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Hey all. I'll be headed to Kyoto and Nara sep 25th for five days. Wondering if anyone is around to meet up and if there are any great Airbnb suggestions?
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Hey All I plan to be in Japan for a week from 3 October - 9 October, will anyone here be in Tokyo around that time?
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Heading to both South Korea and Japan for 1-2 weeks each in October. Obviously a matter of opinion but what ARE peoples opinionโ€ฆ South Korea => Japan. or Japan => South Korea.

Currently my thinking is first Japan then South Korea (to try and chase the sun) but wondering if seeing one before the other may be interesting in terms of different cultures? Or are there particular events going on in either country that are a must in October?

Weird question, I know, just trying to outsource the cognitive burden of making this decision ๐Ÿ˜›
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I'm very biased, but I felt like going to Tokyo before Seoul ruined Seoul for me. Then again I used to live in Los Angeles, and it felt like I was back in Koreatown when I arrived in the city ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Seoul probably has more conveniences like cashless payments, ride sharing, and public WiFi
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Tokyo is just straight up weird in a wonderful way. More culture-shock for me because Seoul really did remind me too much like Los Angeles. Minus all the homeless people and much more modern.
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Seoul (if that's where you're going in Korea) is a bit more Westernized.
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It's definitely easier to get by in Seoul with just English also
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compared to anywhere in japan
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ok great. beyond the fact it may end up being a little colder sounds like Seoul => Tokyo => Osaka might be a nice natural progression. I'll be coming from Shanghai which may throw everything on its head, but so be it!
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In October they'll all be pretty comfortable
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Osaka / Seoul / Tokyo are all pretty miserable in the summer lol
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qyqidkjnwujaoq I had the same feeling. I think I'd enjoyed Seoul more if I hadn't been to Tokyo.
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ivxdxxebgqswtuazk My experience has been that it's easier to get by with English in Tokyo than Seoul. Not necessarily because of their English skills, but I found Japanese people to try harder to help, even if they don't understand the language
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thanks kvcmhki kuwfiigrhmzfopkjj and tjfcuuejtuhmtu />
went ahead and booked a flight to Seoul. Will be the Oct 6th for 7-10 days (undecided at this stage)

Super excited about it all. Appreciate the advice. It feels right :)
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Any one know any 24-H place with wifi & power sockets in Naha? I don't mind if its a MacDonald's
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ok next questionโ€ฆ any strong recommendations on where to stay in tokyo and osaka?
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If convenient public transit is your thing, Akasaka-mitsuke is probably the most convenient place I've lived so far. It has access to many Tokyo Metro lines and it isn't a huge shit show like Shinjuku and Shibuya. Lots of action during the week because it's where a lot of government officials and politicians spend their weeknights. Fairly tame during the weekend so feel free to go elsewhere using the Metro.
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ok thanks. im going to have my bike with me - but will no doubt be using my fair share of public transport. sounds like my vibe - i like being able to drop in to the hectic areas without having them forced upon me!
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I wish you could bring bikes on trains here sometimes
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As a general area, I really love Naka-Meguro. Just riding your bike on the river sounds really fun.
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Okay I may be putting myself in an interesting tax situation. I'm applying for a student visa so I can live in Japan for a couple years without worrying about resetting my temporary visitor visa
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The school I'm considering says I will be able to work for my company while attending school, but does that mean I'll have to pay Japanese taxes?
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on money remitted to Japan
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well, technically probably on money earned while in Japan
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immigration basically told us don't ask don't tell about money that was coming from sources outside japan and going into accounts outside Japan
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I realize immigration isn't the tax office though
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also if you claim too much on your taxes immigration will look at you a bit strangely because it looks like you were using a student visa to get around needing a work visa
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that said talk to a japanese immigration lawyer and a japanese accountant
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I really like Ebisu as well in Tokyo. For me it has everything I need. Good location, nice food, and a nice relaxed kind of nightlife scene (I.e. many bars, no clubs). If I'd ever live in Tokyo again, it'd probably be Ebisu (lived in Meguro first time around, which was also amazing as long as you have a bike)
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ok - as some context I really want to be inspired by art and the culture. food and nightlife are very much secondary. Ideally somewhere with a fusion of both the old and new artists.
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pnananjvom maybe Shinjuku (probably good spot for the culture) or Akihabara (the area full of anime, that counts as art right?)
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In Tokyo, Sangenjaya, Shimokitazawa and Nakameguro are my favs if you have bike. nice co-working 24h in Shimokitazawa for 100 USD. driving along Meguro river would be cool. lots of small restaurants/cafes and bars.
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personally, no experience for a month rent. airbnb looks awful around those areas. maybe try craglist or share house like share-share.jp/en/
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hey fellow nomads, I will be in Tokyo next month for a week and looking at the best travel options, is it good to buy a Japan rail pass for inter city travel or are there less expensive options?
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JR pass is very likely your cheapest option
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Depends on if you take the metro or jr. I ended up walking a bit extra to use JR and paying for metro here and there as needed
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Thanks guys
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Costs of which subway system you use are basically irrelevant. If you are travelling between cities by shinkansen while you're here a JR pass is likely worth it because a 7 day pass costs less than a single Tokyo Osaka round trip
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The fact that you can use it on the JR system inside cities is almost irrelevant because of how little that costs
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This is a great site you can use to determine if a JR pass is worth it
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that's really cool since it also considers all the bus passes, and the various regional JR passes
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going to japan for the first time in october, pretty excited
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if anyone has recommendations for coworking spaces near ginza with decent daily prices let me know :) I'll probably only be working 3 days
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ddxfolzbifdmc What dates?
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oct 23 - nov 1
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taking some vacation days in there somewhere
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lol, close, we are in disney sea from the 29th to the 1st then we are relocating to ginza.
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czvhtxeifncvoexwnm I found this site for accommodation. Prices look ok (for Japan) and a lot more choice than Airbnb
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I think I'll just look for cool coffee shops for a few days for working
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Has anyone ever done a layover in Japan where your arrival flight is at NRT and the departure flight HND?
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With the same airline
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only for flights where one of the legs is domestic
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for example if I want to go Osaka->Houston the cheapest route for me is Osaka->Haneda->Narita->Houston
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Mine's international and I'm worried if they will make me carry around my luggage for 11 hours or not
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so, I expect that there probably are flights where both legs are international
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oh, yes they will
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that i can tell you
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ouch
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maybe I won't book that flight haha
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ha
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They have a flight that cost slightly more but only a 1hr layover in HND worried that's not enough time
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hjbijfbzmkc If you have a layover inside HND and you are switching from international to domestic they will also make you pick up your luggage and check it again ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ But ofc it is not as much hassle because there is a transfer bus between terminals.
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kalhdjoyweujsjfqd just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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jnaagaujfpy they have luggage lockers and/or secure baggage hold and luggage delivery services. Japan is all for tourists not taking huge luggage on trains and they make it easy.
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Currently there (somehow) isn't a service that handles same-day transfers between haneda and narita
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as far as I know
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Yeah a friend tried to do that just a few weeks ago and was told they don't offer it.
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I tried it. It doesn't work.
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egcpypptcjdtzttukqki just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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Anyone ever extended a tourist visa?
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Wondering how likely it is to get mine extended by 2 days as I might want to stay for the rwc final.
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Thanks. It seems this deals mostly with foreigners that are residents in tokyo. I'll be traveling purely on a tourist visa.
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โ˜๏ธ Just in the nick of time too
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Anyone else in Tokyo for the rainy weekend?
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howdy! going to be in Tokyo from Sep 30 til Nov 9
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which neighbourhood in Tokyo do you think it's best for cafes to work remotely from?
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I need to pick an apartment/hotel, was thinking to pick in a neighbourhood that gives me more options, doesn't have to be a famous one since I've already been there a few times
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Whew great question
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Wait... Sept 30 or Oct 30? ๐Ÿ˜†
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sorry October lol
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can't edit that anymore
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for some reason I have never been impressed / lucky in Tokyo for the remote working scene; I prefer going to cafes (which in Taiwan is very common), or maybe coworking spaces with day passes. But i mostly found cowork spaces requiring monthly/yearly passes... Had better experiences in Kansai
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there's always the option to work from hotel/apartment but I like to be outside
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Well FYI, if you'd like, I can bring you as my guest at a few different WeWorks while you're here in Tokyo :)
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oh yeah never tried WeWork, do they have daily?
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thanks for the offer
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do you live there?
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Also look at Nagatacho GRID (free) and Yahoo Lodge (Free w/ signup) for coworking spaces
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Yeah I live here and will be around
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So back to cafes... let me think for a minute
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interesting, the two places you just named are close to each other
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I gone through a few of the cafes here on this blogpost, which are OK shoin.wf/best-remote-work-cafes-free-co-working-spaces-tokyo/
The stand out ones are probably something like:
- Brooklyn Parlor
- TimeOut Tokyo Cafe
- Trunk Hotel
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I also enjoy LATTEST in Omotesando goo.gl/maps/J1wcCMSvtRaa52Vx6
And Streamer in Nakameguro goo.gl/maps/eVr92uvRYRmvUqpn7
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ahah yeah now that I think about it hotel lobbys sometimes can be a good spot
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cool, thanks man
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In terms of neighborhood, maybe stay around Ebisu/Daikanyama/Nakameguro
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if you want I'll ping you while in town in case you'd like to catch up
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Sure thing
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I asked the same thing a few weeks ago. Someone mentioned that there's an Amazon coworking space that's free.
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cool thanks there
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I'll be at WordCamp Tokyo by the way, in case anyone else here is going, you'll find me there
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it's 1-2 nov, probably only going to sessions day, not contributor day
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I'm going to be there a bit before, oct 23-nov1
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Japan has been one of the most difficult places for working from coffee shops in my experiences. There's usually a combination of any of 1. no space, 2. no wifi, 3. no outlets. If you have pocket wifi / data hotspot, you can mitigate the wifi problem, but still difficult to overcome the other two. Streamer Coffee has been the best for me, but still not ideal. If all else fails, there's also always Starbucks though ๐Ÿ˜…
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๐Ÿคซ don't talk about that aws space, don't want it becomes like yahoo loft ๐Ÿ˜‚
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yeah like a free coworking space run by a massive company is a secret lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
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hmm, doesn't seem like the tokyo Go or Prometheus meetups are very active ๐Ÿ˜ž
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Mericari hosts Go Meetups
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Mercari
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I buy shit on mercari pretty regularly
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yahoo loft bad?
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i thing yahoo loft is fine, but it can definitely be busy
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I see
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so not reliable, if you show up and it's full
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I found Osaka to have more spaces
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in Tokyo I've always struggled, but maybe it's just the density and the distances that cause that impression...
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in the end I'm good working half day outside and half day in hotel; batteries last long enough to do that, even more, so I don't care about outlets much
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i've never seen it be _full_
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but then I live in Osaka and I'm not in Tokyo all that often
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just a few times a year
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xetidwjesrmlsi is that searchable at all? I only found the meetup.com group, they haven't had an event since feb
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Seems like they prefer this other website over Meetup mercari.connpass.com/event/148913/
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thanks
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bit of a different topic; what's worth getting for nice souvenirs? I was thinking of looking for traditional ceramics or uikyo-e?
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or maybe some indigo dyed something
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? ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ
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Ooooh thanks for the reminder; I also need to buy a bunch of souvenirs for people.
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Also random flavors of KitKats are usually a hit
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They currently have this Apple Pie flavored one for Halloween
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I like the tsuko-tegata
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depends for who and cost - I gifted my colleagues with fake food sushi keychains bought in Kappabashi they loved it
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better quality than those I've seen at airports
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furoshiki cloths can be nice too, but some might not understand them
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adtjfcyufyxfcgtixwex just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
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Any Dutch guy planning to go to Hiroshima and travelling back to Holland? I forgot my Airpods in a hotel but they not able to send it my mail because it has a battery and that is not allowed(?) :disappointed_relieved:
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zvmxlkscrc yahoo loft is great, I actually prefer it to aws for the vibe . And you'll always find a spot there. I kinda feel it's not aging well. might just be a personal taste
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Thanks Eric, in the end I booked my hotel in Akasaka, it's nearby Yahoo, but also not that far from Shibuya, I'll see how it'll play out
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it's actaully still free in 2019 , good job yahoo japan ๐Ÿ‘
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It's 2019 an Yahoo is still significant AND used, that's what surprises me
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yahoo japan != yahoo
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for myself or family members that I actually care about
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so art and ceramics like nice tea cups or bowls are on the list of things to look for
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oxkjfevowk I lived in Akasaka for a month or so and if you don't mind the walk to the centre I found it to be one of the best locations in Tokyo, for "cheap"
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Hey everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹ I'll be heading to Tokyo for the Awwward Conference (23rd-25th Jan) I have an hotel for those days but I'm looking a for a nice area to stick around for a month or so. Any recommendations?
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Do your research, I don't know if there is a month's worth of vegan restaurants in Tokyo
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There is ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I was eating crackers on the flight to Japan and there was little fish mixed in too!
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Seafood is hidden in almost anything
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True, even the "vegetarian" ramens have a fish in them.
I always request a strict vegan meal on my flights, to avoid those issues fairly well. Happy Cow is also a good resource to find nice out of the way places.
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I've had the best meals in Asia because of Happy Cow
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ttjzihbw Ebisu is highly recommended by almost everyone for being easy to commute to the centre (yamanote line yay) and not as crazy expensive as the actual centre. I also liked Akasaka if you'd rather walk to the centre and still save. Ueno is cheapest but also furthest out as it's on the other side of the line, which goes full circle. But Ueno and Ebisu are nice to hang around in while Akasaka I've found to be less lively.
It's gonna be really cold in January FYI! Like _really_ cold haha
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I like Ueno
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If you're into Awwwards designs you'll want to check out Trunk Hotel to work from and Cat Street for fashion hahaha
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i spend time in the park whenever I'm in Tokyo
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nice museums there too
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Yeah! Agreed, I like Ueno too, it's really chill
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it has good memories from me because back in college my wife (then girlfriend) went to Japan for the first time and Ueno is where we stayed
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I miss Japan ๐Ÿ˜ข can the airbnbs go back to what they were 2 years ago pls and ty
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yeah it's a pain with airbnbs now
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you mean the prices or the regulations or what?
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the regulations caused the whole industry to be private, which made the prices triple on many cases. But yeah, mainly a price concern ๐Ÿ˜‚
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It's for the best. No one really benefits from unregulated Airbnb except smalltime landlords.
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Staying in an illegal one in Taipei rn and I feel bad for everyone in the building. Obviously I'm a good tenant but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.
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yeah, I feel not comfortable when seeing a neighbor in any (apartment) airbnb in the world
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Thanks for your tips everyone! I'll definitely check Asakasa and Ueno for my stay after the conference. I liked both places when I visited last time
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Yeah, my Airbnb of choice is no longer available because of the new regulations ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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any suggestions for where to buy the JR rail pass and mobile wifi or sim card from? this site is saying shipping will be $44 even though I'm having the rail pass sent to my hotel in tokyo
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I've been pleased with www.japanwifibuddy.com/
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Don't think they sell JR rail pass tho
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If I remember correctly the JR pass is bought through an agency based in your country and can be picked up from the shop at Narita or Haneda airports. 3 yrs ago there was no fee for this
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I haven't come across one that has airport pickup as an option
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You can buy one after arriving in the country for slightly more at Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, and Hakata stations
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You can also buy them at New Chitose Airport, Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Kansai Airport
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Looks to only be like โ‚ฌ10 more to buy it in Japan
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Awesome, I'll buy one at Haneda then
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and I found what appears to be a decent sim card that I can just get at BIC camera
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Fyi in Japanese fashion Disney sea is Disney's best theme park. Head into Ginza tomorrow for tokyo activities.
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I spent hours in the Ginza and Shibuya loft stores
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And record stores on Shibuya side streets today
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quurbnswijijc are you going to be in Osaka at all?
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I was there for about 24 hours, Monday until Tuesday morning
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ah, damn
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It was last minute, took the Shinkansen there Monday morning to see a friend who moved to Osaka in February, then Tuesday I took the train to Kyoto for the day. Back to Tokyo that evening.
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Didnโ€™t plan this trip at all
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anyone going to be in tokyo the weekend of December 1st-ish?
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Next time Iโ€™ll skip the week my partner is here for work and weโ€™ll just take a vacation after. Iโ€™d like to spend more time in Kansai.
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I like kansai (good thing too, since I live here)
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Kyoto is beautiful
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Well
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I spent basically the whole day in Arashiyama by the river
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Iโ€™ll need recommendations for Osaka next time, the one shrine/temple had no English information and the castle tower was okay.
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ughhhhhh loook att thaaaaaaaaattttt
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Arashiyama was definitely my favourite part of Kyoto. After the touristy experience of the bamboo forest and Tenrryuji Temple, I hiked up the forest and ended up finding a random temple with the most hospitable monk. We talked about Barcelona, it was great.
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Regarding the chasu topic, Iโ€™ve found itโ€™s usually slightly roasted with a blowtorch or not at all. Iโ€™ve only seen fried chasu in Bone Daddies in London ๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™ve seen fried pork bits in ramen in Japan before, but they were on top of the regular chasu.
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Man I thought Japan would be easy mode for English, doesn't seem to be the case at all.
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Everyone is too shy to speak
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But even so itโ€™s not easy at all
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I spent the night at a hotel close to Narita, first time in Japan and was shocked that the concierge didnโ€™t understand a word of English. Iโ€™ll be spending a few months in Japan late next year so need to get practising my Japanese :/
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they donโ€™t mind if you bust out the google translate
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Haha japan definitely not easy mode for English
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Every other Asian country Iโ€™ve been to has been better
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I had an easier time in Shanghai, which I find a bit surprising since china has way stronger Visa restrictions.
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I guess it's not about how many tourists are there but how they learn in school (or not). In Japan, English lessons seem to be predominantly writing and working with books. Yesterday a Japanese told me the teachers speak Japanese during class all the time. Zero talking practice. They seem to address this issue with assistant teachers (called ALT) which are English native speakers, but I have no idea how widespread this is...
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ALTs are really more for "let's make sure the kids don't completely freak out when they see someone not ethnically Japanese" than for English teaching
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they also basically just get to repeat specific lines or used a small set of canned phrases during classes
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which are taught almost entirely in Japanese, using katakana instead of English letters in many places
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Japanese english instruction is _awful_
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Holy smoking batman?
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Yep ๐Ÿ˜ž
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Also, Japanese has quite a number of English loanwords which are "japanized" pronunciation-wise, because in Japanese there are way fewer sounds and sound combinations than in English. Many Japanese seem to think they know how to speak English because of these loanwords. But the pronunciation is often very very distorted. So that backfires quite strongly...
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Hi. Can you recommend good place to work in Tokyo?
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Iโ€™m here for 2-3 days
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It took me some time to get that 'toto' meant 'turtle'
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๐Ÿคฃ Didn't come across that one yet, but yeah...
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Could someone explain to me why there seems to be more Chinese tourists in Osaka than Tokyo?
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Maybe because tokyo is just a big city and Osaka feels more japanese?
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I only ever made it to Osaka, and it was because the flight there was dirt cheap
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vkuxpnaiw maybe that has something to do it with. Maybe there's something about the flights from Chinese cities to Osaka too.
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Spent last evening walking around Dotonbori and heard more Mandarin than Japanese ๐Ÿคฃ
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Ah, well maybe Dotonbori is actually a Chinatown lol
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Ginza and Shibuya are pretty full of Chinese tourists
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Buying lots of shit
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All of Japan is
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Dotonbori is just overrun with drug stores now
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Chinese tourists are the worst
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no offense, I'm generalizing, but they're my least favorite foreign tourist to be around
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The consumerism here is next level.
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Yoooooooo Tokyo nomads
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Let's do a meet up!
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kuqnkkhuesbhoaaqx and I leave on Nov 14, let's meet up this week, ne?
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Unless there are no nomads in Tokyo ๐Ÿ˜…
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Going to Tokyo Center this evening. We can grab a tea there or make a piublic dinner with nomads. There is amazing places around tokyo station!
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If you are interested in - ping me on Whatsapp +79266258037
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Fun! Always interested in meeting new people
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Anyone else in Tokyo this week?
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Let's meet up on Saturday ok_handok_handok_hand
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sadly i won't be in tokyo until the beginning of december
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will you be in tokyo in january ?
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Can someone recommend a nice neighbourhood in Osaka?

Things I do care about nice neighbourhood life/vibes, coffee places to work from, close proximity to a climbing wall, place to get groceries.

Things I do _not_ care about shopping, proximity to nightlife/bars, being in the centre of everything

Thaaanks ๐Ÿ™
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That is in walking distance, will check it out
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haven't seen many coffee shops to work here in osaka, the only one i've seen is in americamura
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there are places all over town to work in
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every tully's has plugs and wifi, starbucks have wifi but quite a few don't have plugs
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brooklyn roasters in kitahama and namba have plugs and wifi
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9borden in osakako has plugs and wifi and they're cool with people ordering drinks and working all day
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lots of family marts have seating sections with plugs, some have wifi
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my family mart has a restaraunt basically lol
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i knew about the familiymarts, use to go work there when i was in vietnam
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thanks for the info!
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no problem ๐Ÿ˜„
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psksxanwdtm I was in Kansai over the weekend but now I'm back in Tokyo ๐Ÿ™‚
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Happy to organize something w/ the Tokyo folk this week.
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YAAA!
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Wahh! Next time :)
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Streamer Coffee is also not too bad. Not a lot of seating, but the wifi is good and they have a few outlets
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I love these clean white pajamas my hotel leaves me but when I put them on I feel like I am about to address my commune.
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Add a black belt to it and then go hit some furniture ๐Ÿ˜น
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I would like to know this too. Did you figure out an answer?

I arrive next week and initially staying in Namba. Pretty central but not cozy/hipster enough I imagine.
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lcjvjnnpj not yet. There are quite a lot of coffee shop recommendations on the channel but so far no neighbourhoods
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otptuvnscunalhd check out `Nakazakicho` ward. Seems to be a cool place
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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜„
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I am loving Tokyo but YIKES this place hurts my wallet
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my canadian wallet ๐Ÿ’ฑ
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Haha
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I am SCANDALIZED by how early the sun goes down here
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Anyone go to the Robot restaurant in Tokyo yet? Is it worth it?
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I _kiiiinda_ wanna go because of how ridiculous it looks
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but at the same time, it's _tooo_ ridiculous, for the sake of ridiculousness? Y'know?
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I feel like Peter Griffin talking about The Godfather
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Though... speaking of ridiculousness...
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Totally booked our tickets to the Sailor Moon dinner ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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I was on the train to Kobe and I texted my wife laughing because it was 5:15pm and already basically completely black sky
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Everyone says that the robot restaurant is both an amazingly obviously overpriced tourist trap, but simultaneously something they are happy they did once
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In London sunset is currently at 4.21pm. Not that thereโ€™s _ever_ any sunshine but yeah ๐Ÿคท
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I went and enjoyed it for the goofiness and dancers. I avoided the food to cut costs.
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I felt a bit the same about the Kawaii Monster Cafe, but I remember it being cheaper than the Robot Restaurant, so it can be a good alternative. We went there during burlesque night, but drag night should be fun too
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oh, btw, AirBNB in Osaka has gotten extremely cheap lately
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Locals are telling me it's because Chinese people are buying up unused properties for them to stay at when they are in the country and just renting them out at bargain basement rates the rest of the time
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the chinese, ruining real estate all around the world
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Yeah I heard there are tons and tons of Chinese tourists in Osaka and Tokyo
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just wait until you see kyoto
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I did the robot restaurant. Maybe expensive for what it is but nice to do once. I didn't eat there, glad I didn't.
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Yeah that makes sense. It's sunset at about 3:30pm right now. This is brutal
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Ok I'll book robot performance, no meal, thanks all!
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Anyone doing anything tonight?
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I think dpjdlqddnkpdmdron and I might be free after 10:30pm tonight
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Unless we're asleep on the subway line on the way home like salarymen
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I'll probably be around the Shinjuku area. Not sure how late I'll be out though.
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This is random but Iโ€™m currently trying to score 2 tickets to one of Perfumeโ€™s tokyo dome shows next February. So far I havenโ€™t been able to pull off getting tickets from outside Japan so if anybody has ideas on how I can get some Iโ€™d appreciate any help
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You could try a credit card concierge if you've got a premium card. The CSR concierge (visa infinite) has a local partner for Japan bookings that can make local bookings.
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Hmm interesting idea. I have sapphire reserve. Iโ€™ll give it a shot, thanks ๐Ÿ˜„
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You all have to go to the Sailor Moon dinner
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Much wow ๐Ÿ’–
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Hey, can anyone recommend some coworking spaces in Tokyo that 1) offer day passes, and 2) have booths for Skype calls (ideally that you don't have to pay extra for)?
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Preferably near Tokyo Tower, Akibahara, Tsujiki Market, and Eifuku? (I am looking for spaces in all of these neighborhoods, so multiple recs are very welcome). Thanks guys!
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Thanks!
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Thank you!
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TeamLabs is pretty crazy
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damn x.x
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Ooh thanks!
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Also, is it a faux pas in japan to take work calls in coffee shops? Assuming one isn't being loud/unnecessarily obnoxious
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I have been in at least one cafe that had a no phone sign, but I am not sure that is universal.
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You better go to a net cafe to take those calls.
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A rule of thumb in Japan for me was that it's usually not appreciated to make any sounds in any public space at any time ๐Ÿ˜‚
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was working in a mc donalds once, and had to take my call outside because the entire restaurant was dead silent.
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opcpfyvzddkejqe I stayed near Tenma last time, and while thereโ€™s not much in the immediate surroundings, I enjoyed the places along the river. And it was very quiet, extremely easy to cycle anywhere from there. A few hipster places along the river Brooklyn Roasting Company, North Shore, &ISLANDโ€ฆ just walk along and youโ€™ll find a bunch.

And if itโ€™s not too cold, thanks to my precious WiFi hotspot I sometimes worked from the stunning garden in the middle of the river. Man, do I miss Osaka haha
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Any suggestions for a nice place to work in Kichijoji?
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drkbqsnzn just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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The sun going down at 5pm here has messed with me the entire time I have been here
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tpnhjqjxw welcome to Osaka ๐Ÿ˜„
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Thanks bdmmdmrz Iโ€™ll add that to my list ๐Ÿ‘
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Last full day in Japan starting tomorrow morning ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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at first i was like "i'ma be cool, nbd"
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and now it's HERE
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and i'm all... "NOT YET, PLEASE NOT YET"
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It's easy to love a place when all you're doing is tourism
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why are so many airbnbs in japan just basically bunkhouses
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too many tourists!
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what's a bunkhouse?
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There was laws passed which caused AirBNB costs to sky rocket, so if you are looking in a low price range the only thing you will find is shared housing because that is the only way a low nightly cost can be economical now.
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in Osaka it's full of apartments for cheap now
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my friend is staying in an apartment for ยฅ2200 a night
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it's just a small standard apartment
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this one isn't quite as cheap, but $34 a night isn't bad, and it's an entire (small) apartment
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yeah osaka definitely seems to be an exception
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anything thatโ€™s not in osaka is like 6 bunk beds and 8 futons in a 10 sqm apartment
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Unless you want to stay in Osaka, you can't really nomad here.
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You could stay in Osaka and do weekend trips, but I have spent in 2 weeks in Tokyo what I spend for 2 months in other places.
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That doesn't even include food.
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Thanks cwmyoohqxaxvuhmjl ๐Ÿ™‚ Where are you staying?
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I live in Osaka ๐Ÿ™‚
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Nice! How long have you been here?
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about 2.5 years now
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Airbnbs in Osaka seem to be okay, but I'm trying to find short-term rentals (1-2 months) but there doesnt seem to be a market for that here
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Ha! You're basically a local now
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he's the guy I've rented from for a while
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if you give him a heads-up he'll usually have places available for 1 to 2 months
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(and more)
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Thanks for the tip buddy. Was looking for something like this. By headโ€™s up do you mean longer than 1 week?
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honestly 1 week might be enough
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just depends on what he's got on hand
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thatโ€™s true. Iโ€™ll give it a shot - thanks!
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If it works out, lemme buy you a beer (if you drink)
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I totally do, lol
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airbnb's in kyoto seem more expensive than the ones in osaka though
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ykzehsrfgzjrbufwpr just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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yeah, the cost of living in Japan is vastly overstated. The entire country doesn't live in Ginza
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btw, if someone knows about any cheap apartments in kyoto please let me know (for 1 month)
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For all your Mojito needs ๐Ÿน
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heh
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i use them for car rental
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This particular sign is probably the Times car park
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it is
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wherever asakusabashi is
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i presume in asakusa, lol
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technically it's it's own district
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Hi everyone :wave:, just arrived in Osaka and will stay until next sunday if anyone is around and wanna go for coffee or drinks :raised_hands:.
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Welcome to town ๐Ÿ˜„
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wqnggalvkyxl conveniently many of the times car parks also have a single spot that is a car share vehicle too, it's exceptionally useful
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Okay I've left the country a few times for work and personal events, but since April 1, 2019, I have stayed over 180 days (I think I counted 197 days).
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Any ideas when they will let me back in? I know I can't just go to Seoul for a weekend, but I am planning on staying a month or two in Australia and/or possibly a few months in Taiwan.
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I'd love to be back here ASAP because I want to visit Nagano and/or Hokkaido places for snowboarding.
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More context -- I'm leaving for a week to Taipei on Monday, then the US for another week, then arriving in Sydney on Dec 1.
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as long as you didn't overstay any of your visas you're _probably_ fine
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Oh man going from tokyo to beijing is a bit jarring.
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On the topic of entering Japan, do I need a return/outbound flight to be allowed in?
Iโ€™m currently on a one way ticket, landing end of Jan and planning to stay till early April but donโ€™t know where to go afterwards (yet).
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It is up to the airline, when I was there I met someone who had to buy an onward. I think he bought a ticket to vietnam
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depending on where you're from they probably won't ask you for proof of onward travel
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however you can buy a refundable peach flight to seoul and that's good enough
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I though it might be a bit 50/50
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Peach is has a sale on at the moment, so I might do that!
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I might be going back to Japan in Feb fltltwbwmlbabwj so we can grab some vegan food (currently transitioning) and talk about design! Interested to see what places you discover for vegan food. Had a hard time last time I was there.
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But then I only heard about HappyCow at the end of my trip. That would have helped ๐Ÿ˜‚
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yay! Iโ€™m def up for it ๐ŸŒฑ I already have a list for places for noms crgksvdy
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Last time I was in Japan (2015) I wasnโ€™t vegan so I have no reference, but from my research itโ€™s safe. There are good options
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I went full vegan while in Japan (2017) then a year in Spain made me almost quit so I decided to be more flexible about it. Like any healthy habit, better to do it often than not at all! I want vegan ramen every day pls ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Spain, apart from Barcelona, is utter rubbish for vegans.
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Ippudo has vegan ramen ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ–ค
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Anyone watching the November sumo tournament?
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Iโ€™ll visit Fukuoka tonight/tomorrow! Anyone around?
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rjzgers just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
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welcome!
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Anyone in #osaka? Going to be there on Tuesday and would love to connect if anyoneโ€™s around
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yep, I live here
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apzgcfy just arrived in Hakone, #japan
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iskntuijyaf what part of town will you be in? We can meet up at one of the cafes I work at if you want. I always enjoy meeting people from nomadlist
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utefoiounwfmwdcld that would be great man. Staying near Shinsaibashi train stationโ€ฆ
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cool, i'm near that area a lot
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Ah sweet, I land late in the eve tomorrow but Iโ€™ll let you know once Iโ€™m there ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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Osaka coworking meetup! Let me know the plan and I'll join you guys too โ˜•๏ธ
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yxnhbtk just arrived in Kyoto, #japan
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ctmasemcrqr just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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Hey csjyomwcm .. got any plans later this arvo? me and huleisdezroholwiu might catch up for a coffee and do some work tooโ€ฆ. you are welcome to join
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awesome man. where are you meeting up? i gotta run some errands now but will be free to join in a couple of hours
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I'm still at home but I'll be heading over to the namba/shinsaibashi area in about an hour or so
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cool, i'll send you a DM when I'm ready to head out
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I think lsiaqbfovfr and I are going to meet at Brooklyn Roasters in Namba
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good shout. meet you there
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On my way, daughter is sick so I had to help my wife with a couple things before I left
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wanted to go as well, but have to do stuff today before leaving my airbnb ๐Ÿ˜‘ , let me know if u guys are meeting another day, i'm staying in osaka until january
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Will keep you posted uvevfadjmigey
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thanks!
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I live here and am in namba a couple times a week :)
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cool!, i'll ping u one of these days then ๐Ÿ˜‰
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sounds good to me
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woo little nomadlist Osaka meetup
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any reccs for places to stay in the countryside for a ~6 week period? language barrier is surmountable, still need internet but iโ€™m willing to get a car.
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general areas/prefectures welcome.
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zjktzsb just arrived in ๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo, #japan
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gbjxcvfgekdfr wmtoqgphsbq and I are meeting up tomorrow at Brooklyn Roasting Company in Namba
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darn, im in kyoto ๐Ÿ˜… .. im getting back on monday
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haha
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qclum just arrived in โ›ฉ Osaka, #japan
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Loved Brooklyn Roasting Company. One of the few places to get some work done in Osaka. Plus you can buy their awesome coffee for home (always travel with my own moka pot)
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Hi!
Any issues at immigration frequently visiting Japan for a few weeks at a time each year? Or is japan typically very welcoming to repeat solo travelers? <3 (British)
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