>When will Japan open to tourists again?2022 Q3 & Q4 Japan will test a "north korean style" controlled tourist groups with no freedom of movement, interaction with people and limited visits and transportation.>OK, but seriously, when will Japan be open to tourists?Probably summer 2023 >Japanese newshttps://mainichi.jp/english/>News by gaijin for gaijinhttps://japantoday.com/>How do I travel by public transportation?Use Google Maps within cities, install the Hyperdia or Jorudan app for intercity travel>Dude, what should I see in ________?https://www.wikivoyage.org/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Under construction. Consequently, it's not worth visiting Miyajima.ーInfo on PrositutionーMost brothels in Japan don't allow in foreigners, and the ones that do are notoriously expensive - at least $400USD per hour. If you're mainly interested in cooming go to another country.Please stop asking questions about this topic without refering to the /trv/ archives under archived.moe, or to one of the websites below before.>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/PREVIOUS THREAD >>2263168
Reminder to not reply to obvious doom posting bait, thanks anons!
>>2267198What the hell is doom posting bait?
I was going to make a post making fun of the gaijin that have lived in japan the past couple of years because of the upcoming heat and humidity surge, but then I remembered the feeling of buying an iced coffee from gundam cafe in odaiba and just sitting on the steps people watching during the morbid heat underneath the shade. God I fucking miss it so bad, even the normie tourist trap shit I took for granted after my third or fourth trip to nipland
>>2267209>upcoming heat and humidity surgeProbably not as bad as their looming market crash and depression.
>>2267206It's when someone comes to terms with the fact that tourists will not be allowed in the country this year.
Let's start this off with some nice vibeshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIXKvE_eMyI
No chance they open for tourists (non-guide trips) until September right? I'm about to cancel my hotel bookings and just visit korea this year
>>22672450% chance. June is almost over already
>>2267245What is going to magically change in September?
>is cheaper than SEA>will be much cheaper than SEA
>>2267245Don't hold your breath until after the election next month. Given how fast they went from no entries to letting long term visa holders in and upping the daily cap drastically through to having tour group testing happening. I'm very positive there will a much wider opening for tourists after the election.The politicians aren't going to risk any kind of backfire from letting tourists in before the election, and they need to drip feed the population to changes and nothing direct or sudden.I think September or even late August sounds plausible if you see it in a positive light.From previous announcements though, it's been "ok you can come from tomorrow", so don't expect any major circumstance surrounding the news.
>>2267268>drastically increased daily visitor capYou mean the laughable 20K people a day, which included Japs from abroad and people on business visas, who together fill up most of the cap?
>b-by the olympics for sure>b-by ski season for sure>b-by hanami season for sure>b-by summer for certain this time[YOU ARE HERE]>a-after the election just trust me bro
>>2267268Yeah, Q3-Q4 definitely looking positive at this rate, but they're too incompetent to actually release an opening schedule like other countries so it's just guesswork either way.If you fly business class it's usually always rebookable, and hotels on booking.com allow for cancellation 24h before so I don't see the worry about locking in good rates however.
Alright anons, upon our return to nipland I want to know what's your;>first place to visit>length of stay>budget
>>2267289>Osaka>a few days>a few thousand
>>2267289>soap land>8 hours>1200 bucks
>>2267282Yes. Every step in the direction of opening is a good step for people waiting to travel there. It's low, but in the context of everything it's a step in the right direction every time they raise the cap.
>>2267287That's the most annoying thing about it all. Just make a list of things that need to happen in order to open up instead of uncertain water treading for ages and ages. I think it shows major incompetence from the government, especially if this is how they handle everything else too.
>>2267289>Tokyo, a sushi restaurant I like in Ueno to be precise>from 1 to 3 months>from 2500 EUR ~ up depending on daily expenses
>>2267301What's the sushi place called anon? The ones on YouTube always have queues and shit and I cant be fucked with any of that nonsense
>>2267289>girlfriend's>3 months minimum>about $2K/month
I'm fucking MAD that doomposters were right after all.Fuck you guysAnd fuck japan. I hope they go broke.
AFFIRMATIONS:> I *WILL* FUCK THICK BUSH JAP WOMEN THIS SUMMER> I *WILL* IMPREGNATE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE> I WILL NOT USE A CONDOM> I WILL DRINK IN GOLDEN GAI> I WILL PRETEND TO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH WHEN SOME NIGERIAN HASSLES ME> I WILL BE LOUD> I WILL MAKE FUN OF RESIDENT GAIJIN WHO WEAR MASKS> I WILL NOT WEAR A MASK ON THE TRAIN> I WILL SLAM AS MUCH SLANT PUSSY AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE AND PISS OFF SO MANY DOOMER RESIDENT GAIJIN
>>22672891. tokyo for a few days to adjust to time zone2. 3 days3. my suite at the park Hyatt
>>22673294. budget for whole trip is around $50,000
>>2267331you planning on buying a car anon?
>>2267289>Osaka>3 to 4 weeks visiting some of the smaller cities I missed last time I visited>probably close to $5k
>>2267362no, I'm planning on going to clubs and getting bottles, specifically VENT, along with eating at Michelin star restaurants, and staying only at Park Hyatts and Four Seasons
>>2267362this also doesn't include my flight cost which I'm in delta one for, that was around $9k round trip
>>2267362>tfw you will never be a lucrative JDM car importer
>>2267289>Sapporo>10 weeks>$6kish. I'm going to be working remote and getting a paycheck for most of the stay.
>>2267192What's the qrd on that sign OP
>>2267407There's a edgy clothing shop called "Richards" somewhere in Harajuku that doesn't exactly like filthy gaijin taking photos without buying their shit.
>>2267412Do they not like free advertising?
>>2267413They've definitely got media attention due to these signs. More exposure = more sales, especially to their target audience.
>>2267413Being controversial about it generates even more word-of-mouth notoriety / social media posts. Quite savvy desu
>>2267289>>Tokyo again>>3 weeks, I wish it were longer>>$7,000 (hotel+airfare for me my wife and two kids) not including cost for food
>>2267192haaaa based picrel
>>2267289>Tokyo for now but if my airline brings back the flight to KIX then Osaka>35 days give or take>No set budget, but not gonna be extravagant
>>2267192>Probably summer 2023Fuck off, that can't be true.
>>2267301Whats Ueno like? i was thinking of going there. Sounds more quiet and cheaper than the rest of Tokyo
>>2267406Im jealous. My company wont let me work remote international for 'tax reasons'
>>2267192At some point the EU will get on their asses about not honoring reciporical visa and passport agreements. You can't expect everyone to keep letting Japs in when they won't allow the same to your citizens.Ah well, in the meantime, it's going to take a while to get through the All-In-One Kanji Anki deck anyway.
>>2267515But you can enter Japan right now? Just sign up for a tour group, mask up and follow their boring ass itinerary. Tourism to Japan is possible again and the EU has no reason to push for any reciprocity.
>>2267510I work in tech. As long as I show up for Teams calls and turn in good prs, they don't really care where I am.
>>2267510just don't mention it? Or are you hybrid/in the office?
>>2267526Do Japs need to apply for visas to visit the EU for tourism?
>>2267526Retard The visa exemptions are still suspended, the reciprocity refers to that.
>>2267596If I see any japs in America, I will yell>ienikaeru, kiiroi mushi
>>2267596Mask important to keep gaijin virus out of superior pure nippon household Without mask, nippon become same as western monkeyPlease respect nippon culture and wear mask
>>2267643gr8 b8 m8, r8 8/8
>>2267289>TokyoI'm going next summer with a friend who wants to go on a food adventure, the guy never travels so I'll be the one to plan out all our shit. Starting in Tokyo we'll go down south, maybe end in Okinawa. 3 weeks isn't enough to explore the entire country so I'll skip what's north of Tokyo (or vice versa).>2-3 weeksI haven't checked how long it takes to travel within the Japanese borders but I think 2 weeks would be too short.>budget$2-5k, airline tickets not included.
>>2267289Well this will be my first time>Tokyo>3-4 weeks>flexible amount
>>2267559>just dont mention ithave you ever worked for an actual company before lol for taxation purposes you need to inform your business about where you'll be staying if it's for (usually) 1+ months at a timeyou cant just not say anything holy shit
>>2267728I was able to pretty casually backpack Europe, pretty sure my boss knew what was up but it didn't change my taxable location. If you have super anal bosses you could always use a family excuse (cousin's brother's aunt's dog's girlfriend is in the hospital and you gotta visit etc. etc.). It's especially easy if you just take one or two days off for the actual flights.
>>2267736this was for about a month but it's not like I couldn't have taken the full 3 months that a tourist visa usually has
I want to cycle around Japan one day, but my quads are not strong enough yet. One day I will be like Michael-san.
>>2267289Tokyo obviously then Osaka/Kyotohopefully 9-10 days. If a miracle happens then 14 days1-3k depending
>>2267737Again, a month doesn't fall into that jurisdiction like I mentioned you mong. It has nothing to do with visa timetable - depending on whatever country you pay taxes in, if you're conducting business in other countries over a certain period of time, you need to divulge that.I'm not repeating this shit again lol
>>2267510>>wont let me>the first rule of fight clubah, if you are an american maintain a US address in an income tax free state. plenty of remailers/corporate ghost offices services exist.
>>2267677>>2267679>>2267689Ooof cope harder mutt
>>2267763literally nobody cares dude, you work doesn't care, the country you're staying in doesn't care, the country you're from doesn't care. It's only a problem when you start doing shit like taking study visas and work for a full year or something
>>2267775This. Most firms don't care as long as you're doing your job. Japan doesn't care because it's not like you're being employed by a Japanese company or trying to cheat the system by flying somewhere else when your visa is up and then re-entering Japan for another 3 months on a tourist visa.
>>2267643Buddy, Covid is over. Sorry if you didn't get the memo because Kishida & co. don't want to let go of their illusion of control over the population and only show you masked NPCs on TV, but the world is already beyond these past two years of widespread cuckoldry. I'm not even American.
>>2267289>Tokyo, but I'll be going to many destinations>3-4 weeks, will be my 1st time in Japan>$5,000 to be on the safe side, but that includes plane ticket, JR Pass, SIM card, etc.
>>2267818>covid is overWrong. Infections are rising all over the world again
>>2267824Nobody cares, because it's just removing boomers at death's door and fatties.
Here's the deal:Gross = 9.5m JPY Net = 6.9m JPY using japantaxcalculatorBenefits = the usual stuffCompared to current salary: +30% my current salaryOffice = Tokyo, MinatoCompany = US MNC, manager, and team. As far as I know I'll be the only schmuck in Tokyo.Work = Flex work hours, office is optional, I can work anywhere as long as I'm in Japan. I can be down south in Okinawa during the winter months, then fly up to Hokkaido during summer.Take it or leave it?
>>2267836I found a piece from not so long ago, 2022 March.>Harbour Wards>11.63 million yen average (2020)I'm assuming this means Minato and Chiyoda, where all the big boys are so this "average" is probably skewed towards the higher side.I guess I take it? Assume I have nothing to lose if I left my current location.
>>2267847You can live in a cheaper location right? Sounds good.
>>2267855Yeah I can, while I was negotiating with HR the guy said almost everyone lives around 30-60 minutes away from the office.Given that, what areas can you suggest? I just want an idea the difference in price and what the apartment looks like when comparing between areas.Pic related is Minato, space and location are both good enough for me, price at 80000 is fine too.
What are some cool things to see in Sapporo and Hokkaido in general? Always wanted to visit that part but never really thought about specifics.
>>2267894Watch Golden Kamuy and visit the places depicted there>Abashiri Prison, highest security prison in northermost Japan, dating back to the Meiji Era>Yubari, old mining town that had more than 100k inhabitants at its peak, now not even 10k are left >Kushiro, a piece of the „old“ Japan in newly colonized Hokkaidoetc.
>>2267887Personally I'd jump on it, if only because nobody in my industry actually makes it to japan kek. So does everyone in your office speak English? The only jobs I can get are bilingual ones
>>2267775>>2267782You guys are arguing with an autist. He does the same thing in the nomad/remote worker threads.
If my main reason for wanting to live in Japan is because I got hooked on the vibe of 90s/2000s Japanese media and wanted to live within that environment full time, should I move to Japan or do Taiwan/Korea feel closer to that than Japan in 2022?
>>2268250Korea was culturally irrelevant until the recent years so there isn’t any “90s” vibe. Taiwan does, because their economy had a similar pattern than Japan’s and they have always been culturally close to both HK and Japan.
>>2267540>>2267559My main concern is if they check my IP and see if im international. But then again they probably dont actually care>>2267767Yeah i heard a lot of nomads do that. Get an address on South Dakota or whatever and then just travel in an RV
Do haffus get any extra priveldges to go to Japan with less restrictions? I dont really care to visit in the summer but id like to plan a fall trip. I really dont want to do a tour. Sounds boring
>>2268304I think theres some visa fuckery people with japanese descent can do but I haven't looked into it as I am not japanese
Call me Reddit all you want but I really want to pet a capybara and Tokyo apparently has two capy cafes. Thoughts on going to those places? Stupid idea?
>>2268327Don't know about them but this is an alternative:https://izushaboten.com/lang/
>>2268304Apply for family reunion visa. Not Japanese (am half chink) and recently applied for family reunion for China (they reopened last week for families). Basically I have to prove that my grandma is my grandma and she wants to see me (with an inviting letter). I am almost certain there is something similar for Japan.
Japanese chick I talk to on skype tells me Americans can enter now with just a pcr test. I told her I don't believe her but she insists it's true.
>>2268435she probably heard tourism is back, since she is there doesn't know that it is for tour groups only with conditions applied.
>>2268310>>2268361Thanks anons I'll look into it. I dont have much contact with my family in Japan but I can probably pull some strings. Im third gen but i imagine its all the same.
>>2267289>Tokyo, pretty obvious>3 weeks to a month depending on what events are going on>$4200. I've done $100 a day for 3 weeks before and was pretty comfortable but certainly ran out towards the end so bumping it up to $200.
>>2267887What site did you use to find this? I live in Japan but I have a friend who is taking 30 days off to spend in Osaka that would be very interested in something like this.
Osaka is the only Japanese city to make it into the list of the top 10 liveable cities worldwide for this year. I wonder what tokyoite tranny cope is going to be this time
>>2267836>>2267887That looks fucking wicked kek wish I could just pick up, move away, and leave everything about my past life behind and disappear into nipponland
>>2267887>800 bucks for a 20sqm shoeboxNippon banzai.
>>2267887Too expensive. Is there anywhere with a rent below 10k yen a month?
>>2267212Anon… that’s going to hit US and EU way harder. Japs can devalue yen which makes them winners here.
>>2268435All my Japanese friends keep telling me that I am wrong when I tell them I am not allowed in as a tourist, they say they keep seeing tourists all over the place, including luxury resorts at smaller islands
>>2268435The natives would be a pretty bad source for this kind of information in general, I also have no idea what is it like to come to my own country as a non-citizen
>>2268077>So does everyone in your office speak English?I don't think so, it's a large one so there's definitely some areas focused solely for Japan.I'm still not 100% sold and we're now trying to negotiate.I'm probably gonna accept it even if it stays at 9.5 because I just simply want to leave my current employer.>>2268520realestate. co. jpThe one I showed you is a long term rental which comes with a bunch of move-in fees.
>>2267740just do front squats faggot
>>2267887>20 sq mt>1K>80Ki dunno man that sounds awful, i'd rather live in sugamo and get at least a fucking 1DK
>>2267192Dear Gaijin-san,You wirr enjoy wearing masku 24/7, you wirr enjoy getting transported in a windowless unmarked bus to new traver rocation where you wirr look at suspension bridge in yamagata prefecture and fish market after business hours and enjoy it.When finish bacation prease put all pockets inside out to show how you gave all your yen for restoration of grorious nippon economy.That will be ¥700000 without tip (honorabu grorious nippon master race dont tip)
>>2268717You should have killed yourself the first time you got bullied bugman-san, because the social punishment I will carry out on you and your people when I finally land at haneda airport will make jesus being nailed to the cross look like a fucking back massage in the Bahamas
>>2268685Yes, that's why I'm asking here. I want to know which neighborhoods should I be considering if I want to be within 30 minutes away from Roppongi.
>>2267289I'll be going to Tokyo for a study abroad for EF Exchange.>first place to visitI'll be staying in Shibuya, but I want to visit Kyoto and see the landscapes and architecture. I guess the newer stuff is the Kirby café and Pokémon center. I'm dying to see the fashion and meeting cool people (cute guys) >length of stay1 month of schooling but I think in total 35 days.>budgetI want to have $3,000-$5,000 for when I'm there. Gunna need like 3 suitcases cuz I'm be buying shit.It will be my first time EVER in japan. I studied for 7 years, any advice or any great places to visit in Shibuya?? Thanks
>>2268770Kirby cafe is extremely wholesome and fun but make sure you book online far in advance, they don't take walk-ins and their slots fill up fucking fast. When I booked to go two and a half years ago I had to stay up until 2am UK time on a shitty jp website that was crashing constantly from people all trying to book at the same time, almost as bad as trying to get a Ghibli museum ticket. There is a guide online somewhere to help you through the process, or with good luck you'll be able to walk-in if it's not as popular as it used to be>tfw I spent £400 on buying all the different Kirby cafe tableware and cutlery and it made me go over the weight limit when flying home
>>2268809Oh jesus, thanks for the heads up man.
>>2268809What's kirby cafe? some anime thing?
>>2268865Just realised, the videogames
>>2268726And promptly rejected from entry. Back to the plane bonger.
>>2268809Oh yeah, getting a Ghibli museum ticket was HELL, I did get to visit in the end though, was alright.
>>2267887this place is literally smaller than my master bathroom
I think I'm going to ask for a transfer to the Japanese offices for my job at the beginning of next year. I have plenty of money, I feel stagnant with my friends lately and I don't have a gf. Right now my life is very comfy. I live with my mum, I work remote and my friends are here whenever I need it. Working abroad would mean meeting new people and (probably) losing the privilege to work remote and having to go to the office while doing overtime most of the days, but I need some adventure in my life.Anyone here who did this before? What are your thoughts?
>>2268966I remember seeing two people in previous threads who did that and regretted it after
>>2268611That's because they're typical retarded bug people who equate any foreigner with tourists, forgetting there are plenty of foreigners already living in the country. Highly doubtful they approached them and asked, "Harro dirty foreigner. You are tourist?"
>>2268611Your friends are right. Friend of mine goes to Japan this monday.
Gaijin must wear masks!
>>2269054Its not that bad
>>2269054Just fucking wear it. Infection rates are rising globally even though it‘s still summer. Lots of people are dying. Ffs just wear the mask or stay in your own shithole. Entitled prick
>>2269054Us Kyushu chads can't stop winning
>>2268966Why not just work remotely in Japan?
>>2269093It occupies a legal gray area that can get you fired and banned from Japan.
>>2269092It was blistering yesterday and Thursday, though. Crazy wind, too.
>>2269092How in the actual fuck Kyushu avoided the heatwave despite it's lower altitude and surrounded by tropical seas?
>>2269125It's getting inundated by heavy rain and thunderstorms today.
>>2269125The fuck is that even supposed to meanKyushu is mountainous and surrounded by the same seas as Honshu
>>2269140Sorry. It's latitude. Not altitude.
https://twitter.com/MakingC19Waves/status/1540523339542048768i think we're so back doombros
>>2269171Everyone already knew this would happen retard, they'll rise even more in the coming months simply because it's the time of year japs get ill and they'll blame it on covid. We are still going to be going without tour groups by September, we just need the election done. Doombros on suicide watch, inhale whatever copium you can get hold of and enjoy your short-lived reign
>>2269178>We are still going to be going without tour groups by Septembercope
>>2269178>SeptemberThere's that month again. What magical event is going to happen then?
>>2269193Ah yes, the beginning of cold and flu season. We won't be allowed in the fall or winter. Then spring will come, and they won't let us in because of cherry blossoms or some shit. In May they might pretend to consider easing restrictions, but find some excuse not to in the end.
>>2269203At this point I am curious to see how long they will manage to keep this clown fiesta up. I predict until early 2024
>>2269189>progress in terms of Japan being open to foreigners is taking place faster in these last two months collectively than the two year period previously >posts about copeOh lord the irony, there is NOTHING you can do about it faggot>>2269192Post election, autumn, these two combined bring huge pressure for tourism
>>2269203You really know nothing about Japan and their culture, do you?
>japanese "culture"lol, you've never even been to japan
>>2269218Not him but wow what an excellent rebuttal, you sure told him. I'm glad we have scholars of your caliber occupying these threads
>>2269208Japan culture is rape and imperial conquest. But they're too cucked to even try to do anything now so they just cuck themselves with laws and regulations to pretend they're being ruled by honorableemperor
>>2269218Where did you go in Japan apart from HUBs if you truly think they have no culture whatsoever?
>>2269085>Lots of people are dying.How retarded and sheltered do you have to be to still buy into that propaganda?Are you a neet? Literally all new covid cases have the sniffles for 3 days and then they're fine again. At this point it's far less potent than the average summer flu.
>how to piss off mutts 101>1# talk about other countries culture
>>2269231>Literally all new covid cases have the sniffles for 3 days and then they're fine againAre you pulling this out of your ass? My friend's mother is working at a hospital made for corona cases and tells me otherwise
>>2269093I'm not allowed to work from abroad in my company. I would need a transfer for that. Also, what >>2269099 said.
>>2269236>Your anecdotal evidence is wildly inferior to my anecdotal evidenceBoth of you shut the fuck up. My dad works at Microsoft, he'll get you IP banned.
So how do I stop caring about Japan and all things Japanese?
>>2269386One good way is to just look at this thread
>going back on a research visa in autumn>can't wait for nips to revoke all visas and preventing gaijin from entering the country to stop spread of dangerous dirty gaijin bacteria among grorious nihon masturrace due to the new megatron variant that appeared on August 31stI don't even know why I even want to go backSaw a Japanese tourist the other day and wanted to beat the fuck out of them.
>I HAAAAAAAATE JAPAAAAAAAAAN>but I'm going to whine about not being able to go there 24/7holy shit go back to jcj you mentally ill subhumansccj-tier mental illness even
>>2269425>I HAAAAAAAATE JAPAAAAAAAAANyes>but I'm going to whine about not being able to go there 24/7your gfs pussy was tight and matsuya is pretty based
>>2269428let's not kid ourselves, the only sexual experience you have is your dad forcing you to lick his crusty asshole when you were a kid
>>2269425>using nonsense reddit 3 letter acronymsGo back
>>2269440unironically met a 30 something married nurse with fat as fuck tits and fucked her brains out in a bunch of different hotels in kabukichoplenty of these women around. check Tinder. the one with food and salads and shit on the profile pic? hitotsuma with a hairy muff
>>2269480I find it hard to believe anybody actually enjoys these kinds of lays. 90% of time these women are sexually stunted starfish that just want a gaijin to brag about snagging for the weekend. The soapland professional service is where it's truly it
>>2268327If all you want is to pet a giant rat, why don't you just travel to Brazil or any other underdeveloped south american country? There are parks unironically infested with this thing, it's on the same plague tier as the urban pigeon at this point.
>>2269518Capybara is a rodent but it's not a rat you low IQ degenerate
>>2269480> 30 something married nurse with fat as fuck tits Sounds gross as fuck.
Anyone got tips on exchanging to JPY? Planning on bringing around 20k for my trip and i don't want to give 2.5% to the exchange jewI know for USD/CAD there's Norbert's Gambit but I've not found anything close to that for Japan
>>2267192Unironically I think when I saw these signs in Harajuku I took a photo, so they're not working very well
>>2267887>20m^2Anon I live in Tokyo and that is pretty damn smallLike so small if you have a queen sized bed you won't have room for anything else
>>2269598if they catch you at the airport with $20k they'll assume its drug money and confiscate all of it until you can prove it isn't.
>>2268891Cute little dreams you have
Sorry for an idiotic question but what's the easiest way for someone not speaking a single word jap to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo? What are even my options?
>>2269813There is a train called the Narita Express that takes you from the airport to Tokyo Station.
>>2269815Does it run every day including Sundays? How often? Do I need to prebook beforehand/before flight?Thanks anon
>>2269813Narita express>Need to prebookNo>Runs alwaysNo idea, probably, it's expensive as fuck so your fare probably covers it
>>2269813>>2269815>>2269816>>2269818I can't remember what line I took, but I wanna say Keisei? It had a couple gaps here and there just because the route is so damn long with not many stops, but it's been a few years so I can't remember for sure.
Legend has it that if you travel east to Japan, you will find an old man living on the coast just 40 miles south of Tokyo. If you give this man $500,000 he will take you to an island just off the coast that can't be found on any map. This island is filled with people without faces or names, who hold grudges over the most trivial of matters. When you arrive at this island the first thing you will see is a swimming pool that is never open. Just beyond the pool you will find a town that is filled with cats. You must find a white cat wearing a pink bow. If you ask the cat how to get to Mexico, he will stand up and ask you for three things: Your name, your face, and your soul. If you agree to give them to him, your face will vanish and you will forget your own name. You can live on the island and have whatever you desire, but you can never leave the island. The only way to escape is to find the cat again and ask for a young child. The next day a van will pull up in front your house. You will hear a knock at the door, and a voice will ask if you want to come to a party. No one knows what happens if you answer the door.
>tfw never going to japan againits over
>>2269054lose weight and then the heat and humidity wont be an issue.
>>2269818>>Need to prebookyou just need to get a ticket and seat assigned 15 minutes in advance. just get in line at the kiosk like everyone else, it's easy.
>>2269813>>2269815>>2269816https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/nex/https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/narita-expressIf you have the JR pass and activate it you can book a seat for free.If not or if you want to save days on the JR pass you can just walk up to a terminal and buy it.If you will be returning in under 14 days you can buy a round trip ticket for $30 USD or so.Pay attention to the map and station you are going to as I seem to remember the train splits in Shinagawa based upon the car you are in (this way if going to somewhere like Shinjuku you don't have to even leave the train).I don't speak it either or read it. Everything is mostly English or you can use a phone and set Google maps to train and it will tell you how to navigate in the country and what station and platform to get on for pretty much everything.
>>2269833I've accepeted it wont happen going to maybe vietnam instead, s kora is too difficult.
>>2269850What do you mean with s korea is too difficult?
>>2269854you need a pcr test and vaxx
>>2269855No i don't really care about that stuff, they could tell me to dye my hair red and do a jig and i'd do it to get in>>2269854Im talking about the girls being far too attractive for an ugly gremlin like me
>>2269813>>2269813>>2269813As soon as you get your luggage and arrive in the hall, there's a NEX ticket office straight across from you.But first go right and walk into the tunnel all the way to the back, because there's cash machines there.Use your debit card and get some cash.Then walk back to where you arrived and buy a NEX ticket.All the retard tourists immediately take the escalator downstairs and then queue up in massive lines for the NEX tickets there. You can quickly get them upstairs.Super quiet toilets are immediately to the left if you arrive btw, they're comfy. Nobody comes there too.
>>2269518I'm not going to Tokyo JUST for the capy, that's why. I'll be in Tokyo anyway and since I also wanna pet one I wanted to ask if it's worth going to that place while I'm there.
>>2269813I found the limousine bus to be comfier than the express, the ticket is cheaper, attendants handle your luggage, comfy seating, and free wifi in case you hadn't gotten a SIM yet.
Man reading about opening a bank account in Japan. Even in big cities like Tokyo it's apparently a nightmare, literally nobody speaks English.
>>2269889What did you expect, nobody speaks Japanese in some bank in USA USA USA either. Fucking mutts.
>>2269889Isn't Japan Post bank pretty english friendly?
>>2269889Have you tried opening a bank account outside of the anglosphere before? I can't imagine it would be any easier in Poland or Chile
>>2269910not him but japan is the retard child here - i've been all over europe and yes they do have english speaking staff in all banks, muncipal offices, phone carries, cinemas, restaurants, everywhere. good luck finding that in japan
>>2269508> 90% of time these women are sexually stunted starfishyou know what you're talking about. yeah, most of the time it's kind of boring and on occasion I even think it was a waste of money to take some of them to the hotel.but having the few regular lays that don't lie there like a rug are (to me at least) worth keeping.>Sounds gross as fuck.t pedophile
>>2269912Based Japan resisting anglo globohomo.
>>2269813All the subway lines area in Tokyo have English signs.You’ll be fineIf you can’t manage by googling routes before you go and buying a ticket from the machine (press english). You are not mature enough to travel.
>>2269910I mean japan up to 5 years ago was known to be much harder. Their businesses were really backwards and still used faxes for everything. And you were expected to have a uniquely made personal seal. Also know to have high fees for small transactions Which s another one of those things that makes japan cheap to visit but expensive to live.
>>2269970you can literally buy a seal at a corner shop
>>2269976You have to register it, don’t you?I mean dealing with government forms is going to sound really intimidating to someone that just learned the alphabet.Anywyas the point is it is just another step
>>2269985It's simply their signature equivalent, you only do these things once and then just stamp stamp stamp
>>2269976You have to order one at a corner shop, they are all unique with different parts of the characters cut off.
>>2269970>muh fax>muh personal seals>omg japan so quirky and old fashioned!you have to go back
>>2269990They're literally mass-produced for most common Jap names.
>>2269991Yes, these things make it harder to open a bank account.Deal with it.Anyways you shouldnt live there unless you are fluent and legal anyways.
>>2270000Isn't there shitloads, and I mean it shitloads, people who don't speak a single Japanese word living in Tokyo?
>>2270001Maybe shitloads of 4chaners but as a percentage of the Tokyo population it’s minuscule.
>>2270002there's shitloads of chinks and SEA monkeys
>>2270006The imported labor workers have company boss managers I would aussme and also a lot of them speak japense
>>2267289>Tokyo>maybe a week >$1K or 2KI don't know how much i'll need, but i have a japanese friend who told me that spending too much on eating isn't going to be a problem since there are places that charge decent amounts. I just got to make sure i dont fall for people who are charging more because im a foreigner
>>2270061>I just got to make sure i dont fall for people who are charging more because im a foreignerThe prices are on the menus. Just don't follow any nigerians into a bar.
>>2270000yeah coming to terms with the fact that I'll have to be fully fluent in order to actually get a job there in my field. Definitely don't want to blow cash on a language school but it's tempting
>>2270001Yep, the 711 near my hotel pisssed me off because these two white slavic(?) kids worked there and didn't speak Japanese or English. I had to motion to get them to microwave my food + give up on asking them if they had a certain tea because they didn't understand either language. I called them fucking idiots in English.I instead went to the family mart and the cute Japanese wagie always helped me.
I heard you can get by with English only in Tokyo, but forget about countryside. Actually how popular is English in Tokyo? Is it still a nightmare with registering place of residence/banking/phones? Apparently they have some English volunteers over there now, but fuck if anyone knows for sure.I can vouch train stations/publish transport is very easy and English only is A-OK.
>>2270093holy shit how does someone even get a job without knowing Japanese OR English? How cracked are these working holiday programmes kek
I won't forgive you anons. You did this posting her snowy pics so often around here.
>>2270062>nigerianskek it's always them.>>2270097I've noticed videos where there are a shit ton of english speakers and non japanese people there than anywhere else. Anywhere else people will not be able to understand you, I'm sure. There's always that one place in a country where you will find people who speak more english than other places in their country
>>2270097You can aposultely not run a legal business in Tokyo without knowing japanese or hiring a translator.You’d have to be delusional to think otherwise.> Actually how popular is English in TokyoNot at all.The tourist places like akiba have English menus and sometimes will hire English speaking staff. And you will run into people who speak it here and there but it absolutely should not be expected. I would say 9 out 10 shops and restaurants I walked into did not speak any English but I was able to get by with the English menu and basic phrases
Do any of you nerds know any actual Japan expat forum/community/group/whatever?I get the feeling that most of you here have never been to Japan or have been to maybe once or twice at most only as a tourist.No issue with that, just that I would rather have people who are actually working/living in Japan for at least a year to clear up my questions and not from a tourist's perspective.I'm wondering if my monthly cost estimates are accurate enough for Tokyo.87,000.00 rentMinato/Shinagawa/Chiyoda based on a Japanese rental website. I understand I'll be living in a shoebox, but I've been living in one here in Taipei, and I'm only at home to shitpost and sleep, so it doesn't matter that much as long as it's in a good location.100,000.00 foodI cook, I like cooking, so this is probably way over what I'll be spending. On the other hand, I also eat a lot + I'm including any gym supplements in this budget.9,000.00 gymAnytime Fitness website.7,315.00 mobile dataDocomo4,000.00 home internetDocomo5,500.00 electricityBased on a survey.3,000.00 gasBased on a survey.2,500.00 waterBased on a survey.Looking at a total of around 250,000-300,000 JPY of monthly expenses as a single guy.I have a final meeting with HR in 3 hours where they'll give me their final offer after 2 weeks of negotiations.I was already only with 9.5m >>2267836So now I'm just trying to squeeze as much as possible out of them.
>>2270137You’ll be fine on that salary if you like japan. But know there are lots of hidden small costs to living in japan.
>>2270137You'll have a better time in r/movingtojapan but that's leddit. Dogen had a pretty good series on living in Japan/finances in Japan etc. Might be a good watchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHoMm9KC9Y
>>2270137You didn’t include daily train rides.
>>2267836I survive on 6,5m gross/year in Tokyo. Easily. You will be fine.
>>2270137I have this for gyms if you're trying to save moneyhttps://linkjapancareers.net/gyms-in-japan-a-guide-to-working-out-in-tokyo/its pretty expensive over there if you go for western chains
mexicunts who cant speak english survive in america, you will survive without japanese in japan, it's just harder
>>2270141>But know there are lots of hidden small costs to living in japan.>>2270144>You didn’t include daily train rides.Summing up what I wrote down, it's at 250,000, but I'm expecting it to go up to 300,000 with all the nitty gritty miscellaneous expenses.>>2270143>r/movingtojapanYeah I was looking for something on leddit, thanks.>videoCool, watching.>>2270148By "survive easily" can you share what your life is like on a monthly basis outside of work?One more thing, how much does a typical bento* box cost? In Taipei a 500kcal bento box costs 700 JPY.*rice+meat+assortment of veggies>>2270151Thanks. All I need in a gym is an area with free weights, don't care about anything else. So whatever is the cheapest+nearest to my place is ideal.
>>2270155You pay 250k yen a month for trains, what the fuck
>>2270143>>2270155Actually this might be better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ_-pFBBI9c
>>2270155Wait, I need some context. Have you actully ever been to japan before this job offer?
>>2270163As a tourist, yes, but even then that was a long time ago plus I barely spent any time in Tokyo itself.
>>2270164How long ago? And how long did you stay?
>>2270155R/ Moving to japan is incredibly inaccurate and full of miss information, just google more, there are plenty of japanese centric websites
>>2270167Exactly 6 years ago and mostly in Kyoto/Osaka.>>2270168Yes, I am trying to get as much information as possible from a variety of sources.
>>2270171Okay, it wasn’t /that/ long agoDoes your benefits include health insurance?Japan has the worst priced health insurance except for U.S.Again, you’ll be fine, but you should make a more detailed budget. If I read it right, You didn’t even include any “fun money” besides eating? Which is completely unrealistic.Also a retirement/savings budget so you aren’t one of those retards that are fucked when something unexpected (like covid) happens.And you need a transportation budget, either car fees or train. daily train-tickets are not that cheap (but much better service) and should be Line itemed./then/ you can round up for errors.
>>2270176The company includes a bunch of feel good bonuses, that includes health insurance, we even have our own clinic in the office itself. Health insurance, 6 month health check, dental, optometry.ESOP and RSU are both on the table as well.As far as moving in itself - I'll be spending 0. They'll give me 1m JPY as a signup bonus, another 500k JPY for all the initial expenses I may need to spend on, plus they'll give me a hotel for 1-2 months while I look for a permanent place to rent.The 500k even covers any furniture I'll buy for my new apartment.So really the only thing I am looking at are my normal monthly expenses and what's leftover for my savings.>fun money/transportThis I'll consider after I move. I plan to get a bike/scooter (don't know JP driving laws, in Taiwan they restrict you to a scooter for 1 year before you can get a proper bike), and just drive/camp around. I don't really have anything else I like doing. I understand this can be expensive but I'm planning on using the signup bonus for this.
>>2270184>0. They'll give me 1m JPY as a signup bonus, another 500k JPY for all the initial expensesThat’s very very good, by far the biggest *unexpected* expenses are stuff like apartment key fees and buying any housewares or furniture you you need, as it’s surprising expensive on an island,>>2270184> >fun money/transport>This I'll consider after I move? Why? It’s a completely normal budgeting expense that you should figure if you are bothering to make a decision budget at all.> just drive/camp around. I don't really have anything else I like doing>bro Just sleep in the camps park for fun.This isn’t a vacation, it’s a job, you are going to want pleasure money.You really just want to >work>straight to shoebox apartment>Work>apartment for weeks on end?
>>2270106Doomposters can't stop winning
>>2270062forgot to ask, so then the money i'd plan on taking is completely fine for my 1-2 week trip?
>>2270213Depends. Does the $1k-$2k include the airfare and hotel, or is it just spending money? In the past when I've gone for a week, I've spent about $900 on airfare, $500 on hotels, $275 on the rail pass (which you don't need if you'll only be in Tokyo), and $300 on food. All of that was usually about $2,000 and I do spend $500 or so on "souvenirs" and some tourist stuff.
>>2270106kek I love how every time /v/ finally catches up with a reaction image they manage to somehow spill it all over normalfag media.
>>2269606Checked this out and they've actually got decent rates, seems avoiding the exchange jew is impossible but this might be as good as it gets.
Has anyone else been super disheartened by this whole ordeal? Before they announced the tours I was studying Nip every day enthusiastically, watching anime, etc. but now I'm feeling that it's a chore. I had planned on a trip in 2020 to see some friends in 宮城県 again but now whenever I think about it I'm just fucking pissed.My friend who missed out on my last trip has been super enthusiastic and it's really draining me.
>>2270190gym>work>language lessons>shoebox on weekdays1h gym2h lessons9h work8h sleepThat leaves me 4h to do fuck all, cook/shower/shitpost.That's right. That's what I did in Taiwan and Singapore, that's what I'll be doing in Japan.We have a very different definition of fun. I find pic related fun.
>>2270303That doesn‘t include the long ass commutes though
>>2270306Exactly, so take another 1-2h off of that 4h weekday free time and there's barely any room of weekday fun.I'm already looking at apartments near the office, I hate commuting so public transport under 30 minutes one way is ideal.Take these two points and you can understand why I'm fine with living in an expensive shoebox as long as it's near my office.
Going this week on a tour. Whatever happens happens.
>>2270356Based tourchad. Tell us how it goes.
>>2270356Gonna get deported for not wearing a maskGaijins ain't human
>>2269825The Skyliner? It's the high speed one with dedicated tracks.
>>2270369desu, I feel like Japanese hate gaijin this time around. I was here about 5 years ago and people were a good bit nicer. It might also just be corona shit fucked with everyones mental state. Or maybe it's because I'm in a different area of Tokyo this time.
>>2270380It's because you're a fat balding american wearing an anime t-shirt
>>2270381Of those things, I'm only American. Maybe hate is a strong word. People at my work seem pretty okay with me. It's just people in my neighborhood are staring at me like I'm gonna commit a crime.
>>2270380You probably give off the aura of a touristI live in Japan and I get no such vibes.I guess people assume I live here because of the pandemic or something; they often don't even try to practice their English on me unless I can't understand their nipponese first
>>2270383Stop staring at the kids like you're gonna jump them
>>2270383>It's just people in my neighborhood are staring at me like I'm gonna commit a crime.Let me guess, they're old?The only time I've experienced harsh discrimination in Japan was when I moved house and my new neighbour literally told my girlfriend that I should move because they don't like gaijins
>>2270386Yea, lots of old people. I lived in a younger area last time.>>2270384Probably slightly true too, I just came back here recently. No one here tries to speak English to me though.
What happens if the NHK party wins the election this summer?
>>2270386>and my new neighbour literally told my girlfriend that I should move because they don't like gaijinsBased lol. This is what every nip thinks btw
>>2270392>ldk ever losing
>>2270392Doomposters achieve nirvana
>>2270392>Anybody but the party of Abe winningNever
>no sign of opening this summer>cautious country sure as shit won't open in the colder months>the cherry blossom season would be too popular, can't do that eitherI'm calling it - they won't open fully until late May, early June 2023.
>>2270418They won‘t even fully open then. The next Omicron vatiant will prevent that
>>2270418My uncle works at Japan and he says it'll never be open again
>>2270425This, my aunt is the CTO of Japan and they are shutting down the country for good, it's deprecated and considered harmful.
>>2270423I don't even remember the last mention of cockbig on mainstream media. I think 4chan is more obsessed with the chinkpox than the media honestly. If the media forgot about it, it means most governments already decided to sweep it under the rug.
>>2270418>>2270423I think that eventually in 2023 they will just say "yeah corona is over but the world is nuts, we dont want foreigners around for security reasons, we are going full Sakoku period so we are not going to open, please understand" and that will be it.
>>2270433In Germany covid is very present in the media and top government ministers already warning us of the coming autumn corona surge
>>2270437Americucks will say - oh ok pls don't do anything to further weaken our deteriorated position in Asia
>>2270439Interesting, in my country (also EU) media coverage is down to 3-4 articles a week and everyone forgot it ever happened. You still need masks to enter a hospital however.
A friend of mine just came back from Japan with a tour group and he said that the North Korea meme is true. You eat when they tell you to whether you’re hungry or not or you’re going to miss out on a meal, you’re not allowed to leave your hotel room for night time hours, you aren’t allowed to shit unless you’re in your hotel or have specific say so to use the restroom by your tour guide. He said the tour guide welcomed suggestions on places to go and things to see in the few cities they went to, but ultimately stuck with the itinerary while saying things like “Oh I’m so sorry but we won’t have time to see that/go there, but please feel free to suggest more locations you’d like to see!”I’m glad that theses tours are seeming to be a massive flop for Japan, but I’m also pretty bummed to see that these tours are reaching out into 2024 reservations already. At the cost of doom posting, I really don’t think Japan will open to desired tourism in the next few years.
>>2270459>a """friend of mine""" took a tour and it was like a tour>japan is not worth visiting as long as they have yoursI don't even know why you retards even bother posting this shit
>>2270459Based Japan sticking it to the globohomo gaijin crowd.
>>2270449That's what you wish, chinkpig
>>2270462There you have it. /pol/tards are bootlickers
>>2270459As a doomposter, I don’t believe you. Travel agencies were saying that because of how late that medical database was launched, they wouldn’t be able to get tour groups in the country until July.
>>2270465>respecting the laws and customs of the country you‘re a guest in are bootlickingPeople like you are the reason why the west is an utter shithole to live in.
>>2270474IF IT”S AMERICAN CULTURE IT"S WRONG CULTURE AND COMMUNISM
Can't wait to go to Tokyo this fall, be called a gaijin, and respond with "GAIJIN OOKI INKEI"
>>2267192I’m living in Japan, ask me anything.
>>2267328Have at it man, nothing is stopping you. t.gaijin in Japan
>>2270495whats a good place for pancakes
>>2268533Nothing, Tokyo is a shity place to live, in fact all cities are kinda shit. Inaka or bust my nibba.
>>2268726Go ahead, we need less britbongs here anyways.
>>2269753I’ll hire a Nigerian to fuck with you at the airport and force you into a fist fight.
Stop going to a barbaric country
>>2269813Google maps, google translate. Of course there is Japanese people who speak English at the air port that can help you. All else good luck.
>>2270512shouldn't have gotten altitude sickness lmaoimagine living at sea level like some lunglet subhuman
>>2270001Yep and don’t have too. Cope nigga.
>>2270066I always just wanted to bring a tire iron and fuck up a place like that and steal all their money.
>>2270099Not being a useless weeb, or weird English teacher. Next question.
>>2270512Well you take someone’s life, you pay the toll. 3 years is nothing, you are welcome. Next!
>>2270499Cafe Accueil Ebisu google maps it. Next!
>>2270512Very AmericanObvious fraud
Am I getting this right?>Highly Skilled Professional visa+easy to get permanent residency (1-3 years depending on score)-restricted* to work for your sponsor only (the company who applied for your COE)*obviously once you get PR then this downside disappears>Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services work visa+not tied to your sponsor+can leave the company who applied for your COE+can be used by other companies if you want to switch jobs+will still remain valid for its duration-hard to get permanent residency (10 years)>residency shortcut for non HSP holdersI read somewhere that even if you don't have an HSP visa, you can still take advantage of the same scoring system and apply for a PR on your own provided you meet the criteria.
It truly is over... doomsisters, we won
>>2270557>ah gomennasai gaijin, you must stay out for your own safety
>>2267289>yurikamome to Odaiba, get on Ferris Wheel, then take the boat bus to the Skytree and watch the sunset there>14 days minimum>5K $
>>2267371Can someone please help a nerd and tell me where this scene (the drone pan of the bay) was filmed
>>2270461because you keep giving the underagetard (You)s
>>2270581Ube Shinkawa Station in Ube, Yamaguchi
>>2270581Looks like the west side of the Rainbow Bridge.
>>2270588Or east. Check both ends and you’ll find it.
>>2270587Thanks, anon, my autism is now satisfied>>2270588I was meaning the pic in>>2267371, it's a screenshot of the last few seconds of the Evangion remake
Are the 3500 yen per night hotels actually worth it? I would stay in a pod for the experience but I heard they don't like whitey there
>>2270597is that really that much cheaper than a comparable airbnb a little further out from the city?
>>2270604I don't have any experience with airbnbs in any country so I'm a little hesitant
>>2270597You‘re talking about capsule hotels? They don‘t care that you‘re white, sleeping there is hell though, because some faggot ass gaijin will always barge in at 4 AM, dig around in his luggage, make noise and wake everyone upAlthough I suppose with the lack of tourism this won‘t be the case now
>>2270597bro just stay at an APA
WHERE THE FUCK IS HIS MASK
>>2270623>APA Group distributes political propaganda written by its president, Toshio Motoya, a strong supporter of revisionist historical views aligned with those of Japan's far-right. For example, in a series of interviews published online from APA Group's magazine Apple Town, Motoya referred to Japanese aggression, the Nanking Massacre, and the sex slavery of comfort women as "fabricated stories created to dishonor Japan" he claimed that having spoken to many important figures in the 81 countries he has visited and to many ambassadors to Japan that "not a single person believes in things such as the Nanking Massacre or comfort women story..." Such views are known to create negative feelings in neighboring countries such as China and Korea. These publications are widely distributed in APA Hotels. In addition, Motoya disclosed in his books that he plans to give maximum support to the Abe administration to rebuke China and Korea on these historical issues. Some Chinese tourist organizations are boycotting the chain.Oh I see
>>2270461As I said >>2270356 I am going this week, don't listen to this shit. I will post some legit info here with pics etc. stay tuned. I am not saying on which day cause I don't want to get doxxed or something.>>2270369Dude I am a doctor. For two years I had a mask, googles, facemask, gloves and scafander. Wearing a simple facemask really doesn't bother me.
>>2270624are they all really short or is this photo a bad angle
>>2270652Most politicians are manlets.
>record heat>record humidity>air conditiong getting turned off in lots of places to save energy>“prease wear ze mask in ze outside gaijin or we wirr deport yuo“
>>2270655>>2270663Can't wait to read the dozen of articles about seizures and deaths this heat wave will cause because people were too afraid to get rid of the mask at least outside.How can a nation be this stupid.
>>2270655They love it because it hides their ugly teeth unironically
>>2270655>>2270693Why can't Americans breathe? Is it just national trait?
>>2270698Japs die in the heat even when they aren't wearing masks because they don't sweat.
>>2270698air is a public resource so breathing is communism