mentioned earlier), that I also figured out last night that there IS a lawson nearby that I can get the same liquor from.

That being said, wrapping the passport separate, and not taped up like I did for the JR pass isn't a bad idea for tax-free purposes, as I have a semi-steady supply of transparent plastic bags (hotel gives new pair of slippers in them every day that come in them; which is what I put JRpass and passport in in the first place, taped up with two of those little pieces of tape that most places seem to give you one of when you buy some sort of souvenir item and seal the bag with it, it says "thank you" or "paid" so I'm guessing it's more of an anti-shoplifting measure than anything else) so I'll certainly do that 'tomorrow' (or I guess based on the hour later today) with the new slipper bag
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>>1685590
>uses 4chan as sole source of advice
>calls me the retard

Even the websites you buy the fucking things on have pages giving advice on whether it is worth it.
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If I bought a 7 day JR pass on the 6th, would it end on the 12th or the 13th?
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>>1685963
Or maybe as an alternative; my local carrier would sell me 1gb for 20$ or 3gb for 50$ roaming traffic for japan. I suppose even 1gb should be enough to navigate with gmaps. And mobal seems to have pretty bad (non paid) customer reviews.
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>>1685727
>Gaijin Hunters in roppongi
KEK
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>>1686017
If money isn't an issue, that 3gb price is only about 50% more than what you would pay for a 2gb 90 day SIM. You can get cheaper rates for 30 days or shorter (but not proportionally cheaper), or pay roughly that and get 6gb for one month.

Travel SIMs are expensive here.
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>>1685626
the card itself is about 300 yen , if your in akiba and if your lucky some foreigners might help you figure it out .
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>>1685885
gundam cafe can be hit or miss
first time i went had some delicious rice wrapped in bacon with some chilli sauce on top and second time i cant remember what i got but it wasnt good , might have been zaku curry or something. also constant gundam music which is nice
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>>1686042
thanks, do you think 3gb is plenty for 14 days? I have been using unlimited for so long now, I don't really know how much data one would use for navigation and maybe google translate and stuff like that.
I wouldn't mind paying a little more and knowing that I have a solid solution. Those nip sims look super shady to me.
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any tips on how to flush toilets without calling an ambulance? Is there a specific kanji I should remember.
Or maybe a anki deck with some japan survival kanji could be helpful.
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>>1686055
The SIMs are safe, they're all backed by big carriers. Japan Travel SIM (literally what it's called, sold at Bic Camera at Tokyo airports and in the city) is backed by Docomo. They can be a hassle to set up, depending on your phone. The shops will offer to set it up for an extra fee and I won't advise you not to pay it. Make sure you set it up at the airport where there's free wifi in case a config package needs to be downloaded.

Download the Google Translate Japanese package in advance to negate its data usage. Also download Google Maps map for Tokyo (or whatever city you'll be in) to help lower some of its data usage too. Google Maps is (at most) a few hundred MB per week - but it will skyrocket if you do a lot of street view navigation or look at every restaurant's review photos in full screen. Make sure you turn off cloud backups and app and system updates. Your phone should have a section showing the apps' data usage, reset the statistics and watch it for a week.
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>>1686058
Almost all toilets have a little handle at the side or a button on top. Some don't, and may only have an electronic panel. If you google you'll find the most common symbols for the two types of flushing. If you forget, close the toilet lid before you experiment pressing buttons in case you press a douche.
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>>1686058
Yes, learn the kanji for flush (nagaru), small and big. Or just press all buttons, man, the worst thing that can happen is that you use the bidet option and spray your balls. One of them has to the one that flushes the thing.
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Or you could accidentally push the button that makes a flushing sound effect without actually flushing.
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>>1686063
hm that sounds super strange and is maybe the reason why people don't like these sims. They seem to be complicated to setup and sometimes keep charging you because you didn't understand the terms and conditions properly. Also I planned to use an additional sim with my mobile router, but it sounds like they try to actively block this with the complicated setup.

I will probably be just fine with those 3gb. I only need google maps (maps in japan can't be preloaded though) and hyperdia. Will of course not use any streaming, social networks or the like and turn off all updates.
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Who going to winter comiket here?
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>>1686069
>>1686068
some toilets have emergency buttons that will call for help.
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I use t mobile and they seem to offer low speed data internationally, do I even need a jap sim or pocket wifi?
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What are the best days of the week to hang around:
Harajuku
Asakusa
I heard Sunday is the best day for Harajuku. I'm talking the days all the shills are on the streets with their cute outfits, or when all the events happen and it's busy as fuck.
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>>1686079
well I guess it depends what low speed really mean. Could be great, could be unusable. But knowing t mobile, I wouldn't really hope for much.

Btw. I will probably buy the unlimited data sim from sakuramobile. It costs 6500y for 15 days, but they seem to have good documentation and support. They also don't seem to mind if you use a mobile router, you just need to configure their APN. It's probably worth it, instead of either limiting yourself to super slow speeds, or to 3gb in my case for almost the same price.
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Are there any clothing stores that sell mostly Japanese brands. Not just talking about Uniqlo
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>>1686091
Not sure on store but I'd bet you can find it in Ginza
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whats the best program to learn japanese in say, 6 months, deerlingo? Duolingo?
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>>1686114
You wont just learn from an app you need to supplement it with other material.
However Duolingo is super trash as it has the wrong audio samples for some characters and even lists some character sounds wrong such as listing は as Ha instead of Ha,Wa.
I started with Memrise and learned kata/hira in a few 15 minute sessions a day for a few weeks then some kanji from the app. However to learn the real grammar try some books and youtube vids
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>>1686114
Use Anki shared decks and Genki I & II
Use sites like All Japanese All the Time (aka AJATT method) or MIA method
Duolingo is not optimal. I've tried it myself. Anki is much better because you have complete control over your learning speed and content.
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>>1686115
Isn't Wa わ? All you are going to do is confuse the dude. Ha is only wa in certain exceptions.
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>>1686073
There's no way the SIMs keep charging you because they're prepaid, they just stop working when you run out of data. I've been in countries where I need to manually configure the APN settings, and perhaps the Japanese carriers are actually trying to make it easier by requiring new phones to download a configuration pkg. I'd have to check the SIM fandom wiki.

Anyways, you should be okay with 3gb through your carrier, but be careful of going over because your roaming bills would be huge. Most restaurants and bars (in Tokyo) will have a wifi that the staff will log your phone into, but you have to ask, it's usually not advertised. The train stations all have free wifi too.
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>>1686119
Yes but it's important to know that it is an exception than to not know it at all. Or else konichiwa is konichiha
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>>1686121
Oh yeah definitely. But if he is just starting and learning hiragana characters, you shouldn't mention exceptions, just like we don't teach different memenics when teaching English A B C either.
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>>1686123
But one of the first sentences he's gonna learn is probably gonna be something like watashi wa (name). Still important to know that particle, might as well start right especially since its such a minute thing
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>>1686114

I've been doing core2k anki for months, was doing 15 new card a day and it became way too much for me, now I'm doing literally 1 new a day.

Even then I think it doesn't do shit and I'm not even going to try to use any Japanese beyond extreme basics, my trip is in a month.

I hope the experience of going there will motivate me to actually put in more effort
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>>1686125
I think the best way to test your skill is to pretend like youre describing something to someone. If you can form sentences on your own rather than phrases you've memorized youre in great shape.
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>>1686125
I started with lessons from a language school because practice and use is the best way to learn a language. When people ask me where to start, I always suggest a class because those give you the most exposure.
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How’s Kabukcho during the day? Are the touts our this early?
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>>1686120
The SIM from Japan Rail Pass still has you manually configure the APN. But it's super easy, I prefer that over having to download something.
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>>1686139
No touts to be seen during the day. You can walk around without anyone bothering you
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>>1686139
You won't really run into any touts before 10PM or so.

>t. Stayed in Kabukicho for 10 days
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Watching everyone trying to get out of Takayama is making me really glad I went for the green car pass and reserved tickets ahead of time.
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>>1685539
What was the name of that fine establishment?
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Y'all said the other day ikebukuro is good for buying anime stuff. Where though? All I've found is that animate building, is that it?
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>>1686162
Every place outside of Akihabara is going to be a few shops and places for anime goods
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>>1686160
In Osaka*
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Why do I get funny looks when I pass gas in a train if I can't help it. Not used to this food and just want to watch some rug.
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>>1686139
>>1686157
Sounds good. Was just getting annoyed by the escort girls in Akiba at night and the fake Buddhists around Ueno, so I didn’t wanna risk it more aggressive touts. Thanks, anons.
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RREEEEEE GET THE FUCK OFF THE LAWSONS WEBSITE SO I CAN BUY MY GHIBLI TICKET
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>>1686170
Sorry, I want to go a second time.
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What is that annoying high pitched nose at the front of some stores?
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>>1686176
>High pitched nose
>Stores
Jews
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How come in some stores there's an employee stocking the shelves or just walking around and they just keep saying "siaofei siaofei" every thirty seconds or something. And to nobody in particular, they just repeat it. The first time I witnessed this I thought maybe they were mentally handicapped and it was a tourettes type thing or something, but then I saw/heard this in a few more places.

Also walking on the left or right? Subway stair directions arrows on the ground seem to do it one way or the other from place to place no real consistency or easily recognizable pattern/rationale
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>>1686179
Generally left, however there is no real definitive way as you’ll see many Japanese walking on the right side. Just make sure you stick to the left on escalators if you’re going to stand. You’ll notice the right side of escalators is generally empty because it’s kept open for those that are walking down the escalator. Still trying to get this concept into my friend’s head after being here for a week.
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Why are Chinese tourists so fucking loud

Nanking wasn't enough
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>>1686186
Chinese are subhuman
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Super Typhoon Hagibis bros...
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>>1686197
Bro.. my plane is supposed to leaves on Monday but I hope I get stranded here
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>go to sky circus to get some dope ass skyline photos
>They're doing some fate Grand order anime tie in promotion something and the coffeeshop is giving away some kind of limited coasters if you spend 800y
>Everything is like 4-500y
>It's COFFEE
How is this supposed to work? 2 people come in and get 2 cups and one coaster to share or fight over?
Or are you just supposed to do what I did and order two coffees and drink them myself? They gave me 2 straws too so I don't know if they thought i was with someone who was just around the corner and was going to bring it to them or they were in the bathroom or something. They might as well have just made the coffee 800y and bigger would have made more sense. It was just weird carrying away two small cups of coffee for myself.
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>>1686199
im supposed to land in Narita Saturday evening...
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Fuck Lawson's website. Timed out 30 fucking times for the last hour and a half while everyone else got tickets. Complete fucking bullshit.
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>>1686197
I don't know shit about rugby and got a ticket to the England France game since I was here. Glad it is cancelled so I get a refund and can spend it on other things. I just hope I can still go to the MMA matches the 13th
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Fuck the deer in Nara tbqh. Got immediately shanked after buying a stack of those cookies.
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>>1685831
>>1685833
Appreciated; thanks anon.
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>>1686207
Tickets to what?
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>>1686212
Ghibli museum.
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>>1686213
Oh.

Yeah I heard those were nearly impossible to get 'normally' and are you need to get from scalpers at exorbitant prices when I was planning for my trip a few months ago and just decided not to even bother
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>>1686213
Try klook, not sure if you can get same day but I've used them my whole trip and they are good.
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>>1686214
It's easy to get if you're buying even a month in advance while you're still at home.
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>>1686162
Depends what you want, they have a few book stores, card game stores, a mandarake and the pokemon center, but ikebukero is more known for fujo stuff.

>>1686214
Not really, when I got my ticket I was like 30 minutes late and they still had some available for the next month at reasonable entry times.
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Holy fuck I just managed to get tickets for the Ghibli Museum after like a fucking hour of refreshing their shitty website at 3am. It better be the best experience of my life.
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>>1686202
You can't imagine how fucking jealous I am of you right now
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Last night in Japan was the best. Saw one of my favorite bands play, bought a shirt and CD. Wasn't expecting anymore but I got to hang out with them for an hour or so after the show and got pictures taken with them. They also introduced me to the lead singer of one of the other bands that played. It was fun with me speaking broken Japanese and then speaking broken English.
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Why do Japanese girls look away autistically when you make eye contact? Not a normal look away either but they will look completely away at nothing? And no I'm not that ugly.
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>>1686219
I can post some pics later tonight, need to pull into computer and resize because they're too big to post em straight off the phone
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Lmao saw a rugby fan wearing a kilt in pachinko parlor in ikebukuro
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>>1686233
Only time I've seen them or a bunch of white people was at teamlab today
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Anyone ever try the bidet stuff? How easy is it to use and how well does it work? I've just been wiping up till now kinda scared that if I try it it might just spread shit water all over my balls and asscheeks
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>>1686238
Ive been letting it run for a good minute. Feels good
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>>1686236
Only time I've seen any black people in the last week since I got here was a tour group in the Edo Tokyo museum
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>>1686240
Saw a couple doing the imperial palace free tour but that's it. Usually I'll go hours only seeing Japanese people.
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>>1686241
How the fuck do you get into the imperial palace? I walked around the exterior area Monday morning but it seemed like it was closed to the general public
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>>1686244
You have to walk back a big next to that huge parking lot. The tours start at 0930 but I got there earlier. They let in like 300 and walk you around inside the grounds.
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>>1686238
>Anyone ever try the bidet stuff? How easy is it to use and how well does it work?

Easy to use can't say how well it works though.
Water should be heated so it feels good.
Some of them work / have a better spray than others.
Also fuck the ones that you can't turn the heated seat off on.

>>1686210
>Fuck the deer in Nara tbqh. Got immediately shanked after buying a stack of those cookies.
Yeah quite a few camp the stalls.
I guess I just have that authoritative no vibe, even the deer didn't mess with me (tugging on shirt) when I put my palm flat out in their face and shook my head no outside of 2 or 3.
Nor did the nigerians in Shinjuku (the chinese prostitutes on the other hand would follow...)

>>1686179
>Also walking on the left or right? Subway stair directions arrows on the ground seem to do it one way or the other from place to place no real consistency or easily recognizable pattern/rationale
I tried to figure it out on my trip too. There is no answer, the whole polite thing goes out the window when it comes to walking. They even walk on bicycle paths and everyone just forms a massive wall at street crossings.
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>>1686245
Ohhhh ok, I was there earlier, I know I caught the train at Tokyo station around 930ish to go somewhere else
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>>1686239
>tfw fapping with it blasting your anus
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BY THE EMPEROR
Takeshita Street near the station for Meiji Jingu is the most stereotypical/egregious tourist trap area I've seen
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>>1686265
I'm around Shibuya crossing and it's the least favorite thing I've done so far.
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>>1686266
There's a mall nearby with a balcony smoking area overlooking the crossing which is a pretty chill place to relax with a drink and take in the sights and get some good photos
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Came into this thread looking for tips on interesting places to eat and visit for an upcoming trip, the rugby retard aside, what is with all this horseshit about jonesing for nip brothels and women in general, it's fucking creepy beyond belief. Go to Thailand if you want to blow a bunch of money on contemptuous sideways pussy, I thought the sweaties were supposed to go to japan for the nasty doujins and maid cafes. I just don't get it, there is nothing about your 5/10 body and mid-range salary that jap christmas cake is after, let alone the 20something trendy girls.
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>>1686269
I'll check that out

>>1686272
It's mostly the rugby retards
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>>1686230
It’s generally rude to stare, and more so in Japan. If you’re making eye contact with people, they are going to look away.
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>>1686248
>Also fuck the ones that you can't turn the heated seat off on.
I can't understand why the seat needs to be heated at all, particularly in a hotel room, let alone why it can't be turned off; some of them only have one temperature setting, as well - super-hot. I found a cover over a second set of controls on the one in the hotel that I just left, one of which was to turn the seat off completely. That made shitting a much more pleasant experience.
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>>1686158
Why is everyone leaving Takayama? Is it because of the Typhoon?
Wondering because I'm going to be there in about 2 weeks. Did I miss the fall colors?
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>>1686269
Is it called Shibuya 109?
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>>1686277
I'll be there October 27th before doing the Alpine route
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>>1686230
I have noticed this too, I assumed it was my alpha energy they could not handle. How am I supposed to know if someone is interested in talking without making eye contact
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>>1686280
That's what I was alluding too. On tinder all I match with are older women. Only been here a few days and haven't tried bars yet because I've been so tired from doing shit.
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Going to JP for a full week with friends, basing in Asakusa for a couple days and the latter half in Shimogyo Ward in Kyoto, is there anything we absolutely need to do from people who have been.
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>>1686283
Asakusa rockza
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>>1686278
Idk the name, you should see a balcony with people smoking on it a little ways away from the scramble crossing. That's the one, you'll have to go through the first floor mall and up stairs or an escalator
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>>1686278
Probably the one above L'Occitans or something like that. Alternatively you could go to the Starbucks but that usually looks packed so good luck getting a window seat
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>>1686278
The 109 mens building I think is the one with a view. The iconic 109 (big cylinder) is mostly girls stuff.
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>>1686289
Yeah, Starbucks was packed. Ended up just strolling into a small bar and started day drinking.
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Um.. super typhoon...
Bus to 5 lakes tomorrow, and back to tokyo in he 12th
Will the bus happen? Should I just book another night in tokyo and not go to 5 lakes?
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is there any way to get from Narita to Shibuya if the NEX gets TYPHOONd
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>>1686119
>Ha is only wa in certain exceptions.
Yeah, but that one exception also happens to be the one that occurs basically all day every day in sentences everywhere across the land, so it's probably a rule that's a good idea to be aware of from the beginning.
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>>1686210
I went there today. Got abused by a pack of the dirty whores and I had no choice but to throw them everything and run away. Wasn’t sure if I was allowed to fight them or not, but they were biting my clothes and headbutting me and chasing me down.
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>>1686304
Deers are animals. They can sense a beta. The trick is to stand your ground vs them. Also the Deers nearer to the biscuit vendors are more aggressive. Head deeper into the park and the deers are more chill there.
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>>1686310
>They can sense a beta.
Hence why everyone on this general got fucked by them.
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>>1686310
>>1686316
Probably the same with the touts in Tokyo, there is a reason they dont mess with the chad biscuit merchants because they dont take any of their shit.
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>>1686316
I didn't. I got every single deer to bow before i gave them biscuits.
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6 beers deep before 4pm. Should I go to Shinjuku to keep it going? In Shibuya but not a huge fan of it.
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>>1686324
If you are tipsy, you gonna get assraped by touts in Shinjuku
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>>1686324
Are you a rugby fan?
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>>1686330
I was tipsy in Shinjuku many times and never had problems with touts. Just ignore niggers trying to talk to you - no tout problem.
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>>1686324
I came from Thailand and will tell them to fuck off.

>>1686334
Not at all and here not
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https://soranews24.com/2019/10/10/east-japan-railway-abolishes-skirts-ribbons-in-womens-uniforms-to-eliminate-gender-difference/
>we decided to eliminate gender differences
>because of the 2020 Olympics
Holy shit I thought it was just a meme but the Olympics really are going to ruin Japan. Im glad I got to see it before it all goes to shit. RIP.
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I'm Shinjuku now what part do I go to? Kabukicho?
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>>1686346
>Holy shit I thought it was just a meme
It's never a meme, people just never listen.
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>>1686346
The Olympics are just a Jewish Trojan horse.
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uh guys, with the typhoon coming up... my hotel reservation for tokyo ends and one for sendai begins on SUNDAY (plan was to take the JR train from tokyo to sunday after checking out here, and then check in there)

What exactly/approximately are my options here? the train part is flexible (JRpass). And I think I should be able to communicate with the sendai hotel to say I'm checking in 'late', but what can I do for accommodation in tokyo if my current hotel is unable to extend my stay? (haven't asked them yet since I guess the cancellation hasn't been officially made yet)

Also how bad is this going to be? Like I'm cautiously optimistic that this isn't anticipated to be like all the railroads and airports are destroyed and I can't fly home next week. If there's flooding on saturday/sunday and I'm on the 10th floor it should be OK right? the building itself shouldn't fall over or anything right?
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>>1686230
Most girls I made eye contact with would stare at me so hard I was the one looking away, except for one or two girls who kept looking at my feet while thanking me. It actually surprised me.
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>Staying in hotel in Osaka
>Need to do some laundry
>Ask the hotel reception if they can show me how the coin laundry machines work
>A young girl shows me the way
>Start the machine and go back to my room until the machine is done
>Go back to the laundry room
>The girl shows up again to help me (unnecessarily at this point but I appreciated the gesture)
>Stand there awkwardly for a few minutes waiting for the machine to finish
>She tries to make some small talk and asks me "turaburu?"
>"....Turaburu?"
>Cue flustered Japanese girl noises
>"SORRY!!"
>Mood is now even more awkward than before
I still have no idea what she wanted to ask me.
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>>1686372
She don't want no trouble.
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>>1686372
She asked if you were traveling
>>1686373
Kek
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>>1686372
You blew it you fucking autist
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Anyone solo travelling and meeting in Shinjuku/Shibuya tonight?
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>>1686377
Yeah I'm fucking lost at cancer ass Shinjuku station. Google maps isn't helping much.
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>>1686371
That's because you're fat Anon
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>>1686382
Where are you trying to get to?

The only problem I’ve had with getting around has been while I was at that station
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>>1686384
Kabukicho or anywhere that has a fucking beer. I haven't had any trouble until here either. Driving me crazy.
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>>1686385
Just get out of the station and it’s easier to find them even if you need to walk around it rather than through
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>>1686386
I've been out of it. Maps keeps fucking me around it. Going to just walk a km away and try from there.
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>>1686385
There are dedicated Kabukicho exits at Shinjuku
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>>1686373
lol
>>1686374
Oh right, that makes sense. My Engrish skills aren't advanced enough to understand stuff like that.
>>1686376
Sorry I let you down, anon-san. My brain just couldn't process her question.
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>>1686382
>google maps to navigate a station
bro I know what you mean in that it's kinda tricky as a station but just read every single sign you see (and if you didn't see the sign pointing to your thing, read the BACK of the sign that you're passing because you may have missed a turn and the back should tell you) to make sure you're still on the right track. it's a hassle sure but it's certainly not rocket science if my drunk ass and my drunk mates managed to figure it out on tuesday
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>>1686383
I'm absolutely not fat nor ugly.
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>>1686394
I didn't use it for that. It kept fucking up and sending me in circles. It doesn't help I've been drinking foot 4 hours. It got me right after 30 minutes.
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>>1686398
Me either and they just don't really stare/look/check out anything like the states. Maybe I'm ugly for Japan? Idk I don't have any problems back home.
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What are YOUR personal favorite things that you discovered in japan food and drink-wise? e.g. don't say ramen or sushi or some shit, yeah, it's better and cheaper in japan but you probably didn't try it 'for the first time' in japan.

For me

>Calpis
second thing I bought from a vending machine (first was pocari sweat at airport; it was OK I guess, calpis was the second after I checked into hotel and hit the stree and this stuff is amazing, I can't describe what it tastes like but I love it), and it's been every subsequent vending machine purchase since.

>grilled mackerel
first morning I saw this at the hotel breakfast I was like, ok that's a weird thing to have for breakfast, but 'when in rome' I'll grab one piece to try, and then piled my plate high with eggs and sausage and pastries I was more familiar with. Had it last and it was delicious. I kept getting more and more of it every day and less and less of the other stuff. Today I just had miso soup, grilled mackerel and orange juice at breakfast and it was great.

>Strong Dry and those little bottles of Torys Classic
widely available, cheap and effective. Great for just walking around and drinking

>Mevius Muscat Menthols
menthol grape virginia slims. It sounds like the most stereotypical thing you could come up with that an old black woman would smoke, and you know what, my confederate flag owning/maga hat wearing/gun toting ass loves em. I'm honestly going to bring as many of these back as I can per custom limits.

Sounds like Friday night and Saturday in general are gonna be dicey. I wanna stock up on some goodies to have a hikki-neet roleplay evening and morning (or full day if it comes to it) in the hotel just binge drinking, chain smoking and watching anime. I don't know what to do for snacks though. I haven't tried any local chips or candy bars or whatever.
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>>1686403
I like those shrimp patty sandwichs from combinis. Those are the fucking BOMB. Also cow tongue.
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>>1686403
Beef tongue
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>>1686403
>hikki-neet roleplay evening and morning (or full day if it comes to it)
Full day is definitely a big waste of time.
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>>1686403
Melon soda and roast beef bowl.
Roast beef bowl is probably not typically Japanese, but I had not tried it before and it was amazing. Thanks to a random anon for recommending Red Rock in Osaka.
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>>1686403
Tamago MOTHERFUCKING sandos from conbinis.
Honestly one of my food favorites in Japan in general.
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So where do I go to get laid in Shinjuku paid or not? With the former being 2nd option.
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>>1686409
look brah, I'd much rather go out and do stuff, I've been out before 8 and back after midnight every day, and would love to do the same for the next two days, but
>typhoon
I'm gonna play it by ear. If it's raining sideways and everything's closed or straight up waterworld I'm not going to go outside for shits and giggles or a swim. I have slightly more than another week here anyways, I wanna stock up on some snacks tomorrow afternoon (I have a fridge in my room for more perishable things). Best case scenario the whole typhoon situation isn't as bad as predicted and all this becomes late night snacks after returning from a long fun day.
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>>1686412
Hub
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>>1686417
I went there (maybe it's too early 7 here) and it's all English boomers.
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>>1686377
Are you Shinjuku/shibuyafags still out? Im down to grab a couple drinks.
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>>1686421
I'm at the hub and although I'm in my 30s it's still didn't of boomers. I'm ready to party though.
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>>1686403
Unagi. I can get fairly good ramen or tonkatsu or sushi back home. Unagi is something I'm willing to shell the cash out for to do it right since I'm never going to get something that does it justice when I get back.
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>>1686421
>>1686424
Line is dubk11 in Shinjuku. Don't pussy out Anon.
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>>1685811
After doing something physically strenuous it's important not to have alcohol of any kind be the first thing you drink/eat afterwards, or else your physical recovery will be hindered for up to 2-3 days. If you eat something else beforehand you're good to go, just can't be the first thing you go for.
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>>1686430
I ended up buying some Epson salts and soaking in the hotel tub whole drinking a strong zero. My feet are the only time that hurt at all. Walked ~17000 today and just mild soreness. I am going to chill tomorrow to recoup some.
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>>1685559
>typhoon is curving over to hit Tokyo

Kobo Daishi answers prayers
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>>1686403
Not food and drink related but those Gatsby wipes are a fucking godsend when the humidity hits. I'm nabbing a few of those big 50 sheet packs from Donki to take back with me.
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>>1686424
>>1686428
Omw from shibuya
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>>1686437
At HUB Shinjuku South Exit
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>>1686438
Who am I looking for?
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>>1686443
Or where are you guys sitting?
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>>1686445
It's just me Anon and I have a black hat that's backwards and taking to a jap with glasses. I'm facing the bar.
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Hub any good? I’m tempted to walk over
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>>1686449
As a place to meet other white people (especially English boomers and for some reason Australians) - yes. As a place to meet up with girls - kind of.
Don't go to hubs for beer.
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>>1686449
Watching Japan play someone and drinking beer. Come on over. The other anon didn't pussy out.
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>>1686452
Gonna grab a strong zero and I’ll walk over
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>>1686403
Melon pan, ramune and onigiri. And several cold drinks I don't remember the name of.
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>>1686458
Well
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>>1686452
Are you down stairs or upstairs?
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>>1686461
See below
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>>1686463
Down stairs around the corner. I have a black baseball hat
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>My apartment is right in the path of the typhoon
It's been an honour knowing you anons.

For real though, how do I prepare so my place doesn't get messed up?
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>>1686493
There are probably much better places to ask that than /trv/ honestly
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>>1686495
True, guess i'll just do some shopping for food and bottled water tomorrow, and reinforce my windows.
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Is there a secret to getting these slanteyed japs to take your money? They seem very reluctant to take my order. Ended up having to go to Hub to get something that wasn’t convenience store food or McDonald’s.

For the record I’m not fat or decked out in anime gear.
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>>1686518
>I’m not fat or decked out in anime gear.
This is where you fucked up, you're disrespectful to their culture. No wonder they won't serve you.
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I just had a 3 way with a dude from the UK and Canada. Thank you Japan for the experience.
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>>1686535
You had a gay threesome?
That's pretty gay.
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>>1686536
Maybe he said no homo
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>>1686518
I've been here for years and that has never happened. I always order just fine. Are you black with face tats or something?
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>>1686493
Nigger, it's not that big as they go. The media is in a frenzy because Tokyoites are freaking out like they usually do when a typhoon rarely hits them. In West Japan people are like "oh, another typhoon. K"
Just stay inside and get comfy.
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>>1686538
Good point.
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>>1686540
Nope, I’m white and normal looking. This might have been my own misunderstanding though. I hadn’t expected Dotonbori to completely shut down at 11:00, that’s probably why I was getting shooed out of places.
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>>1686219
I'm too lazy to post them 1 by 1 so here's a link with the pics related to the promotional stuff

https://imgur.com/a/XrHZJ3V
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>>1686449
Just go, live the meme by the fullest.
>>1686450
Why so? How are fish and chips?
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>>1686556
Eternally fucking jelly.
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My Working Holiday Visa was approved and now I'm getting cold feet..
If I do it, I must quit my job. I always hated it, but It's safe and it pays well. Should I do it? Seems like a stupid question but I'm afraid of what comes next, when the trip ends..don't know if I'll find another well paying job like this one.
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>>1686566
Whenever I come to a crossroad in life, I ask myself, in 5 year time, will I regret it? I find that majority of the time, I wish I had done something instead of wishing I didn't. The choice is yours anon. No one is going to live your life except yourself.
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>flight to Japan just got canceled because of the typhoon
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>>1686568
Cancelled or delayed?
Hope you bought travel insurance
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>>1686567
I'm a huge bitch when it comes to big decisions like this, always thinking of the worst possible outcome.
Anyways, if I do it, is 5k good enough for starters? How many months will I survive with that?
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>>1686574
5k is good for a few months depending on how much you spend. If you are a huge bitch, then you just got to adapt, it is completely okay to play it safe and not want to venture out of your comfort zone, like I said, it is your life. Only you can live it.
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>>1686566
You must've had a very good reason for applying in the first place.
You will probably regret it if you don't go.
Don't let your dreams be dreams, anon.
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>>1686581
my reason was "I hate my job, what am I doing here?"
but, I guess getting out of your comfort zone is harder than I thought..
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>>1686574
look man, I don't know your entire life story or situation, but if you only have 5k in the bank and are considering quitting your job and moving to another country, I'd say... hold off maybe. I worked like a fucking slave to various companies in my early and mid 20s, kissed up, kicked down, played disgusting company politics games, spent months overseas on work, missed many life events, lost many friends and romantic relations in the process until I was debt free and had above 20k in my checking account on top of investment assets BEFORE I took my first 'overseas trip for leisure' as an adult. and now 'doing whatever I want whenever I want' is actually living very well beneath my means (my salary/passive income have grown geometrically, my cost of living/taste in 'luxury' only linearly) and I have sufficient job title, history and networking to now be the asshole that other people try suck up to and can quit, go on vacation for a few months and start looking when I get back and find something in a week.

I think what I'm trying to say is; work hard now, play hard later. Financial/Career (not job) insecurity is like having a gun to your head, you are entirely beholden to your 'betters;. Security (for both) on the other hand is like having a gun on your hip. You don't need to use it, but knowing it's there is a humongous stress relief. I've had plenty of days throughout my entire working life where I hated my job, wanted to flip the table, flip everyone off and walk the fuck out, and regardless of if I *did* or not, the feeling that it was either a stupid fantasy or a realistic option is a night and day difference in stress.

Frankly if I only had 5k in my checking account, I wouldn't quit my job on a whim, much less move to another country mid-life-crisis style but that's just my 2 cents.
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>>1686585
Dude, if your reason for applying was you hate your job, you are going to hate yourself even more if you don't do this. I promise you, all the money in the world cannot make you happy if you keep doing what you hate.

Being comfortable is easy. It is predictable. It isn't stressful. But if you hate it, you need to get out of your comfort zone.
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What's the most english-friendly cat cafe in the tokyo area? I tried to go into one in ikubukuro but when I saw the girl in front of me get shown and explained a long ass terms and conditions thing in japanese by the person at the counter I chickened out and left.
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>>1686601
Akihabara
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>>1686601
There's one in Akiba that has lots of tourists every day.

MoCHA Akihabara Store
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>>1686602
>>1686603
thanks guys ill check it out tomorrow
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How was the Shinjuku meetup, boys?
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>>1685774
How did you get a Japanese guy!?! I'm asking out of curiousity
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what dates/times is the Typhoon supposed to hit Tokyo? every website says something different
Im supposed to land in Narita at 7pm and im getting spooked
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Is there a lot of top quality restaurants around Ueno?
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>>1686304
wow now I'm afraid to go at all desu. I don't dare to fight them, cause then some rugby idiots might fuck me up to impress so stupid tourist whores. Are the temples really worth all this trouble? Why don't they just kill all the deer?
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>>1686164
Furin7.com
This was a couple years ago, price also inc love hotel.
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Will be solo in Shinjuku for a couple of days, starting the 17th. You will mostly find me in the metal district, but I'm open for suggestions.
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>>1686677
Some of them are aggressive but you can just run away from them. It's worth going for sure. The deer who aren't hanging around the cookie sales persons are much calmer, like the other anon said.
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>>1685539
I remember the massage place the girls had 0 English. I do recall the person who bought me in spoke with the masseuse which from my large viewing of anime I was able to deduce that the masseuse was told to make my heart race to bait me into paying the happy ending. Based anime.
>the key word was dokidoki
>tfw finished the session and I put on my shirt , she helped straighten my collar and neaten my fit up
Probably the norm but I felt warm and fuzzy from it despite the fact that she just jerked me off.
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>>1686169
What's wrong with the escort girls in Akiba? Are they like the Nigerians?
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>>1686718
They aren't Japanese
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I have pretty bad social anxiety. Am I going to be miserable in Japan? I'm doing a fairly standard itinerary, 2.5 weeks Tokyo/Hakone/Kyoto/Nara/Osaka/Hiroshima. Wish I could squeeze some more nature in there.
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>>1686772
What's the concern? Everyone here is on their phone all day and they don't are just as autistic.
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>>1685653
Digging this up from quite a bit earlier in the thread, but I can say 100% that you get FS at Amour. Its also getting close to Halloween, so lots of cute costumes.

Looking forward to going back later in October, assuming Japan doesn't get blown off the face of the earth by the hurricane of course.
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Uhhhhhhhh guys
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>>1686662
Hangovers
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>>1686789
Hurricanes are nothing.
I am honestly more afraid of Earthquakes
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>>1686781

I don't know, I just know that when I'm out in public I get physical symptoms. Id like to get some less crowded places in my itinerary if it's possible without gutting it completely because I leave in like a month
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>>1686781
I'm in Japan right now and it's surreal how true this is. When on the train and I look out the window, 95% of people are on their phones and when walking around everyone is on their phone too.
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>>1686568
Lol my flight home just got canceled and I’m stuck in tokyo. this is my first super typhoon so how hard should I be panicking, lads?
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>>1686822
Get ready to die my dude.
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>>1686822
Shouldn't be that bad and it's supposed to move quickly over the country.
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>>1686822
Write your Will
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So I'm kind of settling into this plan. I recently went through a flurry of trying to fit in Kiso Valley for some reason but I think I'm realizing that I don't have any particular specific desire to go there, just want to see and possibly stay in a rural area of japan at least one night. But I don't really want to take any nights away from anything else, so... anyway, I have accomodations booked, all are cancellable except the last 2 days in tokyo. The 2 nights in Osaka seems a bit perfunctory but I can't really budget any more time, but it needs to be there to make the hiroshima leg not suck dick due to travel times.

Do you fine lads have any recommendations of cool things to do on that day I'm going back to Tokyo from Kyoto? Maybe Kamakura? I want something with some nice nature. Or any other suggestions
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>>1686791
The Miyajima disease is spreading...
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>>1686822
It's a little bit of wind and rain. No biggie. If you're worried get a few strong zeros and ride out the storm sitting in your bathtub.
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>>1686875
Been buying Epson salts and strong zeros and soaking in my hotel tub to help me from being sore.
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Drinking a peach strong zero on a bench outside of Asakusa without a care in the world. Life is good.
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Any word on train cancellations? Particularly for Kansai?
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>>1686897
any cool events in Osaka 15-20 or in Tokyo 20-24?
wanted to go to Rizin but wont make it over there in time cus of the typhoon
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>>1686898
>>1686897

didnt mean to reply there
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>>1686898
Typhoon might fuck me out of going to one fc 100
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>>1686603
Yeah nah, fuck the MoCHA franchise. Several of their kittens recently died due to an unchecked infection of feline parvovirus. The owners knew about the infection, their cats were dropping dead, but the fuckers wouldn't temporarily close shop to get things in check. If you want a good cat cafe experience, check out Asakusa Neko-en. It's cheaper than MoCHA, plus the owner takes in strays and rehomes them. I'll vouch for Neko-en all day, every day.
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>>1686536
It's only gay if balls touch, anon.
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Can I pay means of transport (bus/cavbleway) in Hakone with a SUICA card?
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>>1686906
I'm there now and they had a dog, owl, and cat Cafe. Apparently you aren't supposed to take pictures of the owl unless you donate. She was in the process of scolding me here.
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>>1686910
Savage
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>>1686909
I haven't been there myself but I heard you have to get a Hakone specific pass or something. Hakone is supposedly a bit annoying to get around in.
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Anyone know good info on getting some whores in Shibuya? Went to an oppai pub, and fashion health, which were fun but I want to fuck.
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>Nara gave temple fatigue
>Kyoto next
send help
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>>1686914
I thought you are meant to fuck in a fashion health.
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>>1686915
Spend some extra time at Arashiyama and the monkey park and bamboo forest there, and try a hike at Mt Hiei (not sure how recommended this is with the upcoming typhoon)
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>>1686914
did you go to TokyoHentai? its in the OP
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>>1686879
>>1686893
I got fucked up on strong zeros last night, the hangover from them was terrible. The pear flavored one is really good though
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>>1686924
They are not called Strong for nothing. You should drink water along with them to avoid much of the hangover.
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>>1686666

> be me, going to Shinjuku with a friend for some drinks
> end up at Golden Gai
> wasn't our plan, but whatever
> having the time of our life with some irish and australian dudes
> japanese guy sitting across the room
> telling my friend "he's cute"
> friend to barkeeper "SHE THINKS HE IS CUTE"
> japanese talking incoming
> japanese guys laughing
> mfw everybody knows
> jap. guy leaves for 15 minutes, barkeeper tells me "he's taking some viagra"
> fuck what should I do
> being drunk af, switching my place
> he's back, everyone is screaming and rooting for a kiss
> start making out
> 10 minutes later he takes me to a love hotel in Kabuki
> only one room available, 7,500円 for 2hours
> he be like 気にしないよ
> feelsgoodman
> after that, he even took me back to my friend at 3am
> pic somewhat related, my friend filmed the whole shitshow with my gopro

But seriously, he was just a normal dude. I guess I was lucky. If you are in need for a fuck go for Hosts. But imo If you have some self respect you shouldn't hookup with them. Yes they are easy - but you don't wanna get some STD's by getting stealthed out of nowhere..
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>>1686935
>viagra
Did you fuck an old man or what?
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>>1686935
>>1686946

>viagra
>implying only old fags take em'
kek
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>>1686950
Old fags take them or dudes with ED.
No normal dude takes viagra.
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>>1686935
I am actually quite proud i instinctive read those nip words in my mind.
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Got to my place in Nishinari then looked it up online after seeing how it looked in person. Is it really that bad? Yeah, it smells like piss and you got the bumbling old men wandering around, but I’m from America, so it can’t be much worse.
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>>1686898
I might be in osaka from the 15th let me know if beer
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>>1686951
yes they do
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>>1686959
Different anon but I'll be there the 16th to the 20th
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>>1686951
Are you stupid?

>Does Cialis keep you hard after coming?
Viagra helps to maintain the erection after ejaculation and reduces the refractory time before a second erection can be obtained.
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despite how stereotyped the japanese are for being polite they sure seem to be pretty nonchalant about smacking people in the face with umbrellas, I'm surprised I don't see a lot more eye-patches around
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Any good cheap massage place recommendation by Namba before I just pick randomly? I don’t even care about a happy ending, just want a nice massage from a cute girl. Also if anyone is around and wants to have some drinks and chill I’m wandering solo tonight
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Is it a good idea to stay next to the National Diet Building and Hie Shrine? Its seemingly centrally located.
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>>1686966
I’ve seen three eyepatches just today. There’s probably a correlation between the wet seasons and eyepatches.
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>>1686968
If you're planning on using a JR pass to get around Tokyo, it's not a good area because there are no train stations nearby. If you're planning on using the metro, it's ok.
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What is the absolute best japanese food when you daydrank too hard and are wasted by dinnertime and why is it tendon
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About to use a bidet. I’m nervous it’ll just splash my balls or shoot right into my urethra.
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>>1686974
What the fuck what the fuck what the fuck
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>>1686974
I use it while jerking off to hentai daily
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>>1686974
Hold your dick up then, retard
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>>1686974
I got some turbo charged gundam looking toilet at my last hotel. The bidet blasted my ass hard and turned me a little gay
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bidet bros how do you make sure it's going to shoot water at your butthole

My fat american ass seems too big for these japanese toilets in general, like the top of my dick is usually touching the front inner rim of the seat, I'm worried the water's gonna spray the back of my butt crack and then just spread shit over the back of my balls
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Is everyone staying in tonight due to the weather?

Anybody in Shibuya want to brave the night, and go tear some shit up??
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>>1686982
Godspeed and don't die anon
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>>1686982
Cant wait for the viral video tomorrow night of some loon trying to tear up some shit only for the wind to knock it back into their face.
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>>1686982
I was gonna stay out more, but I kept getting smacked in the face with umbrellas so I grabbed snacks and whiskey from lawson and am waiting for the crowds to die down a bit before going back out to grab dinner and drinks
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>>1686982
I’m out in Osaka if anyone wants company.
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what are yall in the tokyo area doing tomorrow? (not asking if you want to hang out, just curious, what with the train shutdown and all) I'm in akihabara (not the worst place to be stranded at all) probably just gonna bounce between pachinko and arcade, maybe hit up a cat cafe
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>>1686987
Depends what is open. From what a read almost everything (trains, grocery stores, etc) is going to be shut down by 1pm. I went to grab some shit from family Mart and they had nothing. If everything is closed I'll probably just play stardew valley and drink strong zeros.
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>>1686989
wait where did you read about stores and such being closed? I tried to look up some info in this regard and just found some news articles about tokyo is very well prepared for typhoons and flooding and things are open in general and people are complaining about being late to work afterwards. I guess I can always go back to hotel and watch anime and drink if everything shuts down early or doesn't open at all if the employees rely on train to get there; but how do you 'play this by ear'? I don't want to stock up on a full day's worth of snacks and drinks at kombini tonight if I could spend tomorrow out and about
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>>1686990
Unironically Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/JapanTravel/comments/dfdf9t/weather_alert_super_typhoon_no_19_aka_typhoon
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>>1686548
Where to go when Dotonbori closes ?
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>>1686987
I doubt people are going to open much with 100 mph winds and debris which could kill
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We are going to get a 9.5 earthquake right as the typhoon eye is over Tokyo. Check em.
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What are the chances of being able to take a train to Nara tomorrow?
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>>1686996
Probably 0
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tfw taking to a nip girl and she tells me they say apa (one word) instead of APA (saying each letter individually like an acronym)
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>>1686958
Good news is that it's the biggest shit hole in Japan. If you don't mind it, then everywhere else will be fine.
>>1686996
Not great. Stay in and see how it pans out.
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>>1686996
Time to pull out your Plan B
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>>1686996
>>1686996
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Is there gonna be anything cool to do on health and sports day or is it just a meme?
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>>1686996
Expect everything to be shutdown tomorrow.
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>>1687030
Tokyo area or nationwide?
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What's the official 'danger zone' time-wise for the tokyo area (Akihabara specifically)?

Staying on the 10th floor of a business hotel, There's a window right over the 'top' (where your head would be if lying down) of my bed, It has some kind of wire mesh/reinforcement inside of it, but looks like a perfect spot for a direct hit from the antennae on the nearby building with sufficient wind and a little drop from gravity to makes headlines as tourist killed in freak accident. If everything's probably going to be closed all day, and certainly all night, I'm probably going to be watching tv or something in my room, just wondering if I should possibly be spending a particular period of time waiting it out in the lobby or hall or sitting on the floor where I won't get impaled
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>>1687043
Whatever is in the typhoon's path
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>>1687043
Worldwide. This typhoon is spooky.
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>>1687044
Tomorrow afternoon is when shit is supposed to go down.
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>After Typhoon all of Japan will be under construction
bros..
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>>1687063
>Miyajima will add an extra year to construction
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Is Japan worth it as a day trip from Osaka while Japan is under construction?
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>>1687085
Yes
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>>1687063
>tfw it's not worth visiting anymore...
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>>1687063
Olympics are over good riddance
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>>1687063
>>1687095
What's the best alternative now that Japan is in shambles?
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I can't believe my itinerary is still under construction bros.
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>>1687097
South Korea for ancient culture
Hong Kong for peace and safety
Netherlands for delicious cuisine and night life
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Man its really hard to walk around Akihabara with all these dead bodies piling around
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>>1687103
>Hong Kong for peace and safety
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>>1687103
>South Korea for ancient culture

Damn..
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>>1686982
Fuck you guys I'm still partying right now
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So if this storm really hits as hard as they currently believe. What kind of aftermath is to be expected? I'm landing on the 16th where everything should be long over, but is it likely that many train lines are still fucked? What happened 60 years ago?
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jesus it's already happening in the third video, where is that?
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/realtime/rt0001258.html?utm_int=all_contents_realtime_001

will the nips be ok?
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>>1687188
3rd video is Wakayama
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>>1687190
k ty

just got this from reddit:
this was last month:
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1181919578038816768/pu/vid/640x360/K8SuaT0dNXJLwigR.mp4
compare this happening to last month:
https://i.imgur.com/t3Aygq2.jpg

Guys I'm serious just buy as much water and food as you can't and then get the fuck to safety and stay indoor during this. The fucking nips are crazy ant people, they will pretend that nothing is happening. Just stay at home and be safe. Also please life stream when you still have wifi and shtf.
Maybe someone bored at home could set up irc, discord, matrix or something like that. Then you can still have a comfy time and update each other if thing go wrong or anybody needs help.

Sorry I don't want to scare you, but I would start taking this seriously and prepare. You will be safe if you don't behave as the japanese.
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>>1687194
>That facade peeling
What the fuck
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>>1687194
you act like theyve never seena typhoon before.
dumb paranoidcels
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>>1687231
All I'm saying is, that the japanese seem pretty dumb when it comes to these things. In the video above you see people on bicycles and motorbikes that got caught up in the typhoon. Everytime such a storm hits multiple people die, because they act stupid. I don't even wanna know how many get hurt. Just fucking stay at home and you will be 99.99999% safe, at least in a city. You will still see japanese acting like nothing at all is happening, but I highly recommend to not follow their lead.
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haha this guy: "If nobody gets hurt I will be super happy for the typhoon, if anybody gets hurt I will be a little bit less happy":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw__q39bowE

Just imagine how all the rugby idiots will act. My popcorn is ready.
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>>1687253
That's the thing, their will be idiots that go walking around in the typhoon and get killed by debris. Guess I'm going to stalk up on snacks now.
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>>1687306
>stalk up on snacks now
Post lewd pics of your stalking
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Streets are crazy dead and family Mart is getting low on food
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Is it true that if you die in japan during a typhoon you get isekaid? does this only work if you are japanese? asking for a friend
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If this enough to last until Japan isn't under construction?
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And you fucks told me I'd need to leave Tokyo to see nature
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My TV is already fucking up at APA. Going to be a long ass day.
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Someone should make a thread for people stuck in a room all day.
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rolling around in a tour bus in Tokyo atm and the streets are deader than a sunday morning in the states
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>>1687321
Rolling as in the wheels are rolling as normal, or rolling as in the wind is sending it tumbling like a log?
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>>1687323
rolling like straight cruising down these streets. and we got a fat ass family of corny midwestern redditors providing ballast for the bus.
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>>1687324
I went to get food and it was completely dead outside.
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has it begun yet bros?
Im landing in Narita in 36 hours, hopefully the airport isnt under construction
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>>1687328
In next to nippori station in Tokyo and it's just rain work no wind. The clouds look creepy but nothing yet.
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>>1687328
The damage so far is one broken umbrella
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What happens if the typhoon blows away the scaffolding on the miyajima Torii? Should I go then?
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>>1687334
Then it will be under construction again and not worth
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>>1687334
the scaffolding will be under construction further delaying the original construction
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I'm already fucking bored.
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Just normal rain and wind so far. Not even that bad. Boring.
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So far it's just normal rainy day in Nara and Kyoto.
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>>1687344
Same here in Tokyo but they said it wouldn't get bad for another 4-5 hours
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>relaxing in my apartment, drinking some coffee, and waiting for my impending death
Living the good life
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Happy apocalypse day everyone! My local supermarket is closed. Good thing I bought some apples, jerky, chips, cup ramen, bread, and cereal yesterday.

Fill up your bathtub with water. Board up your windows. Charge your phones. Get ready to live out a zombie apocalypse.
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>>1687320
>>1687315
Room Service/Cleaning complete
AC on
Bathrobe on
Slippers on
Drinks, Snacks and smokes stocked
Hard drive full of anime

Ready to hikki-neet it the fuck up
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For me it's jerking off all day
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>>1687365
>>1687366
Nice. I'll be doing the same, that is, a combo of drinking, jerking off, and watching anime. If this typhoon kills me I will go out doing what I love.
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someone come jerk me off. i’ll pay in strong zeroes.
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>entire """typhoon""" was made up as an excuse to put all of Japan under construction
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>>1687367
>If this typhoon kills me I will go out doing what I love.
same. I'm in Akihabara, if this place gets destroyed I don't want to live anymore anyways
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How many retarded rugby boomer will get decapitated from debris will walking around looking for a HUB
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LAWSON CLOSED FUCK PANIC
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>>1687373
family marts seem to be open
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>>1687374
7-11 too
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>>1687374
i think they are open until like 1 or something in tokyo when its supposed to get bad
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I tried jerking off with the bidet running on max last night and it wasn't that great. Just distracted me a little and didn't add to the nut. Might try again today since I am stuck in my hotel room all day.
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this typhoon ain’t shit
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>>1687379
famous last words
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>>1687379
give it 4-5 hours. just rain here with no wind. but they fact that i only saw 1 person in the street when i got snacks tells me to stay inside. usually there are 500 people.
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godspeed lads
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>Shikoku has light rain and a little wind
Based Shikoku comfy/10
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>>1687379
It literally has barely even started. The one last month was only a third of this one, and the winds were so bad that they fucked up all the acs by spitting water down their exhausts, there has barely been any wind at all as of yet.
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Gonna go outside like a moron and stream footage tonight. Wish me luck or death bros
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Friend I’m traveling with wants to take a day trip in the middle of this typhoon. I’m not taking an hour train ride just to stay 15 minutes and get up getting stranded
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>>1687397
trains are shutdown anon
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do they leave the cats in the cat cafes overnight and when they're closed? are they going to be ok in the typhoon?
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>>1687397
Trains are gonna shut down soon anon
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well i might be the biggest retard on here today. Stranded at a train station in western Osaka called Nishinomiya
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>>1687402
how'd you manage to do that?
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>>1687402

This is where your real trip begins, friend. Enjoy the unique experiences to follow
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>>1687402
They have a nice hotspring town there. Go get a ticket, soak in the hot springs and wait for this to blow over.
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Just made my last snack run in Tokyo and the shelves are looking really thin from a couple hours ago. Winds are picking up some with a couple good gust. Dubs and we get a 9.0 quake as the typhoon hits.
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Only thing that sucks is my VPN isn't working so I can't watch Netflix.
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>>1687409
get comfy anons! going to a store in kyoto for supplies now
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Do you think it's too late to pay a jap whore to stay with me the whole typhoon? where would i find this? in tokyo
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>>1687416
its in the OP. make sure to time it as close as possible to the actual typhoon.
Only pay for 1 hour because she\ll be stuck there with you anyways
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Whole reason I came to Japan, my friends wedding is tomorrow. Hopefully it isn't canceled cause of the typhoon.

Anyone wanna head out tonight? Do you think it's possible to hit up a bar? I walked around to some konbinis near me and it wasn't so bad yet. I am near myogadani station but would probably be willing to walk to kabukicho if stuff is open
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>>1687400
>>1687398
Anyone got a link I can show this baka?
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>>1687409
>that tiny bottle of makers mark
that should last about one minute. Next time get Suntory White or Nikka Black. It's less than $10 a bottle and it's actually adult sized.
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>>1687419
the wedding is under construction
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>>1687422
Delete this
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>>1687420
google japan travel reddit

>>1687421
i didn't want to get smashed drunk because i have a sore throat and dont want to get sick. i got shitfaced a couple days ago too
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I'm in Katsushika and a loud siren/announcement went off, I think they're evacuating the elderly. If it gets bad (e.g. my windows get blown in), i'll make a dash for the evac point
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>>1687419
This storm is going to last well into the morning tomorrow. Just look at windy.com to see it has barely even started yet.
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>>1687425
Where I am there was an announcement that I only partially understood. They were listing evacuation shelters but I think it was just to put the information out there just in case.
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>>1687425
Yeah I heard one too near myogadani. How to find the nearest evacuation point?

>>1687426
Thankfully its not till 330 pm. Think the trains will still be stopped by then?
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>>1687428
>>1687427
https://map.bousai.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/
Here's a handy map to find shelters, click on your ward and zoom in
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i hope it gets bad during the say so i can at least see some of it. just rain and not even much wind yet.
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>>1687431
I hope it doesn't get bad so my windows and roof don't get fucked up
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>>1687432
Looks like Chiba got the dick already in the link below

Here is a good source to follow the storm.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/special/01/1919/
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>>1687428
Trains in Tottori have stopped already. Stuck in Yonago now, had to get a hostel because camping doesnt seem propable (did it last night though). Fucking Typhoon can go stick it.
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She is coming anons
>https://twitter.com/NHKWORLD_News/status/1182850674620555264
>https://twitter.com/EarthUncutTV/status/1182832410951479297
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Are kcals the same thing has American calories? I refuse to believe a lot of these soft drinks are only 40 calories.
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>>1687439
Man, Chiba has really been unlucky with these two typhoons
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>press soap dispenser
>spider comes out
>open stall
>huge praying mantis
Sorry dude didnt know it was occupied
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>>1687440
Yep. Same thing. We call them calories in the West but really they are supposed to be called kilocalories.
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>>1687444
Just noticed the serving size. 40 calories per 100ml in this 500ml milk coffee. Though I am walking a lot here than usual. Has any anon noticed weight gain after going to Japan or lost from all the walking. Honestly wish my town wasn’t so spread out and had this much options for public transit.
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>>1687452
I've gained a fair bit of weight, but I've been here for a number of years. Work and needing to drive everywhere means I don't get enough exercise. Cutting down drinking has got me to lose some weight though.
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>>1687452
I dont know how you can gain weight here. I've walked over 30 miles in 3 days. Plus the food isn't full of corn syrup
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>>1687428
I think in Tokyo all the lines that are going to stop are already stopped.
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>>1687452
I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks the last time I was here. Their food isn't nearly calorie dense enough to keep my gains
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How’s Mitaka outside of the Ghibli Museum? I fell in love with Inokashira Park and would like to see more of the town on my next trip.
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>>1687458
Im right by nippori station and just hear one. i imagine they stop soon
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>>1687442
>>huge praying mantis
take him to a shrine lol
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For how high tech and ahead of the curve Japan is why are they just now doing evacs for places near water?
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Typhoon edition thread when
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>>1687472
Only their industries are high tec and ahead of the curve. Actual Japanese people are still stuck in the 80s.
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>>1687472
>>1687477
the problem is Japanese boomers.
And since no one is having kids, everyones a boomer
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what's the deal with trash cans? bottles and cans are easy since they seem to be near most vending machines but regular ones have been hard to find for me anyways unless I'm missing something. Like what is the average person supposed to do with the stick that came with their lawson's skewer or wrap that came with the crepe? I've just been going in pachinko places or public restrooms to throw things away

also are beards/mustaches socially unacceptable and everyone shaves every day or something? or do most of the locals just not grow much facial hair? I've seen extremely few people with either.
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about to start drinking bored as fuck. trees are starting to bend
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>>1687409
You don’t need a vpn to watch netflix? I could always use my Japanese account when I visit home (USA). The content changes somewhat, is all.
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>>1687462
Kichijoji is considered one of the most livable parts of tokyo
>>1687479
Basically every conbini has a garbage, and most respectable Jobs in japan have dress codes that limit things like hair styles and facial hair.
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Is there anywhere in this country that has thicker than 1 ply toilet paper?
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>>1686910
Hah, I took a bunch of photos of this exact spot last year, didn't even notice the payment request until I reviewed my pics back home.
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>>1687483
no shit? i didn't even try it just though you couldn't do it. kek
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They have the audacity to seen this shit as
I’m laying around in my room.
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>>1687484
is it considered 'socially acceptable' to walk into a 711/lawson/family mart and just throw away some trash without buying anything there?
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>>1686982
Was supposed to do Kibune and Kurama today but fuck that. Also all the big museums in Kyoto decided to close so I spent the day around teramachi and gion on a shopping spree. Taking the train to Osaka atm.

Supposed to be making a stop to Koyasan tomorrow, hope the trains are back up and running in the morning... The rain and wind weren't even extraordinarily bad here in Kyoto at least, the amount of closures in general feels kinda overkill.
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have my room window in my hotel cracked and the gusts are getting scary. made me jump a little
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>>1687489
Not really, but you're a gaijin so you can just pretend to be ignorant
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>>1687491
it's not even here yet anon and osaka and kyoto arent getting the worst of it.
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>>1687479
You can throw away your plastics and burnables in convenience stores. If you buy a crepe, they expect you to throw it away at home or give them back your trash at the store.

Beards and mustaches is a little column a and a little column b. Having a beard or mustache is a hipster thing here. The only guys I know who grow them are hipsters or artists. It's not considered a business-appropriate style. However this is a fashion thing. In the Taisho Era for example, a lot more men had facial hair in their portraits. It is true that there are many men whose facial hair is too sparse though.
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>>1687485
Every single super market.
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>>1687494
in the interest of not being a cunt, what IS the socially acceptable way to get rid of "burnable trash"? like I said, just little stuff like skewers, crepe wraps, empty cigarette boxes etc...
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What's the difference between strong dry and strong zero? My intuition is that 'zero' is some kind of diet version, but what the fuck even is diet beer? Is it like light beer? mainly been doing strong dry, had a strong zero pear today because I'd been getting strong dry at lawson and lawson was closed (typhoon etc) so I was only able to get strong zero pear at family mart as they didn't have any of the regular (didn't really like it to be honest, but not a fan of fruity beers in general, I'll stick with malts and dry in the future)
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>>1687502
zero added sugar i think
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It’s totally fine to do that as long as it’s not like a huge thing of trash from home or something. I see Japanese people do it all the time, and my jap friends do it too.
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>>1687504
beer afaik does not typically contain sugar. Is this only contextual to the fruity flavored/sweet ones? I could have sworn I saw strong zero 'regular' in lawsons (can't exactly confirm now since stuff's closed) but never actually tried it
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>>1687502
>>1687507
>>1687507
Strong Zero is the regular version, it comes in tons of flavors and is sweet. Strong Dry is a less flavored, less sweet, "dry" version, it has a plain flavor, lemon, and sometimes other citrus fruit versions.
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>>1687507
i dont think the strong zeros are considered beer though. This is from there website

>The most popular line-up among the brand, -196˚C Strong Zero delivers the freshness of fruits with zero sugar* and fizzy refreshment.
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>>1687499
You hold onto it until you get home.
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>>1687509
>>1687510
thanks lads
>>1687512
sounds like kind of a pain in the ass if I'm "out and about" touristing visiting multiple locations, reckon I'll stick to pachinko parlors and public toilets. Thanks though
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Anywhere in Sendai or in day-trip distance from Sendai that I can play with a real katana and slice tatami mats and stuff?
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>>1687505
Dropped my quote, fuck
>>1687479
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is strong zero a beer or more of a whiteclaw?
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>>1687476
I think this is appropriate
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>>1687513
Generally what is supposed to happen is you consume whatever you buy at the place you buy it, and they have the necessary receptacle for it there. Like if you eat conbini food you just eat it at the conbini then throw the garbage out there, or if you buy a drink at a vending machine its the same deal.

>>1687517
The latter.
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>>1687517
Its a "chuhai", as in shochu highball. Shochu is a distilled beverage made from pretty much anything. Most normal are rice, barley, or sweet potato. Unique thing about it is that it is only disttled to around 15-30% apv which is weaker than most liquor. Though confusingly there are also a lot of ones that actually use vodka rather than shochu and they taste pretty much the same.
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>>1687485
It's called using multiple layers and fyi japanese cheap toilet paper is orders of magnitude better and more durable than western cheap toilet paper. don't know if it's because it's been folded over a million times or what, but I haven't broken it in the week I've been here while wiping and gotten shit on my fingers like I certainly have in American and European public toilets/paper
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>>1687521
>>1687520

so its a 4loko
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>>1687520
really? like you get a skewer at lawsons, or a crepe at some crepe place and you're supposed to stand in there and eat it? I honestly haven't seen anyone do that, I thought those were more snack to grab and walk around and eat.
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>>1687524
>walk around and eat
have you seen anyone do that?
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>>1687452
I lost about 5 pounds over two weeks, but I don't think I was eating properly anyway. At home I regularly go to the gym so switching to a lot of walking evens out.
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>>1687524
Yeah dude. In Japan walking and eating is considered uncouth. Some people do it but it's frowned upon especially by the older generation.

Walking and smoking is illegal too. If the police catch you they can ticket you.
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So is Hakone getting fucked? Supposed to stay the night there the 14th. They are releasing the dams right now from all the water.
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>>1687529
(walk and smoke) I know that's illegal (20$ fine), although have seen quite a few tourists and locals doing it. One of the first things I read up on. As a smoker, I've been 100% diligent on not doing that, and finding coffee shops/izekayas/smoking areas to stop at if I wanted a smoke.

>>1687526
duly noted. upon closer consideration/recollection, the ones I've been seeing do that are rugy people or chinese tourists. So just to be clear; if I get some skewers or a crepe or takoyaki, I should stand there and eat it and throw away the wrapper/sticks etc... on the spot?
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>watching NHK
>everything is under water
>level 5 of 5 warnings
>storm isn't even here
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What did they mean by this? Evacuate to where?

>Authorities have issued evacuation orders for many parts of central and eastern Japan. As of 2 p.m. on Saturday, evacuation orders at level 4 on the five-level warning scale had been issued for 110,000 households in towns and cities in the following prefectures: Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Mie.
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Why must Japanese shopkeepers stand in the entrance and stare at you as you try to look inside? Shit is intimidating.
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how tricky is it to find a legit katana in japan? I know there's the whole legal thing about sword/weapon ownership, and that most of the tourist shop souvenirs need a certificate that they're made out out Chinese pot metal etc... But if I wanted to get one a 'real one', either with some paperwork to validate as check-in luggage, or that they'd just mail to me back home in the states. Budget is 5-10k USD/500k-1m yen, although to be honest I'd be perfectly happy with getting/ordering something low quality but at least being a legit 'katana from japan' as a sweet souvenir/keepsake.
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>>1687493
I am staying at an old as fuck hostel and one window keeps banging, fucking annoying.
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Looks like I got out of there at a pretty good time
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Time to start in on the stong zeros I guess.
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>tfw riding out the storm in a Star Trek photon torpedo casing
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>>1687545
your about to be floating down a river in that thing
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>>1687536
Evacuate to your local shelter, usually a school
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>>1687539
You can't. Real katana can't be brought outside of Japan, they've got a law forbidding this.
You can buy a iaido blade, though.
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>>1687556
so... is there any japanese katana accessories (idk, grip wraps or things that dangle off the hilt or something) I can buy over here and just slap on a 'battle ready' katana that I could buy back home?
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Hotel is shaking? Is that and earthquake?
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its habbening
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>>1687563
A smol quake
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>>1687566
Had my hotel swaying a lot. I though it was from the gusts and I was fucked when the eye got here.
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>lights went out
Nice know you bros.
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>>1687574
>>1687574
>>1687574
>>1687574
new
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>>1686176
I've heard its to stop young people from loitering since older people can't hear it
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>>1687563
There was a 5.3, 55km off the coast of Chiba at ~18:21 JST https://earthquaketrack.com/quakes/2019-10-12-09-21-55-utc-5-3-59
All recent earthquakes for Japan here: https://earthquaketrack.com/p/japan/recent
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>>1687512
quake reported
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>>1687545
RIP, Spock.
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Please try to refrain from asking questions about JR pass.
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>>1685119
Aussie studying in jAp land here. You're not talent, of course the shithole countries want you
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>>1687539
Smuggle it out to Vladivostok.



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