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Re: Japan
« Reply #180 on: September 11, 2023, 07:18:14 AM »
Sup Slap Crew, long time reader first time commenter.

Heading to Tokyo on Thursday and staying for a couple weeks. Been a couple times before so got a general idea but first time Iím gonna put time in to try and skate. Gonna be staying by Asakusa station and heard the endless bank spot is by there? But by god I canít find it anywhere. Any recommendations for mellow street spots (low kick out chance/small spots) or a recommendation to your fave park that isnít a hour and a half away.

If any skate events are going on that would be rad!

https://goo.gl/maps/BVEo6voK72bVqXPYA is probably what youre looking for. it is this spot https://youtu.be/eE_j5TAhxeg?si=iBVLyoLr7Y4cYdmu&t=145


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Re: Japan
« Reply #181 on: September 11, 2023, 08:18:33 AM »
is the rail pass worth it if i plan on going in October (yes I will buy it this month before the rate goes up) if we plan on taking trips from Tokyo out to Osaka / Kyoto / Hokkaido?
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Re: Japan
« Reply #182 on: September 11, 2023, 02:21:21 PM »
https://goo.gl/maps/BVEo6voK72bVqXPYA is probably what youre looking for. it is this spot https://youtu.be/eE_j5TAhxeg?si=iBVLyoLr7Y4cYdmu&t=145
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Thatís exactly it, appreciate it G! Spot looks fun and quiet.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #183 on: September 11, 2023, 07:24:46 PM »
is the rail pass worth it if i plan on going in October (yes I will buy it this month before the rate goes up) if we plan on taking trips from Tokyo out to Osaka / Kyoto / Hokkaido?

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Re: Japan
« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2023, 10:18:29 AM »
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I'm thinking of visiting in October. What should I expect when I get there? I have never travel before, so I am researching as much as possible. And want to get the most up to date information for other people who live/travel there recently. Any help would be appreciated. I know I could go through the pages read these, but I kind of have a lot of questions. Sorry in advance everyone. And thank you very much!
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"What to expect" is a pretty broad question. What do you like/want to do? Do you want to travel around the country? Are there specific things you are nervous about? You can expect nothing bad to happen. Getting on the wrong train is probably the worst thing that happened to me in the year I lived there.

same kind of question here - doing Tokyo -> Hokkaido -> Tokyo -> Nikko -> Osaka -> Kyoto -> Maybe Hiroshima -> Okinawa.

does that order make sense with traveling by rail? mostly interested in cool museums, good food, beer related shenanigans (breweries), vintage shopping, jazz, record stores, good sightseeing.

If anyone has any recommendations in those places of things to do it would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Japan
« Reply #185 on: September 18, 2023, 01:09:04 PM »
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I'm thinking of visiting in October. What should I expect when I get there? I have never travel before, so I am researching as much as possible. And want to get the most up to date information for other people who live/travel there recently. Any help would be appreciated. I know I could go through the pages read these, but I kind of have a lot of questions. Sorry in advance everyone. And thank you very much!
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"What to expect" is a pretty broad question. What do you like/want to do? Do you want to travel around the country? Are there specific things you are nervous about? You can expect nothing bad to happen. Getting on the wrong train is probably the worst thing that happened to me in the year I lived there.
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same kind of question here - doing Tokyo -> Hokkaido -> Tokyo -> Nikko -> Osaka -> Kyoto -> Maybe Hiroshima -> Okinawa.

does that order make sense with traveling by rail? mostly interested in cool museums, good food, beer related shenanigans (breweries), vintage shopping, jazz, record stores, good sightseeing.

If anyone has any recommendations in those places of things to do it would be greatly appreciated!

My recommendations for Tokyo

Food:
La Jolla in Hirro: Awesome Mexican food. Chicken quesadilla was my jam

Sitara in sakurashinmachi: Indian. When I return to Tokyo, this is the first place I'm going.

Sushi: my favorite was CHOJIRO in Futakotamagawa. Or for the novelty find a conveyor belt sushi place. First place I went to was sushiro in shibuya.

sweets: BAKE the SHOP Jiyūgaoka Store(little mini cheesecakes), mister doughnut

7-11: legit has good food. Kirin Straight tea is my favorite drink in the world. Also get 7-11 prepackaged pancakes. As a matter of fact, if you bring some back and ship them to me, i'll pay a very fair fee lol.

Stuff and things:


Check out teamlabs. https://www.teamlab.art/e/planets/

If you've ever seen lost in translation, The New York Bar has live jazz every night.

Tokyo has great secondhand stores. Check out mode off, hard off, book off

Don Quijote: just a random giant store with everything. Also has an annoying theme song that will get stuck in your head.

Ueno park: zoo, Tokyo National Museum and other museums, shopping, giant porn theater if you're feeling adventurous

akihabara: probably find a used vx1000

If you have the time, just walking around the more famous places ( shibuya, harajuku) is kinda fun

Skate stuff:

I lived 10 minutes from Komazawa skatepark so I basically only skate there and the skatepark in setagaya park. Neither particularly "good"

Stormy skateshop in Shibuya is where I would buy shit.

If you want to do little day trips out of toyko:

Hitachi seaside park: flowers. Think there is a train directly there now but I had to take a bus

Kamakura: sweet, small city on the coast.

If you are into cars, you can rent sweet JDM cars and drive through the mountains.


Kiyoto and Osaka: I only was there for like 5 days so just did all the tourist shit, which was nice.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #186 on: September 20, 2023, 10:20:51 AM »
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I'm thinking of visiting in October. What should I expect when I get there? I have never travel before, so I am researching as much as possible. And want to get the most up to date information for other people who live/travel there recently. Any help would be appreciated. I know I could go through the pages read these, but I kind of have a lot of questions. Sorry in advance everyone. And thank you very much!
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"What to expect" is a pretty broad question. What do you like/want to do? Do you want to travel around the country? Are there specific things you are nervous about? You can expect nothing bad to happen. Getting on the wrong train is probably the worst thing that happened to me in the year I lived there.
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same kind of question here - doing Tokyo -> Hokkaido -> Tokyo -> Nikko -> Osaka -> Kyoto -> Maybe Hiroshima -> Okinawa.

does that order make sense with traveling by rail? mostly interested in cool museums, good food, beer related shenanigans (breweries), vintage shopping, jazz, record stores, good sightseeing.

If anyone has any recommendations in those places of things to do it would be greatly appreciated!
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My recommendations for Tokyo


If you are into cars, you can rent sweet JDM cars and drive through the mountains.



More info please? Im going in OCT and would like to know further details
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Re: Japan
« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2023, 11:58:12 AM »
https://fun2drive-japan.com/

They meet you near Mount Fuji and basically guide you through the best roads. But from the looks of it you're paying a lot for not a lot of driving.

https://www.omoren.com/en/

You just rent a car and can do whatever you want. But you have to get out of Tokyo which is a little daunting. But price is better.  Like 300 bucks for R-34 skyline for 24 hours

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Re: Japan
« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2023, 03:39:56 PM »
https://fun2drive-japan.com/

They meet you near Mount Fuji and basically guide you through the best roads. But from the looks of it you're paying a lot for not a lot of driving.

https://www.omoren.com/en/

You just rent a car and can do whatever you want. But you have to get out of Tokyo which is a little daunting. But price is better.  Like 300 bucks for R-34 skyline for 24 hours
Sweet, thanks for the links.
Id be down for manuals but def not used to shifting with left hand... Sucks but would have to stick with the auto route if I were to do this.
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