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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. Also, everyone is still wearing masks and will not talk to you covid-asymptomatic gaijin. 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*NOTE: Currently out of date, but he is working on updating it on his own time.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
Scaffolds are gone. There is a temporary walkway so you can see the gate up close without getting in the ocean.

ーInfo on Prostitution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: >>2390173
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>>2394460
>Japan to downgrade COVID classification as it seeks to 'live with the virus'
pureblood bros, we won!

But I bet Japanese people will continue wearing masks everywhere anyway. It's like they enjoy being forced into compliance.
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>>2394097
Nah, I'll be going to Hololive fest (if I win the fucking lottery)
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>>2394467
>or will they?
Hahaha, the ride never ends! Vaxxies will not let go of their "deadliest virus ever" roleplay.
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>>2394467
>Though the exact timing has yet to be decided
Yeah, I'll believe it when I see it.
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>>2394182
He can take the shinkansen to Nagano and Kanazawa instead of Nagoya, and slow train onto Osaka.
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>>2394503
Is Nagoya even worth going to at all? 99% sure the answer is no.
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>>2394507
That's what I was saying, however the new Ghibli thing looks nice.
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Has anyone tried one of those gimmick RENT A PERSON services. Was thinking of just renting a dude as like a psuedo tour guide. Good idea or bad
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asking again

Are there any good Rambalac-equivalent videos for restaurants? Specifically from the perspective of a customer, I don't care about how the food is made. I just want to know the etiquette of going into one of those tiny hole-in -he-wall ramen shops that are just a counter with some stools.
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Have any anons who've gone to Japan went into karaoke bars with natives? How fun is it?

Have you experienced Natives saying funny shit when speaking about stereotypes of your race?
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>>2394520
>karaoke bars
Yeah. It's fun if you like singIng and you sing songs they know. I sang a bunch of Japanese songs with my coworkers, and then a random elderly couple I didn't know put in "My Heart Will Go On" and wanted me to sing it.

>stereotypes
Not really, but they often say I don't live up to the stereotype of Americans in Japan. They're fair stereotypes, though (loud, opinionated, obese, extroverted, love meat, etc.).
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>>2394520
I had to go with my boss and 2 highschool students. it SUCKED. probably would have been fun without them though.
>>2394507
nagoya is full. stay out.
>>2394519
what? bro just go in and order. you'll either order your food ticket from a vending machine, there will be a menu, or a piece of paper to circle your noodle preferences. it's stupid easy. and if you're worried, just sit while waiting for your noodles and watch what the natives do. why do you retards always act like japan is mars and everything is oh so glorious and different?
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>>2394519
You mean Ichiran. You don't need a video to understand how they work.
>wait in line
>put money into ticket machine and press ramen button
>wait in line more
>get handed clipboard
>select how strong you want the dashi, garlic, and spice, it's all in English
>wait more
>get seated
>wait for ramen
>use wooden signs at counter to request an extra serving
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>>2394529
>ichiran
>tiny hole in wall
this nigga
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Got memed into not buying the JR rail pass and now I think I might need it. In Hachijoi/Tokyo and im wanting to go snowboarding for a couple days. I think a Shinkansen ticket to near Hakuba valley is like 14k yen one way. Looks like they have a 5 day pass for like 19k yen thats only for foreigners. Im seeing conflicting stuff on how to acquire it. Some people are saying I needed to order it before I came, others are saying I can go down to a JR ticket office and get one if I bring a passport that shows the tourist stamp.

Assuming I can get a 5 day pass is it better to just take the train there, snowboard and take the train back or should I stay there for the night? Will be going weekdays so theres not really night skiing so there isn't a major reason to stay after the lifts probably close at 5PM.
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Finally booked my ticket from the fuel dump deal. Was in Japan just last November but wanted to go back already.
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>>2394519
>Are there any good Rambalac-equivalent videos for restaurants?

Late Night Diner in Japan! Large Kakiage Tempura Bowl at the Popular Soba Restaurant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMv-4t2D8OM

100kg Chicken!? The Best Udon Cook in Osaka | Cooking Japanese Udon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XjQbxfrBXk

Japanese Somen Noodles Go Around Fast in the Water!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh6g_AdOogo
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>>2394532
Go to Marunouchi station JR travel center and just buy the pass.
Some twitch streamer did it when I was waiting in line to collect mine.
That being said, JR Pass is worth it also because you can take shit like the Yamanote Line or the Osaka Loop etc.
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>>2394539
I heard online that it's not worth it if you just stay in Tokyo, is it really true?
I'm going to be mostly in Tokyo, Fuji-Hakone area, and Nikko.
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>>2394539
>Some twitch streamer
cringe. tokyo is such a shithole
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>>2394532
https://japanrailpass.net/en/purchase.html#anchor03
Just go buy one, it's more expensive in person but is basically worth it if you're taking the shinkansen at all.
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>>2394467
It won’t stop until a critical mass of maskless is reached and the rest of the lemmings feel comfortable shedding them. So, in other words, never.
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>>2394543
If you are just in tokyo for a week or two then just pay the normal fare. Not all lines are JR. Pro-tip is that a lot of the machines also take the 10 yen coins. These pile up pretty quickly. Burn them all in the ticket machine. If you are going to take the Shinkansen to go snowboarding or shit like that then it makes sense to get one.

>>2394539
Thanks, im assuming these are the JR ticket stations that are in most major subway lines that have the little ticket office?

>>2394546
Been looking through bumble and all the western women on there are fucking disgusting. You can just tell that they are escorts or are bankrolled by wealthy family. You don't just live in Japan for 5 years with no job. Lots of them are proud feminists and lgbtq++ allies. Its like you take the worst of bumble in the west and concentrate it down and send them over here. Spoiled rotten whores.
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>>2394549
yeah, so many white/western women are in japan doing jack shit for years. i have no idea how they survive. japan got a lot of ukraine trash too though. they are all super left leaning.
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>Tokyo (2)
>Kawaguchiko (2)
>Kyoto (3)
>Fukuoka (1)
>Kagoshima (2)
>Yakushima (1)
>Matsuyama (2)
>Osaka (3)
>Tokyo (4)

I've got 21 days to spend in Japan in early Spring. Is this doable? I'm still not too sure about Matsuyama, but I'm not too sure what my "less touristy" area should be.
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>>2394551
Its absolutely insane to me. Im not broke, but im not super wealthy either. Was a millionaire at one point in my life. Here for less than 90 days and I feel that in itself is pretty fucking decadent. Like you said theres people here doing jack shit for years. I get that theres twitch streamers and shit living paycheck to paycheck here, but there is a fuckton of people here just bumbling around. Not working, not studying, and have been doing so for years. Been to a few other countries and you can usually find the occasional westoid thats on a 2-3 week vacation, but over here theres thousands and thousands with no place to go and no place to be kek. Has to be daddies money or prostitution. Only conceivable answer.
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>>2394467

Hopefully this means I can go without even a PCR test this June.
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I'm staying into Tokyo and I just want to wonder around like a hobo. Closest station is a 12 minute walk away. The 72 hour metro/subway pass is a no brainer right?
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>>2394570
If you are just walking around pay the fare. It's like $1 to go like 50 miles. Just take the subway into a major area and walk around for a few hours. Rinse and repeat.
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>>2394556
1 day in Yakushima? google maps tells me the ferry alone takes 6h lmao.

You can't avoid tourists anywhere in Japan so if that's the only reason you're going to Masuyama you'll be disappointed.
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>>2394576
The numbers mean an overnight stay. I don't mind other tourists, I just don't want shoulder to shoulder crowds. And yes, I know that's unavoidable in popular places like Kyoto.
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could have just searched for this at nhentai but i bought them anyway
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At Shinjuku Station and the Ukranians have made a formation with their flags and are chanting something.
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Why is Nagasaki such shit? Is everyone here a chink hybrid?
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>>2394598
I just like reading the rori doujins in public with all the other men. The air in those shops is so nice because we all know we're in good company, sadly I'm sure everyone will be wearing masks this time due to covid shit so it will feel less chad(when I went none of us wore masks or hats and showed our faces while reading rori)
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>>2394598
Why are you posting kiddie porn are you that stupid or a glowie trying to bait other pedos?
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>>2394615
t. austrailian/canadian
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>>2394615
>In a tranime pedo countries general
>Triggered by loli
Wew
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I have an unexpected trip to Japan coming up in mid march for two weeks or so, the first week needs to be Tokyo for work reasons.

So I'll be in Tokyo for the first week, what should the second week be? I've already been to Japan once before, did the usual shit, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto etc. I have some work to do myself so I can't go crazy traveling around to tons of places, and I don't really need to go out of my way to do tourist stuff as this was honestly unplanned anyway, so like one or maybe two max places for me to go in my second week would be nice.

So far I've thought of like Sendai, Kanazawa, or Osaka again. Or flying to Fukuoka. Kinda want some nature though so I can unwind. Just go to some small town in Nagano or something?

Seems like cherry blossoms won't be until late march so that's out I guess
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>>2394630
You could check out Ueda and Nagano but that's not a week. Kanazawa is on the same Shinkansen line though.
I think one day of Ueda, one or two days of Nagano, and the rest Kanazawa is a decent trip.
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>>2394460
>trying to find plac to rent with Leopalace
>ask question about rent
>they stop replying to me

I fucking hate this. Do all rental agencies just hate foreigners? They do know their economy is in the shitter and everyone's getting old? They cant keep this xenophobia up forever
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>>2394639
>Do all rental agencies just hate foreigners?
Yes.
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>>2394647
But we bring da money. Unless you're a begpacker every gaijin has money on them to buy shit. The rental agencies are retarded
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where should I "base" 8 days out of tokyo at? I read some areas shut down early and dont want to worry about missing trains. Was thinking Shibuya to have late night food and drinks but read the train situation out of the area sucks? Is it better to stay a bit up the train line?
For the most part im hitting up anime areas but would like to go to a few bars and such but read akihabra is ded at night.

How best to find hotels and ryokan that offer private baths? its been a bitch sorting through bookings and expedia for them (looking in kyoto trying to find one near the toehi park)
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>>2394598
>Mizuryu and the new Lo tank
good taste
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>>2394639
I said in the earlier thread thats its easier to just coast around from different hostels and airbnbs. Some retard just called me a Gaijin. No fucking shit, I wouldn't be having this problem if I wasn't retard kek.

Unless you are staying here 6+ months or are here with some type of work visa or school then its not even worth figuring out. Prices listed are like 60-70k per month. Then they add utilities, then they add a guarantor service, then they add a one time move in fee thats non refundable. Over the course of a 90 day tourist visa you would end up spending like 120-160k yen or some shit per month and you would be locked into one place. Im at an airbnb in Hachioji and its peak comfy but its also like an hour train ride away. I thought I would like the skatepark near me but its dead empty compared to the one in Setagaya. Would hate to sign a 3m+ contract for a place I didnt really care all that much for. Nice to have a home base, but I think the best thing you can do is probably travel light and see other areas of japan. A 6 month contract is for salarymen, students or trust fund kids.
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>>2394671
>its easier to just coast around from different hostels and airbnbs.

I'm looking for an apartment because I'm staying in japan for a long while. Im not staying in a fucking airbnb for months. Airbnbs in japan are fucked since pre corona because of new laws so you're talking bs if you think you're saving money on airbnbs because the supply shock from laws means they're all expensive asf

>Then they add utilities, then they add a guarantor service, then they add a one time move in fee thats non refundable.

If you rent with a company that isn't for permanent residents you do save money and they don't add on all those fees because loopholes. You will save more renting than with any airbnb or hostel plus you get your own place
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>>2394674
Notice how I said its one of the few options if you are here sub 90 days. If you are here longer than that then of course get a shared house or apartment. Hope you can find one, but the housing situation is pretty damn horrid over here. In Texas you can be a 5x deported cartel felon and get an apartment paid for by the federal government same day kek. In Japan you can be a tourist with enough money to travel and put down a huge deposit and its still not enough.
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I can't find any info on the Kofu - Hirogawara (Kitadake trailhead) bus in the part of the internet that my Gaijin-tier Japanese skills allow me access to, other than it supposedly existing.

Maps, hyperdia and other generic navigation sites don't show a route.
The latest info on the Yamanashikotsu bus website was the announcement of a pause in 2020. So is the route still not serviced?
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What are some things to do in Fukuoka and in other nearby places (Saga, Kumamoto, etc.)?

I'm going to be staying there around 5-7 days and have zero plans.
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>>2394698
walk between Tenjin and Hakata and back
terrace garden of the Acros building
Ohori park and disappointing leftovers of Maizuru castle
various shrines in Hakata and Western Fukuoka
Momochi and Fukuoka Tower (if on a date)
Dazaifu (shrine, temple, national museum)
Karatsu
Uminonakamichi and Itoshima
Kumamoto (castle, garden, city)
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>>2394674
>Airbnbs in japan are fucked since pre corona because of new laws
This is such a travesty tbqh lads, I stayed in an AirBnB in Bunkyo for heckin 13€ a night in 2017
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>>2394684
Nvm found another website where there was an info page about the 2022 season (which was blank since the season is over)-
So I guess they just publish the schedule seasonally. Better hope that the route isn't obstructed by landslides or some bs when I'm there.
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My flight leaves Friday night and I'm really excited. Been waiting over 3 years for this and now I'm finally ok the precipice of going back.
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So from February to March 22 I don't have anything planned. Been in Tokyo for about 2 weeks now and am visiting Nagano this week for some snowboarding and Onsens. After that im not really sure what some must see things to do are. Came here with no plans lol. Was thinking about maybe going and seeing some temples and shit but that can probably be done with a couple day trips. Maybe stay in the Osaka area for a couple weeks in Feb and then head back to Tokyo for the rest of the trip?
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>>2394547
>>2394539
>https://japanrailpass.net/en/exchange.html
Hm. naruhodo. Seems like they've extended the programme

>>2394556
Itinerary looks pretty full, but if you're counting nights I guess you could pull it off
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>>2394519
An overwhelming amount of oysters! A day in the life of a family dedicated to oysters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iHZbn5S8Ak

A Chinese restaurant in the entertainment district that fills up at 1 am: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xol2jhRPxWw
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Sakura mobile unlimited data SIM seems reasonable. But are there other alternative SIMs to order and pick up at Haneda when I arrive?
Preferably unlimited data for 30 days (I don't want to have to worry about whether I'm hitting some data limit on a trip).
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>>2394630
Don’t forget about Hokkaido
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>>2394740
don't fall for the SIM jews at the airport. last time I paid 10000¥ (~70$) for a 30 days SIM
later during the trip I went to Bic camera and a 3gb SIM was like 3500¥ (less than 20$) and I guarantee you that you won't need unlimited data because during the day you maybe use maps or social media if you are a normies and when you go back to your hotel you have free wifi if you want to watch videos or something.
I don't know about Sakura SIM though.
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Got a 3 week trip planned for late September - mid October.

I've already covered most of Honshu on a previous trip, though I might take a day or two to revisit my favorite spots.

I already have two rough schedules for a 3 week trip, but I'm not sure which I want to do first and which is more suited to the time of year (both would be with a JR pass)

The first would be:
>Some Alp action (maybe 1-3 proper mountains)
>Then take the train to the top of Hokkaido and follow the autumn colors southward through Hokkaido and the east coast of Honshu

The second
>Also Alp action but possibly staying there a bit longer as it's on the way to the rest of the trip, unlike the first schedule
>Since the other schedule includes mountaineering, this would be slightly more touristy stuff, Kiso valley, maybe revisiting Matsumoto/Kamikochi
>Then head on to Kyushu/ Shikoku, revisiting Fukushima/Miyajima on the way

In case you couldn't tell, I'm a bit of an /out/ist and regret most of the time spent in cities on my last trip, although naturally I'll spend some time in them for accomodations / long distance travel

Opinions?
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>>2394746
>>2394740
https://prepaid-data-sim-card.fandom.com/wiki/Japan
Japanese SIMs may not work in every device and some US devices may be SIM-locked to only accept the carrier the device was bought from
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>>2394755
I don't buy cucked phones.
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>>2394746
I get what you're saying, but I don't mind paying a little for convenience (airport pickup) and peace of mind (unlimited data).
It would be a little annoying going out of my way to Bic camera to pick up a SIM when I'm jet lagged.
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>>2394775
The ultimate convenience is having a SIM delivered to your house before you even come to Japan
They sell them on Amazon.jp
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Is there actually e-visa program online or do you have to get your visa-on-arrival by filling a paper form?
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How do train fares work outside of the JR pass? Do you need to pay standard for every metro/train you take or are there other 1-week / 2-week subscriptions to buy?
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>>2394807
If I'm not using the JR trains, I just use my Suica card. I'll usually put around 5-6k yen on there and then top up as needed. Even better, if you have left-overs on your card, it will be available to you for your next trip, if you take another trip. If not, you can exchange it at just about any ticket counter, get your leftover balance back in cash, and I think your initial deposit for said card gets refunded in cash.
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If I'm staying in Fukui, is it feasible to combine Kanazawa and Shirakawa-go into one day or do I need to split them. I was thinking train to Kanazawa, do the bus trip to shirakawago, then head back and bum around Kanazawa until dark and take the train back to my hotel in Fukui
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Been thrice so far, and planning on starting a business there. Going again in April, will I need Winter-wear or will sweaters and jeans suffice?
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>>2394467
This story made my week when I read it.
Finally the insanity can end.
There will definitely be a sizeable percentage of buckbroken people who will continue wearing masks, but the majority are only currently doing it because they've been told it's the "right" thing to do, not because they actually care about a memeflu.
By the time this actually happens the flu season will be over, so the schizo hypochondriacs' hysteria will have subsided slightly.
Hopefully this summer is enough to break the conditioning before next winter.
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>>2394836
please spend one whole day on Kanazawa, it's awesome and worth it. check OP map for recs.
Shirakawa is very pretty but doing both in one day is madness.
If you have to pick one go for Kanazawa.
can you redpill me on Fukui? may I ask you why you are staying there? is there something cool to see/do?
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>>2394475
>I find your lack of faith disturbing

Doomposters swore up and down Japan would never open.
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>>2394836
Once you go to Hinamizawa you can never leave
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>>2394777
didn't think of that - any suggestions on specific products / carriers?
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Lots of JAL and ANA award space in the next month.
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>>2394865
I have some friends in Fukui but it's really a wonderful city. A lot of people recommend the dinosaur museum (which i think is being renovated right now unfortunately) but it's also right next to Echizen which was at one point one of the central hubs of traditional industry in feudal japan. There are a lot of museums such as the bamboo museum and specialty shops for their world renowned cutlery. Also within train distance are the Tojinbo cliffs, which are a neat sightseeing spot with a couple of shops around it. There's also a bunch of seafood markets here and there which have Echizen snow crab, which is supposed to be some of the best in Japan. Fukui itself might be more of a standard city, it has a few castles but they have a restaurant chain called Europa which has some of the best tonkotsu i've ever eaten. In August they also have a big fireworks festival if you're into that. Please visit if you have the chance, it should be a stop on the JR West line if you have a pass.

>>2394886
I'll smuggle her out, nipah~
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>>2394879
I don't doubt that they'll reclassify it eventually, but until there's a definitive date for it, I won't hold my breath.
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Tokyo (10 nights)
Kyoto (2 nights)
Osaka (6 nights)
Hiroshima (1 night)
Kanazawa (2 nights)
Takayama (3 nights)
Nagano (2 nights)
Tokyo (3 nights)

29 days in the summer, first-timer to Japan. What do you guys think from first glance? Thinking of using Osaka as a base to daytrip to Nara, Wakayama, Kobe, Himeji, idk if this is recommended though. Am I putting in too many days to Tokyo?
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>>2394749
I'm considering including Mt. Fuji in the off season.
I found articles talking about doing it as a day hike, however considering this bus schedule:
https://www.japan-guide.com/bus/fuji.html
That seems impossible as you have 5 hours max. to get from Subaru 5th station to the summit and then down to Gotemba 5th station.
The mountain hut at subaru 5th station also doesn't seem to be open in the off-season (late September).

pls help
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>>2394932
You can only climb the mountain from July 1st to mid September - so if you're going late September, you miss climbing season, unfortunately.
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>>2394935
Yeah that was my impression as well until I did further research and found out that it's not prohibited, you only (kind of) require a permit and of course minimal survival skills. I'm not worried about the latter as I've done hikes of comparable difficulty in the Alps in December.

It seems to even be somewhat encouraged to go there off-season because the busses do run (on that useless schedule). Most of the people from the off-season reports got there by car it seems.
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>>2394932
I'm planning on doing the same thing and the time does look tight desu.

I think i'll be able to get up and down in down with effort :(.

Have any anons done the hike in a day?
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>>2394940
Well not that I have any personal experience there but since most info says the hike takes 5 hours up and 3 down, doing it all in 5 seems nearly impossible (to enjoy anyway).

The elevation difference is 1400m ONE WAY.
I did a similar trip in the Swiss Alps in December and needed about 8 hours, although tbf it was the first hike of the journey and I was barely acclimatised.

But keep in mind that if you don't make it in time, you're stuck up there with the huts being closed (afaik).

I do wonder why they bother running the busses at all with that schedule, who needs to go up there if all the businesses/huts are closed and the schedule doesn't allow for a day trip?

I guess camping would be an option, but if you bother renting a tent you might as well rent a car for a day instead of camping on a cold ass mountain.
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>>2394940
>>2394942
According to maps, the way down to Kawaguchiko on foot from Subaru 5th station would be 5 hours, so I guess that's an option lmao.
If you take the earliest bus for a start at 10:30, you'd be back half past midnight after a 13 hour non-stop hike.
I'm seriously considering it, I've done crazier.
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>>2394467
So what’s the agenda here? To remove PCR test requirement for sakura season to maximize chinese tourist flow? Are they concerned that chinks will travel for sakura to korea instead of japan since korea does not have any test requirements?
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>>2394952
Let us know how it goes
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What is the cheapest way to get a JR Pass? I heard that they go on 20% sale sometimes on Klook?
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>>2394931
>Thinking of using Osaka as a base to daytrip to Nara, Wakayama, Kobe, Himeji, idk if this is recommended though.
This is what I did too
>Am I putting in too many days to Tokyo?
It's your trip my dude do with it as you please
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> booked a corner king bedroom in Osaka, with view over city for bathtub and bedroom.

Was that unnecessary? Yes
Will I feel like a king for 5 days? Yes
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>>2394674
Have you looked into renting jiko bukken (事故物件) apartments?They're apartments where the previous tenant died in, either murder, accident, or suicide. According to Japanese law the landlord has to disclose to the potential new tenants about the death of the previous tenant which makes the property less valuable due to superstitions. These apartments are thus cheaper and there's less competition to get them as the natives would rather stay away from those apartments.
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>>2394635
What the hell is in Ueda? Never heard of it, not trying to be an ass, just curious.

>>2394744
Hokkaido is gonna be pretty cold in mid March still I think, also I'd want a car, I'm gonna save that for a proper trip, not this half-baked business/pleasure trip.

>>2394630

Anyone else have input? I'm also considering just staying the entire time in Tokyo and then doing day trips to other stuff in the region so I don't have to go changing hotels and shit. Again this isn't really a proper planned trip, I'm just adding on an extra week to a business trip for the hell of it.

Other thoughts: fly to Fukuoka and spend a few days there, or chill out near a lake near Mt. Fuji or something. Or just spend a whole week doing nampa near Ikebukuro
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Yeah fuck you bitch.Time to move on.
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>>2395012
Holy fucking shit the definition of a NPC
retarded bitch
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>>2395013
>2023
>We still have woke incels complaining about Japanese willingly wearing masks because they personally want to
Can you just kys already please?
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>>2394460
Found out I'm going to Japan in two weeks and will be staying there for the rest of February. Gonna make it similar to my backpacking trip in Europe where I just sort of fucked around the continent doing whatever struck my fancy. I do have some historical sites and stuff I want to see, though.

Main question, one that's likely asked all the time: Likelihood of getting some ass while I'm there? Best strategies to do so? Coming out of a pretty rocky marriage and I'm looking to break a dry spell. I'm a muscular 6'2 24 year old white American dude with blue eyes, brown hair, and a beard. Have been told I'm pretty attractive by American standards but I feel like I've got some knocks against me in JP.
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>>2394962
It actually sounds like they're tightening restrictions on the Chinese while also opening it up for everyone else.
They're thinking of labeling Covid so similar to the Flu about the time of Spring but travel restrictions have been going up for the Chinese as of late.
Sounds too good to be true if you ask me.
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>>2395034

Best bet is going for gaijin hunters at the bar, or hitting up some language exchange club.
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>>2395034
Kabukicho. Lots of college girls go there. They'll reject you in front of their friends, but if you get them alone, like when they go to the bathroom, they'll say yes.
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>>2394962
The agenda is to save as much face as possible. Go back to normal very slowly to avoid admitting vaccines and masks were unnecessary and a bunch of incompetent fuckwits tanked the economy and stunted the social development of children for no reason.

They're doing everything they can to say corona is over, despite nothing actually changing from three years ago, and hope no one points it out. Japan is reporting high infection rates, high death tolls, telling people to get their fifth booster, and saying it's over. Insane.
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>>2395063

Have you done this? And what was your success rate?
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>>2395034
>I'm a young white gigachad
>clearly need I need to ask on an Okinawan flute carving board if I can get laid
Every thread
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>>2395077

Yeah if you have to ask, especially here, more than likely you're not gonna have any success out there.
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>>2395063
>corner a girl alone to the bathroom
You guys are luckily nips are wary of making reports to the police
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>>2395078
Hey, I'm perfectly capable of getting laid. My partner of choice for the past five years just happened to be a chick who worshiped the ground I walked on to an obsessive self-destructive degree, and it took me five years to realize it's because she's fucking nuts. I've never practiced being with anyone else. I wanna bag a slant-eye.
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>flight prices

guess I'm laying over in hong kong
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>>2395034
>Coming out of a pretty rocky marriage
>24 year old
Do Americans really?
Also
>I'm a muscular
Read: Fat
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>>2395121
Body fat percentage is like 17%. Been building muscle mass since I was like 12. Was obese two years ago though and lost all the fat in like eight months time during COVID.

Also the reason for me being divorced at 24. Don't marry a girl before you've first lost a hundred pounds and found out what female attention you're capable of getting.
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>>2395020
they want to =\= shaming others for not
fag
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>>2394598
>sabaku
based
I want to breed Sekirei
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>>2395129
Nobody is shaming you
You just have a little dick and a persecution complex
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>>2395104
> I've never practiced being with anyone else. I wanna bag a slant-eye.
Something tells me you’re repellent all but the ghastliest of slags.
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>>2395126
>Been building muscle mass since I was like 12. Was obese two years ago though and lost all the fat in like eight months time during COVID.
Well, time to show off all that excessive skin to the slant-eyed bitches. Go get them, champ!
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>>2395139
>complex
yes 3 years of being told im evil and killing grandma and need to poison my wife and myself to eat ramen is a complex.
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If I want to see really cool 19th and 20th century architecture where should I go
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>>2394698
Uminonakamichi, Canal City+Ramen Stadium, and along the river at night for food. I intended to do some Kyushu onsen but didn't get that far.
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>>2394989
Don't worry king I booked a 5 star because it was heavily discounted but still blatantly overpriced.
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>>2394926
hey thank you so much! Shame for the dino museum though.
>>2395034
>24
>married
unironically the best thing about the US. if you want really cheap women go to your nearest pub/foreign bar.
>>2395163
are there onsen town close to Fukuoka worth checking out? I wanted to go to Beppu but I think it's a bit far away.
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>>2395186
I've been debating whether to go to Beppu from Fukuoka too. Like I don't really care too much about seeing the Hells. But I would if I went. I just want to experience a top-tier onsen.
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>>2395009
>What the hell is in Ueda?
A bunch of museums about one of the coolest minor samurai families out there, the Sanada clan. If you're into hiking it's a great opportunity to see some castles off the beaten path, and otherwise I thought it was just a neat stop that's on the way to Kanazawa.
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>>2395186
>Are there onsen town close to Fukuoka worth checking out?
Yufuin
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>>2395091
>wa-wa-wat if she reports me to da poleese!
I don't like calling people virgins on the internet. It's trite and the word has lost any impact it could have as an insult. But what you just said is something a virgin would say. Change your way of thinking and be a man.
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>>2395142
Nobody believes a loser antivaxxer is married
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>>2395139
>persecution complex
>Being treated as an international bio terrorist and remove my rights just because I have two vaccines instead of 3 or because I only use the mask when I'm sick
Yeah it's all in my head and I'm the problem lol.
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>>2395213
You have no "right" to infect other people
Just get a PCR test you fucking sperg
JFC, shrimp dick
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do i need travel insurance and if so whats the cheapest way to get it
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>>2395216
you can still get and give covid even after your thirtieth booster baka. which makes them seem sorta pointless as a barrier for entry logically.
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>>2395216
>You have no "right" to infect other people
He's not infected though. No fever, no cough, no symptoms. How do you infect someone with a virus you don't have, genius?
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>>2395216
>You have no "right" to infect other people
Holy shit, could you be more homophobic? Are you a nazi or something?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/10/09/knowingly-infecting-others-with-hiv-is-no-longer-a-felony-in-california-advocates-say-it-targeted-sex-workers/
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>>2395232
He has to prove it with a PCR test and then that's fine
Otherwise your anecdote is proof of nothing
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>>2395239
how about you prove that you're not a fagot
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Man I thought I’d get fat in Japan but walking around 12-20km a day is making me thinner/fitter. Any recommendations for good Osaka style Okonomiyaki? Preferably near the Dotonburi area
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>>2395239
in that case, as the "vaccine" doesnt prevent transmission, shouldnt every person still be testing?
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>>2395270
No because it makes it less likely
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>>2395276
[citation needed]
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>>2395277
Dude, you're a moron
You "vaccines don't work" retards are the same as saying "if seatbelts don't 100% prevent car accident deaths why should I wear one?"
You're just plain stupid
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>>2395276
>less likely
their was no control group to test this by pfizers own admission. and less likely =/= not having. if "less likely" is the metric then again there is no point in testing as thats not sufficient to be clear unlike a actual test.
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>>2395239
Fuck off. I'm never taking a PCR test. And if I ever see you on a train or in a post office or a restaurant I'll breathe extra hard in your direction, and I'll fan my CO2 emissions towards you, and I'll whisper "get infected, get infected, get infected, get infected" like it's a magic chant. And you can sit and cry and put on three masks and dial 911 because someone is breathing in the same room as you.
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I fucked my ankle while walking somehow. If wasn't bad at first so I kept walking on it but now it's becoming hard to walk especially going up and down steps. What do? Not even halfway thru my jap trip and moving city's often so if I can't walk im kinda fucked
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>>2395280
ah yes the MSM whataboutism with seatbelts. havnt heard that retarded "argument" before.
lets turn it around- if the vaccine isnt 100% effective (what it was less than 30% by pfizers own info last?) why are they not forcing both vaccinated and unvaccinated to be tested? both have almost equal probability of carrying and transmitting covid. by the maker of the vaccine's own information. does that not seem silly to you?

not that any of this discussion matters. its going to be reclassified as the flu and all this nonsense will be gone this year anyway.
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>>2395280
Please wear a seatbelt around your neck, it's safe and effective.
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>>2395283
Maybe pick up a brace and or some medicated patches at a drug store.
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>>2395223
Well you don't need it if you don't get seriously sick/injured but you never know.

Depends on your home country I guess, here in Germany I can get it for 10€/year.
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I hadn't realized the AirBnB situation was THAT bad...
Thriftsisters...it's over
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>>2395282
based
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>PM warns Japan is on the brink of being unable to function as a society because of its falling birth rate
Bros
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>>2395310
there rates are better then white americans. they just need to import 3million spics and negros a year and they will be fine, just like white countries.
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>>2395310
I can help them.
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>>2395313
They should import as many Ukrainians as they can take. Imagine how cute a slave/jap mixed girl would be, it would take the bugness out of the jap and the ogre out of the slav
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>>2395313
That's the current propaganda, too bad the average Japanese doesn't react as well to it as the average westerner.
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>>2395283

As mentioned earlier this is why it's a good idea to have travellers insurance. But without knowing the specifics its hard to say. If its just sprained you'll be fine with some r&r and some ice but if it's a torn achilles or something you'll need medical attention and the more you walk on it the worse it'll get.
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Reading about shipping luggage last thread, is it worth it to do that vs bringing it on the train? some of the reserving seat information for tokyo to osaka is a bit confusing. Will have one large and one smaller rolling suitcases. Id rather keep them with me..Same for the lockers, how big will they fit if I want to do a quick stop at nara or kyoto for a day?
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>>2395310
Time for government funded BWC breeding
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>>2395344
Shinkansen? Do you have a reserve seat? Then just queue early and put it in the overhead compartment(if it fits) or in the luggage area. No one cares, first come first serve. Everyone does it - hop on any train that goes to Niigata or Nagano and it will be full of ski/snowboard bags during winter.

Local trains? Just hold on to it and keep it in front of you. Everyone will know you're a tourist so you will get a pass, but it sounds like a pain in the ass.

Lockers? It depends. There are varying sizes, and there large can mean 30L or 60L, fuck if I know. Instead of lockers, look for luggage storage services instead if you want to be sure.
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Has anyone taken the route from Kawaguchiko Station to Nagoya Station?
It's at first nearly a two hour bus ride (how bad could that be next to a 10+h flight?) to Mishima Station. Is the scenery along the way filming worthy in mid april ?

Afterwards with Hikari to Nagoya, which is pretty basic stuff.
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>>2395186
I liked Beppu, nice onsen and the sea is right there.
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>>2394698
Catch a Hawks game.
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>>2395344
>some of the reserving seat information for tokyo to osaka is a bit confusing
Do you mean for the Shinkansen?
It's basically a seat for the first or last row -- there's room in front/behind reserved for storing large suitcases.
If you're using the ticket machine to reserve a seat, the machine will ask you about it. Just hit "Yes" and it'll take one of seats you need.
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Do shinkansen trains have wifi? Guessing it might depend on the specific train / JR service. Paid? Free?
Tried looking online and the answers were all over the place.
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>>2394460
what is the best airline to fly from the US in terms of being able to sleep, space to spread out, passenger cramming, etc?
I have a hard time trying to justify short trips to Japan due to the flight there being unrelenting suffrage that takes days and days of rest to recover from.
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>>2395461
Just get a pocket wi-fi it's not that expensive you know
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>>2395461
they have wifi which is free and either the trains have 4g onboard or the tunnels are all lined with antennas
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>>2395482
Thanks!

>>2395479
I'll have a data SIM + tethering, but wifi would be useful on the train.
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>>2395387
>>2395445
thank you
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If I’m going from the Chuo line to the Osaka loop line do I need to pay separate train fares for each line with my IC card? Or is there a way to just pay for it at the end of my osaka loop line and get some sort of discount?
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>>2395529
1) if you need to change trains and you go from one station to another you need to pay twice. The first time you tap a card when you're going in to the station you "sign in" and then you tap again once you leave the station you get off you "sign out" and the payment is displayed on the machine. If you change trains on the same station you only pay at the last station you get off on.
2) If you're going from a JR line to a local line or vice versa you generally have to pay even if it is on the same station as you're traveling with two different companies, so in the end you'll pay twice.
3) There's usually no discount. You'll pay for the distance traveled, or some lines will have a flat rate but that's usually buses rather than trains
>pic rel. Osaka Metro line map showing Chuo line as an Osaka Metro line and Osaka Loop as a JR line
>read: You will have to pay twice
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What’s the common bar policy for a customer’s birthday in Japan? Is there any?

Anything specific in Osaka
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>>2395546
I have a friend with me who doesn’t want to buy an ic card. We’re going through chuo and the sakaisuji line and google maps said it’ll cost us ¥230. Does that mean he only needs to buy a ¥230 yen ticket and use that same ticket for both stations? Or do we need to buy a ticket for where we’ll get off on Chuo and buy another ticket for the sakaisuji line we’re getting off of?
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>>2395570
Generally, no. They like to stick to inoffensive topics that are accessible to most people.
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>>2395461
Posting from Shinkansen now. Free wifi. Just gave them my email and then turned off mobile data.
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My planned stay for next year has been planned out more. I've came on here asking if $3k was enough and I appreciate you anons telling me it was okay, but staying longer would be better. I plan on going to Tokyo for a week during the fall season and

Day 1: Shinjuku, specifically Kabukicho (the night I arrive)
Day 2 Shibuya for the nice shrines and Harajuku (day and night) and maybe even go to Nakano city early for the figures
Day 3: Akihabara (night) and Chiyoda City to see more shrines and castles (day)
Day 4 Asakusa
Day 5 Odaiba

I need help deciding where else I could go in tokyo. Also, how is the temperature in the fall season? What's the recommended amount of sweaters and jackets to bring?
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>>2395283
Solution: Not weight 200kg
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>>2395570
They do, but you'll have to understand them first, negro.
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>>2395576
Yes, exactly that. He'll have to get off, and buy another ticket.
It seems your friend is a bitch ass, I suggest you drop him and get new and better friends.
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>>2395583
>Day 1: Shinjuku, specifically Kabukicho (the night I arrive)
Yakuza fans are just like Jojo and Berserk fans. Just pure cringe.
>inb4 y-y-y-yakuza??? what's that? never heard of that g-game before.....hehe
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>>2395594
it's not even that, i want to just check out the bars and the hotel im staying at is 10 minutes away, faggot.
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>>2395603
uh huh uh huh no one is buying that
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>>2395591
Literally 52kg and 22yo kek
Just a neet who never usually walks this much
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>>2395593
Yeah he’s a retard. Every time we needed to switch lines we had to go to the ticket machine and wait for him to buy a new one
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>>2395617
What is his reasoning anyways?
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>>2395616
Skelly boy then, huh.
Solution: Drink milk and consume more calcium.
But seriously, get better shoes. They can make a big difference.
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>>2395568
Do you mean if they do anything special for it? I looked up restaurants in Osaka
https://tabelog.com/keywords/%E8%AA%95%E7%94%9F%E6%97%A5/osaka/kwdLst/?srchTg=2
They have special offers for birthdays but that's all I found. Click on any restaurant and scroll down to お得なクーポン, there they have special offers where they'll write down a birthday message on the dessert.
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>>2395576
>Or do we need to buy a ticket for where we’ll get off on Chuo and buy another ticket for the sakaisuji line we’re getting off of
IIRC yes, but I'm not a IClet so I can't be sure. Only times I had a physical ticket in Japan was a ticket to Mt. Koya and shinkansen tickets
Why not get an IC? They're cheap and 100% refundable when you leave if he's worried about wasted money
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>>2395283
Visit a doctor probably. Sucks but shikataganai as they say in nipponland
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>>2395583
Bruh, I'm planning on spending 2.5-3k travelling around the country for 3 weeks.

Unless you buy massive amounts of weeb shit/hookers or your flight is 2k it'd be hard to spend that much in a week
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>>2395317
What if it makes ogre bugs?

>>2395354
I'm interested

>>2395344
I'm honestly considering just overnighting my luggage next trip in fall. I found it a pain in the ass on local trains to haul that shit, especially in smaller local trains and buses. On the shinkansen it wasn't too bad, just looked like it'd fall any moment. I also felt kinda bad for the elderly couple who sat behind me and the gf because our crap took up all the space and they were bothered but that's life I guess
Anyway as for reserving seats it's fairly easy, just go to any major JR station that has shinkansen platforms and there will be an employee there who will assist you with that. You can choose the seat and if you want to keep your luggage ask if they have the extra room seats. They're nothing fancy and can probably fit a smaller suitcase, I had a little trouble with our large cases so one had to go overhead and one behind when we had those seats.
Lockers are shit IMHO almost lost our Akihabara haul on the first trip because we left our things in a locker for the day. Maybe because it was in a mall but they all look the same, they're everywhere, they're numbered from 1-10000000 and they don't clearly labeled in any map. But that's just my experience with 1 mall and their shitty lockers
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>>2395662
Just eat fancy sushi every day all day, easy money
I racked up $100 in a kaiten once, it's not that hard really
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>>2395669
>Ogre bugs
It will make both. Diversity is our strength?
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>>2394532
you might not need a full JR pass, look into local passes, smaller JR regional passes, romancecar pass etc.

>>2394460
Goddamnit bros I went last year right when it opened and I need to go back.
>tfw was about to be hired for firm in Osaka
>hiring manager left the firm for Tokyo and I'm likely going to be passed over
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>>2395616
>>2395623
It's absolutely crucial to wear good shoes or boots that support the foot and ankle, but also feel good to wear. Nothing beats a good leather boot, but in a pinch normal runners can also be good enough.
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>>2395677
>>hiring manager left the firm for Tokyo
Damn, must not have been happy there if he left just as he was about to hire you. Maybe a red flag?
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>>2395283
happened to me with my knees, limped for a week straight while there nonstop.
just suck it up. walking all the time in a city with a lot of vertical subway stations is harder on your legs than hiking
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>>2395682
It's pure cope but I probably did dodge a bullet. Thankfully I still have the connection but this was my closest chance and now I'm back to square one.
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Is there a way to book a trustworthy private guide who speaks both English and Japanese? I want to take a 2 week trip and go to some Hanabi festivals and high end restaurants, but it looks like the good stuff all requires travel agents or Japanese speakers to book for you?

Basically looking for something who can do stuff like interact with restaurant staff/book events for me, but the actual places I can find myself.
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>>2395583
>Kabukicho

>>2395594
This anon is right.
Dont go to fucking Kabukicho over a video game meme. PATHETIC.

You WILL get accosted by some Nigerians and robbed. Kabukicho is a massive shithole and easily the worst unironic Yakuza den in Japan.
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>>2395310
>Save Japan by fucking Japanese women and raising little ones with them

I like the idea of being a dad, but "only knows some basic Japanese phrases and miscellaneous words" definitely isn't going to win anyone over.
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>>2395711
>t. sister getting bred by a black man
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>>2395708
I can be your tour guide in Tokyo. My nihongo is sugoi jozu. Day sue. Cant do it every day, though. Only if my schedule permits.
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>>2394460
The weather sucks today. Wind is cancelling so many trains.
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need a massage with happy ending
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>>2395711
Finnneeee. I guess I'll just take a photo of the damn gate and check out Don Quijote
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I don’t know if the girls I walked pass think I’m cute or they just stare at me because i’m some sort of exotic specimen(I’m from SEA). Is it normal to pick up girls with broken japanese on the street?
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>>2395662
>unless you plan on buying massive amounts of weeb shit
I am
>it'd be hard to spend that much money
I'm gonna stay in a nice hotel
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Hokuriku region Live Webcam

Kanazawa city
https://youtu.be/i5ZEjaFK-II
https://youtu.be/DaBAI0BDAIQ
https://youtu.be/Vsw4mZn--fE

Fukui city
https://youtu.be/aZbiENi0X0s

Toyama city
https://youtu.be/Np3S5E4hGlQ
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if I want to stay in Tokyo mostly for anime related and ahikibara, but reading that ahikibara closes shop pretty early. If I want somewhere as a "base" with access to late night arcades booze and food and easy train access whats a area to look for hotels by?
and if im looking for hotels with private onsen/bath how do I search for that? "spa" is mostly finding me open baths that im not interested in.
>pic unrelated
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>>2395767
Eeyyyy that's my beautiful city.
Stopped snowing but I hope it snows more in the evening.
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>>2395771
>and if im looking for hotels with private onsen/bath how do I search for that? "spa" is mostly finding me open baths that im not interested in.
What's wrong anon? Small dick?
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>>2395582
Sweet, thanks!
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Sooo much snoowwwwww. I'm happy, but also it sucks cause I came to work by car today.
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>>2395773
I have allot of tattoos and dont want to upset anyone.
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>>2395777
You won't upset anyone if the onsen is cool with tattoos. My friends all have a lot of tattoos as well and they go to onsens from time to time. They're Japanese too, so it would be even more stricter.
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>>2395778
Id also like to just go from my room to a bath without seeing anyone, as well as having my wife with me, but my question is still there.
Looking at bookings and hotels its hard to see at a glance if its a private or open bath is a bitch to determine or specifically search for. I also havnt seen much saying if they allow tattoos or not but did find a hotel that apparently wont let you stay if you do.
>tlrl its annoying to figure out + want to be with the wife anyway, rather have a private one
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>>2395783
Ah, you just want to bang in one.
Should have lead with that one.
Here's a link to help you out in your search.
https://travel.rakuten.co.jp/mytrip/ranking/rotsukiyado-ranking
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>>2395787
no, more like relax in one together. fucking in hot water isnt as pleasant as it might sound anon.
thanks for the link. any idea about the hotel base in tokyo? pros and cons of say shinjuko?
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holy shit I'm do fucking happy i had never seen snow in my entire live i love kyoto and Japan it's just the bestest
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>>2395795
Post some pics then. It’s snowing in Osaka too and I’m about to go out for pics and dinner once my laundry finishes
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>>2395800
Actually it’s barely snowing at all where I am… :(
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>>2395795
Happy for you Anon. Post a pic
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>>2395800
>>2395802
i take shitty pics but here you asked for them, man I'm so happy
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Where are all the JK gyarus selling themselves?
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>>2395808
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>go to atomic bomb museum
>Whole exhibit paints Japan as the innocent victim
>No mention of any of the war crimes commited by japan, not even pearl harbor
>Paints America as the aggressor
Top kek
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>>2395807
Nice I got excited here in Osaka for a second but it turned out to be a brief squall.
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>>2395813
if your a "victim" you never do anything wrong
>just like the holocaust museum
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>>2395813
There are Japanese monuments in several other places in Asia. The one in Philippines claims Japan liberated Philippines from American colonizers and they were unjustly attacked and forced out, and that Americans committed war crimes against their POWs.

Japanese are unapologetic about their history. It's hard cringe half based.
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>>2394547
Been planning my trip and seems getting a 21 day pass to cover me going from tokyo>osaka(kyoto/himeji day trips)>hiroshima>fukuoka>Nagasaki>kumamoto>kagoshima>tokyo
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One of Akihabara’s oldest kebab shops named Star Kebab dating back to 1999 is finally closing its doors for good after 24 years. Not only does Star Kebab have its own anime girl mascot but they sold merchandise of their mascot as well. Star Kebab was also featured in Japanese games such as Akiba's Trip 2

https://soranews24.com/2023/01/24/akihabaras-immigrant-founded-kebab-landmark-is-closing-down-for-good-after-more-than-a-decade/

http://www.kebab.co.jp/

https://twitter.com/starkebab
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>>2395853
I wonder which artist Star Kebab hired to design their cute mascot
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>>2395813
>go to atomic bomb museum
>see diorama of Hiroshima getting nuked
>no mention of Pearl Harbor
>try to stifle my laughter
>watching video of survivors retell their stories
>nudge the guy sitting next to me
>"do you believe this shit?"
>see artifacts of melted glass and burnt kimonos
>take out my geiger counter and it doesnt register anything
>chuckle to myself while saying "horseshit" over and over
>Japanese people all around me seething
>go to the gift shop
>berate the clerk for not having any "america #1" tshirts
>as security escorts me out I give a Richard Nixon double peace and shout "I'll fucking do it again, you Nanking motherfuckers!"
>back at my hotel snorting coke off Hitomi's a-cups
>call the cops on some fucker ringing a giant bell outside
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>>2395813
Funny as fuck too, I kept laughing as I sipped coca cola zero all the way.

You can also go on youtube to see narrated tours, but they're always by brittish chaps, never americans.
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>>2395813

While I'm sure you're memeing, the Osaka International Peace Museum has actually turned into exactly this. They removed everything related to Japanese imperialism and now focus entirely on Osakan victimhood in WW2.

You don't need to become apologetic cucks like Germany but at least own up to your imperial past.
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>>2395856
>best behaved American tourist in Japan
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>>2395856
This is why nobody likes american or russian tourists, they're all the same
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I just experienced snow for the first time in Osaka. Kinda wished it lasted a bit longer but good enough I guess
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>>2395856
I remember when I was 10 and at the Pearl Harbor memorial with my dad there was this Japanese dude with his son there. When the Japanese zero planes came on the son started cheering loudly and the dad frantically tried to shut him up.
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Newb question, but what are the best day / one night trips from Tokyo? Kamakura seems a little dry? Not interested in hiking Fuji. Any decent onsen/ryokan within reach?
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>>2394674
>I'm looking for an apartment because I'm staying in japan for a long while. Im not staying in a fucking airbnb for months. Airbnbs in japan are fucked since pre corona because of new laws so you're talking bs if you think you're saving money on airbnbs because the supply shock from laws means they're all expensive asf
I've recommended this company before, I used them a lot: https://residencetokyo.com/en/

Another anon replied with a company they used. I found the prices pretty comparable.

These places rent month-to-month all inclusive furnished apartments with no security deposit or hidden fees. You can pay by credit card and then cash in their offices once you're in Japan. The apartments are small but usually a 5min walk or so to the station. Keypad entry so you can arrive late at night and go straight to your place without meeting anyone. You're looking at about $1000/month (could be more, could be less), and that's a lot cheaper than almost any other option.
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>>2395886
if you take a shinkansen you can visit the fox sanctuary in Miyagi.
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>>2395898
>Inside job
Lol yeah sure the Jews were in the Japanese admiralty ordering the attack and sending all their planes across the Pacific.

Maybe you have an argument for the Jews being behind the Germany first policy, but saying Pearl Harbor itself was an inside job is peak retard.
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>>2395901
the attack wasnt made by the japanese, just like how no towel heads were on the planes.
just so happened the attack wiped out aging ships that usa wouldnt use, and spurred usa into a war its population repeatedly declined entry into.

propeller fuel cant melt steel botes.
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>>2395901
kek
pearl harbor was the results of the US baiting the nipnongs to attack
the US wanted war to get themselves out of the great depression and get the entire male population into the workforce
they had literally nothing to lose since no one on the planet could hit them back but they had everything to gain

american education is basically non existent, you should really do some reading up on it
every single war the US has ever been involved in, even the independence war from the britbongs, has been a false flag operation
(and there is nothing wrong with that, war is profitable if you play your cards right and the US are the best in the world at doing that)

>>2395898
also the nanjing massacre did not happen, its just war time propaganda that went out of control
if it was true then there would not have been thousands of refugees coming into the city from other areas every single day of the war
nanjing would have been the very last place you would go to as a war refugee

the nipnongs actually did commit real war crimes and atrocities and parroting false bullshit makes these get drowned out
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>>2395910
Pearl Harbor happened because of the oil embargo after Japan invaded China. Japan was basically left with no choice but to invade Southeast Asia to get those sweet oil reserves so their tanks, ships, and planes wouldn't stop mid-offensive. They just hoped to wipe out the American fleet in one decisive battle like they did to the Russians.

And the US issued the oil embargo because of the same retarded imperialism as every Euro country was engaged in at the time. Those filthy slant-eyes couldn't interfere with our precious right to control the entire goddamn planet.

So yeah, America caused this, but it wasn't a false flag and it certainly wasn't Jewed. Pacific theater of WW2 was one of the few non-Jewed wars we've had in the last century. Just regular old imperialistic dick measuring between two great powers.
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>>2395711
There was literally 2 Nigerian dudes in the whole district last time I went, this whole accosting by nigerian guys is way overblown kek. If anything you shouldn't go to Kabukicho because it's soulless now, it's only interesting if you want to experience rejection at every non-shady sex club
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Rate the japanese prefectures you visited out of /10
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God I fucking love Kamakura. Anyone else has been there?

Planning to go back there on my next trip. I have a soft spot for this town. Love the relaxing ocean view and the vibe.
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>>2395932
Also, there's a new restaurant in Kamakura that opened and it looks pretty kino. They're inviting DJs in and they play great music like Nujabes and Uyama Hiroto.
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is it advisable to visit japan with nothing prebooked? thinking of going march-may. i did this in europe years ago for 90 days. just going from city to city, playing connect the dots on google maps. i hit up 25 cities across 15 countries: find a nearby city/town, book a room there for 3-4 days, take the train over, explore, pick a new destination…repeat. maybe i should plan out a big loop around the country? will I get screwed finding decent ryokans and other accommodations if I’m always booking last minute?
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>>2395923
>wasnt the jews
>mentions the oil embargo
your so close but so far
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>>2395937
Japan works really well for that, lots of accommodation built for last minute bookings (think business, capsule and love hotels) and many accommodation-like facilities (manga cafes, game centers, 24/7 chains, etc.).
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>>2395937
It could be risky doing that around cherry blossom season (March) or golden week (late April / early May). A lot of foreigners come for cherry blossoms and the entire god damn country of Japan goes on vacation for golden week, booking every hotel and inflating prices everywhere.

Also, customs gave me the stink eye last time I entered the country without a hotel already booked. But if you look like a normal white guy and not a predditor white guy you should be ok.
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>>2395310
They are going to start culling pensioners soon.
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>>2395955
>Also, customs gave me the stink eye last time I entered the country without a hotel already booked.
What did you write as address on the immigration form?
I just pick whatever Hilton or Marriott has the easiest address to remember.
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>nukes
>real
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>>2395910
>(and there is nothing wrong with that, war is profitable if you play your cards right and the US are the best in the world at doing that)
Lost every war after Korea btw
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>>2395711
>Go to Japan
>Get robbed by a bunch of black people
>But lived in East L.A. and New Orleans for years with no (serious) problems
I guess it could happen. It would be surprising for sure.
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>>2395978
you do not have to win to make a profit
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>>2395708
stay in a nice hotel with a well respected concierge, then you get a fancy place to stay and a bi-lingual assistant for free who will have the edge on getting bookings etc.
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When will flights not be $2000 bros?
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>>2396136
when it doesnt take 13 hrs to fly there
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>>2396136
Could just buy miles and fly there in business class for that price.
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I live close to Arashiyama. Went on a morning walk today and took some pictures of the snowy landscape.
Posting them for anyone who cares.
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Went early on the morning to make sure to avoid tourists. Good choice, it was practically empty. Right about the time I was leaving, more people started to come in.
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>>2395013
>crowded indoor public transport
vs
>outdoors
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I truly love living here, especially the area where I live. I'm close to the mountains, but also close enough to the center of the city to hang out and shit. I love Kyoto and I love Kansai.
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>>2396172
Post more if you have any.
I'll be there next week
Also, should I bring winterboots? I figured the Japanese would keep the streets clear, but it looks like there's still snowy spots?
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>>2396172
Love pics. How are you living in Japan? Are you a student?
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>>2396174
It depends on where you're going. You don't really need winterboots generally for Kyoto, this snow is unprecedented. Hasn't happened in over 20 years.
Right now it's snowing a lot across the whole country so you might want to take them just in case, but by next week no snow will remain probably (in Kyoto).
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I was looking up some info on a train station to make sure I'd have time to transfer, and the jingle a video played hit me in the nads with nostalgia. I'm so excited to go back bros.
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I'm married and I work in IT.
Originally I came here as a tourist, met a girl, became good friends and eventually started a relationship. Afterwards I moved here, married and been living here for 6 years now. Life is good.
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I think I should have taken the day off today. Would have been nice to spend the day outside taking pictures. Still will do it on my lunch break though. I can upload those too if anyone cares.
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>>2396179
You're living my dream, anon.
Highly considering saving up, quitting my job, and enrolling in a language school out in Japan.
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>>2396186
Go ahead man, hope you make your dreams come true.
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>>2396179

How'd you get an IT job in Japan?
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>>2396197
I'm fluent in Japanese and I used a Japanese recruiting agency. Eventually interviewed with this company and got the job.
I work for a mid-size company and I gotta say it's super comfy. I haven't done any overtime ever, still get huge bonuses three times a year, paid vacation+public holidays, etc. Not many responsibilities so I have time to browse the Internet at my leisure. Normal pay is meh, but I'm ok with it.
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>>2396198

That's awesome. I'm about to marry a japanese girl here in USA, plan is to stay here but in the back of my mind I think we'd both be happier in Japan than in this shithole, so I've been thinking about what I could do over there. I work as an engineer but now I'm trying to get into software or maybe IT/network stuff. If I could make those work in japan it would be pretty sweet.
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Snowstorm is pretty nasty. We’re running about 35 minutes behind on the Tokaido Shinkansen line.
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Speaking of working in Japan... Anyone have any experience of freelancing from there? My moon isn't good enough to land a proper job, but I'm tempted to do a year or two living in Japan and freelance for companies in the rest of the world (I'll take a hit in wages doing this but I'm getting older and feel like this is a YOLO moment to try this). Feasible? Or will they boot me out after the second or third visa run (assuming I don't get some shitty part-time English teaching job, if that's even possible PT).
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>>2396210
Look at usajobs.gov jobs in Japan, there's a need for U.S. citizens who are in Japan willing to work civilian jobs for the military including IT stuff.
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>>2396210
You need a work visa and someone to sponsor it. Period. And no one is going to fill out sponsorship papers for a freelancer because it's mendokusai. Most businesses are too lazy to help you change your visa even for full time work.

Pewdiepie had a hard time moving to Japan despite being a millionare because they didnt consider freelance youtubing a real job.
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>>2396200
Yeah, my advice is to get as fluent in Japanese as you can. In IT sometimes you don't need Japanese, but speaking the language opens up possibilities and puts you on track for promotions, etc.
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Came back from my lunch break. I'm in walking distance of Kitano Tenmangu so I went there for a walk and to take some pictures of the snowy scenery.
They had some yatais with the usual stuff, but I already ate lunch so I didn't buy anything.
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As I was walking around and taking pictures I heard a loud sound behind me. As I turned around, I saw a big chunk of accumulated snow fall to the ground with a loud crash. Some old ladies ran away when they heard the noise and just in time too, because the snow fell exactly where they were a few moments ago. Death from falling snow is not uncommon here, so I'm glad I wasn't witness to some poor old lady getting annihilated. You can see the place where the snow fell in this pic.
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Anyone has any good recommendations on esims? My girlfriend needs one, and although there are like a million options, I can't distinguish between bots and real opinions, figured asking here should be a bit better.
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>>2396200
Beware IT/CS salaries in japan are really low. Even earning 20m yen in tokyo would drop my net salary by $100k due to the high taxes.
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>>2396216
also even if they considered it a real job, it wouldn't work
you either need to be sponsored&paid by a japanese company or build your own company and have X japanese employees
I assume he found a sponsor through his contacts because he only employs a video editor
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>>2396243
I think he got here under the entrepreneur visa. It's the main reason why he launched his fashion brand Tsuki.
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>>2396247
ah I didn't know he owned that, yeah then he went through the 'build a company' route
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which one of you posted this?
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>>2396176
>this snow is unprecedented. Hasn't happened in over 20 years
God damn I wish I'd thought to take the day off today so I could get down there. Pictures like this are a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
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Any suggestions for some unusual, not very touristy location to visit in the main island? I'm thinking of renting a car to visit places off the main path.
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Everywhere is getting snow and I'm basically stuck in a blizzard in Kusatsu Onsen town. Going to try snowboarding here tomorrow. Will hopefully get to experience Japanese powder but it will be with a rental board and bindings. The terrain parks in Nagano seem decent but don't compare to the U.S. maybe if I was in Hokkaido or something. Oh well didn't come here to snowboard anyways, just thought it would be fun to do. Is Hokkaido even worth it or is it a bit of a meme if you are between black and double black diamonds and can't 360 massive jumps?

Also for anyone traveling outside of Tokyo, public transportation gets worse the farther you get. Got off the Shinkansen and took a bus to some random train station. The next train was supposed to arrive 4 hours later so I just walked 15 miles (25km) got to town 2 hours before the snow started dumping.
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>>2396136
I got round trip from USA in april for 700ish after taxes.
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these pictures make me miss snow.
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>>2396285
What country are you from? You might need an international driver's permit before you're able to rent a car.
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>>2396256
They should check Ryogoku, there are probably a few places round there to get large trad clothes. It's where all the sumo wrestlers go.
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>>2396319
That's the exact reply he got lol
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>>2396294
Through fuel dump shenanigans? I have one in April that cost $1300.
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>>2396332
Nope just ordered it in december. april 6-22, round trip. it went exponentially higher past the 22nd though and march was all 1k+.
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>>2396336
>december
I guess that's the difference? I ordered the tickets a week or so ago. Even so, I did look 7-8 months in advance out of curiosity and it was around the same prices, for AA that is.
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>>2396328
kek
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>>2396337
I used google and got a direct flight with zipair or whatever that shit new one is. doesnt matter just going to be drunk passed out on the plane anyway.
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There’s Ukraine shills outside Nagoya Station begging for donations tonight. They got a cute girl to hold the box to bait losers in
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>>2396356
Actual Ukrainians or Japanese/Koreans?
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>>2396361
Japs
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>>2396228
You're so unlucky. If you caught that on video it would have gone viral for sure. Normies love that close call/near miss bullshit. I bet even news stations would have purchased it.
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There’s an adult fat sloppy man next to me on the New Rapid train to Gifu browsing for sex dolls. This trip has run the whole gambit, the entire experience of Japan.
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JR Gifu Station from the Forty Three observation area
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how hard is it to find public restrooms
asking for a friend with IBS
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>>2396356
They were in front of Shinjuku station the other day with banners and they were chanting.
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>>2396371
What entails the full gambit? Haven't seen anything that kek worthy yet. Saw someone scrolling hentai on the train and ran into a scat DVD at a pawn shop type store.
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>>2396383
Tradition to modernity, sweeping city nightscapes from towers and mountains to landscape gardens, trash littered rowdy backstreets in seedy neighborhoods to immaculate shopping districts, warm (for January) beaches to snowy countryside, sick shit from neet losers to snobby rich cocksuckers, I could go on. Feel like I’ve seen so much and have so much more to see. Also, can’t forget the castles and temples.
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>>2396382
Yeah they’ve got a little Ukraine flag and they were yelling. Maybe it’s the same group. They had shirts with the group name on them, it was orange and black I think. I’m heading back to Nagoya now I’ll try to snap a photo if they’re still there.
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>>2396391
They left
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i WILL say eigo jouzu everytime I hear a jap speak a word of English
I WILL reiterate it when they deny it
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Any cool places to see some live music in Tokyo?
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>>2396398
none. it's a small town with dead music scene. you should go to new orleans instead.
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>>2396380

Easy enough in Tokyo. Every subway stop has a public toilet. There's toilets in big stores like Yodobashi and most food places will also have a bathroom.
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>>2396397
bros when I say arigato to a female worker and that's literally the only word I ever spoke to her and as I'm walking away she jouzus me does that mean she wants to fuck or is it truly just "being polite"
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>>2396408
She definately wants to fuck
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>>2396410
I'm autistic so I truly don't know
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>>2396176
Was even snowing in nagasaki. Not this much but the roads were all snow/ice and rough cause all the hills and mountains
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>>2396176
>thumb in picture
Glad I'm not the only one, wish phone manufacturers would do something against it.
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>>2396414
Hahah yeah I was wearing my gloves as I took the pic, so it got in the way.
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>>2396412
We got snow similar to the pic in Oita, but we had more back in December. This storm system was just massive, though. I don't think I've seen one cover so much area in the 10+ years I've been here.
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>finally get around to doing the Visit Japan Web shit
>can only input one single address
Am I not looking in the right spot, or is this shit actually just barebones as fuck? They didn't even ask me anything about my return flight.
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>>2396414
crop in

yeah but a warning notification on screen would be alright, surely some 3rd party camera apps have this, since feature shouldn’t be difficult to code for 90%+ cases
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Where would one recommend a new traveler stay for 7 days in Tokyo and what kind of price would I be looking at?
I've never travelled outside of America, and everytime I look online, I see prices that range wildly because people mention business hotels, capsule hotels, four/five star hotels, etc, but I don't know what's the difference or what a first-time traveler should even do.

I'm hoping to budget 3-5k USD for the entire trip itself which I imagine would be more than enough.
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>>2396343
>>2396337
>>2396336
>>2396332

I have an unexpected need to go in March and even the stuff with layovers in Taiwan are like $1400 from NYC. Nonstop from NYC is literally $2500.

My only other option is to fly to LA on a separate ticket and book zipair but that's at like 9 AM so I essentially need to get to LA the night before
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10 days lads. Landing in 12 hours. What do?
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>>2396462
I've racked up $3700 for a 17 day trip, including direct flights, JR pass, and one 5* hotel stay.
You can get away with $400 for a hotel over 7 days in tokyo, but it's a tiny 11-13m2 room. Kinda keeps you out of the room, which is a great thing.

In your case I'd figure out what your main goals in tokyo are, then I'd pick a area to stay. I've chosen Ueno & Shinjuku/Shibuya since they seem connected well and they're close to places I'd like to visit.
Or go rouge by booking every type of a hotel (if you're travelling light). That should an unique experience.
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>>2396398
Wherever Bocchi the Rock takes place
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>>2396298
Thanks for the heads up, I already looked into that. I was wondering for some suggestions, Big cities are nice but i'd love to experience something more unusual.
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>>2396465
I'm doing the "fly to LA then Zipair the next day" thing in 2 days. I looked at the cost of flying there and staying the night. It was still cheaper than flying out of my city to Dallas/Chicago to Haneda.
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Is Ishigaki open again? Anyone been who can recommend a specific lodging? Price isn't an issue. I'm going for kayaking and some light hiking, so any advice on the best places to rent/buy and launch from are also appreciated.
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>>2396136
that's the price to not have a shitload of tourists around
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>>2396398
>>2396508
Shimokitazawa (下北沢, Shimokitazawa) is a commercial and entertainment area in Kitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo. It is located in the southwestern corner of the Kitazawa district, hence the name "Shimo-kitazawa" (literally lower Kitazawa). Also known as "Shimokita", the neighbourhood is well known for the density of small independent fashion retailers, cafes, theaters, bars and live music venues.
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>>2396136
Right now?
Booked one in autumn for 700€ a few days ago.
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Anyone been to Takayama?
Making it my designated onsen stop after Kanazawa but before Tokyo
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>>2394931
> Am I putting in too many days to Tokyo?

Nah I dont think so, but I have six days in Tokyo.
Osaka 3 days
Nara 1 day
Kyoto 2 days
Kanazawa 1 day
Takayama 1 day
Tokyo 6 days
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sorry poorfags, but it is crucial that tickets from the USA to Japan stay as expensive as possible.
in my home country, tickets from USA to my country suddenly got dirt cheap. The result: a horde of low class niggers came in droves for months on end. they twerked on the street, caused traffic jams on purpose, picked fights with locals and rioted in some places.
we must not let this happen here as well.
I don't know what it is about american niggers, but they just can't behave when in public. this doesn't happen with other black people so it is something endemic to the USA it seems.
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>>2396642
actually Japan desperately needs "cultural enrichment." Japanese people are woefully unaware of how awful it is living among basketball Americans. The passmo suica card machines here have recently updated so instead of putting your card in the machine, you just put the card on a little platform, and it magically laser beams money into the card. It's really cool. But if this sort of machine were used in New York or Los Angeles you'd have porch monkeys snatching the card and running off with it. When Japanese people designed these machines they didn't think about thieves brazenly snatch and running at the train station like they do in the west.
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>>2396631
yea its cool
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Is Hong Kong safe as far as using it as a transit hub for Japan? Cathay Pacific has the best deal for flight for me
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what is the best airline to travel to japan?
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In 2015 I traveled abroad to Kanto Gakuin and came inside a japanese young woman who was my speech partner. I am going back for the first time since then and feel guilt that I never checked on her. Should I check to see if I have a hafu bastard child? or enjoy my first time there in forever.
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Just got home and i’m already planning for a solo trip in a year or two, thinking of seriously learning Japanese to meet new people. How friendly/willing are the Japanese to talk/make relationships with SEA people?
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>>2396631
I liked Takayama. It's very scenic and comfy. The Showa era museum is pretty neat and the Hida folk village is like a miniature Shirakawa-go. It has a pretty well preserved old town and really good Hida beef. The onsen town Gero is also a few train stops away.
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>>2396380
if you're in a city just walk into the nearest shopping mall
The bathrooms won't be locked like in America
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> will be ending current trip in Hokkaido
> last day of the trip is first day of the snow festival
> how many more full days do I need
> no car (didn't organise licence), no skiing (not interested)
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time to go back home, makes me sad
i hate reality so much
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>>2396757
nice haiku anon, 8/10
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>>2396757
Where in Japan did you stay? Sucks that the only time I saw snow build up is on the road to the airport
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What are easy cozy regional towns to visit in Japan if I don't drive? I want to go back and this time see more of them. Would plan to go in late november
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>>2396380
Somebody asked this question some time ago but Japan is one of the easiest places to find acceptable public toilets.
Almost every park will have a 24/7 public toilet, all department stores, malls, entertainment complexes, train stations and public offices will have toilets that are open to the public plus it's not hard to use the toilets of coffee shops and convenience stores if you show that you'll buy something afterwards.
The only caveat is that some of them are squat toilets and that you better carry some tissues just in case.
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>>2396526
good little stop to get a edible before the flight too (not to bring on just to make the first 6 hours of the flight more enjoyable)
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>see a large, loud group of white people
>Australians
Everytime.
I don't know where the meme with American tourists come from, Australians are like the mainland chinks of non asians
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>>2396821
>Australian
>chinks
Is there a difference?
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I think I just got my first "bakka gaijin" kek. Was ordering some Yakitori from a window and some high-school kids kept coming up and ordering cup after cup of chicken skin soup. One of the looks at me and said in English >it's very good

I said yes Oishi. They smiled and were leaving and waved and said bye and pretty sure the last one in the group waved bye and mumbled bakka under his breath. Feelsbadman.jpg when you come to the realization we are worlds apart. The young bug yearns for a rebellious life which can't be found in the East, vs the chaos enjoyer who no longer wants to live with the crime in the West. Really makes you wonder if the grass is really greener.
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>>2396825
I just had an 80 dollar meal that included conger eel spine and you got called an idiot at a chicken soup shop.
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>>2396825
>be me, asian teen
>see fat foreigner eating his 20th chicken skewer in a row
>recommend he gets some soup instead
>says thank you
>eats more chicken skewer
>think to myself how stupid fat man must be
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>>2396821
Before covid, Australia had the reputation of invading Japan during winter time.
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>>2396825
The high school kids must have wondered why you weren't eating any palette cleaners like the chicken soup and just kept on eating yakitori
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Hey /trv/, how easy is it to rent a bike in Tokyo?
Can you bring bikes on trains, and do you generally rent them for the week or two you're there and return them, or is like rent for a day and return by the end of the day?

I figure getting around Tokyo on bike would make it a bit easier to get around and see what I wanna see.
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has anyone visited the nyuto onsen area? what onsen did you stay at or visit?
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>>2396983
Have you rad up on your Japanese bicycle laws?
Short and simple:
>no bikes on trains unless they're foldable or fit in overhead (must also use a special bag for it)
>bikes are classed as light vehicles among mopeds
>certain bicycle offenses can carry a fine up to 1 million yen and/or a 30 day prison sentence, or if you're a foreigner you can be deported instead
>pedestrians get priority over cyclists even on bicycle lanes
That's just something to keep in mind. In any case it can be great fun
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Avianca extended their 160% promo by two days if anyone needs miles to fly to Japan.
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What are places that are not in the reddit triangle of tokyo/kyoto/kanazawa?
Any place I see seems to have very little places to stay while those places are littered with hotels.
I don't want to share my toilet with yellow people nono
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>>2397096
>very little places to stay
do you mean few or little?
also, have you considered Kyushu?
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There are no mountains where i live and i am very interested in hiking in them Japan. Currently looking most at the mount Kirishima area and Yakushima thanks to anons stories. Kyushu in general seems very appealing. Never been to japan before though, i can somewhat understand the languange. Is there a way to get a local hiking group that knows the local nature more? I think it could be dangerous to go with my knowledge.
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>>2396846
Kek babbys first "fine dining" experience. Anon, your meal is not impressive. That's cheaper than your average weekend bar tab at a dump in States. Conger eel is also literally everywhere here. You can buy an entire slab at an Alps for $25-30
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>>2397104
Mount Kirishima is right next to Kusatsu onsen town. It is an active volcano though and it blew someone's head off in 2018. You can smell the sulfur coming up from the ground when you are near there. Don't know about the hiking there, but it could be a good place to try. Take the bus from Tokyo to Kusatsu, stay for a night or two. Hike and then head to Sainokawara parks outdoor onsen.
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So is the no-talking etiquette something that is followed on all trains? I'll be using the shinkansen a lot on my trip and sitting in silence for hours with my friend seems too autistic even by Japanese standards.
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>>2397122
You can talk, of course, but just keep it to a reasonable volume.
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>>2396815
>Dude weed lmao
You have to be 18 to post here.
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>>2397140
t. 12yr old
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Finally got a postcard from immigration
I'm getting my work visa bois
I get to stay in Japan!
I know nobody cares but feels fucking good, load off my mind
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>Japan to Put Indoor Masking Choice to Each Individual, NHK Says
You can now wear masks indoors, so tl;dr.. they let adults be adults and make their own choices
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>>2397153
It's been this way forever
I haven't worn a mask habitually for over a year
You guys are retards are too sensitive
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>>2397154
I'm fairly sure the "recommendation" has been if you're indoors and less than 2 meters apart from each other, you should wear a mask
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>>2397160
Yeah but it's a recommendation
That's all
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How overrun is Kyoto with chink tourists now?
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>>2397169
I was there a week ago. Not that many.

I saw way more Koreans and SEA tourists than Chinese.
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Is Hokkaido still comfortable in October?
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>>2397169
About 4 tour buses full of them just unloaded into Kyoto Station.
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A homeless/broke man just asked me for money outside a restaurant in Kyoto station. This place is sweet.
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>>2397104
If you like anime, just watch all 3 seasons of Yama no Susume (Encouragement of Climb) which is all about hiking real life Japanese mountains.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encouragement_of_Climb
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Is it worth making a Charles Schwab account just so I can take money out it at 7/11 ATMs without all the bullshit fees that Chase and Discover want to charge me?
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>>2397256
Depends on how often or how much money you want. If you are still in your home country then just order your money from a bank before you get there. If it's only a week or two then grab like $500-1k. If you need more than that order more beforehand or just eat the ATM fee if you start running low towards the end.
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>>2396855
I'm in Hakuba right now and 90% of the ytpipo I see are Australians, some even taking part time jobs.
Must be fun, chatted with one and he's staying until the end of the ski season.
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>>2397140
people post about drinking all the time. weed is no different grandpa.
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>>2397276
>how often or how much money you want
Cash is King in Japan so you just want quite possibly all in cash, exept hotels and/or any fancier restaurant or souvenir shop. But anything more mundane like IC top up, vending machine, ramen restaurant, buses that don't take IC all that you need cash
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>>2397313
>weed is no different grandpa.
Weed is a serious crime in most places in the world, including Japan.
You're a fool if you touch the stuff anywhere close to Japan
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>>2397319
who said too? I know reading is hard when your a old shit. If someones holding over for a day in LA, can pick up a nice edible to take before boarding. no weed in japan, nice flight.
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>>2397320
>Biden exchanged the merchant of death for a brainlet like this
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>>2397321
>kike deflection
thanks for e concession.
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>>2397302
I'm in Hakuba too, actually. You don't happen to know Fred, do you?
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>>2396825
He's probably actually calling himself an idiot for not studying English harder. My students do this all the time.
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Nagoya is so fucking underrated. This place is wild on Friday nights, at least around the station. Can’t wait to see what Sakae is like tomorrow night. And there’s so much to see during the day. Why does everybody sleep on this city again?
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>>2397327
kek I was over here thinking he was just some punk kid like you would find anywhere else in the world. Your explanation would also make sense because one of his friends was able to speak the little words he said in english whereas that kid was only able to say bye.
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Lurker here. I have read some of the generals, but i need your advice. I am planning a trip to Japan during the fall (September/October). My first question is, can you see the basic/mainstream of Japan in about 4 weeks, or you need a bit more? (6 weeks.)
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>>2397319
>Weed is a serious crime in most places in the world
Rapidly changing as more and more countries shift in demographics and stop relying on studies that aimed to prove marijuanas "dangerous" and "deadly" nature with dubious means.
BTW, Japan has allowed the use of CBD now, signaling that they are slowly changing their views too
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>>2397352
>can you see the basic/mainstream of Japan in about 4 weeks
I've done the same 3 week trip twice now, going to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. I went to different places each trip and it feels like there's still so much to do.
Sure you could see the most basic shit of all of Japan in that time but just Tokyo has enough for a 3 week vacation
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>>2397319
Taking an edible before a 12 hour flight != sneaking weed into Japan, you fucking autist.
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>>2397369
You know people visiting arab countries have been arrested because they had a few drinks on the plane coming in, right?
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>>2397369
Explain that to Jap police
Death penalty for weed btw
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>>2397374
goalpost moved nice
>>2397376
do they piss test every tourist coming in usually? ive only ever gotten to piss on the whores.
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>>2397385
Does the high come completely down for you and does any possible smell dissipate? Might rise suspicion if you act different from other tourists
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>>2397388
its a 11-16 hour flight. A edible lasts max 8 hours but really only peaks for a few hours 2-4 in. They also dont leave any lingering smell as you eat it, not smoke. Have you never been around pot at all anon?
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>>2397396
Dog smells THC on you
They give you a tongue swab
Weed lasts about 48 hours in your system
Just because you're not high doesn't mean it's not there
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>>2397401
>on you
lmao. you have zero clue what your talking about.
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>>2397404
I've gotten swabbed just because I was wearing a beanie
You have no idea, American
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>>2397405
>american
exactly. ive flown to all of SEA high as a kite and never been swabbed.
>beanie
ah your a dirty nigger. try not looking like the dredges of society and this wont be a issue.
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>>2397396
I've smoked but haven't done edibles at all
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my jobs fully remote and i wanna do 2 months in Japan sometime this fall. thinking Osaka. What's the comfiest city brehs? i don't care about cooming but getting drunk with locals on the weekends is appealing.
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people who have japanese gf/wife can you share your experience? one days she writes me love letters and the other day she gives me the cold shoulder.
>>2397442
if that's what you want Osaka is the perfect spot: very friendly people, good food and 15 mins from Kyoto. City is meh but I liked it way more than Tokyo.
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>>2397437
smoking smells and tastes bad and I havnt done it in years. too many various high quality edibles and tinctures (drops you put under your tongue) now that last longer, better high, and dont make you smell like shit.
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>>2397459
Not available in my country yet. Maybe in a hundred years
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>interesting/is written with "white face" kanji
I love Japan
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Is ANA worth 200 more than ZipAir?
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Anyone ever attend a concert and/or event solo? Was it weird?
I'm going to be at AnimeJapan and also a Vocaloid concert but no one wants to go with me. I'm a foreigner so I'm gonna be sticking out too. Fuck I hate being a friendless weeb sometimes
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>>2397449
>Doesn't know women ARE tsundere
What has 4chan become
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>>2397449

I have JP fiance, but all women are basically the same. Just make sure they're not hungry and you give them regular, quality dickings and they'll be well behaved most of the time.
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>>2397501
Just find the most friendliest otaku group you see that you see carrying a bunch of glow sticks and befriend them.
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are airbnbs a bad idea in japan?
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>>2397501
Yeah, I went to a concert alone once. While waiting in line to buy goods, it started raining and the girl next to me offered to let me stand under her umbrella. We took turns holding it since it was freezing outside. That was really nice. Inside the arena, I pretty much just stuck to myself and still thoroughly enjoyed it.
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This means I don't have to wait for an exchange order to come in the mail in order to get the rail pass, right?
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>>2397545
Probably yeah
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>>2397545

Yea, just print out the confirmation.
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>plans
Made
>jr pass
Purchased
>nose
Swabbed
>panic
Attacked

Oh yeah, I'm thinking its time to fly. I hope you all have a great day
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Would it be a waste of day just getting on a random train, getting off at a random stop, and then just wandering?
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>>2397054
This shit is pretty retarded. Why do they do this.
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Hey, not bad!
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>>2397584
It depends. You might get off at a suburb with literally nothing but a single convenience store and a bunch of homes and schools.
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Has anyone rented a motorcycle in Japan?
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Do anons think the Yen compared to USD will be weaker or stronger in Spring? Cause I see the option to pay now in USD or pay later in yen. Wondering which would be the better move.
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Losing my mind with these flight prices dudes.

I need to go in about a month and I'm either looking at $2600 nonstop from NYC, or self-directed transfers at LAX for $1500, or a transfer in taiwan for like $1600+ and that requires me to shorten the trip by a day, otherwise even that is $1800 or so.

If I go with transfering at LAX by flying delta or jetblue or something are they likely to fuck me somehow?
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>>2397501
Yes. I attended multiple concerts alone. From what I saw most other people there were alone, and I also met a lot of cool other foreigners. Japan is in general much more solo activity friendly than the west.
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>>2397501
I went to a techno concert and it was fun, I think that a weeb event would be an easy place to make friends.
>>2397506
I hope so, maybe I'm an insecure fag but this rollercoaster of emotions really makes me nervous. maybe I'm already stressed because job so this only makes it worse but still. I'll be in Japland in 1 month.
>>2397559
you got this king, enjoy your stay.
>>2397656
check fuel dumping method maybe you can save some $$$
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>>2397686

>fuel dumping

You mean skiplagging? I thought about it but I'm kinda iffy about how what kind of documentation and shit I'll need if my official destination is fucking jakarta or saigon or something, plus no checked luggage
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>>2397645
so glad I got 1500USD to yeb when it was $1-150Y
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>>2397325
Nah, but please don't tell me you're in Starfall.
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>>2397656
>Need to go
Just wait until it drops
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>>2394886
Been there, made it back. But that costed me... Very nice heritage village. Can recommend.
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>>2394886
>>2397806
>Holy moly it's just like the animes!
Kys.
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>at Donki
>10 pm at night
>Tax free counter has well over 50 people in line
Jesus fucking christ
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>>2397819
why would you wait in line to save $5.
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>>2396216
Late getting back to this, but I mean in terms of freelancing for a company/companies outside of Japan. Basically I want to know how anal they are about visa runs.
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>>2397824
I don't know, ask the dozens of Asian people in line.

I'm at least getting an expensive camera where the tax savings are significant. Meanwhile everyone else in line seems to have baskets and carts loaded with snacks only.
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>>2397824
Because you're Chinese
Chinese people value money over everything else, and fail to understand that time is worth money
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>>2397863
I dont even understand what your trying to say here. if my time is worth money, $5 isnt worth standing in line for 30minutes. 30 minutes of my time is worth far greater.
Im white, i dont think chinks post on 4chan.
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is it worth it to go to comiket? it looks kind of miserable but muh japanese animes growing up made me want to go.
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>>2397588
They love their dumb rules
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>>2397824
Most retarded shit about this is that they pack your items in a ziplock that you're not supposed to open until you've left Japan. But of course you'll eat your chips and drink your whatever the minute you leave Donki or at the latest at the hotel.
You do get a tax free stamp in your passport though, which is nice I guess
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>>2397920
it's nice if there's doujins that you specifically want but I wouldn't go just to wander
there's a lot more things you have to to to get in now so look into those as well
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>>2397866
He's saying that chinks will waste 30 minutes to save $5 because they don't realize that they could be doing something else instead. They have that poorfag mentality
Maybe you value 30 minutes at $50 or whatever but to a chinese 30min<$5
That $5 can be spent on half a omamori at a shrine etc.
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>>2397920
If you are a fan of anime figures and garage kits, then Wonder Festival may be more your thing. Covid really killed the crowd in Japanese conventions, though. For example, Comiket used to have no ticket system so anybody could enter Tokyo Big Sight, day and night, and the crowds were insane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Festival

Wonder Festival 2022 Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ZZEf8wvWQ
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>>2397920
If you are a fan of Touhou Project, just attend Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai rather than Comiket.

>The Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai (博麗神社例大祭, Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai, Hakurei Shrine's Regular Grand Festival) is the largest of the many dōjin conventions hosting only Touhou content.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touhou_Project

https://twitter.com/hakureijinjyas
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>tfw didnt win any tickets in the hololive fes lottery and general sales tickets sold out instantly
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>in Tsushima with the idea of using it as a stopover to Busan/Korea
>Find out all connections to Busan from Tsushima stopped because of COVID
>Only learned about it after I landed in Tsushima
Well fug
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who here earthquake chad?
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>>2398230
Barely woke me up
Made me a little nervous though since my current building is old
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Where should I stay in Kyoto? Is close to the main train station a good option?
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>>2398278
Old means made it through many earthquakes.



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