New Japan General
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*
*Note about the JR Rail Pass*
Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.
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: >>1133206
Starting my Asia trip this Tuesday. I will arrive in mainland Japan in august and will stay there for a month.
Any recommendations on what to visit? I got JRPass so transport isn't an issue.
I have already been to Japan before twice. This is what I have seen so far:
I will be starting from Fukuoka this time.
I am mostly interested in nature, architecture and generally good photo opportunities.
I seriously have a problem finding new places to visit. help.
Anyone been to Izu Peninsula? Planning on going there in August and I was wondering if anyone had more information on getting around.
I found this http://www.izudreampass.com/english/ and not sure if it's really worth it. I am getting the Japan Wide JR Pass anyways, but there isn't much info about what I can really use it in that area.
And I'm not planning on renting a car.
What are some of the best hiking trails/mountain climbs that you guys know about?
Is Fuji even worth climbing?
How about the Shikoku Pilgrimage?
I'm willing to go further than the jrpass areas if it's a nice enough hike. I'd just need to know where to set off from or if I'm better off taking my lightweight one man tent (if it's in the middle of nowhere).
Planning to go in either Spring or Autumn. Is that a good time for hiking Japan? Or should I aim for Summer?)
climbed fuji in april last year. Pretty chill experience,without anyone around,really worth it for the feeling of being at the top of the country.
But don't do that outside of official climbing season if you are not an experimented climber. Shit is dangerous.
Which route did you take and what was the conditions like in April?
I don't want to go in the peak season if that means walking along side hundreds of others unless there are harder routes which aren't crowded.
I'm planning to visit Japan in October.
Is ~~6500 JPY / day enough for travelling and food? I do not count trains (JR Pass) and hotels/hostels in this.
Also, can you take trains inside the town with JR Pass? For example if I would like to travel inside Osaka or inside Tokio?
Repost from last thread
Has anyone been to the Daimonji Gozan Okuburi festival in Kyoto?
Thinking of going to see it this August but from the pictures I've found it seems underwhelming. I mainly want to see it to take sick photos.
just got insta deleted from jp so I'll ask here. how's akihabara? my gf just went without me and complained it was porn everywhere and how it was disgusting and that she'd never step foot there again. is this true? did she just go to a bad part? or was this feminist 'problematic' vision?? i really want to go with her again but i feel it'll be a big issue.
It's more like that there's just so much anime stuff there, and a percentage of it is tentacle porn and the like, even a small percentage means there's tons of weird ass porn there.
That said I don't really care about the place, been there twice over multiple trips to Japan.
i told her about it because i figured that would be the easiest place to find gunpla. she frequents harajuku i know you arent /m/ but are there any places to find cheap gunpla there?
Dunno about cheap as I don't really pay too much interest to that part of Japanese culture, but I used to live in Nakano near Shinjuku, there's this big shopping center close by the jr station called Nakano Broadway that has tons of that kind of stuff.
On another note, I'm in nihonbashi sweating my ass of waiting for the hotel checking to start
If akiba was a shopping mall, porn would be about as common as areas in a mall that reek of perfume. So, yeah it's there but not like, bearing over the entire area.
Not that it matters. You won't be able to convince her that she's exaggerating, especially not because 4chan told you so.
Hey guys, I'm going to Japan in Nov for 9 days. I will be staying in Tokyo for half the time and then Kyoto for the other half. I just want to know if its possible to do day trips to Osaka from Kyoto? One of my friends who is coming along wants to go to Universal Studios and a few other places but I'm reluctant to find a hotel in Osaka and have to lug my luggage to a 3rd city for such a short stay.
What do you guys think?
I personally thought Osaka was a good visit just for the night life, there isn't really much else to see especially when compared to Kyoto.
Pic related is the view from my hotel in Osaka.
Has anyone here done Hakone round course from japan guide in one day? How long does it usually take? My plan is to do the course starting early in the morning, take a small side trips like the museum, and end up at a hot springs before going back to Tokyo around dusk. Is it possible?
>Is ~~6500 JPY / day enough for travelling and food?
How would you even spend that much on a single day just for food? You will be fine with half the amount per day.
>Also, can you take trains inside the town with JR Pass?
In most cities, yeah. But don't count on it. Some cities have several railroad companies and if you want to take any line that isn't "green" on the map, you will have to pay. Tokyo won't be an issue with JRP, you can even travel from both Airports without any issue. The Osaka "loop-line" is also a JR line so you will get around Osaka without any hassle.
>Pic related is the view from my hotel in Osaka
And I thought the view from my hotel was nice. How is yours called? Might check it out on my next visit
Kyoto hotels are quite expensive imo. Got a 4* hotel in Osaka for 55€/night, the same amount will get you a somewhat decent hostel in Kyoto.
>just got insta deleted from jp so I'll ask here. how's akihabara? my gf just went without me and complained it was porn everywhere and how it was disgusting and that she'd never step foot there again. is this true? did she just go to a bad part? or was this feminist 'problematic' vision?? i really want to go with her again but i feel it'll be a big issue.
>being this innocent
so im gonna spend a whole year in japan and i really want to learn japanese as fast as possible, money is not a issue, what are the best academies or places to go to learn japanese and have fun doing so for a 28 year old lawyer??
I had the old monk trying to give you a gold plate scam tried on me a few times. Other than that, don't go into some touts place in Kabuchiko or Roppongi and you'll be fine
possible, but rushed. I would stay at a Ryokan overnight if you can afford it, much better experience. If you can't afford a Ryokan, I can absolutely recommend Hakone Tent. One of the best accommodations I've stayed in in Japan. Awesome staff, great mix of travelers, good location (Gora, starting point of the 5 transportation tour) and they have their own onsen in the basement which is free for staying guests.
anyone know how much entry level accountants make over in Tokyo? My friend tried telling me around 2.4mil yen but that sounds incredibly low. Any validity to that?
Well, yeah. Not every country has a visa exemption treaty with Japan, you know?
And knowing how to get a visa for another country doesn't help me here.
So, is there a way to get a Japanese tourist visa outside your own country of residence?
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Is there a HEMA scene in Japan?
I'd like to do some fencing whilst I'm over there...
I like to buy old posters as souvenirs. Generally old travel posters of the destination I'm at, but can be anything e.g. Retro fashion posters of that country. Does anyone know where I could find some of these in Tokyo? I thought jinbocho would be good but I didn't see any there really.
Being the lonely bastard that I am, I booked a solo trip to Japan for next month.
I'll be staying in the Park Hyatt Hotel.
Mfw, I'll basically be Bill Murray
Well, in that price I wanted to include food, non-JR bus/trains and attractions tickets. What is the regular amount of money to spend on food? I do not plan to eat anything really fancy, but I want to taste the Japanese kitchen. From what I've read in the net, I should count 1000 JPY per breakfast, lunch and dinner, so it sums up to 3000 JPY/day. Is that correct, or is the breakfast and dinner cheaper?
For languages other than English, it would almost certainly be something outside of school. But again, it's rare; I don't know if you could even find an organized to sponsor a visa for that.
I'm going to Okinawa for military stuff fairly soon. I'll be there for a while. I plan on getting a car over there, so what is there to do there?
By being a native english speaker and getting an english teaching job. I think you can WWOOF but that won't get you any money. If you're just an useless child taking a japs job, why should they let you stay in Japan?
>tfw got japanese gf pregnant for permanent residence card
>broke up with her so now I can sleep with some other women who aren't as annoying and don't have to worry about getting deported
At the language school I used to teach at the biggest schools could sometimes support a single Chinese, Korean, and/or French teacher. My home school was pretty big but the Korean girl only lasted about a couple months because of lack of demand. For the other languages they have video conferencing but only a few of them are enough for most of the country.
Child support is not a thing in Japan. The downside is that if you actually want to be in the kids life you have no rights to see the kid and if the mom wants the kid, unless there is some crazy circumstance like she is hospitalized or a drug addict, she will get the kid. Theres a lot of news articles about Japanese wives basically kidnapping the kid after the relationship goes bad in the US and running home to Japan and the father having literally no recourse
Best places to visit in April? I'd be there for 14-15 days and I'm interested in history/monuments.
Is Mount Koya worth a day or two? The site looks gorgeous but I don't know what there is to do there.
I'd also like to try out a ryokan with onsen while I'm there. Are those worth my time and money or are they just tourist traps?
Probably stupid questions but I don't know much about this country.
I'm planning a three week trip in the same timeframe, similar interests. The Takayama festival takes place about halfway through April, and Nagasaki has a Tall Ships festival at the end of April (really cool thing if you're into old sailing vessels, I got to see them several years ago in Savannah, GA).
Here's my tentative map for my trip, you may find some good stuff in there. My only concern is how accessible some of the northern areas are for hiking in mid-late April.
I'm going to Mount Koya in August and spending a night at a temple. It's the thing to do there I supposed. You eat their monk vegetarian meals and get up and do morning chants with them.
This was nearly a year ago, but someone had posted a photo of an old house in some suburb that was partially covered by greenery and apparently it was actually a well known suburb for these sort of buildings. As it is slightly run down.
Does anyone still have the picture or know where it is?
if one has lived in japan for years and been to everywhere but the following, i imagine theres not much appeal in going way out of ones way to visit nagoya, sapporo or naha (not interested in beaches)? even nagano seems kind of samey as everywhere else if not far less to do there
maybe its time to turn my attention towards the rest of asia
If I wanted to visit Japan and have a translator with me so I don't feel retarded all the time, could I pay a reputable business or would I need to set up something like that on my own?
Some questions about groping on trains. Is this actually something that happens frequently? When it happens do women just quietly bear it or do they speak up? If I see it happening to someone who looks uncomfortable, should I say anything? Does it happen to guys too?
Well, I asked because I am a grill and I certainly don't want a hand up my skirt while I'm commuting, but I also don't like to rock the boat. I guess I'm trying to figure out how much of a scene I'd make if I spoke up. I also may or may not be trying to figure out if I can grope a qt jap boy and get away with it.
>In Japan, men who grope women in public are called chikan (痴漢, チカン, or ちかん); and the term also describes the act itself. Crowded trains are a favourite location for groping and a 2001 survey conducted in two Tokyo high schools revealed that more than 70% of students had been groped while traveling on them. As part of the effort to combat the problem, some railway companies designate women-only passenger cars during rush hours. While the term is not defined in the Japanese legal system, vernacular usage of the word describes acts that violate several laws. Although crowded trains are the most frequent targets, another common setting is bicycle parking areas, where people bending over unlocking locks are targets. Chikan is often featured in Japanese pornography.
>This issue affects men in a different way. Since Japan has a very high conviction rate (99% by some sources), innocent men may have difficulty proving their innocence in court. The film I Just Didn't Do It by Japanese film director Masayuki Suo, based on a true story, focuses on a male office worker acquitted of groping after a five-year legal battle. The criminal courts have traditionally been lenient in cases of groping and have only recently made efforts to combat the social problem with tougher sentences.
Some copy paste off wikipedia
tl;dr don't do it, and don't let others either
I can't help you as I'm not in Japan but here in Toronto in Chinatown all the stores have back areas or rooms full of jank they never sold in the 80s and 90s. So my recommendation would be Chinatown haha or really old Knick knacks shops cluttered with shit
Here comes an age-old question... So there is a high chance that I'll go to Tokyo for 7-10 days within a month. Any tips on how to befriend a not so weird nor normie whom could show me around Tokyo? (read the sticky)
I doubt anyone would just show you around for 10 days for free unless it was your airbnb or couchsurfing host, and even then it'd probably only be stuff at night or on the weekends since they presumably work. If you are white then there's a chance that a random local may offer to help you with directions and end up treating you to a meal, which sometimes turns into an all night drinking party. I've never experienced this myself since I am asian (and therefore look like a local) but pretty much every white person I spoke with in hostels had this happen at least once.
Other think I found interesting was that everyone assume you speak English without asking.
Well, I'm not a native English speaker but I live in an English speaking country. I wonder how non-english speakers travel.
Most Japanese you'll meet are probably going to be to busy to be your personal guide for the duration, but absolutely yes it is possible to get someone to hang out with you and show you around for a few hours.
First time poster here.
I will be going to Japan for six weeks starting next week. What is the cheapest way to eat in tokyo (i can't cook btw)? I have heard about the cheap restaurants in the basements of office buildings, but i am not sure if i am courageous enough to go there.
>What is the cheapest way to eat in tokyo (i can't cook btw)
Buy a bag of rice, doesn't get any cheaper than that. Otherwise there's 100 yen cup ramen.
It's going to suck ass to eat like that
Do you plan on eating in restaurants all the time?
I ate in restaurants once a day which cost me about 700-1500yen. The other meals I just got from FamilyMart/7/11 or foodstands. You can get decent sized meals from there starting from 200yen and contraire to the shit you get in germany for that money - it actually tastes good and makes you full.
Caucasian male living in Tokyo here.
Harrassment in trains happens to guys too.
In a relatively packed train, there was this girl who just kept pushing unto me, kinda pretending to use me as support but no matter how much I backed off, she just kept trying to rub her back on me, despite clearly having enough room to stand by herself. No matter what people may think, when you don't want it, it's really creepy and annoying.
Another (chinese) friend of mine was also harassed by an creepy old dude, who kept touching his legs for the major part of the commute. It's super hard to actually react appropriately in such situations, people tend to freeze.
And don't expect support from the others around.
Long time /lit/ and /mu/ poster, so coming to /trv/ is something really new to me, but I'll be moving to Takamatsu in late July.
Any other expats have any advice for learning some Japanese? I took Chinese as a minor in University, so i'm able to learn a language, but what are some good resources?
I usually skip it, or just get a pack of corn flakes that lasts a few days. I'm totally not doing this one the japanese way. (which would be cooking some omuraisu and bacon or stuff like that).
I've seen quite a lot of people taking their breakfast in pastry shops and cafes, so that's an option too. Probably around 500, 800 tops.
usually get by with a bento. you can easily find those for under 500 in any conbini. for really cheap days, 2 onigiri (around 100 each) can be enough.
that depends widely on what you want to eat. chain stores like Matsuya/Yoshinoya can get you some nice gyudon for 400, a more typical restaurant will average at 800. I've had great dinners for around 1200, and some days with izakaya taking me back 4000.
Could turn agressive
Could realize they're being an annoyance and stop
Could just ignore you and keep doing it
Others around could take action
chinese might help to not be too shocked with kanji.
advice to learn japanese? use your broken japanese, you'll make faster progress by using it instead of studying it.
but you do need to get some basics first.I've used the books series Minna No Nihongo. others have used Genki for a start.
In order of effectiveness
1. Take a class in Japan, Japanese teaching in the US moves extremely slow and even the free to 500 yen a class volunteer classes are better than most college classes
2. Take a class in the US, its still better than studying on your own
3. Self study with Genki, moves a little slow for a lot of people but is one of the better English books
9999. Drink all the time and just hang out with other gaijin
No matter what you do, you should acquaint yourself with Anki as its the most used resource for vocab and kanji learning. I personally like the CorePlus deck as a base although some people seem to get something out of building a deck up themselves. Personally I find it a time waster.
Surprisingly /a/ has an amazing list of resources for learning japanese in /djt/
For Kyoto, I say anything north of Kyoto station. If you look on Google Maps, find Kyoto Station and trace a line north until you start to reach the mountains. Anything along that line, not straying too far on either side, should be good. There will be food, shopping, trains, etc. Alternatively, I was thinking of living near Gion.
I post magazine scans on my home board and realized that this one might be useful here too
Masters of Walk - Tokyo Station
Ive been in kabukicho with a friend for almost 2 Days now and weve been trying to find some Good stores to buy weird shit in but we cant seem to find any, do you guys have any recommendatins? If you know a Place that sells otamatones that would be great
Who told you there were places like that in Kabukicho? Kabukicho is a red light district. You won't find places with otamatones or whatever. Just sex establishments, hostess bars, etc.
>Yeah, fuck the parts of their culture that lets customers walk all over employees. I see nothing wrong with giving them mutual respect.
The bad thing is that you are already throwing them off their practised habits by simply being a gajin, acting outside of their programming would just make them confused
Thanks, no need for translation, I should be able to manage.
I see lots of people saying that there's not much to see in Osaka except for night life which doesn't really interest me. Would a day trip there from Kyoto suffice?
I'm planning to go to Japan and I also want a taste of the women.
What are the do's and don't for hooking up with Japanese qt3.14's?
Also my face is a 6.8 at most, but I'm 195cm and I work out, is that a problem?
Do they speak english?
depends entirely on how much money you want to spend and if you prefer buses or trains
no you can just buy smokes at konbini as far as I remember
>What are the do's and don't for hooking up with Japanese qt3.14's?
try to act like a gentlemen (in a non Fedora tipping way). Things like holding the door open for them, taking the bill, making sure that they don't walk on the wrong side of the walkway etc. all go a long way since Japanese men tend to not do those things. Other than that, speaking Japanese certainly helps and well, be prepared since Asian women tend to be very fickle (no often doesn't mean no).
a daytrip should be long enough. their aquarium is supposed to be good; I went to see the palace which is skippable but the surrounding park is nice for a stroll. Mostly you just walk around the shopping arcades at namba (dotonburi, shinsaibashi, denden town) for entertainment. Don't forget to eat okonomiyaki, it is said to originate in osaka.
Has anyone here experienced the late nightlife in Akihabara? What's it like? I've heard that the only places that really stay open are pachinko, karaoke, Somali and Yakuza bars and soaplands.
Are there any comfy 24/7 stores or cafes you can find? Going to be stranded there until the early hours of the morning soon so need somewhere to go.
>some Yakuza bars
Off topic, but have people here actually had any sort of an experience with the influence of Yakuza or such? I would imagine that uninvolved people, especially foreigners, don't really have to worry about much?
My name is Ken-Sama, I am a 27 year old male and a Japan enthusiast. Sadly, studio Ghibli rejected me as an animator, but prior to returning to the US I am going to visit a holy ground of Wonder Festival. I am looking for a company with such refined taste as mine to attend it.
Kind sirs, will anyone be in Chiba on 24th of July?
you're not tricking me Kyouko, I know it's you
I studied Japanese for 8 months without Anki and it was pretty much all wasted time for the last 4. Without vocabulary you can't do shit with all the grammar you learn, nor can you get much out of listening to native materials.
/djt/ is a great resource but avoid Tae Kim. If you want to know why, look it up.
The most important thing you can do is practice as much as possible, like hours a day.
There is no nightlife in Akihabara. Why don't you just go somewhere else more accommodating before last train?
Just so people know, this is probably a fake story this guy just pulled out of his ass based on oft parroted memes online and some news articles about such infamous incidents. Not saying this kind of thing never happens, but it probably didn't happen to his "friend" and he's just being a trolly edgelord.
For all those filthy shotacons out there. The Mandarake store in Akihabara has a range of shotacon manga and doujins. Ikebukuro doesn't really cater for shota - just yaoi and a bit of shounen-ai thrown in the mix.
>considering visiting one day myself in 2020. would it be best to go before, during, or after the olympics?
its going to be absolutely packed during the actual olympics, you better order well in advance if you intend to go
When I was there I always just gave a big smile but then again I'm a fairly upbeat person so I generally smile at anything because I think its usually polite. I also always thanked the server in convenience stores and wait staff and stuff despite not having very good Japanese so you know you do you but I think if you smile at them because you genuinely want to smile it will come off as nice and polite. Then again when I saw people staring at me in public if your eyes met I'd usually give them a small polite smile and that seemed to make them feel awkward, especially children, so I stopped smiling at them, but in my country if I see kids looking at me I generally smile or pull faces and they love that shit so you know just use your own discretion I guess.
How difficult is it to mail stuff back home when you are in Japan? I"m thinking of getting some JAV magazines or posters and mailing them back to America. The reason why is because I realize I will be flying to South Korea after visiting Japan and I hear they are sticklers against porn.
So..... You're planning to show the postal office ladies what you're mailing? You're not going to arrive at the Post Office with a sealed envelope like any normal person would? Do you think there are different postage charges for different kinds of porn?
You can get the flight for around 500€
The train rides are going to be something like 170€ (Tokyo-Osaka = 85€x2)
Daily food expenses can be anything between 5€ to 40€ depending how much you splurge.
Staying in hostels will be cheap, though there are some hotels with night costing only 20€ or so.
But seriously, why would you travel to Japan for a week? You'll barely have time to adjust to time difference and won't have time to do anything. At least take two weeks, since flights are going to be your biggest expense anyway, and staying longer won't change the cost of that.
>The train rides are going to be something like 170€ (Tokyo-Osaka = 85€x2)
You can fly from Tokyo to Osaka for half the price of a slow train and 1/3 of the price of the bullet train. You can also take the bus even cheaper.
Tokyo to Osaka is the most competitively priced ticket between the bullet trains and the airlines. Theres often times a deal to be had in the off season but you have to do your research and usually they are very close in price since the two end up taking nearly the same amount of time to travel between.
1.5k seems a little expensive. Last year I flew for $800 from Chicago; roundtrip to Chicago from JFK is definitely less than $700 so maybe consider departing from other cities. My ticket this time cost $500 from Chicago to Taipei and roundtrip from Taipei to Tokyo is less than $300.
They must doing some kind of massive push to become more relevant since most people just opt for the train. Theres gotta be baggage fees or something associated with the ticket. Thats just too low when compared historically
well yes LCCs usually have baggage fees if you have more than hand luggage. Otherwise they save money on service (no food or drinks) and you won't have much leg space but it's fine for that short distance. I flew Tokyo-Fukuoka for something around 40$ as far as I remember
Is that the roundtrip price? If so then that's a great deal. I wouldn't pay it for oneway though; after factoring in transportation cost to even get to/from the airport it's comparable to the shinkansen, plus the hassle/stress of having to account for transit time to the airport so you don't miss your flight.
I need to get from Kanazawa to a city really close to the airport, because I have a flight at 07:00 in the morning so need to get up buttfuck early and want to minimise the travel as much as possible.
Anyway, what's the cheapest way (preferably involving a JR pass) to get from Kanazawa to a really close city to HND? Somewhere like Yokohama would be nice, but the routes I've checked involve local trains, which are expensive, and I can't seem to find any other cities really close with any better routes.
Nevermind, I'm an idiot. I was looking on Google Maps and it listed 2 trains, but only one of them had a JR logo visible. Turns out if you expand the full journey, both trains are run by JR.
Guys please respond.
I will be travelling in a company of totally normal people who obviously won't accompany me to a chinese figurines exhibition, I badly need to find another infantile imbecile and I can't think of any other places but 4chan
Guys help me
I've been here less than one fucking day and already made a fool of myself.
>Get to my hotel last night
>LONG fucking journey, cheaped on tickets so took 43 hours
>No sleep in that time
>Want to go and grab a quick bite to eat before coming back for some sleep
>About 9pm Tokyo time
>Leave my hotel
>go and walk around
>look for a convenience store because I know Japanese have great ones
>find a Family Mart
>the fucking dings and music is pretty overwhelming combined with the TSHINUMASAY or whatever it is they say when you walk in
>pretty fucking sensory overloaded
>manage to grab a flatbread looking thing, thinking it is just a sandwich
>take it to the cashier
>he takes it from me
>points at the microwave in the store and says something in Japanese
>I am really confused, and for some reason think he is offering to add cheese and toast it like you would at a Subway
>put my hand up and say 'OK JUST ONE MINUTE I'LL GRAB THE CHEESE'
>walk around the store looking for some cheese
>can't find any
>turn and the cashier is watching me
>get scared he will be angry at me for not finding cheese
>shout that 'I'LL BE BACK IN A MINUTE, I'LL GET THE CHEESE FROM 7-ELEVEN'
>walk off and find a 7-Eleven
>only realise what I did after 10 minutes
>ended up buying some ice cream from a vending machine and standing outside my hotel eating it
>didn't know if I could take the ice cream inside with me
>pretty sure the people at the desk watched me eat 3 ice cream cones whilst standing outside the doors
The worst part is that it is 7am and I have only had 4 hours sleep since due to jet lag.
Just left Starbucks in ginza, seems like they have the same issue here as in the rest of the world, people ordering a small coffee and spend the rest of the day there using the free WiFi in their macbooks. Tons of customers turning around in the entrance since there were no sitting space.
Had my dank meme pancakes today
Oishi desu senpai
Not the anon you're asking but I don't see a problem in going to another country and checking a global chain restaurant.
Sure it's a global chain and they try to make everything the same everywhere in the world but there are always some differences and I do find fun and valid to do at least once to see/feel the differences.
lads I can get flights + hostel next year for 11 nights in April for 646 quid
worth it? it's in Tokyo, I've always wanted to go
I was thinking of doing that pilgrimage too, anyone who's done it here?
anyone living in japan go to the dentist for a cleaning?
how much does it cost with national health insurance?
how was the experience? effective? take a long time? japanese/english?
im pretty sure i have some cavities
American dentist are better but especially for a cleaning a Japanese dentist will be just fine. I went to a Japanese only dentist because my girlfriend worked there and I could get everything discounted or free, but I've seen around town dentist advertising English and Japanese just do a google search.
Guys, I have a jr pass and paid airbnbs, is 10 k yen per day enough for food (nothing exquisite, I want to eat local stuff like ramen/soba/gyoza etc) and everyday expenditures, e.g. tickets to shrines/museums, small gifts for family and so on
Where in Tokyo would I have the most fun being a semi socially retarded, geeky intellectual kind of guy?
I see you guys talking about bars and clubs and stuff but that aint me. Just hang out in Akihababra all the time? Just wondering if it's worth it for someone like me (relatively reserved) to travel. I mean, the money isn't an issue but...
Let's be more forthright...
I don't want to travel to deal with Japanese normalfags and expat normalfags. I want to meet the cool weird Japs instead. I have no issues socializing, so long as a person aint a normalfag or whatever.
Akiba yes, ask if you need any place recommendations.
But really, if you're as intellectual as you say, forget about you being a geek and just explore main tokyo districts-kyoto-osaka, you know the drill, look up the guides. Japan is much more fun than it seems