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>Is Japan open?
Yes!
>What's the catch?
Visitors will need 3 doses of an approved vaccine or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure. More info here
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html

>How do I travel by public transportation?
Use Google Maps within cities, install the Jorudan or Navitime 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, etc
*NOTE: Currently out of date, but he is working on updating it on his own time.
https://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
Construction is wrapping up. Consequently, it's worth visiting Miyajima to see the it from up close without needing to float.

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 referring 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
JR Rail Pass is it worth it? It depends on your itinerary. Use websites/apps like Jorudan or Navitime and plug in your itinerary.
>https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/?sub_lang=nosub

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¥
>https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/

Previous thread: >>2357829
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>>2362114
I’m gonna be in Japan from January to July, any anons got recommendations on attractions I can’t miss while I’m there? So far I’m looking at going to Disney and USJ. Related, when do tickets open for Anime Japan? I looked at their site and I can’t even go to the ticket page. Is it sold out already?
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Eat a dick, Germany! Your football team is full of neck tattooed nazi failures!
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I hope anons over in Japan right now are celebrating the world cup win over Germany. Pulled off a pretty big upset.
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anyone here have any experience with soaplands/deriheru? ive been in japan over a month now and i really like walking around the red light districts at night just bc i like the atmosphere, its really lively (so far ive seen the ones in sapporo, shinjuku/shibuya, hiroshima (where i am now))
my japanese is okay, but i dont really know how these work or much sexual lingo/euphemisms
is it easy? just go up to the recptionist? what do i say?
unrelated: JAPAN NUMBER ONE JAPAN NUMBER ONE
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They're playing soccer maskless, this goes against the rules.
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>>2362120
The moving Gundam is going down in March, so go see that in Yokohama, I guess. Unless you're getting a japan phone number, you probably won't be able to get into most of those limited time art exhibits
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>>2362127
Argentina losing to Saudi Arabia? Germany losing to Japan? No, this fat fest in the desert isn’t rigged at all.
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Very interesting
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Anything worth visiting in Niigata prefecture?
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Been here a few days got some tips
-Landing in Japan it is a must to have Visit Japan Web https://www.digital.go.jp/en/services/visit_japan_web-en/ done. It took me about 2hrs, mostly waiting to verify documents. This is your immigration forms, customs forms, and vax confirmation to your PCR/vax cert. They will hold you outside the plane till you finish it and doing so may take an hour or more, seriously saw so many boomers getting pissy about it
-Getting through the airport is idiot proof, you seriously are following a guided walk way with a temp check stop and people telling you exactly what to do. Everything is basically idiot proof.
-Shops are opening later and closing earlier, not a huge ordeal but it was enough for me to take notice compared to previous times in Japan especially akihabara. Not uncommon to see many places open at 10 or even 11 close at 7 or 8pm.
-Foreigners are at an all time low even with the flood gates open
-cashless systems are way more available at shops now few places aren't accepting of at least pasmo/suica even the small mom and pop places that often were cash only
-prices for things like food increased a bit but it's still entirely possible to be well fed for 15USD/day, just add like 100-150 yen on to old pics you see of food and that's probably right
-Day passes for trains are still available(900yen) but 3 day value passes seem to be gone
-women are pretty open to hooking up especially right now

For masks, pretty much anywhere in Tokyo is going to want them. tl;dr
-Outdoors is optional but recommended in crowded areas
-essentially required on all trains+stations
-Tokyo has the strongest amount of masks dropping off the farther you get from it
-Most places to eat/drink want them on until at least seated or have a drink with you
-Comfort masks are a ripoff here order some from home
-your flight will most likely require a mask during the transit

Trying to think of anything else that might be useful so will keep threads updated
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>>2362216
Hiking, scenery, food, Koreans... Not too much this time of year as just before snow really comes in.
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I want to visit japan but I hate all things seafood and as far as proteins are concerned I only go for chicken or beef (and no weird cuts or organ meats). I dont like pork but Im cool with ham and bacon.
What are some good options for me which are easy to find all over the country? (doesnt have to be japanese food)
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>>2362275
I didn't eat any sushi when I went to Japan. I ate loads of chicken katsu curry.
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>>2362276
so i should be able to find some form of chicken katsu in even the smaller towns? i can live with that.
i know the medium to big places i can find whatever i want just want some ideas for when im in the most homogenous of places.
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>>2362275
Japan only has seafood, you fucking dork. Don’t bother.
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>>2362275
mcdonald's
kfc
gyudon chains
convenience stores
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>>2362279
>gyudon
ahhhhhhh the fish is everywhere!!! looked tasty otherwise. how likely am i to starve if i end up in a town with 100k population?
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>>2362283
if you don't like dashi then you don't deserve to live
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>>2362283
Oh, right. I forgot gyudon has dashi stock. You can just stick to burgers, fried chicken/karaage, tonkotsu ramen, pork or chicken katsu, non-seafood sandwiches, non-seafood pasta, and non-seafood pizza. They are pretty much available anywhere.
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I'm going to Tokyo his spring and need to start lining up women NOW

What's the best app? Tinder and tantan don't do it for me. Not a virgin, can pull fine in my own white country
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>>2362209
Half the German team is stunted black migrants. Why do you people still think of Europe like how it was 15 years ago?
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>>2362241
>Not uncommon to see many places open at 10 or even 11 close at 7 or 8pm.
It was like this in 2019 retard
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went to the HUB yesterday, I was cheering Germany since HUB staff treated me like shit (2000¥ entry, they didn't have hot beverages, made me stand like an idiot because seats were reserved), I can't believe those Krauts lost against Japan. Only foreigner here except a UK lad with his nip girlfriend.
>>2362241
>girls are willing to hook up
what the fuck are you talking about? give me some tips because I feel like an alien here, it seems that Japanese people live in their bubble and don't want to have nothing to do with foreigners.
as for masks yeah everyone is wearing them, this is another thing that makes it hard to bond with people here.
>>2362275
curry chains, they are everywhere
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>>2362298
>it seems that Japanese people live in their bubble and don't want to have nothing to do with foreigners.
it's because of corona. Japanese people were much friendlier before the government convinced them unmasked foreigners breathe poison.
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>>2362300
????????????
japs have always been xenophobic
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Pretty funny how fast crowds thin out and become Japanese only as soon as you go just a little bit away from the most popular attractions
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>>2362114
God I feel bad about my Japanese skills
A woman dropped some coins and didn't notice at the konbini, and I tried to tell her, but they didn't understand, not even the clerk understood
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What exactly is a “soapland”? I know it’s prostitution but what is it advertised as exactly? I know shinchi are advertised as restaurants
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Would you guys recommend the area right around the Higashi-Shinjuku subway station? Currently looking at the Tokyo Stay East Shinjuku, it's the dot furthest south on the map. It seems to me to be a pretty good location, want to stay there for a week. I want a place that isn't RIGHT in the middle of the action/chaos, but just outside of the area so I can walk to it. I'd like for it to at least mostly quiet for the most part, and I don't mind if that means I have to walk a couple more minutes to the station (shinjuku or otherwise)
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>>2362306
It's this
https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=1290284933
But with a Japanese woman
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>>2362308
There's an APA Hotel in Shinjuku near kabukicho
They usually charge only about 5000 yen a night (at least pre-covid)
Although you'll only get one big bed
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>>2362311
Yeah I need a hotel that has both twin bedrooms and full/queen bedrooms for my group. I've also heard that APA hotels are a bit run down, although I think that might be reddit-tards upset about their owner.
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>>2362313
Never had a problem with them, they're my goto when I'm travelling
Cheap and always clean and well made
The owner is just too based for some faggots
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>>2362298
It's because your fat and ugly. Also autistic. Go back to your country and an hero please.
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>>2362305
lmao
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>>2362275
if you find an airbnb with a kitchen you can just buy anything you want at a grocery store and eat whatever you eat at home
a couple weeks ago i was staying in sumida in a 3 bedroom apt airbnb, w kitchen/dining area, bathroom, washing machine for only 40$ a day (stayed with my friend so we split it)
plenty of space for the both of us and paid 20$ each a night
a little far from tokyo center (40-50 min by train) but it was fine, its also nice to stay somewhere more quiet/rural
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>>2362283
nigger there is absolutely 0 fish flavor in gyuden are you fucking autistic
if you are this insane about avoiding fish at all costs dont come to japan
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>>2362241
How far in advance can you fill out the visit Japan web stuff? I have a flight in a couple months, could I do it now?
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>>2361843
>>2361897
I'm late and missed the thread oshiri. (again)
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Is having a beard a deal breaker with women in Japan?
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>>2362364
yes
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>>2362364
It depends on the woman. I have a beard and have had no problems at all.
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Muh
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>>2362371
You ok? Had a stroke?
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>>2362364
Most of them hate facial hair, yeah
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>>2362365
>>2362387
>>2362366
Interesting. Two saying yes and one saying no. Is it a short beard or stubbly? Im just a little bit below chad lite so im curious if having a beard is that last little thing to completely disqualify me. Could shave it and grow back to the same size in like 2-3 weeks but I look better with it than without.
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>go to hostels bro so that you can socialize
>everyone is either looking at his phone, there is one troon and a couple of land whales
who else felt for the hostel meme? just give me an azn qt or I'll go insane REEEEEE
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>>2362392
Well CdawgVA is a youtuber living in Japan, he's fairly handsome, and he's got facial hair like you say, and when he went on a first date with a Japanese girl one of the first things she said was "you should shave"
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Fug, I'm going to go to Japan and I just found out there's no cooming, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
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im in okinawa rn tommorow should i travel to taiwan or go 2 tokyo. ive never really been 2 tokyo before how does it compare 2 taiwan?
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>>2362410
I'd take Tokyo over Taiwan any day
But at least it's Taiwan and not China, yuck
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>>2362392
Some girls have a beard fetish, but they're definitely a minority. If you are handsome, then a beard is fine. Some girls will tell you they want to see you without a beard. Whether you shave or not shave for them won't affect how long your short term tourist visa relationship will last.
>Interesting. Two saying yes and one saying no.
Welcome to the Japan General thread. Most posters here have little experience and post stupid shit like:
>Japanese women don't understand love (because they won't love me)
>Japanese people are unfriendly and xenophobic (because they won't approach me to make friends)
>Japanese women hate foreign men because
.... you get the picture
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>>2362290
Don't do what for you retard?
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>>2362182
I’ll be getting one. It’s been a massive pain in the ass not having one in europe
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Hey guys. Has anyone been to the Fuji area? I wanted to get from Lake Motosu to Shimobe JR High (Motosu High School). But I see no bus routes going there and getting to the station near the school would require a 2hr loop around Mt Fuji. Is Uber or a taxi accessible in that area?
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please help: I am in Japan and I wanted to download tinder but it says it's not available, maybe because my Japanese sim card is data only?
I tried Bumble too from the app store and it says it's unavailable.
I downloaded Hellotalk (paid the fucking premium too) but the girls are hideous.
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>>2362444
Taxis are available nearly everywhere if you can call a taxi service. Since you however don’t know that I’m assuming you’re a Gaijin that doesn’t speak Japanese. You will probably not be able to call one.
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>>2362445
Change your app store location to Japan
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Why are Japanese women such sluts

My gf of 2 years cheated on me with some random tinder faggots.when I confronted her she said she did it because I "don't listen to her enough". Despite moving country and swapping job to live with her.

I broke up with her then started fucking a couple new chicks, then I inspect their social media and they both have boyfriends, one American guy who she was LDR with and the other some Swedish guy in the same city.

What the fuck
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>>2362396
I actually lucked out my first time staying at a hostel in Japan, some cute jap girl behind front desk asked for my IG and invited me out for drinks but I dropped my spaghetti and mumbled some shit excuse and how I'll talk to her later. The next day she had lost all interest.

Pretty much first time I ever had a jap girl openly flirt with me and I fucked it up with my autism. I did manage to fuck that trip but it was all 25+ cakes with ugly faces
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>>2362449
Cheating isn't considered a huge deal in Japan
Some people think it's fine as long as you don't get caught, or others as long as you don't kiss, or others as long as you don't develop an emotional connection
It's just a different culture
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What's the best way to take an extended visit to Japan for around 1-2 years? Is a language school a good option? I'm looking for minimal cost and a good balance of free time and work/study.
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>>2362473
Language school will cost about $6000 USD a year and 3 hours on weekdays with 80% attendance minimum
Might be cheaper outside of Tokyo, but IMO you could go to university for that price probably
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I am in Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto for 2 weeks start of dec, I have most of the normal tourist stuff booked.
Any good anime/manga/gaming temporary events or must see things aside from the normal shopping districts. It looks like I missed the berserk exhibit sadly?
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>>2362311
There are 13 different APA hotels just in Kabukicho, two right in the corner marker in >>2362308 map
I'm a Yakuzafag and choose APA for that, comfy hotel, but the rooms were kinda small
>come back one day after walking a lot
>put the lid on the bathtub and open the water
>sit for a few seconds on the bed
>fall asleep
>wake up in a fright expecting the room to be flooded
>go to bathtub
>it's filled to the recommeded level, faucet is closed
Fucking nip magic, man
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>>2362298
>they didn't have hot beverages
who the fuck orders hot beverages in a fucking Hub
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>>2362452
>Instagram
As an autist with 0 social media, am I fucked?
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>>2362508
An autist who travels to another country and blames everyone around them for their own inability to make human connections.
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>>2362503
I've only ever stayed in dormy inns and Daiwa roynet, how does apa compare? Idc about the politics but if it triggers redditfags to the point they won't stay there then it's based
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The wife and I are going in early February for 2 weeks. She's never been, and I've never been during winter. This is my 5th Japan trip, and recommendations for winter things to do/see? I have the snow festivals in Hokkaido planned for now, but would love to hear of anything else worth doing.
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>>2362512
>Idc about the politics but if it triggers redditfags to the point they won't stay there then it's based
Something something not groveling enought for WW2. There is a history book of Japan in every room and apparently, when Trump got elected they put a photo of him in the international history few pages.
The rooms were kinda small but with padded walls with cloth, having a very comfy feeling. They give you a instantaneous tea and coffe bag and a bottle of water every day, and there is a couple of oven-microwaves and ice machines for the Family Mart food. Also, pic related is the flashlight that every bed has at it's head in case of emergency
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>>2362517 (samefagging)
Should have mentioned that the microwaves and ice machines are in the corridors to the rooms, in each room you get a water boiler for the coffe/tea. I was so sure of myself and the japanase water that I dranked straight from the tap, and used the tap's hot water for the coffe. Zero stomach problems.
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>>2362517
>>2362519
Thanks anon, looks comfy desu. Don't need a big room aslong as the walls aren't paper
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>>2362509
You can just hand out your LINE instead.
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>>2362294
No shit, I was stating that on top of short hours things have been shortened again. It's good to keep in mind short hours but these were even shorter than 17-19.

>>2362298
I just went to a bar hung out with a girl, I broke the ice with some dumb questions like "how do you say X in japanese" saying it wrong just enough to make small talk, then we talked about our jobs, hobbies, travels and stuff. She wanted to see the view from my hotel room, I told her it wasn't that great but would still take her there and bam. Not sure how this is hard stuff anon.
>that hub greentext
I hope this is bait
>>2362326
I did mine a month in advance, was fine. Just know you need your flight # and Hotel booking to validate the process

Anyone doing comiket btw got a discord going for meetups during that and NYE
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>>2362503
props man, I plan to drink pretty hard tomorrow look for the blue fairy retard
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does japan have any ghettos or "hoods"?
what are the most crime ridden cities or areas?
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My experience so far:
-Barely any white tourists and the majority have been Canadian and Spanish (wtf??)
-This is my 4th time in 15 years and I have never seen so many brown/blacks in japan before. Even had Indians speaking Japanese at me at the airport albeit with awful curry accent. Nigerians still infest Tokyo at night.
-Tokyo seems extremely quiet now. My gf was shocked at how not busy the famous crossing was
-Masks everywhere all the time even when ppl are riding bikes/exercising. Absolute lunacy. I don't wear mine outside but I cave in on trains etc coz I don't want to be abused by vaxxed bugmen in moonspeak. That being said at night they seem to loosen up and remove them. Hell I've even seen signs saying "let's get outside without masks" yet they continue to wear them. Dumb.
-kyoto much more busy with tourists (mostly asians and hideous Asian mutts... what even are they? American? Singapore?) But it depends where you go. For eg I went to golden pavilion and it was the most quiet I've ever seen it (3rd time) but then arashiyama (which I didn't think was that well known since I've never been) was more packed than Tokyo.
-breakfast/morning culture doesn't seem to exist here. very peculiar. Good coffee extremely hard to find although I found a good cafe one in kyoto. I am a coffee snob tho so you Americans will be fine with the brown slop they serve I am sure. Almost everywhere doesn't open until 10 or later. Fucking ridiculous. Obviously shitty chains are exception
-english isn't widely spoken as some of you may have been lead to believe. Pointing helps but just fuckin learn basic stuff at least. It really isn't difficult at all. If you're just here for a trip you don't need to learn everything just have a few sentences pre loaded (like ordering food).
-PRO TIP: If you are travelling to via jr pass but you got to the station using suica make sure you get your suica activated by an attendant. I forgot to do this and was confused why suica didn't work in kyoto
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>>2362555
God I hope China goes into awful lockdown by the time I go to Kyoto in June. I've heard it's an infestation.

Also does anyone know if Golden Gai is still worth going to? I've heard it got gutted by COVID so idk
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More:
-i agree with other anons that apa hotels are great. Cheap cozy and good locations. Might be too small for some but how much time are you really gonna spend there?
-if you are tall chad like me protip look for accommodation that has futon. Beds in japan are small
-Youll end up with a shit ton of coins. Might be worth having a seperate pouch or wallet just for coins otherwise your main wallet will be like a boulder
-can use suica at conbini and some vending machines and some businesses might accept (i havent personally come across any) but cash is always gonna be king
-while useful, google maps isnt always the most trustworthy. Especially with walking times (unless you sperg walk everywhere). Always leave an extra bit of time just incase you fuck up on public transport. Its bound to happen just make your days a bit more flexible and roll with it. Once you learn its easy just be aware different lines/companies may vary with how they operate (eg smaller local trains/buses need exact change, pay on board etc)
-even if youre not huge into the music rock/metal bars are great way to meet people. Yes there will be mostly other gaijin but quite often the Japanese there will want to chat to you too. Also dont be afraid to chat to the other foreigners around. Covid has made everyone anti social and miserable. Life is much more enjoyable when making new friends/meeting people and just being more friendly. I know most of you struggle with social side of things but even just a smile or "where are you guys from?" can make a difference.
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>>2362558
>>2362558
>golden gai
Still worth a visit although it's much more quiet than it used to be. It can be a bit intimidating for foreigners but honestly just give it a go what's the worst that can happen? Spill spaghetti and go to next place no one cares
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>>2362562
Is trying to go to Golden Gai with a group of 8 basically impossible? I would think so with how small all those little bars are.
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>>2362555
>-Masks everywhere all the time even when ppl are riding bikes/exercising. Absolute lunacy. I don't wear mine outside but I cave in on trains etc coz I don't want to be abused by vaxxed bugmen in moonspeak. That being said at night they seem to loosen up and remove them. Hell I've even seen signs saying "let's get outside without masks" yet they continue to wear them. Dumb.
Guess I'll wait a bit more before going
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>>2362429
I don’t know, maybe their purpose? Connect me with women who will talk? Retard
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Would I still need a return flight to enter Japan if I'm staying for a year on a working holiday visa?
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How do I fuck a couple cute Japanese twinks? I'm visiting Tokyo next week.
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gimme a sample 3 or 4 day Tokyo itinereary pls
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Is it true that people in Osaka are more open? any good place where I can find my qt jp girl?
>>2362447
I just tried this, still not available fuck fuck fuck
>>2362508
I took a medicine because I had a mild fever and I couldn't mix alcohol with medicines. still horrible customer service though. It's like Japanese people work with a standard service for everyone, don't try to make even the slightly change.
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>>2362595
Day 1 - you'll be tired so you wanna stick to delihealth like Gingira. Get something delivered to your hotel
Day 2 - Still a little jetlagged so maybe Dolce in Yoshiwara
Day 3 - By now you should be good to go for further trips, try Bijin Labs in Kawasaki
Day 4 - Wildcard, go for Tokyo Shemale Club to close out your trip.
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>>2362563
Unless youre all tiny japs its pretty much impossible. Maybe if the bar in particular was already empty. Break up into groups
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Wondering what kind of SIMs are available in Haneda airport, I need something that can handle streaming HD video a few hrs /day (so a decent data allowance).
Is there anything like that available at those SIM vending machines I've heard about?
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>>2362590
do you have the visa already?
>>2362594
go to an onsen and slap someone's ass.
>>2362595
Day 1 - Ueno park/jinja in the morning, Akihabara arcades and weeb shopping in the evening (maid cafe lunch), Ichiran ramen dinner, Sensoji at night in Asakusa
Day 2 - Meiji Jingu in the morning, Harajuku shopping in the afternoon, okonomiyaki lunch, yakiniku dinner, Shibuya bar crawling and love hotels at night
Day 3 - Tokyo Tower & Zojoji temple in the morning, national art museum, University of Tokyo museum, Intermediatheque, or the gay Ghibli museum in the afternoon, Zao Fishing restaurant dinner, karaoke with girls at night
Day 4 - buy a new Grand Seiko at Waco in Ginza, buy a new suit, lunch at Tour d'Argent, visit Yushima Seido temple, take some photos of the trains along the river, get your last goshuins, visit Tokyo Station, sushi dinner at Itamae sushi in Akasaka
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I thought they sort trash here, but my hotel room in Shinjuku just has one trash can. Do the staff go through my trash sorting it?
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>>2362614
Yeah I have the visa
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>>2362617
then you don't need a round trip ticket
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>>2362618
Sweet thank you
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>>2362600
>Is it true that people in Osaka are more open?
Yeah, if you speak Japanese.
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I'm going with family next year and was wondering how long it takes to explore Kyoto? At first glance it feels like you can see half the important stuff in like a day, but I don't know what to expect in terms of train travel in Kyoto and how much walking you actually do.
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>>2362667
Not much train travel. It's mostly walking/buses/taxis.
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>>2362667
It depends on how much you like shrines and temples and gardens. If you really like them and want to see them all, four days of nonstop temple hopping should do the trick. If that's not your thing, you can see two/three of the big tourist trap temples/shrines in one day.
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>>2362616
>qt3.14 rural girl moves to the big city Tokyo-to only to find work cleaning up after me & sorting through my empty bottles of Black whiskey, cans of Boss coffee and leaking gaijin condoms.
What a life
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>>2362305
I'm okay at speaking (though listening is another fucking story) and a guy biking dropped something and it was just me and him on the road and I was like, yelling, 'otoshita! nanika o otoshita! jitensha ni noteiru yatsu, yo!!' and he just kept biking. Probably didn't understand my shit accent at all and just thought I was a crazy person. It was one of those cool lighters that have the strong blue flame, full too. good for me I guess
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>>2362676
I whore mongered in my hotel and the two young clerks and maids knew. It was a cleaner fancier hotel you weren't supposed to bring whores to, but no one said anything.
>dumb whores made me meet them outside and walk them all the way up past the clerks to my room every time
gaijins can do anything we want and japs just have to deal with it
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Has anyone gone to concerts as a foreigner? I wouldn't mind planning a trip around as many bands as I like so I can see them but I'm afraid of fucking up and losing money.
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>>2362705
I have, but I live here and speak Japanese. Do not know anything about the tourist experience.
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>>2362706
Based. I like to stick to smaller venues with rock and metal shows. How's the experience there? From the live shows I've watched online, moshing doesn't seem to be a thing.
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>>2362707
Yeah, it really isn't. Sometimes on rare occasions it will happen, but it's nothing too aggressive. Depends on the venue though.
Small venues are very small. You will be so cramped there that there's really no space to do much of anything.
If you are sticking to smaller venues, you should be fine just going and paying up front the entry fee. No tickets necessary, they'll just stamp your hand and give you 1 free drink ticket.
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Boarding my flight back to the US right now at Narita. I'm so sad. If my plane crashes, please let me state for the record that I love Japanese girls and whores.
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>>2362705
Just buy tickets and go. Usually just buy them at convenience stores. Go through the concert and fumble your way through entry. I've always gone to small indie-type shows, however.
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>>2362738
You will be fine, but 25 days from now you will be shot and killed by an active shooter.
This is a prophecy. There is no way to prevent this.
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>>2362724
show us you first
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>went to a random rock festival for tricot
>waited inside the venue
>got to stand right in front of the stage
>saw them prepare and practice
>turns out they were recording the show for a music video to celebrate their new album
Mom I'm on the tv. Premiers tonight at 2100.
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>>2362740
>buy them at convenience stores
I didn't even know that was a thing, holy shit. Convenience stores really do have everything.
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>>2362749
>tricot
absolutely based. id love to see them
i wouldnt mind seeing polkadot stingray or sambomaster too. not sure if they go to "small" venues though.
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>>2362743
I barely made it to my check-in time because I visited a soapland early in the morning and fucked around playing it close getting to Narita (ended up on a train making nearly all the stops before Narita).

I'm actually the guy with guns, though, so at least i might have a chance to shoot back.
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>>2362749
We're you at the Craftrock Festival too? I was there too.
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>>2362755
Hell yeah brother. Don't tell me you were the bald dude with glasses? We made eye contact a few times, I just didn't want to talk to people and leave them hanging because I kept going in and out of Kichijoji in between shows on both days because of other commitments.

>>2362752
If you're interested in anything remotely popular, you will probably thank yourself for getting on e+ because most tickets are lottery based. I have a show booked for February next year and the lots were drawn this week, coincidentally, it's for tricot's album tour.
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>>2362750
You can buy them at the little computer terminal things. It spits out a reciept, you take it to the clerk, and pay at the register. I make all my amazon purchases this way.
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all right lads reporting in from Kyoto, I walked like 15 miles. The best one was Kyomizu Dera and that famous zen garden. Golden Pavillion is a meme, super packed, a walking line from start to the end. It's my first time but imo there aren't a lot of tourists. Tried Hellotalk, no luck so far. Tomorrow I'll go to Nara and then Osaka, I hope Kansai people are more friendly. I can't believe it's been a week here and still no peepee in vagoo. I kinda lost all the hope desu.
I also tried to install Tinder and Bumble but they are unavailable.
>>2362705
I went to a techno gig last week and it was the highlight of this trip desu. Just buy tickets and go. Don't expect to make friends with Japanese people.
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There's a disturbing lack of Judo dojos in Tokyo
Seems like Kodokan (the world's Judo HQ) is the only one
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>>2362783
>I can't believe it's been a week here and still no peepee in vagoo. I kinda lost all the hope desu.
What are you doing to try to meet girls? Are you approaching them or expecting them to come to you?
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>>2362783
>. I can't believe it's been a week here and still no peepee in vagoo
Wow
It's almost like Japanese women aren't American women (aka sluts)
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>>2362476
Thanks. Has anyone done language school or uni for shits? I'm 26 now with a software degree so I don't really think I'd be going to seriously learn. I'm kind of looking to 'live' there for a while on the cheaper end just to see what the country is like from a residential perspective before seriously committing to anything. Anyone else got some advice?
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all right I think I'll pull the trigger: give me a Tobita Shinchi rundown? Price? Is it worth it? Can I manage it with broke Japanese and jewgle translate?
>>2362789
>approached qt jap girl riding the bus
>talk for 1h or so
>show my line
>she doesn't add me
>approach qt Korean girl waiting outside a restaurant
>we eat together
>she ghosts me
>make Hellotalk
>only men message me
tomorrow I'll go to Bic camera and I'll make a sim card with a Japanese number and install Tinder fuck it. I wanna taste that sweet manko. I cannot go home as a loser.
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>>2362500
anyone? Looking for current events that seem good
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Ohayu goyzaymus
Ichi San desu
Sayonara

Will my high school Japanese knowledge get me by in Japan?
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>>2362829
If you want to save money don't live in Tokyo
Live in another major city like Sapporo
You'll save on rent by over 50% probably
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>>2362836
Unlikely
Japanese is one of the hardest languages for english speakers
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Nara is beautiful and deer are cute!
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>>2362834
Dont think there are any big event right now,and CM101 is next month
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>>2362837
Rent is like 40-60,000 yen/month on a lease in Tokyo. You're pinching pennies to move somewhere just to save on that.
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>>2362855
>40-60,000 yen/month on a lease in Tokyo
When you say 40-60 in Tokyo, you mean all the way to Hachioji, right?
Because I've lived in both Meguro and Minato, 40-60 gets you a toilet at best.
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>>2362857
This
I live in Kanda currently near akiba and I pay 200,000 per month
Moving to Edogawa, which is way out, but I'm still paying 100,000 per month
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ill be staying in tokyo for 1 year bros. need some help deciding which city to live in. which one has the least niggers?
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considering buying some British flag badges so people don't think I am American, thoughts?
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>>2362869
Ito, going to izu shaboten region. Many great onsen ryokan and more foreigner friendly :)
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>>2362890
brits don't wear flag badges because it is cringe and you can tell a bong from their poise. YWNPassAsABong
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>>2362880
depends on what you're staying for? is it work related where you location might matter? or are you doing remote work where it won't matter at all? price situation? what do you see yourself doing in your free time?
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>>2362906
no no no I am from London I don't want anyone thinking I am American. I don't own any flags because yes they are cringe
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>>2362906
I can tell a bong from their faggy gait and feminine aspect. Have met chad french, germans and dutch, but every bong has been an absolute faggot so far. Is it because all the real men left for the colonies or what?
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>>2362909
will be studying at a language school anon. remote work yes and price doesnt matter. after class will want to explore cities, try out nice restaurants, want to rent a nice car and drive around as well.
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>>2362912
nta but nice, i was thinking of a language school as well but im broke af currently. cant really justify it without any income.
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>>2362857
>>2362859
I live a 5min walk from Kichijoji and pay 60k for 1LDK. I'd pay 50k for a 10min walk.
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>>2362449
What did being cheating on feel like? Were you angry a small Japanese qt slighted you in such an unexpected and promiscuous way?
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>>2362581
kek ngmi
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>anons complaining that they cant get enough pussy
man i'd be happy just having someone to pal around with during a visit. i'm not even sure if i'd oppose being with a gaijin hunter.
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>>2362738
I will not forget the knowledge your shared in the other threads anon-san, be safe.
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people have enough time to chase pussy on holiday?

Basic bitches can wait back home there are temples and shit to see
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>>2362954
qrd me, my flight in is next month. should I binge the previous threads or go in blind?
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>>2362449
this thread went from covid schizoposting to /r/japanlife after opening. fucking hell
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>>2362958
>should I binge the previous threads
Yes, lots of useful info in the archives.
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>>2362831
matsushima is better. There's usually no shower in tobita stalls but matsushima ones usually have showers. The girls are honestly about as pretty and you got a better shot of some dfk action
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>>2362965
At least between the covid shizoposting we had some travel stories and great photos. Now it's just dumb horny faggots that can't stay in their prostitution general, or dumb English teacher wannabes questions that have nothing to do with travel.
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>>2362910
Americans don’t walk around wearing flags anymore either you fucking loon. It’s not 1950. We have them in our front yards occasionally and that’s about it
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>>2362911
British women are also usually the most unsightly for some reason too. I have yet to see a genuinely hot British woman abroad
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>>2362979
>only in our yards
>and school, on cars, every public building, the "good wearing flag", on cookware and walls indoors
american's are complete flag shaggers and it always massively stands out whenever I visit there.
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How far in advance should I book my hotel(s)? Planning on going October/November next year
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Is the Paradise foreigner-friendly soapland in Yoshiwara still open?
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I like Japan :)
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>>2362547
Anywhere you see blacks. Also Nagoya has a significantly higher crime rate due to Japanese-Brazilian immigration.
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how can I see some shiba inus, are there like dedicated cafes?
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>>2363014
It’s Just a deriheru now
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>>2362760
Nah, I'm an Asian guy, so you wouldn't have noticed me unless you heard me speaking English.
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Back in the US and I've seen nothing but white and black people, and there are not hundreds and thousands of cute little Japanese girls in my sight. All gone in less than 24 hours. Cherish it while you're there, brothers.
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Speaking of hotels, I only ever used booking as a last minute solution years ago so I'm not sure how it really works for that specific question : I want to profit the most from the weak JPY right fucking now. If I book from booking right now, do they charge immediately once I place the order, or only when it enters the window where you can't cancel anymore?
I have some doubts about the "charging immediately" thing, especially as many hotels allow you to cancel 24h prior.
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Trying to open up the Quarantine procedures (Fast Track) and it just keeps getting stuck showing a loading animation
Is this normal? Is Friday night just a bad time and is the server overloaded?
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>>2363056
this happened to me in the airport, ended up having to start over and fill out a new account in the waiting room. wasn't that big of a deal but was extremely stressful in the moment.
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For those solo in Japan, doesn't it get lonely with the language barrier? I went with a friend several years ago and had a good time. I'm considering working remote from Japan, but short of finding a jap chick to hang out with from time to time I feel it will be lots of solitude. Masks & working a US sleep schedule won't help. I would like to hike & maybe ski, but I don't want to haul my gear around for months.
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>>2363067
Thanks anon I'll try that tomorrow
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>>2363056
Didn't work on chromium on my pc. Had to use firefox. Worked on my android with chrome. Make sure you can bring it up on your phone.
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Kyoto is insanely busy atm. Expect to be crammed into shit everywhere you go. And also you will not get a storage locker at the station. Way more busy than tokyo. Frustratingly so.
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What's the best way to get from central Osaka to Kyoto? For some reason, morons always mention how "they're only 30 minutes apart!!!", but that's not true. Is it worth it to take the shinkansen back and forth each time?
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>>2362114
Going to be in Japan for a week in March 2023. What do 3 anime-interested but also legitimate culture and history interested college students see in their first Japan trip? We have about $1k/person we're max willing to spend after plane tickets
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Is AirBnB good for Tokyo? I'd like my own space, more than a capsule hotel. I'm not sure how long I plan to stay in Japan, it would be nice to take things week by week.
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>>2363126
my partner booked our lodgings on Airbnb and it's worked out great. their criteria was "close to transit" but I'm not sure how much hassle or other nonsense they had to sift through.
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>>2363127
whatever faggot
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>>2363120
Shinkansen is the way to go.
What's Osaka like? Kyoto station is the busiest place I've been to so far. People mention how there's nice restaurants here but they forget to mention that you'll be waiting hours to get into any of them. Japanese favourite sport seems to be lining up. They do it for everything: toilet, bus, restaurant, escalators. Crazy to me since there's always something else around the corner that isn't as busy.
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Best place to stay in Tokyo for picking up chicks? Do I want to get a place close to Roppongi? Does it not really matter? Am I better off getting cheaper accommodation elsewhere and just paying for a hotel for the night when I pick up?
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Going to be in Japan from January through March. Whats the most affordable housing? Korea has some shit called Itaewons or something thats like a bare minimum dorm thats extremely cheap. Thinking of maybe a month or two in tokyo and then a month everywhere else.
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>>2362300
>Japanese people were much friendlier before the government convinced them unmasked foreigners breathe poison.

it may not have taken them much to do so, they were perfectly content at blaming the sick fellow japanese for being sick before covid, so not much of a leap to apply that to anyone else
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>>2363043
>Cute little Japanese girls
Kys pedo
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>>2363177
>They're not little! They're my height!
Poor manlets.
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>>2363054
You have the chance to choose at the time of booking, but you can't change after the fact. I had to rebook when I realized I chose to pay at the counter.
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>>2363177
Size difference is hot, and they are so tiny and cute.
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>>2363212
>Size difference is hot
This man speaks the truth
I'm 190cm but I like short girls
The shorter the better
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>>2363212
true. I'm 5'6 and my gf is 6'1. I love it.
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Could I get in trouble for this?
>last day in japan
>start approaching the cutest maids in Akiba
>ask them if I could buy their pantsu and how much
>get cute Japanese maid pantsu souvenir???
Think I'll be able to find one that will sell? Yes I am aware that I'm a degenerate.
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daily report: went to Nara, Todai-ji is great, Nara park is a bit of a meme but ok. Mochi is shit though, I am more of a dorayaki man.
trying to use Hellotalk to talk with ladies, no luck so far. I don't know if I want to club tonight or go to sleep and take a daily trip to Kyushu tomorrow. Tomorrow I want to watch the football match somewhere.
>>2363074
I'm solo traveling in Japan atm and that is my biggest disappointment so far, japanese people absolutely don't care about you, Kansai people are a bit more friendly but don't come to Japan thinking you'll make friends without knowing japanese. I don't know why I was so naive thinking people would flock at me. Foreigners tourists roam in packs so no luck, yesterday I met a British qt at Kyoto but didn't manage to get far with the conversation.
>>2363177
the other day a girl sitting next to me was so smol she couldn't reach footrest on the bus and she was just swinging her legs, it was too cute.
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>>2363237
japan must be soulless af
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>>2363237
>the other day a girl sitting next to me was so smol she couldn't reach footrest on the bus and she was just swinging her legs, it was too cute.

I was in a Muji a few days ago, and a JK or JD was shorter than the the wall racks they use to hang items. She had a cute face to begin with, but her tiny size just made it even better. Tiny little Japanese girls are miracle of the universe.
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>>2363236
God I hate you
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>>2363237
Was nara balls to the wall packed full of people? Getting tired of crowds
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Went to check out the locations of one of my favourite VNs today
Met two Japanese dudes doing the same thing, was super fun, they also helped me find one of the more hidden spots
Gotta love random encounters like this
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>>2363270
pretty crowded, yeah
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>>2363279
Last year I went to a shrine in a secluded forest area to work on a horror film, and while I was there I met a Japanese guy who was doing actual ghost hunting. Spectral photography and stuff. Apparently back in the Edo period some samurai got beheaded there or something. I don't believe in that stuff but it was nice meeting a guy with a cool hobby.
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11 more days to my 3rd trip and I feel as though I should finally get around to doing my web japan shit, how long did it take you guys?

also I'm taking a friend with me this time and he wants to visit USJ, should I buy express passes? Sounds like it might be completely fucked in dec
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>>2363120
i stayed in Kyoto and took the local express trains from Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station to Shin-Osaka and back again. it was the slower line than Kyoto station but was only 45 minutes an cheap. the shinkansen is unnecessary for the time saved between shin-osaka and kyoto station.
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>>2363237
hellotalk is not going to be full of ladies you can chat your way into pants. it is for bookworms and nerds.
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Any thoughts on things to do/see in February? Going to be in Japan for 18 days at the beginning of the month.
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Will customs insist on seeing a return ticket when I arrive with an American passport? I'm not sure how long I want to stay.
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>>2363270
yeah you have crowds but not too much imo it's my first time in Japan and the only place I thought there were too many people was the golden pavilion a couple of days ago
>>2363293
I want to sex with yellow women I'm going insane AAAAAA tomorrow I'll do a sim card with a Japanese number and install tinder fuck it.
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>>2362555
fucking americans

i'm glad the jews have convinced you that moonspeak city #432 is better then goy city #128 so you'll have less money
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>>2362985
The only of these that’s true is schools and public government buildings, we certainly do not have them indoors, “wearing flags” (the fuck are you on about?), we definitely don’t have them on cookware. Literally every country has flags outside their government buildings. Bong observation skills at their finest
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>>2363126
>>2363127
Airbnb seemed pretty shit and overly expensive when I looked into it recently. But I’m also staying semi long term. Also Airbnb customer service is literally garbage so if you have any issues abroad do not expect any help. They fucked my reservation up in Italy a ton of times to the point I wished I hadn’t even contacted support. Their “aircover” policy is complete bullshit and good luck getting a refund if you do want to move. I will never use them again if I can help it
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>>2363332
You can't deny that you have them on every bus and train though.
Anyway, this is not /bfg/ - burger flag general, so let's return to talking about masks and cooming in Japan.
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>>2363237
My experience has been totally opposite. Have made plenty of connections both fellow foreigners and native Japanese every time I've gone out. We're all spergs here so I dunno what to tell you besides try being more open? Do you smile and say hello to people? I mean, I literally had two people on opposite sides of me coaching me on kanji pronunciation as I practiced anki on the train tonight, all I did was point to the screen and try and pronounce (obviously asking via body language if I was correct). They patiently helped me the whole ride. The next train, I asked the guy if I was on the correct line, because I couldnt find a sign anywhere, so I just pointed to the station letter and number on my phone and said "行く?" He asked where I was from and then we talked our favorite foods and anime.

I am not sure what you mean by "japanese people absolutely don't care about you" -- how much do you go out of your way to talk to strange tourists back home? They are living their life, too, anon.
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>>2363126
AirBnb was able to mellow out in Japan after the hotel culling so it was pretty good for a couple years before the pandemic, I don't think anything has happened to negatively affect it otherwise.
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>>2362241
>Foreigners are at an all time low even with the flood gates open
Until flights are back to normal the flood gates are not open. There's just a crack in the dam.
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>>2362890
Don't besmirch the good name of the British in Japan, loser. They're one of the few countries that like us. Try Canadian or New Zealand badges.
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>>2362396
I don't understand why people would say that as a selling point. I want to be left a-fucking-lone when I get back from a long day of tourism, I don't want to bunk with a bunch of randoms
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>>2363043
Did you really see many Japanese cuties? I saw few when I was there in 2019. The good ones are incomparable though.
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>>2363237
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I'm interested in the 47 Ronin story and want to walk the trail from Kira's mansion to the shrine where they presented his head (they have the receipt!) and where they are buried after their seppuku, anyone done that and is it worth it? For what it's worth, I think Kira got a bad rap.
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Please forgive the cringe but I want to visit a small family ramen shop like in my favorite animays.

Best way to find one (I'm in Tokyo now)? I don't really speak jap, can I just point at the menu item and say これはください successfully?
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>>2363314
>tinder in Japan
heh, good luck talking to scammers and bot accounts.
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>>2362412
>Taiwan and not China
For now.
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I got back after two weeks. It was mostly alright. Lot more down points than I expected due to my impromptu and somewhat shit planning as well as the weather in some cases.
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>>2362614
>buy a new Grand Seiko at Waco in Ginza
Are you going to get some sort of really good deal or is this just a meme thing?
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>>2363423
I assume it’s a meme. You’re still gonna pay more than a grand but it certainly is cheaper than in the west and they’re great watches.
I’m gonna buy my luggage in Ginza on the last days because without the 8% tax you can get decent deals on high quality shit.
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>>2363423
It completes the bubble boomer LARP.
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>>2363425
It's 10% now, easier to calculate your savings this way.
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>>2363378
That will be fine, but often even at the small shops there are ticket machines, and they might only be in Japanese if they are a small family shop. If you can read Japanese, you'll be in better shape, but if not you can just just order the most expensive item from the machine to get the works on your ramen.
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>>2363397
If China tries to take Taiwan China won't exist anymore
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Is Supreme recognized in Japan? Should I buy Supreme stuff will it get me laid?
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>>2363376
funny the tiny one has the biggest tits
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>>2363459
Supreme is kind of old and played out streetwear. It depends on what kind of girls you want to fuck, although at the end of the day being an ikemen trumps all. You can be an ikemen and wear basic as Uniqlo, and girls will want to fuck you.
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My goal in life is to visit all prefectures and all UNESCO world heritage sites. What else is there i can add to the list?
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>>2363470
A popular one here seems to be visiting every shinchi
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Lads
What is the best day to visit Daikoku PA?
I want to see all the sweet ass cars during a busy meet. Have a car ride organised but need to decide on when to go (arriving around 8pm).
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>>2363250
>not supporting local meido industry by buying their used pantsu
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>>2363465
>ikemen
oh I'm not Korean
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>>2362130
copied from the OP
>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.
So have you tried yet?
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>>2363236
Probably. If you hear them say "chikan" that means they're thinking about it, so stick around by them.
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>>2362130
If you enjoy walking around red light districts, nothing compares to Tobita or Matsushima because you get to see all the girls, and they are both foreigner-friendly.
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Spent $3k round trip on business class Air Canada/ANA 12 hour flights.

Was this a good deal?
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>>2363317
I'm not American. And it's cheaper for me to go to Japan than to fly to my closest goyslop city in my own country.
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>>2363032

This is such a meme answer and certainly isn't coming from someone with actual experience or particular insight.
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>>2362555
>mostly asians and hideous Asian mutts
you DO realize Kyoto is a domestic tourist destination yes? And not every nip looks the exact same?
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>>2363507
last time I flew business from NA to Japan it cost me $4k. So I'd say you did pretty good.
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>>2362555
>-Masks everywhere all the time even when ppl are riding bikes/exercising. Absolute lunacy
this is what you mask fags wanted back in 2020
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Has anyone used Tokyo Hentai Club? There are some really cute girls tempting me there.
>pic rel
>accept anal, video recording and even swallowing
I'm not rich but fuck, I'd say it might be worth dropping €500 for a session with "extras"? unless any anon has experience to share or can advise me otherwise.
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just released https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ8oeqAu8dw
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>>2363551
It's a shame that the Russians didn't lock him up in a gulag.
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>>2363550
I've never used them. I will say this about soaplands: take the attractiveness of the pics and lower your expectations a bit. If a girl looks like an 8 there, she's probably more like a 6 or 5, but you might get lucky where the pictures are accurate and the girl looks as good or better. I use soaplands in Tokyo, but if I'm in Osaka then I'm using Tobita to not mess around with that bait and switch. Consider using a store where you can book a JAV actress so you can get a good sense of what she looks like from her films if they are recent. I did use a pink salon in Osaka that allows you 15 minutes to "sample" the girls working at the moment, and on one of the days I was there about 8 girls were working, and 1 of them was actually very pretty compared to the rest (an 8+ in a sea of 5/6s, and I was able to pick her because I had the first pick).

I've never paid for extra stuff like recording, but I have paid extra for anal because I wanted to fuck a former JAV gyary actress in the ass, and it was worth it. If I had been able to book a session with Lala Kudo while I was in Tokyo, I probably would have.
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>>2363554
Thanks for the insight anon, I might have to consider Osaka in future.
+ Good tip on checking jav actresses videos, I'll do that.
One concern I have is ordering a girl to my hotel, as I've read that some of them request to be met in the lobby and walked up to the hotel room. Hopefully doesn't happen, but I suppose hotel staff won't intervene in any case (even if it's obvious that she's an escort).
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>>2363557
I've only used a delivery health once with the JAV actress (Mika from MIFD-025), and what I did was give them the hotel room over the phone, and the girl came to my door. Once you let the girl in, they usually call someone at their shop to let them know that they've arrived and that they are okay.
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I'll go to Himeji today, ate takoyaki in Mamba (huge meme)
for all the anons: NEVER buy sim cards at the airport is a huge fucking scam. Went to Bic camera today and they cost 1/3 of the price I paid.
I wanted to buy a sim with a japanese phone number but they told me tourist sim don't have phone number. sounds like bullshit to me.
Tonight I'll watch Nippon football match.
still no luck with Jap qts, today I saw a girl watching slam dunk on the metro, I wanted to approach her but she got off immediately the next station.
I keep seeing mayos with qt azn gfs, where the fuck is mine then AAAAAAA
>>2363423
Grand Seiko were around 500k yen at Bic camera. I saw an awesome Seiko Chrono with panda dial and it was 60k. If I were you I'd buy a vintage King Seiko, great manual winding movement and way cheaper than GS.
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>>2363572
What kind of sim did you get and how much did you pay? I got one with a jp number. 12,000 yen for 2 months.
https://www.mobal.com/japan-sim-card/
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Any stores other than Map Camera and Fujiya for a good selection of used cameras and lenses alongside the tasty tax free bait for foreigners?
I bought a lens in the Shinjuku Map Camera store a few years ago, I might just go there again, but maybe some other less known stores may have better prices.
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>>2363577
unilimited data sim without phone number. NTT NOCOMO.
paid 10k yen.
absolute waste of money imo.
also I wanted to have a Jap phone number but today they told me it's not possible with touristic sim.
again sounded like bullshit to me.
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>>2363550
Go to a love hotel in Shinjuku or Shibuya. Near the counters or elevator inside will be thick flyers full of escort ads. Many of them have faces blurred and I've never used them, but the prices are significantly cheaper.
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>>2363602
Here's one of the pages inside.
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>>2363604
Do the asses get shopped too?
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Would Japan share information of my tax free purchases with the US when I return?
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>>2363608
Probably, but you can expect a clean flat ass.
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Besides daikoku PA, what are some other car meets around Tokyo?
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>>2363572
Himeji worth a day trip? I went to miyajima today was fantastic. Hiroshima is a cool city a lot more gritty than else where ive been. People are a bit more wild too
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>>2363642
you can do it in a half day even
there wasn't much in the town besides the castle
unless I missed something which would be unfortunate
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>>2363642
Miyajima was cool for a few hours, but I enjoyed Hiroshima a bit more. Checked out the red light district there and got invited by a few of the tenchos for their soaplands, but I decide to hold off. I probably should have taken one for the team.
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>>2363642
I'll go tomorrow to Miyagima/Hiroshima. I didn't want to go to see the meme torii but a guy told me it was awesome and I want to eat oysters.
As for Himeji, it's just 1h from Kyoto, the castle it was ok (beautiful on the outside, totally empty on the inside), for 50¥ more you can buy a special ticket and visit Koko-en park which was worth it.
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>>2363572
>I wanted to approach her but she got off immediately the next station.
don't do that, that's just creepy af
just go to club or gaijin hunter bar if you're really that desperate.
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>>2363642
The castle and the garden next to it are pretty cool but you'll see everything within two hours
I was there two days ago stopped on the way to Takamatsu and there happened to be a local food festival near the castle maybe check it that's still going on
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Arriving in Osaka tonight with no real plans other than getting to my hotel so if any fellow solo anon is up for a spontaneous /trv/ meetup I'm game
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>>2363550
I recommend Kana, the hotel staff don't care. FYI Anal means vaginal but they are trying to stay legal. Enjoy!
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Stop brining foreigners to my small projector screen bars.
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>>2363751
>Anal means vaginal

The fuckin’ Japanese man.
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>>2363751
Is it true Japanese prostitutes eat ass?
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>>2362738
>Japanese girls and whores
Bit redundant, innit?
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>>2363763
That's rich coming from someone who is probably American
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>>2362738
based. Is it worth paying for them to swallow?
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>>2363602

Just how much Japanese do I need to know for visiting a soapland?
Anything I've read online claims that you need to know "enough" - but what does that mean?

>hello
>ask about what girls are on offer
>I'd like x y z
>thank you

What else do I need to know?
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>>2363779
I go to at least 1 every visit and I've never needed to know any Japanese. Some places will upsell you on translation services (google translate) to communicate with the girls but you can just do that yourself lol. The biggest issue you'll face is trying to get Japanese prices as a gaijin, especially if you can't speak the language.
>Dress nicely
>Shave
>Don't look shady
>Wander around during non-peak times when people are working
>Have door-men bring you in
>Use google translate or deepL to negotiate
>Expect to pay at least an extra 10k ($100) on door prices
The managers will try to strongarm you into spending more and will literally take girls off the table you can't afford. Though, they do actually let you haggle (or at least have in my case). I have gotten into places for 35k yen for 120mins, though, the girl was a bit on the menhera side. There are cheaper places, but the places I went to were in Yoshiwara. There was this bunny soapland in Ikebukuro I forget what it's called, and that was only 20k yen for 90mins. Though, the ladies skewed older (and by older I mean like 25+ so not really).
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>>2363760
Yes. They will do it without notifying you too.
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>>2363838
Ok. Never going to kiss one then
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>>2363612
Kinda wondering this as well, though I'm from EU, I honestly don't know how it works. I already had an experience, bought a not-cheap-at-all camera lens tax free, cashier added a little paper clipped on my passport, which I'm supposed to present to some guy at the airport when leaving. I did so, the guy looked at it, teared out the clipped paper, and let me go.
??? what's the point of this

>Consumption Tax Exempt for Tourist (nonresidents/Visitors)
>When you depart from Japan, please go to the Customs counter and complete the relevant procedures. You are required to submit the purchased commodities and your passport to the Customs officer. Please note that there is a document entitled “Covenant of Purchaser of Consumption Tax-Exempt of Ultimate Export” attached in your passport, do not tear off it before you submit to Customs.
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Is flying into Tokyo airport the best idea? I haven't really considered any other nearby airports. Possible money savings by going elsewhere?
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>>2363863
I swear to fuck, you people ask the most retarded fucking questions on Earth. Do sopme basic research for the love of all that's holy.
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>>2363863
Just go to whatever airport is closest, or do a package deal on some website. The gains/losses will be minimal that it's not worth the extra time fucking around in an airport.
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>>2363863
Which airport is "Tokyo Airport"?
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>>2363877
HND
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>>2363855
>what's the point of this
job creation
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>>2363244
>child - :l
>Japanese child - :o
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>>2363554
>tfw first time at soapland was the best
>got a girl who actually looked cuter in person than in her pic
>got in the tub together
>she was fucking awesome at GFE, after every session we cuddled in a way that actually felt genuine
>ended up getting an extension
>was just overall incredibly nice
I almost got oneitis for her, but she did kind of ruin the soapland experience so far since the next girl half assed literally every single aspect in comparison. I mean "disengaged mid-thrust to check time" kind of shit, she was awful.
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>>2363867
Well do you prefer easily googleable questions or "where do you find good bars and which apps let me fuck women" for the 1020415th time?
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>>2363863
Narita is fine if you're okay a train ride out
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>>2363863
https://www.klook.com/activity/1410-skyliner-tokyo/
It's just like $16 and 40mins to get to Tokyo from Narita.
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>>2363916
Glad you understand.
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>>2362912
what language school? any recommendations?
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Gonna go on a last minute trip to Japan with my mom because she had a bit of a meltdown.
Any recommendations for places with nice scenery?
Gonna start off in the Osaka/Kyoto area and be in Japan for like 12 days.
Can I go wrong just visiting popular tourist destinations?
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>>2364162
Hokkaido or Fukuoka if you want something chill
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yesterday I met a cool straya guy, we went to watch the football match in Shinsaibashi but it was packed, we met a kind Jap guy and we hung out all 3. We ate shabu shabu and it was awesome.
anyway riding the metro and train they keep saying something that sounds like "golden shower" and it makes me laugh every time. What does it mean? It's like (train) "bound for" (blah blah)?
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>>2363764
Rent free as always
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>>2364172
Probably something with 電車は (densha wa)
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Anyone doing a language school in Kyoto? I'm looking at a few that are accepting applicants for semesters starting in July, although I'd like to do spring even though I'm late applying
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Really stupid question but SEA or Japan first? Never been to Asia, want to see all of SEA, but worried that I'll visit Japan and my only thought while in SEA will be "I can't wait for another 90 day stay in Japan"
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>>2364264
Definitely Japan first. Japan is orderly, clean, and has rules. Most of SEA is the wild fucking west by comparison and if you got enough money you can get away with literal murder.
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>>2364266
My logic for Japan first is that I MIGHT get there before it re-opens to the Chinese and also there's a limited amount of time I can spend in Japan in my lifetime. My logic for SEA first is that I'll dread being in the wild west after Japan sets expectations for me. It's not the first time I've left my country, I've been to the Caribbean before, but a bunch of touristy stops in Costa Maya is not the same as roughing it in Vietnam like a pseudo-local.
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>Hello anon, the student portal has updated for the first time in a month and a half three weeks ago
>Here's your invoice and when it's due
>2 days ago on Friday
>My bank can't even update accounts starting from Friday afternoon until Monday

I am having the worst fucking week
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>>2364271
If you aren't looking forward to going batshit getting drunk, being a degenerate coomer, and doing not-quite-safe activities, don't bother doing SEA in the first place.
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Japanese government planning to use My Number Cards to verify concert and sports events ticket sales, as well as at the venue. Fuck that. Half the reason I go to Japan is to see concerts. https://twitter.com/livedoornews/status/1596999158103420928?s=46&t=aq21YwH5yg1MCtSLZhWV_g
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>tfw with these stupid measures I'll never ever see a Nana Mizuki concert before she retires
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>>2364289
I'll do the first two and maybe the third.
Also cheap CoL.
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>>2364327
ehh the third thing is only partly true. its not so much that there is dangerous stuff to do, its that the Thais expect you to not be retarded when doing something. IE, say you wanted to go to the shifter cart track (these things do upwards of 45 mph). Thats cool, you can do that. You can also get sloppy drunk before you do and they won't care. If you drunkenly crash and hurt yourself, well thats your problem.

If you are stupid enough to volunteer for an exhibition kick boxing match with a Thai dude, don't complain when you get your head caved in.

Or if you are holding a baby tiger for a selfie, be gentle and respectful of the animal instead of being a retard and trying to scratch its belly like its and actual cat because despite its small size its still a fucking tiger and can fuck you up.

you know, stuff like that.
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>>2363550
They won't look like that at all, and some are Chinese/Korean. Yes all the services are real.
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>>2364332
>the shifter cart track (these things do upwards of 45 mph)
That's cool I've been banned from every local go-kart track for driving too fast and drifting the karts around corners.
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>>2364172
"この電車は..." could sound like "golden shower" to people who don't speak Japanese.
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>>2364332
>Implying a 5ft Thai manlet kickboxer could do anything to a 6ft 135lb white chad
There's a reason there is weight brackets
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Now, where are the soaplands, brothels or whatever, for golden showers.
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>>2364378
Do you want to get pissed on? That's easy as long as you pay a minimal fee usually around 5,000 yen. Often their profiles will indicate if 聖水 is possible. Do you want to pee on her? That might be a little more difficult but certainly not impossible.
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anyone ever bought a sword? I understand it may be the most weeb thing to do while in japan but I just can't resist the glorious japanese blade.
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Anyone else who spent considerable time in Japan (for me 2.5 years) decide you strongly dislike Japanese culture and people and would rather have all the tranny shit back home in the end?

I accepted it at first, hell it didn't even bother me. Now i really dislike the culture and people of Japan and have very little patience for it. Even Japanese normie women are fucking bug souless way worse than western women unless they are ugly beasts which is most other foreigners experiences it seems.
All the fake politeness, just obligation with no soul. the snitch culture. the toxic work culture. the fucked up corporate landscape, the extreme social status obsession, the very evident classism when you actually live here he nationalism which is not based and redpilled variety at all but just fucking baseless retarded JAPAN NO 1!! variety instead. The autism of the fucking place, extreme process oriented at the expense of any results.
Honestly the people i least understand are the gaijin here who suck japanese dick, want to bend over backwards for every cultural aspect and fit in and not give gaijin a bad name or whatever gay mindset they have. Japanese people dont give a fuck about you. they'll judge you just as harsh as the next foreigner no matter what you do. "no foreingers" on apartments and shit. why the fuck should you try at all outside of the most basic pleasantries? they dont give a shit. you just project your own cultural mindset on to them.

truly a fucking nightmare land only fit for vacations
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>>2364471

nothing special about japanese knifes except they have kanji on them or the packaging. grow up.
you sound like a Japanese person themselves giving "made in Japan" more credit that it actually worth.

honestly started to get tired of foreigners blowing smoke up japanese peoples asses
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>>2364472
I've been to japan once on a long layover. I got approached by an old homeless man who told me to stay away from japanese women and that all japanese people were communist robots. he said that he got best up by the police and thrown in jail for no reason, and then he tried to sell me a small pamphlet he printed off and stapled together full of haiku and drawings he made. pretty cool guy, can't remember his name. the point being, even asians have souls every now and then.
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>>2363604

is this really what people in this thread obsess over and travel thousands of miles and spend thousands of dollars to fuck? KEK.
They are painfully average and maybe even blow that even with the surgery and edits....
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>>2364473
it's a question faggot. I like euro swords more because they're objectively better. just trying to add one of these to my collection and it sounds like a based souvenir. sorry I'm not a real traveller like yourself.
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>>2364479

get it in europe. will probably be cheaper. Japan exploits the made in japan nationalism to japanese people and actually charge them more for most shit than abroad.

I live in Japan so yeah, quite jaded by Japanese peoples bullshit honestly. I really think foreigners blowing smoke up their ass may be part of the problem
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>>2364482
I act proudly American everywhere I go. I go out of my way to remind other nationalities of their inferiority. but yeah, I'm not sure why I would buy a Japanese sword in Europe. I would like to get a flamberge zweihander though if you happen to know where in Europe to get one of those.
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>>2364476

He's quite based and not surprised a Japanese who is critical is homeless.
I could go for hours man. the police here are fucking useless. id never call them if i was in trouble as i know im likely to end up detained even if i needed the help. They are more like cultural peace enforcement than what we know as police. although i know police in the US are shit too, but im not form the US.
For example, they can arrest you and lock you up for 3 weeks no problem. no rights at all.

Ive seen a woman so drunk she couldnt walk at night once, clearly looking like alcohol poisoning. police were called and they just... told her to go home, along with the drunk people with her. no fucking ambulance? fucking useless bugs
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>>2364483

im sure there are US or europe based sword makers who can make any japanese blade you want
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>>2364486
yeah but that's like eating a pizza in china. the point is that a sword is like the pinnacle of japanese souvenirs. I want one of those and a tanuki statue. buying one anywhere else is missing the point. do you understand what I'm getting at? I'm not trying to fellate Japan's tiny peepee here, I'm just saying it's not a Japanese souvenir if it's not bought in japan.
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>>2364489

its not like eating pizza in China cause ur gonna get the same or better thing without blowing smoke up Japanese as and paying more.
eating pizza in china would be more like.... actually eating pizza in china.

if you want souvenir go for it but i'd get something you pretty much wont find at home or that will definitely be cheaper in Japan.
just do some research and dont get ripped off by the made in japan tax in japan
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>>2364492
you've said "bloking smoke up Japan's ass" in almost every reply you've made so far. why are you speaking like frank drebin?
and no dog, I've had pizza in china. it's shit.
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Italian food in Japan is the best in the world.
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>>2364499

this comment basically sums up the average japanese persons view of the world honestly. my girlfriend even says shit like this.. verbatim and got sad when i tried plenty here and said, no.... it isnt. even if its good. as if that should be a surprise?

imagine someone saying Germany makes the best Japanese food in the world. they'd fucking hang you LOL.

Japanese TV does shit like this:
Documentary on Italian food. Come towards the end, show a SECRET. what is it?
It's tanaka, the famous japanese Italian cuisine chef. He studied in Italy. He makes Italian food with a JAPANESE twist and its EVEN BETTER!!!!!! AND YOU CAN GET IT HERE IN JAPAN!

That kind of shit doesnt fucking happen in other countries i've been to but japanese TV always has to insert japan into everything in that way. its no wonder nips are so fucking deluded on this shit
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>>2364502
to be fair, Germans in America do claim that Germany makes the best food in the world hands down.
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>>2364502
Mmmmm I love ketchup spaghetti
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If I did all my visit japan web shit on a PC I'd be able to access it later on my phone right?
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>>2364553
Yes, just don’t fuck up like I did and use a /g/ hardened firefox browser.
Use a normie browser instead since it generates QR codes which won’t work otherwise
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>>2364577
Thanks for mentioning that, guess I'll use chromium for this one.
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>>2364499
>>2364502
I think it's fair to say Indian restaurants in Japan have the best Indian food in the world... simply because they are forced to follow health standards and they can't easily get and use bad ingredients.
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>>2364472
I thought it was common knowledge japan is a shithole to live in and it's only value is as a travel destination
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>>2364595
Actually Japan also does have the best Indian restaurants.
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>>2364472
Back to /r/japanlife with you, faggot
Japan is paradise (been here 3 years)
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>>2364472
Congratulations, your honeymoon phase is over and you have entered the cynicism phase.
You can either move and get out of it immediately or eventually come to acceptance and live a balanced life in Japan.
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>>2362705
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>>2362783
How the f do you find shows going on? I've got two more days in Tokyo and I'd really like to see a local show or something. I've been to a disk union and tower records but didn't see any posters or anything.
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>>2364685
https://eplus.jp/
I use this website to find wrestling and MMA matches, they've also got other stuff
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>>2364609
>REEEEEE these asian people who developed a culture literally on the opposite side of Eurasia do not conform to my European norms!!! How can anyone stand it?!?!?!!
Reading this over and over is fucking annoying. Do people actually expect to live an anime life or something? At least tell entertaining stories about stubborn and ridiculous Japanese people instead of barely coherent bitching.
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>>2364692
It's just straight up racism
It's called "cultural imperialism"
It's the idea that every country needs to be like America
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How are you travelling solo and able to get laid? Are you all just chads? I can't imagine going to a bar or club completely alone and not being able to speak the language.
I've got a few days left in Tokyo and really want to get laid but I haven't been able to talk to anyone, much less women. And there are so many beautiful women here it's unreal. I'm not Chad at all but please help, I don't even mind hookers but I'm terrified of having a run in with the law in a foreign country
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>>2364703
>I don't even mind hookers
Look for independent escorts online. A good portion of them speak English.
Book one.
Either she tells you to book a room at X love hotel or shes goes to your room.
Done.
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>>2364472
go back to jcj you retarded american
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>>2364472
You sound like a pissed off kike who can’t infiltrate Japanese workplaces and corrupt them.
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>>2364703
>I don't even mind hookers but I'm terrified of having a run in with the law in a foreign country
It's a 24 billion dollar industry, unless you go for obviously shady stuff just do your research and you'll be just fine.
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>>2364609

im not going to stay in Japan more than a couple years. i dont understand any foreigners who dont come from shitholes who would stay very long term unless they fucked up and tangled their life up here with an ugly nip woman.
The most i could handle is 6 months at home 6 months here
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>>2364692

I can tell you dont live in Japan and never have. I have never given a slightest shit about anime or video games other than dragonball z which i only even realised was Japanese like 5 years ago.
I went to Japan initially for a work opportunity, then stayed due to a relationship. I do not give a fuck about whatever incel crap you think without having lived here.
Japan is like a golden balloon with a thick layer of shit under the gold. if you just visit or watch from the internet like you faggots do, all you get and see is the gold with myths of shit. if you live here the thin layer of gold quickly buckles under the weight of shit pushing out and you get covered.

people who just visit or love FREAKING BASED JAPAN OMG NATIONALISM CULTURE from the internet through exactly the curated crafted cultural messaged the japanese and government strain to put out... you faggots just wont get it till you live there.
The only people i havent strained with here are mongolians, Chinese, some indians and level headed europeans. most americans are starstuck
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>>2364716

nigger i have my own fucking business and dont even have to take part int he absolute cancer of japanese work yet i still hate this bug land
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>>2364694

and do not even give me that bullshit. you incels do that constantly. Im not even american.
You project your ideals of nationalism/homogenous country and what you view as their culture through your own ideals of those things on to Japanese/japan. Reality is it is absolutely nothing like your retarded idealisms of these things and it all comes from a completely alien view point and mindset and results in completely different behaviours and outcomes in reality. You are just shielded from it by only viewing fom your bedroom on the internet and a 2 week visit.
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>fly to Japan
>eat sushi
>see sights
>bang hookers
>leave
Simple as.
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>>2364729
>You project your ideals of nationalism/homogenous country and what you view as their culture through your own ideals of those things on to Japanese/japan. Reality is it is absolutely nothing like your retarded idealisms
I live in Japan and it's extremely nationalistic and homogeneous
I also live in Japan
Go back to /r/japanlife, tourist
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>>2364733

you must live a pretty fucking sheltered life here then by yourself, or have been here for literally only months.
I've met exactly 0 people here who have been around more than 2 years that dont have similar thoughts.
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>>2364735
I don't hang out with gaijins, none of them
I'm not a loser english teacher
I hang out with Japanese, so I probably have much greater insight into their thoughts
Every Japanese I've met things Japan is the greatest country on earth and it doesn't need """"diversity""""
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>>2364736

nice bait, shit larp
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>>2364738
I'm sorry I broke your liberal bubble
Japan doesn't need you, Japan is great without you
You are tolerated because you provide a service, but you are totally disposable
Japan is great because it doesn't open it's borders to anybody
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>>2364740

mate if you want to have a conversation, dont say such stupid shitty larps if you want to. im not taking your shit bait and its even more obvious you dont live here by having said that shit
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>>2364741
Been here longer than you, deluded redditor
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>I am the superior foreigner.
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>>2364731
based me except I don't like sushi
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>>2364731
Add ramen, yakitori and yakiniku to the mix and I'm in
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Can I reserve/purchase a shinkansen ticket at the train station for a later date, or is that only possible online? I took out too much money for this trip and would like to use some of it for the trains but for peace of mind want to make sure I get a guaranteed oversize luggage seat well ahead of time.
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>>2364724
>i dont understand any foreigners who dont come from shitholes who would stay very long
You underestimate the effect tranime has on weebs
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>>2364770
>yakitori and yakiniku
Disgusting, usually cuts of meat that shouldn't even exist
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>>2364772
That is possible at any Midori no Madoguchi.
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>>2364377
>135lb
>6ft
Hello hungry skelly
A real chad is going to be like 175-180 with muscle mass. Maybe 160 if he's a fuccboi with a beach cut.
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>>2364724
>dont understand any foreigners who would stay very long term
Japan is a very comfortable place to live, once you get used to it a lot of things just work.
Most of your Japan-specific skills will be mostly useless outside Japan.
Some people get estranged from their own heritage, when they visit their country of origin they don't feel at home any more whereas they feel like coming home upon arrival to Japan.
Once you accept your eternal outsider status you can start to enjoy the benefits of it, dodging annoyances that the locals have to partake in.
>>2364779
Most people grow out of anime once they stay for an extended time in Japan, sometimes to the extent that they deny having ever liked anime or watched more than whatever the Japanese mainstream watches.
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>>2364772
I didn't order tickets for later dates, but I remember seeing additional times to select on the kiosk that you use to reserve shinkansen tickets. Oversized luggage seats just means you'll get a seat at the end of the the particular car you're in that has an extra row behind you to place your luggage.
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>>2364797
Machines too.
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>>2362517
>>2362503
>these images
I remember anons... i remember
3 years to the date, today.

I will go back, october 2023 it is
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>>2364160
ANSWER ME
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Does anyone else think Maiko (Paolo from Tokyo's wife) is a bit bitchy? Her smiles and dialogue seems like a low effort facade. After getting this vibe, I checked their channels and found some supporting evidence for this. Paolo shares her yt channel, but she doesn't reciprocate.
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>>2364725
>Listen to me complain!
*yawn*
Nobody cares about your problems. Next life, pick a country that fits you better.
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Alright frens, I’ll be going to Japan from December 5th to January 3rd. Rate my itinerary and please tell me how I can improve it. Also this isn’t my first time traveling

>day 1-5: Tokyo
>day 6-9: Kyoto
>day 10-12: Osaka
>day 13: Nara day trip
>day 14-15: Hiroshima
>day 16: Gifu
>day 17: Nagano
>day 18: Yamagata
>day 19-20: Hakodate
>day ~21-24: Sapporo and surrounding areas in Hokkaido
>day 25: Noboribetsu Onsen
>day 26-30: Tokyo

I can give more details for what I have planned specifically, but this is the overall schedule. Also where would be a good place to spend Christmas/new years?
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I'm be in Japan March 2022.
I have 1-2 months to spend, when do you think would be best to go? Late March to early May?
What should I prepare/book in these three months?
Backstory: I missed out on a lot on my past trips (4-month co-op, 1 month solo trip). I didn't even go to a maid cafe (I'm not that interested but it seems worth trying at least once). Or a soapland. Or the titty bars my Japanese co-workers told me about. And I got to the Michelin Star tempura restaurant I managed to book, late, and wasn't allowed in. So I have a lot of regrets (though I've only listed the shallow ones so far).

So what should I do/book/research in advance? e.g. For high-class prostitutes, or soaplands, do you have to book in advance? Do any of you research when various local festivals are and align your across-the-nation travel based on that schedule, so you'll always been in a town that has something going on at the time?

I haven't traveled for 4-5 years now (since COVID) and I totally lost my "traveling confidence". Would love to hear how you guys do it (or wing it).
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>>2364827
Make a loose itinerary on what major sights you want to see each day so you have at least some direction, so you won't end up just wandering around.
Soaplands you can just march in.
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>>2364831
In terms of general itinerary I basically just wandered around Japan going from Tokyo to the southwest past Osaka/Kyoto, basically visiting 1/4 of the bullet train locations (IIRC) as I went and it was okay. Not really a huge planner, and it was easy enough to get hotels on the day of back then as well.
Thanks for the info about soaplands
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Starting to plan a trip for mid January. Think I'll stay for 2 weeks. I don't want to lose lifting progress, how expensive is whey/creatine in Japan? Are gyms open to foreigners?
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>>2364821
1 week in tokyo is enough. Less 1 day destinations.
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>>2364836
I just put more time in Tokyo at the end because I thought it would be the best for new years

What should I fill the other days with if I spend less time in Tokyo?
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Is it better to find a place closest to shinjuku or shibuya if you're staying in tokyo?
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I was just in Japan for over a month (5th visit) and travelled from Sapporo to Hakata zig-zagging across the country. 99.7% of the population are still wearing a mask outdoors, even in the countryside riding their bike down the street when no one is around, even though the government has told them they don't need to. I spent 33 days wearing a mask from 5/6am to 10pm in every train, bus, shop, toilet etc etc and pissed me off so hard seeing a bunch of lazy ass foreign tourists not wearing one. I hated wearing it as it was hot as fuck in shops and trains with one, but I did, as everyone else was to keep each other healthy and safe. Fuck you, you lazy assholes. Put one on.
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>>2364870
>Put one on.
No.
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>>2364870

lol what a loser
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>>2364870
>5th visit
Why? Genuinely curious. Haven't you seen the whole country by now?
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>>2364870
This is depressing. But I have a simpler solution to this, I'll travel elsewhere next year. I'll go back to Japan once they stop being retarded ants. No way I'm going back to this shit, the world moved on, vaccines are a thing for the old people that need it, strain is milder. If they want to live with a mask 24:7 until the sun goes supernova, then good for them.
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>3 doses of vaccine for entry

i've already killed myself twice why are the nips asking for a 3rd?
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>>2364883
just get a negative test 72 hours before entry. easy.
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>>2364896
i literally can't my flight is 27th december all the places are fking closed 24 25 26
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>>2364897
medical centers are closed on those days? I feel like the jews would make that sort of thing illegal.
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>>2364898
i live in canada. there is a shred of humanity still for christmas
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>>2364902
You will get jewed for a PCR test anyways. In my city in Ontario can't even find one for less than $200
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>>2364870
The funny thing about this, is around reddit people say always something akin to "At the end of the day don't worry too much about fitting in... As a foreigner, the Japanese will basically always give you a pass for any social faux pas you may commit :)!" But then will immediately flip out over anything like this
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>>2364821
Those last few days in Tokyo will probably feel like the dog days where you just want to go home, if you're like me. By that point I'd just make it maybe two days to see your final sites then home.
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>>2364827
Can I hitch a lift in your time-machine?
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>>2364848
Next time I'm staying just outside Shinjuku. My first time I was in that Godzilla hotel right in the middle of Kabukicho getting hassled by nog touts endlessly whenever I left the building.
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>>2364870
Masks do little or nothing you daft bugger. It's pure compliance-training.
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>be me
>lonely friendless sperg with 0 social skills and crippling anxiety
>book month long holiday to Tokyo
How can I make the most of this?
I really want to enjoy myself and I'm looking forward to it. However knowing who I am, I'm worried about getting stuck into a routine like
>wake up
>go shop / sightsee
>no interaction with anyone
>return to hotel
>sleep
>repeat
I want to plan to spend a few nights at some bars (or even go to a nightclub?), but how do you interact with people when you don't speak the language? Be more open and have a "happy"/positive attitude?
My other line of thinking is meeting up with other foreigners either from here or at a hub.
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>>2364902
LOL canada pig stay home
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>>2364921
i decided to take the plunge and get my 3rd dose. at least i save $200 that way.

>>2364974
a korean girl is showing me around. seethe.
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>>2364985
jesus christ... you'd have to pay me A LOT more than that to even consider getting the clot shot
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>>2364988
i already have 2 and from what i heard the 3rd dose doesnt really do anything, just theatre. it might even be convenient if weedman mandates a booster i dont have to do it anymore. its ridiculous that 3 doses are required.
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>>2364870
Are Europeans even human anymore?
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yesterday I went out again in Osaka, I love this place. Nightlife and people are 10 times better than Toyko. still no qt azn gf though, I'm getting pretty desperate, I have 1 week left, don't have tinder because no jp # number, hellotalk is pretty useless (only met one guy who owns a bar in Kyoto), yesterday I approached a girl but when she took off her mask she was hideous.
>>2364897
you can take one at the airport DYOR
>>2364972
I am here solo, my biggest disappointment is how much Jap don't care about you, they just live their lives and really don't give a fuck. It's like they are living in a bubble and you cannot enter in it unless you speak the language. Foreigners are a bit of hit or miss, some are cool some are cunts. A lot of foreigners couples. I had my best luck interacting with people when in line waiting for food. Imo pubs and hubs are a meme, went there and nobody cared. Maybe it was because there was a football match on. Kansai people are a bit more friendly.
Again if you solo travel and you don't speak Japanese it will be extremely alienating at least the first week or so.
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>>2364972
Also a lonely friendless sperg, I actually ended booking my trip last minute on a whim, and I'm here in Tokyo right doing exactly what you described. I'll tell you that it's been really lonely, and I wasn't able to get over my anxiety and go into a bar or anything yet. Especially since I know like 3 japanese phrases. I honestly wouldn't recommend Tokyo, you'll feel lonely as fuck around all of these people, and all of the hot women you can't talk to.
My best days were going hiking around Kyoto, it was breathtakingly beautiful and there was absolutely no one around. Although I love outdoors shit so ymmv. Just my 2 cents.
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>>2364162
She gonna melt down again in Japan
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>>2364870
It drives me nuts seeing foreigners here without masks. I feel so lucky to be able to finally come back to japan, we should be respectful. Plus honestly wearing a mask in such crowded places (we’re in Tokyo) makes me feel a lot more comfortable as well. I even freak out seeing foreigners without masks and try to move away from them.
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>>2364972

same as back home mate. if you cant speak the language, its obviously just not going to happen is it? you fell for the sperg incels on here who either completely larp and lie, or just have an extremely exaggerated story of what they did. as you can see from state of thread since the re-opening, 99% people here get laid from hookers and soaplands and its the only real reason they even go to Japan.

travelling alone in a country that basically doesn't understand your language nor you theirs is obviously going to be lonely and border-line impossible to "get laid" by going out like you would at home unless you specifically seek people that understand you.
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>>2364999

i mean what did you expect?
do you pay attention let alone care about the chink toursits who walk among your day to day life at home? you sound like you had complete delusions blown up your ass from the internet larps and autists.
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>>2364972
I'm so sorry, but Japanese people have become 100x less social since corona started.
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I'll be in Tokyo overnight for a connecting flight from Haneda and Narita. Is there anything I can do for a night? I'll probably be up all night cause I'm on EST time.
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Have any of you solo travellers ever had a meet up with a random anon from here? Was it as painful as I imagine?
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where to buy cheap Gameboy/DS consoles and games in Japan? I went to 3 different book offs and they all sucked. Super potato I think it would be to expensive.
I used to watch YT videos about people going to hobby off and they were packed with cheap vidyas but I went to Ikebukuro, Akihabara and Namba in Osaka and I didn't find shit.
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>>2365073
no, but you sound nice anon, do you want to meet up?
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>>2365037
Honestly me too


All the foreigners without masks are giving us a bad look and ruining it for everyone, I wouldn't be surprised if they shutdown again because of them
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>>2362808
>he doesn't know
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>>2365080
Second hand stores like Book-Off/Hard-Off have realised that they can make more money by selling their junk online, thus inflating their in-store prices, same for any private seller now putting their goods on Mercari and the like.
The era of 300-yen "junk" gold in local second hand stores is over.

>>2364870
>>2365037
>>2365092
Keep on seething but be careful not to not let it go to your heart, you know, climate change :^)
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>>2363519
Goyslop is only for consuming stuff(it is served to you by the Jews, like slop in a jail). Movies, games, books, etc can be goyslop.
Cities cannot.
Get your terminology right.
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>>2362743
LMFAO
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>>2363580
Try Second Street or a Hard Off.
You have to get lucky. No guarantees that you will find something good, but from time to time you can get some very good deals.
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>>2364472
>filtered
Also
>I hate Japan! But let me shitpost on Japan General threads all day because I'm obsessed.
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>>2365111

as other anon said... hard off/book off arent worth it anymore. not only the stores figured it out, but japanese people themselves know foreigners will pay 3x the price so all list them on mercari or yahoo auctions.
All you will find in these shops is absolute junk nobody wants, or a few games for barely less than you'll pay for on ebay in your home country.
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>>2364685
Twitter
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>>2364703
>How are you travelling solo and able to get laid? Are you all just chads?
Yes
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>>2364848
whichever one is closer to the train
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>>2365080
Price greatly varies depending on the region.
Find a book off outside of the city. The closer to Inaka, the better. That's where you find the cheap stuff.
The least accessible by train, the cheaper it gets.
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>Book my Tokyo accommodation at a hipster hostel in the hopes of meeting other solo travelers my age (early 20s)
>It’s just a bunch of wagies in their 30s and 40s attending fucking Zoom meetings
I’m fucked aaaaaaaaaaah
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>>2365130
Does that still apply now that they have a country-wide inventory accessible via their website?
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>>2365149
Well, I live here and I think it does.
This is what I see in my experience.
I live far from any main city.
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>>2365085
Yes but I'm not landing for about 3 months, guess I'll try then.
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Anyone knows when one might travel to Japan without taking a PCR test or wearing a cuck mask?
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>>2365175
Set your calendar for 2033.
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Rate my planned trip for next year:
Tokyo 3 nights
Nagano 2 nights
Kiso Valley 2 nights
Kurashiki 1 night
Izumo 2 nights
Nara 2 nights
Yoshino 1 night
Dorogawa onsen 1 night
Kudoyama 1 night
Koyasan 2 nights
Kumano Kodo 5 night
Ise 2 nights
Nikko 2 nights
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>>2365152
Glad to hear that going to the car-only parts of Japan still yields gains.
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>>2365185

not really after you consider gas costs and toll road costs. in fact it probably ends up more expensive
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>>2365184
Moving around that much sounds like ass to me, you completely miss out on the enjoyment of settling into a daily routine while in a foreign city
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>>2365019
Do you not gain any confidence after chugging 2 beers?
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>>2365184
Are you trying to speed run Japan or something? You're missing out on a lot by not just absorbing and actually staying in certain cities / places for a while.
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>>2365204
I will only have a small backpack (carry on only master race) and I will be doing a lot of hiking so the travel time isn't a big deal.

>>2365223
This is my second trip to Japan so I'm aiming to do specific things. I don't even know what I would do staying somewhere without a plan. Maybe next time I could do a vagrant holiday.
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>>2364725
You sound fun. No wonder you get along so well.
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>>2365256
>>2365256
wow that street was fucking empty last year. even japanese are travelling now. in fact when i went to kyoto in 2021 march it was extremely quiet... i dont think japanese were travelling then
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>>2365257
Japanese only travel when the government tells them its ok. My idiot girlfriend and I took advantage of the go to travel campaign in November 2020. She was too scared to commute to work in the summer, but as soon as the government gives the thumbs up, she's like "lets go on a shinkansen!" What had changed between the government saying "stay home" and "please travel?" Absolutely nothing.

Even the Chinese are getting fed up with covid bullshit now, but Japan is still keeping the lie alive.
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>>2365292
>Even the Chinese are getting fed up with covid bullshit now, but Japan is still keeping the lie alive.
That's because the Chinese are literally welded into their home to starve to death for months on end and the Japanese "lockdowns" are totally optional and everybody can go out whenever they want
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Everyone's speed running itineraries.
Recommend me one if I'm staying for the full 90 days I'm allowed (probably 88-89 realistically)
Can I home-base in Tokyo and do day-trips to the surrounding regions or are the train trips going to eat up too much time and I'd be better off moving to a different city for each 30~ day block?
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>>2365184
Would recommend staying in one place at least 2 nights, even if that means a few less places
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Bros with travel experience, approximately how much do I have to safe to go on a big trip to Japan?
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Why the fuck did they change it to requiring tests again? They didn't have this shit like a month or two ago when I checked. Also the mask wearing seems extremely gay to me, I hate that shit and I think all of them do too, I just want to go there and hang out with people, I speak the language and am not a complete loner so I think I would be okay. But not if I have to deal with this mask bullshit. I guess I need to wait until they stop wearing them to make my trip.
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>>2365340
>But not if I have to deal with this mask bullshit.
So don't come
Stop complaining, bitch
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>>2365343
And you wear your mask like a good bootlicker, faggot. I will complain all I want stop complaining about me complaining loser. You are probably jealous I speak Japanese which is why you actually replied to me.
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>>2365344
God you're pathetic
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>>2365346
I am not God, learn how to use commas faggot.
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>>2365346
No one likes you, kys you dumb nigger.
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>>2365347
God you,re pathetic.
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>>2365350
Kek
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>>2365340
I stopped wearing a mask anywhere after a nip bartender told me he wishes things would go back to normal and he likes how foreigners don't wear masks. No one has said a word or acted percievably different towards me. No dirty looks, no hesitation, nothing. Probably get complained about behind my back but I have a feeling if I wore the mask that would still happen.

So if having to wear theマスク is too much, you only have to in the airport.
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>>2365352
>for your safety
Yeah, "safety", right.
They can now replace the sign with 感染防止 and it would work equally well.
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I'm not a mask autist, but seeing so many potentially cute and pretty Japanese girls masked up in public was a drag compared to past trips.
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>>2362449
because all women are sluts
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>>2365360
No they're not
I tell all my girlfriends that if they cheat on me I'll kill them (I'm serious)
Never been cheated on
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>>2365175
Wait until the Japanese grow balls
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>>2365359
>I'm not a mask autist

Well maybe you need to be. More foreigners not masking up has a cumulative effect on the locals no matter how small. If you're cucking out and falling in line with them you're part of the problem. So if you want to see cute girls faces again don't wear a mask.
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>>2365370
If I could I would be in Japan and would ask every Japanese to stop wearing one unless he has a good reason for it that isn't flu or the chink flu, but I can't since I didn't take the "vaccine" nor do I have PCR test available in my country anymore (people stopped caring like the rest of the sane world)
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>>2365370
I was planning on only wearing masks indoors when absolutely required by the hotel/trains/etc., and the second I'm outside it comes off regardless of how busy it is. If walking around maskless as a foreigner helps encourage the Japanese to take them off, even a tiny bit, I'll do my part.
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>>2365370
I bet you are too fat to even sit seiza yet you wear the gag around your face, probably because you think it will hide your vile facial features.
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>>2364160
sorry anon, havent checked thread past couple days. theres 2 types of schools; the ones that are focused on JLPT test prep and the more chill conversational ones. the one im enrolling in is Kudan in Suidobashi.
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>>2365370
I was masked up the entire time I was out, but I'm just saying that I'm not sperging out online over it.
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>>2365297
nah, maybe next time when I go to Tohoku for the first time.
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What does the PCR format have to be? can i just go to walgreens or CVS to get one? Do they even check can i just fake it?
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reporting for the bois: I'm in Kanazawa, met a Canadian guy and hang out, went out drinking in a cocktail bar he chose and ended up spending 4500¥ for a cocktail and a highball. fuck fuck fuck
>>2365144
same, I'm so fucking unlucky. Tried hostel in Kyoto, it was basically people smart working + a troon. Now I'm in a guest house and it's me and a Jap girl. I'll try my luck tonight since it's the last here.
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>>2364504
People in America heavily romanticize European food culture and so far I’ve been pretty unimpressed. It’s good over here, but I wouldn’t say it’s better than the states if you’re not poor and avoid garbage processed shit. Way more of a selection in the states and it’s pretty decent at worst almost anywhere. Try getting a burger in southern Europe, haven’t found a place that makes a good one yet. Italian pasta was good but I don’t think their pizza is better. French and German food was okay but didn’t blow my mind. Northern Europe doesn’t even need to be mentioned.
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>>2364694
Gayest post I’ve ever read. Americans leave America to experience other culture for a reason, we know ours blows in 2022
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>>2364835
>worried about whey
Tell me you don’t actually lift without telling me you don’t actually lift
Eat some meat and eggs you fucking noob you don’t need whey specifically, in fact animal meets are better anyways
Also you don’t need to worry about losing “progress” due to diet just make sure you hit the gym 2-3 times a week to maintain. You can literally starve yourself and as long as you still lift you’ll lose barely any muscle.
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>>2365347
Technically you missed a comma.
Should have been “learn how to use commas, faggot.”
Faggot.
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>>2365482
>in fact animal meets are better anyways
So like I should just go to a petting zoo and arrange some meets with animals to get big gains?
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>>2365359

Japanese women arent de-masking particularly younger ones. Been here entire pandemic. said this since early on. why? cause all the ugly goblins look better in masks.
I noticed a fashion trend extremely quickly for special masks that make your face more pointy, more pretty or whatever. these women arent taking them off for any reason so long as it remains socially acceptable, and by and large, they are the ones making it socially acceptable.

Honestly i moved here just as it started and did think hmmm, women are better looking than i remember. i realised after not long its the masks. on my previous trips before moving here i remember thinking most japanese women were quite ugly or plain to be honest. hasnt changed, when you see the mask drop and goblins emerge.

idk what it is, but i find way more women in my home country who are white, or even some none white attractive. like the threshold is lower, and yes i am white too. With east asians its like almost all are unattractive but the few that arent are mega attractive. Its why i kek at anons hyping up the whores they pay to fuck calling them 8/10s yet when i see pictures they are ALWAYS 4-5/10s
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>>2365359
I love cute asian girls in masks
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>>2365507
my based brother
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>>2365481
If you check out expat communities like /r/japanlife on reddit 99% of the content is them being racist and complaining that Japan isn't America
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>>2365508
She looks very cute.
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>>2365516
very
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>>2364966
How did no one else call me out on my retardation until now
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>>2364972
>>2365019
>>2365019
When are you guys going to be there? I'm there March so I probably won't bump into you guys. But going to the countryside could be fun as they'll probably be more interested in someone not from Japan. Or maybe places near a military base so there'll be more English speakers?
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>>2365073
You're landing in 3 months? I am too (Mar-Apr). Want to exchange info just in case?
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>>2365144
>>2365477
Aw shit I thought hostels would be good places for kiddos like us. Are they all full of 30s-40s? (No offense to older travelers, I just don't know if there would be a lot of common topics/etc. and I'm awkward)
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>>2365524
I’ve been in Tokyo for 3 days now and I haven’t seen anyone at my accomodation or in the wild who was younger than 30… I’m beginning to feel like this is going to be a kinda lonely trip, it’s just too big of an age gap
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>>2365530

No one in Tokyo younger than 30?
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I love Japanese girls bros even the mid ones.
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>>2365530
>>2365533
I mean maybe he only sees the workers and families walking around and kids are just shut-ins after they come back from school?
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>>2365533
Sorry, meant to say no foreigner under the age of 30 xd
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>>2365501
yes exactly. I met a capybara last week when I was in Tokyo and it helped keep me on track while I was walking instead of lifting.
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>>2365540
man I love coconut dogs
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>>2365543
look at this big fella
what's not to love
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>>2365515

To be honest, and I say this as someone who doesn't even have a plebbit account, I can totally see why that may happen to people that live in Japan longer than 2 years. Japan is so covered in myth by weebs and ignorant people in general, and people on here imo do get the wrong idea about Japan and falsely attribute things to cultural/political beliefs and bases which dont even exist as the reasons why in Japan. It's something... you have to experience living there a good while to understand.
In my first year I wasn't judgemental and took things for what they were, but as I came to really see the reasons behind stuff and reality it completely changed my view and wore me out on their culture and I say that as someone who got married in Japan.
Its very much the cancer they all describe it as and not at all the good things people on here falsely align with their own politics/morals. I think Japan is decaying and culturally stagnating and withering. Do i think it should be more like the USA? no, but it needs to change and move forward in its own way. Japan is basically third world/military minded in their culture still. they changed rapidly in 150 years and had basically no cultural change and very little social evolution in that time, just technology and money. Japan seriously feels like if you just gave India massive wealth and let them get on with it for 50 years. I have no idea why, but it is something you don't see or feel unless you live there a while.
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>>2365549
That's a rather grim outlook anon.
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>>2365549
> India massive wealth and let them get on with it for 50 years

No matter how much money you gave India it would be no where near as orderly as Japan. There's more to a first world tier country than wealth.

>Japan is basically third world/military minded in their culture still.

Examples?
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>>2365480
but we have the best food in the world anyway I have to say that japanese food is top tier imo. The best thing is that is "democratic": food is cheap and affordable. In Europe eating out is really expensive because for us is something extra/luxurious meanwhile I feel that jap people always eat outside.
>>2365524
I mean it's hit or miss, you can be lucky. I'm so unlucky, maybe you could have more luck approaching people at the restaurant or waiting in line.
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>>2365221
>Do you not gain any confidence after chugging 2 beers?
A lot of these guys don't drink at all, so they miss out on the easiest way to meet Japanese people.
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>>2365560

This is what you think. for example, did you know just how bad classism is in Japan? its really fucking bad and not much better than India. It's just hidden till you live there and not noticeable till you become familiar.
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>>2365106
Kill yourself
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>>2365568

Break it down because you're making a lot of dubious claims.
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>>2365583
He's a Burakumin
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>>2365549
What do you mean specifically? I've worked there for 4 months, definitely as long as you but it was pretty nice
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Wear a mask.
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>>2365587

4 months is not long enough. i think 1.5 years+ is what you need to really start noticing and getting it to be honest. anything less is almost like a long vacation and your mindset will be more of just accepting everything and waiting later to understand.
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Tokyo or fukuoka boys
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>>2365575
Hey man, I'm just explaining the terminology. It doesn't mean that I subscribe to it, just saying it how it is.
If you're gonna use fancy new lingo, at least you should be able to use it on the correct context.
Maybe you should lurk moar before using buzzwords next time.
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>>2365586

The way he claims you could turn India into Japan if you just threw enough money at them makes me think he's Indian. That's a cope if I ever heard one.
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>>2365627
Tokyo but Fukuoka for a few days
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>>2365638
fukuoka not a good place to live as a foreigner?
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>>2365641
I thought this was about visiting. Fukouka is cool, but there feels like there's way less than to do than even Osaka, although I only spent a few days in Fukuoka.
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>>2365642
>feels like there's way less than to do than even Osaka
I've heard this before, but what exactly does Tokyo offer that's so different from Osaka?
I've never ran out of things to do/see and I lived here for many years. I've been to Tokyo a couple of times, but I fail to see that much of a difference activity wise.
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>>2365644
Tokyo feels like a bunch of different cities right next to each other. I personally don't enjoy Shinjuku much anymore (too busy), but you can easily go to Kichijoji, Shimokitazawa, Koenji, Shibuya, Asakusa, Ikebukero, Ginza, Ebisu, or Roppongi in a relative short period of time and experience a totally different vibe.
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>>2365637

im not form india, I'm English you nigger(but not much difference these days).
You cant understand what im saying because you havent lived in Japan for a long enough time. Obviously I'm not LITERALLY saying if you gave India money, tech, and 50 years they'd be exactly the fucking same. what kind of autismo do you have not not read between the lines.

Japan was a third world country of lazy, fighting and extremely classist society only 150 years ago. people were literally eating fucking grass and shitting in the streets.
They got forced open, then 2 world wars, and totally destruction all in the span of 70 years or so, then given money and technology.
They are literally 2 generations removed from third world, with old people dominating society. No fucking shit they still havent caught up what so ever. I'm interested to see what a Japanese society looks like in 150 years when they finally do, and by that i dont fucking mean turn it into the USA. i mean a Japan that has had time to culturally and socially catch up with itself because right now it hasnt and it shows heavily if you live there long enough.
its partly why they are stagnating economically so fucking badly. their culture holds them back massively and is more suited for 70 years ago at best.
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>>2365646
But doesn't that hold true for almost any city?
Amemura feels different from Umeda, and those two really feel different from Shinsekai.
But I see your point. I guess it's a matter of scale. In Osaka those places are tiny.
One thing that I'll add is that if I want a totally different vibe I can just go to Kyoto, Kobe, or Nara and all of those cities are within an hour by train. But this is irrelevant to my question, just something I wanted to mention.
Thanks for answering anon.
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>>2365647
>I'm English you nigger
t. Radeesh Pattel
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>>2365650
It's really just a matter of scale. I am not really an Akihabara person, but comparing it to DenDen Town feels like an apt comparison on Tokyo just feels like it take things up another level and offers just a little more if you're into any one specific thing, wether it be anime or if it's something like fashion instead. I personally prefer Osaka myself.
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>>2365627
fukuoka has more chinks and koreans than japs
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>>2365352
That bartender sounds based.
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>>2365647
I fucking knew you were a cUKistani from your earlier posts. /trv/ling has taught me to hate you faggots, every single one of you has been a massive displeasure to meet. I wish your country was doing better so all of you could just stay there instead of shitting up the rest of the world.

At least it's good to know I can entirely disregard your opinions with no consideration.
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>>2365683

people from the uk have higher standards than americucks to whom any woman not fat is automatically a 7+. no surprise
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kamakura is so based
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>>2365687
>standards
To a one you're all fucked in the head and impossible to enjoy the company of. It's either turbonormie bullshit plus binge drinking, or acting smug about how well they conform to woke standards. You fall into the second category, you are a Good EnglishmanTM who understands the need for a ModernTM worldview, and how terrible it is this Japan cannot rise to meet your standards. Just fuck off you absolute cunt, completely worthless.

>trying to act like UK hags are not ugly hags
Impressively, UK slags are worse than american roasties in appearance and attitude. Literally the worst white girls in the entire world.
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Why the fuck is America mura a recommended place for tourists? It's a fuckin gross fake dirty ghetto full of wannabe nigs blasting their shitty nig music. Horrendous
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>>2365644
>what exactly does Tokyo offer that's so different from Osaka
Tokyo is the capital and absolute centre of activity in Japan.
If something of note happens in Japan, you will likely be able to experience it in Tokyo, if something happens in Tokyo, you might not be able to experience in other cities.

An example for this are magazines and books: You can buy them in Tokyo on the day they are published, in Fukuoka you may need to wait until the following week.
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>>2365708
It's based. Sorry anon, maybe Weeny Hut Jr. is more up to your speed.
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>>2365716
So is it a consoom now versus consoom later kind of situation?
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>>2365708
because it's the best place for youth street fashion in Osaka
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>>2365719
It truly is.
People complain about Japanese people being npcs, but when they finally go to places where they express their individuality they get scared and angry.
What are they expecting? Kimonos and swords?
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>>2365718
Partially.
It just means that if something is happening then being in Tokyo you'll have the highest chance of experiencing it.
You don't see Godzilla/Angels/Aliens destroying Nagoya or Kobe, it's almost always Tokyo.
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>>2365719
I'm not a zoomer so I couldn't care less about your consumerist culture that supports pedo companies (re:balenciaga).
I love how Japanese express themselves I just hate ghetto urban shit
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>>2365221
Yes but getting into the place where people are drinking is too daunting for me
Just being honest
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what are the consequences to me using someone elses JR Pass after they have left and it still has days leftover?

I am a foreign resident here so I cannot get my own, however I just travelled for two weeks with my cousin and he got to get all free Shinkansen while I paid for every one. They never checked tix, ID or passport on train or in station and we took many trips. He just needed to input his passport number into the machine to get tickets.

If I use someone's JR pass and they gave me their passport number is their even a way I would get caught? the only time I have had ticket checked was riding the limited express in Kansai and Narita and my ticket didnt have a name on it, just seat number.
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>>2365753
You'll be arrested and get carried away by JR staff to unification church headquarters for reeducation.
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>>2365753
Death by train "suicide"
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>>2365753
They never checked my JR pass when using the yamanote/chuo lines, but they asked for my passport on the shinkansen stations
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>>2365647
>Japan was a third world country of lazy, fighting and extremely classist society only 150 years ago. people were literally eating fucking grass and shitting in the streets.

Compared to what? It's all relative. Most of the world doesn't even have drinkable tap water. Japan is one of only a dozen countries that does. China was a 3rd world till the 90's and arguably still is. Korea since the 70's. You have to go back 150 year pre industrial revolution to prove your point about people shitting in the "streets" and eating grass meanwhile these things are happening in India today.
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>>2365795
>Most of the world doesn't even have drinkable tap wate
Like the US for instance
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>>2365523
>>2365522
Yeah I'll be in Tokyo from March 10th until early April. I'd be up for meeting with some anons. Currently working on an itinerary. I'd like to get outside of the city and explore the countryside too, could be fun.
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>>2365795

Did you ride the short bus? I think you missed his point.
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>>2365814
Definitely spend a few days in Nikko. Apart from the most famous temples nearby, tere are multiple temples away in the mountainside, one around a waterfall
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>>2365815

Japan has some cultural idiosyncrasies that hold it back? What country doesn't? What's important is things like standard of living and Japan has one of the highest in the world. People talk like 90% of the world isn't a shithole especially India. The saying familiarity breeds contempt comes to mind.
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>>2365819
To be fair, Japan has to be the only country in the world where two religions peacefully co-exist side by side
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How many temples do you visit, on average, before you're templed out?
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>>2365833
All of them
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>>2365819
>but it's also bad somewhere else so why bother?
Then don't fucking complain about your fucking plummeting birthrate
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>>2365833
Depends on how cool are the previous ones. If you start with small local temples, move to famous ones like Asakusa, then finally visit Kyomizu-dera in Kyoto or the Tosho-gu in Nikko, you'll enjoy dozens of them.
Pic related is in the middle of the bar area in Shinjuku (not Kabukicho, but nearby) and, even though is salt, I told all my normalfag friends that this shrine was consecrated to cocaine :)
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>>2365833
I'm a photofag, I don't ever get bored out, I always find some fun to do on temple grounds.
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>>2365753
Even if JR staff would check, you could just pretend that you forgot your passport in your hotel room and you'll buy a regular ticket instead.
immoral? yes
against ToS? yes
possible? yes
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>>2365846
>immoral? yes
>against ToS? yes
>possible? yes
It's illegal for foreigners not to carry either their passport or residence card at all times
You're lucky you don't get arrested
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>>2365859
Why would you carry your passport outside? You could get robbed and a passport is a high value document, if it's stolen you're screwed.
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>>2365863
>robbed in japan
Even in Kabukicho, the place with most crimes and niggers, you'll get drugged and your credit card raped in the very worst case scenario
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>>2365864
>normal Japan
I want to go back
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>>2365866
Me too bro, me too
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>>2365833
I collect goshuin and I have an addictive personality.
>>2365844
Nice. These threads used to have a lot of photos until the coomers scared the photographers away.
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>>2365859
>It's illegal for foreigners not to carry either their passport or residence card at all times
Good thing JR employees aren't the police then.
>You're lucky you don't get arrested
Unless you're caught being a criminal or are generally uncooperative the worst thing that can happen to you is a lecture at the kouban and a ride in a police car to whatever place you're staying at.
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>>2365864
I still wouldn't carry my passport, not because it could get stolen but rather because I could lose it and recovering a lost passport is nearly impossible if you want follow the official procedures.
Just take a photo of the info page and the entry stamp and carry around some other form of official ID like a driver's license and you'll be set for 99% of all police encounters which are rare anyway.
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>>2365882
That's a wrong move in Japan. Foreigners don't pay taxes, so if you buy anything that costs over 100$, they'll staple the reciept to the passport so you don't have to pay extra if they stop you at the airport
t. bought a 220$ Densha de Go console
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>>2365897
Understandable, obviously I would bring my passport when doing large purchases which I plan in advance.
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>>2365897
Pretty sure it applies to anything over $50.
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>>2365897
Man that train sim thing looks pretty fucking cute.
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>>2365897
Okay, but what if I go whoring to Tokyo or Osaka? I'm sure there's not going to be a receipt, but still.
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>>2365897
>Foreigners don't pay taxes
/trv/-tier intelligence
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>>2365814
Cool, our schedules match up a bit. We could hit one or two places together, I'd like to see the countryside (I'm a big Gifufag) and maybe some islands. Do you feel comfortable sharing a Discord or email or something? Don't know how you roll
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>>2365921
You're renting the prostitute, not buying them, so sales tax exemptions don't apply.
Same is valid for accommodation and car rentals.
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>>2365943
I'm buying her time, give me my tax refund
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>>2365956
You'll Own Nothing and Be Happy
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>>2365897
>>2365907
So you walk around with 50 receipts stapled to your passports?
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>>2365774
Yes as I said I was with my cousin last month and they didnt check his passport, he just needed to enter his passport number in to the machine (makes sense not to, your saving money on bot staffing people to catch a very uncommon crime). Unless you were travelling with it more recently then November I dont believe they are doing in person checks any longer. We exclusively purchased tickets from machines for ease of access anyway, never went up to the counter.

>>2365846
Thank you for giving me a realistic answer, hopefully I can pull this off and dont get in trouble with Koban. I am military living here which means I dont have the temporary visitor stamp on my passport. My parents and a family friend are coming to Tokyo for a week, then the family friend leaves and my parents and I go to Osaka, I just want to be able to go to Hiroshima, Kyoto, Okayama, Kobe, and Himeji on the Shinkansen but paying individually is quite costly.

unrelated note captcha was JRJAJP could this be a sign my plan will work?
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>>2365868
>Old japan
>Poojeets
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I mean they don't actually STAPLE it your passport, do they? I don't want the pages in my pristine passport ruined by a dozen fucking staples.
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>>2365966
I didn't have too many purchases over $50 except for clothing purchases. Not all places do it the same. At mid- and high-end clothing stores like Kapital they had their own little apps they used to scan my passport and process the tax free discount (10%), and they had my tax free purchase history on there, at least when it was from the same retailer.
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$890 round trip flight (nonstop) for my dates on Delta. AND it goes into Haneda rather than Narita (staying in Shinjuku so it's more convenient). Should I go for it bros? Our trip isn't until May, so a good 6 months out. I know it's early, but we are getting antsy. Any help is really appreciated <3 Out of LAX if that helps
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21 Day Green JR pass - total meme? Not sure if I'm actually going to want to travel around that much and it's a significant sum of money.
How difficult/expensive is it to find short-term (1-2 day) accommodation upon arriving in a new city? Are there good low-cost inns a gaijin with basic Japanese skills can book or is it going to be stressful and eat up a good portion of the day?
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>>2365994
very easy to find cheaper accommodations last minute, but better to plan. Check airbnb for dates/area, from Tokyo id recommend Sendai, Nagano, Shizuoka, Hakone, Aomori (if you can deal with a longer train ride). From Osaka Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara, Okayama, Fukuoka, Nagoya.
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>>2365996
>if you can deal with a longer train ride
I'm fine with any length as long as I have laptop power and can get stuff done on the train (part of why I'm considering a Green business pass rather than the cheaper regular pass)
I don't necessarily need internet/would probably use a WWAN SIM card to access it if the train is within range of a cell tower.
My plan is to spend between 50k and 95k yen on accommodations for 30~ days, which is definitely do-able by booking a single hotel for a 30 day stretch but would tie me down and prevent me from doing longer trips where there's no way I'm getting back to Tokyo same-day.
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>>2365993
>AND it goes into Haneda rather than Narita (staying in Shinjuku so it's more convenient)
Not really Narita express goes right into Shinjuku station

Also enjoy the much busier airport, NRT is kino with low flights and just drink on the train looking at the country side for a little bit
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>>2366007
I have the JR 21 day, it's fine if you're going a few places

I am doing
Tokyo->Osaka(currently) Himeji/kyoto/etc->kagoshima->nagoya-Tamakyama->tokyo

JR pass helps because I can use it for local express lines that would cost more, it saves time and money. Keep in mind it can be used on local JR lines and other type stuff, overall if you are going to say more than ~4 cities on the shinkansen then it's worth it. There use to be a calculator but I don't think it's around anymore, would basically tell you if it's worth it or not.

Depends on your schedule, keep in mind Japan has regional passes like JR east for 10,000 yen.
>My plan is to spend between 50k and 95k yen on accommodations for 30~ days
That's doable I had to shop around a bit but for 46 days paid about 850 USD. Mix of hostel private rooms and budget hotel's, my current one in Osaka does 30 days for 75,000 yen Hotel Pivot.
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>>2366007
Osaka hostels were $15-20 a day for me, and Tokyo was a little more at $20-25. My 14-day JR pass (stayed 3 weeks) was worth it and saved me some money. This calculator still works: https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/
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>>2364972
My anxiety is awful and I went before covid twice (planning on going in May) Just go to bars and people will talk to you, at least that's how it was for me, didn't need good Japanese, a lot of people will try their best to speak in English and if you get a good conversation going, use google translate to help, in fact a few people came up to me wanting to practice English. Go to Golden Gai or something and if you see a lively bar, go in. If I can do it, honestly, anyone can. Have a Strong Zero beforehand to build your confidence.
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Serious question, has anyone accidently got a boner in an onsen? Did people react / were you able to hide it? I'm afraid of it happening
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>>2366015
Yes, in a Konyoku.
An older woman openly stared and a younger girl noticed it and stifled a giggle.
None of the men cared and neither did the rest of the women.
It went away after a few minutes and things went back to normal.
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>>2366008
Yeah but Narita express costs more and is still a longer trip to Shinjuku.

And is it really busier? I know that NRT is where the majority of international flights fly into.
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>>2366018
Rapid Ginza line from Narita to Asakusa is like 1,100 yen, and it's probably about an hour out. I find Shinjuku a bit too busy and avoid it most of the time, but I find that getting to the different neighborhoods usually takes 30-45 minutes no matter where I'm based.
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>>2366018
It's discounted to so cheap for tourism, more flights go into HND right now. It's not that bad I just like a direct line, seeing the more rural parts and build into the city. You're looking at 1hr vs. 1hr and 20 minutes.

In the past I've always found NRT to be such a breeze to get through compared to HND with customs and such, JR station always seems quicker too but now you can do it by scanning the codes+passport at terminals. NRT was so stupid easy this time we were like 1 of 8 flights that day from the US, simply never had to wait just scan my QR codes for entry and kept walking. Seriously the longest stop I had was probably having to tie my shoe
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>>2365994
Jr pass in general is a meme unless you want to speed run japan and Shinkansen to a different city every 2 days. Otherwise it's cheaper to just buy tickets and use domestic flights for very long distance travel
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>>2366030
>speed run japan and Shinkansen to a different city every 2 days.
Unironically tempted to do this and then settle down wherever I like best. Is that a bad idea?
Obviously I THINK I want to Tokyo right now but maybe I'll realize that I actually like Osaka more once I've experienced it.
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Going to Shinjuku/ Shibuya area over new years with some friends any recommendations for bars, clubs, and places to meet some girls
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>>2366035
>Is that a bad idea?
Nah, it's best use case. I'd still run the route thru a calc tho to see if it's worth
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>>2366036
>New Years
almost everything will be closed
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>>2366035
No it's not a bad idea. Most people would do the Tokyo-Kyoto/Osaka-Hiroshima trio (add-in a daytrip to Himeji either from Hiroshima or Osaka/Kyoto), and it's perfectly fine, especially for a first trip. And the JR Pass would save you money, on top of being way more convenient it's not even funny. And one sidetrip would make it even more worth it. And more convenience again.
People ask me why I go back to Japan so much instead of doing trips to elsewhere. The answer is simple, no country has something as convenient as the JR Pass, nor its railroad/public transportation system goodness. In fact, I go back to Japan precisely because of those. It's perfect for just landing, and doing whatever you want however you want without planning anything. It's peak vacations.
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>>2366023
>ANAL
lol
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>>2366036
Local konbini kek
new years = everywhere closed
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>>2366030
"Why yes I am spending 2 weeks in Tokyo seeing all the hussle and bustle of the city! Nakano and Akihabara specifically"

Nothing wrong with jumping to a few cities as the shinkansen can make what would look to be a full day trip 2ish hours. There are a lot of cities that a properly planned day trip can knock out if you get up early and don't mind taking a later train.
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Is it legally allowed to go up random stairs of apartment buildings? I always enjoy a nice view at night. But I'm worried that it could lead me to problems if some Japanese notice me and thinks I wanna break in or so. Or does no one care?
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>>2366076
I've been looking at day trips but running stuff through a basic JR rail calc I have to hit a LOT of stops to make it worth it unless I want to meme myself cross country without stopping along the way. A bunch of my short hops are like 500-1000 yen tickets too but once the clock is ticking might as well get them in.
Any experienced travelers have a proper itinerary for day trips on a 21 day pass? Starting from Narita airport, skip over Tokyo and instead have it as the very last leg of the trip because I'm not going home at the end of it, I'm settling in and spending the two weeks (or more) in Tokyo to appreciate what Tokyo has to offer.
My current thought process is Nishi and Minami of Tokyo and then next time I'm in Japan I'll do Higashi and Kita (all the way up to and ending in Hokkaido)
I'll be doing it in March (peak cherry blossom season, probably going to regret it when it comes to reserving seats) if that impacts your recommendations.
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>>2365840
>birthrate meme
It is a very common problem on developed countries.
The main difference being that other developed nations try to solve the problem with mass immigration. Japan does not.
Some countries have even lower birthrates than Japan. In fact, Japan is number 4 in the lower birthrate list, behind South Korea.
https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/birth-rate-by-country
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>>2366076
>t. JR shill
Go calculate your standard Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto/Hiroshima route with a some day trips in-between and you will see you aren't saving as much as you think you are with a Jr pass. And you have to cram everything into the 21 days. Which is why I mentioned it's only good for speedrunning. If you are travelling at a slower pace or staying longer than a couple days in each city, your far better off skipping the jr pass
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>>2366084
It's not illegal, but if someone calls the police on you then you'll have to explain what you're doing.
Just try not to sperg out. Look like you're visiting a friend, or live there. Simple as. Don't go into controlled access buildings though.
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>>2366084
Just act like a retarded American tourist if you get caught. Simple.
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>>2366100
Why would he need to act, he is one?
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>>2366015

I saw some faggot Japanese walking around with one inside the onsen before. Never happened to me tho.

Pissed me off cause he coulda waited for it to go away rather than fucking walking around
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>>2366104
The virgin
>"J-just wait until it goes away"
vs the Chad boner strut.
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>>2366104
>Oh no it's an erect penis
Maybe he liked you.
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>>2366015
No, but I got dick size mogged hard by pretty much everyone and was pretty embarrassed ngl. I fell for the Asians have small dicks meme
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>>2366110
I would say that more than being mogged, the embarrassment comes from stereotypes that exist about western penises. So when they see an average penis, you know that they're going "hmmm" in their heads.
Black men that have average to small penises also talk about the same issue.
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>>2366117
>tfw have a very small flaccid penis (grower)
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>>2366084
Climb to the top and take a picture and use that as your excuse, thats the only point in climbing it anyway.
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>>2366106

I was this close to grabbing it and snapping it off of his body
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>>2366085
It's pretty easy but without knowing your schedule only you can decide if a 21/14/7 day is worth it.
>Any experienced travelers have a proper itinerary for day trips on a 21 day pass?
This is probably my 15th time to Japan, currently on a 21 day rail pass, they changed it a bit which is nice so you can use automated terminals at some stations. Really need to actually see your itinerary to recommend anything, keep in mind trains can get expensive especially in Hokkaido. Also keep in mind that things like limited express and express trains can sometimes increase cost, so weigh if the time is money factor comes into play
> probably going to regret it when it comes to reserving seats
I've never reserved seats for sakura or golden week season, it's pretty easy to get a decent seat if you just show up 15 minutes before the train and head directly to the unreserved cars.

>>2366098
>Go calculate your standard Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto/Hiroshima route
Yeah no shit that would be a easy 7 day pass to knock all that out, which is why the calculator was suggested. Though I have no idea what exactly that anon is trying to do.
>Which is why I mentioned it's only good for speedrunning
If you build a proper schedule you could do 4 cities for 5 days or 5 cities for 4 days with an extra day at the end to get back to a city near your airport; Either way you'd most likely get a value out of it with how the USD to yen is. With a proper schedule, use of the JR express routes or shinkansens you can get way more in throughout the trip without spending as much time on trains or transfers. It comes to a bunch of factors such as how much time you're willing to spend on a train vs. exploring, and what lines you plan to utilize when you are there.

Seriously depends on the schedule that anon hasn't elaborated on.
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>>2366084
As a gaijin you have the gaijin smash defence for anything not blatantly illegal
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>>2366084
The "But I thought there was a maid cafe around here!" excuse should work.
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>>2365966
>>2365981
Now days it's digital. They didn't staple anything to mine.
Bought a coat, and they slapped on a 1.6% 免税手数料. Wtf?
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>>2366195
Most places will often use a sticker to the back of it signifying you bought something in Japan, it completely depends on the item and cost
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>>2366104
did you feel threatened by his massive schlong?
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>>2366153
>really need to actually see your itinerary
I don't have one yet, completely open to basically anything as long as it's west of Tokyo. Speedrunning Western Japan in 21 days is already going to stretch things very thin and I'll plan things once I know which cities are worth visiting.
I do actually have an itinerary idea I need to plan out where I want to hit Uji and Shizuoka and really get deep into the tea culture of Japan (ideally going to actual farms) but March is too early for that both in terms of season and in terms of needing to brush up on my spoken Japanese. I might do that in May but I'll have to decide if that's worth a 7/14 pass or if regular tickets/buses make more sense. I plan on staying a roughly full Visa stay of 88 days and leaving towards the very end of May with a day or two of allowance in case I get hit with a delayed flight or any other sort of nonsense.
My plan after doing the 21 day JR blitz will be to stay in either Osaka or Tokyo (leaning towards Tokyo despite Osaka being better for the Uji > Shizuoka trip) for most of the stay.
I guess the more I think about it I could buy a 21 day pass outside of Japan and then just wait until May to exchange+activate it and incorporate my tea journey into that.
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>>2366198
I was just going off https://livejapan.com/en/article-a0000238/ and have only made one purchase myself, so I'm no authority. I think I misread and misremembered some stuff. Do I still need to show a receipt to customs?

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2) Explanation of necessary items from the store of purchase
From October 2021, the procedure using the "Duty-Free Record of Purchase" describing the purchased item information has been abolished. The purchasing store creates the purchase record information data and sends it to the National Tax Agency (NTA). Also, the purchaser's pledge no longer needs signing. Instead, get an explanation of the necessary items from the store where you made your tax-free purchases.

4) Present your passport
Show your passport to the customs officer, as the purchase record information will be sent electronically. Generally, duty-free products must be carried by the person who purchased them when leaving Japan.
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>mfw Visit Japan Web won't recognize postal code or address for hotel we're staying at
its in the middle of a fucking major city, fucking shit site.
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>>2366153
>so weigh if the time is money factor comes into play
I should probably have addressed this - time spent on the train is an irrelevant factor to me. I can make productive use of time spent on the train so a 4 or even 6 hour train is not an issue. I doubt I'd take any trains that long solely because my mind is arranged in a way that I'd want to hit each stop along the way rather than taking zig-zagging trains across the country just because I can.
>unreserved cars
I am contemplating purchasing a Green pass rather than the standard pass, so I would need to reserve seats often or the extra cost wouldn't make sense. I'd be traveling by JR rail nearly every day out of those 21 days and possibly as far as Fukuoka and then back to Tokyo.
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>>2366208
>Generally, duty-free products must be carried by the person who purchased them when leaving Japan.
Has anybody ever been checked if they actually carried their tax-free goods when departing?
In other countries they'll seal your goods and you won't get your tax refund until you show departure customs your sealed goods, but in Japan you could easily just use them while inside the country.
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>>2366282
All of my tax-free goods were in a large checked bag, and nobody ever looked.
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>>2366282
>Has anybody ever been checked if they actually carried their tax-free goods when departing?
Not me
The police did check the dates to make sure they lined up with me leaving the country when I was taken in though
They're very thorough
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>>2366291
Sorry, I didn't get what you meant.
At what point did the police check you?
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>Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Japan confirmed 138,116 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday
The world doesn't care anymore, but they do care. I don't like this. Mask will never drop at this rate.
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>>2366295
I would more worried of them closing the border again for tourism
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>>2366207
> Speedrunning Western Japan in 21 days is already going to stretch thing
Okay but who says you have to do it in 21 days, you could chill in X city then activate the JR pass later(keep in mind you do not have to activate it on landing) and then just chill around till you got other shit to do.
> I want to hit Uji and Shizuoka and really get deep into the tea culture of Japan
Cool I usually do there and then hea dup to Takayama in and matsumoto
>I plan on staying a roughly full Visa stay of 88 days and leaving towards the very end of May with a day or two of allowance in case I get hit with a delayed flight or any other sort of nonsense.
I don't know why you just balance the JR 21 day pass in the middle so you can just travel on it when you feel to 'speed run' I'm still confused by this.You do know you can activate the JR pass within 90 days of purchase right? You don't have to do it at landing, so you could purchase it get it mailed and done 3 weeks before you leave and good.

>>2366210
>I should probably have addressed this - time spent on the train is an irrelevant factor to me
Ight yeah that missed me, sorry for making a joke about short time in tokyo but point still stands if you plan right the 21 day pass for anon who is staying 88 days makes perfect sense should he plan short trains->time to activate->use case->return.

Just weigh it out, realize you do not need to activate it day 1 on landing, and work around the pass. I did 10 days in tokyo activated it and now traveling while on it before it runs out. I think a few people in the discord for this general asked this, should probably make an FAQ.
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>>2366292
I left japan and came back, then renewed my visa
I went to the police station for <reasons> and they checked all my receipts were before I left, not after I came back (i.e. in case I bought the stuff before renewing my visa)
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Experienced travelers, what would you recommend for a first timer in Japan? city to stay, places to go, stuff to do, etc.
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>>2366431
My mother is going to visit me next year
First time I'll get to see her in 3 or 4 years
I'm developing a rough itinerary for her
This is it
https://files.catbox.moe/4ahwsm.txt

Centered around Tokyo because I live there
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>>2366434
Not bad, not bad at all, I was planning to go for a month or so but then I started looking into places to go and quickly realized that there's so many things to see and places to visit that a month was not going to cut it, at least no I have a rough idea how to organize things, thank you anon.
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>>2366295
you know why these cases are going up? It's like this:
>Japanese person wants to attend nomikai
>entire staff requests PCR tests
>PCR tests are mailed to individuals
>get false positives
>"yabai! corona desu!"
>individual reports they have corona to the government
>government enters it to the database
cases will continue to go up until people finally realize these PCR tests don't actually test shit
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>>2366084
my hobby is to dress up like Sadako and crawl up and down stairs to random apartment buildings like these at night. Never gotten in trouble.
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omanko sexu naritai
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Does Japan usually have two or three pin (with ground) outlets?

I have a three pin adapter but it won't fit two pin outlets because the ground pin gets in the way. Do I need to buy another adapter?
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Two pin outlets are the norm, three pin outlets exist too but mostly in offices. So you need a two pin outlet adapter if you are from, say, Europe, or no adapter at all if American.
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>>2366493
Thanks. Yeah it's an EU -> Japan/US adapter. Will get a 3 -> 2 one then.
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>>2366490
>>2366493
>>2366495
Fellow yurofag here.
If you're using a laptop/usb charger that accepts a C6 (3-pin "micky mouse") or C8 (2-pin) connector, you can also just buy the cable you need in yodobashi/bic camera for a couple hundred yen. No need for those bulky converter adapters.
Just about every charger accepts 110(60Hz)/220(50Hz) unless it's maybe 30 years old or something -- you can check the numbers on the input to be sure.
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I'm still debating whether Japan rail pass is worth it or not. Fuck this is confusing.
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>>2366496
That's a good idea. The only charger I need is my wall outlet->usb-c that works with my laptop and phone. This charger is split into two parts. First part goes from wall to C6 which plugs into second part which has the converter (100-240V) and goes to usb-c.
So you're saying I can buy the first part but with a Japan compatible wall plug.
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is it true that fukuoka girls are more trad and make better wives than girls from the city
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>>2366500
Sorry that should be a C5 connector instead of C6 (quickly just googled it and didn't double-check).

Yes, I basically found a cable like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303659301541
And you just switch out your cable with the europlug with that.
The third pin for ground is separated with a cable so you can use it if possible; if not: you can generally do with the 2 pin--my laptop never blew up (and I've seen 165W adapters without ground).
I remembered it being a couple hudnred yen, but it might be about a thousand going by that ebay listing. I imagine a visit to a thrift store will yield very cheap results since they should be plentiful.

That being said, if you're going to plug in anything else that does't work with USB-C, you'll still need a bulky adapter for that.
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>>2366499
You going LONG to see the sights? Buy it.
You staying in Tokyo, or maybe doing one trip to Kyoto/Osaka? Don't bother.
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>Japanese in Japan
>Wear masks walking alone at night
>Japanese in Qatar
>masuku ka? yada!
WHY JAPANESE PEOPLE, WHY?
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>>2366506
>gaijin in home country
>polite and well-mannered, follow the rules
>gaijin in Japan
>GAIJIN SMASH
WHY GAIJIN PEOPLE, WHY?
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>>2366502
Couldn't find a NEMA-1 to C5 in my country so I'm getting one of these for 20 cents. That's even smaller. Doesn't have optional ground but oh well.
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>>2366515
I just bought mine when I arrived in Japan back then.
I don't think I could find it in my country either.
That being said: it'll probably be fine and you're paying prettty much nothing for it. Go for it. I just have cable/connector autism.
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>>2366506
Nip tourists in my capital city don't wear them. Not even in the subway. Can't they fucking keep that attitude when going home instead of going back to the hivemind? Fuck, now I understand why muh collective unconscious is such a formidable foe in every jrpg in existence, if not the true final boss.
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For the covid vaccine, I got two Pfizer shots for the “first” full dosage, and then I got one booster.

Does this count as “three” shots and “fully vaccinated” or am I gonna need to get another booster?
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Gran Class is worth it, right?
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>>2366110
Asians are taller too these days. Japan's average is 5'8 last I checked, it could easily be 5'9 now.
But I'm 6 inches and pretty girthy and girls screamed their brains out, so I think azn dicks are still pretty pencil/small
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>>2365842
pretty sure this is the shrine next to that gaijin blowjob bar
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>>2366490
I only saw two pin plugs when I was there
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>>2366546
that's "fully vaxxed"
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>>2366469
I don't know a single person who had to get a test to go to a nomikai.
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>>2366098
>>2366153
>>2366076
>>2366030
>>2365994

If you want to see Japan the JR pass is woth it.

If you want to see Tokyo or Osaka only the JR pass is not worth it. Fly in to those cites and stay there.



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