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I was asked to provide the flight number for my flight out of Japan when I checked in
Yeah that works for me! I'm staying in Shinjuku
๐Ÿ›ฌ mqjvvehbcqbv just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
kko 15d
My airline asked me both times Iโ€™ve recently entered Japan for my return ticket, and the Japan Web thing you should do for expedited entry will ask too
vorqin 15d
Any coworking space recommendations in Osaka?
vorqin 15d
๐Ÿ‘€ Might join as well
axel 15d
Last time I was in Osaka there weren't any coworking spaces open really. I usually just book the hotel with a good lobby + wifi in mind
axel 15d
Although last time I went around looking was 3 years ago
axel 15d
Went around with my friend and most of the available ones were closed down or not open
axel 15d
Hope that has changed ofc
migsyboy 15d
I'm in Asakusa but happy to go to Shibuya/Shinkuju area!
Depends on the airline, I travelled with Korean Air and they asked if I had one, but didn't bother to check it.
I'm working from coffee shops, depends where in Osaka you are but some like the "Saint Marc Cafe" (chocokro) brand have good tables, plugs, decent internet, etc, ... others like Doutor, Sbux, etc, .. have also specific seats for working/studying
Awesome, if anyone wants to meet sooner and do some sightseeing in the day let me know. I just arrived tonight so excited to get out and explore!
bfvxxytjjajc I'll be free in the afternoon after lunchtime โ€” down to meet up somewhere!
Nice, will DM you!
Sorry to be "that guy" but just starting my Tokyo research and struggling to identify good areas to potentially stay! By "good" I mean the usual nomad wishlist... decent bars/restaurants/cafes, ideally not swamped with tourists, but not in the middle of nowhere. I find the 'Neighbourhood' maps on Nomadlist more confusing than helpful, so would appreciate any general tips on nice areas to look into! For reference, I'm hopefully coming in January!
horatio 15d
If itโ€™s your first time in Tokyo, Iโ€™d recommend Roppongi or Shibuya. Shibuya is probably the most famous area in Tokyo, but is really crazy and crowded. Roppongi probably has the most foreigners and is probably the most foreigner friendly. I havenโ€™t spent too much time in Tokyo, but thatโ€™s my two cents.
๐Ÿ›ฌ hsuxmsawqwqoev just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Kyoto, #japan
vorqin 14d
Has anyone decided on the location? ๐Ÿ˜
txlegaxd not yet โ€” will keep you posted. We're all first meeting up later this afternoon in Shibuya though if you're interested.
vorqin 14d
I might be able to join around 4pm
We'll be in Shibuya Sky from 3 until around 5ish so maybe we can meet you around 5pm? Unless you're able to get an earlier ticket into Shibuya Sky (I think everything from 3-5 might be sold out already :/ )
vorqin 14d
I've been there already, great view! I'll meet you afterwards.
etdev2 14d
Nakameguro, Ebisu, Shimokitazawa, Koenji, Kichijoji, Jiyugaoka, Daikanyama
markooo 14d
Ebisu is my fav
pilnhosx we're finishing up at Shibuya Sky now โ€” are you nearby?
vorqin 14d
Yeah I jus arrived back at Shibuya Crossing
vorqin 14d
Let's meet at Hachiko?
Yeah sounds good, we're coming
Waiting for our elevator down...
Weโ€™re inside so we could get a table
vorqin 14d
Share the mirror pic!
vorqin 14d
Yeah, good picture!
For general research ( also for a lot of other cities) I recommend using nomad world, they have pretty good city guides to get a first impression and to start researching stuff.
๐Ÿ›ฌ bujbjoofscvu just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
driesbos 12d
Sharehousing can be nice. Thereโ€™s tons of them. I also like Social Apartment Tokyo but they often have a minimum of 6months.
driesbos 12d
Around Meguro river. Less crowded and just below Ebisu, Shinjuku, etc.
lukelopez 12d
WeWork Namba is really nice! Thatโ€™s where Iโ€™ve been working out of.
The nomad world article that faugrjnnpvpq mentioned was good. Answered some questions like nyfyvipxr who asked about coworking.

I donโ€™t speak Japanese so Roppongi seems like a decent choice even if itโ€™s less authentic. Iโ€™d like to meet people to do social activities with.

Iโ€™ll be there in March/April. I needed a gym. Most of the ones with equipment like Goldโ€™s Gym are pretty central around Shibuya. So seems close enough to there.
๐Ÿ›ฌ lytqsbcxacosjc just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
vorqin 11d
๐Ÿ›ฌ lggrfenc just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
I checked Metro Residences for 2br and for a 45sqm place is that right 450k yen or 4200CAD??? ๐Ÿ˜… Thatโ€™s the cheapest!
Wow - thanks everyone - this is what I needed... a few names and ideas to dig into as a first step! Much appreciated, and hope I might get the chance to see some of you there perhaps!
slqyaknttvtc Iโ€™ll be there in March/April
๐Ÿ›ฌ zujqnnckkafba just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Hiroshima, #japan
horatio 10d
So is entering Japan just like pre-covid these days? No app to download or form needed to fill out?
dekim24 10d
I think people have been downloading the MySOS app just in case, to get the qr code + blue screen, but that should be it at most
dekim24 10d
I live in Japan but I haven't reentered since they fully opened the borders so I can't say for sure if it's still needed
gridinoc 10d
I had to do have the MySOS app with blue screen, that implies passport pic uploaded through a web page opened by the app and wait hours for validation, then vaccination certificate pic uploaded and wait again for validation, then it turns blue; on departure from EU the Qatar Air was pleased to see the blue screen already; on arrival at Narita there was a fast track for blue screen, no clue how slow is without the app to get through their screening
gridinoc 10d
The app also accepts PCR if no vaccination available
dekim24 10d
That's right the airline checked for my vaccination card before they let me board. I set up MySOS while waiting to board and it was ready by the time I landed
dekim24 10d
Not necessarily recommending leaving it that late of course
sirdaniel 10d
When did you guys enter? I think they have the visit japan web thing now for QR. Flying in soon and thatโ€™s what I did
gridinoc 10d
27 oct
sirdaniel 10d
ah, ok, they changed it up Nov 14 it seems.
mjdavey 9d
Anyone know how many times a year you can go to Japan on a tourist visa? Maximum 180 days a year?
vorqin 9d
For EU citizens it should be up to 90 days in 6 months, where 6 months starts from the day of entry.
vorqin 9d
Not sure if it differs for other nationalities. Best bet is to look it up on your embassies homepage or similar.
benware 9d
Hey guys - I need to dispose of a broken suitcase by the end of the week and it's making me crazy.
It's considered bulky waste so I cannot bin it as normal waste.
I cannot book a bulky waste pick-up because there are no available slots for this week and half of next week (Toshima City).
I'm trying to understand how do I bring the broken suitcase to a disposal center (in my case Shibaura Waste Collection Center in Minato seems to be the closest one) but all the available information in english very ambiguous.

Handling fee - do I pay at the collection center or do I have to buy a Bulky waste ticket? Can I buy Bulky waste ticket at the collection center?

Official site states:

Please note that we ask your ID at the time of carry-in garbage.
Please ensure to bring your ID such as drivers license, etc. (to verify address in Minato City and name) with you for identity verification.
When your present address is different from the address written on your ID(s), please submit (the original of) an official receipt such as public utility bill having your address written on it.```
I'm not a Japanese resident nor I'm staying in Minato City. Does it mean that I cannot bring it to that collection center? Does it mean that I cannot dispose of bulky waste at all?
--- --- ---

```Confirm an application data
Please be aware that bulky waste may not be acceptable that the date, item(s) and quantity differ from the application as a general rule. And also not be acceptable additional item(s) on the day.```
What does this even mean? Do I need to make some kind of application? Do I need to book a date?
Can someone who knows what should I do help me please?
markooo 9d
Find out where the homeless people hang out / live and give it to them. Thatโ€™s what I did once in Osaka, but it was in good condition. I guess depends on how broken it is and if they want it.
hiroshi 9d
Ask the staff to throw it away if you are staying at a hotel. They probably take care of it. If you are lucky they do it for free. Otherwise you are charged around 1,000 JPY generally
๐Ÿ›ฌ xkgvzvzcziw just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
๐Ÿ›ฌ nwfxajrdeew just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
benware 8d
sobpvycrm I havenโ€™t seen any homeless people here in Tokyo to be honest :smile:. The luggage is pretty run down and has a missing wheel.

<@U03G3A507AQ> No, unfortunately Iโ€™m staying at an airbnb.

At the end I decided to just book the collection and leave the luggage outside to be collected. Iโ€™m leaving the city but Iโ€™m staying in Japan and I have left a valid phone number in the form just in case.

thank you all!
Hey team, I'm buying tickets for 4-5 weeks in Japan (just travelling, no work) would ~10 March - 15th April be good time to visit ?
Youโ€™ll easily cover blossom season in that timeframe.
๐Ÿ›ฌ puzazootxqyclr just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
Yeah thatโ€™ll be a great time
markooo 7d
Itโ€™s the most popular time due to the cherry blossoms and festivals. Can get very busy, but imo in a lively good way. It can still be quite cold in the evenings and at night though
> For EU citizens it should be up to 90 days in 6 months, where 6 months starts from the day of entry.
thinking_face AFAIK there's no 6 months limit, but a 180 days per year limit (2 entries of 90 days max, no matter how much time passes between them). I may be mistaken though.
vorqin 7d
I'm using a website made by MFA of Estonia and it claims "up to 90 days in half a year".| (sorry, only Estonian).
eric124 7d
Whats the cheapest rent for a private room in tokyo monthly?
๐Ÿ›ฌ yowkpeputbe just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
benware 6d
๐Ÿ›ฌ rnbadqnri just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Kyoto, #japan
Hey all, Iโ€™m considering spending a few weeks in Japan but most of my meetings revolve around NYC time zone. Wondering how yโ€™all navigate this. Just grin and bear it and work in the middle of the night?
Iโ€™ve been doing this most of the year, but my timezone differences havenโ€™t gone beyond a 6 hour difference. When in Bangkok I worked until 11pm to sync up with the London team, but that meant Iโ€™d have the hours of 10am - 3pm to do whatever. Now in Mexico iโ€™ve been 6 hours behind, which means 3am wake ups but the plus side is my day finishes around 11am so between 11am - 7pm I can go out and actually do some touristy things. The past two weeks I went to a ton of museums and cool places in Mexico City that I wouldnโ€™t have had the time for otherwise as they close around 5-6pm.
With the time change it,'s been a little easier with the overlap. 4 AM - 9 AM works for east coast and the rest of the US time zones. Surprisingly, NYC clients like to take 6-7PM calls ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ›ฌ hbhmwaouxgxx just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
matchai 5d
I do my best to squeeze all my US + EU calls into one late night work day. For a place to work, I head to Coffee Aristocrat, a 24/7 coffee shop in Shinjuku.
khizrs 5d
I went to netcafes with my passport no problem. You can also tell them you dont want to use a PC as the restriction is if you want to use their computer to access the internet. The company i used in tokyo was called manboo
matchai 5d
Aaah thatโ€™s good to know! I tried going to Kaikatsu Club since they have soundproof rooms โ€” good for calls. Iโ€™ll give it a try!
khizrs 5d
you can also check karake bars as tehy have discounts during the day
๐Ÿ›ฌ gzenakrkqrspn just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
thanks guys! if you don't mind I'll drop a smart itinerary later for you pros to suggest adjustments ๐Ÿ˜‰
Just got in. The QR code stuff through NRT is a bit of a joke. It takes longer than just showing up based on my seat mate beating me through immigration without using the QR fast lane. Even customs QR takes 10x longer. The standard paper customs sheet line has 0 wait. Am I missing something? Takes a while to do the whole Visit Japan Web thing and upload your docs, etc.
calumb 4d
hey ๐Ÿ™‚ has anyone spent a substantial amount of time on Okinawa?
calumb 4d
considering a month there in February
horatio 3d
๐Ÿ›ฌ gctqhseev just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
Maybe because more people use QR codes? Do you think it's better to not even attempt to use them?
khizrs 3d
Anyone in osaka for the next couple of weeks
hard to say but there was only 3 immigration agents for a huge and massive line of QR peoples which may have caused a delay but the line in the standard line was also massive. It took an hour to get through immigration and then 10 mins through customs with the QR but those that had the paper filled out from the flight just went to the normal customs line and walked right out... and we all queued up in the QR customs line.
the customs QR part was mostly machine, it's like they are testing using less people for the same volume of travelers or something. It didn't seem like it was well worked out...
benware 3d
Iโ€™ll be in Osaka for a week from the 10th of December +1skin-tone-2
Cool - change of plans my side means Japan more likely to be Feb/Mar now... so maybe we'll overlap!
jonnyw 2d
๐Ÿ›ฌ qvfqbbqg just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
saliebe 2d
๐Ÿ›ฌ ezjnscgeb just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Fukuoka, #japan
eric124 1d
๐Ÿ›ฌ yuexowwvk just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
Hey, anyone hustleยดing in Tokyo around the time of new years?
robotpunk 10h
๐Ÿ›ฌ fiiolshadwz just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
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