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Osaka and Tokyo
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:14:00 PM »
I am going to Osaka and Tokyo with my girlfriend. Not going to do too much skating but wouldn't mind info you all want to pass on. Skating or otherwise.

I do have one, very specific, skate nerd request if anyone has anything to share. I really want to skate one of those concrete playground spots that look like they belong in a skatepark. Example:



I am told they are all over the place, but if anyone has any suggestions of neighborhoods, it would be much appreciated. With what little skating I will do, this is definitely a goal to skate one!

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 10:42:31 PM »
*pages Jive*

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 01:06:16 AM »
I am going to Osaka and Tokyo with my girlfriend. Not going to do too much skating but wouldn't mind info you all want to pass on. Skating or otherwise.

I do have one, very specific, skate nerd request if anyone has anything to share. I really want to skate one of those concrete playground spots that look like they belong in a skatepark. Example:



I am told they are all over the place, but if anyone has any suggestions of neighborhoods, it would be much appreciated. With what little skating I will do, this is definitely a goal to skate one!
That playground is in Tokyo. I'll need to spend a little time on google maps to find out exactly where it is again.
There are a lot of playgrounds like that but 90% of them are almost spots. There always seems to be like one small thing that makes it unskateable.

I live in Tokyo now and lived in Osaka for 13 years so I can probably hook you up with whatever you are looking for.
Feel free to hit me up if you want any help.

EDIT: Thar she blows
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/place/8+Chome-11-7+%C5%8Cjima,+K%C5%8Dt%C5%8D-ku,+T%C5%8Dky%C5%8D-to+136-0072/@35.6876856,139.8385688,146m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6018889200a15ff9:0x5bc9f3846b2276f5!8m2!3d35.6876856!4d139.839116?hl=en
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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 07:59:04 AM »
Any reason you picked Osaka over Kyoto? 

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 09:25:57 AM »
Chock - I am actually going to Kyoto and a few other cities. I won't have much time in them so I wanted to focus whatever skate time I can get in Tokyo and Osaka.

Jive - Wow, you delivered. I will definitely be going there. I'll send you a PM.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2016, 09:35:17 AM »
Osaka really reminds me of SF
Skated Osaka late night with some locals... they had a case of beer and knew english.  I was skating back to my hotel drunk and ran into them, ended up skating for a bit, was told its better to skate at night because of the crowds. 

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 12:35:25 PM »
Lived in Tokyo for a year.  I'll PM you some stuff/spots I remember.
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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2016, 01:50:03 PM »
PM me too,  I"m going in November.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2016, 03:37:44 PM »
Did you ever pm me art?

I'm here now and having a blast! In Osaka and also found one of those spots and I'll be trying it in the next day or two.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 06:32:58 PM »
If you're in Osaka now you should definitely go to the Tenjin Matsuri tonight.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2016, 07:03:37 PM »
Skate with those Osaka Daggers dudes...they rip.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 02:59:46 PM »
going to Tokyo on the 24th for two weeks. hoping to skate but don't have any plans yet - any suggestions?

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2016, 06:40:38 PM »
going to Tokyo on the 24th for two weeks. hoping to skate but don't have any plans yet - any suggestions?
Bring a lot of tshirts and underwear, because it's hot as fuck right now.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 12:25:46 AM »
going to Tokyo on the 24th for two weeks. hoping to skate but don't have any plans yet - any suggestions?
Bring a lot of tshirts and underwear, because it's hot as fuck right now.
This! Just went for a 30 min sesh and am DRENCHED :'(

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 06:19:11 AM »
PM me too,  I"m going in November.

let's meet up. I'll be in Tokyo from the 11/24 on.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2016, 06:36:18 AM »
Did you ever pm me art?

I'm here now and having a blast! In Osaka and also found one of those spots and I'll be trying it in the next day or two.

no, I blew it.  sorry.

i'll make it up for chockfull
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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2016, 09:08:56 AM »
Yo,


Any good spots in Osaka besides the Daggers plaza?

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2016, 10:44:54 AM »
Really had a blast in Japan. For skating, Osaka and Tokyo were obviously the best. Kyoto looked like it had a lot of potential. But as a tourist I really enjoyed some of the more quiet environments. Miyajima and Nara are highly recommended.

Met up with Jive, hurt my knee so we just drank beers while I limped. It was awesome. Thanks again Jive!

Yo,


Any good spots in Osaka besides the Daggers plaza?
Go to the Shred skateshop (the TBPR shop), buy a Japanese skate product to support the scene, and then start pushing around from there. It was the highest concentration of spots I found for sure.

going to Tokyo on the 24th for two weeks. hoping to skate but don't have any plans yet - any suggestions?
Bring a lot of tshirts and underwear, because it's hot as fuck right now.
This! Just went for a 30 min sesh and am DRENCHED :'(
Probably the second hottest environment I have ever skated in. The second I start rolling, I start sweating. Was always fun getting on a subway and seeing people try their best to keep distance from the sweaty gaijin.

going to Tokyo on the 24th for two weeks. hoping to skate but don't have any plans yet - any suggestions?
Push around Nishishinjuku at night or on a Sunday. It's a total bust, but you can just hit one spot and move on to the next.
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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2016, 06:50:56 AM »
PM me too,�  I"m going in November.

let's meet up. I'll be in Tokyo from the 11/24 on.

Hell ya!  I'll arrive 11/25. Will be in Tokyo for a few days. 

Where does Jive live again?

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 04:43:28 AM »
Good meeting you happenstance!

I'm in Tokyo. I'm down to meet up if you want to skate or whatever.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2016, 04:13:32 AM »
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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2016, 05:34:45 AM »
Good meeting you happenstance!

I'm in Tokyo. I'm down to meet up if you want to skate or whatever.

For sure, might not be bringing my board but I'm down to get some drinks.  I'll be staying near Ueno.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2016, 12:26:49 PM »
ended up having the best time ever in tokyo. skating during the day was pretty tough but skating through the night into the morning was amazing. 10/10 would definitely go back.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2016, 04:08:00 PM »
ended up having the best time ever in tokyo. skating during the day was pretty tough but skating through the night into the morning was amazing. 10/10 would definitely go back.

For real I had a session at 3am with some locals in Osaka that was pretty fun, they had beer and everything, even the cops didnt give a fuck

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2016, 05:44:22 PM »
only thing i'd suggest to others would be to stay out of the touristy areas when it's busy, even at night. 11 of us got driven to our airbnb from the classic white tile hubba in roppongi by 3 cop vans at 1am just because we didn't have our passports on us.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2016, 02:49:02 PM »
Okay, so I'm going to tokyo alone for two weeks in January right after new years and I have a few questions...
What's the weather like around that time?  I lived there a loooooong time ago and don't remember much. 
Also, how much Japanese is sufficient for survival?  I'm considering contacting an english speaking homestay or is a hostel better?

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2016, 06:26:58 PM »
gunna be COLD son!!

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 06:43:41 PM »
gunna be COLD son!!

haha oh snap! I figured as much, all my memories are during the summer so I'm pretty excited. 

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2016, 06:12:00 PM »
Okay, so I'm going to tokyo alone for two weeks in January right after new years and I have a few questions...
What's the weather like around that time?  I lived there a loooooong time ago and don't remember much. 
Also, how much Japanese is sufficient for survival?  I'm considering contacting an english speaking homestay or is a hostel better?
It'll be cold, like jacket and hat weather, but cold is a relative term depending on where you are coming from. If you're coming some place like Chicago or NYC you'll probably be stoked.
You will be fine with English only. Japanese are really accommodating.

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Re: Osaka and Tokyo
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 12:38:36 AM »
Okay, so I'm going to tokyo alone for two weeks in January right after new years and I have a few questions...
What's the weather like around that time?  I lived there a loooooong time ago and don't remember much. 
Also, how much Japanese is sufficient for survival?  I'm considering contacting an english speaking homestay or is a hostel better?
It'll be cold, like jacket and hat weather, but cold is a relative term depending on where you are coming from. If you're coming some place like Chicago or NYC you'll probably be stoked.
You will be fine with English only. Japanese are really accommodating.

I'm from sunny California...haha!  But it's not like I've never been in the snow before. 
I know you live there so it'd be hard to say, but what are your thoughts on homestay vs hostels in tokyo?
Thanks!