>When will Japan open to tourists again?Most likely never>Ok, but seriously, when will Japan be open to tourists? Give me an estimate.Two more weeks: https://www.japan-guide.com/news/alerts.html>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?Yes>How do I travel by public transportation?Install the "Official Japan Travel App">How do I say “I'm lonely, please be my waifu,” in Japanese?https://4chanint.fandom.com/wiki/Japanese#Resources>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>ーCurrent status on the Miyajima Floating Torii GateーAbsolutely fucked. Consequently, it's not worth visiting Miyajima.ーInfo on Japenese Slutsー>http://rockitreports.com/category/>http://erolin.net>http://rockitrisingsun.com>https://paradise-tokyo.net>http://hentaitokyo.comーJR Passー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/
Are there any good travel documentaries about japan you'd recommend?If possible more focused on nature than big cities
>>2172911abroad in japan
>>2172911Iida Tokimeki trip is pretty interesting. A Taiwanese guy and a Japanese influencer go to a town in Nagano to promote the city to tourists. There they try the food, learn about local customs, see nature and shrines. It's on Crunchyroll, at least where I live.
>>2172911on the top of my head I remember Japan from Above (5 episodes)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ8c2Qxz6tkhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt14819746/and there were 2 more that were very nature focused but I forgot the names unfortunately
>>2172912Thats faggot shit.
>>2172912>>2172913>>2172923Thank you very muchI appreciate the answers
I love having lived in Japan while you fags are making 20 threads a week seething that you cant get in.
>>2172911if you want documentaries and not ecelebs circlejerking Life Where I'm From is probably the best
>>2172911Only in Japan w/ John Daub. He's kinda over the top in his excitement but actually does great work. He's just a bit too excited.
Question time: what's the one thing you haven't done/place you haven't been in Japan that's at the top of your listFor me it's probably Hokkaido. I've only been on Honshu so there's still plenty to do on the other islands. Noboribetsu in particular looks very cool to visit.
>>2173078I never went to the more rural areas when I was in Japan, I did go to Kyoto for two days when I visited Osaka for a week to be fair.. but you know I'm talking about something like a small town in the Ibaraki prefecture as an example. I'm still researching though since I don't know shit about anything outside of Tokyo and Kyoto, but I want to walk around in the rural areas for a few days and maybe find a comfy path in the forest aswell who knows.Open for suggestions if anyone has any
> Japan to ease entry ban on new foreign student arrivals in stepshttps://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220115/p2a/00m/0na/004000c> Japan to cut quarantine period for int'l travelers to 10 dayshttps://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220114/p2a/00m/0na/048000c
>>2173255Choosing to do a degree in Japan is academic suicide.
>>2173286Most of the students in question are from Vietnam and the Philippines.
>>2173286I keep reading this meme on 4chan but they have universities in the world top 200. What gives? Is everyone talking about the Protestant University of Tottori or something?
>>2173286The big public universities are pretty good though.Sure if you have the option to go to harvard or stanford studying in japan is pretty retarded, but if you're choosing between a good japanese uni and some random public university you might as well go for the japanese one.Especially with howneasy it is for foreigners to get into tokyo or kyoto university, both of which rank very well for non american unis.
>>2173078At this point, I think coming back will be like never having been there before, so I'd pretty much like to see everything again on top of all the other shit I want to see and experience.I think the first is to get some nice sushi somewhere though and see my friends again, then I'll take it from there.>>2173255>Government sponsored foreign students.>Self supported students (90% of foreign students) will be allowed laterIt's at least a step in the right direction for everybody waiting.
>>2172924Ryan Boundless, is that you?
>>2173312So MEXT is gonna get even more competitiveJust great
>>2173078Going to walk the kumano kodo pilgrim trail next time. For this one it's actually better that I got delayed, since I'm now in way better shape and can plan a more ambitious path with more sidetracking now.
>>2173477>>2173471>>2173438epic reddit moment
>>2173078Yokosuka. I am a big fan of the Shenmue games and I'd love to be able to go and see areas from the game in real life.
>>2173438Australian here. We also have a tsunami warning. Something to do with a volcano erupting
>>2173438It's God's way of punishing Japanese people for not letting me fuck their women.
>>2173078Hokkaido, Kyushu and Okinawa
I'm gonna get a working holiday visa and probably spend 6 months travelling, and another 6 looking for a job to sponsor me before my one year visa is up, so I can stay in Japan as long as possible. I know Japanese to a N3 level, so I'm not jumping in completely blind. Where the fuck do I start planning this entire thing? I want to cycle through the prefectures like Chris did, but stopping every month or so to settle down temporarily and take a part-time job. Some advice and guides to point me in the right direction would be extremely helpful, onegai.
Am I crazy or is every little gay cafe's ハンバーグ the most overrated shit ever?no matter what sauce you pick, how expensive it is, it's just a tiny flavorless piece of shityou're better off eating omurice literally every single time
>>2173255>Japan to cut quarantine period for int'l travelers to 10 daysWhat? I read that it was 10 days back in September or some shit. Did they increase it to 14 days and it now went back down to 10 again? I would easily go if it drops to 2-3 days since I'm working while there, but 10 is just extreme
>>2172872>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?>Yeswhy must you turn my office into a house of lies?
>>2173523It was an underwater volcano eruption so big it could be seen from space.
>>2173582Don't you need to leave Japan to have your visa changed? I thought I read a bunch of stuff made to prevent people from doing just that. I wanted to do the same.I don't know how people can do shit, everything seems impossible to me.
>>2173599it's literally a burger patty mani have no fucking idea why everyone hypes it so much
>>2173599I don't get their popularity/obsession with with. It's a pretty common everyday type of meal thing where I'm from. People like it, but it's never something they crave or seek out. It's just easy to make. People would kinda laugh at you if you served it up as a cafe/gourmet thing here.But they have "hanbaaagaa steeekii" everywhere there.Just pick something else off the menu and you don't have to pick fucking meme omurice either.
You will never be a real Japanese. You have no epicanthic folds, you have no clan, you have no kotatsu. You are a Caucasian man twisted by anime and manga into a crude mockery of Amaterasu’s perfection.All the “sugoi” you get is three-faced and half-hearted. Behind your back people politely discuss you. Your sempai are moderately off-put and wary of you, your “kohai” smile shyly at your slightly overweight appearance behind closed shoji.Japanese are somewhat taken aback by you. Thousands of years of evolution have allowed Japanese to sniff out gaijin with incredible efficiency. Even hafus who “pass” look uncanny and unnatural to a Yamato. Your bone structure is a dead giveaway. And even if you manage to get a drunk salaryman home with you, he’ll politely excuse himself the second he gets a whiff of your bread maker.You will never be genki. You wrench out a mispronounced “ohayo gozaimasu” every single morning and tell yourself it’s going to be daijobu, but deep inside you feel the kanashimi creeping up like a knotweed, ready to crush you under the Daruma doll.Eventually it’ll be too much to bear – you’ll go to Aokigahara, tie a noose, put it around your neck, and plunge into the cold abyss. A Niconico idol will find you, heartbroken but relieved that they no longer have to live with the unpleasant body odor and loudness. They’ll bury you with a headstone marked with your Romaji name, and every passerby for the rest of eternity will know a white man is buried there. Your body will decay and go back to the dust, and all that will remain of your legacy is a skeleton that is unmistakably Caucasoid
>>2173806Someone actually took the time to write this out. Someone's just assmad.
>>2173819It‘s funny though (and true as well)
>>2173806>You will never be JapaneseWhy would I want to be a midget?
>>2173806Dude this is hilarious, please tell me this isn't just copypasta and you actually wrote this embarrassing shit
>>2173837We're not getting in any time soon anyway.
>>2173838Of course it's a copypasta, a guaranteed replies one at that
>>2173599It's basically a kid's meal isn't it, literally the equivalent of ordering tendies and fries in the US.
>>2173838It's a variation of the you will never be a woman pasta, anon, are you blind or something. At least this one is funny, the original one is just pure and honest seething
One day I'll be able to get in and meet my destined Japanese wife
What are things I can read as a beginner to learn japanese easier?I'd ask on /jp/ but they're fucking deranged
>>2173864Read the guide in /djt/, never post in the actual thread
I want to go to Ochanomizu again and buy a new guitar... a MIJ Fender Jazzmaster in Ocean Turquoise metallic with a matching headstock.I want to check out the new Ikebe store in Shibuya too... and the good old Ishibashi one again. and Shibuya G-Club where I got my Pink Paisley Tele in '17.....And drool at Hyper Guitars in Shinjuku....Rockin Shinjuku is closing in two months too... fuck,... did a lot of drooling there too....I want to go back bros....
>>2173654I believed they increased it again because of Omicron.
My passport application has been approved. So once Japan opens up in the next 10 years, I will definitely be going
>>2173837Might be good news if it's omicron, some countries that got hit by it started scaling back restrictions as it is mostly a nothingburger, like Denmark for example.
>>2173975People seem to generally not give a fuck about it here (Dane here).Everybody I know who's had it since omicron came have only had mild symptoms, only one or two have felt pretty bad.We do have almost record infection rates daily though.
>>2174003>SourceJust trust my sister bro! ほんとだ!
2023 should be a safe bet for opening againNo way the lack of tourists isn't hurting
>>2173428Nice, i want to do that as well
>>2174003Japan will open in Marcht. dad works for Nintendo
>>2173759I changed my visa while in Japan, but it was to a marriage visa, so I don't know how it applies to other types.
>>2173819It's just copy pasta with a few edits. It shouldn't have taken him too long.
>>2174007>ほんとだOy vey. ngm
>>2174003Which country, somewhere in SEA?I don't think they will allow Europeans in at least until Summer.
>>2174174Ah, that's probably an exception. I didn't read about marriage visas since I'm a loser who will never get married.
>>2174003Assuming this is not a larp, that doesn't sound implausible for controlled tour groups. After all if it weren't for the omicron scare, those would have been allowed in by now.
>>2174003Shinzo Abe is my uncle thrice removed and he said a friend of his said Japan would open up this 29th of february. Stay tuned bros I'll keep you updated with more official sources
>>2174385Big if truth desu
>>2174385Use the force Gandalf, my dad works for Nintendo too and has a Gameboy 5! But don't tell anybody!
>>2174170Japan will recruit Gaijin for the Third Sino-Japanese War. This is our chance.
>>2174394I'll be on repopulation duty.
>>2174394CHINESE WAR BRIDES HERE I COME.
>>2174394>>2174397>>2174414Epic reddit moment
>>2174422pshhh… you‘re a faggot
wow cant wait borders to open so the 10581250128581502 chinks can absolutely flood every fucking place everywere
>>2174433>not having a go-to bar which denies entry for Chinese citizens
>>2174416That one dude scanning the thread ready to type "le epic reddit moment!" at any given chance
>>2174433Or just walk one or two streets away from whatever tourist attraction they're "flooding" and you won't see a single gaijin anywhere.
You thought you were going to travel to Japan?Think again, chud. Booster up. Two more weeks. Let's get through it together.
>>2173766> it's literally a burger patty manI like to think of it as an individual meatloaf. It's no more a "meme meal" than curry rice or onigiri, there's no reason not to enjoy it.
>>2173582Bumping for interest. I have only a few years before going over the WHV age limit (max age 30 for UK), so as soon as I can I'm applying. I will ask my current employer to let me work fully remote 3 days a week (software dev) with a 9 hour time difference, if they say no I plan on quitting and going anyway, where, having a tenuous grasp on basic Japanese and having never held a part time job in any hospitality or service industry due to a sheltered professional lifestyle as a WFH developer, I will likely be unable to secure any part time employment and end up spending my entire life savings eking out a depressing existence thousands of miles away from my friends and family, before returning back to the UK for a life of drudgery and toil before my death. It's gonna be great.
>>2174459Well that sucks, but I doubt there'd even be a remote chance of opening up when even one prefecture still has "quasi measures" (lel, not even actual measures.... just quasi....) We had another daily record of infections where I live, but the government eased some restrictions over the weekend and our experts are all saying omicron is mild. We only have six in intensive care in the capital area.What's going on in Japan man... they really REALLY don't want anybody in.
>>2174464There's absolutely nothing wrong with them and they taste good if seasoned well and not overcooked, but they're very much "I just got home from work and I need to make some food for the family and kids fast!" tier food. Not something I'd ever order eating out.They're good with gravy, soft onions and fried mushrooms and some potatoes on the side. Good hearty weekday meal.
I can never go to Japan because I’m schizophrenic and they commit you to a hospital for months and months and the embassy can’t help you
>>2173300are tokyo unis that easy to get into? I thought Todai was notoriously difficult to get into
>>2174547Your mom is notoriously easy to get into
>>2174547It is difficult to get into if you're fucking retarded.
>>2174571>tfw fucking retarded
>>2174571so are most nips retarded or is anime lying to me?
>>2174576>are most nips retardedI'm sorry to be the bringer of bad news but...
Has anyone seen these in a store in Japan?
>>2174547Grad school is easier to get into for everyone because most japs just do a bachelor, not like some european countries where everyone gets a masters.Foreigners also have an easier time because japanese unis are desperate to improve theor international rankings, which means international students and publishing in english.The only hard thing is gettint the mext scholarship which is very competitive, but yearly tuition is around 5k so you don't necessarily need it.
>>2174505I find it interesting that experts opinions differ depending on the country.Like, where I am, its like:>oh yeah its mild but you can still catch it and die so the govt should put some restrictions in to slow the spread
>>2174614hmm interesting. Do they offer typically offer elective language courses for foreigners? was considering language school but going for a masters at Todai or Kyoto would hit two birds with one stone
>>2174659Courses in english are pretty rare, unless you're doing cs or engeneering.They also have some programs about sustainability and stuff, plus kyotou even has some humanities in english.Often you're also supposed to write professors in the department you want to get into and basically just ask them to accept you into their labs/ their seminars.Just look up todai and kyotou's pages about graduate degrees for more info.
>>2174442Name every bar
>>2174693Yeah there seem to be a list of degree-programs offered in English at todai and kyotou but would they also help me learn Japanese or do I need to separately study at a language school for that?
My good friend works in the travel industry in Japan. He has no clue when the country is gonna open.>>2174659It's not cheap, but Temple university Japan campus is another option. Its the same a temple in Philadelphia, which is pretty middle of the road. You get the same degree as someone from Philadelphia gets. You also get a japanese degree on top of that.What you can actually study is limited, but I had a good time there.
>>2174591Yeah. I believe they sell them at りぐま
>>2174693> Courses in english are pretty rare, unless you're doing cs or engeneering.Yeah, that’s not true. Like many countries, the unis in Japan are desperate to get in on the foreign student money gravy train. Unfortunately for them, the number of foreign students who can take uni level classes is near zero so they’ve had to adapt. Lots of schools have made departments like “Global Business Studies,” “Global Studies,” “Intercultural Learning” etc. You get the idea.
>>2174465Well tip for you. Im a brit who has been living here a few years. Started with language school for two(never would have got to a decent level without, i was deluded before doing it). I spent roughly 18-20k a year GBP here not including tuition, and lived pretty decently even with a GF. Lived alone, newe fuchu, about 50 min train ride to Shinjuku. It was about £300 a month for a comfy 20m room with bathroom and kitchen and separate toilet. Another £60 or so a month on utilities. Fed myself on 1500 yen a day happily. Spent about 10k yen a weekend on restaurants etc. Cost about £900 a month for it all which was also including my gym membership. Then i spent an average of 3-5k GBP a year just travelling or skiiing or eating more fancy here and there or buying clothes etc etc.It’s possible to live frugally on about 12k but it would be quite boring and pretty pointless to even be here.
How much cash would I need for a good time in Japan?Context: Ausfag with ASD that just became a wizard.Thinking of planning a trip around お正月2023; would ideally be a mix of touristy shit by day, soaplands by night, but I have no real idea about costs. Ballpark, I'm assuming after airfares I'd want about 10k AUD?And yeah I could just fuck a hooker at home, but I live in the one Australian state where prostitution is still illegal- so either way I'm booking a flight to get laid and I might as well fly somewhere that isn't a cultural wasteland and see some shit.
>>2174845>I live in the one Australian state where prostitution is still illegalWhich one? All states have prostution legal in one way shape or form
>>2174845One hour at a gaijin friendly soapland was 300-500 eurobucks before corona, depending on the popularity of the girl. They kick you out once you cum, unless you pay an extra fee and extend the „session“.There are also girls you can call to your hotelroom, the prices are the same but you‘re not allowed to do vaginal.Japan is extremely expensive for prostitution, you‘re better off going somewhere else. Most soaplands also still ban gaijin from entering. Corona fucked everything up even further, including prices.
>>2174850South Australia.Aside from shaky reports of full-service massage parlors and places frequented by streetwalkers I really can't find anything in this shithole. I'd be as likely to get an STI as I am to get caught in a raid, or both, and that's if I can even get an erection to whatever feral bogan sow is selling herself.I just want to walk into a nice establishment and pick from a menu; I don't know why this has to be so hard.>>2174851Price and selection aside that seems fine; the reason I'm a wizard is because I hate peopleso getting booted out after cumming is probably what I'd prefer. I was thinking of finding a hotel room somewhere convenient and spending a week or two hitting up different establishments near kabukicho, but fucking hell not at that price. And I'll confess to not having investigated this idea so far, so while the "gaijin friendly" stuff doesn't come as a surprise it's not something I'd considered. Well shit. No point then, if I can only afford like 3 encounters max.Thanks for tempering my expectations. I should probably look into Germany instead.
>>2174372It seems implausible to me. Chinese new year period usually has a lot of flow in east and southeadt asia for at least 5 weeks starting from week before CNY. I seriously doubt japan would let that happen knowing that the biggest ethnic diaspora in japan is Chinese, and one of the rare holidays taiwan (litterally the republic of weebs) actually has.
>>2174858Just go to thailand man. Why the fuck would you spend so much money to fuck hookers in Japan? It defies all sense. Especially as an aussie who lives literally next doorYou will get 9/10 escorts in bangkok for literally half the price or less, probably even cheaper now.
Meanwhile in Japn for $509 you get som old bitch or a 5-6/10 max with plastic face at best. You’ll get the same quality in Thailand 1/10th the price. A 9/10 in Japan will set u back a few thousand dollars. A couple hundred in bangkok
>>2173201Oarai is a favorite small town of mine. It's on the coast in Ibaraki. Very walkable, though they've got decent bus service through town. They've also got one of my favorite hot springs/restaurants as well.
>>2172911James may in Japan
>>2174459It's all so tiresome at this point.
Or just don't waste money on hookers you fucking pathetic dweebs?
>>2172911NHK World has Journeys in Japan, probably the best imo https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFEzXnIQVwV86hG7tkoVnZnNk61Y28vaA
>>2174845I highly doubt that they will ever open up again. They dont need tourism and they are relatively working without any restriction, why would they jeopardize it for a thousands of tourists? Plan a trip sonewhere else
>>2174876Of course they will open up again at some point, it's ridiculous to suggest otherwise. It just won't be for another while still, so yeah, best to not focus on it, plan other trips, or just save money.
>>2174876You do know it's not only tourists who want to get in right?
>>2174876This meme about Japan never opening is being spread by either dumbass foreigners living in Japan with a vendetta against other foreigners, OR assblasted buttmad kids from other countries who want to go and have no patience.
>>2174921> dumbass foreigners living in Japan with a vendetta against other foreignersSeriously, what is it about people who are interested in Japan that makes so many of the completely insufferable and hostile? It's fucking insane how many of them are like that.
>>2174923Its pretty baffling honestly considering Japanese citizens probably look down on them like they look down on us who just wanna holiday there
does getting fit really improve your chances of hooking up with a good looking girl here?i feel like japanese girls are more intimidated by really strong guys than turned on by it, much more different to western girls.
>>2174862Personal preference.Other than Japan (setting aside sex tourism) I'd have an interest in visiting Italy, France, Germany, Japan, possibly China; and maybe Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Russia, New Zealand. Thailand is just in the list of countries that holds no appeal whatsoever, and I find their faces kinda weird looking. Yeah that's rich coming from a virgin, I know, but I can't help what my brain doesn't find attractive.It's not just about simple benis in vagena, it's about doing it with an escort I find pretty, and that apparently comes with a massive surcharge.
>>2174948>does getting fit really improve your chances of hooking up with a good looking girl here?It does everywhere in the world. Being even slightly overweight will severely damage your game.The beauty ideal of a man is very different, but being fit is a universal appeal.The majority of their men are fairly small and very slim, so you will stand out as very masculine and strong if you're not fat, work out just a little and take care of yourself/looks.But even more than looks. Simple gentleman shit like opening the door for somebody works like a fucking charm there.Don't be afraid to be masculine and take charge, but don't be an autistic moron about it either.The girls who would be intimated by a fit man are exactly just that. girls.Some of the women there go crazy for men with hair on their chests and beard and a bit of muscle and shit like that.
>>2174954Aren't japanese women some of the most money-grubbing, and I think literally the most prolific cheaters?I'm not a retard waiting for some kinda tradcath momwife to fall into my hands, but if you're dating interracially and want a stable partner I think the usual advice is to stay far away from Japan.And that's not to tar them all with the same brush, people are people not stereotypes, but Japan has a culture than emphasises working to the point of exhaustion (dealing with a weak economy, heightened precarity, and unforseen levels of labour fungibility) so they binge on sex and alcohol and escapism to deal with the frustration.
>>2174956Yeah, it's generalising a lot, but stereotypes don't really come out of nowhere.There's definitely a lot of status / money grubbing, but I wouldn't say that's a Japanese thing entirely. A lot of Asian countries have a very superficial view on relationships / partners when it comes to money and shit like that.I will say in that regard though, that it's kinda expected in a society where they strive so hard to reach those positions, educations, jobs and stuff like that.I haven't read into the cheating bit myself since I'm appalled by it, but their society is apparently very notorious for cheating a lot without much care.All that being said, "just" avoid people like that. It's pretty easy to spot people who are like that or at least recognise that behavior quickly so you can move on. There's lots of normal and great people there. Don't waste your time with money grubbers and gaijin hunters and shit like that.No society is perfect, and as many amazing things Japan and it's people have to offer, they sure also have a ton of negative aspects too which they don't question because "it's just the way it is" even if it's appalling.
>>2174953I can't say I've gone all over the world and fucked all kinds of girls, but I don't understand the mindset of these creepy ass sex tourists who go to somewhere like Thailand and fuck some 3/10 girl who looks like a monkey.I'd much rather go to Japan, pay the 90k yen fee and fuck some 9/10 girl at Don Juan. I'm sure for the same amount of money I could go to Thailand and fuck 100 girls, but they all look like fucking donkeys.Also don't fucking go to Europe for sex tourism. It's stupidly expensive and the girls are either ugly skanks, or sex trafficked from some eastern European country and I can't really condone that shit (and if you fall for this trap once you're done you'll be greeted by 8 Romanian dudes waiting to beat you to death unless you empty your bank account into their pockets).>>2174956Speaking as someone who is moderately wealthy I'm just gonna say women everywhere are money grubbing fuckers.I quickly had to learn to avoid showing or mentioning I had money to anyone because the moment you do their entire attitude towards you changes. Like being super nice to me means I'm going to give you any fucking money.Speaking from my experience, Japanese women are no more or less money grubbers than western women. Though I have never tried to marry one so many they have different expectations for marriage (I hear from a very reliable source you can straight up marry any woman in Japan by giving her a Lexus).
Traveling across the world the so you can pay dumb amounts of money to fuck hookers.Fucking pathetic human beings.
>>2174978Still cheaper than dating someone.Besides, I don't travel to fuck hookers. I travel then happen to fuck hookers while I'm there.
>some degenerate coomer start talking about sex>comfy thread turns slowly but surely into dogshitCan the coomers please kill themselves? Its so tiresome when every single Asia related thread on trv get ruin by some perverse faggots. The absolute state of this board
>>2174842what's been your experience with Japan unis?
>>2174995Hate to break it to you, but people have sex. It's a part of life and a lot of people enjoy it.It's no different than going to Japan to say... Eat Japanese food. It's not vital you do this, you're doing it because you want to and it's something you'll enjoy. Gluttony, much like lust is one of the seven deadly sins. If you're off to Japan to experience Japanese food you're also a degenerate.I'm guessing you're either American or raised in a country that has a large Christian influence and you've been taught that sex is a naughty thing. It's not. Get over it.
>>2174999This justification lol. Pathetic.
>>2173975Same thing in Scotland nowhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-60042339The kike narrative is slowly shifting to "restrictions bad" as wellhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/pfizer-ceo-virus-will-be-here-for-years-but-this-may-be-last-wave-with-restrictions/Japan always lags behind with everything though, so I wouldn't get too optimistic regardless
>>2173837didn't they have like one confirmed omicron death? actually absurd that the country is as locked down as it is, but I also heard the official protocol is still for everyone with positive tests to quarantine at a hospital. They're literally still treating it like early 2020 when we knew nothing about the virus
>>2175018Japans political system only cares about what their citizens perception is. The issue is the Japanese people go off what the government says, so they feed themselves into a loop. Japanese are not impacted for the most part since there is only a tourist travel closure (business related stuff still happens). Domestically they can do whatever. The Japanese government will open the county when the majority of other countries open up, then the Japanese people will be "if the government thinks it is the time, I am okay with that".The "End of February omicron thing" won't actually be the end and it will extend to June. Then If other countries do not change it will extend again.
>>2175077Yeah, I don't think the end of February sounds plausible at all given how they've been throughout the whole pandemic.Mid summer is maybe even optimistic for tourists. Early fall is more likely unless they have a change of heart/minds before.Like I said, in Denmark where I'm from, we're almost having daily records of new infected because of Omicron, but the hospitalisation rates are going down and there's only a small handful in intensive care.Our government and experts are saying something about they expect around half of our population to have caught covid by early spring here and something something herd immunity something something.
>>2174999Just check out the Vietnam General thread >>2164173>its normal
>>2174713Tokyo u has a language center with courses especially for international students and researchers to learn japaneseKyoto u also seems to have some bjt judging from their descriptionfar more limkted if you aren't a mext student
>>2174842English courses are if you don't want a meme degree is what I should've said.Then again some of those programs sounds decently interesting.
>>2174978Put it this way,I'm not having sex under any circumstances without paying for it (some people are just unfuckable, due to mental illness or whatever [autism in my case] and no amount of social experience or dating will ever connect me with someone or make me a viable partner). And I'm never having kids because of that, so no point saving for a house or anything.What should I be spending my money on? Saving towards retirement, when I'll be just as alone except now also too old? No really, I'm genuinely asking this. I just figure, while I can still get an erection I might as well get some fuck on.
>>2175133>No really, I'm genuinely asking thisNo you're not, you're set in your ways from all the justification and they're pathetic lol
>>2175135 Just to clarify, I'm a virgin.If you're talking about the sex tourism thing, that's a whole new experience to me. On top of which, man, I don't even like alcohol- even odds I enjoy porking my first foreign escort, or (probably more likely) I can't get an erection/cum and start tearing-up because it's just another basic adult milestone I'm not capable of reaching like a normal person.
>>2174977You know you can pay a couple 100 dollars and find a literal 9/10 woman in bangkok right? Better looking than anything you will find in japan unless you pay around half a million yen for it. For 100k yen you’ll get a 5/10 whore with a weird face in japan too. The average japanese whore is not good looking. The very good looking ones cost at least half a million yen and are private.Just cause most people pay ugly monkeys for 10$ in Thailand doesnt mean its the only option there lol. You can get world class for way lower prices there.
>>2175181I need you to show us what you consider to be a 9/10 Thai woman.Not to be derogatory or derisive but I think the old adage, "there's no accounting for taste" applies here- and that's my loss to be honest, but the Thai women I've seen I just do not find attractive.
People in this thread pay for sex instead of being paid for sex. You do not even need a 10 inch cock, you can be between 5.8-8inches. Just be able to cum multiple times and have some charisma.
kind of a weird question but im really curious. im hopefully going to japan as soon as it reopens and i've seen a lot of very high rise buildings being constructed in recent videos.what are the laws and general attitudes towards rooftopping (getting onto roofs of tall buildings). e.g. in london it's completely legal as long as you leave when asked, in new york nobody really gives a shit even though it's technically illegal. what will happen in tokyo?
>>2175193>have some charismaAutism is the antithesis of charisma.
>>2175220There are "parks" on top of some, but I doubt you can just go into any business and ask to go to the roof.
Anyone here ever done a working holiday in Japan? Sounds like an interesting opportunity but I'll need to do it before turning 31 (29 in March),
>>2175227nah but like sneaking on to the roof, especially in construction sites. it's really easy a lot of the time especially if you have something like a proxmark to clone rfid badges some sites use nowadays
>>2175230It sounds like you are going to do it if it is illegal anyways.
>>2175231yeah but im curious what will happen when someone inevitably comes up. what will the approach be. 100% someone on this thread has done this before
>>2175230>>2175232If the popos are going to get involved, they could count an RFID cloner as a lockpick. And that's gonna get you raped since lockpicks are very illegal in nippon.t. had to ditch my EDC picks before departure
>>2175232never being able to step in Japan again, and being detained.
>>2175234> could count an RFID cloner as a lockpickfunny, i've had that threat made against me here in London, what if i just forego the tools and hop the fence with nothing but a dslr around my neck?>>2175235really? that harsh?
>>2172872Fuck off they're full.
>>2175236> what if i just forego the tools and hop the fence with nothing but a dslr around my neck?You're a shady gaijin in a place you aren't supposed to be, and cops could detain you for an indefinite amount of time without any kind of court order. Go figure.
>>2175236Yes, most crimes are strict in Japan. Japan operates on guilty until proven innocent. Then they have over a 90% conviction rate. Since you are a foreigner, you would probably just get deported.
>>2175241looked it up and the punishment for climbing rainbow bridge is only 10 days in jail and a small fine so it's not that bad if being caught on a construction site or abandoned building is similar. also seems police aren't hostile at all which is nice (hong kong security literally beat me once lol)>>2175242punishments seem relatively lenient though
>>2175220People will definitely call the police if they see someone let alone a gaijin doing that, legal or not. Japanese call the police any time they see someone do something slightly unusual
>>2175245I love Tokyo police. Unlike western police they are attentive, personable and helpful, but if you screw around like say, try to steal fro a shop they will waste no time hauling you in a back room and bust your ass in the most efficient way possible.
>>2175252so don't do brazen stuff and if construction site, then do it at night. got it. snitch culture sucks desu, we're starting to see that grow in the uk.>>2175260shoplifting is cringe anyway, i support those mfs being beaten down
>>2174432And nobody will ever touch you...
>>2175141Who the fuck cares, it's a whore.. she don't want your dick or cum, all she wants is money. Just buy good boner supplements and go at it, and don't tell me you have tried good supplements because you haven't.. there's actual magic out there. The people arguing with you about "paying for sex is bad" are virgins themselves that are too scared to try it, there's no reason trying to debate them on the subject
>>2175220There are a lot of rooftops you can get onto that you technically shouldn't, but people usually keep those spots to themselves otherwise the spots get blown up and someone finds out and locks the doors.
>>2175228I hope you can make it Anon. I was granted a work holiday visa right before I turned 30, but some shit happened in my life so I couldn't make use of it and I regret it dearly.If they open up in time for you to go, then please don't hesitate like I did.
>>2175310What those people generally say and whether they're virgins too or not, I don't really care- that dude in particular professed to have some understanding of a greater calling for people like me though, so despite him articulating his post like a troll I gave him the benefit of the doubt and replied sincerely to offer an opportunity for him to weigh in (and was totally ignored).But you're right. And even if you weren't, nothing here matters except what I think and want to do: so to hell with it, I'm going to pencil-in a holiday in Japan for next year as a 31st birthday present to myself. I'm going to sit in an onsen, climb Mt Fuji, ride the shinkansen, and find a cute whore to fuck. Hell, I might hit up the gym between now and then since I have lost a lot of weight recently; if get a tan, learn some pidgin nihongo and download Tinder fuck knows what happens- I might not even have to pay for the privilege.
Anyone check out the latest Abroad in Japan where he stayed at a $16000 a night suite? That view of Tokyo was amazing. I wonder what kind of working girl I could get with a suite like that. Ahhhh
>>2175141stop watching pornstop masturbatingHow the fuck do zoomers already have ED? I'm 40 and coom with my Thai escorts 3 times in an hour
Only pathetic weebs and autists who can't get boners talking about nothing but hookers.No wonder Japanese hate gaijins when it's guys like you they have running around.Stay classy fags
>>2173078Fuji Q Highland
>>2175234>my EDC picksWhat the fuck do you EDC picks for, you dumb nigger
>>2175008Not to mention Japanese want the winter Olympics in China to be cancelled so they are fearmongering as hard as they can.
>>2175463Opening locks, what else? Saved my ass a couple of times when people thought that they're the last to leave.
>>2175008>Japan always lags behind with everything though, so I wouldn't get too optimistic regardlessUgh. I'm sitting on 4 weeks of PTO that I don't get paid out if I quit so I keep praying they'll open up by Summer so I can take a 3ish week trip, but I doubt things will work out that conveniently. I wouldn't even mind a quarantine since I work remote anyways, I just want to take a longer visit at some point and this seems like my best chance as a burger to do it while I am still in my 20's
>>2175549speak about being either extremely unlucky or just mentally ill
>>2175181>9/10 ThaiYou either have shit taste or have gaijin eye or both, because most Thai women are just fucking ugly as hell, especially the ones working in prostitution. I'm in full agreeance with >>2174977 regarding paying more for Japanese girls because of their looks than cheap whores in Thailand. If you actually like Thai facial features, then I guess you're in luck, because you don't have to spend much. But if you mainly like East Asian features, and particularly Japanese features, then you can't really settle for less. Hong Kong wasn't bad when I was there, and it overall was cheaper than Japan and South Korea, although I think a lot of those girls are (trafficked) from mainland China. There were also some Eastern European and maybe a few SEA or Japanese girls in those big buildings that house prostitutes like the infamous Fuji building. I didn't try the more private escorts in Hong Kong, and those are probably just as pricey as Japan. The setup in those buildings and having to knock on all those locked doors and going up and down the stairs was a huge hassle, though. The setup at Tobita Shinchi in Osaka and being able to see all the girls with ease is my ideal setup.
>>2175181Last time I was in Japan I fucked this girl. Not gonna lie, this photo is edited, but the real thing didn't look too different. More petite and her skin wasn't as perfect as in this picture. But it cost me 85k yen.If I am paying for sex, I'm not going to settle for anything less than this. And honestly, Thailand doesn't have girls that look this good from what I have seen.
>>2175228Done it in Korea Ended up just sitting on my ass for 10months while slowly improving my Korean, found a 19 year old gf and banged her for half a year but she cheated on me so I dropped and just came home early.If you want to spend a year just chilling out I can recommend it, but if you're out of work half way through you'll have trouble signing a long term contract for anything legit professional. So your options are usually just bar work or a hostel or something.Treat it as a year long holiday nothing else
>>217556885k yen to fuck some hooker? Fucking waste of money
>>2175568Looks like shit even with filters I feel bad for you anons that have to pay for sex
>>2175583Nah she looks very good. 85k is very steep though. But yeah that‘s the reality of prostitution prices in Japan
>>2175582I mean, it's expensive but I've got more than enough spare money so it doesn't bother me. If you don't have the money then obviously don't do dumb shit like this.>>2175583Now show me those Thailand hookers you're so proud of. I tried googling for some but picture related is all I could find.
>>2175586I'm not the anon that said you should go to ThailandI'm the anon that got cucked on a working holiday
>>2175582Stop calling it a waste of money when he's willing to spend it on that, it's a waste for you not him
>>2175582Japs are generally willing to do stuff that costs extra in other countries i.e. gfe, dfk, BB everything. And for 85k he probably paid for an hour of that service. Top Jap escorts that command that price is nearly JAV/gravure-tier or even proper Yamato nadeshiko unlike the average fucked-up face hanako you see in the general populace
>>2175647and again this is in a first world country where the taxis worship the ground you walk on and where everything is clean and nice. You pay a premium but Japan is a premium country.
>>2175647It was 2 hours actually. Not gonna lie though, I sure as shit didn't last that long but that is the major downside of being a gaijin using hookers in Japan. There is always a gaijin tax and often you got to pay for the longer courses, which are 90-120 minutes.But I consider it money well spent. Picture related is what a "top" tier hooker in the town I live in looks like to put things into perspective, and an hour with her would cost the equivalent of 32k yen.
>>2175626It is a waste of money and it's pathetic as fuck too.This thread is fucking shit with these autistic weebs with nothing but hookers who are really disgusted by them on their minds.
>>2175181I'm sorry man but all the living things I see posted on those Thai threads are just insanely ugly. You people are all "based" "11/10" "creampie" but you gotta understand tastes are subjective, and yours are certainly... special.
How are people so insecure over how others spend their money? Food, Hotels, Hookers, etc. Not everyone wants to be a minimalist never-bathes backpacker who brings one set of clothes. Not everyone is going to be a spend 200+ a night in some meme four seasons hotel then gets a jap hooker for 100 dollars a hour. Realize the difference people have and move on, instead of having an autism post fest over it.I am not vaxxed btw, and JAL and ANA canceled flights over 5g towers.
>>2175579Did she cheat on you with another foreigner? How did you find her?
>>2175568I wouldn't visit a sex worker anywhere else in the world, but I tend to visit a brothel each time I am in Japan, never regretted it so far.My best encounter was pic related, a 19 years old student, paid 75k+10k gaijin tax for 110 mins. She freshly started working at a store which doesn't allow gaijins so I chatted her up months before my trip, and she asked the manager to sneak me in. They gave me a lift from my nearest station, let me in when they made sure no other guests could see me, and made me wait in a secondary waiting room. She was tall skinnyfat with huge marshmallow-like boobas, the only flaws that I could see were her acne and the fact that her hair was too dry, I would rate her looks 8/10. If she had more money for proper skin and hair care she could be even more pretty. Because we were writing so long I asked her if she was okay with anal. She was reluctant at first, but I managed to convince her to give me her anal virginity.We exchanged line and talk from time to time, would be nice to see her again, but she stopped working in the sex industry after a year to save up for her tuition.
>>2175733Yea, she gave me genital warts too so she must have been fucking around with a few guys.
>>2175228Yuuup, spent the first 8 months drinking, exploring, and following my dick across the country. A lot of it is a blur desu because i was drinking all day and night, but had some top experiences. Shit was dope. Then I met my gf, and settled down to work in a cafe for the rest of my 18 months. Would recommend.
>>2175384oh i usually just go starting with the tallest buildings and work my way down trying my luck at all of them. im sure there are some set ones but idk i've never followed protocol (and doing that has gotten me on a lot of buildings deemed 'impossible' both in ny and here in london
>>2175442I looked it up and it's "only" 6k a night in April. The suite just below it (slightly smaller) is even more affordable at just 1.5k a night which I feel like a lot of people can justify for a couple nights.
>>2175568For $750 you can have actual models in Thailand.Try looking at some high-end escort sites in Bangkok. $400 for two hours with absolute goddesses.
>>2175442>the latest Abroad in Japan where he stayed at a $16000 a night suiteIt was $12000 you fucking goldfish-memory-having thirdworld NIGGER
>>2175829yeah but then you have to be in bangkok
>>2175803>i've never followed protocolWhat's the protocol for getting onto buildings?
Does having a relative in Japan net me any benefits when it comes to living there? My cousin recently married a Japanese woman and they own a house there.
>>2175931>Are there any benefits to having relatives living where I want to go?Do you really have to ask?...If you're thinking in terms of yourself having a better chance at getting granted long term visas, then I doubt they'll look at anything other than yourself. Or maybe even see it in a negative way because "Oh he's got family here, that probably means he wants to stay here now...." who knows, they're fucking weird in terms of "we want people to come to help with work because of our rapidly aging population" and "stay the fuck away!", just pick a stance already you know?
>>2175931Of course not, lmao.
>>2175565I know your a weeb who feels above thailand despite being a degenerate simply because you think you can tell chinese and Japanese people apart. You cant. Just style.A 9/10 is beautiful no matter where they are from. And plenty of the best looking thais generally have east asian features. You can get passed the ugly monkey for 10$ looks because you are ignorant and have a weeb fetish. Nobody wants to fuck those 10$ sea whores other than weirdos. You’ll get the same tier of ugly nip for $400 in Tokyo, you just cant tell.Top tier escorts in bangkok only, and leas than half what you’ll pay in Japan for a top tier escort(like 1-2million yen). Almost identical in looks.Obviously there are some racial differences even if the most beautiful thai women skew towards east asian looks, but you cannot defend yourself from being considered a Japan obsessed faggot if you are arguing paying 2 million for a top tier nip is “worth it” over 300,000 yen or less for a top tier 9/10 world class looking whore in thailand.I dont like nig nog women but at those prices id even rather screw a 10/10 nigger than pay that simpy weeb proce for a nip
>>2175944These retards will actually waste countless time and who knows how much money trying to get into jap only brothels, attempting to bribe, being scammed, getting ripped off and given the old switcharoo with a 40 year old hag that normally works from the street. Just because they watch censored porn 7 times a week.
>>2175944Yes I'm a weeb and no I'm not going to apologize for it. I also happen to have more money than I can spend. I'm still not going to Thailand and I'm still not going to fuck some ape. Simple as.Are you some kind of Thailand pimp or something because man you seem awfully insistent on getting people to go to Thailand.
entire thread destroyed by retarded coomer discussions we‘ve had 1000 times already
ITT: larping and sex-obsessed retardsNice thread about Japan, pieces of shit.
Feels like every japan general has been destroyed lately
>>2175958No investment in it. I just dislike weebs who always look down on degenerates who pay whores real value in thailand instead of being scammed in Japn. I live here in Japan and know so many people who came here to fuck around, nasty STD ridden dweebs hitting whores or ugly chicks on apps and every time i tell them to hit up thailand if its their thing when they inevitably complain about cash they get mega offended as if they are above that.I mean honestly maybe its harder to explain a stay in Thailand as a male kn your own to senpai back home? Fair. Dont tell them then.You get just as ugly old Japanese women or ugly ass younger ones equal to the 10-50$ thai hookers, you weebs just cant tell or judge them properly, and pay hundreds of dollars instead. Its cringe to shit on losers doing it in thailand, at least they have pride not to get scammed.Anyway this is just my opinion. Believe it or not i dont engage in whoring, just lived in japan long enough to know about it and taken enough trips and vacations to thailand to see
>>2175837Are you seriously this fucked in the head?
>>2174980> Still cheaper than dating someone.I feel sad for those who pay a fare. A fee? Word to the G.I can't imagine it, but hey, if paying for a ho is the only way you can get laid, it is what it is.
>>2175803>a lot of buildings deemed 'impossible' both in ny and here in londonYou would enjoy "Beno Lifts". This reminds me, I really need to acquire a set of elevator fire service keys. You can go to all sorts of forbidden floors that way.
>>2175750Damn, was the sex good at least? Do you have a pic of her?
>>2175852in every city there are like set buildings to get onto that you know are basically always unlocked, have no alarms, etc and the 'protocol' is just to go onto those buildings and ignore the rest. like in london the strata tower for example was seen as 'impossible', same with 22 bishopsgate but i've been at the top of both.a guy i know actually base jumped from the strata tower.>>2176050>Beno Liftsoh i know of him. i actually personally know and have done climbs with another pretty big london rooftop youtuber. and yeah, the service keys are great but honestly just learn to pick and keep a set of cheap picks on you (including tubular ones). if you're about to be caught toss them somewhere.
>>2176024I want to fuck Japanese women.
>>2176014The covid shit made other boards (especially /pol/) flock here to troll, literally 95% of everything you read is just larpers from other boards. You can filter certain words if you want though, so there's that.. mods won't do shit to fix the shitposting
>>2176127Well it is not like the majority of us will be able to go to Japan anytime soon. It is pretty frustrating.
when the world needed Zone-sama the most....the vanished
>>2176127>>2176173these are my filters from over a year ago. makes the thread bearablealso it would help if all of us posted photos of japan (whether our own or from online) and discussed our non-sexual plans like some other anons have tried to do
and I will practice what I preach by posting a photo of japan and discussing my planthis was in nikko in the late afternoon, I got food poisoning from a conbini katsudon here.next time I go here I would like to visit the plains area
>>2176197>I got food poisoning from a conbini katsudon hereKek, also got food poisoning with my best friend when we visited in 2018. The few restaurants were overcrowded and refused people, so we ended up in a family restaurant. Bad idea.The temples, emperor's house and nature were beautiful, though.
>>2176050>>2176094man what the fuck is this underage shiti'm really surprised people find that much interest in fucking elevator shafts and i say this as a trainfag
>>2176212>mfw there was a cutout of an anime girl next to that bridge when I went so had to take a tricky shotyeah the buddha statues were nice to look at and also they were refurbishing one of the temple sections so you could see their traditional working methodssaw a shinto marriage ceremony too>>2176218can't remember now but there must have been good reason to do so
>>2176197My friends got food poisoning from chicken sashima. Advice to everyone: If you really want to consume raw chicken, do it at a restaurant that specializes chicken sashima, and not a restaurant that sells chicken sashima on the side.
>>2176243The temple was almost renovated when we went. We saw two artists restoring the walls paintings inside. >>2176254Why the fuck would you willingly want to eat raw chicken?If there's one thing you mustn't eat raw, it's chicken.
>tfw I will always remember the exact dates I went to Japan because I left the day the KyoAni fire happenedI remember following /a/ and the news in Taiwan and back in Australia when it happened, was not a nice way to finish up my trip.
>>2176270How is raw chicken worse than raw fish? Honest question, I've gotten sick from cooked fish before and I consider it the riskiest food to have raw, yet I've never had a problem with fish sashimi
>>2176254Are japs this fucking retarded they think Chinese can't read traditional characters?It's like writing two sentences of the same shit with US and UK English
>>2176270oh nice! do you have any photos of the paintings?
>>2176278Mainly those bacterias : Campylobacter, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, who will fuck you up good.In my country, it's the number one thing you don't eat raw, you don't even give it to animals.>>2176291Unfortunately no, there was a "no pictures please" while they were working.Here's one from the emperor's house.
>>2176282pretty based to assume mainlanders are all illiterate and retarded though desu
>>2176278Meat from fish for example contains fewer pathogens (bacteria and shit) that can actually infect humans. Raw fish is not even REMOTELY as dangerous to eat as raw chicken, that's just something you have concluded in your own brain because you got sick once. I can't remember the exact reason, but eating raw chicken in Japan is less risky because its bred differently for their specific dishes.. but even then it's considered more risky than raw fish or beef, and Japan's own minister of health issued a warning for restaurants to still cook the chicken enough to kill bacteria or for people to at least eat it less often
>>2176282>Are japs this fucking retarded they think Chinese can't read traditional characters?Many Chinese think that everything in foreign lands should be in Chinese to suit their needs. I am not even memeing it's just a fact.T. Chinese, know many mainlanders.
>>2176278>>2176298Unless the fish has been mishandled during preparation, your chance of getting bacterial infection is actually fairly low. Your main health concern is weird parasites growing in your intestine or muscle fiber.Whereas chickens, due to the absolutely filthy way they are raised, it is impossible for the slaughterhouse to not have the meat come in contact with something (skin, shit, etc.), and you can't expect disinfection to work 100% all the time. I don't know if chicken farm in Japan is any different though.Back to the story, one of my friends was in a hospital for about 7 days and returned to an US hospital for further treatment.
>>2176270shinto weddings look fun>>2172872>https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220120/p2a/00m/0na/002000cLooks like they're sticking to the autistic decision to curb infections instead of hospitalizations. They literally won't open their doors to tourists until a vaccine that can prevent infections is introduced.Meanwhile the rest of the civilized world is accepting that COVID is endemic. Wonder how many years it'll take Japan to accept that reality as well
>>2176282Are the Chinese so retarded they can't read Japanese?
Anyone here been to Shikoku or done it's pilgrimage? I've been wanting to go for a while now and I'm wondering if you guys have any advice for the place.
>>2176475Been twice, went to Tokushima prefecture and Kochi prefecture, didn‘t do the pilgrimageWhat do you want to know?
>>2176386It's two different languages you retard.
>>2176291Not that Anon, but this was on the ceiling of one of the gates to the temple
Any visit to nipponland that doesn't include a trip to Nikko is a missed opportunity
>>2174876>I highly doubt that they will ever open up again.I'm honestly in awe at the fact somebody could be both this retarded and self assured
>>2176270>these are the tourists calling you incellmfao
>>2175260I always hear foreigners complaining about being carded all the time but I'm a tall bearded slightly tan white dude and I've yet to be stopped once in 2+ years in TokyoI've actually asked policemen help a few times when I was new and they've always been nothing but polite, going above and beyond what was asked of themthe meme of Japanese people just being fake nice is so wrong in my experience
>>2175260> but if you screw around like say, try to steal fro a shop keep your ghetto trash out of Japan
>>2176524Are you American?If not, that may be why.
>>2176524>and they've always been nothing but politeThis, just try not to be obnoxious. Every time I asked for directions, I always, after thanking them, said "sumimasen, watashi wa baka gaijin". Got a lot of laughs out of that
>>2175568do you have some websites to recommend?I'm done waiting for my autistic ass to magically be able or be lucky enough to find itsel a girlfriend when I'm steps away from wizard, so I might as well do it like thisused tinder a bit and there's a lot of girls putting their twitter/line and when you message them there they give you the whole explanation. the ones I've seen average around 25k, but they all have very similar and kinda shady explanations so it's probably a scam or worsehence I might go for a website or an establishment, leaning on the first because of the flexibilityalthough I'm not wealthy, so 30k max all included is my limitan anon on gif recommended global141, there seem to be a few girls there, but no reviewsI'm just done with it, lately had one girl that seemed like it was possibly shaping into a relationship, and then got cucked while I was away from the country on winter break (strong quotes on cucked)if this is how I'm ever getting sex then so be it, but I'm anheroing myself before I become a 30yo virgin
>>2176527I'm not, although one person who complains about it a lot isn't either, and they're white passingalthough they are also the type who gives no fucks about rules, not paying any taxes or health insurance, is all fuck you authority and then complains about discriminationSo yeah I guess it's just them and the people complaining online are similar lmao>>2176534I guess you're rightI'm always polite and quiet, sometimes overly soalthough I've never whipped out the baka gaijin, that must have been funny for them lol
>>2174862>>2174864>>2175829I've seen the "women" people in the Thai threads fuck and they look disgusting. May as well stay home and fuck girls at the local bar. Some people here have standards.
>>2176282>>2176254oddly enough the last character for both is 台 which is the simplified version of 臺 so I really have no idea what the Japanese person was thinking when he wrote this. Maybe he really is retarded.
>>2176298>>2176512arigathanks, those are nice>>2176516I agree
I’m officially moving to Japan next month. It’s pretty dope but I’m going to be stuck in a hotel for two weeks quarantining. Which dating apps are the Japanese roasties on?
>>2176828How? Nobody's allowed in
>>2175582I'd tend to agree paying for hookers is retarded but if you make a fuckload of cash then it's not a big dealI make enough to buy her within 2 maybe 3 days
>>2176856Even if you make a fuckload of cash it's still a fucking waste of money getting hookers. This fucking thread man, no wonder they love having no gaijins for two years
>>2176828how did you enter? I will tell you a good site for meeting milfs if you can elaborate
>>2176841>>2176878SOFA visa bros. We’re allowed in and there’s tons of jobs online if you want to apply. Visas are 3 year and 5 year for civilian jobs. Its a long process but honestly its worth it. So about that site?
>>2176888So you're in the army and going to a base?
>>2176896No I’m not in the military, I’m a civilian and moving for a job I applied for as I hinted at in my post. Please don’t respond to me if it’s not about roasties or milfs since your comprehension is low
>>2176888You need to know Japanese or be willing to fake it but Jmail and PCMax are how milfs cheat on their husbands iirc. Anons here say Bumble is good toounrelated but there's a muscle girl cafe/bar called MuscleGirl88 that I will definitely be visiting when tourism opens in 203X
>>2176905>JmailI think it goes by mintJ now but there were decent threads on tokyo adult forums. Also make sure you have a Line account
>>2176905Ty bro much appreciated. I’ve seen the muscle girls bars and am intrigued. I’m planning on hitting up some foreigner bars and stuff since I don’t know Japanese to look for some gaijin hunters too. It seems like it’s pretty normal for wives to cheat on their husbands I just don’t want to fight salarymen if they find out. I heard there’s tons of lonely older single women too,I wonder how they age tho. It seems like mostly the girls are skinny fat and don’t work out so that combined with being older sounds rough. The JULIA type milfs seem as rare as shooting stars
>>2176911unlikely a fight occurs, Japan is a civilized country so all cheating happens in designated cheating locations aka love hotelsI know this guy is cringe but honestly I want to wfh in a love hotel nowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E_kK2VXuWI
another word to add to my filter
>>2176918I didn’t know love hotels were this comfy. I want to order food and chill in a jacuzzi now.
>>2174999nice trips but:>It's no different than going to Japan to say... Eat Japanese food. It's not vital you do thisyou will die if you dont eat so yeah its pretty vital
>>2175193so if bbc porn is a thing in america...you're telling me i can be a male pornstar in japan?
>>2176903I'm not familiar with sofa visas, I thought it was only for service people and stuff like that in America?Either way, I don't know any of those dating sites, but I hope you have a great time moving there anon, It's a great opportunity you have that many people are jelly over.
is the trv jp discord still active? there's an anon I met in tokyo a few years back that I still need to pay back
>>2176516I'm definitely going there on my next trip, it looks lovely
can I be honest? can I be sincere on this ironic thread on this ironic site?nothing in tokyo, kyoto, osaka, ever topped the experience of the random convenience store in the middle of a stretch of rice paddy fields, the rural supermarket 20m from the beach with bento discounted at 9pm, the dilapidated abandoned businesses in an almost ghost-town in gunma. the granny on her scooter on an otherwise empty street muttering a 'tch' as she sees a pale fuckin ghost scootering through a neglected fishing town in hokkaido.if you want to enjoy jp on the cheap and at your own pace just rent a bike/scooter/van and drive until your tourist visa runs out. maybe you'll meet an old italian man doing the same thing at a convenience store in hakodate. or a homeless dude on a beach from kagoshima tryin to get away from whatever the fuck he's tryin to get away from. or a dad on a golf course outside chitose just whilin away his weekend.what I mean is, japan is everywhere in japan. I never went to an akb cafe but I pissed on a shrine on a mountain in gunma and it was as good as seeing those maids in akiba. don't be so discerning, just go
>>2177130Fucking this. Love me some hanging out in cities, but my best memories are all out in the countryside. I ate at a restaurant owned by an elderly couple in what I assume was literally just their living room. Gave me a free bottle of sake as a gift. Or the time I met an old man doing the same hike I was doing, so we walked together for a bit and he showed me his sketchbook with waterpaint landscapes from surrounding areas.
Hey anons, how much do you think a guy would have to save to live in Japan (various cities, suggest if you want) for 6 months? I would assume around £10000 but I'm not sure. Assuming post covid.Pic not related
>>2177254for 6 months?doubt thatd even last you 3 months, maybe if you live really frugally, but for 6 months id definitely suggest saving up some more
>>2177130I appreciate you sharing this anon, I definitely agree. Hanging out in the sticks down by Hiroshima and playing darts in the small-town retired bosuzoku bar was the most fun I had when I was there. The culture really is everywhere and the real beauty is to just do your best to go with it.
>>2177269Thanks for the response anon
>>2177030USA has military bases all over the world including three big ones really close to Tokyo and others scattered throughout Japan. On each base there are military members, contractors, and USA civilians. So, outside of joining the military, you can also apply for jobs to work directly for the USA government ie. as a federal employee or indirectly by applying for a job at a private company that has a contract to provide services to a military base. In each of these three cases, you can move to Japan right now through a sofa visa. If you’re unfamiliar with how a base operates, think of it as a small community. There are grocery store workers, gas station employees, maintenance people, people who cut the grass, all the way up to computer engineers, financial analysts, and obviously military specific type jobs. I’m surprised by how many people have no clue about this and become English teachers especially since they are always complaining about having a meme job and being made fun of by the locals kek. Thanks for the well wishes anon it’s been a dream of mine for a long time that I thought would never come true.
>>2174876>They dont need tourismAre you really that stupid?Foreign tourists spend billions of dollars a year in japan.https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/254388b757fa-foreign-tourists-spend-record-48-tril-yen-in-japan-in-2019.html
>>2177130Quality post anon. it reminds me of a quote I read recently about how the little things in life really being the big things. I know it’s tumblr tier but it really made me think. It takes an adventurous spirit and a bit of risk which seems to get lost by overplanning your vacation. when you only get 10 vacation days a year and have been saving for an eternity to make it to Japan I understand why people would rather stick to the beaten path. Thanks for the food for thought
>>2172872I really want to go here but I'm not vaccinated and they're closed anyways :(All I really want to do this is soak up the culture, walk around aimlessly, try new foods, and make a fool of myself trying to figure shit out. I don't want to wait too long! Damn you covid regulations! You have ruined travel
>>2176903If you're still here, mind sharing details about getting that job? Are you a veteran or otherwise able to claim preference for the job? What grade and job series is it?DoD civilian jobs in Japan have a reputation as being some kind of elite gig for disabled veterans, military spouses, and people who know someone and get a job listing built just for them.
>>2177130I get what you are saying about spontaneous events, but spontaneous things can also happen in urban area.Eating in a busy yakitori restaurant's basement in night time Shinjuku and have random Japanese salary bros next table join us and ended up drinking and loudly cheering together.Or going to a family restaurant alone (recommended by the hotel staff), and only to realize you've never seen, let alone cooked, Okonomiyaki before, and have the girl waitress giggling as she tries to teach you how to turn the raw ingredients in front of you into delicious food, and you profusely thank her in broken Japanese.Talking to a random grade 1 JS on her first day to school while you struggle to pull your luggage to a train station together is definitely interesting. I regret not giving her a flag pin of my home country before she enters the school gate.Winning a gatcha game with a single 100 yen, after watching a young couple tried to get the prize only to give up when they were very close, and have them cheered as I handed the prize to them and motioned for a 100 yen coin, eliciting more cheers and clapping.Or going to an onsen town, and took the cable car to the very top of the local hill, then decided to run full speed down the mountain stairs, and at the bottom told the young Japanese mother with her baby that it is A Bad Idea for them start the trek up the slippery staircase.I too did most of the usual big tourist attractions. But I think it is the little things in my various trips that would last me a life time.
>>2177442I’ve been applying for fed jobs in Japan off and on for probably 5 years. I didn’t get invited for a single interview until early 2021. I suspect that covid has made it quite easy to get an interview since most people especially with kids don’t want to move with all the restrictions. I don’t want to dox myself but my series is fairly common and only requires a college degree, they don’t care about the major. The average business student could easily do my job. Most of the jobs are in the gs11 or gs12 range which I fall in. I’m not a veteran and don’t have any special hiring preference designations. I’m literally just a regular guy with middle of the road experience. I got an email about an interview, did a 30 minute phone interview a week later, and got the job. It was actually surprising how easy it was. Even the interview was just standard interview questions you find on page 1 on google. I’ve heard that these jobs are hard to get because they just hire their friends and spouses which I think is true, but maybe covId has changed that. I also heard that a lot of people that get hired bail at the last minute, turn down the job, or leave after 6 months because they get homesick so the turnover is high. You sound like you might already be a fed employee so you probably already know how the system works but if you want over there I would apply because if I got a job over there I bet you can too.
>>2177126Make sure to pick a hotel in Nikko at least for one night, there is absolutely no way to see all the shrines in a day
>>2177425>Suprised how many people have no clue about thisI'm not American and I have no clue about what types of visas you can get for working with bases. Wow, who would have thought a non american didn't know about us specific visa shit.
>>2173806Everyone can be Japanese, bigot.
Posting some nostalgia
>go see the museum of science in Ueno to pay my respects to Hachiko>there's a crowd taking pics of an old train at the entrance, making a little bit of a ruckus>all the japs are taking pics of two cats chilling in the sun>pic related
I found pic related on a closed side path in Aokigahara, a local nip volunteer posted it on YThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaDp4gJ52LQ
Last one, lets all pray that Japan opens it's borders again before we die of old age.
>>2177499I like it a lot out there, but I don't want to be Japanese even if I could.
>>2177545I will have committed suicide before they open anyway, but thanks for the photos and memories.
>>2177545>Japan nighttime photographyHhnnngghhThanks for the pics anon
>Shibuya will be permanently under construction until fucking 2027man it will be so nice when it's finished but holy fuck it's taking ages
Fuck you all for making me dig up my old external hard drive and reminisce about my trip to Kyoto
>>2177653Pontocho Alley, if memory serves
>>2177659Naturally followed by Higashi Honganji
>>2177661Another obligatory shot
>>2177662Man, that terrace is always crowded AF
>>2177653I miss japan so much... hold me, bros
>>2177670The pond behind Tenryu-ji>>2177669Tell me about it, I was there either late May or early June and everywhere was crowded. The weather was quite nice though, even if a little on the warm side
>>2177675The walk up to Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine I think
>>2177691I hate chinks so very much btw
>>2177695Also tooks some pictures of rocks. Bitches love pictures of rocksRyoan-ji
>>2177700And finally a shopping alley. As to where exactly this was, I don't have the feintest of memories
>>2177717Well bloody hell, the man strikes again
>>2177489>>2177489>I'm not AmericanI'm sorry
>>2177653>>2177533going to kyoto in march 2020, as covid started to get serious and noone was there was so clutch in retrospectfushimi inari completely deserted at 9am, such a nice walk up
>>2177457Thanks for the info, anon. Yep, already a fed employee around the same grade as you. I've been applying for jobs over there for about 6 months now. Your post is encouraging. I'll probably start casting a wider net now in terms of what I apply for.One last question, is your job in Kanto, or Okinawa, or somewhere else?
>>2177745Don't be, I'm very happy I'm not American or live there.
>>2177779Sure thing, yuropoor
>>2177815where in japan is this?
>>2177817Nagoya I'd bet
>>2177653Welcome to the club, I go through my old travel pics regularly too>>2177717Oh nice you're still here kek
I’ve been lurking this thread for about a week now and I keep finding myself coming back. I came to /trv/ on a whim but I think the people here are pretty nice. The resources in OP about red light district stuff taught me some new things, I don’t have any interest in going to try them but seeing it is cool nonetheless.I haven’t been in Japan since 2014 and I miss it so much. At this rate I don’t know if I’ll ever make it back… I’m broke as hell and I never finished university so I doubt I could ever even get into a JET program. It’s nice to have a place here to be nostalgic and see the stories everyone tells. Here’s a pic from my trip. My favorite memories were going to kaitensushi places and hanging out by the river watching people do sports and play instruments. Sorry for the dumb post, I got nostalgic I guess.
>>2177851Don't worry, we're here for these kinds of posts. We're pretty much all in the same boat after all.
>>2177815I'm Scandinavian buddy. You couldn't pay me to move to America.
>>2177851You have time to save up money for a nice trip anon. Don't waste your time and start scraping money together. You can go back and have a great time by the time they open up again.Never give up.
>>2177540Meanwhile in the US we get statues of George Floyd
>>2177540Had to explain Gundam to mum when we saw this statue
>>2177545I have like 60 more years in meSurely that's enough right?R-right?
Do they let gaijin in to the prostitution places in Kabukichō?
>>2177871"It's a robot from a famous cartoon."
>>2177912Most gaijin-friendly brothels aren't going to have actual Japanese women. They are likely to be Chinese & Korean at the "better" places, and Filipino, Thai, and Burmese at the lower-end places. You probably won't get a real Japanese woman unless she's over 30, overweight, or disabled.
>>2177917Is there any signage or anything that will let you know if they're gaijin-friendly or should I look up places beforehand? Not that concerned about actual ethnicity though I'd prefer japanese chinese or korean i guess.
>>2177912Usually not unless you're guided in by a japanese friend, or you find one guys that will ask you if you want sex, to guide you to the local. Some places, like the Happy Hinomaru you can just walk in, while in the Club Diamond, you must pre-order your girl via their webpage and sending a email.
>>2177922Gotta love how there's a Korean church operating right next to clubs & massage parlors.
>>2177922>newhalfI'm a bit rusty on Japanese slang, but isn't that their word for "ladyboy"?
>>2177871What did she think this was before you explained?
>>2177918The signs will usually be written in foreign languages, such as Chinese or Korean.
I'm planning a trip to japan with my sister for around 2 weeks. Is there anything I should know before hand, I've read all the link you guys gave me but is there anything that those won't touch on that I should know? This would be the first trip I would be organising and preparing so I'm kinda unsure on what to do or how to plan a route any help would be appreciated .My sister is the type to like to see a lot of shit so any recommendation on what to see is appreciated. Also I'm an /a/ sperg and would appreciate any anons sharing me cool areas for those kind of stuff.
>>2177938Also they are probably gonna open their country again for tourist by towards the end of this year right? Or should I not bet on this. and just delay the trip for another year or two.
>>2174570her genetic disposition for ahegao is kicking in
>>2177942Delay at least till 2023. Japan is going to be super skittish about reopening. As for organizing, don't overfill your itinerary. Pick like one must-see thing for each day and then a few things/places you'd be happy to hit but not heartbroken if you don't. You will also do a shitload of walking so be prepared for that.
>>2174851establishment chains are always a ripoff compared to private establishments what did you expect? You're supposed to establish a repertoire that gets you more perks, eventually even the standard fair will get you more on average if you're a regular, well I guess I can't deny it's never going to be 3rd world rates, but it's doable
>>2174862I've always just had better experiences, and for some reason I just have a sixth sense for where to look while over there cause the woman I get are always amazing
>>2174978just do whatever you want, get what you want out of life, even if I lived a thousand years I'd still be doing it
>>2174995well this is where most people with that kind of mindset congregate, why lie and say you hate it? Just don't care about what people think of you
There was record breaking snow last week in Kyoto. First time it snowed so much in a long time. It was very, very comfy. I wished it snowed more over here.
>>2177956Love the way the sky looks on a snowy day.
>>2177912m8 if you don't know what you're doing or can't speak/read Japanese, just go to Tobita
>>2177917Not him, but I mean, but insofar as she's cute I wouldn't really care if the girl isn't Japanese. However are they really that protective of their own women?Language barrier aside, I get not wanting black dudes (racism and stereotypes) or other Asians (plain ol' Pacific Rim racism) or maybe Americans in general (ye olde grudges) but to me it just seems like leaving money on the table to deny service to anyone capable of obtaining consent.>>2177977This is what I was thinking. Some anons on /a/ recommended it in the past, including one guy who lost his virginity to a girl there, but I'm interested to hear any further advice/experiences because I'm not familiar with the protocols.
>>2177758If you’ve been applying that’s good just keep it up because the time between applying for my job and interviewing for it was almost exactly 6 months. I had to pinch myself when I got the email because I had been applying for so long. I’m going to work on one of the bases near Tokyo. Honestly I’ve gone back and forth on whether I would even want to work in Okinawa or a base like Sasebo or Iwakuni. I actually really like rural living, but I figured if I’m moving to Japan I better try for a big city the first go around. I’m planning to check out other bases when I’m over there for future reference. I can’t believe there are 23 bases in Japan alone shit is crazy yo.
>>2178029>Not him, but I mean, but insofar as she's cute I wouldn't really care if the girl isn't Japanese.The real issue would have to be the price more than anything else. Although non-Japanese girls are cheaper than real Japanese girls, they still undergo a price markup due to them being imported to Japan. If you're gonna fuck a Chinese, Thai, or Filipino, it would be far less expensive to do it in their own countries.>However are they really that protective of their own women?It's more self-preservation than gatekeeping. Being a whore is already bad enough on a woman's reputation. People are far less forgiving of interracial sex when a woman does it. As long as she's young and attractive enough, she will make more money by exclusively sticking to Japanese clientele. It sends off a subtle message; rather than saying "I'll fuck anyone, even foreign bums can afford me!", she's saying "Nope. My vagina is le sekrit club. Very exclusive membership. Not everyone can get in, and you pay for the privilege."
why are japanese houses so tiny and shitty? extremely thin walls so you can hear someone in the other bedrooms masturbating or whatever, a toilet upstairs with no sink (i wash my hands after I piss or shit, wtf?), less square footage than an average American apartment for the same price as a 2000sqft house in America, or at least in the Midwest. what is going on? i can understand the smaller size because japan is crowded, but why the thin walls, no sink to wash your hands after using the toilet, etc.
>>2178069The sink is on top of the toilet. Everytime you flush the toilet you can wash your hands at the same time. Just put a soap dispenser there and you are golden.
>>2177851thanks for the good vibes senpai
>>2177871My mom (in her 70's) saw it too and she thought it was cool. Anybody would think "Hey cool! Giant robot transformer thing, that's so Japanese"No need to explain it.
I've got a few girls I've met on tinder and a couple seem promising, but I swear if none pan out I'm just gonna have to get a pro, I'm not about to get one year closer to wizard without killing myselfI'd prefer not to go to an establishment and girls who put their twitter/line on tinder are likely 99.9 scams (or do they really recruit like that, I mean where do they recruit for enkou actually?), so my only choice is an aggregator with "freelancers" on it, like global 141anybody have other suggestions?
>>2178197Just go on some fucking dates with them and one things leads to another you're fucking. Wham bam thank you mam, done deal. It's not that fucking hard, stop overthinking and just go do!
My phone suddenly opened an app I had never used, I don't even know how, to broadcast images I had taken the same day two years ago. I was in Kanazawa. Fuck you phone.
>>2178201I know it's supposed to be that easy but there must be a reason I've remained a kissless virgin this longnot saying it's somebody other than my own fault, but that's just the reality, so I have low hopeswhich is why I just want to prepare in (the likely) case this doesnt go well, like always
>>2178229Don't overthink, use common sense and don't take rejections too hard, so you can move on until you meet someone where it clicks. It's really not that fucking hard anon. Do it!
>>2178256Yeah, even though it’s dreary it matches the snow and it’s so still. I grew up where it could never snow so it’s special…
>>2178226Kanazawa is criminally underrated, can't wait to go back
>>2178308Been twice there already, can't wait to come back a third time. I really like this city. Don't know what will be left of Higashi Chaya, though.
>>2178281I get that. Here it's grey 60% of the time so it doesn't do much for me. I love nothing more than deep blue skies with massive cloud formations. The coasts of Japan have some of the most beautiful skies I've seen
>>2177269Who the fuck spends 3300 pounds a month living in japan. TF?