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Go to the holyland of Akihabara and spend all your money there!
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Been living in Japan for 3 years now. Best advice I can give you is just go with flow unless there are certain places you know for sure that you want to see. Met some of the most entertaining people I know by just standing around looking lost, I was really lost at the time though.
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bring lots of deodorant!!!!! (apparently Japanese people have a different ABCB11 gene then most western countrymen this makes them produce less sweat in smelly areas, in consequence they have much less verity and power in deodorants.)

bring your own acne/skin medicine/lotions because they have different types and I'm sure it will be hard for you to figure out what is going to work for you.

visit a shrine or two!

enjoy the food!

know that shouganai means that it can't be helped, and is said usually after something unfortunate happens. you will probably hear it a bit.

we will live through your exploits senpai..... but really bring deodorant.
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Posted 11/17/15

lukedollo wrote:

bring lots of deodorant!!!!! (apparently Japanese people have a different ABCB11 gene then most western countrymen this makes them produce less sweat in smelly areas, in consequence they have much less verity and power in deodorants.)

bring your own acne/skin medicine/lotions because they have different types and I'm sure it will be hard for you to figure out what is going to work for you.

visit a shrine or two!

enjoy the food!

know that shouganai means that it can't be helped, and is said usually after something unfortunate happens. you will probably hear it a bit.

we will live through your exploits senpai..... but really bring deodorant.


Agree 100% on the Lotion. I was ashy as a mofo last winter and couldn't find a lotion in a Family Mart, Lawson, or Don Qiote.
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Posted 11/17/15 , edited 11/17/15
Wear your most bizarre cosplay, run around screaming 'OMG DAZ SUH KAWAIIII!', go to the maid cafes then go break into a school and eat sushi on the roof.
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Read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and make sure to re-enact it in Japan. I could use some entertaining reading in a few months.

Not really. Just be safe, sober, and don't antagonize the locals.
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24 / M / florida
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTmtfzPPCI

senpai.... please..... you must recreate this scene.
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27 / M
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Posted 11/17/15
Take advantage of the freedom to drink in public. I did.

Eat all the food.

Visit every shrine and temple possible.
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lambofgenesis wrote:

DON'T SCREAM OR SHOW ANY LOUD EMOTIONS IN PUBLIC!

It's really rude in Japan (not sure about the rest of Asia, tbh).


i think thats rude everywhere.
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Posted 11/17/15

sterlingfuze wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:

DON'T SCREAM OR SHOW ANY LOUD EMOTIONS IN PUBLIC!

It's really rude in Japan (not sure about the rest of Asia, tbh).


i think thats rude everywhere.


no,i mean if you're walking @ Times Square or wherever city, and ur with ur friends and ur laughing and having fun (but not being obnoxious to others)... that's already kinda rude in Japan.

I saw this in a youtube vid on Japanese etiquette cuz my dad was into those a few years ago lol
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Posted 11/18/15
A lot of the public instructions/signs will be in English, Japanese and/or Korean so you should be fine.
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21 / M / Florida
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Posted 11/18/15

saksiss wrote: break into a school and eat sushi on the roof.


I can't remember watching an anime character eat sushi on the roof.
That's too expensive for a student.
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Rabbit Horse
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Posted 11/18/15
might be a good idea to learn a bit about honorifics, just so you don't inadvertently be rude when talking to your superiors or something.
unless, of course, they don't expect you to know the language, but still, it's probably a good idea to know.
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23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
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Posted 11/18/15

anikevin wrote:


saksiss wrote: break into a school and eat sushi on the roof.


I can't remember watching an anime character eat sushi on the roof.
That's too expensive for a student.


I meant more towards lunch in general, but I only gave that comment like 5 seconds of thought.
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46 / M / Chapel Hill, N.C
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Posted 11/18/15

Nizglem wrote:

Hey, I'm going to Japan for work and I really don't know anything about it soo, how should I prepare?



How long are you going to be there? I went to Japan for vacation last year for several weeks and loved it. I hope you have some free time to do some excursions for there are lots of fascinating places to visit. You should at least spend a few days in Kyoto with its gardens and shrines, its one of the worlds great cultural cities. Also do a daytrip to Nara while your at it. Other recommended places to see in Japan are Hakone, Nagano, Takayama, and Matsumoto. And don't forget a little town called Tokyo, lol!
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