Going to Japan in the Summer
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Going to Japan again in the summer. Specifically, Akihabara. Just felt like rubbing that in a bit. Any ideas on where else I should go or what I should see?
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Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku
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Again? That implies you've already been, so it's kinda hard to say places you haven't gone to.

However, I do know these threads have some info.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-842377/finally-going-to-japan-next-month-xd
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-796009/japanese-culture-outside-of-tokyo-kyoto

And my own blog, mostly around Chuubu and some Tokyo day trips.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/searchdiary?word=%2A%5BJapan%20Trip%202012%5D

Also, Comic Market happens in Odaiba on 15 - 17 August, so it might be something to consider. There should be more doujin markets going on throughout the summer. Maybe check ketto for some info.
http://ketto.com/

... I feel that I've written about places to go in Japan a lot though. Maybe there could be some sort of general Cool Places in Japan to See thread?
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CaelK wrote:

Again? That implies you've already been, so it's kinda hard to say places you haven't gone to.

However, I do know these threads have some info.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-842377/finally-going-to-japan-next-month-xd
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-796009/japanese-culture-outside-of-tokyo-kyoto

And my own blog, mostly around Chuubu and some Tokyo day trips.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/searchdiary?word=%2A%5BJapan%20Trip%202012%5D

Also, Comic Market happens in Odaiba on 15 - 17 August, so it might be something to consider. There should be more doujin markets going on throughout the summer. Maybe check ketto for some info.
http://ketto.com/

... I feel that I've written about places to go in Japan a lot though. Maybe there could be some sort of general Cool Places in Japan to See thread?


Yes, but last time was down south in Kyoto. This time will be in Tokyo. Definitely Comiket.
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You should visit Nara because deer! :p They bow and stuff, it's adorable. My LPO suggested visiting Sendai where the huge earthquake was as well, and I personally plan to try both kinds of okonomiyaki when I start living over there for the next two and a half years in June. One kind is made in Osaka, and the other one in Hiroshima. I also plan to hike up Mt Fuji at one point, and do some hanami and go to several festivals(summer, obon, etc.) And do hatsumode. :D

Did you look at all the awesome temples in Kyoto?! I want to see the one that used to be a castle! Do you know any Japanese/have friends who live over there yet? How long are you staying for?
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ashling21 what ship are you on?
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ashling21 wrote:

You should visit Nara because deer! :p They bow and stuff, it's adorable. My LPO suggested visiting Sendai where the huge earthquake was as well, and I personally plan to try both kinds of okonomiyaki when I start living over there for the next two and a half years in June. One kind is made in Osaka, and the other one in Hiroshima. I also plan to hike up Mt Fuji at one point, and do some hanami and go to several festivals(summer, obon, etc.) And do hatsumode. :D

Did you look at all the awesome temples in Kyoto?! I want to see the one that used to be a castle! Do you know any Japanese/have friends who live over there yet? How long are you staying for?


Didn't get the chance. Yes. A week.
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Only a week? That sucks. Should be long enough to properly explore Tokyo though if that's all you'll be doing. Visit most of the stops on the Yamanote-sen, that's the train line that loops around the main parts of the city. The graves of the 47 Ronin would be interesting to look at.
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penguinthrasher wrote:

ashling21 what ship are you on?


Right now I'm in San Diego for USC-38 C school, but I'll be heading out to DDG-63 after transfer leave. That's the Stetham, out of Yokosuka.
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Cool cool, your an ET right? I worked on your system a bit while I was in and that is also a kick ass nec to have. Have fun! Oh and keep your head down as far as I know they still have a curfew.
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Ha, i'm going this summer too !
I'm going to hit up the bars & hostest clubs.
Playing Yakuza has prepared me for this
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You speak/understand Japanese?
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SacredBlood77 wrote:

You speak/understand Japanese?


Iie. Nihongo ga wakarimasen. Shoujiki ni.
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