>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Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etc*NOTE: Currently out of date, but he is working on updating it on his own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.