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Posted 6/13/13
Good luck on your quest. I know my school offers on.
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I'm going to Japan in a few weeks and I'm psyched and ready to tackle on Akhibahara, Mt. Fuji and all the amazing attractions. I'd love some feedback and advice of what to do there. I know you can't just be a loud mouth there but please do post some advice!!
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Posted 6/13/13
For Mt. Fuji, make sure you bring enough water and food for yourself, good socks and boots, enough layers for the changes in weather (bright sun, fog, rain, snow, all in one day), sun protection, cash (especially if you're staying in one of those mountain huts overnight, and haven't reserved beforehand), a headlamp, and some good gloves for climbing. Above 7th station or so, there are times when you'll be on all fours climbing up. Also be ready to pack out whatever you bring up there (e.g. candy and other food wrappers, bottles etc.). Have fun!
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Posted 6/14/13
I plan to, I'd love to go to Japan. <3
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Posted 6/14/13 , edited 6/14/13

KamiSama007 wrote:

I'm going to Japan in a few weeks and I'm psyched and ready to tackle on Akhibahara, Mt. Fuji and all the amazing attractions. I'd love some feedback and advice of what to do there. I know you can't just be a loud mouth there but please do post some advice!! :D


Also for Mt. Fuji, check the weather, and check your route. There are four routes, the most popular being the Fuji-Yoshida trail accessible from Kawaguchi-ko Station. From that station, you can take a bus to 5th Station and climb the rest of the way - from memory I think it's a Tozan bus on the Fuji Subaru Line.

My group got hit pretty hard seeing as our trail (Subashiri, really scenic but with not a lot of huts) was blown up by a typhoon the week before, then it started raining past the point where nothing was open.

The climbing season starts around 1 July or so, but for the first one or two weeks, not a lot is open. That means it's not as crowded, though.

Also, when bringing cash, take along some 100 yen coins for bathroom fees.

Summary: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120926/1348621588

A fair warning, I have a lot to say about climbing Mt. Fuji. These posts are long.

Preparations: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120725
Equipment: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120727

Day 1, Pre-climb: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120817
Day 1, Climb: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120830
Day 2, Summiting: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120919
Day 2, Descent: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20120921

Oh, and by the way, we are not the only guys who got into trouble. I heard a story from someone else that he met two travelers on the side of the mountain in the rain, in the night... who didn't dare move as they had no rain protection nor flashlight. That is bad - don't be like that. Prepare for the trip, 'cause it's your health that's on the line, and it is priceless.

If it's general advice on stuff you can do (and how to get there), or trip planning (how to live on vacation and get around), I've scattered that around the various posts I made of that trip. Things like how much a trip costs (flights, hotels, food, phone), bus ticket reservations, how to gain entrance into doujin markets, where to withdraw money from your US bank, and other things are around in the various posts. The most distilled version is in the conclusion.

Conclusion: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20121215

Oh yeah... and have fun! ^_^
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Posted 6/15/13
Thank you so much for the advice and thanks for wishing me luck!! I'll post pictures definitely!!
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Posted 6/22/13
Good Luck with your travels!! :)

I went to Japan for the first time last year and it was INCREDIBLE! And although I was a foreigner and have no understanding for the Japanese language itself.. (I seriously didn't even say Konichiwa while I was there) People were really understanding and polite!

It also started to rain on us one day and a man stopped and pulled over his car and gave us two umbrella's to keep!! We tried offering money but he wouldn't take it! :)

I also noticed when we showed our passport to places like the zoo and what not we were discounted... It cost like 3 dollars AUD for us to visit a huge zoo where as in Australia it's like 20 dollars! :)

There is nothing special about me as I have brown eyes and brown hair because I'm half asian and half Caucasian but I still found a lot of people would look at me and call me "kawaii" and smile and some people even asked to take photo's of me. So although Japanese people are proud to be Japanese and don't always see eye to eye with having foreigners there are also A LOT that love the sight of foreigners :)

I'll be going back to Japan in October 29th - November 19th this year because I think Japan is one of those places that needs a few visits to really get it to sink into your memory
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Posted 6/23/13
I am going to japan next year.
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Posted 6/26/13
I'd like to visit at least once in my life if I were to ever get a chance. I think mainly because of the language (and I've heard some areas are not very accepting of foreigners) it would be too difficult to adapt to living there, but it would be a great experience to spend a week or so in Japan.
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I definitely what to get stationed there. It's been my dream to go to Japan, but i want to get to know the language a little more first
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Posted 6/30/13
i do, but i plan to see Korea first. but once i see my grandmothers home land here i come japan.
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Posted 7/1/13
yes, of course. and not only japan but the other countries as well.. it's my dream to travel and see the world in my own eyes and way..
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Posted 7/3/13 , edited 7/6/13
Yeah, I am planning to visit the Japan.
I hope I will visit all important places in Japan in coming September.

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Posted 7/4/13
Good luck to everyone planning to visit Japan! You will definitely learn a lot more about the culture, language, and actually using Japanese than in any college level Japanese course. I took both college courses for Japanese in high school, and they didn't teach me much. Although, I guess I don't count since I lived in Japan until the end of eighth grade. On the other hand, many of my friends have also agreed that studying abroad is a much more enjoyable and educational experience than taking the classes (Not to say that you shouldn't take the classes )
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Posted 7/7/13
I'm hoping to go early in the new year for a visit, it's one of those must see places
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