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広島旅行 edition

As always, feel free to ask about:
>Traveling to Japan
>Living in Japan
>Teaching in Japan
>Joining the Yakuza
>Getting your weeb fantasies crushed

*Info on prostitution*
Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution.
Japan's sex industry is almost completely inaccessible to foreigners who do not speak Japanese. What is available can generally be found in the following links
>http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
>http://erolin.net/
>http://rockitrisingsun.com/
>http://hentaitokyo.com/
Note that most of these companies are owned by the same group so behave.

*Note about the JR Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.

>http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:
>7 day Pass: 29,110¥
>14 day Pass: 46,390¥
>21 day Pass: 59,350¥

Please check the /trv/ sticky before asking questions. It's filled with links to great resources, many of them specific to Japan travel.

Please refer to the old thread while it's still up. >>1398440
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>>1402189

Isn't there any hot girl's around Japan at least, pleease?
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>>1402215
What's going on?
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I'm going to Tokyo from May 21st-29th and then Osaka from the 29th to the 2nd. Can anyone recommend any good onsens around Tokyo? I don't mind taking a train out of the city to go to one out in a more natural setting. Onsens have always seemed comfy to me.
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>>1402298
You should go check that out over in Hakone. Most places and markets should have great deals on them.
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>>1402189
Aren’t you visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum?
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how long is a good travel time 1-3 weeks
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性根の腐ったアメリカ人たちが地獄に落ちますように。
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>>1402733
Who was that in the photo that's taken on there?
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>>1402808
American military (MP) did. このクソ悪魔。

Otherwise Japanese survivor, but that is not likely.
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>>1402819
That most likely happend back when the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing had occured back in the second world war there.
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>>1402445
Seems like fun.
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My 12 day itinerary takes me from Tokyo and ends in Hiroshima, and I wanted to spend my second to last night sitting in an onsen looking at Mt. Fuji. So far it's looking like a 6 hour journey on 4 trains to do it because it seems I have to go back to Tokyo before I can go out to Kawaguchiko or Hakone...am I an idiot for considering this? Would I be better off using a domestic airplane from Hiroshima?
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>>14030126 hour journey on 4 trains

?? Don’t you take Shinkansen
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My sister thinks she can bike the Shikoku Henro in ~3 weeks. She’s in okay shape but not super athletic. Is she crazy? I’m in pretty decent shape but I don’t think I could do it in that time. From what I’ve seen of elevation maps, it looks like it can be a rather strenuous journey.
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>>1403012
Trip is way too long/far for only 12 days and you won't see much, at least take the plane.
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>>1403312
Sounds very doable, some people walk it in 30 days.
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>>1403475
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>>1402189
I've worked all my life to teach in Japan. Do you think I have a shot? I heard Japanese people are very judgemental of looks, so please don't hold back.
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>>1403719
If your BMI is less than 25, you’ll be fine. Obesity is one of the worst disgraces in Japan.

BMI calculator
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
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>>1403719
Where is your jawline?
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Anyone know anything about Japanese baseball? I'm thinking about seeing a game in Osaka in the middle of June, what's a popular team that'll have a fun atmosphere at the stadium?
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>>1404110
The fat man of the picture is not a baseball player, you know. It’s “Shikyu Shiki,” which is “first ball throwing ceremony” in Japanese baseball league.
That Sumo wrestler serves a roll to throw a first ball. Famous actoresses often serve that roll recently.
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>>1403763
Even though your BMI turned out over 25, don’t be sad. You make your hair a ponytail and wear Yukata kimono. Then people will absolutely think you must be a Sumo trainee and that’s why you are fat.
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>>1404191
>over 25 years ago
So it has been this long ago already now?
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>>1404194
No, I meant if your BMI is over 25, that means you are obese. Being fat is terribly shame in Japan, but you can just pretend be a Sumo wrestler as waring Yukata and ponytail.
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>>1404196
That's true, plus it's especially not good for your health as well. But yeah, you don't tend to see a lot people who are obese in Japan as much as you would like in North America though.
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>>1404184
Yeah I typed "Japanese baseball" into google images and none were funny enough so I searched "sumo baseball". That said, sort of disappointed that was a first throw and not some sort of "all-sumo" one off game. That would have been great to watch.
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>>1404199

What about Europe? There's like a lot of obese people over there too.
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Fuck, I get a chuckle out of weebs adopting Japanese mindsets when the Japanese will never truly adopt them.

Anyway, I am in a Dilemma, go to Hakone (not going in hot springs) or go to Kamekura...for my day trip.

Or should I just go to 'Old Edo' can someone please advise, this is the only thing I haven't planned at all yet.
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>>1404310
Do kamakura. I've done both, I was lucky to be able to see Fuji. But kamakura was more fun with all the old temples, the big Buddha statue and the chill beach. Really cozy seaside town.
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>>1402189
Second time going to Japan.

I bought my tickets for 16-27th August since that's the only time my work would let me.

It was 930 dollars round trip from San Diego to Tokyo. Japan Airlines. Fuck.

Last time I only spent 750 in October. Did I buy my tickets too soon? I just bought on impulse because Kayak was saying buy now and all the stats showed the tickets rising dramatically.

I can fly united for 100 dollars cheaper. Is it worth the savings?
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>>1404337
I would say that you could go for United, however is it also going to be like a direct flight to Tokyo though?
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>>1404372
Well, it's on the same flights as the rest are there.
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>>1403763
Wait, are you honestly calling me fat? I'll have you know I am average here in the US. There are people way fatter than me here. I've even been called skinny. How do I measure my BMI? I can tell you its less than a sumo wrestler.

>>1404092
Not everyone is a Chad. I have a jawline. Its probably just a bad angle from my webcam.
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>>1404501
> How do I measure my BMI?
There's a calculator on that site, but here you go: BMI=(mass in kilograms) / (height in meters)^2.
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>>1404507
>https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
It said my BMI is 36.6. I may have a few extra pounds, but I wouldn't call myself fat.
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>>1404522
Dude, unless you're a bodybuilder, 36 is A LOT. I have "few extra pounds" and my BMI is around 25.
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>>1404525
>>1403719
Does it look like I work out? No I am not a bodybuilder. So will I be openly mocked in Japan or will it be hidden mocked?
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>>1404522
Hi fatso
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>>1404522
what's your waist size, we'll tell you if you're a fat fuck
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>>1404551
It makes scecne right now.
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>>1404603
>>> Is the forever forests, really this dangerous over in Japan?
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>>1404372
It was not direct. Just cheaper. Also gets to Japan earlier in the day.
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>>1404850
Well, she could've have been dressed up in a costume as well though.
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>>1403763
>25.1
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>>1403011
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Victim_of_Atomic_Bomb_of_Nagasaki_01.jpg>>1403011
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>>1404501
America has very skewed standards. People thought I was thin in America, but in Japan, everyone thought I was a fat fuck when I first arrived.

Now I'm down 40 pounds and I'm average weight here. To Americans I know, I look sick. Yet I feel healthier than ever.
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>>1404501
>not being obese is considered skinny in Burgerland
My sides.
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>>1403719
>I've worked all my life to teach in Japan.
Please tell me this is a joke. It's akin to saying you worked all your life to work at Burger King. It's a skill-less job that garners no respect.
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Anyone else ever gotten a Japanese massage before (not the happy ending kind)? Just had one and holy shit that was intense.
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How does one teach English to children without knowing their native language? All the foreign language teachers I've had spoke English.
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>>1405082
I think they technically do not teach but just demonstrate English.
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>>1404310
Hakone is the shit, spent 3 days there this past fall...it's an awesome mountain town.

Make sure to go to Hakone Open Air museum, also the Hakone Ropeway and sulphur springs.
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As a yuropoor I've never been to a Baseball match.
Is it worth it to cash in a on an expensive seat near the batter?
Peraphs it's ok to have a cheap seat in the back?
Any tips?
I want to go see the Eagles in july at Sendai.
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>>1405065
>>> That's so true now! ;)
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>>1405018
I've studied Japanese culture, language, and deeply researched their way of life as best as I can from being outside of Japan all of my life. That is what I mean by 'worked', not physically worked at a job. Learn English.

>>1405016
I've even had health experts call me healthy. Laugh all you want. I am healthy.

>>1405065
I feel this is directed at me, even though it was not addressed to me. Please stop bullying me. I was just trying to seek help.

>>1405021
How was it? What did you have to do? Do you have to be naked? Did they offer happy ending?

>>1405013
Thank you. Any tricks to losing weight or should I just wait until I get to Japan to do it?
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>>1405156
>health experts
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>>1405156
you're fat. obscenely so by asian standards. they freak out over 5 pounds of fat. you're looking at at least 30-50 depending on your height.

fucking deal you pussy
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First time going to Japan. I'm staying in Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture for two months in the summer. I'll be renting a small room in a mansion with my wife, and they are gracious enough to cook us breakfast every weekday for a small fee. For most of my meals, I'm planning to buy food at a local grocery store and cook at home. How feasible is this? What foods are overpriced and should be avoided? What stores are overpriced? Also, what are the best places to buy meat? I've always wondered if fish markets are really a good deal or are just tourist traps.

>>1405156
>Please try to refrain from asking questions about prostitution.

You have to be a troll dude. Doctors will tell any fat fuck that they are healthy, because yeah you're healthy NOW, but in 20 years you'll have a steel railroad spike instead of a kneecap and your arteries will be tighter than a nun's butthole.

Poe's law grows exponentially among weebs, fuck.
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>>1405197
Are the food prices at the grocery stores that expensive or are they pretty cheap over in Kawasaki? Most of the restraunts from how I've heard of are even quite expensive though.
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>>1405156
>I've studied Japanese culture, language, and deeply researched their way of life
Ken-sama got a son, it would seem.
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>>1405204
>Are the food prices at the grocery stores that expensive or are they pretty cheap over in Kawasaki?

Well I'm not sure. That's what I'm asking.
>I'm planning to buy food at a local grocery store and cook at home. How feasible is this? What foods are overpriced and should be avoided?
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>>1405065
>>> Fuma Oyabu-San!
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>>1405288
Yeah, they fucking ck!
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I dont understand Japan.

Half of the people aren't having sex, apparently, but also sex and prostitute and porn is a massive and common industry?

Explain.

Also, in general, what percentage of Japanese women are thus fucked up whores who go on dates or fuck for money and have possibly been a prostitute?
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That feel when no "Japan General' in title

How do people typically dress in Japan in May, or in general? I am bringing a lot of short sleeve button down shirts and polos and a denim jacket, as well as sneakers and loafers. The rest mostly t-shirts, and only about 1 long sleeve button down shirt. Will I be okay with this? Or do they always wear long sleeve button downs, for example?

Sorry to repeat, I appreciate the response in the last thread
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>>1405296
Normally they would mostly be dressing up just casual clothing like shorts, t-shirts, jeans, and what not. Although I've seen some people dressed up into traditional dresses for their culture and almost seen some gashuas.
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>>1405302
>> Although I've seen some people dressed up into traditional dresses for their culture and almost seen some gashuas "around there."

I also have a picture right over here too.
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>>1404234
Not where I live you clearly notice which of the people are tourists due to them being fatter and smaller than the natives. And if it's a very obese person (both male and female) it's 100% an American.

Somehow Americans are the only ones that actually have outliers of extremely obese people that get stared at in public.
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Ordered tickets to Tokyo from june 21 to july 5th till I go to Taiwan. I'm looking to explore Akihabara and Mt Fuji. I don't really know that much of japan besides anime. Perhaps Nagano too, but it is pretty hot in the summer so I'm thinking about skipping hot springs. Any recommendations? Also, is it possible to order lodgings in Mt Fuji? Me and my pals like to go hiking.
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>>1405293
Lots of girls in japan are whores. They come to the West all the time for free english lessons. Doesn't seem like the most efficient way, but why not mix sex with education right?
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>>1405293
Have you seen how the average Jap looks? They are the ugliest people on the planet (not exaggerating) half of the population has no sex because they are too ugly to approach even with a ten foot pole.

Google "japanese class pictures" and look through all the results. Look how ugly all those people are my picture is not cherry picking.

In the west porn stars look like the top 20% of western women. In Japan porn stars look like the top 0.01% of Japanese women. So people develop these really high standards of both male and female looks and Japanese people can't possibly satisfy these. So they just refuse to hook up at all and instead just drown themselves in porn, this is true for both the female and male population of Japan.

t. 英会話 teacher for 3 years never seen a Japanese woman above 6/10 looks in all that time even though I spend the majority of my time outside.
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>>1405319
sour grapes the post

70% of america is obese and 50% of europe is at least 30 pounds too heavy

it's like a bear. the bear is far more repulsed by you than you are of it. japanese hate you too davido kun
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>>1405319
It's quite a bit of long time ever since you've been teaching then.
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>>1405319
>t. 英会話

you mean subhuman.
Go back to whatever shithole you came from if you're going to complain like a fucking faggot.

>waaaah I can't fuck girls therefore they ugly

I guarantee this poster has a small dick.
Probably never paid attention to all of the disgusting dykes in america.
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>>1405319
there are at least 4 fuckable girls there.

>neckbeard with high standards

Who'da think...
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>>1405319
>>> teaching girls
The majority of them are pretty much all Japanese.
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>>1405319
I wonder if there's any more Muslim brotherhood available to the classmates on there?
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>>1405319
We found the virgin who failed to lose his v-card in Japan!
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>>1405197
ok store, Big-A, and gyomu super are three well-known discount supermarket chains. I use them a lot. Also seiyu is like Japanese Walmart and is often pretty cheap.
If none of these are close to where you are staying, Life, Aeon, or daiei shouldn't be too bad. Go late at night for discounted meat/fish/bentos/etc. usually around 9pm or later. If you're lucky, they'll start putting discount stickers on stuff around 8pm.

If you want good meat, go to a butcher. If you want good fish, I recommend kakujou (角上) which is a fish market chain from Niigata. I've never had bad fish from Kakujou. It's not necessarily cheap but it's high quality fish.
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So my buddies and I are going to Japan. How do we rent an airbnb and split the prices? Or should we just stay in a hostel. This is tokyo by the way.
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>>1405396
up 2 u
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>>1405399
So, there's no marginal difference between hostel or airbnb?
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>>1405403
big difference. depend on u if like. u big boy u choos
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Didn't realize the other thread was dead so I'll ask here.

I have 10 days, is it overkill to just stay in tokyo for the entire trip? I can extend my stay a day or two if that would make it easier to visit other nearby place.
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>>1405410
You could literally live in Tokyo for 10 years and not see everything it has to offer.
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>>1405419
I'm talking about those "must-see" places. I get that there bunch of good smaller place around, but I'm just hitting up the big ones.
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>>1405410
If you're a weeb, 10 days will easily be filled in Tokyo.
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>>1405391
Perfect! There is a butcher and an OK-store near my place, both within a ten-minute walk. Thanks for the helpful reply!
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is going to osaka by itself worth it for the JR pass? The one way trip alone is already about 14k. Unless there's a cheaper way to go to osaka.
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I'll be heading back to Japan from August 16th to the 27th. I've been once already back in October for 21 days. I went from Tokyo>Takayama>Kanazawa>Kyoto>Osaka>Tokyo

This time I dont plan on leaving Tokyo with exception of day trips since my gf lives and works there.

She will be working during some of the days. My question is what I should do in Tokyo? I have yet to do Tokyo Tower, Skytree, Mori tower. Are these worth visiting?

What else would one recommend if you want to go "deeper" into Tokyo. Obvious recommendations that you wouldn't recommend to somebody that is trying to visit all of Japan but since I'll be in Tokyo the entire time what are some things you recommend?
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>>1405441
Osaka's a good launch point to base yourself in if you want to visit other places around Kansai. It's the major rail hub of the area so everything connects through there and it's more well known for it's food and nightlife then for it's sights. The stuff worth seeing in places like Kyoto and Nara typically close up around 5, so you could spend daytrips in those spots and return to Osaka to take in the nighttime scene. Might be able to snag cheaper hostels there compared to Kyoto too
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>>1405459
I'm planning on staying in tokyo for 7 days, and osaka+surrounding areas for the next 5. Beside the castle, I don't really have any plan in osaka.
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>>1405156
It was not one you'd be offered a happy ending for. I ordered it through the ryokan I was at.

An older Japanese guy showed up to my room and asked me to lay on my side with my clothes still on. He then preceded to target every single pressure point he could with as much strength as he could muster. Hurt like hell in some spots because I just finished a 22km hike. It was 4000¥ for 40 minutes. There was no fusing around with calming music and the like that you'd expect in the US.
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guys
im going next week
when will i 'find myself' ?
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>>1405507
自殺してください
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In Kyoto and want to go out to a club and make out with japanese girls. Simple as that. Where to go?
t. 21 swedish normalfag
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>>1405523
How good is your Japanese ability?
しゃべれないとキスできない。
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>>1405532
None
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>>1405537
そうなら無理です
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>>1405396
Have them send you money after booking or vice versa

>>1405403
Hostels generally have more come and go ease of things, and you don't have to worry about a security deposit not coming back. Hostels you can pretty much come and go 24/7 check out is usually just saying bye bye, or dropping off your key/fob at the desk. Most have a locker system or you can check bags behind the desk, and will have more than one shower for you and your buddy. I stay in hostels always unless airbnb is the only thing in town. The drawback for hostels are however, less privacy unless you book a private room which most all have. I'm fine with saving some money sleeping in a capsule/bunk over getting a room in some dudes apartment
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>>1405319
But i have been to Japan, and i saw hordes and hordes of ridiculously beautiful women, my boner was immense.

This is a general trend among asian women, they look fucking ugly and almost deformed as teenagers, then somehow they break out into being amazing and stunning, and no its not surgery most of the time, i think they just grow into their looks, and their eyes develop late.
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>>1405441
Flying to Osaka is cheaper, but you still have to deal with going to the airport/security/leaving the airport. Night flights aren't feasible since you are in the air for like an hour tops
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>>1405532
キスできないかもけど中出しは大丈夫でしょ?
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>>1405544
いや、それも絶対無理です。
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Does anyone have any reccomended youtube channels about Japan. Tokyo inparticular.

I have looked at a lot and want to find some new stuff to watch
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>>1405548
this slow tv style immersive walk through regions of japan is pretty comfy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qGiXY1SB68
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>>1405537
That's how many kisses you'll be getting.
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>>1405550
My god im crying im so excited to see this in a few weeks
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would it be stupid of me if i dont go to tsukiji market? Am i gonna miss out
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>>1405556
Is seeing raw fish an unmissable thing to you?
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>>1405561
Im also talking about the food there to eat anon. Not just seeing raw fish :)
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>>1405561
More than just seeing raw fish. Some of the best sushi in Japan and some amazing food stands.
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>>1405542
Some of them start looking stunning when they're a bit younger but yeah I agree.
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>>1405574
Well fuck. I dont wanna miss it then. Ill try to squeeze it in out itinerary. Theyre open only until 2pm right?
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>>1405476
What was your Hike?
I hiked around 20km to Koya and really liked it. Got any Long/medium stuff to reccomend?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeccAtqd5K8

do yall know where the karaoke scene of Run Away With Me's music video was shot in Tokyo?

Been searching on google and even watched behind the scenes and no clue! Please help!
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>>1405576
>>1405576
The restaurants around the area are open longer depending on what you're looking for. You should research which restaurants you want to go to beforehand perhaps? And some days certain restaurants aren't open, so make sure that the day you're planning doesn't coincide with the one day they close their business.

The fish market itself is only okay in my opinion. The only reason to go is for food, which means you'll be exploring the restaurants in the immediate area rather than the fish market itself.

Other than that, I recommend the tamagoyaki shop. There's a couple of them around but there's one with a crazy line that's quite good.
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>>1405635
i actually dont have a list i just wanna try the sushis in the area. but ill research on that
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>>1405625
heres a screenshot

and behing the senes video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMguGNCtpO4

if its impossible to know, any similar karaoke bar thats high up with a nice view of tokyo?
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>>1405641
Well, it looks like that she was also featured in the (Behind The Scenes) video too as you can see her on the left there in the background.
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>>1405625
After running a google search in Japanese for the filming locations, I found out it was (likely) at a karaokekan (karaoke box chain)

Based on a few scenes from the video, I think it's the Shinjuku shop. Now, there's quite a few karaokekan shops around Shinjuku, so I'll give you the address.

1 Chome-1-5-12 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023

You may want to search for more カラオケ館 locations on google maps tho because you may find a different location with similar views. I think the Roppongi one had views of Tokyo tower which is really nice at night.
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>>1405657
Uhm... yes thats her music video. Whats your point?

>>1405660
Could be karaoke kan since its the most popular chain. Im actually planning to go to the shibuya branch since lost in translAtion was filmed there.

But i feel like the shinjuku one is better and looks like the one in the music video
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Now CL has no personals what is the next best way to find horney nips?
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>>1405319
This was my exact experience with Japan.

I've been through all of Asia on holidays as I live in Taiwan and have to go overseas for my Job. Japanese women are by far the ugliest women out of all the east Asians. The shitty teeth (I know it's a fashion statement but it still looks bad). The slouched flat bodies, the relatively lime colored skin tone and general quality of their faces are not that great. Japanese women DO have the best fashion sense and the best hair quality/haircuts/natural hair color variety.

Korean women have better faces and the best teeth in Asia. They also have a good fashion sense just behind Japan and a more ivory/pink skintone compared to Japan's lime skintone. They tend to be smaller than Japanese women and have just as bad curves as Japanese

Chinese women (non-peasants in first tier cities and taiwan) actually have very good boddies. Having a big ass and big tits while still being skinny is pretty normal to see in China. They have better teeth than Japanese women and somewhat prettier faces (still worse than koreans).

I personally think middle-class Chinese women are the most attractive east asians.

That said personality wise, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese all have really fucked up personalities and should be rated 1/10 even compared to the most bitchy western bimbo out there.
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>>1405638
If you plan on walking the area with minimal plans and hopes to eat good food, you should be okay. Bring cash because most places don't take cards in tsukiji. Try kaisendon.
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>>1405354
Definitely some pretty girls in that pic, so what an absolutely terrible example of "ugly Japan".

And honestly, the average student looking "ugly" practically applies to any country. This is even more apparent if you go outside of major cities and look at what the rural areas offer.

>>1405542
I'm also guessing that their makeup game really improves once they leave high school as well. But yeah, I sometimes feel like a slob or underdressed when walking the streets of Tokyo or Kyoto due to how everyone else looks.
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>>1405663
But yeah, it is true that the shinjuku one does look better out of both of them pretty much now.
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Just got accepted into a Japanese university (MEXT) for a 5 year bachelors degree.

I will be getting about $1800 a month in scholarships. Is this enough to life off of? And is it reasonable to be able to work a part-time job next to a full-time study in a Japanese university?
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>>1405550
it's just like persona 5!!!
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>>1405699
The home area of P5 is pretty faithfully recreated, it's the neighbourhood Altus' office is located in. Even the back alley sento/laundry is identical to how it looks irl
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>>1405698
Whoa nice can you explain how you went about scoring the MEXT? I heard the requirements are pretty tough. What's the major?
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I'm thinking about using the Olympics as an excuse to go to Japan in 2020, would I be able to handle myself with an intermediate level of Japanese? For the usual things like booking etc.
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>>1405708
How long are you going to be over there for like?
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>>1405708
People go with 0 japanese and are fine, seriously all the signs are english/japanese. Unless you're going to go hitch hike around the remote country side, you should be fine. Knowing japanese is good but not required.

Keep in mind when the Olympics are, how much of a clusterfuck it will be getting a room and such, and crowded with tourists over what it is normally will be
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>>1402189
If going to Japan for a year, should I pack heavy or light? What's something that I should pack that I think I shouldnt, or vice versa?
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I'm planning to go to Japan in August and it's my first time flying, do you think it'd be a bad idea to get really drunk one night, I'll be on my own and was thinking it might be fun, also is the drinking age 20 or 21 in Japan and how would they check for id?
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>>1405737

Most all flights allow for 2 checked bags, unless you really want to have some "fun" shopping, pack about 2-3 weeks of clothes. Then just basic things like laptop and such, for anything small just get it there. Clothing sizes are just kinda hard.

>>1405748
>do you think it'd be a bad idea to get really drunk one night, I'll be on my own and was thinking it might be fun

I do it all the time, drinking age is 20 but no one checks a foriegner
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>>1405714
Probably around 1 week, the Olympics start in 24th July and end in 9th August.
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I got back home after a month in Japan and I'm getting the fabled post-Japan blues, anyone else?
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>>1405702
I'm from a very small European country so I think there weren't that much contestants and as far as I know MEXT prioritizes having as much different nationalities represented as possible.

I speak a bit of Japanese (About N3) and am fluent in English which probably raised my prospects. I also already did 1 year of Uni study with the same major in my country.

Major is Electrical Engineering. Don't know how I feel about living in Japan for 4 straight years though. Afraid I might get disillusioned like many posts I read on /trv/
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>>1405816

>Major is Electrical Engineering. Don't know how I feel about living in Japan for 4 straight years though. Afraid I might get disillusioned like many posts I read on /trv/

I've posted in a few of those living in 'japan can be shit' threads, but keep in mind a lot of that is because the OP's talked of it being some wildly magical place where everything is great. Toyko is pretty depressing to live/work in just because it's such a mega city. Overall Japan is a fine place to live in so long as you go in knowing that work standards are highly different than anywhere in the US/EU, and that the social structure is like no where else in the world.
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>>1405761
Well it's like going to be two years from now anyways, so yeah.
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>>1405844
so what do you mean exactly right there?
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>>1405293
>Nobody is having sex
>Wtf why is porn and prostitution so popular???

Nigga you just answered your own fucking question. Also from what I understand, the number of Japanese women who have done porn, prostitution, compensation dating, or worked in a snack/girls bar or hostess club is obscenely high, like more than 1 in 10 or some shit.
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>>1405319
This is really not true, not even a weeb. On average, in the larger cities especially, they're more attractive than Western women. They take care of themselves better too. I will allow that Japanese women tend to have more odd physical conditions than in the West, like the stereotypical fucked-up teeth, body hair, and keloids.

Now their personalities and mental state on the other hand, jesus fucking christ yabai...
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>>1405293
>people aren't having sex
Ton's of people are having sex, most just aren't having children. Japan went through a HUGE economical computers with the electronic boom where people were fucking and having kids. Then Korea and china were like "hey 'let's also make a shit ton of money like japan" and started stealing the market from them, people had lesser kids, work became shitter, and people slumped a bit. Japan is now getting back to a pre-boom era in terms of population, which isn't really such a bad thing for them to do given their land mass, housing, and other constraints.

>sex and prostitute and porn is a massive and common industry?
Do you not no what condoms are or birth control? people will fuck till the end of time, but use of birth control is big in japan. Sex is a huge thing in japan, don't let the amount of fat weebs who went there not getting offered so much as a hand job fool you
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>>1405825
Uni in Japan is considered easy as shit, but I'm not sure how true that is for a serious degree like electrical engineering. The fact you're getting payed/a scholarship will also help you out immensely.

The reason why people are disillusioned with Japan is because they work here, not because they're being paid to study here.
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>>1405874
No I know but if you're doing Uni in japan you can probably expect some offers, especially in EE
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>>1405669
Yep! Just gonna eat around the area. I just wanna try the food on tsukiji thats it. Are some restaurants or stalls open til late? Like around 5pm?
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>>1405894
Many restaurants around the area close around 2-5 or 2-6 but then reopen for dinner, so maybe try to be there earlier for lunch. And be aware that some restaurants may have wait times. Food stalls might be open the whole time but I'm not sure as I went from 10am-1pm since I had other plans that day anyway
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>>1405293
Japan is full of beta cucks who pay for chicks to cuddle with them and fuck dolls
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>>1405894
Thats pretty much when the bars restaurants are opened until right from then.
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>>1405907
Ok i guess i have to be there before 2? Thats more ideal? I wanna try the kaisendon thing you said. Arrival on narita is 11:30pm. Then we stay in otsuka so i dont know if we can make it to tsukiji if we go there first thing :(
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>>1405909
Japan just has a really fucking large industry for sex, they cater to a lot of weird shit
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>>1405915
So 5pm onwards i could still eat good sushi around the tsukiji area??
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>>1405698
Another MEXT student here, just arrived in Japan this April. I'm here for 2 years though.

You're gonna be fine, mate. Scholarship is more than enough generally speaking, but it also kind of depends on where you're going to live. Dorms are cheap, shared house is a bit more expensive, renting an apartment - even more so. Especially if you're gonna live in Tokyo, the rent could easily take up to 50% of your monthly scholarship.
Part-timing as a MEXT student isn't exactly encouraged (since you're supposed to study/do research first and foremost), but it is possible. You'll have an orientation shortly after you arrive and the university staff will cover all those matters.
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>>1405930
if you're trying to eat at the market your luck is p shit after 2pm
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>>1405930
Yes, but I believe wait times will be longer. And fish will always be fresher in the morning.
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>>1405869
>hostess club
That and prostitution are wildly different.
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Got rear ended today 4 days before driving to LAX ( from Northern California) to leave for japan.

Luckily my car is still in driving condition, but holy fuck is kami-sama trying to make me miss my vacation or what
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Has anyone ever worked for any of the eikaiwa companies? Specifically Interac?
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>>1405665
>Having a big ass and big tits while still being skinny is pretty normal to see in China.
I need to make a visit to China one day then. I have a friend who went to China to teach and was married within a month. He was the least-adjusted creepiest awkard guy with girls. Even in the wedding photo he has the creepiest smile. Feel bad for the girl. And feel bad for him for settling for such a girl.
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Going to Japan in 5 days for a week. Since I don't know any Japanese and am a 4/10 guy I have no chance with real japanese girls so I'm thinking of going to a Foreign Friendly soapland and paying 300 dollars for an hour with one of their girls.
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>>1405952
>Has anyone ever worked for any of the eikaiwa companies?

Don't think so man.
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>>1405963
So you guy's haven't worked for any of them yet I'd supposed there?
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>>1405708

I would suggest that you should definetly go check out how they toss the javelin up in thin air too when their doing parts of the Olympic games. It's pretty cool I'll tell y'all right now.
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>>1405065
>>> Hey Hey Hey!!! It's "Fat Albert"!!! :D
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Right now my suitcase is a medium size one: 70 x 50 x 30 cm (the actual size is a bit smaller).
Would this fit on the shinkansen or the local train? Would it get in the way during travel?

I'm planning on carrying this and a small backpack.
My other option is a small luggage 40 x 50 x 30 cm plus one of those backpackers' pack.
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I really wanna see the Japanese countryside? Any recommendations? I plan on going sometime in between the fall-winter. Have thought about Akita, wasn't sure.
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>>1405980
Takayama.
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>>1405962
Even 4/10s can get it if..
Are you white?
Are you fit/not fat?
Are you tall?(extra benefits)
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>>1405930
Just go in the morning/early afternoon to:

Tsukiji Sushi Say Honten

Amazing quality fish with good prices. The staff is also kind.
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>>1405664
Tinder
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>>1405980
Hakodate
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can some anon take me to a maid cafe?
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>>1405997
>>1405991
That actually depending on your price ranges there.
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>>1405991
I only go to Trap maid cafes.
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>>1405984
Yep i changed our plan and gonna go to tskiju around 8am. Honten looks nice. And cheap since the other anon's suggestion they say is pricey
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>>1405952
Interac isn't an eikaiwa company, but yes, there are some Interac employees in this thread.

>>1405967
>So you guy's haven't worked for any of them yet I'd supposed there?
If this is what you're working with, maybe teaching English isn't for you.
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What are the best places to pick up some fresh male butt?
I know Japan isnt super big on queermosexuals but theres still probably a gay scene in the bigger cities
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>>1406044
Shinjuku 2-Chome
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>>1406048
So its just shinjuku or bust? Looked on other websites and im only seeing ni chome
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>>1406049
i don't really know many other places that are tailored towards gays as much as nichome. That said, I was once hit on by a gay guy in a club in Shibuya so I'm sure it's possible anywhere
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Any recommendations for a language school in Tokyo? Looking to get from N3 to N1 in maybe one year
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>>1406051
Not that guy but i wanna know more gay neighborhoods that isnt a given already. I heard nichomenis nice. I just want young hip gays
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Is there any particular area in Tokyo that gets really crowded and should be avoid on the weekend?
On the other hand, any place that should be priority on weekend?
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>>1406029
That other guy wasn't me. Are they a private contractor for the public school system? I'm just looking for someone to post experiences. From what I've seen most people just bitch about the pay and no benefits.
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Will be in tokyo for 7 days and made my itinerary already so i would know how much money i'll spend on transpo. its around 4000 yen based on google maps. not counting the 2 days that i havent plotted yet.

should i get one of those 3-day train pases thing or nah?
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Just got back from a 7 day trip, was amazing.

Anyways, want to go back, but should I wait until 2020 for the Olympics? has anyone ever traveled for Olympics in other cities, and could compare cities that are preparing for Olympics vs. just ordinary cities?
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What are some good places to charge your phone in Japan? (Besides your hotel and Starbucks).

Also, why does my travel sim include a way to add data if it’s cheaper to just buy a new one?
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Anyone ever got kancho'd in Japan?
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>>1406133
>kancho
I just looked it up. Does that really happen? If i'm around small children should I cover my asshole?
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>>1406133
lmaooo i googled it and that was a thing here in our country when i was in grade school.
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>>1406133
Yes, but I work with children. Some 3-4 year olds will grab breasts too, yelling "oppai!" They usually only do kancho if they're pretty familiar with you or if the kid is pretty yancha
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>>1406138
can I grab your breast and yell oppai too?
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I wanna play pachinko because I feel like I need to try it at least once. But also, I’m probably only gonna play it once. What is the absolute best pachinko machine I can find? Or alternatively: what’s the most over-the-top ridiculous pachinko machine?
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>>1406142
It wasn't too over the top, but I liked the Lupin The Third one because I'm a big fan. Either find something branded after what you like or just walk around and watch people playing. Be warned though that it's confusing as hell if you don't speak Japanese.
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>>1405983
I'm a 4/10 tall skinny fat white guy low social skills. Where would I even go in Japan if I wanted to be with a girl without paying?
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>>1406138
>Some 3-4 year olds will grab breasts too, yelling "oppai!

JUST LIKE MY /ss/ HENTAI DOUJINSHI!!!
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It just so happens that I will have a day of free time in Sapporo this autumn. What would you suggest to do?
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>>1406163
Some of the hostels and restaurants are really good.
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>>1406167
>>> true that now!
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>>1406167
>>1406175
aside from the food, what sights should I not miss?
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>>1406062
>Is there any particular area in Tokyo that gets really crowded and should be avoid on the weekend?
Depends. Shibuya has become a shithole lately, weekend or not. It used to be lovely but now its worse than kabukicho or roppongi.
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>>1406044
I went to japan with my gay buddy last year and we just went into a random gay bar and he got his dick sucked in the toilet in about 10 minutes while the barkeeper who looked like ryu from street fighter was flirting me up.
Getting laid as a homo in japan is pretty easy I guess.
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>>1406177
You should definetly go check out the Odori Park, mostly because their' s a huge fountain with a sculpture on there. It's actually considered to be one of the best and really neat tourists attraction places to visiti in the city.
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Tokyo is fucking crowded with tourists these days. I know it's hypocritical but going to a ramen place only to stand in line with 20 white girls in tank tops who are bitching and complaining why they have to wait and start sitting down on the stairs looking miserable and generally being unpleasant really puts a dent in the experience.
Other cities don't seem to be affected that much, but travelling to tokyo has really been incredibly popular recently with the wrong crowd. Why are they even going there if they hate absolutely everything about japan and air it to the public in a volume you cant overhear.
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>>1406220
Stop eating in akihabara
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>>1406223
Ichiran shibuya actually. But shibuya generally has become a complete shithole full of trash, garbage and bottakuri touts.
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>>1406227
>Ichiran

Well there's your problem. Lot of tourists specifically go to eat at this franchise as it's the "#1" ramen in Japan.
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>>1406227
>go to ultra touristy place
>WTF SO MANY TOURISTS

I don't even have to look up on google to know that's probably on many many tour group guides or ranked in the top 5 places to visit for ramen on trip advisor
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>>1406220
>go to country's capital
>wtf man tourists

lol
brainlet
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>>1406260
>>1406255
>>1406250
10 years ago there were WAY LESS tourists in tokyo.
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>>1406260
Even 2012 in shibuya you saw hardly any white people. Now it's 50 percent tourists.
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>>1406273
>>1406265
There's supposed to be a lot more tourists today though pretty much so.
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>>1406273
Go to Hida-Osaka then, enjoy NEVER seeing anyone white but yourself then.
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>>1406265
Oh totally, not disagreeing with that observation either. I've visited Japan the last 3 years and every year I've seen it get "worse". It's gotten to the point that it sometimes feels that the foreigners outnumber the locals.
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>>1406285
10 years ago you were basically one of 10 white people in shibuya. It feels completely different now, also much more dirt on the streets there. Shibuya is to be avoided.
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>>1406283
You don't even need to go that far. Ikebukuro should be fine, or saitama. Literally no whiteoids there.
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>>1403763
>>1404191
>>1404196
>>1404199
>>1404234
>>1404501
>>1404507
>>1404522
>>1404525
>>1404902
>>1405013
BMI is the worst type of pseudo-science. If there is any corollary between your BMI and how healthy/fit you are it is more likely to be a coincidence than it is to be an indicator.
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So if I stay at a hostel, do I need to carry all my cash and laptop with me at all time?
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>>1406307
Well I mean you could still leave your laptop in your room, however though you just have to make sure that you store it safely into either your book bag or luggage. You might also want to consider about including like a padlock with you too.
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>>1406287
you can still differentiate yourself from the other tourists by actually speaking Japanese.
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>>1406334
I do. But it's still annoying and whatever goodwill the tokyo population had for gaijin will be soon used up by all those culturally insensetive ogres that waddle through shibuya and drop burger wrappers and cans while they're walking.
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>>1406287
I understand that I was contributing to that throng of tourists, but it was kind of sad when I went a few months ago. Major cities lose their charm bit by bit every year as they globalize. Tokyo is way better off than most, but still. Are there any locals starting to panic that they're going to be outnumbered yet?
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>>1406265
>>1406273
Hey blame Abe if you're so mad about it - also blame Japan for literally wanting to participate in world events.

We're near the Olympics, Japan's economy is doing better right now - and the world is more connected than ever - so it's only normal this would happen.

If you want Japan to be closed off you have to take Shinzo Abe out of power.

Reminder though, this may mean that you also wouldn't be in Japan if that were the case. Just something to think about.
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>>1406342
>Reminder though, this may mean that you also wouldn't be in Japan if that were the case. Just something to think about.
It's a hard question would I rather be deported or see it become less and less Japanese. I'm just afraid they're going to go full retard and open the floodgates.
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>>1406336
So what Japanese city isn't overrun by white tourists?
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>>1406350
Most of them could never be called "overrun", but certain districts are just the start. Feels like the government are lubing up the japs' anuses in preparation for a great big immigration.
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>>1406142
If you don't want to waste too much money, play the ones at regular game centers. Look for machines that'll give you 100/200+ balls per 100 yen. If you don't understand how to play, look up some guides. I recommend the Eva ones. If a machine looks like it has a lot of moving parts, the more over the top it will be (especially if you start doing well).
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>>1406142
Enjoy not hearing anything the rest of the day
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>>1406350
Pretty much all of them are still fine. Only tokyo is overrun as shit and there mostly shinjuku and shibuya, because everyone and their mom saw lost in translation. Not even okinawa sees a lot of foreigners.
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>>1406220
Honestly I feel like the whole country is transitioning to a tourist economy, to service the Chinese in particular. You can't walk past a pharmacist without a loudspeaker screaming in Mandarin, and chinks flying out with bags bursting with drugs and beauty products like its the heist of the century. Sad, but if they don't wanna unfuck their economy I guess it's the best they can hope for.
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>>1406342
>>1406346

>It's a hard question would I rather be deported or see it become less and less Japanese. I'm just afraid they're going to go full retard and open the floodgates.
Tokyo is full of turks and sandniggers running bottakuri scam kebab shops.
https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/roppongi%27s-%27kebab-war%27-leads-to-arrest-under-little-used-statute
Theyre pretty much abusing tourist visas and get all their cousins from turkey or whatever shithole they're from over there and let them work the kebab stalls or loiter. It's pretty bad in ueno and shibuya.
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>>1406372
Yeah, but bad in Japan is way different from bad in the west. I'm kind of desensitized to a lot of it since i lived in a major American city for most of my life.
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>>1406372
I really hate those ones in Ueno. They come up and put their hands on you like they're your friend or something.
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>>1406375
Yeah, plus their just really annoying as well.
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>>1406372
What's funny is that the Turkish language is actually eerily similar to Japanese to the point that there are hypothesis of Turkish-Korean-Japanese belonging to the same language family called "altaic"

The problem with this is that Japanese is really easy to learn for a Turk, Only needing a couple of months to grasp the language and thus they mass emigrate to Japan like cockroaches and leach off of the higher income compared to back in the shithole called Turkey.

Japan should just do what Israel is doing right now and flag all Arab (I know that turks aren't arab) and Muslims with a special status in their visas to make them easier to spot and have special police departments for them.
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>>1406382
The moment you lay a hand on me is the moment you find your face on the ground

>inb4 huuuur tough internet guy

Literally have done it many times here (and I'm in fucking Brazil).
Don't touch people you don't know - it's simple.
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>>1406389
Japs should just turn this into the ex-english teacher's thread and expel everyone. While I'm not really a weeb I do like living here, but I don't want to visibly see Japan be taken over. Where I was living in my home country was already in it's death throes when I was young, but I was at least old enough to see it get worse and worse.
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Can you drink tap water in japan? Or do I have to hit up vending machine everytime.
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>>1406346
>>1406372
I haven't been to Tokyo in a long, long, LONG time - but I follow 3 separate channels on youtube which show life in Japan (mostly in Tokyo) and I can barely see any "arab" looking person on any of their videos.

When I do spot a foreigner, it's usually another Asian (chinks, indonesians and koreans), followed by hwhito piggus.

I'm not claiming it's not bad, just something I thought I'd mention.

Last night I watched a video from Ikebukuro and literally 99% of the faces on a 1hour "walking around" video were asian.
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>>1406391
They probably expect Western tourists to go "haha funny Japanese nigger!" and humor them because they're acting friendly in fucking Tokyo. Anyone who actually lets themselves be scammed by those people deserve to have their organs taken from them.
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>>1406393
>Can you drink tap water in japan?

Of Course.
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>>1406393
>He didn't watch enough anime to see tons of people drink tap water

Leave 4chan.
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>>1406394
A lot of this is speculative as Japan slowly becomes more open to immigration. Like I said before: it's not bad at all compared to some places I've lived. I just see the warning signs that shit's going to go south. It'll be a long time but there's a point of no return and the growth to that point is exponential.
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>>1406393
Tap water is safe in nippon. I wouldn't drink from public water fountains though because I've heard stories about homeless using them to clean their nether regions.
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>>1406399
>I've heard stories about homeless using them to clean their nether regions.
That's literally anywhere with homeless though.
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>>1406399
> I wouldn't drink from public water fountains though because I've heard stories about homeless using them to clean their nether regions.

So? Do you think the water is recycled or something? Metal has anti-bacterial properties and most bacteria die within a couple of minutes of direct contact with metal. Meaning the water fountains will be sterile when you are using them in broad daylight.
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>>1406398
Immigration in itself isn't necessarily a problem, it's the constant giving free shit away promoting a benefits culture associated with modern immigration that makes shit hit the fan. The people who say stuff like 'America was built on immigration" have no comprehension that for the vast majority of America's history immigrants were expected to put in their own work to make their own way, if they couldn't hack it tough shit, they left and tried again someplace else. I would think Japan's notorious work culture in itself would provide a huge cultural barrier to most exploitative migrants.
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Are there any "amine pilgrimage" around tokyo? From what I can see online there's not much anything worthwhile. Really wanted to see kimi no na wa irl location, but too poor for JR pass.
Aside from the shinjuku garden, I don't have anything else.
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>>1406399
Can you live with the homeless to save money?
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>>1406398
Japan has a long history of being closed off.

It'll change for sure - but I don't think it'll ever reach Sweden/UK/Germany's level of foolishness. And if it somehow got close to that, I think Nips would make a big deal about it - as they have done in the past.

You see "racism" (for a lack of a better word) in everyday life in Japan as if it were common, even in large cities. Considering how long Japan has been open and having to deal with the West's shit, it's a miracle that they are still what they are nowadays.

I don't wanna see it change drastically too - we'll see what happens. I live in Sapporo so I hardly see any foreigners and I constantly get stares for being hwhito so I don't know to say... I don't see things "going south" (at least here) during my lifetime.
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>>1406398
> I just see the warning signs that shit's going to go south. It'll be a long time but there's a point of no return and the growth to that point is exponential.
>Immigration in itself isn't necessarily a problem, it's the constant giving free shit away promoting a benefits culture associated with modern immigration that makes shit hit the fan.

Immigration in and of itself is not a problem. It's also not the free shit "benefit culture" that is a problem.

What becomes a problem is if you let people immigrate that have a different core culture than your own. Ethnic Germans moving so Sweden and the other way around have absolutely no problems whatsoever as both nations share the western culture.

Japan should only allow people from Taiwan, Korea and western democracies immigrate. The only problem is that a lot of people in western democracies nowadays that are technically "western" are just born here but still belong to another culture.

Forced assimilation (Immigrant signing that he will abandon all aspects of his/her own culture and completely adopt the nation's value or face deportation) would result in a much healthier immigration base.

I don't even think even the most conservative American would mind a ton of Ethnic Germans, Swedes and Dutchmen emigrating towards the US due to the overlap in culture. Same with Japan.
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>>1406406
>>1406408
I just find myself strangely nationalistic when talking about Japan. Not in a weeb way, but like being a crackhead telling his friend not to ever smoke crack.
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Any protips for buying nice/handmade/inexpensive souvenir stuff? Pottery, fans, prints, etc.
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>>1406412
same here and I have no blood relation to Japan lul
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How does Comiket effect the Akiba area?
Is it noticeably more active around that weekend with tourists or does it not make a difference?
Thinking of heading back to japan this summer after a good time last winter.
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>>1406408
>Forced assimilation (Immigrant signing that he will abandon all aspects of his/her own culture and completely adopt the nation's value or face deportation) would result in a much healthier immigration base.

I agree but that's considered "NAZI" nowadays so this shit won't fly anywhere and you know it.

Specially with the younger crowd from Western countries being all braindead and open towards foreigners.

I say this as a South American. The amount of shit I could "get away with" in Europe was hilarious.

Like, I literally had a free pass to say whatever I wanted because I claimed to have Amerindian heritage and said I was a victim of slavery but I was against massive immigration. Meanwhile, my German friends were considered "fascists" for the same line of thinking.

Fucking stupid.
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>>1406188
Which apps fo the gays mostly use in japan? I wanna get laid
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>>1406411
Well, you probably would have to check with an travel agent about that now. Although I'm pretty sure that they most likely won't let any travelers that are under 18 would travel alone into their country. I'm not really quite sure if they'll even like let 2 people who are underage travel alone though unfortunately.
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Okay, so I have a Galaxy S7 and I'm planning to be in Japan from June 1st through the 15th, and I've been looking for a good SIM card.

Right now, I'm looking at this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079MDTG1N/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1LVAFV0BWDM1O&psc=1

but it doesn't say whether it has talk and text. I assumed it did at first, but then I looked at another SIM card which specified NOT having talk and text, and now I'm wondering if this is the right card for me. Does anyone have any recommendations that will work with my Galaxy S7?
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>>1406432
use willmyphonework, if it's verizon it's iffy If t mobile or the like generally works. T mobile also has free service in japan
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>>1406418
AVs and tenga
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>>1406441
I have verizon, only one of the ones on that site says it's guaranteed compatible, and that one doesn't even have 4G
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Coming from the UK - will I need a power converter to charge my laptop?

It's an MSI if it matters.
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>>1406445
You're probably going to need to do pocket wifi, the sim card most likely won't work

>>1406446
Just make sure it can go in a US type wall plug
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>>1406447
>Just make sure it can go in a US type wall plug

how can I make sure of that?
>pic related
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>>1406447
>Pocket Wifi

JUST


That means I won't be able to text anyone, what a fuckin meme.

what's a good one?
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>>1406448
>>1406447
do you mean pic related?
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>>1406401
No, I take into consideration of the shape of the water fountains around where I live in Japan.
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>>1406450
Yeah but just 2 prong

>>1406449
Talk with Verizon, they have some plan in japan that is like 5 bucks a day for service or something
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>>1406418
Go to a pottery village like mashiko maybe. Try some flea markets or 2nd hand shops like 2nd street or treasure factory. Naritasan's shopping street has maybe 3 handmade bamboo tool/basket/etc shops that are fairly cheap. The one at the top of the hill before yume bokujo (farm)'s ice cream/milk/cheesecake stand is quite cheap compared to the ones at the bottom of the hill/closer to Naritasan.
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>>1406456
Yeah I just set up a 10 dollar a day plan with Verizon
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Long story short, I will be getting a settlement from a lawsuit that will make it easy for me to take a trip to Tokyo.

I'm a 32 year old single guy who's not big on clubs (bars and popular local places would be nice), but who's also not a huge anime/manga weeb.

Where's the best prefecture in Tokyo to stay for a week?
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I keep hearing about long lines. I'm a slow eater. Is there pressure to finish your food fast and gtfo outta there?

(pic unreleated; I've heard Sushi Dai is overrated)
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>>1406495
>Where's the best prefecture in Tokyo to stay for a week?
>prefecture in Tokyo
>to stay in a Prefecture
>in Tokyo

Do you even have any idea of what you think you're talking about?
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>>1406503
It should be obvious I don't.
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I'm staying Osaka, but I have the JR pass. This Sunday I want to go to an arcade to play and watch some third strike. Any recommended places? I've heard that there is a big arcade scene in tokyo near akihabara. Would a different day be better?
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How can I get on a Japanese game show
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>>1406504
Tokyo is unique in that it is a city and a prefecture, to start with. It's actually the "Tokyo Metropolis" (after the merger of the prefecture + the city itself).

So asking what "prefecture" you should stay in when in Tokyo makes no sense.

Maybe you're referring to wards (Minato, Shibuya etc), in which case Tokyo has 23 special wards (just think of them as mini cities or giant neighborhoods, whatever floats your boat).

If that's what you're going at - it highly depends on what you're looking for. It's really hard to recommend something without knowing what your interests are or what you expect out of this.
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>>1406517
I guess I meant "ward" then. I need a ward that's got an eclectic mix of not only great local food and drinks, but also some good shopping and sight-seeing opportunities.

I know Akihabara is considered geek mecca for anime and manga fans. I'm only interested in tokusatsu, so I would go there for a shopping trip but I wouldn't need to stay there.

I hear Shibuya has good shopping too, but it's also for younger people who like clubbing all night, isn't it?
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Please recommend some places to propose in Tokyo or hakone?
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>>1406519
Stay in any of the western/south western 23 wards. Nightlife is the only thing that really matters when choosing where you sleep and if you stay there most of the other wards worth clubbing are nearby. You can get a taxi ride home for cheap if you don't feel like staying out until 6.

All the other wards are going to be at most 30 minutes away so if you want to explore during the day its extremely easy to do so.
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>>1406512
Well they pretty much must have a lot of these game shows all going on at each clubs and bars mostly around the city there so.
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In Osaka for a couple weeks. Anyone in the area? Just got here and don't have any plans. Just drinking!
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I fucked a tight japanese whore in Osaka. She licked my nipples.

Shit was cash.

All that stuff about not getting an erection was a meme. Now I feel like I can get with more Japanese ladies.

Also, staying in Tokyo for the next 6 days. Anyone want to sing anime karaoke?
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>>1406558
ううん
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>>1406449
who the fuck still uses text in 2k18. Christ, get with the times grandpa
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>>1406563
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>>1406086
Yes, they provide ALTs for public schools in Japan.

>bitch about the pay and no benefits
That's pretty spot on. As for how your experience in your school goes, it really varies from person to person. I've personally had a wonderful time at my school, but I know others who get paired with some not-so-great Japanese teachers and it really sours the experience.
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>>1406406
Sapporofag as well, just moved here 2 weeks ago. Any suggestions on meeting fellow huwite people? I went to some overpriced "gaijin bar" in Tanukikoji the other night but it was dead empty save a few nips
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>>1406444
I can get those from 4ch banner ads lol. No need to use up room in my suitcase unless you know about some kind of exclusive handmade silicone casting workshop in Tokyo.
>>1406458
Thanks anon. Looks like there’s a bunch of them on weekends, gonna try to find some that I can get to.

Also visited “Small Ukiyoe Museum” in Kyoto today. Literally just an old dude’s house with his woodblock printing workshop. Cool as hell, bought some amazing prints. Saw his work in a gallery later, literally the exact same prints for 3x the price. I need to figure out how to find more workshops...

Does this kind of traditional crafts stuff exist around the Tokyo area too? Or should I spend all my souvenir ¥ in Kyoto?

Also, anyone know a good place to buy a cast iron tetsubin kettle for <=5000? I plan on actually using it, doesn’t need to be very fancy.
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Where can i find weed ? In tokyo until the 29 of may. I really want to smoke.
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>>1406594
wait until you're home you degenerate junkie
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God damn, i was just curious.
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>>1406596
Do you know the legal ramifications?
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Ooouuuh so scarry dude. I know what it is and i juste want to get stoned, that's easy.
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>>1406594
>>1406596
>>1406604
typical weed addict. fucking kys my man
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>>1406596
You people are fucking hilarious. You could be in a fucking desert and you'd still be asking where to find weed.
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Actually i just didn't smoke for the past year and just wanted to have fun, you just assumed your own truth. Sorry to bother this thread.
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>>1406596
People have been put on death row before due to marijuana possession. It's not that harsh anymore nowadays but you'd leave prison as an old man.
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Yeah, i'm gonna wait for home then :/ but thanks for your answers, even the harsh ones, better than nothing.
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DUDE
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>>1406613
>People have been put on death row before due to marijuana possession

no they have not you turbo dweeb. Yeah laws are strict, but not as strict as in most other Asian countries
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>>1406616
Please refrain from posting if you don't know what you are talking about.

t. 東大に法科の学生
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>>1406620
well go ahead Mr. future lawyer LARPer

Cite one case were somebody was put on death row for marijuana possession
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>>1406583
Yeah the antique flea markets are the best, but you can get lucky with regular ones as well.
To answer your second question,

http://www.futaba-en.jp
This is a Japanese fabric dying company that also does workshops. Located in Shinjuku. In Mashiko there was also an indigo dying company that did everything in this huge pits filled with steaming dye. I know there's a place in Kawasaki that also does indigo dying and I think they also do workshops/allow you to try it out. It's part of the japan open air folk house museum. Maybe about 30 minutes away from Shinjuku by train (Odakyu line).

nihonminkaen.jp

Can't help you with the kettle, unfortunately.
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>>1406642

New thread
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>>1406553
Well, they do have a universal studios site which is available for like any tourists that are interested in touring through there.
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>>1406569
Is this bait?
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>>1406751
>that one 30 year old boomer who doesn't use line.
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I'm going next week, hope I don't die.
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>>1406805
Who knows though, I mean it should be all okay for the most parts of your trip.
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>>1403719
>>> It's been a while now.
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>>1406842
>>>> It's been a while now.
ugh... okay then?
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>>1406997
>>1406642

>>> New thread people's?
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>>1406558
lol the same exact thing happened to me
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>>1403011
Last time I was there the Japanese War Crimes exhibition was "closed temporarily" for "renovation"
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>>1407604
But remember crimes are very rare over in Japanese culture's though.




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