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Anonymous 2016-08-29 17:09:02 No.1156067

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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 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: >>1153480

Anonymous 2016-08-29 17:32:30 No.1156074
cgl had a thread about visiting Japan and there were a few vegetarian restaurants mentioned:

Anonymous 2016-08-29 18:15:19 No.1156093
Are there any tours or things that run where you cna jsut spoend the day with the Yakuza and chill doing Yakuza shit?

Anonymous 2016-08-29 18:35:13 No.1156103
Just out of sheer curiosity, when do people start getting married/having kids in Japan?

Is it like in America where people are graduating high school and having kids and getting married in their early 20s, or even earlier?

Anonymous 2016-08-29 18:50:34 No.1156110
Women try to get married in their early 20s and guys try to get married in their late 20s. Its still a trend but the trend has been declining

Anonymous 2016-08-29 19:54:52 No.1156149
Has anyone visited kyushu? Is it worth it? What did you liked the most?

Anonymous 2016-08-29 20:38:10 No.1156158
yes I did a two week tour last year

>Is it worth it?
certainly, loads of cool places to check out
>What did you liked the most?
Nagasaki was pretty cool, Fukuoka is also really nice. Other cool places included Aso, Kagoshima and Kurokawa Onsen, probably one of my favorite places I've been to in Japan so far. Beppu is an overrated shithole though, don't go there

Anonymous 2016-08-29 21:37:26 No.1156178
>Is it like in America where people are graduating high school and having kids and getting married in their early 20s, or even earlier?

Flyover detected. That's only white trash and mexicans.

Anonymous 2016-08-29 22:22:08 No.1156204
Yay, Beppu! :D

Anonymous 2016-08-29 22:34:31 No.1156211
Mix of credit card points from Chase sapphire and reserve cards, and the two free night signup bonus from the Hyatt credit card

Bear 2016-08-29 22:38:16 No.1156212
Post your guys' favorite pictures

Anonymous 2016-08-29 22:55:15 No.1156214
So yes or no? XD >>1156158
Thanks! What about ureshino onsen?

Anonymous 2016-08-30 00:31:51 No.1156228

I have a question regarding the train system on Google Maps. For example, I want to go from Pearl Hotel Ryogoku to the Shinjuku Station. On Google Maps, it shows me the different ways I can go and how much each one will be (the one I chose was by train and it will be 270 yen)

However, it says 11 stops and when I click on it I am given 11 stations. Are these 11 stations the train I'm on will pass and therefor the train will stop 11 times or will I have to actually get out of the train and get into another one 11 times?

Pics for better understanding

Anonymous 2016-08-30 00:33:02 No.1156229

Bear 2016-08-30 00:36:16 No.1156231
The train will just stop 11 times, you don't get out.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 00:38:19 No.1156233
They're just stations you'll go past. It'll explicitly tell you if you need to change trains.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 00:43:16 No.1156235
Thanks. That's comforting to know

Anonymous 2016-08-30 02:28:41 No.1156255
Hyperdia is better than Google Maps

Anonymous 2016-08-30 02:29:07 No.1156256
Is is possible to go surfing and take classes in or around Fukuoka from October to December? I'm pretty much a beginner (I only once took a two-hour class in Sydney), but I'll be in the area and would like to learn surfing.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 02:49:24 No.1156259
Are you asking if surfing classes exist or if surfing classes with teachers that teach in English exist?

Anonymous 2016-08-30 02:54:57 No.1156262
Well I speak basic Japanese, so maybe Japanese only would also be possible somehow.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 02:55:02 No.1156263
I took a picture from the exact same place.
I'll post it tomorrow.
Nice to know someone was in the same place I was at a different time.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:00:12 No.1156264
Then use your Japanese to find some classes in Fukuoka thatll be a lot more relevant than in this thread

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:05:32 No.1156266
Going for to Japan from Oct 1-16, getting excited. Looking forward to hiking Asahidake.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:24:49 No.1156270
>yfw 90% of the questions here could be answered with 10 minutes googling

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:27:11 No.1156272
I'm travelling soon and I need to go from Narita Airport to Kaihinmakuhari station. Google maps says I can take the "Narita Airport Limusine Bus", but the limusine bus website is a bit confusing and I could only find info about buses going from Haneda Airport to kaihinmakuhari, not from Narita.

Have any of you ever used the limusine bus service? Should I just try the trains? Supposedly this bus stops right in front of my hotel, if I get the train I will need to walk for 5 minutes or something like that.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:27:21 No.1156273
lol no

Anonymous 2016-08-30 03:34:38 No.1156274
Hyperdia provides much better results for the trains and allows for customization. Google just shits out whatever generic algo results they have for every city in the world. Yahoo has the best one but you need Japanese

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:01:00 No.1156278
Japan General is comfy and all but I wish it were a bit faster. For when you want that nostalgic fix you know

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:05:29 No.1156279
Okay, shill

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:24:56 No.1156285
>this is what people who come to Japan for a week at time actually believe

The couple times you've been on the train have you not noticed how no Japanese people uses Google maps for the trains? They all use Navitime or Yahoo. Hyperdia gets their results from the same company that powers Navitime.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:27:41 No.1156287
Navitime commercials on almost every subway and on almost every smartphone I glanced at

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:29:05 No.1156288
Can you name a single instance where google maps would fail you, outside some obscure rural tram or bus route?

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:30:47 No.1156289
Not the poster you're responding to, but google maps got me where I needed to go when I was in japan

Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:37:26 No.1156291

It can't be helped.

In any case, for anyone traveling to Japan and looking for something new to put on their playlist, try BLU-SWING. Jazzy group with some easy listening funky tunes, perfect for flights or taking in the nightlife.


Anonymous 2016-08-30 04:53:35 No.1156293
Reminds me a lot of Round Table and Nino

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous 2016-08-30 05:01:04 No.1156297
Going to Tokyo in December, is the train network really complicated to navigate if you are completely unable to read a lick of japanese, or is it manageable?

Also, do you guys think 2 weeks is overkill? Considering the price of the plane ticket, 1 week seems like a waste.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 05:06:37 No.1156298

Anonymous 2016-08-30 05:08:13 No.1156299
I can't read

Anonymous 2016-08-30 09:20:12 No.1156337
>"Narita Airport Limusine Bus"
I had an early flight on my way home, so this worked great for me, takes around the same time as the train overall as it dropped me at my hotel. Didn't have to worry about being late, getting the wrong train etc.

>Buy return ticket at Limousine Airport Bus desk when leaving the Narita. Tell them where you're staying and what time you want to leave.
>Go to the corresponding bus stop outside. Give the guys working there you ticket when asked.
>Get on bus, get off at your stop about an hour and a half later.
>When checking in to your hotel, give them your return bus ticket and book a seat for the journey home, they'll have a timetable for you to pick when to leave.
>Be at the reception desk about 20 mins before your bus leaves to play it safe. You'll be escorted to it at the right time.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 11:41:20 No.1156366
I didn't say google maps would fail you, I said the others are better and allow for more options, like only using a certain company, putting in your commuter pass/day pass for cheapest rates, a larger number of trips that end up at the same place etc.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 12:14:00 No.1156379
Just got here a few days ago. It's simple enough. Most signs are in English, and if that's too complicated just ask a staff member and they will point you in the right direction.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 13:07:38 No.1156391
I've begun planning a post graduation trip to Japan for myself and a friend.

We're currently budgeting 460,000 JPY each for the trip with the possibility of expanding.

We'd like some advice on the itinerary, the dates are set as we've already booked flights to and from Japan. It's only rough at the moment but we are trying to figure out if:
-We've got a reasonable mix of places to see both modern and cultural sights.
-We've set ourselves up with too much time in some places and not enough in others.

I've never been to Japan before but my friend has previously studied in Fukuoka short-term and visited Tokyo and Hiroshima. However the itineraries were mostly set out by the university etc and didn't allow for much time to travel freely.

Also some advice on going to see a metal show would be cool.

Anonymous 2016-08-30 13:39:44 No.1156402
ghibli museum was great, a must visit if you care about anime or ghibli movies even slightly. lots of kids though

Anonymous 2016-08-30 13:43:58 No.1156405
does that budget include housing? i spent about 250k for 2 weeks including airbnb excluding ticket so you might go over budget

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