We don't know when international tourism will resume editionFAQ (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, etchttps://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>http://lang.diamond-nh.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/Old thread >>1814637 #
Does JP have electronics markets *anywhere* like in Shenzhen? I want to walk into a sprawling complex of parts with $100 and walk out with a fully assembled droneif not then in general maybe just technophile places in JP?
>>1822265Japan's tech/DIY scene is disappointing. They have their own parallel universe where their consumer electronics development forked from our timeline somewhere in the late 90s. The laptops are eccentric (circular touchpads, lotsa ports) and computer parts are more expensive than in the USA.
>>1822265I believe Akihabara is still the place to go for electronics in Japan, but it's a far cry from what you'd find in Shenzhen these days.
Does Japan actually feel as comfy as it's sometimes portrayed? I hate weebs but kinda want to go and eat some cheap food and chill for a month, but on the other hand it seems like it has become very touristy. I don't really have the budget for one of those bathhouse hotels, but if I go to some of the places that are not as full of tourists, will it feel comfy?
>>1822514Yeah, Japan is legit comfy. Especially if you get out of the more dense areas.
If you are a weeaboo or a japanophile, please stop wasting oxygen.
Japan is going to be hurting so much economically from shutting out tourists that they're going to suddenly just say "fuck it" and open up the country in, say, September and shelf the plan to open gradually.
>>1822260>Premium American BunsAre Japanese burger buns really that different from American burger buns?
>>1822514Timing is everything. I went in November, and it was as comfy as you could imagine, and treated well. Went again in May, and tourists were all over the place to the point where I was just another tourist.Granted, I was a tourist both times, but November was far better. If I'd gone in May the first time, I doubt I would've gone back.
>>1822562Unfortunately for you, Japan isn’t really dependent on tourists coming here, buying Chinese knick knacks and eating McDonald’s. When the country opens up, it’ll only be to countries that have actually managed the disease well.
>>1822575>[New Zealand & Vietnam intensifies]
>>1822575>it’ll only be to countries that have actually managed the disease well.fuckt. britbong
How do I run away in japan? I wanna find a husband and leave America. I am a college aged white woman. (Not a piggu)
>>1822681If you white, you piggu
Is Kyushu notably warmer than all other parts of Japan? Is Hokkaido comfortable to visit in the Summer? Does it have a climate similar to Los Angeles, for example, or is it just better than Tokyo and other parts of Japan?Is it true that parts of Japan near the Seto inland sea have a Mediterranean climate?
>>1822590amen brother I've lost all hope of going this year. MAYBE I can make sapporo snow festival but even that is cutting it close for us bongs I bet
>>1822681Thing is, for a Japanese man to marry a non-Asian woman, they would likely have to meet some specific criteria, but if you were able to meet such criteria, you wouldn't have a problem finding yourself a husband in any country.
>>1822681>white whore>looking for Jap husbandYou're out of Touch.mp3
How easy/difficult would it be to navigate/communicate in Japan if I become N1 certified?
>>1822756lmao I was in Japan for 3 months and all I knew was katakana, hiragana and weeb. It was incredibly easy. N5 would be more than enough. N2 is enough to get a job in Japan. N1 is literally better than some Japanese in Japan.Now please help answer>>1822706
Looks like my trips BACK on the menu boys!Better get ya pubs ready for me I'll be back soon
Is there much to see in Hokkaido? My province has a ton of sister cities like Kushiro, Ikeda, Shiraoi, and a lot more outside that region. I'm curious since I dont think that region was ever talked about much.
how rich would a gaijin have to be buy an acre in japanese countryside?
>>1822514I found it comfy as fuck but I stayed 5 months and the pandemic made so that the few foreigners left were students and residents so they weren't particularly obnoxious. The only thing I found really annoying were the gaijin hunters.
>>1822842You were annoyed by girls trying to pick you up? Even if I'm not interested that's pretty low on my list of possible annoyances. Are you gay/married, or a girl yourself?
>>1822843They were guys, I'm a woman. Everytime they show up it's when I'm busy or hanging out with someone so it's awkward or annoying.
>>1822681Go to bars Be confident in yourselfImply that if he marries you he will be confident like youA lot of Japanese are shy and need you to start the approachThe younger you are the faster you will get a marriage proposal.
>>1822514Yes.Japanese have some Buddhist tendencies and have a concept and desire for Zen
>>1822542Why?What's wrong with genuinely loving Japan and her people?What's wrong with wanting to work in Japan, so long as she accepts you within her borders?What's wrong with loving big brother, error, cool Japan
>>1822514Very very, I stayed there for 3 months (not a tourist) and was the best time of my life.
>>1822575If you're being honest Abe has under tested within the country.Japan did better than America. And an amazing job considering Japan is highly Urbanized and the oldest country on Earth. I am sure the Japanese responses to the corona virus were mostly pragmatic, but the CDC entirely changed their rules, and the WHO proved themselves not to be trustworthy because of China.Japan was sold many lies about the corona virus. I think the 50 a day threshold Abe set up is political scaremongering. I also think that Japan did a good job in handling the virusBoth of these things can be true at once.I think that Japan should reopen travel with foreign countriesThey should test you 2 weeks before your flight, the day of your flight, and after your landIf Japanese people do this, tourists eager to travel may have somewhere to spend their money.
>>1822865I was thinking of spending 3 months in Japan on a tourist visa, trying to set up a job for work holiday programhttps://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/working_holiday_visa.htmlI haven't left to Japan yet. What do you wish you knew before you arrived in Japan?
>>1822869Probably just research more ways to mix in with japanese folks. Considering how long I was there I didn't make that many friends. Try to think out of the box. Some spontaneous things I did was a kids summer camp in Gunma for a few days and a family language exchange group for a few days, both were amazing experiences that I wont ever forget (and were unplanned). There should so many other amazing places you can join if you search.
>>1822871If that's what I need to do I feel more confident about JapanI need to be like Matthew Perry
>>1822260Hey what edition is this fag?
Is it possible as a foreigner to sell some books to mandarake before going back to my country or will they refuse to take my books?
>>1822906Yeah, you can. I bought a whole bunch of doujins on my trip last year, and at the end of the trip, I sold them back to Mandarake. I would love to keep them but I live in leaf country, and that shit is risky.Unless the corona shit changed things, it's fairly straightfoward. You need your passport and your current hotel/hostel address. Just get to the buyback kiosk, tell them you have pornographic doujins, fill some paperwork, and they pay in cash. I speak some Japanese so English wasn't used in the transaction, but one of the staff at the Nakano store was fluent so that was a nice backup. Obviously, don't expect to get much back, but better than throwing them away.
im sorry if this is cancer but I have no where else to turn to. I went to a soap-land in Dotonbori and they gave me my money back and asked me to leave when shit started getting good. why did this happen?
>>1823173You're a foreigner and the girl felt uncomfortable with her ability to communicate with you, and got cold feet.If you read the room more you would have picked that up.
>>1823180I guess, full green text of the story>be me>go to Japan on holiday>visit a soap-land>this is it lads>she tugs my dick for a little bit before getting me fully stiff>just looks at it>she leaves>comes back with three other girls who work there>just keep looking at it>dick starts getting soft and they laughed>one of the girls comes up to me, covering her blushing face and just says"sorry we can't">they give me my money back and I get black out drunk outside my hotel and cry all night
>>1823181Do you have a small penis? Or is there something wrong with it?
>>1823189my penis is exceptionally average, 22 cm, uncut, straight and no bumps or deformities. I dont think it was my dick and im very worried I didn't say something I should have or did something rude.
>>1823191>she tugs my dick for a little bit before getting me fully stiff>just looks at it>she leavesYou should have said something here
>>1823196when they came back I tried asking what was wrong but all they did was appologise and give me back my 500,000
>>1823198Yeah. Once she's out the door you're done.From what you're telling me, it was the communication barrier, and not your penis.She may have justified it to herself like that but the truth is she's there to have sex with people with money, and got cold feet because she didn't want to have sex with you for whatever reason.
>>1823199that sucks, I wish I hadn't black listed myself from the only whites allowed soap-land that isnt populated by lady boys...at least the takoyaki was good
>>1823202Have you tried going to bars in your city?If she was intimidated by you, you may find Japanese women who find that kind of thing comforting, and will have sex with you for free.Have you tried looking up if there's any "gaijin hunter" bars within an hour of you?
>>1823206my Japanese is pretty lousy thats why I avoided the hakujin hunter scene, I went for soap-lands because I thought it would be easy and a guaranteed thing that wouldn't require much communication between us, she literally never spoke to me other than to say shes glad im not fat.
>>1822706>Is Hokkaido comfortable to visit in the Summer? Does it have a climate similar to Los Angeles, for example, or is it just better than Tokyo and other parts of Japan?Hokkaido is where all the domestic tourists go during the summer, it's the least oppressively-humid part of the country>Is it true that parts of Japan near the Seto inland sea have a Mediterranean climate?Yes
>>1823210Based off what you're telling me, you sound very foreign. And that whatever personality or physical trait you have is intimdating women. Do not pretend to be Japanese, you are not. If you're just visiting there, be respectful, but be foreign. Even if your Japanese is bad, you will find a girl who respond to you in English, and you can try talking to her.
>>1823202Why did you get blacklisted?
>>1823210You might have not been blacklisted, since the girl refused to have sex with you. She was in the wrong, not you, as far as you're telling me. If you come back and ask them for an alternative recommendation, they might actually help you if they feel bad for you, in the same way a hotel might help you find alternative accommodation, if they have to cancel your room, or an airline if they have to cancel a flight. A reccomendation also doesn't cost them anything to give, so not like it'd hurt their bottom line to send you to one of their competitors. Just be very respectful when speaking with whoever speaks english, nod your head and so on as they are talking.
>>1823233thanks friend, next time im in Osaka ill try and check out some "authentic" English pubs>>1823237>>1823260I tried going back before I left and was told they were booked up. It's possible im just being butt hurt but that didn't seem very likely to me that they were booked for 8 hours straight.
>>1823282When they say they are booked solid, if you wave the 500$ around ask if there's something they can do, they'll figure something out. You'll either get mugged, or get sex. Maybe both
>>1823285japan is weird, im already trying to spend a million fucking yen in this place and I need to give additional bribes to get in?
>>1823287No, you don't pay it as a bribe, you show them that you are willing to spend the money by taking it out of your wallet.They have a cultural thing about handling money directly in Asia. They use envelopes.They are going to assume you don't know about that social norm, and will try to satisfy your request to stop breaking the social taboo.This is okay to do because it doesn't cost them anything. If it cost them money to give you a recommendation, you may piss them off, instead of them just assuming you're a dumb gaijin who doesn't know the culture, which is what you want them to do.Japanese people are very perceptive, so if you lie and pretend not to know their social norms, when you really do, they might pick up on that, and then you're in a world of trouble.
>>1822568Would february/march be a good time?
>>1823288so by wave money around you literally mean wave money around? but they know I have money, I brought an envelope and pulled it out of my jacket when I walked in both times. fuck I even gave them the money one of those times.
>>1823297Yes. They know you have moneyNo japanese person would do what I am describing because they would lose face. The person you are talking to will lose face if people see foreigners waving around hundreds of dollars, because of the negative associations that brings. If you show you're willing to get humiliated in exchange for sex, they might even hook you up with a dominatrix.
>>1823299first off nice get, second that is pretty smart. I tried really hard to be polite and not do anything rude but I really hadn't considered just throwing my weight around and using the image of the stupid foreigner to my advantage. I know that really wont work anywhere else in Asia but retards have tainted Japans perception of white tourists enough that this may be my only way to have fun getting pussy with my boss next time im in Japan. Thank you for the advice, this may be my only hope to fit in next time I go to Osaka.
If I'm a homo will they still let me and my bf into a love hotel?
>>1823305Not all of them, if you show up together, even if one of you are Japanese or speak Japanese. There is a stereotype that gay couples create more of a mess in love hotels. They might turn you away.
I may be moving to Okinawa for work for a year to 15 months. I'll be working for the Department of Defense but won't be a military fag so I'll have a lot more freedom in where I live and what I get to do. How easy is to get to the other islands from Okinawa? How's the /out/ scene? I'd love to do a backpacking trip somewhere while I'm there.
>>1823408Here's the resource I would recommend on visiting other islands.https://www.visitokinawa.jp/transportation/ferries-to-islandsThe /out/ scene is great, it's a very lush island.
>>182319122cm is not average wtf, thats huge
>going to japan to have sex
>>1823447Yeah, its huge especially in japan. I'm measuring 18cm conservatively (ie, not from the balls) and I hurt almost every japgirl i fuck. the girl i'm seeing now won't let me do doggy cause it kills her
>>1823481Soaplands and the like literally have warnings that people with big dicks will be refused service because no girl wants to try and deal with that shit just to be put out for the rest of the day. Not to say you're entirely SOL, but you'll definitely have trouble even convincing girls to try it.
>>1823483I can see their point of view. The girls just want to get it over with with minimal effort.Honestly, most white guys will have a better night at Hub or other joints like that finding girls who like white (or other) gaijin dick. And spend less
>>1823502Agree with this. The typical HUB girl isn’t going to be a catch, but at least she’s free and she’ll probably even split the cost of the love hotel.
>>182348322cm anon here, is that true? it would explain a lot of things honestly. next time im in Osaka i'll ask my boss if that is the case.
>>1823527I vividly remember seeing it at Paradise and trying to imagine the mixture of emotions someone would feel from being refused service for being too well endowed.
>>1823534thank you dude, this has actually given me a lot of peace of mind. Do you think I have any options or do I just need to try and discreetly let my boss know my dick is too big for japan?
Was going in November. Beautiful weather, the prospect of no Americans and cheap hotels and then.The peoples republic of Victoria and Chairman Dan ruin everything.Now I am getting a flight credit voucher, that can't be used to go anywhere.
>>1822836Land in bumfuck areas are cheap just like every other country.
>>1823305I've done it before. Was no problemo.
>>1822818Any way we can entice them to come here? I work for a casino and we really need the Asian tourists to come back.
>>1823641oys veys to you as well
>>1823534>>1823536I don't know what's with you guys but there is no penis inspection at the Paradise entrance lmao. The nigs at the reception will ask you if you have a big dick, you say no and that's it, literally. I got a fucking double dip course and managed to do fine.I hit the cervix of Asian girls frequently so I simply pace myself down with them. The first one told me to go slow, the second one came immediately after I had finished with the first one and I was soft so no big penis to be seen. She hated it when I could get hard again and didn't enjoy it at all (neither did I) but I wasn't rejected service or anything like that. I speak 0 Japanese and the second girl spoke 0 English. You shouldn't be scared about being rejected unless you're a sperglord, it's more about not being able to enjoy it if you like to go deep.
what are some good places to go?I was planning to go next year autumn and I want to see stuff like temples and nature.A buddy of mine recommended Kyoto but I was wondering if there are better places.I'm not interested in big urbanized areas so I don't really have plans to stay in Tokyo.Also what should be me weekly budget?
>>1824253If you're willing to go further north, Tohoku is a pretty good choice. While some of the good autumn foliage spot have decent public transport connection, it would be best if you can rent a car and drive on your own. Geibikei Gorge, Oirase Gorge, Mount Hakkoda and Dakigaeri Gorge just to name a few.
>>1824253According to this thread you have no other options in Japan except to fuck girls at some brothel. There is no tourism. Fuck off retard
>>1824253Tokyo actually has some great nature spots despite how urbanized it is, like Todoroki valley.
>>1823181>>1823191I can believe it, I have a really girthy dick and the chick couldn't even begin to get it in. Average dick guys in the West are like giants over there for the girls, so big dick westerners basically should stick to size queen roasties
>>1824115You're not gonna get PIV if you walk in there packing
>>1824115you loser virgin sex tourists are so cringe. fuck off out of this thread and go back to the /incel/ containment threads (thailand)
Praying Canada makes it into the travel bubble sometime before 2021. It feels like forever since I been to JapanCanada has been doing very well handling Corona
>>1824648>reads anons talking about sex and having fun>calls them incels and virgins>continues planning weeb vacation with his fat girlfriend>“hopefully next year”How fat is your girlfriend? She’ll seem even fatter after you visit Asia.
does anyone know if japan has started shipping packages to the US yet?
>>1824717>reads anons talking about sexMore like read about anons that have to take expensive flights across the entire planet just to then pay a woman to have sex with him.that doesn't count as losing virginity btw.You fucking weirdos always shit up the thread, and oddly have a strange superiority complex over other incels who go to thailand to have sex instead because it's cheap, as apparently, paying more money in Japan means you are a better/higher tier of incel or something?
>>1824724DHL never stopped.
>>1824746Go psychoanalyze an imageboard that gives a shit, faggot.
>>1824713Are you a Japanese person?
>>1824713>tfw usfag>tfw covid is going to fuck me out of seeing the gundam walk for the first time at the Yokohama eventAt the very LEAST I hope there'll be a country I can fly to and do a 2 week quarantine.
so I found an older japanese woman and after talking with her for 2 months she wants me to come and stay with her in tokyo. I figured it's pretty sweet since free accomodation, how much would I need for basic expenses?
>>18250883k-4k yen per day is enough for transport and food if you don't go full gourmet in Tokyo.
>>1825119dude said he has free accommodation.the fuck do you need 4k a day for?
>>1825276The lower end of that estimate is 3k, and probably assumes that the guy will use the subway and eat some where other than a convenience store each day.
>>18252764k yen is like $40, dude.
>>1824724Japan Post still doesn't accept packages going to the US but there are some packages that they've been holding on to since April, have been shipped to the US.https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0618_01_01_en.pdf
>>1825276Assuming that he/she is not leeching the poor old lady for food too, that's somewhat an okayish range for 3 meals a day, train fares and etc. But yeah of course you can spend less by skimping on foods by eating at konbini, doesn't necessarily have to be 3k-4k every day. I'm just giving the rough figures, maybe once in awhile want to go for nomikai.
>>1825412Well we do like each other but we are just being honest about our finances, I plan to book my own accomodation for 2 weeks and if all goes well I will move in with her in a small apartment. I plan to cook every meal and just enjoy my time with her. I was thinking about 40 000 yen per month would be enough if I cooked my own meals and she said she would help me with everything else I needed.
>>1825570Forgot to say, my diet right now is basically just rice everyday and cooking my own chicken breasts/thigs/ground beef. I think it's basically the same price in japan as everywhere else no?
>>1825570>>1825571Dude, just make some extra money.Sell some old games on Ebay or something
>>1822260Not gonna lie, but that pumpkin pottage in the bread bowl looks really appetizing right now.
I know the OP asks to refrain from asking, but is vaginal sex always 100% refused? Yeah, it's against the law, but is *every* establishment/employee super against it?>Just go to SEAI just prefer Japanese women to SEA women, alright?...
>>1825630Soapland = guaranteed benis in bagina.Anything else = gamble at your own risk.
>>1825632>Soapland = guaranteed benis in bagina.You say that, but Hentaitokyo (Which Paradise-Tokyo redirects nowadays so maybe the extra link should be scrapped) FAQ has this as it's very first entry:>Do the companions provide "full service" ( Sexual Intercourse )?>No. Please acknowledge that in Japan financial compensation for "Vaginal Penetration" has been outlawed since 1956. We would appreciate your co-operation by not asking our staff and companions for this particular service.Is that just lip service or should I look elsewhere?
>>1825636The actual soapland Paradise apparently shut down recently. Gaijin oriented soapland with no tourists is not a good combo. THC is a delivery health, which means no PIV.No company can advertise sex, but everyone knows it happens in soaplands. On paper you just pay for bathing, and your bather just happens to fall in love with you for a short time, which is a private matter between two individuals.Lurk Tokyo Adult Guide if you want to know more about the scene.
>>1825640I see. Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to keep an eye on that site.
>>1825636I wouldn't be surprised if Paradise temporarily shuttered since they know they wouldn't get any customers, and will pop back up a couple months after tourism starts to pick up.
>>1825571Expect a cooked chicken breast or fish (about 30g protein) from Family Mart or7/11 to cost the equivalent of $2-3.50 USD. It will get cheaper if you buy them uncooked in bulk from the supermarket. Price of rice is negligible, buy a 7kg bag and it will last your whole stay.
>>1825659Yeah of course I will buy uncooked, at the end of the day, chicken breast is chicken breast, I don't think it costs 300% more in japan than in europe right?
>>1823223>Hokkaido is where all the domestic tourists go during the summer, it's the least oppressively-humid part of the countrySo the latter?
>>1825088>so I found an older japanese womanhow
>>1825661You tell us, I already told you the prices in Japan.
>>1825744By putting a gun in a barrel and pulling the trigger. (AKA: like shooting fish in a barrel.)
I heard girls from this region are the kinkiest, is this true?
>>1825851In Japan, women are under insane amounts of pressure to marry by their 30s. dating a single chick in here early to mid 30s is piss easy because they're basically settling for anything with a pulse at that point. Its really not uncommon to see some 23 year old ALT dating some 32 year old girl. You can go to places like the Hub or use dating apps, but if you're open to dating older chicks, you'll get lot of hits.On the plus side, a lot of Japanese women in their early 30s could still pass for high schoolers.
>>1825888Stop watching anime
I cant find any information on this anywhere. I'm from Canada and need to be in Japan this August, do any of you think Japan will let us in by then?
>>1825996What do you mean by need?
>>1825998I got some business deals I need to sign and also an affidavit I need to sign at the embassy. Its for my wedding, its a document stating that i'm legally allowed to marry.
>>1826002If it’s an affidavit showing you aren’t already married in Canada, you don’t to get it signed at a Canadian embassy. The instructions just say that because they assume you’re doing this all in Japan if you’re getting married there. If you’re getting married outside Japan you can get one from your home province. Google it.BTW, you’re not getting directly into Japan by August. Your best hope is to jump all the hoops to get to South Korea (visa from their embassy, recent covid-19 test, 2 week quarantine) and hope Japan and Korea will have a travel bubble set up by the end of the summer.
>>1826004>The instructions just say that because they assume you’re doing this all in Japan if you’re getting married there. If you’re getting married outside Japan you can get one from your home province. Google it.I'm getting married in Japan. My marriage will be in Japan and I am going to become a resident there. So, I will need to get this affidavit signed at the embassy in Tokyo. But so far not sure when the marriage ceremony is going to be; definitely not this summer. Maybe this December. I just need to sign a business deal but to do that I need to get married first, otherwise I will have no legal status in Japan. Fuck, I really need to be there in August.>BTW, you’re not getting directly into Japan by August.So there's no hope for me then, is that what you're saying?
Currently planning a trip in 2021 since 2020 seems like a bust.One of my friends that has traveled to Japan recommended me to check out this arcade in Dotonbori called Athena because they host "King of Fighters '98 Nights". I can't find any info on them doing KoF nights though. Anyone here know anything?
Welp, I'm finally back in France. I think I stayed a total of 5 months in Tokyo out of the 10 months planned in Japan overall, so I couldn't see any other cities unfortunately, but Ii'll be back someday on a holiday visa instead of a working holiday visa so I'll get a JR Pass and take advantage of the tax refunds for tourists.I said in previous threads that I was super sick in late-April until late-May (and I only started feeling completely normal in mid-June) and now that I'm back in my family's house my parents won't stop telling me that I had the exact same symptoms as the ones for the COVID. I'll see a doctor asap but if that was really the reason why I got so sick I feel a bit less stupid for going back home earlier than planned, at least I can tell myself it wasn't my fault and I did everything I could at the time to protect myself from the virus. No way I'll go back to Japan in 2021 though. Fuck the olympics.
>>1826005You can get the affidavit signed in an afternoon, just call and make an appointment when you're back in Tokyo. Then get married the same or next day. But the delay is getting the spouse visa. It can take a couple of months to process, and you need to leave and re-enter to get the new visa.>So there's no hope for me then, is that what you're saying?Go to South Korea and hope they soon have a travel bubble with Japan. I don't see Japan letting in anyone direct from North America in the foreseeable future.
>>1826016>No way I'll go back to Japan in 2021 though. Fuck the olympics.Without a vaccine, the Olympics are probably not going to happen.
>>1826026 thanks for the advice anon, much appreciated.
>>1826027That would be the reasonable way to handle the situation but there's always way too much money involved in the olympics, which why the Japanese government took so much time until they announced they will delay it for 2021 in the first place.
>>1826016You felt sick for 5 months? If that was Corona youd be dead now. I pity to fools who spend their working holiday visa in TokyoOsakaKyoto because the country has so much more to offer, but each to their own.
>>1826037No, my stay lasted 5 months, I meant that I was really sick at the end of April for like a week, really hard time breathing, headaches and nausea so bad I couldn't eat without gagging. And after that for a bit more than one months I still had nausea, instant diarrhea everytime I ate pretty much anything, headaches that just came and lasted a few days, got better, came again, etc. Basically I recovered very slowly. So I spent almost a quarter of my stay feeling too sick to do anything, and that's also counting like 10 days in March when I got a stomach bug.>I pity to fools who spend their working holiday visa in TokyoOsakaKyotoMy plan was to do that first, and work enough to save enough money to visit other places like Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Okinawa, etc., places where some of my friends lived or are still living basically. I even thought about visiting other Asian countries after that and before going back to France but almost all my job interviews got canceled because of the pandemic and I only found a part-time job for like a bit less than 10h a week of work.
>>1826039>I even thought about visiting other Asian countries after that and before going backHa, same. But with Corona still being there that wont happen. Going back in September, I have been here since October 2019 but I saved enough money back home so that I dont have to earn anything here.
>>1826044I thought about saving money before leaving to Tokyo but that wasn't possible, I graduated right before that and there's way too much competition where I live in France, so I decided to instead go get more job experience in Japan first because finding a job was supposed to be easier (and I got way more interviews scheduled there in a few weeks of job hunting than in my countries for several months), and then use that experience to start working in France. But that didn't really work.
>>1826037>I spent my life being a dancing monkey in Toyohashi and I got to see Real Japan, unlike those people living in the main population centers where most Japanese people live and work
>>1826061No I traveled around and stayed for several weeks at a dozen different places compared to spending a year in two big cities working fulltime and never getting to see anything further away than a daytrip from Osaka.
>>1826065I don't see what's bad about having your daily life and a stable job in one big city. I found it comfy in my case.
>>1826067People have different values. I am not saying that staying in the same place is bad, but I firmly believe that the main purpose of a WHV is to travel. The woman at the embassy even told me that when I received my visa. Also, there is so much in Japan that I wanted to see, I need all the time I can get. For example I spend a month traveling Tottori and Shimane, the latter I wanted to see because of all the Hearn related stuff. Then I did the Shikoku Henro pilgrimage and the Shimanami Kaido, that alone took one and a half months. Afterwards I stayed in Tokushima, Takamatsu and Iya Valley for some weeks (waiting for my government money) Now I am traveling Tohoku and I will be here for at least another 3 weeks before I will spend July/August in the Japanese Alps. In between the traveling I did workaways/homestays to save money and to have my share of daily life and routine. After a month of working I got super itchy feet and wanted to move on though. It baffles me that people come here and all they want to do is to work in Tokyo, maybe because I did a ridiculous amount of research and I somewhat expected other WHVfags to be as autistic about traveling Japan as I am.
>>1826065>I traveled around and got to vaguely know a bunch of places. I never took the time to thoroughly get to know a place and that makes me smarter. Anybody living in Tokyo, Osaka, or Kyoto definitely doesn’t have weekends and holidays and they definitely don’t visit other places if they doIt’s really fucking weird how some people have this weird complex about avoiding big population centers and thinking they’re getting a more authentic experience.
>>1826082I stayed at 4 different places for at least a month, thats more than enough. Some places are just not big enough to varrant a longer stay, theyre just perfect for a week or two and then its time to move on. I stayed in Osaka and Kyoto during another trip 4 years ago so I will skip them this time. I will go to Tokyo as final destination for 2-3 weeks before I leave the country.Again you retard I did not say that staying in one of the big cities is bad but not for half a fucking year. If you think you need half a year to get to know Osaka youre just being ridiculous.
>>1826082Also, the people who have weekends and holidays then go and do what, really get to know a place? If they have one and a half days to go somewhere they will see a fraction of what I saw and even that is barely anything according to you. And I never claimed to be smarter, everyone likes different things. You can just take it as I wrote it, I am baffled by those people.
>>1826072It did come across as kinda condescending to me though. I've also been told that the point of that visa was to travel but there are many ways of traveling. I'd rather have my place somewhere specific and go here and there every weekend because it's more comfortable for a whole year. I could see myself moving from city to city for a shorter trip later though, it'd be too intense for a year but doing this for like a month or two sounds fun.
>>1826091So you wander around. That’s okay. But it’s weird how you think you’re in some position to talk to people who make friends, develop deep relationships, and do things with them. Sure, maybe you find a slam pig here and there and she shows you around. That’s fun sometimes. But so is developing a stable lifestyle in a place and having a real, normal life experience in another country. Life isn’t all about being a wandering outsider.
>>1822842Yes, yes, those female gaijin hunters on the lookout for western men, they must be really annoyingI would absolutely hate that, hahaCould you tell me where exactly you can find them? So that I can avoid those places of course haha
>>1826104They're male gaijin hunters looking for female foreigners, I already said so in the replies.
>>1826096>make friends, develop deep relationships, and do things with themYeah maybe thats the difference, I dont mind meeting people and hanging out, but I have zero interest in forming relationships.>>1826094I just wrote a really long and autistic post but I ended up deleting it. There is no way we would ever come to an understanding. No hard feelings though, I just think you guys are all retards but in a not agressive way.
>>1826105So none the other way round? Very good! :(
Where can I get a software developer job(JS/React) in Japan which doesn't have crazy Japanese N1 N2 level requirements??Got experience in big companies building web and tv apps for streaming platformsI see all sorts of young people my age on robcdee's twitch streams in Japan and I don't get how they are living there? Feel like ive wasted so much time already
>be me /a/non>save money for japan trip>spend a year lurking itt>WONFES the day after halloween street party>super excited>corona chan kills itIt hurts
Ill be 24 by the time i have enough to go study in japan, am I too old to use things like gaijinpot or gogonihon?Thinking about going for 6 months - 2 yearsAnyone used this stuff before no idea on what the overall costs would be for the year but tuition fees are no biggie
>>1825641>>1825636At THC your mileage may vary. I did PIV both times I met with their girls. I did pay for anal for the first one and the second was one of their AV girls (Kiriko Imafuji)
>>1826089>>1826091>>1826094>>1826096Why do you autists argue about how to enjoy your life and your travels? Someone not agreeing with you shouldn't be a threat to whatever passes as your self-confidence. Chill the fuck out.
>>1826106What a shallow and meaningless life. You’re unable to make any sort of commitment, so you role play on an anime imageboard that your lifestyle is somehow better than people finding fulfillment from their daily life without needing constant escapism.
>>1826198Pls fuck her
>>1826156Big mistake do not do it.
>>1826072You're just an autistic insufferable fag. Nys
>>1826165Were they incalls or outcalls? I'd imagine that would be a factor as well.
>>1822844>I'm a womanHang yourself
>>1824746>that doesn't count as losing virginity btw.Do you arms ever get tired from having to hold and move goalpost?
>>1826141I don't know who Robcdee is, but are you sure they are residents and not just tourist or English teachers on a visa? Have you also looked at what residency means in Japan? Look at Sakura House if you want to get an idea of short term living before looking at long term living.>Where can I get a software developer job(JS/React) in Japan which doesn't have crazy Japanese N1 N2 level requirementsJob wise, I have been thinking about it since some anon asked something along the lines of it being more difficult to learn programming as a Japanese person. I have seen jobs for Amazon, Indeed, Yahoo, and some other companies that have positions in Japan that I have not seen a language requirement for. The N1/N2 requirement is probably due to documentation and potential Japanese written in the code. There might be jobs for English translation of site pages also, so they want the N1/N2 language requirement for that.
>>1826165How was Kiriko Imafuji? I wanted to see her but she just stopped working at THC when I got there. I'm super jealous of you
>>1826352Its weird how everyone says IT or tech is the "easy" way to get into japan but doesn't look like it for me as a programmer at all plus im earning a decent salary for my age in the UK and wouldn't want to downgrade eitherI just don't see very many tech jobs with low english requirements, the ones i have seen with low english requirements seem to tack on a billion different tech requirements probably because it's not a direct vacancy Even before corona i didn't see any vacancies with no english reqs apart from Rakuten.
>>1826371>hur why it be hard for me to get job in X country without speaking duh language durpkys retarded bong
>>1826375Well duh im saying it's not easy yet people all over the internet keep claiming it is but I'd love if it was easy jesus christSimmer down
>>1826377personally havent seen many people say its easy without japanese skills. usualy its just low salary entry level diversity foreigner hires for 2.5million yen a yearThe good jobs that dont requrie much japanese usually mean transferring from a western company to a Japanese branch.
>>1826371Most jobs I have applied to or seen through my career are bloated with shit that isn't relevant, it is just apart of the business. The "easy" way to get into Japan, is just applying for an English job. Your visa gets handled, you just have to do your teaching duties for however long. If you are happy with your current position in the UK, then just research residency in Japan, not citizenship. Speaking for myself, my company in the US has everyone working from home. There is a potential to never have to go back into an office. Some people domestically have already been working out of state for months since the start of it already. If the travel ban for Japan was lifted, I would be doing the same.
>>1826242Incall, but THC doesn't have rooms or anything. I just met the girls at the Shibuya office and walked to a love hotel>>1826353Pretty good. Her English was great. Once we were done we just talked about AV, Tokyo and Hawaii (I live there and she loves visiting there).
>>1822265Absolutely not. Maybe in 80s/90s Akihabara might have had something, but these days it mainly immigrants selling secondhand phones and laptops.
>>1826450>but these days it mainly immigrants selling secondhand phones and laptops.fucking kek so true
How to marry into Japanese Imperial Family?
>>1825744>>1825088I actually want to go back to Japan to actually try and talk to girls because I'm a socially awkward dense guy and didn't notice all the MILFs(and chinks) trying to lock me in conversation. I really want to see if I have game to make something of that with these older Jap women. Having one fall in love and letting you chill in Japan free of charge sounds like a pretty realistic pipe dream, of course it can't last forever and you gotta try and not break her heart too hard because you don't wanna be with her forever.
>>1825570Have you ran through the scenario of her getting herself pregnant and threating you to stay?
>>1826392So you’re saying that Japan will just hand you residency if you can work from home in Japan?
>>1826647To clarify, I didn't say they "hand you residency". You can apply for "Permanent" residency on a residency card. As far as I can tell, it normally requires ~5 years of living in Japan, from long term visa stays. Your salary can help with reducing the time to get the "Permanent" on the residency card.http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/newimmiact_1/en/point_1-2.html
>>1824632>the chick couldn't even begin to get it inthe amount of pleasure i would get from such a situation would be more than any orgasm i could ever have
>>1826799well if it was normal situation sure, but I was in Matsushima Shinchi and I paid this chick like 120k yennies. Walked out with a hj
>>1826870>I paid this chick like 120k yenniesThat was your mistake bucko.
>>1826870>Shinchi>120kDid you add an extra zero?
>>1826905Sorry 12k yeah
anyone thinking about buying tickets for this year? round trip tickets from east coast US in late october is around 700 which is spicy. i feel like halloween in japan would be a pretty cool way to see the country for the first time
>>1826932I would like to fly out of Boston in September, but I don't think that's happening. I definitely would not buy tickets until there is some kind of timeline for tourists.
>>1826932I've got a flight to Tokyo for October that I booked back in December.. non-refundable. Best the airline could tell me is that if Japan won't let in tourists by then they'll let me know if the flight is cancelled.
>>1826947you booked a non-refundable flight 10 months in advance? you got bigger balls than me>>1826939yeah that's where i would fly out from as well, i would like to imagine this shit is going to have passed by late september
where can I get an actual Japanese made sword? I don't want some cheap Chinese made shit
actually they're never going to open the borders, we're going straight to WW3. You might be able to get out as a refugee.
>>1826956>i would like to imagine this shit is going to have passed by late septemberIn reality it probably will have, but that will be about the time our media starts to ramp up the second wave narrative. Japs aren't going to let us in if CNN is saying that we have 6 million new cases every day.
>>1826956Well at the time I didn't know about the pandemic and I'd been wanting to go for years. Figured why the hell not since I love the Halloween season. Just sucks that now I'll probably have to push it back to 2021. I'm holding on to my hotel reservation with some hopes but at least that's refundable if the borders are still closed.
>>1826963i honestly think you will be fine. we're in the heart of it right now and there's still travel allowed assuming you show proof of negative COVID tests within (iirc) 72 hours of your flight taking off. obviously a lot of assumpions but i think your odds of going are far greater than not at this point in time
Is going in November still reasonable as an American? Or should I just take my flight voucher and reschedule it for November of next year? heading to Tokyo from Seattle.
>>1826964Oh? I thought Japan had a mandatory 14 day quarantine right now and there's talk of them keeping it similar when they open for business flights. Not sure if they'd keep it for tourists though. Didn't know about the negative tests but I've only been flying domestic. Here you're lucky if they even temperature check you first before boarding.
>>1826970oh i sorry i mistyped my previous post - meant to say there's still travel in the world with regards to having a negative test before boarding. it's impossible to tell what they'll do but i wouldn't put my money on a 14 day quarantine for business travel - i would imagine the number of business trips that reach that period is a very low amount.all you can do at this point is cross your fingers and hope the news is good in the future.
>>1822575>Unfortunately for you, Japan isn’t really dependent on tourists coming hereYou are wrong.
>>1823173Because you're a pathetic cunt fucking kill yourself.
>>1826336>>1824821LMAO salty weeb virgins.
Did a Sendai/Yamagata road trip last week, definitely an underrated area. Kyushu looks tempting now; I'll probably do a circle trip around next month. Pic related: the whip.
>>1824717bros, is there any chance of getting a fat japanese gf? Or are they nonexistent in the country?
>>1823191for you burgers out there, this man is claiming 8.5 inches is average
The fuck is wrong with this thread? Everyone keep talking about penis for some reason
>>1827010Yeah you can get a fat jap GF. Jap does not really tolerate fat acceptance, so the ones that are fat you can basically feed into whatever feeder fetish you have.
>>1823110I can hear the soi in this guys voice
Anyone know if any airlines at all offer refunds or credit for economy? I want to take advantage of the 600$ round trip prices but if the country never opens that moneys fucked. Seems like the 1600 prices offer refunds though for flex but of course i'd rather take the 600
>>1827062Depends on the airline. Mine is through American Airlines and right now they're letting people cancel and rebook for free if you buy tickets between a certain time period. I'm between a rock and a hard place on mine since I got it in December and their previously booked tickets are only valid to cancel if you're traveling through September 30th. I wasn't supposed to leave until October 3rd.>tfw 3 days off and now I have to sit and wait
>>1827062Good luck dealing with bureaucratic practices that might costs you more than the refunds that you are trying to get lololol
>>1826996Cool shot - got any more of the sights you saw?
>>1826538Be a british royal
>>1826957There's going to be customs issues.Figure out how you're getting it back to your home country first, then I can provide more details
>>1826965If Japan is going to re-open travel this year, it's going to be before november.If Japan is going to do a second shutdown, it's going to be before November.
How hard is it to actually make friends in Japan as an English speaking foreigner if I did move for work?
I'm planning on taking the first 3 & 1/2 weeks of November 2021 off for a solo trip. It's in the preliminary stages of planning so I have no real itinerary yet. Is 6000USD enough to sustain on if I rent a car the entire time?
>>1827176You will never make real friends because they don't consider non-japanese people as actual human beings. They may seem like friends to your face, but Japanese culture is all about bullshitting in person and keeping true intentions behind closed doors
>>1827188I think it kinda depends on you, and what you determine as enough.I could probably do a month for around $3k USD all things included but I don't mind eating at conbinis and sleeping in hostels.Make a rough estimation of your expenses and see for yourself.If you ask me $6k USD is plenty enough for cheap hotels and eating out most of the time.
>>1827193I'm not particular about food or living accommodations as long as I don't have to worry about theft. Looking into it further, I'll use a JR pass for most of the trip and rent a car only for areas that are out of reach by rail. The expenses add up quickly when fuel, parking, and tolls are factored in.
>>1827206Well, in that case is the $6k limit a hard one?My visa just werked in Japan, so if I needed a little bit of extra cash it was usually fine.Count out how much the air fare, JR pass, car renting and hotels will run you, add $100/day to that and I'm sure you could easily stay within that budget.I don't really know you but I'd be surprised if you'd be able to consistently go over budget with these limits, and I'd imagine that even if you were, it would be well justified.Japan is fairly cheap man, don't sweat it all that much.Worst case scenario you'll go 1-2k overbudget at the very very worst imo.
>>1826932This is what I want to do, but I'm not optimistic. If they start opening up it'll be in steps, and tourism is at the bottom of the list and the US is at the bottom of THAT list.
>>1827210It's not a hard limit, just a hypothetical amount to save between now and then that would allow me to save for a 2022 trip elsewhere. Thank you for the advice, with high estimates it averages out to $6700 including airfare, hotels, a 2 week JR pass, & 10 day car rental fees.
>>1827224Is this Tokyo? Looks beautiful
>>18272254chanx actually provided that image with a flicker link, like a magichttps://www.flickr.com/photos/sbisaro/16142277093/It's Osaka in case you can't read nipponjineese, or scroll down.
>>1827227Thanks, looks incredibly comfy
>>1827225It's Osaka, pic related is Tokyo.>>1827227That's where I found it. I wonder what vantage points he uses.
>>1827232I'm looking into it.Have nothing better to do anyway.The three tiers building is the Abenobashi Terminal Building, fairly close to the sea, which you can't see in that picture, so you'd be looking inland, with that building about 5-10km away.Just gotta look for a tall building somewhere there, because I doubt this was taken on a mountain.
>>1827237Done.Solaniwa Onsen Osaka Bay Tower.
>>1827232I-Link TowerNot super sure about this one since Tokyo has a bunch of high buildings.Didn't know which one you meant, so I looked up both.On a slightly similar note, now that I think of it, I probably should've visited another high place to look down on Tokyo from, other than Sky Tree, it's definitely the highest, and you "see" the most, but everything is super tiny, and these views seem better to me.From sky tree it kinda looked like when you really zoom out on google maps and everything becomes a gray blur.
>>1827246>>1827250Thank you for taking to time find them, you have a good sense of perspective to find them that quickly. The focal length of the shot always throws me off whenever I try to find where it was taken unless it's right next to a landmark. I'll definitely visit the Sky Tree, it's still a unique point of view from the photos I've seen from the observatory. I have a lot of pictures like these saved in order to get an idea of what I'd like to see.
>>1827254Oh, definitely do go, having a beer up there was super rad, it's just that I think you should go somewhere else as well.And maybe visit one of those at night.Just as a heads up the view from the gallery (upper, smaller ring) is identical to the one on the lower level (big fat lower ring), but costs like $10 extra.I'd still get it though, as a checkmark sort of thing, plus it was less crowded.
>>1827254>I'll definitely visit the Sky Tree, it's still a unique point of view from the photos I've seen from the observatory.>>1827269>I'd still get it though, as a checkmark sort of thing, plus it was less crowded.On that note, I wouldn't do the outside walk. I did it but as in Japan they make you wear a safety vest and chinsey plastic helmet (along with clipping in your phone) and take you through a quick walk outside at 150m. I thought it was more but apparently it only adds 1700 yen to your ticket price. In comparison The Stratosphere has its outside deck at 250 meters and is fairly lose on restrictions. All in all pretty meh.Only neat thing is I happened to go out during the time the lighting came on.
lmao none of you are ever gonna make it to Japan. No Japanese gf for you.They'll keep using those shitty ass antibody test kits that always report positive and send you back home.>On March 31, a team from the University of Tokyo's Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) and other teams announced that about 90 percent of people who were positive for simple test kits were negative for detailed tests using large-scale equipment. Kits are increasingly being introduced in clinics nationwide, but they point out that there are challenges in understanding the exact status of infections>The survey was conducted in May by the team and the Hirata Central Hospital in Fukushima Prefecture. Fifty-eight people were positive when 680 medical and care workers working at the hospital were examined with a simple kit (immunochromatography). Of these, about 90% of 52 people were judged to be negative in the detailed examination. The person who was negative in the kit was negative even in the detailed examination.>source:yomidr.yomiuri.co.jp/article/20200601-OYTET50000/
>>1827303already been there you immense homo*dab*and im not planning on going again soon, i just like hanging out in these threads
>>1827303was I suppose to be impressed by the golem you posted, or by the incompetence of Japanese medical care and research?
How will I be treated as a british brown person(indian looking)?Will people still be as friendly or will they think im some FOB weirdo?
No pakis allowed sir
>>1827335This is top tier waifu material. All the countries are using these inaccurate antibody tests though. At least the japs are using high quality ones, but the ones being used in some countries are absolute garbage and will say positive no matter what gets tested. They might as well quit testing altogether, cut the current case numbers by 90% and declare the virus defeated.
>>1827338They’ll treat you the same as anybody else. Meaning they’ll ignore you because they’re tired of foreigners.
>>1827354>This is top tier waifu material.....
>>1827354What a soulless cunt, those dead eyes, like a robot
>>1822818hopefully Canada is on that list. We are about to approach double digit corona cases
>>1827338Depends on your attitude. I've meet many Indian people in Japan and they seem to be having a good time.
I'm about to start looking into rental properties in Yokosuka/Yokohama area, and I was curious if anyone had any information.My budget is about 200,000 yen a month and I was wanting more garage than living space. Or, even better would be a garage with a built in addition of a living space. I'm mostly interested in having enough room to work on a vehicle, and a motorcycle, while also being able to have a place to shit, shower, sleep, mini-kitchenette and internet of course.Anyone ever came across property availability to meet those needs, or have good sources?
>>1827416AustraliaNew ZealandVietnamThailandI highly doubt Canada will be allowed since we love to use bogus shit kits and inflate our numbers.
This sucksI've amassed so much money and I can't do shit with it, and on top of that I had found a way to make travel cheaper than normal before all this. This must be how hollywood felt when pizzagate crackdowns happened.
>>1822871Straight up thought this was a child's leg prosthetic or something
>>1827354>>1827303>all that make-up and filteringyikes
>>1827451>I've amassed so much money and I can't do shit with itthen it's not as much money as you think
>>1827496money won't make an entire country go back to normalthere's no reason to be in japan right now, everyone is masked and everything is limited
>>1827496Most of the places I want to visit are free or charge a nominal fee, like 100-500 yenConbini food is good enough for me.Airbnb rates are great.
>>1827506if you had enough money you could buy your way there for sure.
>>1827496How much do you think it takes to take the train out of the city, and have this type of ropeway experience?Under 2000Y if you take the local train.
>>1827533I don't follow your point
>>1827555You can go out on a day trip for under 20$.If you're spending 600$ CAD a month on rent, 20$ a day on food, and 20$ a day on expenses, you can live there for 90 days on 5400$
>>1827533Look at the city you are staying. Locate the closest mountain. See if it has a ropeway. I think the mountain next to Kobe has a ropeway. Then Hakone might have one.
>>1827564Yeah, I've been looking at Osaka and the surrounding region, as there's destinations in every direction.
does tokyo still have character? the other three big world cities (london, new york, paris) are sterile as fuck now and i wondered if this had happened to tokyo too
>>1827708Tokyo is 240 square miles, so it's hard to generalize. I thought a lot of Minato was very modern and western, but less than a mile to the north I thought Chiyoda was very Japanese.
>>1827715yeah i get you, obviously there are gonna be areas that are authentic and areas that are not so muchwhat i was curious about was if places like shibuya crossing/harajuku/akihabara that everyone knows still feel authentic
>>1827719I would say yes for the most part. People here might here tell you they're soulless tourist traps. But the Shibiya Crossing could have up to 2,500 people in the road at once, and maybe 50-100 of them would be tourists. The highest concentration of white people I've seen is definitely Akihabara, but only at certain times at night. A lot of restaurants and stores will have English signs, but I never felt like I was in Europe of North America.
>>1827719Katsushika resident reporting in. East Tokyo has certainly retained more of its "authentic character" away from the big business/entertainment districts, and I'd even say the character of people from the East is markedly different. If you have the chance, stop over in Shibamata or Matsudo; you'll be pleasantly surprised at the contrast.
>>1827726>>1827729cool, thanks for responding to my question anons
>>1823527Next time look up "pinsaros" or blowjob bars. Pic related has some english-speaking girls,so things are not so cut-and-dry
>>1827506No one is doing anything to prevent corona here outside of wearing masks so you missing out just as much as you think anon
>>1827736>cut-and-dryIs that a pun for mutilated dicks?
>>1827232Shooped pic, this is how Mt Fuji is seen from SkyTree, and it's not this huge monolith taking half the horizon
Anyone ever been near the yokosuka area west of Tokyo? How are they about whiteyHave a job offer there, wondering what it would be like
>>1827820>yokosuka>west of TokyoYou might want to check a map before you go, but there's a US Navy base there, so they're used to foreigners. I've only been once, but I like the area. It's about an hour train ride from Tokyo Station, but there are some relatively rural areas nearby.
>>1827779It's not shooped, it's what's called lens compression (though kind of a misnomer).Basically, you're far away from the tower, so it looks small, but percentage wise you're not much farther away from the mountain, so you can play with the distance in such a way that the mountain looks large in comparison to the tower, both taking about the same space in your FOV.Then you use a long lens, as specified on the flickr page, a 70-200, which allows you to isolate and concentrate on the piece of your total FOV containing only the mountain and the tower, so in the end you're left with a comparatively huge mountain.You get a huge moon in photos in the same way.
Want hoping to go to Japan in early April 2021 (just before golden week). Been there twice before during this time and had a blast. But with the Olympics scheduled to start July 2021 do you think Tokyo would already be affected? I don't mind the Olympic ads but I don't want to see a higher concentration of tourists or have hotel prices be crazy. So far the prices look fairly normal.
>>1827853It isn't clear with how people are reacting towards corona. I would just assume that since it is the Olympics, there will be a larger concentration of tourist. Most likely it will be their first time in Japan, so they will follow some travel guide or articles on best things to see. Best case scenario, is that tourist levels are at a normal level or below average.
>>1827853People don't show up to a country three months before the Olympics to attend the Olympics.
>>1827853Most people only go to the Olympics when the Olympics are actually open, it costs money to stay there. so why would they be there in April? Tourists visa's also only last 3 month.
It look likes Japan isn't even taking this meme virus seriously anymore.
>>1828163>I can't read Japanese so screw that I'll just type whatever fake news I know
>>1827779>Baby's first day in photography
Best way to make friends is by joining the cults.
>>1822514YesIm not a weeb and akihabara and etc were some of the least comfy places in japanthe walk in the cities between tourist spots, mountain hiking, comfy smol temples and nature were the highlights, very comfy
>>1823191dont know if bait, but both paradise shops (RIP kawasaki) had signs saying that if your dick is too big the staff will give you a girl who can take it
>>1825640>The actual soapland Paradise apparently shut down recentlyAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FUCKING WHYis there any chance of reopening after corona, bros?
>>1828200so... at what point would they consider you "big"
>>1828209>FUCKING WHYGee, I can't imagine why any place that caters almost exclusively to foreigners would close down in Japan of all places at a time like this.
>>1827729Man, I love Shibamata. It was the first place I visited after I landed in Japan, and I was so surprised at how much I liked the area.It's hard to believe how chill the area is considering it's only about 30-40 minutes-ish away from Tokyo, but I hope the relaxed atmosphere doesn't ever change.
>>1827820You need to play Shenmue to prepare
>>1828223>It's hard to believe how chill the area is considering it's only about 30-40 minutes-ish away from TokyoShibamata IS part of Tokyo, the fuck are you talking about? It's in Katsushika, a ward of Tokyo.
You guys made it sound like Shibamata is the dopest neighborhood in Tokyo. What there is to see and do there? Or is it one of the craps RealTravelers list of cringe?
>>1828239I meant like central Tokyo, Asakusa,Tokyo station and beyond. I'm a retard.
>>1828209Learn conversational level basic Japanese and you can get access to quite a few places.
>>1828209>>1828215KEKretards btfo, learn how to get actual japs instead of flips thais and chinks
>>1828214I think it depends on the girl, but my guess is it's a range from 7-9", these girls can be very small sometimes.If you're really worried about your dick being too big I'd say just go in assuming it isn't, and worst case scenario you'll either have your cash back, or a girl that can take a bigger dick.
>>1828366>If you're really worried about your dick being too big I'd say just go in assuming it isn't, and worst case scenario you'll either have your cash back, or a girl that can take a bigger dick.I fucked a tiny Jap girl in Vegas like 3 years ago that knew limited English and had a super thick Jap accent. The entire time I was fucking her she just kept yelling "ohhhh . . . you dick is so big . . . you dick is so big" in her broken English and thick Jap accent. It was hot as fuck. I didn't even care if she was lying.
Guys, I need your advice. I have flight tickets booked for July which I obviously need to get rid of in some way. I have two options - either get a refund or take a risk and move them to March 2021 (in case quarantine will be mandatory in March I won’t get a refund then). The tickets were a really good price so if I get a refund and book new tickets after this corona mess is over I risk not getting tickets priced as good. If demand for flight tickets rises sharply after corona I expect the prices to skyrocket as well.
>>1828470Just get the refund.
>>1828470Just get the refund and put it towards when corona is over. If you can't make up whatever the ticket price difference is between now and corona ending, maybe you shouldn't go to Japan.
>>1828329what do you guys recomend for this?Is there like a YT playlist or a book or something?
>>1828500go to /djt/ on /jp/. Read the guide.
Is there an age condition to apply for the JET program? I'm French for context, and checked the official info on the French embassy website but I haven't found everything I wanted to know. I would like to apply in a few years so I can get proper work experience in something way more useful on the job market for when I come back and for my actual career but I'm already 26.
>>1828622You can still apply at 26. Do you have a degree?
Do you think Japan will be completely flooded with a massive influx of tourists once the country reopens, or do people expect it to slowly ramp up? Or maybe even near instant normalization? Was planning my second trip this year, but obviously delayed. I don't wanna be just lumped into a sea of tourists.
>>1828742Look at ticket prices around the time you want to go every now and then for an answer.I think the tourist amount will be higher, and that you should go in the offseason, pick your poison as to which you're more comfortable with, freezers or ovens.Personally I'm more of a winter guy but that's up to you.
>>1828752Summer is an off season? Do most tourists just go for Spring, Halloween, and Christmas/New Years? I went in January and it was comfy as fuck, but the scenery was gross. I kinda want to go in summer just for a fresh change of vegetation. I don't wanna go when a lot of gaijins are there because I want to be a token gaijin.
>>1828929Yeah, summer is a sweaty hell.If you can deal with constant %90 humidity and a constant 35c+ then go for it.I know I can since I come from a hot and sweaty land, but if you're a northerner you'll just die.
First time international travel here. Me and 2 other friends want to plan a trip to Japan post covid hopefully when prices are a bit easier on the wallets. What are some recommendations for traveling as cheap as possible outside of food costs? We plan to stay 2 weeks in tokyo with a trip to Nagasaki. Any reccomended cheap hostels? Cheap airlines too use for domestic travel once we hit there? Some things we want too see/do-Visit Akhibara-Check out a sumo match-Visit a boxing gym-Check out the Catholic Cathedrals/Churches in Nagasaki-One friend just wants too get drunk and fuck as much as possible, recommended Gaijin chaser locations for the dirty coomer. Any advice is appreciated, and also, how much/what should we learn in terms of Japanese? And would an international driving permit help?
>>1828943Just grab anything on the Yamanote line with good enough reviews on whatever booking site you use, went through like 10 different ones and haven't had a single bad experience, paying $20/night for some of them.I think you should use and abuse the JR pass, and if you're buying one then there's no point buying flights, unless you're planning on ONLY Tokyo+Nagasaki for a first trip (why).Check the OP for a calculator if you're going to get your moneys worth on that matter.Flights are cheap anyway so if JR doesn't work out just grab whatever, sites like skyscanner and kayak are plentiful.OP also has a good guide on "what to do in X city", or just google that very phrase, I've done it during the ride on the train between cities and didn't feel disappointed by the things I've visited.If you're planning to get super drunk look into nomihoudai, all you can drink.Very rudimentary Japanese is plenty enough, I've been fine with going through Genki 1+2 before my trip, but I think you can get by just as well with 0 Japanese and google translate whenever needed (not often).
>>1828945Flights seem like they'd be quicker and cheaper, while we'd miss out for sure on a lot of seeing and doing, even right now a flight from tokyo too nagasaki cost only 65$. We wanna see nagasaki because me and another friend are ahem Catholic and we're interested in seeing the jap take on it. Are there equivalent passes for local trains/public transit, or that just the JR pass? Also is there a way too push hostel costs below that 20$ mark,
>>1828947Not really I'm afraid.Honestly if $20/night is too much then I don't know what to tell you, you could try hostels farther from city center but you'd just be spending the difference on transportation.I think there are day tickets for local transport, but I haven't really bothered with those on my trip.If you're really scrounging pennies night busses are an option, you get to save on accommodation and flight costs, and travel time is basically zero, since you're sleeping anyway (depends on your ability to do that).I think you should save up a bit more.And there's a lot more to Japan than only Tokyo, since it seems like you're only planning on visiting that, and Nagasaki almost sounds like an afterthought for catholicism. Look up itinerary blogs online, see if anything catches your eye.
>>1828949It's not "Too much" but we want to cut down cost as much as possible on the regular essentials (Sleeping, traveling, ect) too make room in our pockets for more fun stuff, and better food experiences. Since this is our first time traveling international at all, we don't want to bite off too much in terms of going around. Night busses are a real consideration, we'll investigate that further. What are some other locations, or areas in-between the two you'd recommend as a stop?
>>1828951Also we're young lads we can walk I think we could hoof it a mile or two after stopping to wolf down a sake in a cup.
>>1828951Dude you're literally asking me what there is to see between the middle of Japan, and the very end of it.Short answer is plenty, look shit up mate, there's a million intermarries up for first trips to Japan, just note down what you want to see and do.
Guys when can I go to Japan and Korea again.I usually go every summer for 5 weeks, but I don't know what to do now...
>>1828985This. I miss Japan so much it’s not even funny anymore. I’m hoping to go in March but fuck knows if the situation will be better by then.
You think it's too risky to tell coworkers I'm still travelling around Japan when I have free time? Tokyo's seen a recent rise of new infections.
Any update on when they're reopening? Or somewhere I can keep track of the info?
>>1828947>Also is there a way too push hostel costs below that 20$ mark,You have to accumulate more money. There are novelties like https://www.onedollarhotel.com/ in Fukuoka, and if you go to some bad neighborhoods in Osaka, there are some hotels that are cheaper than $20/night, but that's not the norm.Example of cheap hotel in Osaka:http://www.booking.com/Share-g4Ry4P
Does Lotteria still do this "everything" burger? OR was it a limited-time thing?
hey lads, does anyone have any experience doing judo in japan? I've been grappling for about 8 years and am a shodan in judo. I'm in the process of learning the language now, and will be there in September. My wife is in the navy and I have an online business, so I'll have a lot of free time. Will schools be reluctant to let in americans? Also, I am half white half sumatran. I don't look very SE asian, but I am wondering if this will help/hurt me here.
>>1829095Do you even know what kind of Judo you are doing, and if they have a main school in Japan or schools in Japan?If you answered no. The prevalent styles are essentially businesses. They will have a main building you can go to, which is probably what you would want to do. It would probably be difficult to go to a dojo seeking instruction, without Kodokan was the first one I found. You can check their site for information.
>>1829110Thanks man. Standard IJF rules judo, and I've competed in a few wester hemisphere internationals like the panams. I've had friends go to specific universities and schools, but they've gone there with a specific Japanese sponsor. I'll be in Sasebo, and I'm wondering if locals try to keep it to locals only or if outsiders are okay, especially one without an 'in' or sponsor.
>>1829121I have only heard of sponsor cases for people that are not affiliated with a specific style. The other one is being an international student of a larger organization, so you are going to the main school to train. From there people were invited to other dojos, they did not just show up to one. There is no harm in stopping at one and asking.
Is Japan still closed? Is there any hope for it to be fully open and back to normal before August 2021?
>>1829051like I said, 20$ isn't a dealbreaker but we're just trying too cut cost AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE too save money for the fun shit.
>>1829136Bill Gates is openly talking about a second wave (with a smirk on his face), so who knows.https://twitter.com/BeachMilk/status/1277885716735782912
>>1829138Personally, 20 USD has been the sweet spot for a moderately comfortable sleeping and bathing price. The next best thing you can find is probably find one around 12 dolalrs but you will need to pay for a sento most likely, and that will be 3 to 5 dollars, depending on if you need your own towel and soap. Two examples from what I have stayed was a 20-22 dollars male only capsule. The bath was super clean (no extra charge), individual rooms, then the bathroom was shared.For a 16 to 18 dollar mixed hostel. The bathroom was shared and the bath was shared (no extra charge), the upkeep was not as good.Bookings.com, hostelworld.com, and there was some other site I used for finding hostels/capsule hotels in Japan.
>>1829136August 2021, yes. 2020, no.
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/07/43f82efba42c-japan-to-build-virus-testing-centers-exclusive-for-intl-travelers.htmlSeems like Japan might allow tourists very late into 2020 but you will have to take PCR test.> be healthy young weeb going on your next japan adventure> out of the 200 or so passengers.> 1 degenerate coofer boards> upon arriving, given pcr test> positive> deported and -2000$ of preparations, accommodation and plane ticketI hate coofers so damn much
>>1829158fuuuuuuggi wanted to go back this year in october/novemeber so damn bad....
>>1829163Why do chinks INSIST on ruining everything?At this point i think our best shot is a vaccine, otherwise this shit is gonna needlessly drag on FOREVER
>>1829163>The facility at the airport is expected to be under construction for two months and open in September.Well shit. I doubt any of us are getting into Japan until the end of the year.
>>1829193How is japan during the winter?I went in novemeber last year and thought it was a good compromise but towards the end (december) it got really fucking cold in some of the smol mountain towns
>>1822514yes. its amazing. especially for mild introvert.s
>>1828929How did you find it comfy with gross scenery?
>>1828947>>1828951>while we'd miss out for sure on a lot of seeing and doing,not really. Are you really that green? Air travel sucks up tons of time because you have to travel to the airport which is often an hour by train from the city center and go through security and bag check.I find it jarring you want to go to tokyo and nagisaki but complain about 20$ hotel costs. You could see a lot more ground and it would be much cheaper to plan a Tokyo to Osaka trip with a few side stops me thinksas a first time international traveler I suggest you dont try to go too cheap with rooms, 5 days of bad sleep and tons of walking around sites everyday and cheap food can really ruin your mood.You also keep saying "save money for other stuff"but what other stuff? parks and castles are often very nominal costs, like a few dollars. You can experince a lot of japanese food for very cheap as well, so at most you need to save a few twenty for a few nicer meals.also see my post to your question in the other thread.>>>>1829261.>>1827188why would you rent a car? Especially for a solo trip. unless you have a very specific destination need, tourists dont need cars in japan, everything is on a kino and convenient railline or rarely a clean busline. A car is a waste. also you could do a month for 2000 $American solo (not including air)
>>1827210>$100 a day AFTER hotel and car.why???? you could make that 30$ a day and still have a great trip. just eat cheap breakfest and cheap lunch and a decent dinner, do cheap things one day and the next day do the more expensive nightclub type stuff.
>>1829270Because no whiteoids
>>1829163I never realized the risk of even flying. I want this shit to be over so bad, but it really would suck if you finally fly when everything opens and you end up getting rust lung on the plane. Getting direly sick in another country is my biggest fear.
My japan trip got cancelled...Someone send me strong zeros, I won't last another year without it
>>1829284That was actually after hotel car and flight cost.If you follow the conversation I did write that I could comfortably do a month for $3k everything included, and that everything is really cheap.But that guy didn't really elaborate on the types of things he does and likes, so I gave him what I thought was a rough absolute top estimate.Doing the math my trip came out to $120/day, including accommodation, and I could've easily halve that without even noticing it (had plenty of cash to spare so I said fuck it on a lot of things)(still ended up spending $1k on souvenirs at the end of the trip)If you roughly subtract hotels, and add gas and parking costs to that, that's the number you get.Although as the guy above you said, a car is kind of a waste in Japan.Then again a bike for SICK country side rides would be fuckin' RAD BRO
>>1829163Thats pretty scaryMaybe i'll wait till next year
>>1828727I have a master's degree, studied things like marketing and business management as well as business English and business Japanese (though my level isn't good enough for me to be fluent yet). I was in Tokyo actually for like 6 month, got sick and it's most likely due to covid, left recently because of this and the fact that I had a bunch of job opportunities that led to nothing because of the emergency state so I didn't earn enough money to actually enjoy staying longer anyway. Basically I had a bunch of job interviews lined up, they got cancelled or recruiters ghosted me, and three months later, a week before my flight back home, I had some of them contact me and asking if I was still interested.I'd like to apply later so I can try again, and I wouldn't mind not being in Tokyo next time even though I really love the city. If there are any French people here who have advice or info, I'd love to hear what you have to say, because it seems like it's way easier to apply as someone who speaks English as a first language.
>>1829163PCR kits are already highly inaccurate with up to a 10% chance of returning a false positive, thats why the Japanese government was totally against doing pcr tests in high volumes to prevent hospital overflow. they won't hesitate on doing mass testing on gaijins though since all they have to do is deport your ass. It wouldn't even matter if every passenger didn't have the virus. Theres still a small chance it will bring back a positive and fuck everyone. They even switched to antibody testing recently which is even less accurate. You can thank the retards in charge and the media overblowing everything, its going to take years for things to settle and we'll be traveling with all these silly restrictions while risking being deported all because we can't get our shit together and do accurate testing and tell the media to shut their mouths.
>>1829163>The government is also considering issuing certificates for those who test negative, the officials said.So if you pay for your own test, they'll accept it?Just take the PCR again if you get back a false positive.
>>1829580kill yourself and stay away
>>1827269>>1827285Thank you for the advice I screencapped everything for future reference.>>1829281>>1829483To make a long story short, I'm a car enthusiast, a lot of the trip is being planned to coincide with the Autumn Drift Matsuri at Ebisu. I'm well aware that the public transport system there is superior in every way, but driving has more sentimental value to me. I'm still buying a JR Pass and plan on getting my moneys worth out of it while I'm there.
>>1829580It seems like you just need to wait for the travel ban to be lifted. Find a job in the meantime if you have not already. If you can speak English without a heavy accent, you should be good. Being articulate in English is more important to them.
>>1829812Don't worry about any of that, I implied in my first post I'm already looking for a job in France and because of the pandemic I'll apply in January/February 2022 at the earliest. This should give me time to get enough professional experience and money, especially because my family doesn't want me to live by myself for now after I got really sick in Tokyo for a whole month.
I'm going to Japan in 2022. Hopefully I can be decent at Japanese by then. I'm at 700 words in my vocabulary and quite horrible at grammar heh..
Anyone have any experience in studying at a language school in Tokyo? Seems like a nice opportunity to get new acquaintances and actually stay in Japan for a while for a reason.
>>1830169>>1830169Great question.There's a lady in another thread who went to Japan that way, and would be able to provide more details>>1822944From what she said, it seems like a way of paying your way into the country.
Since tix are so cheap for covid I was thinking of going around may of next year when hopefully we would have already reached max peak and be on the decline.What are the chances Expedia would refund my ticket if I bought insurance just in case we get banned from international travel
>>1830137You have plenty of time.
>>1830252The best you would get from Expedia would be a voucher. You're better off booking directly with the airline, but they're done being generous with cancellations. Anything you book from now on is a gamble.
>>1830169Studied at one for only about a month a few years ago but it was a good experience. I can't speak for how much of the language you'd learn but you get to meet a whole lot of people from different places. Half the students at my place were from mainland China, then there was a significant group of people from South Korea, The US and Canada with one or two people from many smaller countries.They had a lot of group exercises where the people got shuffled around and most people were quite talkative. You usually also had enough time to talk for a bit when done with the current exercise. This might not apply if you take the classes in the evening but as the ones I took ended just before lunch I'd usually ask people I got along well with for lunch so we could talk some more. Most of the students weren't working and so had a lot of free time meaning we'd sometimes be together the whole day. Managed to make a whole lot of friends that I still keep in contact with to this day though you have to keep in mind that it won't really help you with meeting Japanese people. Age is of course also a factor and most people at the place I was at weren't done with university some even being high schoolers so if you're looking for friends it might just be a bit harder if you're a bit older. This is of course dependent on the school though I'd imagine. Feel free to ask any more questions that spring to mind.
any recs for a good japanese learning app or something? for complete beginners
>>1830437I know a lot of people will probably suggest Duolingo since it's free/popular.I tried Duolingo.. couldn't get into it. It had me matching hiragana? from day 1 without really explaining anything when the section I wanted (greetings/basic phrases/etc) were a dozen or so lessons off after hiragana and katakana and locked so I couldn't jump straight to it. When I wanted to use it to learn to understand or speak basic phrases that might pop up in my travel (especially with shop assistants or restaurants) it was going to make me work for weeks on recognizing and repeating basic sounds and characters. Basically I felt like by the end of it I could have maybe written or read something but it did fuck all for helping me speak it, especially for what I needed it for.I ended up quitting it after a week.
>>1830437https://www.lingodeer.com/homeLingoDeer seems to be pretty good
Is 2020 completely doomed for Japan travel?
>>1830490Looks like it. Japan is barely opening up to other countries, business travelers first and tourists last, testing facilities won't open until late Summer/Fall. No word if they'll keep the 14 day quarantine or not.
>>1830491The mandatory testing doesn’t sound good for tourists ether. Imagine getting a false positive on that test lol.
>>1830492You would think if you failed they'd probably give you a second test just to confirm before shipping you off. At the least I'd probably get tested locally before my trip just to make sure I wasn't asymptomatic before flying just to avoid getting all the way there just to get refused.
>>1830499Doesn't really make a difference. A lot of these tests have a 30% chance of coming back as a false positive.
If a Filipino person from North America who has N1 accreditation moves to Japan, how would the Japanese treat them?
>>1830954The same as any other flip.
Is early November out of the question for this year? Also, is 200usd/day a good budget for Tokyo? staying at the APA hotel that's in Ueno park, and I plan on spending ten nights / twelve days there. I'm staying in Tokyo. I want to have good food, but I am okay with convenience store food like udon, bento boxes, etc if I really need to. I plan on taking local trains a lot since I'll be darting all over the city. I know the trains are good, but are they expensive?
>>1830961You can usually get day passes for around $5-$10. $200 is more than enough, you can get some damn good food from restaurants and bars for pretty cheap, and the konbini food is good enough that you shouldn't mind stopping there for a quick pick me up like yakisoba bread or a sandwich.
>>1830962Alright, good. I plan to work in some souvenirs, then. Should I do day passes? I planned originally on just grabbing a Suica card and maxing it out, and using that pretty much everywhere.
>>1830967If Suica works for local lines on top of the main JR lines, go for it.
>>1830961>200 a dayBro thats more than enough. You would have to be shopping every day to spend that much money
>>1830961>Is early November out of the question for this year?My prediction is that you will be allowed into the country if you test negative on a PCR test. Good luck getting that though with a false positive rate of 30%.
>>1831053>>1831114>>1831019Suica should work for local lines, IIRC. I kinda do plan on doing a bit of shopping everyday. It's my first time traveling internationally. The most traveling I've done is between Washington, California, and various islands in Hawaii. >PCR Testsbig gay, I hope they don't. I wouldn't be surprised if they do that as an excuse to kick a bunch of dirty gaijin out.
>>1829051>There are novelties like https://www.onedollarhotel.com/ in FukuokaWe have a new visitor, and she might be cute.https://twitter.com/OneDollarHotel/status/1280042603442917378