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Also known as Aokigahara (looked it up and discovered Jukai is another name for the same place!). It's on the northwest side of Mt. Fuji. I thought about visiting it last time I was in Japan in 2010, but legs were too tired attempting to summit Mt. Fuji to hike anymore after that. I've also heard a rumor that supposedly due to underground lava flows that are ferromagnetic (is that possible?), compasses go screwy in the area as well.

Anyway, I'd concur with endorsements for Kyoto for a one-stop look at traditional Japan. I also think Tokyo would be a great epitome of modern Japan, though I'm sure other cities like Osaka (which I'd like to visit) would be eye-opening as well.


Did you doubt? It's outside of my friend's hometown Fujiyoshida and people still go there to kill themselves.

Osaka was awesome, definitely better than Tokyo in my opinion. I'd tell people to skip Tokyo and head straight to Kansai.
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Not ever going to happen, you can forget about your 'one day's'
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Oldthrashbar wrote:

You are an idiot if you want to go to Japan because you watched an anime. If on the other hand you want to go because you would like to visit some of their other attractions.. Go for it. But Japan is just as shitty as every other country in the world. All you kids wishing you were Japanese need to get a reality check and start enjoying your own life where you are right now.


Bad day?...


From what I've seen, he's pretty much always like that.


Hmm...Must be a bad day everyday!


Quite a good day. But talking in forums brings out the worst in me. I also hate people who always say "I wish I lived in Japan! OMG!!" Honestly. Nothing all that great about Japan. Anime is cool though... I like samurai too.
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Doubt, no. I hadn't heard of the name "Jukai," and so wondered at first whether there might actually be two such forests around in Japan. I stayed in Kawaguchiko, which if I recall correctly, is immediately adjacent to Fujiyoshida.
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If you could go to one modern place and one historical place in Japan where would they be and why?


Tokyo - super modern city.
Kyoto - super rich in history.

I loved both places.
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Posted 7/17/12

Kuro_Kiri wrote:


sushipath wrote:

Also known as Aokigahara (looked it up and discovered Jukai is another name for the same place!). It's on the northwest side of Mt. Fuji. I thought about visiting it last time I was in Japan in 2010, but legs were too tired attempting to summit Mt. Fuji to hike anymore after that. I've also heard a rumor that supposedly due to underground lava flows that are ferromagnetic (is that possible?), compasses go screwy in the area as well.

Anyway, I'd concur with endorsements for Kyoto for a one-stop look at traditional Japan. I also think Tokyo would be a great epitome of modern Japan, though I'm sure other cities like Osaka (which I'd like to visit) would be eye-opening as well.


Did you doubt? It's outside of my friend's hometown Fujiyoshida and people still go there to kill themselves.

Osaka was awesome, definitely better than Tokyo in my opinion. I'd tell people to skip Tokyo and head straight to Kansai.


Next time I am in Japan (hopefully in 2013), I am going to Osaka and Nara. The only place I went to in Osaka was the train station platform, when I switched to the Sakura (Shinkabsen) line.

I think I am going to spend two weeks next time. A few days in Tokyo again, and then Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara (well day trip in Nara).
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Oldthrashbar wrote:

You are an idiot if you want to go to Japan because you watched an anime. If on the other hand you want to go because you would like to visit some of their other attractions.. Go for it. But Japan is just as shitty as every other country in the world. All you kids wishing you were Japanese need to get a reality check and start enjoying your own life where you are right now.


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sushipath wrote:

Doubt, no. I hadn't heard of the name "Jukai," and so wondered at first whether there might actually be two such forests around in Japan. I stayed in Kawaguchiko, which if I recall correctly, is immediately adjacent to Fujiyoshida.


It's the local name.

My friend also referenced a joke about it but I'm not going into detail about that here.
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Kuro_Kiri wrote:


sushipath wrote:

Also known as Aokigahara (looked it up and discovered Jukai is another name for the same place!). It's on the northwest side of Mt. Fuji. I thought about visiting it last time I was in Japan in 2010, but legs were too tired attempting to summit Mt. Fuji to hike anymore after that. I've also heard a rumor that supposedly due to underground lava flows that are ferromagnetic (is that possible?), compasses go screwy in the area as well.

Anyway, I'd concur with endorsements for Kyoto for a one-stop look at traditional Japan. I also think Tokyo would be a great epitome of modern Japan, though I'm sure other cities like Osaka (which I'd like to visit) would be eye-opening as well.


Did you doubt? It's outside of my friend's hometown Fujiyoshida and people still go there to kill themselves.

Osaka was awesome, definitely better than Tokyo in my opinion. I'd tell people to skip Tokyo and head straight to Kansai.


Next time I am in Japan (hopefully in 2013), I am going to Osaka and Nara. The only place I went to in Osaka was the train station platform, when I switched to the Sakura (Shinkabsen) line.

I think I am going to spend two weeks next time. A few days in Tokyo again, and then Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara (well day trip in Nara).


I have to go north next time, Yamagata and Hokkaido. I really want to go back to Fukuoka again, and further into Kyushu down to Kagoshima. If at all possible I want to spend as little time in Tokyo as possible.
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Kuro_Kiri wrote:


GodWhomIsMike wrote:


Kuro_Kiri wrote:


sushipath wrote:

Also known as Aokigahara (looked it up and discovered Jukai is another name for the same place!). It's on the northwest side of Mt. Fuji. I thought about visiting it last time I was in Japan in 2010, but legs were too tired attempting to summit Mt. Fuji to hike anymore after that. I've also heard a rumor that supposedly due to underground lava flows that are ferromagnetic (is that possible?), compasses go screwy in the area as well.

Anyway, I'd concur with endorsements for Kyoto for a one-stop look at traditional Japan. I also think Tokyo would be a great epitome of modern Japan, though I'm sure other cities like Osaka (which I'd like to visit) would be eye-opening as well.


Did you doubt? It's outside of my friend's hometown Fujiyoshida and people still go there to kill themselves.

Osaka was awesome, definitely better than Tokyo in my opinion. I'd tell people to skip Tokyo and head straight to Kansai.


Next time I am in Japan (hopefully in 2013), I am going to Osaka and Nara. The only place I went to in Osaka was the train station platform, when I switched to the Sakura (Shinkabsen) line.

I think I am going to spend two weeks next time. A few days in Tokyo again, and then Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara (well day trip in Nara).


I have to go north next time, Yamagata and Hokkaido. I really want to go back to Fukuoka again, and further into Kyushu down to Kagoshima. If at all possible I want to spend as little time in Tokyo as possible.


I might aim to spend 5-6 nights in Kyoto this time. I will use Kyoto as a base, and jump on the shinkansen in the mornings and head to Osaka and Nara. I want to see the Gion festival in Kyoto next July. I asked my friend, but she skipped it yesterday and went to work. Oh well. Hopefully next year I will get to drag her to it. lol

I might do 2 more nights in Tokyo. And from there, I want to go north and maybe see Sendai, and I really want to do a night or two at the Tsurunoyu, Nyuto Onsen.

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I'd love to visit Japan someday, but Europe is first on my list.
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Oldthrashbar wrote:


a619ko wrote:


Happencheese wrote:


a619ko wrote:


Oldthrashbar wrote:

You are an idiot if you want to go to Japan because you watched an anime. If on the other hand you want to go because you would like to visit some of their other attractions.. Go for it. But Japan is just as shitty as every other country in the world. All you kids wishing you were Japanese need to get a reality check and start enjoying your own life where you are right now.


Bad day?...


From what I've seen, he's pretty much always like that.


Hmm...Must be a bad day everyday!


Quite a good day. But talking in forums brings out the worst in me. I also hate people who always say "I wish I lived in Japan! OMG!!" Honestly. Nothing all that great about Japan. Anime is cool though... I like samurai too.


Awesome budd.
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Oldthrashbar

Quite a good day. But talking in forums brings out the worst in me. I also hate people who always say "I wish I lived in Japan! OMG!!" Honestly. Nothing all that great about Japan. Anime is cool though... I like samurai too.


Actually, I wish I lived in Japan. LOL!!!

There is a whole different culture there. I am used to the dirty, stinky, nasty, unfriendly NYC, which is quite chaotic. Both Tokyo and Kyoto were clean, friendly, and an overall nice places to be. People really help you out. NY, it's the total opposite.

There is just a vibe that rung with me. I can't explain it.

Maybe once I am done working for the University I work for in NYC, I might spend a few years of my retirement years teaching either English and/or Computer Science at a University in Japan. I'm at the 1/2 way point to retirement right now.

In the meantime, I will fill my time with traveling. Maybe make it a point to go once a year. Maybe after 3-4 trips, I will lose interest or maybe not.
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id probably go to tokyo just because the have everything going on there and i dont know to much about any historical spots in japan but id probably go to a museum to get a little insight on the culture
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Osaka Then Kyoto
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