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I'm going to be in Kyoto on the 19th and 20th. I was planning to check out the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and maybe Katsura Rikyu. However, there's supposed to be thunderstorms on those days.I feel like this completely fucks up my plans. What would be better to do in Kyoto with this weather? If it matters, I'm 22, male, and traveling alone.
Going to Tokyo on a limited budget for two weeks next summer. I'm there as a dumb nerd, culture and food lover and below are all of the attractions I'd like to check out. Gotta pick some off the list, as I'm not gonna be able to save up as much as I had hoped for. Recommendations appreciated. Some of these attractions are free, but they're either super out of the way or I just can't figure out myself if they're worth it (judging from photos/videos).
>Trick art museum
>Oedo Onsen Monogatari
>Comiket (Going as a cosplayer, so it'll cost some)
>Toei Animation Gallery
>Hanayashiki amusement park
>Fujiko F. Fujio / Doraemon museum
>Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
>National Museum of Nature and Science
As opposed to
>Imperial Gardens tour (Extremely on the fence about this one)
Also if I've missed anything within Tokyo that could easily be replaced with any of these. I'm a bit torn about the national museums since time is limited and this is something that could take up many hours.
Also got around 22 shrines listed down now, and know that I definitely need to pick some off the list.
Some I've got noted down because they're famous for cultural stories or ghost stories, some for their beauty, some for the fact that they're not very well-known so you don't get tourists everywhere. How's a good way to narrow this shit down?
Anyway, just mostly looking for personal experience with any of the above places.
Ill be going to tokyo and landing on the 1st of this coming month. Can someone answer a few things.
>how expensive is the food there
>how much are hostels/where are they located
>will anyone be there that is willing to show me around/trv with me
>notable things to do there.
Will have 7 days there with about 1k budget. Hoping to buy animu/manga/LN or just nice things that I can't find stateside. (so I guess a weeb by most standards.)
Without going all weeaboo on my ass, is Japan worth visiting over other Asian countries if you're not into Japanese culture?
I'm going to be living in Taiwan for a while and it's likely I'll travel around the region. I'll probably go to Japan anyways but I'm not sure how much time I would devote to visiting the country. Do you think I'd have more fun in SEA than in Japan? I guess Japan would be interesting to see just for its wiredness and the novelty factor of visiting a place that's so different from where I'm from.
Hmm I can't really help you. I was there for 4 days last year and the weather was glorious. Literally spent everyday walking a round aimlessly looking up all the Temples and Castles.
Who are you cosplaying?
Uneo Zoo is cool but if your really wanting to cut stuff from your list I'd maybe start with that. I enjoyed it but it's nothing you've never seen before (assuming you've been to other large zoos).
Ghibli Museum is a must IMO. The only Ghibli film I saw before going was Sprited Away so I'm not really a huge fan. If you have even the faintest interest in SG, you'll love it. Only thing is, you have to purchase your tickets outside the country and have no chance of buying them in Japan (if my memory serves me correctly).
I never went to the National Museum of Nature and Science but it sonds like something I'd love, however, I went to the National Museum and it's probably the most comprehensive and impressive museum I've ever been too. Going to the St. Petersburg Hermitage next month though so it might take the number 1 spot.
>Imperial Gardens Tour
I never went on the tour but just wandering the gardens was magical (yes I know I sound like a weeaboo faggot, I don't care). S weird being in such a peaceful place in the middle of the biggest cosmopolitan place on earth. Pic related
Thats my $0.02
Landscape and architecture, food (I mostly travel for food and sports), maybe catch a baseball game. I mean, it's not like most travelers get into the depths of a culture when they visit a country anyways.
Isn't architeture, food and the baseball experience in Japan heavily based on culture? I mean, they way they watch baseball in stadiums is different from US and this is due to cultural differences.
My work dies down during winter (chef at a wedding hall) is this a good time to visit Nipland? i have always wanted to go travelling but i've never been out of my province and now that i have noGf i'll have more money to use to go travelling.
Is japan a good place to be my first destination? i'm not really interested in europe as canada has alot of places that are like a pseudo-europe and im tired of it . I want to see exotic things and places but i know japan is fucking expensive.
For flight + hotel + food +drinking and partying would $4000 be enough ?
I was wanting to go for 1 or 2 weeks but i dont know if 4k would last me 2 weeks.
Which japanese city is a good cheap place to sleep in but also has access to the train so i can goto tokyo and party with the nips?
Japan is great.
Hotels can be found for a little as $50-$60/night/person, nice ones too.
Good inexpensive food is also easy to find.
The JR Rail pass is an outstanding value if you plan to use the bullet train a lot to see lots of places.
$4000 should be plenty. My 3 week trip cost about that much or less in 2008, but the currency exchange then was in my favor.
There's a lot to see in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara on the side, and more further south, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Himeji...
50-60 a night ?
Godamn isn't that hostel prices? i was thinking of maybe stayin in a hostel so i could be more social but can you bring girls back to one?
Also which city would be good to find a hotel in so you can sleep but easily accessible to train to goto tokyo and such?
Thanks for the advice man i appreciate it
Wouldn't getting currency at some exchange so you have cash be better then a travellers cheque? i have no clue what a travellers cheque is but it doesn't seem to make sense to carry around a cheque in this day and age. but im pretty unknowledgeable in this regard.
Canadian here too.
As long as you are a couple train stops from the action, you should be able to find hostel accommodation for under $30 a night in any big city.
Easiest way I found to get cash was the JP post ATMs. At every post office and major train station, they are open business hours and take pretty much any international bank card.
7-11 and other Conbini ATMs did not accept Mastercard last year.
I can confirm, JP Bank ATM's are also a good way to get your money. Also ship your souvenirs home, I used sea-mail instead of air-mail, very inexpensive and saves you having to pack and transport what you pick up along the way.
just booked five nights in a hostel in Tokyo for around 130$, though I could've had it cheaper. If you want the "room" to yourself, try a capsule hotel, those are usually cheaper than normal hotels
If you really want to go cheap go to a internet cafe.
If you don't mind the light and the smell of smoke coming from the smoking section.
Friendly reminder that if you're in the Tokyo area you should absolutely not miss Kamakura. Only an hour or so away and charming as hell.
Yes. All of the international shipping forms are in Japanese and English. If you get a person who can't manage enough English, just remember to say the country you're shipping to and "funabin" (mail by sea) and they'll figure it out from there.
Yeah I was there, following /trv/ advice (maybe it was you?).
Yeah it's pretty cool waking around tiny streets and temples, zen as fuck.
Except for that fucking "high" street filled with tourist stores and obnoxious touts; it's crowded as fuck too.
Avoid if possible, it starts on the left of the bus station.
>tfw you see a Turkish flag hanging above a torii
Anyway if you get there you only have to turn at the next corner and you're cool.
If you go in the direction of the beach it's way quieter and there are lots of tiny shops and food joints, really nice.
Thanks for the tips first off!
No idea about cosplay yet, I'm a con regular and have a lot of stuff planned. So whatever outfit is done at the time that won't take up a lot of luggage space. - This is only if my group and myself decide to go to Comiket anyway.
The Ghibli museum is among one of the few things that stays on my list. It's pretty much my childhood so I wouldn't miss that for the world haha.
And I'll probably cut off Ueno Zoo for a starter.
Both National Museums are so tempting. They're open from 9 am - 5 pm, do you think, without having checked out the nature and science museum, that both would be doable in one day in that period of time? Since they're right next to each other, the thought has striked me a few times.
And that garden looks absolutely gorgeous. I had kind of forgotten that the east gardens are always open to the public, so scratching the tour right off my list and replacing it with this instead.
I was thinking of going there during the Kamakura Matsuri in September. Anyone has any experience with that? Is it worth it? Should I visit the city another time, when there's no festival as well?
it's incredibly easy to commit petty crimes there. I used to steal gallons of whisky from the Seiyu supermarkets and whole baskets of groceries because everyone would be too busy to notice. Also you can go and rob the fuck out of stores in akihabara and then just go to a pawn shop down the street and sell it all if you want some cash. Don Quixote you can put a days full of shopping into a basket and just walk out the door. But my all time favorite is going to hotels and robbing the shit out of weeabos, because all whites look the same to them they will gladly give you someone elses luggage.
Best part is, because they are the sickest society on planet earth (child porn was legal until this year, child sex dolls/prostitutes, nanking massacre, torturing homeless, rape comics, killing africans at airport) you don't feel bad about robbing them blind. It's a criminal's paradise
Whether or not I am, I am telling the 100% truth. Lived in chiba prefecture, by shinkemigawa and used my dirty money at Ocean Deep, where i'd poke holes in condoms and fuck the hell out of girls because all other white males were fat weeabos and I was the badass guy your dad warned you about. also the neverending supply of liquor I got from robbing seiyus and ito yokaidos, and awesome clothes I got from jacking from uniqlo and different harajuku places.
Even went into disneyland one time by going to the staff entrance and telling them I was the actor playing prince charming. Can't pull off that one with a neckbeard can ya weeabo?
The japs honestly deserve trash like this thief kid for having this weird starry-eyed notion of white people.
The women deserve trash like him because they are also trash, hence they hook up with trash.
The weebs don't really deserve it, they're just visiting a country whose culture they like. But in a way they do deserve it because they don't see how that country's culture is not what they assume it to be.
tldr, people get what they deserve.
Note to you, trash kid, you're going to suffer in this life and the next. Enjoy your living hell, faggot.
So this is a little off topic but I saw the post in the other thread about a Japanese Penpal and was just wondering if anyone here knows how to get a japanese penpal? All the sites that i've come across just seem to be facebook type sites that you need to sign up for.
If anyone is interested in a unique experience in Kyoto.
Bouzu Bar ( Monk Bar)
Microbrews and everything Japanese Run by the Head monk of a temple in the neighborhood
Really off of the (english speaking) tourist path so you might want to have at least ordering skills under your belt.
Anybody ever been to Ishigaki and has some tips on getting around the island? I don't have a drivers license so I can't get a rental car. Are bikes a good option there? I also read that they have two bus lines that run very infrequently, so that might be helpful as well.
Also if anybody's ever been on Ishigaki or the surrounding islands, I'd appreciate any tips!
Friendly reminder to buy a goshuincho at the first temple you visit.
Recent college grad trying to get back to Japan (studied abroad for a year previously).
Is it a better idea to apply for an eikaiwa like Gaba, or hold out and wait for JET to roll around? I only plan on doing the English teaching thing for a year or two, but I'm afraid of getting treated like shit by potentially-shady eikaiwa.
Yeah which sucks because I did have a few snail mail penpals back when I was in school but I was a lazy fuck and stopped replying after a few letters. My sister signed me up to some site and I just got a few letters in the post a few weeks later. I asked her what the site was but she can't remember.
JET is more money but you will be put in the middle of fucking nowhere and have longer hours. Seems like a waste to come all the way to Japan to stay in some bumblefuck inaka with nothing to do
True, and it's definitely something I've considered. I hear conflicting accounts on the internet, but do you know if you have a decent shot of getting put in a metro area if you pick a place that's not super-popular? (e.g. Okayama instead of Tokyo) I studied in Tokyo when I was there and I loved it, but I'd be cool with any city, really.
I'm just kinda afraid that if I do eikaiwa in Tokyo I won't have sufficient income to sustain myself, let alone to save up.
I plan on climbing Fuji about a week before official season. Will anything on the mountain be open then? Is there any chance of getting lost?
It probably was me, I'm pretty much always posting about it somewhere or other. Missed the Turkish flag and the touts... the hell? I did make sure to get away from that touristy street ASAP, can't say I appreciate the McD's in front of the station either but hey. The rest is worth it.
>Is there any chance of getting lost?
I didn't go, but a bunch of my friends did during our study abroad. From what I hear, there's more or less a laid-out trail for you to follow. However, a couple of my friends fell behind the rest of the group on the way down, and when they came down the mountain they took a wrong turn at a particular fork in the road. I guess each fork takes you to a completely different prefecture, so they ended up nowhere near where they were supposed to be when they got down.
So yeah, don't do that.
Well I may have slightly exaggerated about the touts, but anyway that's a large street crowded with tourists and souvenir shops. I scrammed as soon as I saw that, and indeed the rest of the town was nice.
Was hoping there'd be a thread on Japan!
>Parents booked 10 day trip to Japan
>Want me to come with if I can get time off work
My main concern, and I realise how stupid this will sound, is not speaking the language.
How is this not a problem when travelling to a place like Japan? I just can't imagine not being able to communicate with most people.
>Currently study abroad at national university in Hokkaido
>Soon it's summer holiday
>Wanted to book flight ticket to Tokyo. Never been to Tokyo before.
>Too late to book flight ticket
>As I typing this right now the price just keep soaring
Hold me /trv/ ;_;. I wanted to visit akihabara so badly.
So the chance of contractingtxhe virus is low, even if I contract it there is 80% of chance I cure myself without even feeling any symptom. Tiny chance of getting serious and those are more likely on very young, old or immune supressed people.
I think I should worry more about getting a cold in japan than west nile virus.
I'm about to come home after 2 years, and thinking about converting all my yen into BTC because I have a bitfinex account linked with my american bank account, so I can just withdraw it in america when I touch down.
Is this the stupidest thing I've ever considered?
Please keep in mind that I've done a lot of stupid shit.
Thanks for contributing to the image of foreigners as degenerate criminals.
you weeabo fucks deserve it. The only gaijin i met were either based as fuck africans working manual labour jobs, or beta males (if there isnt a rung below beta). In fact everyone was so beta that there was like a hierarchy of betas complete with betas riding around on motorcycles and trying to be the fucking fonz. They actually got laid because they are competing against men with the smallest penises on planet earth who are terrified of approaching girls. So it's kind of like a guy who plays adult houseleague soccer competing in the under-10 division. Also, just like nips look the same to us, all whites look the same to them. I got compared to robbie williams, david beckham, and sid vicious.
Also since its a heartless culture that condones pedophilia, the reasons most weeabos are even over there is suspect as fuck.
I'm glad to destroy a place where betas go to hide from their reality rather than trying to better themselves. I was basically there to get drunk for free, fuck bitches, and steal shit, but the fact that I ruined it for beta male pedophiles is a happy bonus.
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You obviously have no fucking idea what you're talking about and trying to defend your criminal behavior with idiotic lies, so you can fuck right off and never come back to this country.
idiotic lies, so you're telling me that the age of consent isn't 13, its not common practice for elderly businessmen to pay to go on dates with teenagers, the anime culture doesn't depict sex with children, you can't go to akihabara and get a child sized sex doll, and child porn wasn't legal until this year?
Oh, and I guess there have been no stories of children pouring boiling water on homeless peoples heads or authorities injecting lethal doses of drugs into africans at airports.
Wait, and nanking never happened right? Definitely not glorified in animes to this day.
You seem to have a nasty habit of blowing everything out of proportion and believing that niche interests reflect common beliefs. If you have a problem with people being assholes, you should take your criminal ass to China or the US. Keep the fuck out of this country and everyone will be happier.
you sound beta yourself there, bub.
also everyone knows african nigs are scum. all they try to do is hustle and scam you, they're not after your friendship. they're niggers, like niggers anywhere else
punk ass white boi
Just came back from Japan, I climbed it a couple of days before the official season started. Everything was open and there was people everywhere. You have to be a retard to get lost on the trail. Once you start getting somewhere there's chains on both sides of the trail almost the whole way up to the top. Just take the same trail down again you'll be fine.
What kyoto like for travel?
i wanted to get a hotel in kyoto but what the fuck anything 2*'s + is like over 250 a night
i never thought staying in tokyo would be cheaper . But regardless is kyoto worth going to, what is something you NEED to see in kyoto?
See a bunch of temples and shrines. There are tons of them, and after a while they kinda all become indistinguishable from one another. However, the ones I think are worth checking out are kinkakuji and kiyomizu-dera.
Most likely won't be leaving Tokyo, no time or money for it. A stroll around most of the districts of Tokyo is planned, excluding Ginza and Roppongi since nothing in those areas sounds like something I'd enjoy.
The list in my post is just for attractions, so that's excluding exploring Tokyo and shopping!
Also, I think I'll be going with around 5 or 6 other people. Was wondering if there's any place that rents full guests houses with multiple bedrooms for people in groups? Just trying to sort out some kind of accomodation for all of us, that'll leave each of us paying $500-600 or so for the whole stay (Something that isn't a dorm).
So I'm going to Japan on September. I'm turning 20 in October, weeks after I return. I heard it's not uncommon for restaurants to pass in checking ID for gaijin. Will I e able to buy booze there?
A few of Japan's, nay the world's, best art museums are in Roppongi, and the open-top view from the top of the MORI building offers the best view of Tokyo.
Ginza is just for shopping and eating but it is one of the most pristine and prosperous places you'll ever visit. Not a must-do but quite impressive.
I'm asking because I will be arriving in Osaka in the evening and will be plenty rested from the long plane ride, so i probably wont want to sleep for awile. Is there stuff to keep me occupied until the morning? Is there a cutoff time for booze? After-hours spots?
I'd recommend going to 7-11/Lawsons, buying some booze and loitering around the Castle park. It's so quiet and exactly the opposite of Dotonbori/downtown etc. so it's a fairly surreal way to spend your first night in Japan.
Has anyone got any tips on sightseeing/travelling around Kyushu?
I'm going to be in Fukuoka for a week and have about 3 or 4 days free to travel. Planning on getting the 3-day North Kyushu JR pass and heading to Nagasaki one day at least. Dazaifu looks nice, but I'm not really sure where else to go.
Dazaifu is cool, the nice thing is that the train practically goes through the temple complex. If you already visited Kyoto or Koyasan, then you may want to skip it.
Stay away from Ramen Stadium, it is lame and their are far better options out there
Within Fukuoka; Ohori Koen and surroundings (Fukuoka Castle ruins), Nakasu and Nakasu Kawabata, leading to Canal City. The ramen stadium there is indeed lame. If you want ramen, head to Ichiran Ramen in Tenjin.
Then around Fukuoka you should go to Sasaguri, and Dazaifu really is nice.
If you have enough time left, you may want to move to Aso-san, a volcano and fuckhuge caldeira in the middle of Kyushu. Kumamoto castle is in pretty good shape if you're around, cool to see.
Nagasaki is fairly uninteresting, it's has a strong chinese and western influence. Well, you could go to the chinatown if you really want, after the bomb museum.
I'm from The Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies or (IACRNE) for short. And I've been reading on here about alot of scepticism on the condition of the Pacific Ocean's water quality due to the crisis in Japan right now.
I'd just like to start off by saying, drinking contaminated water (i.e. radioactive water from the Pacific Ocean) is completely beneficial. In fact, some studies suggest that by ingesting contaminated water, it will infact increase not only your life-span but also give you rich vitimins that your body so badly needs.
So there is completely nothing to worry about. As we continue to watch the Pacific Ocean become increasingly radioactive due to the never-ending dumping from the Fukushima Reactor, you can be rest assured that your drinking water supply is healthy for you.
I'll be here all night folks.
>drink radioactive salt water
>it's good for you
What a load of bollocks
"Sorry, About this food, I can't really...."
Sumimasen, Chotto (food) Wa nigatte de.
Gomennasai - More casual
Sumimasen - More formal
These are all you'll need to get around Japan for a couple weeks.
See, I wanted to see Gozan no Okuribi, and then take an overnighter bus/express train to Tokyo for day 3 of comiket, but this makes it sound like a massive tourist trap.
Don't tell me real life isn't the same as muh Tatami Galaxy?
Anyone been? Know of any better festivals between 1st of Aug/5th of Sept?
Jail, picture related.
Nah, I think they usually don't ask.
check your local first, may sound stupid but some local ones will exchange money at money market rates with little or no fees. It is by far in the minority of banks that still do this, but it is worth checking. My bank still had a fee, but it was so small and the money market exchange rate was better than anything else you can do.
I'm looking into staying a night at Koyasan. Does the experience vary much at the different temples? It seems like they all offer the same things, so I don't know if I should stress over choosing one.
Have you stayed the night there? Do you have a temple you'd recommend?
Went once on my own, then a few more times with family and friends as they visited me. experience really is about the same. Some of them are straight up hotels with the capacity to host hundreds of guest though like http://www.fugen-in.com/ so if you can avoid the bigger ones and choose a smaller one it is a little more personal and fun.
If you put a gun to my head and told me to choose then here:
yeah 250 bucks during high seasons (golden week etc) It aint cheap, but you definitely get an amazing experience.
If you want to go cheap I stayed here the first time on my own and it is spartan but the people more than make up for it. Still have a very good friend that we keep in touch when we are in the same neck of the woods.
do a little googling and find a happy middle ground, I would not spring for the 250 nighter on an english teacher or college student budget, because lets face it you need that money to go a lot farther.
Those two are just by personal favorites, you might have different tastes obviously
Dumb question, but do you guys think it's worth it to book a trip for this summer if I'll get only 6-7 days worth of travelling? I'm dying for a trip somewhere after working my ass off all summer, and Japan is so damn appealing. I've done the Tokyo/Kyoto-round once before, but I wouldn't mind climbing Fuji and checking out some of the other spots in Tokyo I wasn't able to see last time. Would I be able to make something worthwhile out of a 6/7 days-itinerary or should I just save it for later?
One week was all the time I had to travel in japan when I worked there last time. I stayed two months working and living there but had only one week to actually travel around.
Obviously I couldn't see all I wanted but it was still nice.
Does anyone have any experience snowboarding/skiing in Hokkaido?
I'll be in Tokyo from October through late January and would love to visit either Niseko (Annupuri specifically) or Rusutsu for a few days while I'm there. If anyone knows better places for trees or powder that would be great to know. I live in colorado and have been snowboarding for about 7 years so experience isn't an issue.
On a related note, are there places I can go to rent equipment? The resorts only have park board available for rent and I plan on spending 99% of my time in the trees/powder.
I don't doubt it. 9 days was enough for me to have a really awesome experience last time.
I would! The issue is that I wouldn't be able to cram in any more days right now due to obligations waiting for me at home. I also have a pretty long list of stuff I'd like to check out, and it seems wasteful to divide it all up for a possible third trip.. Can't deny that I'm extremely tempted though!
Personally, I prefer the architecture of churches to shrines, but shrines emit an amazing atmosphere that really calms the soul.
It sounds really awkward to use ? there. If you're talking about understanding a language or a broad concept, ? is better. If you're talking about understanding a particular point, ? is better.
>?????????????????? ((?)) ?????????????
Or something like that.
The meanings are the same. "Kimi ga suki" is more standardized and commonly appears in both literature and conversation. "Kimi wo suki" originated as part of the Tokyo dialect but has since spread through Japan, but this form rarely appears in literature and is mostly used in spoken Japanese.
No problem! Studying foreign languages is always an adventure.
thanks man, this is the area I was told it's in
I went to last year's Daimonji (more common name for Gozan no Okuribi.)
Honestly, the crowds were MASSIVE and getting a good view can be difficult since not many places have sight of more than one of the characters. People were pushing like mad and I had to save a little girl from getting crushed. I had a nice time in the end because I wandered into a dance party right off the street and then met this guy who bought me shit in exchange for chatting in English awhile (quite common occurrence in Japan... personally I don't mind it once in awhile)
What I enjoyed a lot more was the Nara To-kae, which is a lantern festival that runs every night from the 5th through the 14th. It has that amazing Japanese festival atmosphere that Daimonji kind of lacks due to its overcrowdedness. Basically they light tens of thousands of candles and you walk around the city at dusk eating shaved ice and shit. Will post a pic of that next.
And finally some of the lanterns. It's pretty much impossible to capture the scale of this thing since the landscape is so flat and I took all these pictures on my iPotato. Trust me, you shouldn't miss this if you're in the area. Nara is one of my favorite cities in Japan period.
Thanks anon, this looks like a lot more fun, I'll definitely check it out, whether it's just a day trip out from Osaka or if I use Nara as a staging point to move on to Kyoto.
If Daimonji/Gozan etc still had festival stalls then maybe I'd cope with all the crowds.
Seeing people walking around in giant crowds just to point cameras at things isn't my #1 idea of fun.
To me, this just sounds like broken Japanese. I'm well aware that it's common practice to drop some particles in conversation, but it just doesn't sound right here.
Doesn't matter what you think sounds right. It is how the vast majority of Japanese people say it.
"Eigo wakaranai desu"
"Eigo dekinai desu"
Is how 99% of Japanese people will tell you they can't speak English.
Anybody here had experience with erotic massages? The first thing that came up when I googled "osaka massage" was this erotic stuff. Initially I wasn't interested, but now I am. What is it like?
Also, how many restaurants serve Umeshu?
> the way Japanese people actually talk.
> "people who obviously don't know Japanese."
Also love the notion of Japanese people NOT using super simple "correct" Japanese when speaking to a foreigner versus doing the more natural thing of dropping particles. Sorry but you've just outed yourself. The reason you hear grammar book sentences all the time and think it is the more natural way is because YOU are the one who Japanese people obviously feel would get confused with natural Japanese.
Again this isn't a fucking argument. All anyone has to do is turn on a Japanese show/movie/etc or just open their god damn ears which you obviously haven't done the 4 years you've lived there.
I'm sorry you think that way. As I said before, I'm well aware that they often drop particles in conversation. But I have only ever heard the examples you gave in >>876449 directed at obvious foreigners with little to no Japanese ability. I've never had this phrase directed at myself, nor have I heard it in any other context. In other phrases, dropped particles appear regularly, but not the phrases you provided.
It isn't how I think. It is the way it is. If you want to remain ignorant to this fact then I guess I can't stop you from doing so.
Q/A from a Japanese tour company to Japanese people in regards to traveling overseas without English ability. The title card of the fucking presentation is ??????? ?????????? and the presenter uses it himself.
MEGWINTV, only one of the most popular Japanese youtubers. ”??????????”
yeah sure they used to methodically rape hundreds of thousands of women, oftentimes so violently that they die, and continue to depict it in hentai movies and have yet to apologize because rape is okay in their culture... but they are totally innocent and to be looked up to!
So I am going to go to Japan from the 31-11th. My friend is heading back on the 4th and I am going to get a rail pass for those 7 days. No idea what I am going to do or where I will go, any suggestions? I like hiking and scenery.
Are there any /trv/ peeps in Hokkaido that can let me crash on their couch for a bit in August? I'm finding it difficult to get accommodation, presumably this is domestic travel due to summer school holidays.
Normally in this case I'd just skip the area and go somewhere else, but Hokkaido was one of two of the places that I really wanted to visit here in Japan. I'm running out of ideas.
Whereabouts will you be and do you want to stay in that area? You could just jump on a local train at the start of the day and jump off wherever looks nice, walk around a bit, get something to drink and eat, then jump back on the train and repeat. Once the sun has set (around 7:30pm) start heading back (start heading back a bit earlier if you're pretty far out).
You can find lots of scenery jumping off at smaller stations and just walking around the town. See a hill not too far off in the distance? Jump off at the next station and see if you can climb it. Train go over a nice looking river? Get to the next station and walk back to it.
Did this for 4 days when I got the 5-day Kintetsu Rail Pass, it paid itself off just going from Nagoya to Kyoto on the first day, then for the other 4 days I had the pass, just sat on the trains and snooped around the countryside.
not a bad plan. I loved bashos book so I think one of my stops is going to be dewa sanzen in tohoku to hike the mountains. Ill be starting in tokyo on the 4th when my friend leaves.
I dont mind sleeping on my mat in the woods but if it rains etc what sort of instant lodging options are available in the small towns? I know the traditional inns are more of an experience than a last minute option. Also, coming from Korea, what is the local bath house scene for small towns? In Korea they have the jjimjilbang where you can steep in the bath house then spend the night for extremely cheap. I like your idea though.
Has anybody here experience with climbing Mt. Fuji during the off-season? I plan to visit Japan at the beginning of October and would like to climb Mt. Fuji. I consider myself an experienced hiker.
I've climbed in Spring. Only 4 people were on the mountain that day. Off season is the way to go. Unfortunately, it might be difficult to hike at night and do the traditional watch the sunrise from the summit.
If you are experienced, you should be fine. Bring crampons and expect to make you own path as the the normal path may be snowed over.
It's pretty straight forward. Vaginal penetrative sex is illegal. Hand jobs etc are legal.
In terms of access, as a foreigner you're pretty much out of luck. Some soaps may accept you but they'll typically be shit or make you wait around in a tiny side room until no Jap customers are around and charge you a premium for the privilege. Japan is pretty poor for mongering if you have no/low Japanese language skills and can't pass for Japanese.
So I have a kind of stupid question.
I'm going to be studying in Japan this fall and I really want to drink with the yakuza.
If I found some yakuza guys at a bar and offered to buy them a round of drinks do you think they would be alright with that?
I can explain it. You're thinking about the foreignness of Japan, thinking it's something special and forgetting that it still works like the real world. Don't do this, you'll embarrass yourself. You wouldn't go to Bucharest and offer to by a bunch of Gypsy gangster thugs a round of drinks or search out the 'Ndrangheta in Siciliy just for a drink, so you shouldn't do it in Japan. You'll instantly be suspicious to them and either be ignored as a possible spy or just get taken for a serious ride.
Although you'd more than likely just get shouted at by a doorman and told to fuck off if you tried to enter a proper "Yakuza" bar. They'll want little to do with a whitey anyway, especially one who's mysticising their organisation and looking for an "experience".
Anyone here with experience sleeping rough in Japan? Or know anything about vagrancy laws/how mean the cops are?
I know train stations and internet/manga cafes are a good bet, and heard fast food places won't kick you out if they're big, but I'm travelling in the height of summer, if I fuck up my accomodation I want to know if I can just find a pretty park, a nice tree, take out a book and pretend I dozed off reading and have a good sleep.
I'm glad I have my messenger bag now that you mention this. Was about to pay 50 bucks for a stupid Jansport backpack to go along with my 50L pack just to use as a casual everywhere bag. I think I'll blend in nicely. (not caucasian)
Hmm carefull with them.
Asians (in my experience) really hate using condoms. as far as i know they dont sleep around AS much as white girls but guarenteed they don't use condoms with their bfs/ex bfs so it's really your call. If she seemed easy to land definitely use a condom
Ignore this >>877085 beta male. Japanese chicks are easy to bang but will always, always make you wear rubbers. They don't usually take birth control because they beleive in natural health and medicate as little as possible. Bring your own because the condoms ARE smaller than the ones back home. i got the XXL ones that have the picture of the elephant on them and they were the only ones that fit okay (and I'm about 7"). The trick to sleep with lots of japanese girls is just be dominant, it's not in their culture to disagree with men so if you tell them "we're banging now" they won't argue with you. The only words you need to say are
They never shave though because "if theres grass on the field play ball" is the general rule over there. Overall you can bang a new girl every night if you are okay looking and a very confident alpha male. Be douchey. Be very very douchey. Be so douchey that it disgusts yourself. They love douchey guys who tell them what to do. It gets them off. Seriously this is not a troll.
yes when you actually want to feel something during sex. Don't use condoms in Japan, they are all clean there Worst youll get is chlamydia and that goes away with a pill. Had it twice.
b-but in muh hentai all girls are shaved uwu
i mean physically feel something with your penis. Obviously you wont feel anything emotionally with a Japanese girl since they are unfeeling soulless monsters and its like fucking a ragdoll.
> In Tokyo
> me going out with a Japanese girl
> go for coffe.
> have a nice time.
> I try to get home.
> She sais she wants me to come over.
> I have to shit, so I am trying to say to keep it slow
> She keeps insisting.
> I persuade her and take her to the Metro in Shibuya.
> On the way there, she tells me that she gets afraid of crowds sometimes.
> Im like "you live in Tokyo, that means you live in fear most all the time"
> She sais nothing
> At the train statino, she puts her hands on her ears and closes her eyes
> I ask her if she is fine
> She sais its the crowds.
> She makes me walk her home.
> Walking ultra slow (still need to shit).
> If I try to speed up, she stops and stis on the floor.
> I try to pick her up.
> People start starting at me. Foreinger pulling a japanese up
> I get scared to be reported or something.
> I persuade her to ge up.
> We continue to walk to her place.
> She gets better and starts talking and walking slowly again.
> Her place only 5 mintues away.
> I say "well, have to be going now".
> She looks at me with a depressed face, starting to have a breakdown again.
> I run away.
> She starts crying.
> I keep running and not look back.
> Fart while running.
So I have a kind of stupid question.
I'm going to be studying in America this fall and I really want to drink with the crips.
If I found some crip guys hanging on the corner and offered to buy them a round of 40s do you think they would be alright with that?
A Japanese girl who is willing to have sex will never complain about you not wearing a condom and in most cases it will be ok since STDs are uncommon out here, but it still fucking stupid not too. Diseases exist out here and you can get something, its just a lower percentage than in America but still a real percentage
i'm a white overweight balding manlet who struggles to get decent girls here. I heard if i move to Nippon-land i'll be practically swimming in pussy and seen as a god. So where is the best place for japanese girls tokyo? i don't speak any Japanese so preferably no smaller cities
Even a simple one like this?
I like them more because I can buy a second hand one and they are very sturdy.
Obviously my opinion, but military bags carry a whole lotta assumptions in Japan. You can totally not give a shit which is okay, but if you have any situational awareness you may feel eyeballs on you.
messenger bags are fine I guess, I was underthe impression you were gonna go full camo and have a backpack the size of Montana which is obnoxious and difficult to negotiate in crowds, shops, etc.
I just want something cheap and durable. I got a second hand backpack some time ago (normal size, not huge) and it have still not demonstrated any sign of damage unlike any other backpack I ever had for that price. Since in Japan they don't use backpacks I was thinking in getting a messenger bag.
Maybe I should get a black one to look more generic
well good luck you idiot. You will still look like a balding westerner manlet who's most likely beta and you cant speak a word of the local language? All you'll get is a drunk whore that does not care what she fucks / wants money. Just go to thailand and be another sex tourist.
I'm half Japanese, finding rubbers that fit over there probably w-won't be a problem ;_;
[spoiler]Nah, I'm not that insecure.[/spoiler]
I was just going to go with "Hey, I'm Australian, also, I'm a shitload more forward than you're probably used to."
Not going to lie. I'm going to ask any pretty girl I see if they'd quickly model a shot for me if I'm lucky and a cute girl walks past a nice looking place.
Then: Thanks for letting me take your picture! I'll repay you with a coffee or something!
Then: Hey, are you doing anything tonight?
Then: Hey, want to go back to your place (so I don't have to spend money on accomadation, also: sex?)
Lesson learned is, keep a rubber handy, and hit on anything cute that moves. Got it, can do.
If you can do a charming accent, is it better to play the "clueless but really friendly foreigner/Strayan" or just immediately use as much of the language as you know?
because I know, if a cute french girl came up to me and acted dumb, but had a sweet accent I'd want to rail her.
Those guys get respect, but more often then not I see the kiddos doing it on a car that never did and never will autocross in particular one of my highschool classmates did this "for the looks brah"
What I meant is that you can't just expect to go anywhere in the world and ''swim in pussy and be seen as a god'' by DECENT girls if you're ugly, unconfident, cant speak the local language for shit. This has nothing to do with me defending Japan or anything. He's just being completly delusional and believing dumb braggers. Yes, being a foreigner has many perks in many places, but its not what this guy thinks it is at all
This worries me. I was going to get an ex-army duffle bag if all my shit didn't fit in the one I already had.
It's just a big, heavy duty canvas bag in khaki green. T-that's not too bad is it?
definitely don't want to be mistaken as some Yankee soldier though.
Well, anyone can get laid if they're charismatic enough. But thinking being white will cover your natural propensity towards dropping your spaghetti any time a cute girl walks within 5 metres is stupid.
Did you even read my post?
You wont be a ''charisma man'' if you're unconfident and all. Also, ''I've seen it said hundreds of time'' and how the fuck is that even relevant? I've seen hundreds of posts about people lifting as much as pro powerlifters on /fit/ and people with 2 phd by age 16 on /sci/, that doesnt mean its not outright bragging wrapped in stupid lies.
The guy will need some( SOME, not a shit-ton)skills to land decent(as in somewhat cute/fun/non-beggar and non-prostitutes) girls, and a shit ton if he wants ''to be seen like a god and swim in pussy''.
Or do you consider swimming in pussy and be seen like a god fucking a girl now and then? Because with his words, it seems like hes expecting to fuck 1-2 9/10 per day. If you believe that as well, you are fucking delusional
>it seems like hes expecting to fuck 1-2 9/10 per day
I believe it Asian girls fucking LOVE white guys. You could be a 3/10 and they will pick you over some 8/10 Japanese pretty boy 90% of the time.
Also I love how you move the goalposts by saying " yeah w-well those girls are u-ugly sluts anyway"
you sound like some butt hurt jap or some jelly shitskin
Already have tickets and insurance, I missed out on a grand I was promised so I'm looking at a lot less food and less comfortable lodgings than expected.
The other options being, I take a travel loan of 5k, and just pay knock out 3/5ths of the debt with what I've already saved up the when I come back; plus whatever I hadn't used. (15% Ipa though.)
A cheap credit card to take with me, to use whenever and then just very quickly pay off whatever I used when I get back. That's at 55 days no interest on purchases, and a 13% interest rate...
Credit card seems the better choice if I don't go nuts on my spending... Thoughts?
>getting a debt to travel
bad idea. bad fucking idea.
If you can cancel, it would be the safer option, sorry. If you can't/still insist on going, do you best to live tight within your budget.
Tch. Basically my thoughts too.
But at the same time, I really don't have to worry about cash, as I'm a cripple on a pension, money'll come in regardless of what happens.
I'm so fucking naive I'm willing to just travel on a frayed shoestring though.
Getting a bit tired from those "it's so easy to get laid here". It certainly should be easier since you are a foreigner, at the same time please do understand that if you don't get laid in your hometown means you aren't alpha enough and this won't change in another country. In other words, no pussy for you.
Also, what's with all this sex tourism, guys it's not Thailand.
>In other words, no pussy for you.
>Also, what's with all this sex tourism, guys it's not Thailand.
Not one of those anons discussing J-girls up there, but I always try to meet girls whenever I (solo)travel.. it's become part of the experience for me. By your definition, am I a sex-tourist? Please say no.
I was thinking of taking my usual bag that I wear around all the time at home (pic related). You think that'd be okay?
Fat guys get no play out here unless they are rich, period. Even slightly overweight is detrimental to your chances. Every so often a cute girl will hold a conversation with you, but only because she wants to practice her Japanese
I've used interpals for this. A lot of girls on there only stay for maybe a week before getting creeped out by perverted messages from other people, but if you just have some nice story yourself to tell they will love it (along with one or several profile pics of yourself). I was messaging a good amount of people on there (some guys but mostly girls), some will get bored from the site/penpal thing quickly and delete their accounts, but others are nice to talk to.
Some gave me their phone numbers, of which some of them we just stopped messaging after a while. But I'm still talking to one girl almost daily about stuff for a few months now. Another person I'm just snailmailing with through skype (she answers about once every two weeks). It's kinda nice to talk to people like that (and I'm helping the one from skype with improving her English)
Yeah, a student at Kansai Gaidai (great university).
I would definitely go back and am planning to next year once I graduate.
The plan is to live in Japan for 3-5 years. I'll probably start teaching English and then try to get into my study field, design.
Also, Tokyo is good for a holiday, but to live, I would choose Osaka or the Kansai region any day!