>Is Japan open?Yes!>What's the catch?Until 8th of May 2023 visitors will need 3 doses of an approved injection OR have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure.Official 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Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc*NOTE: Currently out of date, but he is working on updating it on his own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. It's spring outside.ーInfo on ProstitutionーMost brothels in Japan don't allow in foreigners without supervision, and the ones that do are notoriously expensive - at least $400USD per hour.Please stop asking questions about this topic without referring to the /trv/ archives under archived.moe, or to one of the websites below beforehand or head straight to 飛田新地 in Osaka.>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/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: >>2420754
>>2423899How many Japanese women could a determined traveler reasonably expect to impregnate during a 3 week trip?
>>2423904>3 weeks -> 21 days>21 days -> 504 hours>504 hours -> 168 rests at the love hotel of your choosingSo about 150 give or take.
>>2423904first post sums up 50% of peoples obsession with japan. the other 50% is anime.
>>2423908Nothing wrong with either of those.
Oil is back to like its 2018 price, and has been so for a while already. Stop bullshiting us, you fucking flight companies.
>>2423909japan isnt your anime fairyland, LBH.
Planning to do the Shimanmi Kaido cycle route. I'm guessing it'll take the whole day from start to finish.But what do people do with their luggage, and how do people get back to the start point?
Hostel fag here, if I have to pay for love hotels to fuck a qt, shouldn't I just bite the bullet and pay for a girl?Is one hour in a soapy that much more expensive than in a love hotel?
Is there a tabelog app in english or people just use the website?also weather report is saying it will rain for my whole trip in 2 weeks, am i fucked?
Is it easy to find and befriend people aged 18-25 in Tokyo if I'm not going to uni there?My city is all yuppies that are 27 at the youngest, shit's bleak
>>2423952yes if you don't have autism but you post on 4chan so no
>>2423955I have autism and post on 4chan but I've managed to overcome it, I was mainly asking in terms of demographics, like I said in my city it's just back to back yuppies unless you go to uni, even then it's not guaranteed that you'll make friends because Bongs are fucking weird
It's currently 2.30am and I'm sitting in my tent by the side of a busy road trying to sleep, currently doing the 88 temple pilgrimage in Shikoku. For anyone thinking about doing this, it's a blast and I'm having heaps of fun but the accommodation situation is FUCKED. There used to be lots of Minshuku and hostels that you could stay at for a reasonable price but covid rekt a lot of them, boomers running them died/stopped doing it and the few remaining ones are booked out like a week or more solid and man you can't plan that far ahead on a walk like this. Especially when they get pissy if you cancel or change a reservation even with good reason. Oh and half of them only have god damn phone number contact, no email, which is real fucking useful for people with just 4g modems and pleb tier japanese. So yeah the main option for sleeping is basically illegally tenting and after walking 30km+ a day I'm not a fan of bush bashing through schrodingers pit vipers and foot long poisonous centipedes to find a place that Matsumoto won't see me and call the tent police even though there is literally nowhere else to fucking stay.Thanks for reading my blog.
>>2423983>Oh and half of them only have god damn phone number contact, no emailHaving to find a public phone to call your place for the night about your delayed arrival really makes you feel that 90s vibe.
reposting in new bread incase 2hu anon comes back>>2423757what did you get? are the prices decent?
how far in advance should i book accommodations? i'm about a month out from my trip. should i trust airbnb or stick to google hotels?>>2423983damn that sounds tough. you are a brave man for going through all that anon. ganbatte
>>2423983Do you have pictures of your journey?This seems amazing
>>2423917I guess I'll go. That'll probably be around the tail end of my stay in Tokyo.
Also this piece of bamboo just sprouted up through my tent since my last post what the fuck I knew it grew fast but jesus
>>2423899>Until 8th of May 2023 visitors will need 3 doses of an approved injection OR have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure.Does this mean the jab requirements will be dropped after May 8th or has that not been decided yet?
>>2424039If you’re too retarded to understand that sentence answering your question, then you have bigger problems than getting into Japan
>>2424033those are the spirits of the dead whose graves you are sleeping on, the bamboo is being fertilized by their decomposing bodies
>>2424044How do I find their next of kin to bill them for four inches of duct tape?
>>2423997I'll do a big image dump in three or four weeks when I finish.
>>2424033>Also this piece of bamboo just sprouted up through my tent since my last post what the fuck I knew it grew fast but jesusthis nigga doesnt know hes being messed with by a kami
I can only hike for 4 days straight (in the mountains) with my tent and my food & water, I guess it would be easier in such a trail where you can get food and water every day or every two days, but man, I wouldn't have the stamina to do it for almost two months, I think.And I hate insects. I'm fucking afraid of these little shits. And they're NOT little in Japan, these niggas are Gigasized.
>>2423919I got my direct LAX -> tokyo flight for about $800, I would say prices have gone back to normal
>>2423989I bought a few acrylic stands, a couple keychains, and a folder of Remilia. They also had a very small selection of doujin music that was decently priced. I would say it was a bit expensive overall. I went to Melonbooks afterwards for more doujin stuff (it also had a few official copies of some of the games)
>>2424033Reminds me of that torture method there they'd tie you up above a bamboo sprout so it'd grow up your ass
>>2424087I see them stumbling out of clubs completely wasted at 10 am on a weekday. classy
i have a layover in Vancouver Canada on my way back to the states from Japan.picked up some comic LO for shits and giggles, lewd lolis on the cover though. they're still in a sealed plastic bag so it's not visible unless you tear it open.will declaring it as "books" at customs preclearance in Canada and keeping them in my luggage be good enough to get through customs or should I do something else so I don't get v&?
>>2424120You could mail them to yourself
>>2424103If you're introverted, it will give you insight on what it feels like to be an extrovert.
>>2424120don't declare it, and avoid Canada like it's South Africa or England. >>2424062It's the mosquitoes you have to watch out for. They're normal sized but super aggressive. Highly recommend going camping in early spring, before the mosquitoes hatch. It'll be cold but you won't be swatting mosquitoes all day.
>>2424117Unlike repressed soulless Anglos, Asians know how to have fun
>>2424120Mail it to yourself. You wouldn't bring drugs on a flight back, would you? Bad idea.
>>2424145>>2424124what's the best method to mail it to myself you guys think? EMS/AirMail it? should I wrap it up extra?
i think im going to just take weekends off from restaurants and sightseeing. i can walk right into any of these places midday on a weekday. fucking hell these lines are killer
Anyone else live in Japan? Theres a waitress at a restaurant I'm in infatuated with and I need tips on how to flirt and court her.
>>2424194just leave her alone and let her do her job, ya fuckin weirdo. why is it that 90% of foreigners in japan are weird creeps?
>>2424205>leave her alone>ya>weird creepgo back 2 reddit soiboy, no one asked you
>>2424120Avoid Canada if you can, either they loose your stuff or they go through it and you get v&
>>2424205hope she sees this bro
>>2424194I won't tell you not to do it, but I hope that if she rejects you, you have the good sense to stop going to that restaurant for a while.
>>2424205Why are you such a faggot? Do you think that a Nipponese princess wouldn't stoop to being with a foreigner? Or have you been groped one too many times on the subway, Amanda? Richard Sorge's jap concubine was a waitress at a German bar he frequented. As long as leaves her alone if she turns him down, there's nothing wrong with asking a woman out.
>>2423937It ultimately depends on if a girl you really want to see works at a delivery health or not. Let's say you're interested in a JAV girl that only does delivery health, then you don't really have a choice (speaking from personal experience). It's possible that delivery girlsnare better bang for the buck in terms of looks, although you run the risk of not being able to do full sex with them compared to soapland girls where that's guaranteed. All things being equal, soaplands would be better to avoid paying a hotel fee.
>>2423904>Doesn't mention weight, height, age, nationality or if neck is shaved of notI'm going to guess you're a fat old manlet neckbeard poojeet. So zero unless you want to fuck prostitutes.
>>2424117Reminds me of 21 year old me. Looks like you never lived
>>2424180>i can walk right into any of these places midday on a weekday.Smart! I hate waiting in long lines.
>>2424125Well then I need to try this. What dosage would you recommend for a first timer?
>>2424266>>2424266500mg - 1000mg should be a good first dose. I took even less on my first try, because I didn't have a scale yet and made a conservative guess. I think I only took around 300mg on my first try, but I felt it pretty good. (Enjoy the charisma boost.)Even if you're experienced, I wouldn't go over 1000mg often. I've never taken more than 2000mg, and that's too much for me. I could've stopped at 1500mg, and the effect would've been about the same.Also, I only have experience with the fine-grained Phenibut FAA. I've never taken Phenibut HCL, so I can't speak about it from experience. The FAA variant has no taste and goes down easy, but I've heard the HCL variant can be corrosive to your teeth due to its acidity.You can really tell if it's working when you start interacting with people, and notice the difference in your behavior. For me, it's been very positive. It brings out more of my innate good nature.
>>2424269>You can really tell if it's working when you start interacting with people, and notice the difference in your behavior. For me, it's been very positive. It brings out more of my innate good nature.Oh, was gonna ask about that. Whether you feel any different when just sitting there, or if you actually have to put it to the test to tell.
>>2424270If you're just sitting there, you'll feel like your normal self, but any interpersonal interaction will clue you in to your altered state. Even posting here is enough. It's a great performance enhancer for posting. Another way you can notice is if you're driving, I've found that I drive a bit more aggressively on phenibut. Some people enjoy music more while on phenibut.
>>2424270Any additional stimulus would add to the experience, but you can sit alone and let the shit wash over you
>>2424269Can you pair this with booze?
>>2424266The important thing about phenibut dosage is the frequency. Don't be like the retards who took it every day and had terrible withdrawals when they stopped. I would take it max 3 times per week, and less is preferable. I would also wait a full 48+ hours between doses. (Every other day at most and taking it less often is better.) If you do this, you will never have withdrawals.>>2424274>Can you pair this with booze?This is a dangerous combo. The phenibut will amplify the alcohol. Your judgement will be really impaired. I would not recommend it. Phenibut already gives you the social boost that alcohol might have given you, but it does so without making you drunk.
any suggestions for dinner, lads?
>>2424279Chinese buns and soup
Had an intense soapland session in Sapporo and thought I was going to pass out for a bit, but it was fun and worth it. I might have to stay in Sapporo a little longer now...
Going back to Japan for the first time since 2018Any new shit I should look out for or make sure I visit? Going to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto with my gf in late Oct to mid Nov. Last times I was in Japan were solo trips.
>>2423926Do you cycle somewhat in your regular life?If not, yes it'll take the whole day and you wont be doing much other than riding.Imo its something best done over 2 days to actually enjoy the area.>>2423983based.Keen to see that pic dump.Also sucks to hear though, as those little places to stay would have been quite fun
>>2423917>>2424007What kind of people gather there? And what do you usually do?
Okay guys, I need some recommendations for a hostel in Osaka. I want to meet people to have a good time with. I want to go out to eat and drink. I don't care about cooming.>Why would you stay at a hostel anon?Because I am in Osaka and I travel alone. While I love traveling alone, sometimes it is nice to get wasted with some random American frat bro. Hostels are nice places to get to know people.
>>2424308I'm not a cyclist, but I'm fit. That's why I expected it to take just about all day. Doing it over 2 days might be better. Or perhaps a shorter route instead to fit it into a single day?Do people get the bus back from Imabari to Onomichi? My Japan trip is taking me east to west. So after Shimanami Kaido I'm planning to go to Hiroshima.
>>2424315Yeah usually bus. I actually got a bus to Imabari and cycled back towards Onomichi. But as I was specifically doing it over 2 days, that little extra time wasn't a bother. Certainly could/would be if trying for 1 day. There isn't a shorter route, given the island hopping nature and each island being fairly hilly, following the main path is the quickest. Only quicker way is giving up halfway and finishing with a ferry, as there are a couple stops a long the wayI'm relatively fit, for me the worst part was the ass pain of not being used to a cycling seat. If you can do a bit of cycling just to get a little used to it, I'd recommend it. I hadn't cycled in a decadeAs for your other original question of luggage. I would assume there is luggage lockers somewhere in Onomichi. But what I did was store mine at the Mihara shinkansen station as it has lots of lockers, then caught the train down to Onomichi. Shin-Onomichi station is closer and assumedly has a bus down to Onomichi, so look that up. I simply used Mihara as I had stopped there a couple days prior to take the bus to the ferry for bunny island and had stored my bags that time, thus knew it had a fuckton of lockers. Use that information for what you will as well if you want to see bunny island, could do it all in one stop/luggage storage potentially.
>>2423983>Hurr durrr I want to walk through inaka to see the same thing 88 times just like the animes!Serves you right
>>2424318Thanks so much, that's super helpful! Cycling from Imabari to Onomichi sounds like it could be more fun if I decide on a 2-day ride.>Only quicker way is giving up halfway and finishing with a ferry, as there are a couple stops a long the wayYeah, that's basically what I was thinking. If I end up short on time I might choose that option. Either way, I'll do more cycling cardio to try and get used to the ass pain.
ive had better tasting dinners from konbinis than some of these highly rated restaurant in tokyo. and for less than half the price. sad.
>>2424326What kind of ratings are you using? I find Tabelog to be pretty decent, and I've had some of my best meals because of it.
How welcoming are these highly rated restaurants to solo people (Tokyo)? Am I okay to just walk in and ask for a table for one?I have this idea that only families or couples eat out at nice places, and solo just go for ramen/izakayas/shitty fast food places etc.
>highly ratedDefine highly ratedAs a rule of thumb it never hurts to be dressed "nice", as in not formally but not looking like a fucking backpackerSome restaurants also want you to make a reservation, and be punctual
>>2424205>weird creepsyeah it's so weird when men find women attractive and want to date themso weird
>>2424344I mean to be fair, around half the posts in these threads revolve around sleeping with Japanese women or safely getting their porn through customs.
Is it just me that experiences japs refusing to sit next to me or even near me and preferring to sit in between two other people instead of me where they'd have a spot in between?It's mostly older japs I guess. Are they just anti gaijin?
What's the place(s) to go to meet cute girls willing to interact with foreigners when I know only tourist Japanese (premium package)? I have no illusions that I'll succeed with them, I just want to know where to start and where to go. I tried izakayas but it's all just couples on dates or groups and I can't really butt in.Again I already know I'm probably wasting my time since I suck with chicks but I do want to try. I'm not fat and have basic fashion sense so I think I have a 1 percent shot. Just tell me where to go and I'll try my best.
>>2424346>around half the posts in these threads revolve around sleeping with Japanese childrenFtfy
>>2424357You are probably fat and take up more than just your seat
>>2424358Try a girls bar if you dont care about success but want them to act interested.
>>2424359As the good lord intended
any /trv/ anon want to tell me things I could do in Tokyo/Japan in early/mid July. I'm going for the first time and taking both of my sisters (older), since its unlikely they could ever go with an autist that knows the language reasonably okay.Kinda want to be spoonfed ideas, especially things that women would enjoy.
>>2424362Even those are almost all jap only right? I'm not following some nigger in kabukicho
>>2423983>Schrodinger's pit vipersGotta admit, I chortled. Looking forward to the photo dump.
>>2424033Homie has a forest spirit fucking with him, this shit is gold!
>>2424324No worries mate. Yeah I found having a little taster of the journey with bus trip to Imabari to start was pretty fun, then getting to really savour each section on the ride back was pretty cool. Though it could feel like "spoilers" to some.Yeah the bail out ferry option is a very handy thing to keep in mind. I actually used it first time I went there with only 1 day set for it. Took the trip at the speed that was fun to chill see things, so only got half way. Came back with a friend the second time and we took it easy again but over 2 days so did the whole thing while having fun at any stop we felt like making.Have a good time mate, it was really a great trip. Oh, final tip. Try some of the mandarins you find along the way if they are in season, best I've ever had by a massive margin. The ones grown there are given as gifts around Japan
>>2424365I haven't been there personally, but I found one that seems foreigner friendly.
Why do nips not believe in personal space? I was waiting in line and this girl kept leaning into me, I thought she was trying to pickpocket me because it was her arm/hand but she seemed oblivious. I stared at her and moved away and it happened every time the line moved, she never seemed to notice what she was doing.
>>2424358Im going next week. we could team up
>>2424378That girl was hitting on you, should have made a move
>>2424388Pretty sure she was in high school. I am always down to talk to new people but I don't think she spoke English either.
Im a pretty average looking white man, but I think my phenotype is cursed here in Japan. Muscular, hairy, and deep brow ridge. Not enough to qualify as Chad and get women that like the western look and not feminine looking enough for women that like the Jap, Korean look. Tfw yellow fever and playing on hard mode. I think I should just take the latinpill. Other than blacks, they seem like the only women who have more interest in me than western white women. My other phenotype curse is that im a single mom magnet for extremely hot white women. Thanks for reading my blog, let me know in the comments below if you have a phenotype that is an advantage or disadvantage.
Is it difficult to use Japan post to ship stuff home? Anyone done it? I don’t want my luggage weight limit to restrict my shopping.
>>2424403Not that hard.Look beforehand what level of shipping you want (Sea, SAL, Air, EMS) and ask for a shipping label at your local post office so you can fill it out in your room in peace.You can get boxes for free at any supermarket, just need to ask.
>>2424397I have the feminine phenotype but it works against me cause I'm a faggot attracted to other fems but they are all attracted to Chad.>>2424403I've done it several times it's very easy. They have a tool online and in English you can setup the shipping label, just use your hotel or hostel or w/e for the return address and when you get to the post office you scan the QR code it generates and it prints a label. If you need a box you can get one from the 100y shops or just ask a Supa or conbini
>>2424405kek I should have also added that in my post. Im not gay but look like a textbook otter so always get a bunch of otters, twinks, and passable traps cruising me. I just want a 6.3 looksmatched tradcath waifu thats not black. Not asking for a whole lot kek.
I want o visit Fukushima nuclear power plant, is there any domestic tour company offering trip to inside the plant? TEPCO said they only take groups
>>2424389>Pretty sure she was in high school.Jap women always look younger than they are, you should have tried actually talking to her and seeing what she says
Is Beppu worth visiting for 1 night?
>>2424313>Because I am in Osaka and I travel alone. That doesn't stop you from being able to get a hotel room. While I love traveling alone, sometimes it is nice to get wasted with some random American frat broThere are bars for that you know.
>>2424418To add to this, is Yufuin nicer / more interesting?
>>2424405>They have a tool online and in English you can setup the shipping labelThanks for the info, very much appreciated. You don’t happen to have a link for this?
Do they check everyone’s temp at the airport upon landing? I read that they do covid tests on arriving gaijins in case they suspect you could have covid.
Is it true that japs don't like facial hair?Thinking of shaving my mustache before I go.
>>2424443They associate facial hair with untidiness, as long as your shit is well-kept, it should be fine. I'd say it heightens your exotic appeal, so if you can pull it off, definitely keep it.
>>2424443They generally prefer clean shaven because facial hair can be considered 'unclean'. It kinda makes sense considering the type of food they eat.I have a long beard RIP me.
>>2424442There's one of those machines that passively scans you as you pass. Haven't seen what happens if you try to pass with a high temperature or any COVID tests being done.
>>2424453A ton of people must be passing by those every minute, even of they saw someone with a fever how the fuck would they determine who it was?
What's with all the horny losers plaguing this threads, one time was fun too many becomes annoying.
Is there anything to do during the new year? I will be going around the 28th of December until mid January. I'm worried that shops will be closed and transportation will be more limited during the holidays.
>>2424468Visit temples during Hatsumode. A lot of shops will certainly be closed, so you might have to rely on bigger chains that remain open during that time. Transportation is fine unless you're trying to book Shinkansen tickets last minute.
>>2424465It's simply impossible for me to not thinking about COOMING with all these Japanees women around.
holy shit when the fuck are they gonna restore the login on the jr pass site I'm trying to grab one before my trip in a few weeks
>>2424465hope she sees this bro
>>2424465Coomers want to coom but don't want to deal with the shame of traveling to Thailand or the Phillippines for sex tourism.
>>2424480Speak for yourself, the best trip plan possible is Home -> Japan for natural beauty and mild cooming -> Thailand for a weekend getaway from the main getaway and hardcore cooming -> back to Japan for more normal holiday activities -> home
>>2424464Those machines were there even before coronavirus, they are like a camera exceot being infrared, so when someone have high temperature they will appear more red on the camera and together with a number reading. If they see you walking dowm the corridor as the image of high temperature move down the corridor they can obviously tell you are that one in the image. It's a camera afterall
>>2424480I don't find Thai or Filipino women attractive, which is why Japan is my preferred country to visit. I'd also visit Korea more if they still had a decent industry. Haven't been to Hong Kong since the political stuff, but the whores there always felt like several levels below Japanese ones. Although you can miss with Japanese ones, even the whores tend to practice the same kind of customer service and friendliness of non-sexual customer service. The only SEA countries I might consider are Vietnam and maybe Singapore, but I don't see the point as I still find Japanese women superior. I'm not interested in cheaper sex in places like Thailand with women that don't turn me on.
Just got my flights booked. Will be in Japan from 17th June - 7th July. My first week will be in Osaka with my brother and visiting surrounding cities etc. in my second week I will be visiting Tokyo and surrounding areas , anyone got any good ideas about how I spend my 3rd week and where at? Also is the Yasukuni shrine open to the public and is the Musashi imperial graveyard open to the public?
if two guys travel together is everyone gonna think we're gay? we are not gay. we aren't.
>>2424492just don't sleep in the same hotel room and you should be fine
>>2424492Should probably try jerking each other off just to be sure
>>2424492Don't stay in love hotels and you'll be fine.
How much did your trip end up costing you in total in a post pandemic world?
Since the age of consent is 13 where can I find some horny JK’s? I won’t actually bang a 13 year old but my preference is 14-16. No one would report me if I brought a JK to a love hotel right? Is there anyway I could get in trouble or am I safe?
>>2424318Not the original anon, but also planning to do the shimanami kaido. If 2 days is better and more pleasant, is there enough there to do 3 days? Fairly in shape but really want to make it a pleasure ride rather than breezing through.
Is there much to do in Japan if you're not going there to get pussy?
>>2424491>Just got my flights booked. Will be in Japan from 17th June - 7th July. My first week will be in Osaka with my brother and visiting surrounding cities etc. in my second week I will be visiting Tokyo and surrounding areas , anyone got any good ideas about how I spend my 3rd week and where at?Depend on what you want to see or do>Also is the Yasukuni shrine open to the publicYes and is full of general public>and is the Musashi imperial graveyard open to the public?Yes but not all days
>>2424513Flight: 800 USD (Asia short distance LCC ×2 + Japanese domestic flight ×1)Accommodation: 500 USD (8 nights, roughly regular business hotel quality right on convenient rail station)>>2424522It "was" 13 and is now a few numbers higher.Also, most places that do relevant things have a general exclusion against schoolkids no matter their age including even if they are legal adults>>2424526The route is 70km long. Officially, people who ride fast can do it in 4-5 hours, and people that are just generally fit can do in 5-6, while relaxing newbie take around 10. Without first hand experience but considering the above info, even if you slowly visit all the islands along the way I am not quite sure it's possible to expand it into a 3 days trip nicely
>>2424540There's about 170km of route and a few extras, but just curious about people's first-hand experiences
Do karaokes have romaji or furigana?
>>2424540What about food and junk?
>>2424358I've always heard western style pubs like Hub are good for running into gaijin hunters, but I've never tried it myselfCould also try tinder and the like
I have three whole days in Kyoto, is it worth using one for a day trip to Kanazawa? Also planning on going to Himeji but only for the castle. I will probably get the two week JR pass because I intend to do a decent amount of day trips from Kyoto and Tokyo
>>2424531i think one of the worst things you can do for ideas is come to one of these threads. just endless coomposting and no fun photos or ideas or whatever.. that being said there is a lot to do if you like urban areas and very unhealthy food(so i hear)
>>2423989Doing retaisai again this year will be in Japan April 25->May 17th. Look for the dude walking around as cirno lifting people up.Lemme know I got discord so we can hang out, going with a few groups of other 2hu cosplayers should be fun.
>>2424522I wont be legal, but there are definitely JCs and JKs doing papa-katsu. Unless your Japanese skills are strong enough for deciphering Japanese Twitter to find the ones posting for daddies, you're going to have a difficult time.
>>2424569There are occasionally good posts here. There's been some good discussion about Shimanami Kaido in this thread. And in past threads there has been some nice photos from Anons in Japan. I've asked for ideas here before and had some great suggestions. But the coomposters are irritating. Shouldn't there be a different board for that shit?
>>2424549Most tracks feature furigana.
>>2424584another problem is coomerposting gets way more replies even if its ironic/complaints
I've been watching a lot of retro shit videos filmed in tokyo during the 1980s-1990s. It looks like a fun place with lots of sovl. Is the energy gone now?
should I spend 3 weeks or 4 weeks for my first time in japan as a solo traveler?
>>2424590I got to see Japan in the 90s feels somewhat more subdued now though I can't speak for post-covid stuff. There's still a lot of things happening all at once in Japanese cities but Japanese zoomers are introverted and live on phones.
>>2424603I don't have a real answer. But I'm going solo this year for the first time and I'll be there for 4 weeks. It probably depends on your traveling experience and how much you want to see / do
>>2424603If you can afford it or fot 4 weeks, then do it. Unless you're one of those types that ends up hating Japan and can't wait to leave, you're going to appreciate the extra week, because it might be a while until you come back. I've never wishes I had less time in Japan on all my trips.
>>2424607>Unless you're one of those types that ends up hating Japan and can't wait to leaveEven then 4 weeks are better because you can go anywhere else in East Asia from Japan.
>>2424607>>2424605Yeah I've got little travel experience, but japan seems pretty tourist friendly. I don't really have anything specific in mind for my itinerary yet. Just would like to eat some food, see some nice sights, see some concerts. I guess the only thing is that I only get a little over 3 weeks of time off a year, so maybe I just shave a week off for my first time.
>>2424418>>2424432They're both nice, but in different ways. Beppu is your typical middle-sized city that in some ways seems to be stuck in the late Showa period. You can enjoy looking at some of the different hells (I wouldn't suggest doing all of them), hang out with monkeys at Mt. Takasaki, or take the ropeway up to the top of Mt. Tsurumi.Yufuin has a much more rural atmosphere. You can do the typical tourist area in an afternoon, checking out shops, Lake Kinrinko, etc. It's a nice place to relax, I suppose.
Am I the only one who was not impressed with the food in Japan?
>>2424550Those are the price I prepaid for the trip, I have to actually finish it to see how much I eat and buy in the process
>>2424534Thanks anon , looking forward to it.
>>2424563What, Why Kanazawa from Kyoto instead of like Kyotango?
>open tinder>ugly 30y/o gaijin that clearly lives in japan>all pictures band related>superlike her so i can ask about random live venues to catch a random show >no matchUgly men are the most opressed class in the world
>>2424531There’s tons to do. Your coom brainrot must be pretty advanced to even be thinking like this jesus
>>2424614I liked it overall but my only complaint was the lack of variety after awhile, being there for a month made me appreciated how spoiled for choice we are with the variety of cuisine in the west
>>2424641I have to switch it up and get some Korean or Indian food from time to time to change things up.
>>2424180I went to Nakiryu (some Michelin star ramen place) on the Sunday my plane arrived and waited 3 hours just to get in. The food was good, but I still regret the 3 hour wait.
>>2423919They should have to hire people back to offer same capacity
>>2424641What can you eat that ain't the usual kawaii desu gaijin fried food?
>>2424641Seafood is where varieties lies
>>2424619My tentative itinerary isMyouryuji templeNomura-ke samurai residencekenroku en gardenhigashi chayaOmicho marketWhat's in Kyotango?
>>2424641Yeah around generally touristy areas throughout Japan it's pretty standard ramen, soba, don place, sushi chain, maye some katsu or yakiniku chain. It's gets old real quick, but once off the beaten path there are great European and SE Asia restaurants that break up the monotony
>>2424474Chill out, tomod8. It goes down every night for maintenance. It even states on the website that "business hours" are 4AM-11:30PM Japan time.I know, business hours for a website are fucking retarded, but remember, this is the same country that has business hours on some ATMs.
>>2424522Neck yourself, pedo.
>>2423899>negative pcr test required 72 hours before entryso the test takes 48 hours, so do you get the test taken 5 days before your flight so that the results are withing 72 hours, or do you take the test within 72 hours and hope the results get back to you in time?
How often do you get talked to by females in stores/on the streets in Japan vs SK? Bars and clubs don't count, bar girls are virtually the same game in every country.
>>2424711I'll rope myself with the pantsu of an underage Japanese schoolgirl.
>>2424739I want the aroma to be the last thing I sense and experience.
>>2424522Some anon(s) got arrested in Japan recently for that. I forget the details, but locals won't appreciate you with a school girl.
>>2424753>Some anon(s) got arrested in Japan recently for that.How do you know they were from here? Yeah, it seems like a really bad idea. Those jap kangaroo courts, if the police has it out for you you're finished. 98% conviction rate, IIRC.
>>2424754That's why there's no dudeweed gaijin in Japan. They are all permanently deported or imprisoned.
>>2424697>What is in KyotangoMainly old fishing village and natural scenery, like AmanohashidateBut despite it's part of Kyoto, it still need 2 hours train ride each way, which isn't that much different from the time needed to go to Kanazawa from Kyoto. However main tourist attractions in Kanazawa involve Yokohama, Yokosuka, Kamakura, Hakone, I am not sure day trip from Kyoto is sufficient time for even just one of themAnd of note, I think you can also consider sights like Arashiyama in Kyoto?
>>2423899Has anyone here been to the Kyoto Aquarium or Toba Aquarium? Trying to decide which one to go to.
>>2424763I've been to the Kyoto one before, it's pretty small and le dolphins were closed when I went there. It's not bad per say but I would only go there if you've really exhausted everything.
>>2424765Planning on going to Tokyo and Osaka soon. I've already been to the Osaka Aquarium in the past so I was trying to find something relatively close. I would love to go to the Churaumi one, but its just too far.
>>2424733You don’t actually take the test. Problem solved.
no bidets in ueno parknot daijoubu desu
>>2424755Watched a documentary on nippon prisons, honestly beforehand I thought they would be easymode. Nope. If I was sent in there as a gaijin, I'd probably kill myself shortly after.
>>2424763I was in the kyoto one, and it would be closed in europe because animal cruelty. This poor dude was closed in this minimal space and he didnt even have space to move
>>2424804Yea, I saw some similar complaints on trip advisor about the tanks being too small. I might reconsider going to the kyoto one.
>>2424804Yeah Asians do not have the same fundamental empathy Westerners do. Animals and nature is just toys to them and they don't preserve anything. The Tokyo zoo was fucking brutal during winter in regard to animal abuse. Only the reptiles had it good because they would literally die if the zookeepers didn't keep them toasty.
>>2424735never and i've been here for 6 months.anyway i need to find something to do tomorrow in tokyo after the gym
>>2424613I'm mostly looking for a place to relax and enjoy a hotspring. I originally looked at Beppu, but it looks like the sand bath is closing this month and the rest of the town looks a little more run down? The only thing I want to see / do in Beppu is the hells.Yufuin seems like it might be nicer and I can stop off in Beppu to see a couple of the hells anyway.Does Yufuin have nicer hotsprings and views? If it does, I might go there instead of Beppu.
Going to try the soaplands in Yoshiwara tomorrow, but it's a 30min journey and I don't speak any Japanese (other than the usual greetings/thank yous/etc.), what are my chances? Apparently 'Y-Shirt' is foreigner friendly. It will be my first time and I'm anxious, but I'm thinking of going all out with a threesome. I figure even with a gaijin tax it would be worth it.Any anons have some experience or tips?
>>2424584>>2424587But it literally does not matter. As you say if someone has something genuine to add to a topic or question, they do.the coomposters all replying to each other hasn't and doesn't stop that. Its also already been improving since japan really opened up and more people have done or are about to do trips.
anyone been to a merino? thinking of hitting up the one in shinjuku, not sure if reservations are REQUIRED or if they take walk-ins.
>>2424733>go to urgent care in the US>get tested>get results in an hour
>>2424861Why are the mouths covered?
>>2424896It's their form of identify protection.They either hide the eyes or the mouth/nose in addition to heavy shooping.
Soapland prices in Sapporo seem to be pretty decent compared to Tokyo, although NS/NN isn't as common. Seems like COVID apparently did a number on the soaplands and caused more girls to freelance on dating sites. Might try seeing this girl that has some YouTube videos: https://youtu.be/98zcsUJXBpI>>2424861https://tokyoadultguide.com/threads/the-yoshiwara-soapland-resource-thread.10381/There are some that are more willing to work with people that can't speak much Japanese, but I speak Japanese enough and can't speak from experience.
>>2424896privacymost girls don't want to be doxxedtheir work is secret
>>2424896Cold sores. They tried to lie to me and say it was an aphthous ulcer but I’m a doctor and could tell it was secondary Herpes Simplex.
>>2424526>Not the original anon, but also planning to do the shimanami kaido. If 2 days is better and more pleasant, is there enough there to do 3 days? Fairly in shape but really want to make it a pleasure ride rather than breezing through.>>2424733The second one. Also find somewhere that gets you results faster. if its a business you are paying to do specifically this, that seems slow.
>>2424526>>2424919Kek. Had the greentext there so I could type an answer while continuing to scroll, forgot to actually answer.As you say in another reply, there is like another 100km of side paths, and from what I saw on google maps, a decent amount of little spots one could happily go see. So I'd say 3 days is certainly not a big stretch if you see a few things off the path you want to see.The only big detour I did was to go to my accommodation. Across the island as seen in this pic. Spent several hours wandering around that town in the morning on the second day too, nice little spot. Otherwise I just really took my time at everything i came across along the main path. leisure ride for sure. So if you mainly stick on the path with only small detours and start early you can be quite relaxed with speed and take your time with each sight. If you want more of the off the beaten path items plus wanna really take your time, or sleep in any of the 2/3 days then yeah 3 days isnt crazy at all.Have a good look at accommodation too i suppose, i remember them being oddly placed, and Covid could have killed some. So 2 nights may actually end up funky due to where the places are, and potentially not really worth it.
Is there something going on on the 24th and 25th that I don't know about? Availability of hostels on these dates seems fucked, but I can't figure out why except maybe cherry blossom viewing.
>>2424925You mentioned it. Peak cherry blossom days in Tokyo.I live in Nakameguro and the god damn fucking station is packed to the brim from the first until the last train god fucking damn I just want to go to the office.
>>2424806The jellyfish one was pretty interesting but I still felt bad. But yeah you are right. I love sea stuff and I visited tokyo maxell, kyoto and osaka aquarium and I loved naxell one the most most, it seemed they really cared about animals.>>2424807Yeah. But at least they are not knocking o the glass non stup like fucking dumb westoids
Around 74 percent of Japanese people have continued wearing face masks as usual even after the government eased the COVID-19-related protocol on March 13, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed.In the survey conducted on March 18 and 19, 74 percent of respondents said the “occasions when they wear masks did not decrease” after March 13, while 23 percent said such occasions have “decreased.”The rate of respondents who replied “decreased” was 33 percent among those between 18 and 29 years old. By gender, 29 percent of men and 17 percent of women were wearing masks less often.Of the respondents who have continued wearing masks as usual, 50 percent said the reason was “to prevent infections,” while 21 percent cited “pollen allergies.Fifteen percent said mask wearing has “become a habit,” while 10 percent said they are using the protection “because people around me wear it.”Sixty percent of respondents in their 60s and 60 percent in their 70s and older said they have kept wearing masks to prevent infections.But among the mask wearers in their 30s and younger, only about 30 percent cited COVID-19 prevention as the reason.Twenty-nine percent of those between 18 and 29 and 33 percent of respondents in their 30s listed pollen allergies as the reason for continuing to wear masks.
>>2424861You don't think being able to community properly outside google translate is a important part for that master plan of yours?
Any anons here have studied in Japan with scholarships for college degrees and such?
>>2424919>>2424892you know you would think a place called urgent care could get it done quick but every one of those I've called said it takes a couple of days.
how much do business/cheap hotels run outside of major cities? i plan to be in and around everywhere but i really don't have a sense for how much i'll be spending per night in smaller places
>>2424953>go to any hotel aggregation website>input location>input dateI am not trying to be a smartass.No one knows when and where you're going. "Outside a major city" means fuck all, and prices will vary depending on dates.
>>2424953if you have a vpn and set your location to japan you get cheaper prices sometimes
>>2424956convenient generalization is dead
>>2424959Sure, but instead of generalized anecdotes you have access to precise information instead.
>>2424279I'm really curious about this Italian guy and his ramen shop.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQDtwYVm7Bohttps://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000166297/https://ippachitei.com/
>>2424958really? its that easy?
>>2424962sometimes that is a lot less fun
>>2424963lmao that Italian accented Japanese is hilarious
>>2424966It's usually not much less ($20—$30/night for a normal hotel or ryokan) but it can add up
is today (March 21st) a proper holiday in japan, with no school and most people off work?sick of these massive crowds lately
>>2423952bumpCurious to hear bc there's all this stuff about Japan's ageing population etc
The ryokan I’m going to in May sent me and email saying the following. Wtf does this meanThank you very much for your reservation at the hotel this time.This is a guide to national travel support after April 1.This email is sent to all customers who have made a reservation from the official website.We are also sending it to customers who do not plan to use the national travel support, but please forgive us.Direct reservations to accommodation facilities and reservations from the official website will be applied until March 31 (Friday), and will not be eligible for discounts after staying on April 1 (Saturday).If you wish to use it, please make a reservation again from the target travel site or travel agency after Friday, March 24.Some businesses have already reached the upper limit as of March, so please contact each travel agency for the sales status.
can anyone recommend some lively areas of outer Tokyo to visit?spent the day in Kitazawa-Azumidori and Shimokitazawa today and it was perfect
>>2424970Italians who speak Japanese usually don't have that heavy of an accent. HIs is the heaviest I've ever heard.
>>2424984Ignore it.There's a national domestic travel reimbursement happening post covid.If I remember correctly, participating establishments is essentially 50% off (50% covered by the government up to a certain limit), only for qualified individuals, I think only those with MyNumber cards.
>>2424976yes, 21st is a public holidaythe crowds earlier today (20th) were most likely as a lot of people take the extra day for a longer weekendif you go outside the usual tourist areas it wont be any busier than usual but the 5 streets everyone visits will be rammed - use it as an opportunity to branch out of the guide book anon
>>2424989>going to shibuya tomorrowaw shit i wish i knew about thisAnyway I just stick my plastic bento in the burnable trash right? Hotel room only has the two trashcans (burnable and non burnable)
>>2424287how much did you spend? did you go all the way?
>>2424988So my reservation is still good right? Not canceled? Also, can I get a MyNumber card to rebook at this place and others?
>>2425001MyNumber is for residents
>>2425018Fuggggg. Hopefully this means more JKs will be there so I can get good pic and cunny
So, has anyone - who doesn't need to work - tried staying in Japan semi-permanently via visa runs? Has anyone ever been denied entry when coming back?
>>2425037visa runs are retarded and you're stupid for thinking they won't catch you
How retarded am I visiting in August, anyone been around then? I’m from a place that’s hotter & more humid than Japan anyway, but I’ll also be walking around and outdoors way more by virtue of being on vacation so
>>2425060I went in August a few years ago. I'm from a place that's hotter but less humid and besides sweating a bit more than normal it was bearable.
>>2425038Kek I literally just got another 3 months after going to Korea for 1 night, and my previous 3 months were completely used up
>>2425065Thanks anon, figured it will be fine but seeing all the “DO NOT GO TO JAPAN IN SUMMER YOU WILL DIE” in travel guides made me lolonly time of year I can go anyway besides December, and I’d prefer heat to cold and snow
>>2424807That feels really strange considering how they see a deity in every living or non-living thing. If anything, that should be westerners that would lack fundamental empathy regarding animals, not the reverse. And yet here we are.
>>2425091This is just a religous thing which 99% of people don't follow or care for, it's like the golden rule in the west
I’m visiting Japan for the first time in June 17th to the 7th of July. My brother lives in Osaka and so will be with there for a week visiting the surrounding areas also, after that I’ll head to Tokyo solo and visit surrounding areas. For the last week I’m unsure as to where to go? Does anyone have any suggestions for the third week? Are the Rail passes I can buy worth the money also? Are they as good as they seem? Can use them to go anywhere on the train without bullshit restrictions and conditions? I would assume that travel within Tokyo might be paid separately but for everywhere else I should be covered right?
anyone stayed in a hostel? are personal items pretty secure? i'm not worried about japanese thieves moreso about other travelers
>>2425104How many times are you going to post this? If your brother lives in Japan, can he not recommend stuff?
>>2425111Just want advice from as many people as possible is all
>>2425104>Are the Rail passes I can buy worth the money also?https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/
>>2425060Done summer a few times, it's not that bad just reminds me of normal US weather in summer but a bit more humidity.
Where should I go for spring next year? I've seen anything in and around Tokyo. Been several times to Osaka and Kyoto. Also went to Nara, Nakano, Matsumoto, Hakone, Izu, Akita. So next time I may explore Sapporo and Hokkaido but I'm not sure if it's worth staying for 3 weeks just there. Other option is Fukuoka and surrounding. Kyushu island. Also Okinawa looks kinda cool.
how hard is it to get a job as a programmer in japan? I can speak almost fluent japanese, I'd need to practice my keigo. any anons with this type of experience?
>>2425141I've got 5 years of experience by the way
>>2425137Sapporo is expensive to get around with, not sure your level of Japanese as some places get very not English up there. 3 Weeks of travel is going to need a full JR pass to do right or get familiar with Willer and JR bus deals. Spring can still be cold.For goldenweek+spring I like the Gifu area of Japan and Nagano, still a fair about of snow if you look for it but still enough in the valleys to do things.>>2425141Depends where you are from and what degree you have. If from the USA it's far easier, if EU look up the working holiday visa program. You'll for sure need a decent resume and work EXP at this point as Japan is trying to hire their larger amount of unemployed people atm. I'm in IT side of things and without going through something like a contract with the US military or big name company like Dell/HP, not getting in.
>>2425148I'm from Lithuania, have been a php developer for 5 yearsCan you buy a one way trip ticket and then buy the return ticket back later?is it possible to rent an apartment for 3 months?I could basically work remote from Japan, any suggestions about that? should I just like travel from one small town to another and stay in ryokans? do they have good internet?
>>2425150LOL one of my friends actually has an IT job from lithuania there currently.>Can you buy a one way trip ticket and then buy the return ticket back later?Currently with the covid shit no, you need a exit ticket. Once they drop the Covid stuff on may 8th shit might change but 1 way tickets are often a red flag. On a tourist visa you aren't "legally" suppose to look for work or apply for work.>is it possible to rent an apartment for 3 months?Yes Gaijinpot or Airbnb.It's entirely possible to work remote in Japan just don't tell anyone you are doing so. Internet is fine cell data is cheap but most every place has stupidly good internet.Your country has a Working Holiday Visa program which allows you to live and work there, looking for further employment as well.https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/w_holiday/index.html
>>2424269I ordered 50g of phenibut faa after reading this. It's here tomorrow. Really hope it'll work because I have a court session on Wednesday and I'm sick of being nervous all the time.
>>2425151>LOL one of my friends actually has an IT job from lithuania there currently.Could I get his contacts? it would be really helpful. Does he have a discord?Thanks for the info, anonI currently earn 1900 euros per month(after taxes) and save around 1500 per monthI probably would make twice as much in a japanese company.I was thinking about making a linkedin and trying to get contacted by one.I looked up on airbnb and a lot of them cost 50 euros per day at minimum, which is a lot for me
>>2424269I take it Phenibut is okay to bring thru customs? I just worry with how restrictive Japan’s drug shit is if I bring a big ol thing of it all written in English that customs won’t give a shit and just assume white powder = illegal drugs
>>2425153Doubt he would want stuff shared on 4chan, but I've known him for about 5-6 years. I can ask him when he wakes up if there is a way to reach out. I tend to hang out in this general>I probably would make twice as much in a japanese company.Maybe he doesn't make all that much over you, but hey dunno what companies or languages you know in terms of programming. >I was thinking about making a linkedin and trying to get contacted by one.This along with looking into the Working Holiday Visa Program>I looked up on airbnb and a lot of them cost 50 euros per day at minimum, which is a lot for meUse Gajinpot, there are guest houses there which can be a room+internet+utilities for pretty cheaphttps://apartments.gaijinpot.com/en/short-term/listing
>>2424850I'd say Yufuin is definitely better for relaxing in a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of a city. There are a good number of hot springs to choose from, but many of them close somewhat early - 7 or 8 pm - so just check operating hours beforehand. If you're staying at a ryokan with an onsen, though, that won't be an issue.
>>2425158thanks man, I will look for your reply the next daythanks for the info
is packing light and doing laundry a few times the best approach? Going for 3.5 weeks and hoping to just go with one suitcase. Are laundry machines in Western-style / business hotels common or would I have to find places on the street?
>>2425164I generally do 5-6 pairs of clothes, pretty much every hotel has a washing machine/dryer combo. You don't have to book anything fancy just look for them, often they are on the top floor or middle floor. Expect to spend somewhere between 3-5 dollars or 3-500 yen for a full cycle of wash+dry+soap. I did 2.5 months right after Japan reopened, and just did laundry every 5th day, going back for 3 weeks here and doing about the same shit.Biggest issue with washing machines is the detergent often sucks so look around for a Lawsons 100 or Don Q for some decent soap+fabric softener or whatever.Virtually all APA's have washers and dryers, same with mystays and hostels practically always have them. Ryokans/traditional style inns are where they tend to be less common.
First time traveler except Mexico (because I practically live there) 6'2" broad shouldered fit white guy with long hair who is not retarded and loves the outdoors. Wanting to spend a few weeks in japan in the end of june or July with a budget of like $2k outside of airfare and a jr pass, not really wanting to go get shit faced or hook up every night but I'm afraid I'll get bored walking around cities after a while. Any suggestions or should I just go to europe or something?
>>2425169Japan is perfectly fine as a novice traveler. I can't think of any destination more entry-level than Japan. You'll be fine with that budget as well.
>>2424563Kanazawa was unexpectedly one of my favorite places when I was in Japan in February. But that might have just been because it doesn't snow in my country and I was hyped on the novelty pic related
Do you use JR lines for traveling within a city? Im going to Sapporo and going to be next to Naebo station, could I use that to get to Sapporo station?
>>2425173As long as the rail line is a JR line, why would you not use the JR pass for the local city line.If the local city line is not JR don't use it. Naebo is a JR station so you could use your pass to get there. Why you would take the train for literally walking distance is a bit silly though as you would probably spend as much time waiting for the train as simply walking to Sapporo main station.
>>2425171snow is a noveltylive somewhere with it on the regular and that shit gets old fasthave to constantly wear an extra layer, going on walking is more annoying, trains/busses can stop if it gets bad, if you don't have central heating you can wake up ice cold in the morning, falling on your ass from black ice, etc etcI canny wait to move somewhere in southern japan that only gets snow a couple times a yearhook me up with the warmth and beaches and sunlight
Did experiences at Japanese bars / izakayas make anyone else hate bars in the West lolLike even as a gaijin who barely spoke any Japanese I constantly had people chatting me up or saying things to me and just generally being friendly, whereas in the US I feel like so often talking to anyone outside of your group at a bar is seen as freak behavior, and even worse if you’re just alone trying to have a chat or whateverWeird that Japan is generally such a reserved country whereas the US isn’t, but their bar cultures are basically both the opposite of that in my experience
>>2425183Maybe you're just a timid weeaboo weirdo. I get talked to in bars all the time in the US
>>2425186>I chatted up a ton of people in both cultures and here is my observation on them>you must be a timid weeaboo weirdo for talking to people ??? reading comprehension anon, what does people sperging out for someone they don’t know talking to them have to do with me being a “timid weeaboo weirdo”
>>2425152>Really hope it'll work because I have a court session on WednesdayW-what for anon?
>>2425214Shitposted just a little too hard
>>2425153>I looked up on airbnb and a lot of them cost 50 euros per day at minimum, which is a lot for meNigga you shouldn't be traveling then. I can't think of a place where any decent accommodations would cost less than that.
>>2425183I'm the exact opposite, after a dozen or so times in Japan I actually like US bar scene's far better.>no dealing the same 20 questions again>some sport on that isn't baseball again>don't have to feel like I am in an interview when talking about what I do for work>No I don't want to move to Japan x100>actual humor>don't have to explain every US decision regarding what Ken-sama saw on TV that day>don't have to explain to other trourists or bro-grammers how to get into techOnly thing I like about Japanese bars is they won't cut you off as fast as some US places.
>spending the legal maximum 90 days in Japan18k USD should be enough right?
Have any of you ever gone to a gaitomo party?if yes how was it
>>2425220It's 180 for US citizens, 2x90 day visa's and yes that's stupidly overkill, 6k would be living very very comfortably unless you are unironically a super fatass.
>>2425221Can't imagine them having gotten any better in the last couple years.
>>2425227So they are not good
>>2425226Okay that’s conflicting with everything I’m reading on the consulate website. Is 180 days with a visa run? Because the cost of that isn’t worth me not just applying for the extended tourist visa before I leave. I have a Jap embassy near me.
>>2425234You get a 90 Day visa stamp by default, so you can without filing any extra paperwork stay 90 days in one go. Pre-covid you essentially could just do it there fairly easily as long as you proved you had funds+return ticket.You have the option to ask for an extension to do a full 180 day run.Most people will fly to Korea for a few days and come back getting a new 90 day stamp, as korea is close and cheap as fuck to fly/stay at. With 18k you could easily do 1 90 day run on that visa, fly to korea for like 200 bucks depending, and then spend a week there dicking around before flying back into Japan for another 90 days
>>2425237I’m not the guy you were talking to. I’m trying to digital nomad out of Osaka long somewhat long term (5 months of the year) where I’d have an apartment etc. rather not waste money on accommodation and flight in korea when I can just fill out some stuff before I go.
>>2425239Then you're going to need to go through the consulate and get a visa override if you don't want to hop to Korea or neighboring country to do a quick and easy reset of your clock. 5 months in Osaka to DN seems kinda rough though, I'd split it up between 2 areas but that's just me.
>>2425157I don't know. I'll have to look into it. If you have to smuggle them in, I would put the phenibut in white capsules and put it in a container for vitamins that are also in white capsules. Just pretend you're taking vitamins with you.
>>2425241>5 months in Osaka to DN seems kinda rough thoughWhy?
>>2425157This site says phenibut is legal in Japan.https://www.nootropicsadvisor.com/nootropics-japanYou have to scroll 2/3 down the very long page though. I'd search for the string "Is Phenibut Legal" to jump straight to the relevant part.
>>2425244IJust limiting yourself to one area of Japan seems kinda wasteful, like if you enjoy that area and really want to go there great but 3 months to see Osaka is more than enough time. Osaka is a good hub to get around a few places but don't you think you'd like to see other places? I get moving around as a DN can be a bit of a pain but it's not THAT painful.
>>2425246My goal is to immerse myself in the language to hopefully hit N1 by 2025 and get drunk in front of the konbini. Not really there to sight see. Fukuoka looks a bit cheaper but not as populous. Sapporo seems expensive as shit for some reason.
>>2425246>>2425244Being a digital nomad kind of sucks because you don't have time to settle down and form a friend group/start a relationship. Spending six months in Osaka is exactly what I'd do.
>>2425249I mean yeah Osaka is cheap but lol, what is "get drunk in front of the kobini" mean? If that's your only goal just go live in Kanagawa, good luck tho anon. Keep in mind there is some wonky shit with the language in Kansai due to cultural influences.
>>2425251I actually lived in Japan for about 18 months in the way back when and my best memories were just smashing chu-hi in front of family mart and bullshitting with random ass people.
>>2425250I am a digital nomad but I keep moving around, the absolute max time I want to stay in a single hotel or town is about 2 weeks. After that I need to take a train or something to change scenery or locations. Dunno before being full DN I was required to travel a bunch with my job so maybe that's why it doesn't bother me all that much. In December I did a full month in Tokyo and simply hated it because it just seemed harder and harder to keep putting myself out there day-to-day for something new.>>2425254What I meant was what does "the konbini" mean, there are more than one. The way you said it made no sense.
>>2425256>what does "the konbini" meanWhatever one I end up in front of after I down a couple bombers of Asahi at the Izakaya. I get there’s a bajillion of them.
>>2425256That sounds fucking exhausting, I did it for about 3 months and even a month in one place was not enough. Don't you get lonely?
>>2425256>it just seemed harder and harder to keep putting myself out there day-to-day for something new.Yeah because you know literally none of your human interactions will matter, you'll be gone in two weeks anyway
>>2425261I like being alone. Dating apps scratch the itch when I get the urge for human interaction.
>>2425261>Don't you get lonely?Nope, actually I find if I stick in one place too long I get more lonely. Before I plan out my next DN adventures I make sure I have some loose itinerary. Helps me put into perspective to value my time and make the most out of each situation as I don't think "ehh I'll just do that later". Generally will add people onto my facebook to let them know when I am back in town or just keep in contact with.Right now doing a trip to Japan in April, going from Osaka->Sapporo hopping main cities again and doing some events with friends I've kept in touch with online and what not. Then I fly to Korea for a bit, followed by spending summer in europe.
>>2425265I don't know, the combo of holding down a job, having to keep moving around constantly, never being settled in my accommodations, and not having any friends made me burn out doing the whole DN thing. I decided if I ever do it again, I'd commit to at least three months in one place. >Dating apps scratch the itch when I get the urge for human interaction.I was always on Tinder too, it did NOT help. If anything it burned me out, having to open new convos with girls all the time, getting ghosted, getting flaked on, having a date and it going nowhere, etc.
>>2425269>not having any friends made me burn out doing the whole DN thing Dunno >>2425265Anon is a different person but I have 0 issues making friends, it's not like I can't say I'll see them in a few months. Hell some of my friends in Takayama I told them back in december during my last visit I was going to see them for golden week and we are making plans for that. Maybe it's because I am a big extrovert but I have very little issue in the way of striking up a conversation and sharing contact info with people to see them later.>the combo of holding down a job, having to keep moving around constantly, never being settled in my accommodations,My job pre-covid and before I just went full DN had me traveling around North America roughly 80% of my job, so it just is something I got use to.If I am at an airport often I'll look a few things up, plan my itinerary out, and then sleep on it to make sure it's something I want to do. When you build yourself out a loose schedule or itinerary it makes a lot of sense to keep moving. Like I want to go to an anime event in May for Japan but also something in Korea, and meet up with my friends in Scandinavia for some summer events after. For me staying in 1 place for 3 months wouldn't make that possible, besides with limited number of days on your visa I'd rather do 1.5 months in Japan, cycle off, come back when time has changed, see something new in the mean time.
>>2425269Meh, I don’t sleep around. If a cute girl lets me take her on a date every now and again that’s good enough for me. I did the manslut thing a long time ago, rather over it.
I'm going to japan with my parents next year. What should I expect? Where's the best place to go?
>>2424940Hardly surprising. I mean, I continue as well. Pulled down outside, mouth only inside, full in some specific stores, like bakeries with stuff in the open.Yes, if I see you without a mask, I judge you. Especially you, i.e. obvious Amerifats.
>>2425106Take a basic combination lock that high schoolers use, there are usually lockers that fit those, or they have their own keyed lcockers they'll assign you. In rare cases there are no lockers you should be prepared to take your valuables along in a day pack. Don't fall for any memes because you only have to be wrong once.
>>2425284>Yes, if I see you without a mask, I judge you.people see me as a confident, handsome ikemen (unvaxxed) who's not afraid of a cough.yesterday a woman said i looked like Rick Neven from Top Gun because I was exuding chad energy with my sunglasses on and my smile showing.meanwhile, i imagine you as a cowering, chinless dweeb who's afraid to show people his ugly face.being "judged" negatively by you would be an honour.
Is it possible to go about yourself in japan without getting mugged/robbed/scammed etc?
>>2425308yeah just avoid the negros
>>2425284Who cares if some faggot judges me lol
>>2425312so where would i go with elders?
>>2425319Fair. Just like I won’t care when some person of color and/or mental illness stabs you back in America. It is what it is.
>>2425322Anon, black is not a color. So I would prefer you use the term "person of shade", okay?
>>2425322wearing a mask = mental illness lmao
>>2425166My hotel does have a washer /drier combo, but I'm worried about just how creased my clothes are going to turn out.
>>2425333I dunno bro, everytime I used a drier in Japan, they came out pretty much perfect.
So where should i go with my parents then?
>>2425295thanks anon, any brands you would recommend for keypad locks? i'm planning on buying a ton of weeb shit in tokyo
>>2425333Okay just take a hot shower and leave the clothes hanging with the steam to fix em.
>>2425218>bars cut you offwtf I have never seen this happen
>>2425337I tried this and my wool clothes smelt like shit after.
>>2425344See it in quite a few places, a bar near me won't sell over six drinks to a single person
You could legit crowd surf in any tourist spot today.
>>2425346now that I think about it there was a bar in my hometown that wouldn't sell a full pitcher to one person, do you'd have to ask for a pitcher with 2 cups, but so long as you did that you could order as many as you wanted.I guess leafland is just easier for drunkards
I didn't know there were still places that didn't have IC for trains available but I managed to end up in one. There's no ticket counter or dispenser either so I'm not entirely sure how I'm getting back.
>>2425333Get a clothes steamer. They're small, relatively inexpensive, and can smooth out wrinkles quickly. They're much easier to use than irons too.In Japanese, search for: 衣類スチーマー
>>2425369Typically, there are machines on the trains that dispense numbered tickets. You can match the number of your ticket with the number on the screen at the front of the train to see how much you need to pay. Either that, or just tell the driver/station attendant what station you got on at. They'll tell you how much you need to pay when you get off.
lads, Shikoku is beautiful. why did nobody tell me about this before
>>2425371How do people not know about this in 2023?
>>2425376I've never been there. How did you travel to Shikoku?
>>2425378you can easily fly to a major city there and then rent a car to get around
>>2425169This is me, but I have short hair and I am retarded. Budget is not a concern, though you will need extra for accommodation I assume. I'm currently halfway through a 3 week trip and I'm doing fine. I'm solo and not a drinker (I grab a highball / strong zero to take the edge off my autism now and again).
>>2425376I did tell you back in 2015, when I travelled there.
>>2425284Yes, if I see you with a mask, I judge you. Especially you, obvious science cuck soon to be stroke/heart attack victim, bootlicker.
>>2425376Yeah but have you done the pilgrimage?
>>2424311We compare katanas and waifu dakimuras and walk around shouting "fucking normies, reeeeeee!"
>>2425391no, seemed like a meme idea and there are better places to see around there.
>>2424364What are you interested in? Tokyo will be hot as hell in July, by the way. Bring plenty of undershirts and deoderant.
>>2425335a sex club
What Sakura spots are already good in Tokyo right now? Heard naka meguro isn't peak yet
>>2425401I've been to Ueno, nakameguro and Shinjuku Gyoen 20th and 21st and none are quite there yet. Some are in full bloom, but lots of trees are bare or midway. Weather is supposed to be shit for peak viewing dates though.
>>2425418>Weather is supposed to be shit for peak viewing dates though.Good.>broke up with gf>no one to go Hanami with>live right by Nakameguro>just going through my daily life>hundreds of couples on their さんぽ having a good time, some even wearing their KimonoFuck everyone. I will fucking bomb Nakameguro tonight.
>>2424939Maxwell was not on my radar, but the reviews look really good and so do online pics. Thanks I'll probably go there instead of Kyoto
>>2425420two nukes just wasn’t enough 3bqh
>>2425420just get a new gf dude
Are you supposed to greet staff at the cashier when you buy something in stores? I’ve usually been greeting them but it feels like japanese customers don’t really do that.
>>2425431>staff greeting :^|>staff greeting, JAPAN :^OAre you seriously asking this question? No one cares. Not in Japan, not anywhere else.It's all up to you. I personally tend to greet back and smile just because fuck working retail, and usually it's younger teens on their first part time job or senior citizens with nowhere else to go, so just try give them a reason to feel nice while they're restocking shelves or manning the tills.
>>2425432>senior citizens with nowhere else to goI feel like Japan uses this in lieu of welfare. Like at the airport where you come in, there are like 20 people to tell you "QR, QR". Doing the job of a sign. Whatever keeps em busy.
whats the best travel card to use if im staying for 1yr+? i read wise is good
>>2425434Was in Tokyo Tower today and it's someone's job to direct you into the lift, and another person's job to stand in the elevator and push a button to take you down/up. Fuck me I'd be suicidal and dive off the tower if that was me.
How to easily sex JKs?(Do most of them speak english now?)
>>2425437I was there too man. I actually thought the same thing. They rattle off some big speech in Japanese for all the foreigners too and then bow. Better than Korea, they got their old people working construction and other tough blue collar jobs because the young crowd is too good for that.
>in the middle of tokyo nightlife>dont drink>not really sure how clubs and music venues work and even still i'd probably just hang out there silentlyI'm not sure what my plan was
>>2423899which Disney park do you suggest to go to between World and Sea? which is the quickest to see in a day?
>>2423908I like trains and don't care about anime or women above the age of 12.
>>2425455So you agree him him? What are you trying to say?
>>2425445Same, I just walk around and peak into places wondering what it's like to be a real person like everyone inside.
>>2425456What part of that post is agreeing.
>>2425104So you'll be landing at Osaka/KIX airport and leaving from tokyo? or leaving from Osaka too? Big factor in whether a JR pass will be worth it I'd say. The JR pass is only worth it to cover a couple/several shinkansen trips in the space of a week or two, plus some smaller travel. If you only do 1 shinkansen and regular city travel/small day trips its not guaranteed to be worth it. It may pay to do the random place/week after osaka and then tokyo as the final week if leaving from tokyo, so as to potentially fit a large amount of shinkansen travel into a 1 week pass if you play it right.There are some restrictions. Its only for lines run by the JR company. In cities and on some day trip destinations, some of the lines are run by other companies. eg half of tokyos lines are not JR, though JR will get you most places if taking slightly longer sometimes.The fastest express shinkansen cant be used (not a big deal).For the third week, Sendai can provide a nice couple of days, matsushima, yamadera, Mt ZaoCould do 2 days in Hiroshima too, before heading north to tokyo. Some of the recommendation is based on where you fly out of i'd say.
Anyone been urban fishing? recommendations?
>>2425438shut the fuck up pedophile
>>2424926>tfw heading to Tokyo on the 25thOh bollocks
>>2425438JKs are hags, get some taste.
>>2425457made small talk with the middle aged yakiniku restaurant employee who was sympathetic to my inability to use chopsticks, its something I guess
>>2425462First post is about impregnating, your post is about 12 year old damsels.
>>2425164I honestly don't know how their washing machine werk. Every one of them i stumbled onto was using fucking cold water, alongside powder detergent and shit. What is this, the 70's? The result was terrible. I'll bring more clothes next time.
>>2425482>I can't read the buttons>therefore this washing machine is le badGod damn you are a fucking retard.
Anyone in ikebukuro and want to hang out?
>>2425483he's not wrong. they do use cold water, which makes them pretty ineffective in my experience.
Where can I see Taiko drumming?
>>2425489in summer late at night you can hear high school girls drumming away at festivals. But all summer festivals have been canceled for the past three years because of corona. Some higher end hotels and restaurants will have taiko performances, though. >>2425448DisneyLand is exactly the same as the one in the US, except it has Beauty and the Beast and Pooh's Honey Hunt. DisneySea has the old Tower of Terror, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Indiana Jones, and a Toy Story ride/shooting gallery. Personally I say skip them both unless you're taking a high school girl out on a date. >>2425431Only if it's a cute girl. >>2425401go to Yasukuni jinja and look at all the seething Chinese and Koreans. "Nooooo! You can't go to that shrine it celebrating war criiiiiiiimes!"
Why do JCs start giggling almost everytime I walk by them? Its because they like me right?
>>2425270I'm a DN mostly for financial and job reasons. My job requires me to travel quite a bit and with a shoebox apartment costing $1800 in any decent city in the US just posting up overseas for 3 months actually saves me money even when you factor in airfare. not only that, i can live like a baller in Japan compared to the US for the same money. god bless the Yen being in the toilet. i'm sure i could find some midwest shit hole town to live in and save cash but fuck that.
>>2425493Yes. I had that happen to me and she let me grope and kiss her. Best experience I ever had. Still think about it sometimes when I fap
>>2425491>But all summer festivals have been canceled for the past three years because of corona.poor kids
>>2425491>But all summer festivals have been canceled for the past three years because of coronalast year was already reasonably normal everywhere except Tokyo, and this year is on track to be fully normal countrywide. so summer's looking promising
am i being trolled or did they just spawn in a ton of chinese people here this week
Is Nintendo World in Osaka worth it? I’d like to do it but idk if its worth burning half a day / more just for like the two or three rides it has.
>>2425539It's really not. I was very disappointed in it. Not only do you need to get your timed entry ticket, you'll need to fork out an additional 4k yen for a "power band" so that you can interact with the attractions. Plus it gets fucking packed in there. I went on February 14th and the whole park was packed goddamn.
When is everything going to be like 2019 Japan again bros? these people are still paranoid about the virus and masks. I miss interacting with random people around towns and im going back this summer. Im worried
>>2425541Thanks anon, yeah between the exorbitant cost, long ass waits and the fact that there’s only like 3 lines makes it hard to justify, as much as I’d like to be able to say I did it I imagine we could do more in Osaka instead and have a way better time.On that note, open to any suggestions for areas / neighborhoods to check out while there, in Osaka for three days.
>>2425542Japanese people have always worn masks way more than anywhere else, obviously not to COVID levels like now but it’s not totally new. That said it’s more a winter thing than summer.Also worth noting Japan is a weird confluence of high COVID-awareness (hence masks being so universal there) but also high vaccine hesitancy, which I imagine leads to the first point — people are scared of COVID but not enough to get vaxxed, hence masks. Whereas where I am in the US, a decent chunk of people are vaxxed and thus don’t bother with masks, since transmission is a bit less likely and symptoms are reduced even if you do still get it.It won’t be at 2019 levels by the time you go, but mask req being dropped + rest of them likely being dropped May 8th + summer being hot as fuck such that a mask on your face is annoying AF probably will result in less masks than there are now
>>2425555adding on to anon, also keep in mind Japan is very much a “hivemind” culture, even if plenty of people don’t give a shit about masks / want to take them off, they’d rather fall in line and keep wearing them than take them off and risk being judged or whatever. Which is why the government keeps trying to emphasize they aren’t required anymore, basically giving them permission from daddy to take them off
>>2425542Japan will NEVER be like pre meme virus Japan ever again.I really pity people that didn't visit/study/live in Japan before corona. They will never know how good it was.It's fucking over
>>2425557>implying Japan was ever good
>>2425541>you'll need to fork out an additional 4k yen for a "power band" so that you can interact with the attractionsthis is the real grift, because you either fork over the money and waste even more time queuing for the barely worthwhile “interactions” it facilitates like punching a pow block, or you don’t and miss out on like half the park even if its barely worthwhile. At that point all there’s left to do is wait 60+ mins for two rides, or wait even longer for the Mario cafe.Just explore Osaka instead and do Nintendo World in Cali or Florida.
>>2425555>high vaccine hesistancyThis is complete bull at this point. They had one of the highest uptake for Covid vaccines and are already on their third booster now, well ahead of most Western countries.
>booked cheap hostel in Sapporo for may>right down town in a great spot>it closed down recently>reservation cancelledMOTHER FUCKER
>>2425571interesting, hadn’t checked in awhile but you’re right.Then its >>2425556 at this point, hopefully the gov’t dropping all the requirements will help alleviate that
They should just ban the word mask
>>2425556>Which is why the government keeps trying to emphasize they aren’t required anymoreIs this even true? Gov probably doesn't say shit because they know that the hivemind will continue using it by their own and if that saves one single boomer in Japan then it's fine for them.
>>2425617>They should just ban masksFTFYA two weeks ban on masks in public would reset the Japanese society to 2019 levels.
>>2423899Going to Japan on the 10th of April for the first time. Spending 2 weeks there. 1 week in Tokyo and 1 week in Osaka/Kyoto. One of the main things I'm worried about is restaurants. I know about the "Sumimasen!" thing when trying to get someone's attention to be served. Is there anything else I need to know? I have a nut allergy, how do I tell them? Just say "nattsu arerugi nan desu" when ordering?
>>2425644>I have a nut allergy, how do I tell them?Peanut oil is huge in Japan, enjoy eating 711 meals daily
>>2425644>Nut allergyJust stop being a pussy and eat some nuts. Food allergies aren’t real. Better yet kys for being such a faggot
>>2425647>enjoy eating 711 meals dailySurely some food doesn't have nuts or peanut oil? If I have to eat 711 meals daily I don't care. As long as I'm doing it in Japan>>2425648No need to be rude homie.
>>2425649A lot of shit is all cooked on the same grill just like everywhere, so if you have a peanut allergy Asia is heavily weighed against you at the start. Maybe use some places with the computer ordering up front to specify no peanuts as well, like yoshinoya has mobile tablets at each table you can just tap as you're method of ordering. It's very easy to specify everything as it has multi language support.Like what level of allergy are we talking here? Like you will go into shock or "oh no my throat gets scratchy!"
>upgraded seat next to mine got reserved PLEASE LET IT BE A JAPANESE OLBy the way what the fuck do you do for more then ten hours in a plane? Aside from trying to catch some Zzz's and downloading half of nextflix. How do I survive?
>>2425654Get comfortableSet your clock up to adjust your sleep schedule to japan timeEnjoy the inflight meal if any(thanks zipair y-you too)Pretty much it.
>>2425653Reddit seems to think it's fine /r/JapanTravel/comments/60sw7y/travelling_in_japan_with_a_severe_food_allergy_to/ >like yoshinoya has mobile tablets at each table you can just tap as you're method of ordering. It's very easy to specify everything as it has multi language support.Cool, maybe it will be lots of yoshinoya daily lol>Like you will go into shock or "oh no my throat gets scratchy!"It closes up pretty horribly if I eat nuts so meh. I guess I'll do a bit of research and make some form of allergy card
>>2425657You'll probably be fine at main chains which is probably what a bunch of reddit eats at anyways. Straight up sushi places will be fine if it's just rice and fishSame with BBQ/Steak places like Yakinikuraiku or ikunari steak will be fineYou just need to look out for shit where they are serving chinese food/korean food along side traditional Japanese food. That's generally where you're going to run into cross contamination with these sorts of things. Again it depends how allergic you are to where you need a shot to live because you had one peanute shell in your bowl or not. I'd just rather not recommend something that gets you killed, you should have time to get some medication and would do so. As long as you have a proper doctors note and keep it in your bag, you should be okay as it is something needed and this isn't exactly unheard of. 99% chance no one cares but if you can get a doctors note it will clear up ANY confusion right there.
Is it possible to jack off in a capsule hotel? Will anyone hear me fapping? Also can I play porn on my phone or will people hear that too?
>>2425670Depends which one, the ones by airports you'll hear countless japanese business men whacking it and puking at night. Never again 9hours. Never again.
>>2425659Thanks mate that's good info and I'll try keep away from chinese/korean food places.
>>2425641How would they ban masks on a vietnamese scribbles website dumb retard
>>2425671I did want to try a capsule hotel but then I think that they're basically wank-boxes for bored middle-aged men puts me off.
>>2425680Did one for three nights in ueno and it was full of Arabs and blacks. The washroom smelled like cat piss and there was someone talking on the phone every night. Forget about using the laundry in a building with a few hundred people staying there as well. Felt more like a prison or a barracks than a hotel.
>>2425680>>2425692You guys are scaring me. I’ve booked 2 capsule hotels but the reviews were good and they look nice enough. I should be fine right?
>>2425695They are generally fine but you're going to hear a lot of "bumps" in the nights. Bring some ear plugs or wear some headphones to sleep IMO.
>>2425698definitely need earplugs. Also don't shine a blacklight on any surface.
>>2425695I didn't like the communal bathing, which I hadn't done since I was a kid. if you can get over that it'll probably be fine.
>>2425695The one capsule hotel I did in japan was AMAZING. Every capsule hotel has been shit since then. Unfortunately it closed because of covid. But it helped me learn to ALWAYS read the negative reviews after I went to another hostel that had amazing reviews. The positive reviews are worthless. Negative reviews always have some truth to them.
>>2425557>>2425542How are people wearing some fucking masks ruining japan. Please explain
>>2425733It just goes to show how badly western influence has corrupted a perfect country. It's lost all soul.
>>2425735Literally the most retarded take. They literally had the masks before the US
>>2425733Interrupts social interaction, seeing facial expressions is a big part in communicating.
>>2425736Japan never wore masks idiot, only ugly koreans and chinese did.
>>2425733>>2425737And what that anon says is only the direct effect of the mask. Let alone the continued hysteria/fear it fuels which amplifies the social disruption.If it was just "alright im wearing a mask, thats all i can do, time to live my life otherwise normal" it would still be a bad thing, but at least mostly good. but its "im gonna wear this mask and also still not go out places and not talk to people because ill die if i do".
Things you barely ever see in anime>Earthquakes>Masks
>>2425743Do something about it pussy
>>2425745>Anime>Grown men who still watch childrens cartoonsYou need to go back.
>>2425751Back to Japan? Because grown ass men and women there still watch that shit. Not that I do but I’m just saying
>>2425745>>Earthquakeswell i barely see them here too
>>2425733before covid it was a lot easier to meet random strangers and strike up conversations outdoors and in restaurants. After covid, and mostly because of masks, no one wants to meet strangers anymore. The dating scene in Japan has also taken a nose dive because of it.
>don't book for Kawaguchiko yesterday because the weather will be mostly cloudy today and Fuji will probably be hiding all day>weather ends up being perfectFuck this gay earth, I have to leave tomorrow as well.
>>2425670Are you the same degenerate that asked about fapping on your flight a couple threads back? Anyways, you wouldn’t be the first or the last to beat your hog in a capsule hotel. Go to town.
>>2425641nothing says freedom but the government telling you what to do lmao
>>2425735>Western influence>despite that no one in the West wears masks since like two years ago>on a country that has worn masks for flu season since fucking forever
>>2425743t. never been to JapanI fucking WISH more people were staying home because fucking EVERYTHING is still overstuffed with people
>>2425842it was comfortable in 2021/2022. now it's mostly the assorted chinks, koreans, and other random asians that make every place so uncomfortably crowded.
>>2425654I watched some anime during my flight from SFO to NRT. The economy seats were uncomfortable as hell, so I couldn't sleep as much as I could.
Any good weather site for japan? JMA's is, as per niponese internet stuck in the 90's, a complete unusable clusterfuck
Any of you gotten the Klook Pass before for Tokyo? Wondering if it's actually worth it, especially if im going to Disneysea
>can BUY an apartment in Tokyo for less than $8k right nowConvince me not to.
>>2425857>buylol nah, you aren't exactly buying it there are stilla bunch of hooked on fee's regarding it. If you're a foreigner there are even more.
>on my way back from Oyama mountain>bump into some girls>they say something to each other, hear "gaijin">I turn and look at the girl that said it >she was looking directly at me when I did and immediately turned away visibly embarrassed I automatically assumed she said something negative, but maybe not. Is the word gaijin mostly said with a negative connotation?
>>2425865No, it's just used as a general term for people who aren't from Japan. She was probably just surprised that you understood any Japanese at all.
do the food tickets that you get from the ramen shop vending machines expire?I accidentally ordered two bowls and I only turned one of the tickets in. can I go back with the other and eat or are they going to look at the date on the ticket and deny me? it's from like 8 days ago
>>2425445>>2425457Why don't you just go to an anime bar or anime night clubs where there is no pressure to drink alcohol?
>>2425644>>2425647>>2425649Don't listen to that peanut troll. Peanut oil is not that common an ingredient in food in Japan other than in Chinese restaurants.
>>2425644>>2425647>>2425649Peanuts are not native to Japan and therefore, unusual to find in Japanese cuisine. However, the nuts that are native in Japan are chestnuts, ginkgo nuts, and walnuts.If you want to avoid peanuts and peanut oil in Japan, avoid Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese restaurants, etc; basically China and Southeast Asia in general.
>>2425884What are these mystical placesAre they full of autists like me who will keep to themselves
>>2425843Seriously fuck all the Koreans and Chinese tourists. So many, everywhere. At all times.
Ok if any of you incels want to get splattered come to the Hub bar in Ikebukuro, (East Exit). I will take care of you, but if you're American i will constantly make fun of you.
>>2425900The Chinese are honestly the worst, the ones I have encountered are the most arrogant bastards I've come across.Trying to enjoy places like Nara and Kurashiki when those fucknuts are about is impossible.
I cannot even imagine how awkward and autistic the atmosphere will be if people from this board actually meet up IRL
nigga wtf there were two 12 year olds walking around with short skirts and exposed tummies. What has Japan become. they need DISCIPLINARY ACTION now!!!!
>>2425900>>2425910I got to enjoy Kyoto with my friends with zero tourists around, it was totally empty in late February. Are the crowds back?
>>2425912You couldn't pay me enough to risk it.
>>2425918It's been pretty crowded where I've been, granted it's my first time here and I'm visiting the obvious tourist spots.
>>2425918Herds and herds of chinks and amerilards in the usual tourists spots, nobody except japanese people elsewhere.
does every train station have luggage lockers and how big are they? do hotels usually allow early check in or no?
I walk through Shinjuku at least three times every week, and recently I noticed a huge increase in bald foreign manlets there.Is it you guys?
>>2424120>shits and gigglesbe a man and admit you bought it to jerk off too.
>>2425939>does every train station have luggage lockers and how big are they? idk>do hotels usually allow early check in or no?no but you can usually leave your luggage with them for free and come back during check in hours
>>242473372 hours is 3 daysim leaving on a thursday at 10am, and getting a test tuesday at 12pm. that still gives over 30 hours of extra time. the test results are within 1-3 hours, and only cost $50 more. still bullshit, but at least im a pureblood still.
Probably a week early on cherry blossoms in Akita :(
theres no holidays or similar if I go in mod april right?
>>2425825Hey I am! I still do plan on getting at least one jerk session off on the plane. I’ve done it before when I lived in a dorm and my roommate was just feet away from me. I think I’ll be good to go on both the plane and in the capsule hotels.
>>2425917Where did you see this? I will discipline them with my cock
How would you spend your second month in Japan if you had already throughly explored Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and the surround area? Starting point would be Osaka. Continue west and hit up Okayama, Hiroshima and somewhere in Kyushu? I'd like to stay a few days in each area and take day trips.
>>2425884>>2425893I also want to hear about anime bars
>>2425957so if I can check in at 2pm only but show up at 9am they might keep my luggage?
>>2425975Yeah most hotels are happy to store your luggage for the day before your check-in time. If you're concerned, you can always send them an email to double check.
Thinking of going in June for that summer vacation availability. More japs girls on the streets, right?
my flight gets into tokyo haneda at 10:30pm on sat and my accommodation is in Chuo city, by the time customs is sorted will it just be best it to eat a taxi fare? and what about the baggage services?
>>2424948Cant you go to a CVS or some bullshit and get a neg right away? I'm pretty sure they do walk-ins no?
>>2423899>no weed in japanShrooms it is then, I wanna be tilted while drinking with some salarymen
>>2424075That's if you're flying the poor man's class. I'm not paying to have a metal seat dig into my ass for 11hrs while some fat weeb is strapped next to me.
>>2424087I wanna get wasted with these guys, they scream out "I'm doing this against my will" energy
>>2425995aren't those just as illegal? if not, where do I get me some shrooms
>>2425998I'm gonna bring my own. I'm my own supply so I just gotta mix it in with some snacks and I'm good. I highly doubt customs will stop me over assorted sealed foods I could of easily bought at the shops. Way easier than weed which is risky even if you manage to smuggle
Is Sept a good time to visit? Some friends and I are planning to try to book tickets in May. Trying to do my research now cause something tells me these fags aren't gonna be prepared
>>2425842Been to Japan for 2 separate month trips and am moving there in literally 3 days, for 2 years.I wish I had been able to sort out my moving over there in 2019, i got fucked just by probably a month by the early 2020 shutdowns. I would have loved to see the empty tourist sites. except im sure in ways it would have been sad with how much interesting stuff just wasn't happening and is only barely starting up again now.>>2425746I think its bad and certainly don't like it. But im not one of the screeching autists that keep posting here. I just made that post as more of an opinion explainer to that anon asking. Its more than just the masks, its the attitude around the 'why' of the masks. Makes all socialising more difficult.
>>2425999do drug dogs not smell them?>t straight edge
>>2426003I dont think so? I'm not too sure on the dogs and shrooms, but I assume the odor is far less than weed especially if it has the scent of other foods on it. I came back from Mexico with a weed pipe that had a small nug in it and the dogs didnt smell shit despite being near me. If that doesn't pick up on their radar I doubt shrooms will. Remember the dogs are only there for ppl moving weight or are stupid enough to bring stuff like canabis to different countries.
>>2426005You drugies are the worst. I so hope you get caught and beaten in a Japanese jail cell
>>2425946i dont go to shinjuku and i'm neither a manlet nor bald
>>2425968Ok cool, I'll keep an eye on the news for you. Hope you don't end up on a registry.
whats the quickest but tastiest place around tokyo station? going to be off the train soon and dont want to wait 45 min or get some chain shit.
>>2426024If someone “catches me” I’ll just say I was itching my leg or something. Is it illegal to scratch your balls and cock?
>>2426035>chain shiti know your memeing but at least say the solo ramen chain or dennys and not that shit
I think im socially retarded. is eye contact how people get your attention and start a conversation with you or is that just a Japanese shyness thing. these girls literally wouldn't talk unless I was looking directly at them like they were too shy to get my attention by just speaking. happened multiple times already.
>>2426057where does this happen to you?Japanese people are known to avoid eye contact if anything
>>2425964Man, I really want to plan a trip one day for sakura meme, but you have to deal with inflated prices (which I can deal with), but most importantly, the blooming period that will change drastically from year to year and deal with the march/early April weather that is tsundere as fuck
>>2425946>why is there so many other foreigners reeeeeeeee I want to be the only foreigner reeeeeeee
>>2426081I don't mind foreigners, I just hate bald manlets.
>>2425345stop shitting in the shower anon
Put my intercity train trips into the JR pass calculator and it would barely pay for the 7 day pass. Thinking about just going without it. There for 11 days total. What's the protocol for if you don't have a JR pass? Something that confused me is that people say you have to reserve seats online. Would I encounter issues just getting onto a train from Tokyo to Osaka the day of with a credit card? Any other holdups I'm ignorant of?
>>2426008Piss yourself, virgin.
>>2426082You hate yourself, then?
>>2426132Unless you're travelling during absolute peak seasons (New Year, Golden Week, Obon) you can walk up, buy a ticket plus express fare and try your luck in the non reserved carriages.In case you don't find a seat you'll have to stand until a seat becomes available.
>>2423899what do japanese girls use for dating aps? i made a account on one years ago but forgot the name.
>>2426132Keep in mind JR pass can use local JR lines as well, so you JR pass between cities might only 'barely' pay for it but within cities your pass still pays for the local JR lines no ticket needed.
>>2425946Yes. What'cha gonna do about it lankie? It's dwarf season now.
>>2425709>communal bathingThat's the best part for me.
>>2426034Aren't there a lot of restaurants at the station itself?http://www.tokyostationcity.com/en/shop/special/
>>2426057Start with "sumimasen" which is like "excuse me" and then when you get their attention, ask your question.
anyone else museumpilled? i want to visit the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and the Mori Art Museum, but i can't find ticket sales online. can i buy them in person when i visit or do museums tend to be sold out?
Hi anons, I was wondering what your experience was paying for things internationally. My bank is a local credit union from my hometown which I don't have access to. Has anyone used paypal/apple credit cards for international travel? I'd really like to just have a credit card I can use during the trip and then pay it off after without having to open a fidelity/citi account. Is there such thing as a prepaid card or should I just use cash/my debit card (2% intl fee)
>>2426171I have apple credit card and it works fine. It’s all digital unless you want a physical card too. If you get approved you can use it immediately. I use my apple card internationally because no foreign transaction or currency fees.
>>2426174Thanks anon! I'm going to request a physical card because I've been to Canada and haven't been able to use digital pay before, so it would give me peace of mind to have a card that can work no matter what. Does it just work like a regular credit card that I pay off every month or do I have to load it up first?
>>2426171not this guy but sort of related, is it feasible to just do cash only the entire time? i know "cash-based society!!!!!" and all that but is that actually realistic just to grab paper yen from an atm with my american card when i need it and not do anything else?
>>2426187It's possible yes, annoying for you with all that fucking change you'll end up with? ABSOLUTELY.Just tell your bank first before going overseas, if it's backed by visa you're fine.
>>2426187>is it feasible to just do cash only the entire time?Yes
Theres no way theres no glory holes in tokyo
>>2426189>>2426191How much cash should I carry at a time/how often should I stock up at ATMs or are they fairly common in tokyo?
>>2426201ATM's are at every street corner, 711/lawsons/etc. Just let your bank know ahead of time so you don't get stuck in an anti-fraud/theft situation.I would suggest having 10,000 Yen or 100 USD worth on you at all times. There are a few places you may go into that pull the "cash only" bullshit, with some anons in Japan as recent as december/Jan that happened and luckily someone had cash.
>>2426179Works like a regular credit card.
>>2426187Over 2 years in Japan I ran into a "no cash payments accepted" place only like 3 times. They do exist, but are very rare. I hope they do become more common in the near future though
>>2426207NTAI thought about carrying $300 worth of yen on me and leaving about $500 at hotel safe. Are the fees higher than the what ~250yen ? If no then I'll continously withdraw when needed.
>>2426214In my experience, the exchange rate at ATMs is fair and better than what you'd get at airport currency exchanges.
>>2426213I run into them a fair bit but it's almost always the owner trying to cook the books on orders. Most places will take electronic payments but often will lean on foreigners for cash to just get it under the table untaxed.>>2426214I use chime and some ATM's I didn't pay a fee, as of Jan the highest I had was a 300 yen fee for 300 dollars I was getting out. The exchange rate simply covers any fee unless you're coming from some really shit country.That's an insane amount of cash to carry around, not sure why you would have that much out at once. 500 dollars tops if probably what I've pulled out at one time over the 5ish years going to Japan, and that was only because Comiket is cash only.
>>2426216>That's an insane amount of cash to carry around, not sure why you would have that much out at once.Asians carry around so much more cash. Their fear of losing it is way lower than in the West.
>>2426215I have my CC for exchange rates with no bank side fees.>>2426216That's cheap insurance against losing cash in a hotel.Planning to fill my second suitcase with anime merch, gifts. Also spontaneously want to try quality wagyu beef.Any non-scam wagyu beef recommendations (in Tokyo/Osaka)?
>>2426220>Asians carry around so much more cash.As someone who regularly visits, they do carry more cash than europoors but that's not saying much.300 to walk around with will just be annoying unless anon constantly wants to have pockets full of change. >10k yen for cash/place doesn't take card>rest on cardIt's far easier for everyone>>2426222>That's cheap insurance against losing cash in a hotel.lol okay? whatever floats your boat>Planning to fill my second suitcase with anime merch, giftsAnd they wouldn't accept a card why? Hell if buying it's better to use your card at some places because it matching your passport for tax-free purchases can save some questions. Not sure what you mean by this at all. Even second hand shops it's a no brainer.>Any non-scam wagyu beef recommendations (in Tokyo/Osaka)?https://niku-don.jp/shoplist/%e8%92%b2%e7%94%b0%e5%ba%97/
>>2426207>>2426210>>2426215Thank you anons this is so helpful
I like cash only places.
I like cashless places.
How easy is it to take photos of JC and JKs walking home from school? Will anyone see me as suspicious and report me?
>>2426248im fairly certain you continually asking these sort of questions violates united states law.
>>2422584I was waiting for the airline's ticket sytem to refresh again, and the fuel dump is working again as I expected.
>>2426284Wow, thanks for the heads up.
>>2425893>>2425974MOGRA is likely the most internationally known otaku nightclub in Akihabara. >Established in 2009, Mogra nightclub is in Akihabara, north Tokyo, nicknamed ‘Electric Town’ for being a central hub for electronic goods, video games, anime, and manga.With a maximum capacity of 150 clubbers, this underground nightclub features an intimate dance floor and an elevated stage. Projectors surround the dance floor to create a custom visual experience for dancers. The music at Mogra is an eclectic blend of anime songs, game tunes, and commercial beats. https://club-mogra.jp/https://twitter.com/MOGRAstaffhttps://www.twitch.tv/mograAkihabara Otaku Club MOGRA, My Favorite Place On Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0HbkKb2ivs
>>2426292is this place full everyday of the week?im going for 7 days only and i want to reserve the weekend for real nightclubs
>>2426283>Every single photo filtered to shit?Why do all Japs do this? The massive alien eyes aren't even cute it's just uncanny
>>2426317Not him but generally open on weekdays, it's really fun even if you don't 100% weeb out
>>2426318The longer you live here, the easier it is to "defilter" it. Same thing as watching pixelated porn. Your brain just processes it as "regular" manko. >>2426223I used to feel that way back when I lived in America and thought $50 was a lot. Because someone somewhere would be willing to stab you over that much.People usually have $300 on them here. That's only three pieces of paper. And as long as you're not a child shopping at GU or Uniqlo, that'll only buy you a pair of pants or a t-shirt.
Hey guise, want to visit Tokyo this year. Apparently there's some earthquake that's long overdue there?
>>2426332No body here in montana will stab you if you have 300 dollars in your pocket. Same with Arizona in Sedona.>That's only three pieces of paper.Yes anon they are called 100 dollar bills300 is still excessive for most as cards work just fine, cash should be used for "oh shit it's a place that doesn't take card" moments.
>>2426337Cutting the (((middlemen))) out is worth it.Financial privacy is worth it.
>>2426345Unless there is some bank you use with stupid oversea fee's and such sure, but you signed up for a shitty bank at that point. Though the amount of change you're going to accrue is going to be annoying, keeping always 300 on hand is just silly. >Financial privacy is worth it.Literally no one cares you bought Comic Book #80542 from book store or Adult Stress Release from a "pharmacy".
>>2426345>privacy Nice illusion.
>>2426335Highest this year has been 7 in the ocean, then some 5s-6s. Can't rightly predict them, either happens or does not. If we could predict them then we'd know what the fuck is under the earth past 7 miles.
>>2426345>cares about privacy>still goes through customs multiple times with whatever goods you bring back>has a passport as welllol
>>2425445>>2425457>>2425477>>2425893>>2425974This is a Japanese website that lists names and addresses of several otaku bars all over Japan. However, the website is all in Japanese so you may have to use machine translationhttps://otaku-bar.com/
>>2425445>>2425457>>2425893>>2425974>U.N. Owen is a bar located in Kameido, Tokyo. They are a small Touhou-themed bar where guests can order Touhou themed cocktails. My friends and I got together to visit this bar as we were all Touhou fans above Japan’s legal drinking age of 20, so we figured it would be fun to go as a group. Here’s a few photos and a brief review.>The bar charges a 2000 Yen fee per guest for the first hour of patronage, with an additional 1000 Yen every hour after. The name of the bar is a pun on “U.N. Owen was Her” and 逢縁, Japanese for “meeting.” The foods available there were typical bar foods and small entries that costed between 100 to 400 yen.https://www.reddit.com/r/touhou/comments/10rg02h/bar_un_owen_photographs_and_review/https://barunowen.wixsite.com/u-n-owenhttps://twitter.com/bar_u_n_owenFumo meet-up at U.N. Owen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2k_urwzqg
>>2426369There is also one in Osaka as well, both are good. Cosplay is allowed, keep in mind it's up the stairs facing away from the road so it's a bit hard to spot.
>>2426284stop anon i already booked my tickets don't make me seethe like this
Could I get away with wearing this in public? Obviously I'll have a bag it can go in when not in use.
>>2426369cute!! i saved it to my list of places to go see. are there any plans for a meetup in late april? ^.^
going in 3 monthsshould i learn japanese before I go?what's the best resource for quickly learning japanese
>>2426383ive been listening to this on long drives lately and i think it helps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YV8KmfBbBMeither that or use an app to lean
>>2426381I'll be at the Osaka one, then around Retaisai probably popping in again.
why do you need to pick up tickets at convenience stores? don't any japanese people have printers?
>>2426394Stop scalpers, validate local address/in the country, etc.It's not that big a deal just buy tickets for shows when you're there.
>>2425970Divercity tokyo plaza near the unicorn gundam. so many hot young ppl here probably cuz it's spring break. GO QUICKLY!!!
>He wears uniqlo
>>2426292Im in Osaka thoughalthough im going back through so i need to go by here
I'm departing for Tokyo in several hours, any anons going to AnimeJapan? Anyone want to meet up? Anyone know how to buy passes? I've been unsuccessful at pre-ordering, the website won't let me punch in a ZIP code.
>>2426404Uniqlo (and Muji) are fine for basics. Their collaborations with Engineered Garments and Uniqlo U stuff is sometimes good. Asides from that, I mostly wear stuff from Beams or some designer stuff, and most people assume I'm Japanese because of it.
>apply for concert ticket lottery>lose again and can't attendI literally don't understand how people are fine with this bullshit fucking system
>>2426283Is this anything like Tinder, where all the pretty girls are either fake profiles or prostitutes?
>>2426423It's a site where all the girls are looking for sugar daddies, so it's basically purposefully the latter.
>>2426394The last two times I went to pick up tickets at a 711, they had no idea what I meant when I said I needed to get event tickets printed. However when I gave showed the email they knew straight away (email was in English) after just seeing the long digit reference number.
>>2426414I'm going but would not be comfortable meeting u fellow autists irl desu desu senpai.Maybe send a picture of your face so I can point and laugh from afar
>>2426008Neck yourself nig, I know how to travel with my drugs. you can come and stop me if you'd like you coping faggot
>>2426193grab a drill and a hole saw bit. find a washroom in a busy subway station with 3 toilets, enter the middle stall, drill a hole into the left and right stalls, drop your pants, get into position and wait
>>2426422>try to get ghibli museum tickets>site bogs down for an entire hour when they go up for sale>when it finally recovers the dates I need are gone
>>2426369>the gaijin pronouncing Rs as Wsyeah, pretty much how a meetup like this would go
>>2426365Everyday scrolling through so much degenerate diarrhea but eventually striking goldThanks anon
Gonna try walking the Shikoku Pilgrimage between mid-September and mid-November. I saw those earlier posts stressing that it's hard to get lodging. I was thinking of just following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qvx4i4EUuMWhat this guy did as best I can, and he didn't seem to have trouble with lodging where he went.
bring back mixed bathing or riot
>>2426512most onsens have private smaller baths you can use with your girlfriend
>>2426518those are usually laughably small, like the size of a small bathtub. I've only found a handful of onsens that had reasonable private baths. it's much better to try to find a ryokan where you have an onsen in your room, but then those are expensive as fuckt. onsen sex connoisseur
Why is noone mentioning the pajeet problem? They are everywhere and worse than chinks
>>2426527they are nowhere near as bad as chinks, chang.
>>2426527I barely saw pajeets since I'm here, amerilards on the other hand are fucking everywhere, and come in all flavours. Old assholes in bus tours screaming every word they shit out of their mouth? Check. Families with kids bawling? Check. Backpackers who shower once every month? Check. Disgusting obese things? Check. Even the goddamn chinks are not as annoying. How could that happen, chinks were the plague of Japan before covid.
>>2426528>>2426532good morning monsignors please bitch fuck the needful
>>2426404>>2426416>not wearing LEVIs and a anime shirt with nikes and a cowboy hat
When filling out my 'Visit Japan web' shit, im assuming the flight number they want is the final one and thats also the embarkation point? I have a couple hour stopover in Manila, though am beginning the journey in Australia.I'm generally smart, but currently my brain is fucking pudding
>>2425917The doujins were a warning of what was to come.
>>2426536Yeah, final flight.
80 billion people in tokyo and the only place that isnt a total ghost town after 9pm is kabukicho, eh?
>>2426546Thanks for the quick answer, I appreciate it.
is 2 weeks too much for okinawa? i just wanna have some slow-paced chilling.
thanks to the anon that suggested Kamakura for a day tripwas quite busy by the station and shopping street so tool a walk along the coastal path and found a great fish place by the fishing porta perfect sunny day out yesterdayany other recommendations for a trip out of town?
>>2426587nice to be the only gaigin thereso much to see
>>2426588most of the maria part of town seemed empty which was extra lovely
im going to japan this week brosspending a week in tokyoanything I absolutely have to see or do while there?
>>2426590so much to see
>>2426597people will find anywhere to sleep in Japan part 1
>>2426600stayed till sundown, was kino
>>2426588fucking image rotation bsall done now
>>2426597can't get enough of these houses, dunno whygreat pics all around, thx for sharing
>>2426422>tfw I'll never ever get to attend a Nana Mizuki concert before she retiresit hurts. it fucking hurts.
>>2426587Kamakura is a great place. Last time I went I stayed mostly in the hills at the temples and didn't actually go to the marina. Thanks for the photos, I know I have to go back sometime and visit that part of town too.
>no more winter sports, fuck ice>no surfing yet, too cold>bored out of my mind>check flights to Okinawa>cheaper than Shinkansen to Nagano, not even including the bus transfer, which is what I've been taking to reach HakubaCool. Okinawa it is then.
>>2426606yw, saw so many as took the back path along the residential streets on the way to the port, one even had it's own private half pipe!
>>2426608the marina is great, north of the main (and imo boring) beach seems to be mainly fancy resorts, then you get to the fishing village with great views and people
>>2426612stopped in one of the fancy hotels for a drink, just me, a couple of teens posing for social media pics and wealthy parents getting off their boats to view wedding venues for their children
if you had to cut one of the following destinations out of a Japan trip to make more time for the other three, which would it be and why?>Tokyo>Kyoto>Hakone>OsakaGoing to these for 14 days total w/ friends and I worry it’d be worth it to do more in less places instead of hitting all three. Currently leaning towards Kyoto or Osaka (Hakone is just going to be two nights regardless, so I’d kind of rather cut one city and add its nights to the other two) but curious to hear what anons think
What do you guys eat?
>>2426660Either Kyoto or Osaka, depending on your preferences and time of visit.
>>2426666Lots of ramen and curry and a little of everything else.>>2426660I like Osaka about the same as Tokyo, but I'd probably cut Osaka if forced with just 14 days. Osaka feels like Tokyo but a little smaller scale, while Kyoto feels more distinct. But Osaka and Kyoto are right next to each other, so you can decide to spend time in Osaka if you get bored of Kyoto.
>>2426666Family Mart food 70% of the time. >b-but it's LE BAD for your health and you don't get to eat REAL superior Japanese food cooked 1000 timesDon't care, I walk enough to get rid of anything, it's cheap, convenient, and my country's food is far superior anyway. Not to mention my mom's.
>>2426668>>2426670Thanks anons, similarly any thoughts on staying at Osaka or Kyoto and just doing a few day trips to the other? Didn’t realize it’s like a 20 min shinkansen ride between them. Given most of what we plan to do in Kyoto is daytime touristy shit and nightlife stuff in Osaka, I’m wondering if it makes more sense to stay all the nights we’d be at both in just Osaka, ride the train to Kyoto for day trips and ride back for nightlife and sleep, versus staying a few nights in both.
>>2426672You can get plenty of fantastic food for cheap without going konbini-tier every meal. Acting like you have to spend $1 or $1000 at every meal is retarded, some of my favorite meals were at markets or izakayas that barely cost more than a 7/11 run
>>2426673>Shinkansen between Osaka and KyotoDon't do that unless you have a railpass that you're going to use anyway.Check out the different rail connections between the two cities and pick the ones that will suite you best.
>>2426676We will have an unlimited JR pass yeah, which is another argument for going the day-trip route for me (get more value out of the pass and save a bit on an extra city of hotel costs)
>>2426666For dinner, any supermarket bento with a discount sticker (if not going out).
>>2426678Then I'd go for staying Osaka and day-tripping to Kyoto.Still check out which JR connections are best for you, Shinkansen might take longer depending on where you stay and what you plan to visit.
>>2426680Thanks anon, I’ll look into it. Would definitely depend on which station we end up staying close to
>>2426616>SPREAD LEGS TO ASSERT DOMINANCE
>>2425395I'm probably gonna cater a bit more to my sisters so things like shopping, animal stuff (zoos, aquariums), art galleries and things like that. Probably see Fuji as well somewhere.Ive yet to book hotels so if you have any good recommendations in terms of locations im all ears.
>>2426681If you have a JR pass, then you might as well use it to go between the two. Stay in Osaka and do the day trips to Kyoto, because Kyoto will be dead at night in comparison. Without a JR pass, it's 400 yen each way using the Hankyu Line if you're near Umeda and want to get off at Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station.
>>2426666>>2426670>>2426672>>2426675>>2426679You can't forget about Japan's beef bowls, which is considered fast food in their country. In fact, you could argue that beef bowls are even faster to serve and eat than hamburgers!Sukiya (すき家) is the largest chain of gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant in Japan. Its slogan (printed in English outside the restaurant) is "save time and money." Their English website really needs to be updated to mention that Sukiya now includes chicken and pork bowls and not just beef bowls.https://www.sukiya.jp/https://www.sukiya.jp/en/https://twitter.com/sukiya_jpHow to order food in Sukiya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTL_ljTJ8xYThis Japanese man ate Sukiya for 500 days straight and has enough donations to reach 1200 days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMex9K2HCuYFirst time! Challenge whether you can eat 10,000 yen per person at Sukiya [English subtitles]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Cc8eycSQs
>>2426673Your trip sounds a lot like the one I'm also taking with some friends.>I’m wondering if it makes more sense to stay all the nights we’d be at both in just OsakaThat's what we will probably go with too, also reduces the hustle of one extra hotel booking and luggage fumbling. The downside though is that we'll be restricted to Osaka at night and will miss out on the more traditional ryokan inns from Kyoto.
>>2426765Kewl, thanks anon.
>>2426765>be me >first time in japan>tenri, nara>0 nihongo>ordered a bowl in sukiya by pointing>balcony person is calling someone to get order>no one picks it>i imagine its my>take it home>looks nothing like what i pointed to in menu>never ate sukiya again
why are they so difficult? anyone know what happens if I just take the paper copy of my test to the airport with me and let them figure it out there?
>>2426686and to top it all off, wake up this morning to fuji-san asserting its dominance over us allgot a lovely view from my hotel, enjoying a Wonda on the balcony rn
>>2426797this testing shit sucks. I got my test taken only to stop and wonder if I need the test taken within 72 of my first flight, which has a layover in the us, or 72 of that flight which goes to japan. both flights bought through ANAs website, but there's no clear indication of what I need.
I'm planning to go back in October. Is there any talk about them dropping the health app and testing after May 8th?
>>2426823Assuming since they are dropping the need to quarantine even when you have Covid-19 on May 8th they will probably stop doing that
>>2426823They dropped that mySOS health app last year iirc.
>>2426823Going in a few weeks just did this shit again1. They are dropping shit May 8th so you'll be fine2. They only do the QR code Yellow and Blue settings now. By the time you go they won't even have Visit Japan Web functioning
>go to the new animate store in Ikebukuro @ 11am on Thursday (apparently "not busy" according to Google) >full of Chinese, Koreans and a few Americans>2 floors seemingly dedicated to BL shit>young girl groups blocking up everywhere >long lines with up to 50 people waiting for the cashier>store is composed of popular shonen and other fluff bullshit anime>tiny pathetic sections on anything else you're looking for>spend 30mins trying to browse>leaveFuck that place lmao
>>2426890>go to animate in Tokyo>it's fucking busy in the morningNo fucking shit retard go from like 2-3 or like 7pm to close and shit's dead. Also didn't that one just open? Of course it will be busy
>>2426893It has a terrible selection for the effort, imo better off browsing akiba or nakano
>>2426896I mean did you even need to be told that? It's new so of course it's only going to have the highlights of things that move quick. Most other animates will have the off the seasonal and mainstream stuff that's been left over like they always got in Takasaki or Niigata
>>2426890I feel the same way when I go to anime shops. I was into it in the early 00s until about 2014 so I don't recognize shit.
>>2426890>2 floors seemingly dedicated to BL shitIkebukuro is for female otaku. Otome Road (乙女ロード "Maiden Road") is a name given to an area of Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan that is a major shopping and cultural center for anime and manga aimed at women. The area is sometimes referred to as Fujoshi Street, referencing the name given to fans of yaoi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_Road
>>2426660>KyotoBecause I personally hated it, more obnoxious to get around, just shrines and shit. Will be returning anyways this time.>OsakaNormie answer because it's just a lesser Tokyo, but I like it.14 days should be enough though. >>2426673>>2426678Absolutely this. Also Nara, Kobe, Himeji.>>2426768>will miss out on the more traditional ryokan inns from Kyoto.I imagine that's what Hakone could be for. (Haven't been.)
>>2426902I have stopped watching anime lately and I feel out of the loop too. I like the art but other than that I'm lost when shopping. I do like seeing all the Rem figurines though, and I picked up a cool Touhou wall scroll in Radio Kaikan the other day for 1k yen, buried amongst the thousands of scrolls in there. absolute bargain as it's fucking huge too.
JS-JKs are getting out of school right now...
any recommendations for apps to download and make nip friends while there? i know tinder, but am i going to be ignored if i put "friends only" in my bio? my nip friends there can only hang out during the weekend. might just bank on using hellotalk etc while therealso, FUCK I wasn't expecting to become coomer, but how the hell do you find a decent chubby soapland chick. all the ones I see have fat tits but no ass. the lovejoy/shiori porn got to me and i know that level of ass is impossible but i can't find anything close
>>2426940>I need an app to make friendsIt's called go to events and places you'd normally go to at home, just in Japan. You had some reasons to go, so explore them there
>>2426945I know that much, I'm already planning on going to some smaller concerts/venues. just want a way to expedite things/more things to do during my downtime
>>2426939>group of 5 JKs with track day bags get on the train>all wearing basically miniskirts and knee socks>cute af>they're all sweating from their training, using their hands to try and cool down>wet marks on their backs >giggling as they use their skirts to fan cool air up their legs>will never feel their sticky warm thighs wrapped around your neck, while they demand you make them feel good after they trained so hard "baka" I'm going to end up losing my mind and/or freedom over here boys.
>>2426940>decent chubby soapland chickok, not a soapland, but just found bb-w. seems decent, still accept any recommendations if anyone else has any
I booked a first class ferry room because I like my privacy but if I want to talk with people I should downgrade to a second-class area right?
>>2426969compared to second class
>>2426955fucking same. the IRL zettai ryouiki is mentally destroying me
>>2426969Why not just... leave your room at chat with people on the deck, at the bar, or lounge?
>>2426970holy shit you're gonna wake up with your cock deep in someone's assat least that's what happened with me and my cousin. she had a nice butt
>>2426972I was just thinking there's more excuses to strike up a conversation when you're forced to be in close proximity with other people>>2426973Pics or it didn't happen
>talk to 'japan enthusiast'>socially liberal, attends BLM protests and mardi gras>loud>wears tees with offensive slogans>doesn't like seafood but loves fatty american food>fat>hates public transport>likes anime, but mostly shonenshit that is aired on western TVWhy do people like this say they like Japan?
>>2426974BRUH Are you like actually autismo mode?The second picture you posted are for where people are going to be sleeping and dropping their bags, that's why the mats are there and the coat hangers. Like you don't socialize in that area as people are trying to grab a quick nap or sleep in general, that's why there aren't really any chairs or shit there. People will go to the bar, deck, or lounges to socialize. I'm actually kinda mystified how you can't spot that.
>>2426974no pics since we were in middle schoolhow much cheaper even is that room compared to the other?>>2426975some of the better japanese speakers at my school are the biggest faggots you could ever imagine. have to befriend chinese or koreans who are studying japanese to not get cancer
>>2426964you are going to get AIDS
>>2426977well, the other 2nd class looks like this, i figured bunking with some randos would elicit some conversation>>2426978it's like half
>>2426981Anon... those are resting quarters... YOU DO NOT SOCIALIZE IN THEM hence the beds, futon mats, and such.YOU GO TO THE LOUNGE, DECK, OR BAR. You do not socialize around people trying to so obviously sleep or rest on a bed... Like you will actually piss people off who booked those spaces in order to rest. Like damn nigga how fucking dense are you to social interactions.
>>2426981>be japanese business man>book ferry to island for family, can't afford a private room but can get a shared room>it's not much but we can take a vacation and rest>go to lay down for trip as first day off in 3 weeks>some white piggu walks up to me as I am trying to sleep>"h-hey there d-do you like anime">No sorry no engrish>hopefully he just is lost>goes around talking loud and can't sleep asking everyone else about weird japanese things>show up to dock with no sleep and have to get family check into hotel>first day of vacation ruined because white whale on board and not in ocean
>>2426985>>first day of vacation ruined because white whale on board and not in oceanholy KEKanon I kneelguess i'll keep the first classthe context is that one taxi driver i talked to said the truck drivers on these ferries are super friendly and will ask a shit ton of questions to young people or foreigners they see and they have a lot of fun trucker stories, and i figured it'd be easier to bump into them if i have to walk along the 2nd class corridors/areas/etc and stay in those areas.
>>2426987Yes anon, you CAN socialize on these ships and generally people are friendly.HOWEVER,all the places you posted are passenger quarters for people to rest in. First class room will basically be just you, generally, unless specified otherwise. It's basically a hotel roomSecond and Third class are generally shared and split up in price points. All however, are meant for resting purposes.You're basically asking "Hey if I book a hostel could I just chat all night in the bunk bed area rather than the kitchen or social lounge? I mean there are other people in the bed area lol!" That's what you sound like.>i figured it'd be easier to bump into them if i have to walk along the 2nd class corridors/areas/etc and stay in those areas.These places will be very orderly for people to either go straight to bed, hang their coats, or change their shoes out. People will be in and out fairly quick and quiet, everything social will happen pretty much everywhere else. First Class 'generally' will put you closer to the social areas such as... The bar, lounge, deck, and so on.
>>2426970lmao you are literally sharing a massive bed with strangers. fuck naw.
>>2426975Nothing you stated about him implies he doesn't like Japan.
>>2427007We have a bad history of cramming people into cramped sleeping quarters on ships.
>>2427007euros have to go Grandpa Joe style due to their third world poverty
Holy fuck lads I did it.I'm spaghetti as fuck and managed to get the courage to enter one of those whorehouses and pick a 19yo. She was very cute (schoolgirl outfit), not fat, zero English, but she got me off. She also gave me her card and asked to come back when I was next free.AFAIK they don't always give you a card, unless they like you. Now I'm going to go out solo and get some food in a random akihabara eatery, which I was too autistic to even attempt before, I don't even care which one, wish me luck.
>>2427062Which store and girl?
it's nice living in kyushu but I can't help but think that I'd rather be closer to tokyo or osaka
>>2427070I also live in Kyushu and love it. Just depends on what you're looking for. What do you think you'd gain from being closer to those cities?
I want to spend my last 4-5 days in hiking/in nature (will be in Osaka before that). Is Chubu-Sangaku recommended?
>>2427075just convenience I guessThe only part of kyushu that gets events like concerts is Fukuoka and even that is around an hour away from me
>touts ignore me besides the niggers in kabukichoI feel neglected
chinese piggu go homu
Korean piggu go home
>>2427081You're probably not doing it right. You have to slow down your walking, and act like you have nothing to do and are looking for some fun. Either that or you're not their kind of customer since being a foreigner is not a positive point when hitting the streets, look like shit (fatass, bearded, unkempt hair?), poor (dress like you have some kind of money to spend), too young, you give off creepy vibes, etc. The list is endless. Oh, or you're black / Indian which definitely narrows your choices even further.
>>2426318Not only the massive alien eyes, but the makeup fad as of late where the face is extremely pale, and the brown eye shadow. Makes them look like they haven't seen sunlight in months, and haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks.
>>2427093I have a beard because if I don't I look gay as hell. I dress okay though. Button down shirt and black jeans most days.Honestly including tonight I have two nights left and I haven't really interacted at all with locals, what should I do? I'm a bit too old for clubbing, and I tried western style bars, didn't have much luck. Are international parties worth trying? Or meetups?
>>2427062this is why prostitution should be legal and all men should bring their sons to them early, it cures autism.
How much is the price for a soapland in Tokyo, I'm leaving Japan on Monday and want to coom at least once before I leave so any suggestions would be pretty appreciated
>>2427125Prices are all over the place but expect a 10k surcharge for being a gaijin. Your best bet may be Yoshiwara in the early morning before the nips get off work and business is slow. Usually touts on the street will call you over, or check the various SL websites. Just be smart, dress well and be cool, and don't do stupid shit that gets foreigners barred (it's happened before when a drunk retard went to a SL and started arguing with the tencho and girls, and all foreigners were banned).
>>2426988Don't people talk with each other in the bunk bed area at hostels? never been>These places will be very orderly for people to either go straight to bed, hang their coats, or change their shoes out.Got it, this is the first time I'm learning about anything like this. Ty
>>2426975Attending Mardi Gras parades being your example of someone being a liberal made me laugh so hard
do you think Paolo has smelled her stinky miso brahps?
>>2427154maybe on a boat but when I was in europe I spoke to people in the bunk bed rooms and it usually let to drinking/exploring together. not sure if that's a thing in japan, people seem antisocial and autistic here, I think anime and the culture attracts that type. plus most tourist are chinese or german so why bother
>>2426460WOW YOU'RE SO COOL!
>>2426765Yoshinoya is the superior Beef bowl.
>>2427154>>2427211On a boat most people are trying to catch a quick snooze, if you're in a hostel talking during say mid day when people are coming and going that's one thing. The areas anon posted are specifically for people to relax on.Still you should carry on longer socializing outside the bedrooms, for all you know people are trying to get to sleep but not trying to be rude and tell you to fuck off.
>>2427159Paolo is a degenerate but he is only into feet stuff.
>trannies >:|>trannies, Japan >:OHow the fuck can westoid trannoids compete?
>>2426670how do you eat the egg in this, put it over the rice?
some sites where you pre order sim or pokéwifi says their stores open at 10am but im arriving at 7, i dont want to preorder tho, will i find someplace open?
>>2427279aint nothing gay bout getting your dick suckedsuckin a dick hella gay though fag boi
>>2427336Cant survive without internet for a few hours? Download a map and just go to Bic camera.
>>2427307i think in this case the egg is a dip for the beef
>>2426660Amazing album. Rip his band mate tho.Anyways I’m bored with life. My best and only friend moved to JP in 2018, and before that we always talked about moving together. Neither of us are weebs, and he’s asexual and I probably do have a little bit of yellow fever but honestly Russian girls top all for me. We’re average geeks, average height and looking, not obnoxious. He’s doing well in Osaka and staying permanently now. Pretty much fluent. I am about to turn 27 and want to move somewhere within the country so we can play airsoft like we used to and game on the same servers. Here in the US I have been working for a Japanese expat chef who has several VERY high profile restaurants in my city and I’ve just fallen in love with the food. I know zero Nihongo so I want to just do one of those language schools and live off of savings for a bit. Only one problem:When I was younger I was “arrested” for stealing from a store (for a value less than $100, class C misdemeanor) but I wasn’t sub-18 so it didn’t auto expunge from my record when I became an adult. Besides that all I have is one speeding ticket. Will I be denied a visa based on this? I paid a $325 fine to the court and was on probation for 180 days and that was it. No parole officer or check ins or anything. Didn’t even have to appear before a judge. How fucked am I? Or can I pay an attorney to expunge my record?And before someone asks, I was 19 almost 20 and stole beer from a Target
>>2427363i can but if i could choose i wouldnt dumbass
>>2427372based underage drinker willing to risk any costs to get drunk. that’s some 80s movie shit
>>2427372You should be fine. They only care if it's serious (ie. drug related) and/or you've been sentenced to prison for 1 year+.Contact your local embassy to clarify. Or just Google the Japan immigration documents and laws.
Can anyone tell me what the COVID travelling requirements will be like in June and July this year flying from the UK?
>>2427383Let me get the crystal ball.
>>2427307>>2427371is there a guide for how to eat all this food? like I see images or videos of japanese foot sometimes and its confusing what dish is for what and whats garnish, what still needs to be cooked, etc.
Anyone have tips on getting rid of clothes in Tokyo? I've packed way too much and with the souvenirs and other shit that I've bought I'm short on luggage space.
>>2427397just leave them at the hotel?
>>2427406I was thinking of doing that, but would they cause any trouble if I leave a pile of clothes there? Charge a "cleanup" fee or something
>>2427383just get vaccinated, you fuck
>>2427389i need this too severely, i just learned that slurping is not a "sign of respect" as heralded in the west
>>2427410does japan have public trash cans or
>>2427427no. they really dont
>>2427421no? why would I?
>>2427427They are incredibly autistic with their trash, to the point some anon here would freeze his fruit/vegetable trash until he had enough volume to throw away according to the rules.
Convince me not to buy an Akiya
>>2427441because I am and so I don't need to ask retarded questions or worry
tokyo is lovely in the rain, had a great day yesterday visiting the fabric shops and kitchen supply storesanyone else think that the kobans are incredibly cosy?
>>2427446this dude is cool
>>2427448picked up some great ghibli, miffy and sanrio fabrics here for a gift
>>2427444>dont need to worryyou should be, enjoy your "unexpected" death while I enjoy japan.
>>2427449love how the blossoms look in the middle of the city in the rain
>>2427443Insulation is non-existent. Bugs and other pests are everywhere. Lots of drafts due to ill-fitting doors and windows. Floors might be rotting.But it's fun to renovate one and make it your own.
any anons know the best store for baseball jerseys in Tokyo?want to pick up a Hiroshima Toyo Carp shirt
>>2427442>>2427438uhh a hotel or hostel or shit like mcdonalds would have trashcans though right?
>>2427458Yeah. You can usually find them in or in front of convenience stores as well.
>>2427159You can tell Paolo's father-in-law does not exactly like him.
>>2427372>Here in the US I have been working for a Japanese expat chef who has several VERY high profile restaurants in my city and I’ve just fallen in love with the food. I know zero Nihongo so I want to just do one of those language schools and live off of savings for a bit.Chen Kenichi aka Iron Chef Chinese recently passed away: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Kenichi[ENG SUB] How to Make the Ultimate Mapo Tofu | The Iron Chef Chen Kenichi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1adosX3moP8
>>2427448You missed an opportunity to buy kitchenware if you need any>Kappabashi-dori, also known just as Kappabashi (Japanese: 合羽橋) or Kitchen Town, is a street in Tokyo between Ueno and Asakusa which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying the restaurant trade. These shops sell everything from knives and other kitchen utensils, mass-produced crockery, restaurant furniture, ovens, and decorations, through to esoteric items such as the plastic display food found outside Japanese restaurants.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappabashi-dorihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZUjnWLIZIk
>>2426666conbini onigiri or sandwich in/near my hotel then I will randomly enter literally any restaurant close to me when I get hungry again and eat whateverthen another conbini onigiri or sandwich near/in my hotel at the end of the day + any leftover wacky jap snacks I may have nabbed throughout the day. only local america has mouth watering food, I don't give much of a fuck what I eat here
>>2427426If you're in like a blatant meant for after hour business japs restaurants then it's totally fine to slurp. An actual sit-down for 30 minutes restaurant though? No don't slurp you fat retard.
how hard is it to get tickets to smaller rock/shoegaze bands or underground idol shows as a tourist? wanna see some cool shows while Im there
>>2427484>only local america has mouth watering foodName some mouth watering food you had in America because I am quite skeptical you can't find any in Japan
>>2427483thanks anon but that is precisely why I went, got a new wasabi grater, a great versatile cleaver and some chopsticks and rests for giftsstill want to get one of the blue banners they have outside ramen joints though the ones I found at Kappabashi were not great quality
>>2427486If they are really underground you could dm them on twitter/insta as ask where are they selling tickets.I've had quite a few of those lesser known idols reply to me before.
>>2427484You are aware that American chains like Denny's or TGI Fridays exist in Japan, right?
>>2427486>>2427489Loft Project owns five night clubs in Tokyo. (Even though their English website says they own 5 clubs, the main Japanese website lists 10 clubs!)1. “Shinjuku Loft” is music night club in Kabukicho. <Capacity> 500 people2. “Shinjuku Loft Plus One” is (#2)Talk Live House (Talk Live Show) club in Kabukicho. <Capacity> 200 people3. “Naked Loft” is music & talk live show in Kabukicho. <Capacity> 70 people (max)4. “Shimokitazawa Shelter” is music night club in Shimokitazawa. <Capacity> 250 people5. “Asagaya Loft A” is music & talk live show in Asagaya. <Capacity> 120 peoplehttp://www.loft-prj.co.jp/http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/en/https://fishmans.fandom.com/wiki/Shinjuku_LoftLoft Project also distributes a free music newspaper named RoofTop: https://rooftop1976.com/ and https://twitter.com/rooftop1976Shimokitazawa Shelter: https://twitter.com/shelter_1001Shinjuku Loft: https://twitter.com/shinjukuloftRoad to Guitar Hero Final Episode at Shimokitazawa Shelter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIXdqqzrlSwShinjuku Loft Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrH0FX5n9o
>>2427498thanks for the tip, i'll check it out
>>2427488Kaneso is a knife shop that was founded in the year 1873. Kaneso has a bigger collection of old knives while Honke Kenso is a newer shop that may have less knives than the original shop but they actually put in the effort to launch a website in English and also open social media accounts. Both knife shops' addresses can be easily found on Google Maps along with reviews.Kaneso (original store ran by 2 brothers): https://www.kanesoh.com/Kaneso Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm4nMNlfpaMSharpening Knives: 150 Years of Japanese Craftsmanship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPiyeO8TKkHonke Kaneso (ran by the son of one of the original shop founders and only located 100 meters away from the original store location): https://honke-kaneso.com/en/Honke Kaneso Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQGhCmcRSUHonke Kaneso Twitter: https://twitter.com/honke_kaneso
>>2427491That's not local, at all. If it's in Japan you realize that's an international chain?
Im going next week and i want to get a bottle of whisky for my uncle but i dont know anything about itany suggestions on exclusive/seasonal or hidden gems?
>>2427514Despite not being a Japanese whisky, Grand Old Parr is extremely popular with Japanese boomers and most Europeans never get a chance to drink Grand Old Parr because it is no longer for sale in Europe since the year 1980.>Grand Old Parr (often simply just Old Parr) is a blended Scotch whisky produced by Diageo in Scotland. Is named after the reputed oldest man in England. Launched in 1909, it is found in export markets such as Japan, Mexico, and South America especially in Japan and Colombia. The brand had ceased to be distributed in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe by the 1980shttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Old_Parrhttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB%E3%83%89%E3%83%BB%E3%83%91%E3%83%BChttps://www.oldparr.jp/
>>2427514I've always wondered if the whisky from Lost in Translation is any good.
>>2427260thank you for the advice.>>2427211gotcha
>>2427524suntory whiskey mixed with soda is extremely popular right now. it's called a "highball"
>>2427514>>2427524For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.
what's the best phone service in japan for long termI was told line mobile but apparently their cheap service ended
it's asking for a japanese address when i'm trying to book a hotel directly through their websitecan I just put the my country's embassy or some shit?
>Go to AnimeJapan>spend a couple hrs in the rain>half of the event is gacha games and talk panels >only thing I got was touhou and hatsune miku merch, which aren't even anime anywayYeah not doing that again
>>2427573check out itasha tengoku insteadhttps://itasha-tengoku.yaesu-net.co.jp/event/2023_odaiba/
>>2427574Oh I already got my ticket, pity the weather is gonna be shit
>>2427563mobal is best for short term trips and long term contracts too.https://www.mobal.com/
>>2427602Just don't exceed their daily limit (3gb iirc) or they'll cap your data speed to 30kb/s for a couple of days.
>>2426797I this happened to me too, I went to the pharmacy where I had the test, they never saw this before, but the lab had, they faxed over an amended report. I took a photo as a pdf with my iPhone and it was approved in a minute.>>242682072 hours of first flight
>>2427498any JK idol groups?
>>2427573>>2427574How do you find these anime events? Looking for some in April.