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user-inactivated  ·  1615 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 2, 2016

bought my tickets for Japan and S. Korea.

about to weeb the fuck out my friends are gonna have to drag me out of Akihabara and Shibuya

I'll have one suitcase for clothes and three for figurines and plushies that solidify my shit-tier status

look at this shit

they're going to bury me in a pile of pokemon stuffed animals

I'd buy clothing but I learned in Malaysia that "2XL" and "Broad Shoulders" are not terms that are incorporated into Asian fashion

that's cool tho, more Vocaloid Nendoroids in the budget

also I have a podcast now and a comic strip about depression, anxiety, and the difficulties of being a creative person. it's shit.

rinx  ·  1614 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Staying in Tokyo the whole time or going anywhere else? I can suggest some places if you want. The $1 sippy sake from 7 - 11 make great gifts, i brought a ton back but I wish I'd grabbed more!

user-inactivated  ·  1614 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Only in Tokyo for about a week, but I'm down for anywhere you think I should go.

rinx  ·  1614 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would do a couple days in Kyoto (half day in Nara) if you can. Or an overnight at an onsen, we went to this one and it was a highlight for most people.

in tokyo:

http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/ - this is a must! skip the bento it's terrible

http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/ - get tickets in advance, like today

Golden Gai - A tiny neighborhood of bars the size of a large closet. Some only serve 3 people, but it's so you interact and get to know each other. one of my favorite parts of the trip. We made friends with a local who got us in to some of the friendlier bars - some do not allow people who speak english.

Picture from our favorite bar. I don't remember the name, it was 4:00am and I was not sober at all

Karaoke - it's worth it, definitely hit it up at least once. I actually found the place we went because it had this amazing giant toast thing

I would say maybe try different accommodations. Our first night we stayed at a capsule hotel, then a hostel, then a business hotel, then a ryokan. All were really unique experiences in their own way. And if you can stay near the Yamanote line because it will get you just about everywhere you need to go.

Edit: Forgot a super important one! Learn the kanji for shochu. Do not get it confused with sake! Very different beasts.

user-inactivated  ·  1614 days ago  ·  link  ·  

thank you for the recs, I actually don't drink so I'll be alright in regards to alcohol-related stuff, lol.

We'll actually be staying with a friend that lives there (and another in S. Korea) which is nice