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Posted 10/13/12

hpulley wrote:


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Sukiyabashi Jiro



For sure. But doesn't he always have like month long waiting lists...?


Three month waiting list, eight seats or so, ¥40000 (yen) for twenty pieces of nigiri sushi. It is supposed to be the best. It had better be! Oh and you get to use the subway toilets as his restaurant has no toilets. It is at a subway station in Tokyo in case that makes you want to go to Tokyo.


F**** That!!!!

I will stick to the place in Kyoto I really like, which 100 yen per dish.

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Kyrek wrote:

For sure. But doesn't he always have like month long waiting lists...?


I heard they're also not very accommodating with foreigners.

When you go there, if you don't speak fluent Japanese, you need to bring either a native Japanese interpreter or tour guide, or you'll be turned away.
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Posted 10/13/12
Akihabara since of all the anime stuff and Kyoto
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I was just in Japan during the holidays, came back last Saturday. Really, it's the most amazing place. Especially since I watch so much anime and stuff, and love their culture just a little too much, it was like: Mind. Blown. To the fact I was actually in Japan. It's honestly everything you'd expect it to be.
So, for the old stuff, it's gotta be Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima. There's this really cool shrine in the water and deer EVERYWHERE. We all rented bikes and rode around. Felt like a music video

For the new, well, we weren't in Tokyo very long because we were going all around Japan, and Tokyo in general is really pro. We went to Harajuku (Street fashion/cosplay kinda place) and yeah, I'd love to go there again, but I think when I go again I wanna check out Shibuya (Shopping town!)or Akihabara (Electronics and anime).
Kyoto is also really good. All of Japan's really good. I'm already making plans to go back, on exchange
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Posted 10/13/12

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Bob_Bob_Law wrote:

I'm making a trip to Japan for a week in early December going to some of the major city to inspect some hotels that are part of our branch should be interesting never been and always wanted to and the best part I don't have to pay for anything except for random stuff ie: restaurants, gift shops etc..


What cities?


Tokyo, Kyoto, and Okinawa as of now and I was told they will add more cities and increase my trip
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Kyoto for many reasons. Many temples to visit, gardens, museums, restaurants, architecture etc. I've visited many times over my life to Japan and always found that Kyoto held the single most as a city. Sure there are other places that hold significance in Japan as historical sites but I feel Kyoto just had the most to do and see. Anytime I go to Japan I always stop in Kyoto for at least a week.

If you go South of Kyoto then there is Osaka, East would take you to Hiroshima, Agasaki if you make it all the way East is actually pretty nice as well, mostly a beachy kind of town though. Coming from San Diego it was similar.

I found that Kyoto being the old capital of Japan held most the history of it. Tokyo is nice, but to much hustle and bustle its not different than any other big city that you'll ever go to just add a section filled with anime, etc. Wasn't all that impressed with Tokyo. There is a lot to do in Tokyo gardens, museums, tours etc. Just don't feel the history and connection there. Subways are miserable in Tokyo as well, always packed.

If you speak a little more Japanese than the average bloke on here I would recommend checking out some of the smaller cities like Niigata or Aomori. Still gives plenty to do but definitely a much more rural setting. You will encounter people that still speak some English if your not that great at Japanese but you will assuredly have a harder time in those places.

I think the most bang for the buck is probably Kyoto if I only had a few weeks stay there. But If you have more than 2 weeks you can do a measurable amount of site seeing. I've been about 15 times in my life thus far, both for business and pleasure.


I've never been, but that sounds like the best way to do it. :]

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I'd love to visit Tokyo, Hokkaido, Shibuya, Kyoto, Osaka, and a few others.
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Posted 10/14/12
Akihabara for the anime
Kyoto for the history and the suicide forest
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Definitely Akihabara. For the anime and electronics.

Kyoto for the old history.
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I've been to Japan more than most people, but I've never really been as a "tourist" per say, so I'm missing out on all the sight seeing and stuff. Hopefully I'll do it properly sometime.
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