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post #211 of 306
that's the one, thanks!
post #212 of 306
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I'm going to be in Japan, starting in Tokyo, for about 2 weeks. Worth traveling to Kyoto and/or Osaka or stay in Tokyo?
2 weeks is a bit long for purely Tokyo unless you're a big city boy at heart and love shopping. Kyoto - budget at least 4 days. Nara/Arashiyama (separate half day trips) are must sees. Heard mixed reviews of Osaka so didn't venture there.
post #213 of 306
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2 weeks is a bit long for purely Tokyo unless you're a big city boy at heart and love shopping.

Kyoto - budget at least 4 days. Nara/Arashiyama (separate half day trips) are must sees.

Heard mixed reviews of Osaka so didn't venture there.

You could add Nara within 4 days as it is easily accessible from Kyoto. I am in Osaka and I agree that it isn't that exciting for a tourist...same for Kobe, but it depends on one's interests.
post #214 of 306
Alter, if you ever get back on the drink (and no pressure on that, since I'm talking dateless fluff anyway) there shall be a Styleforum Osaka meetup. We'll plant the SF flag upon an Osaka landmark. I had a girl from Osaka once and she was really rough around the edges (ie a real person with real emotions) compared to my Tokyo girls, and it was fascinating, so I'm down to see Osaka once I get myself some time.
post #215 of 306
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
Alter, if you ever get back on the drink (and no pressure on that, since I'm talking dateless fluff anyway) there shall be a Styleforum Osaka meetup. We'll plant the SF flag upon an Osaka landmark. I had a girl from Osaka once and she was really rough around the edges (ie a real person with real emotions) compared to my Tokyo girls, and it was fascinating, so I'm down to see Osaka once I get myself some time.

I would jump off the wagon for that!
post #216 of 306
Kansai girls are the best










(I know that from my representative sample of one)
post #217 of 306
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Tokyo is dead. Istanbul is the New Tokyo. There, I've said it. Now everyone please stfu so I can do some real work.

I'm a Tokyo noob considering that my first time was this past October. I've seen the increased popularity of Turkey around here in NYC, but I'm still focused on trying to hit Tokyo again.

Sounds like you speak from experience, so I'm curious what makes you think Tokyo is dead ? Or in other words, what cool, random trend/bar/scene did I miss ?

For those going to Japan soon, please try all of these burgers and report back

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...692538030.html
post #218 of 306
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post
I'm going to be in Japan, starting in Tokyo, for about 2 weeks. Worth traveling to Kyoto and/or Osaka or stay in Tokyo?

I would take the overnight train (included in the railpass) from Tokyo to Okayama or so, then get on the shinkansen down to Hiroshima - check out Hiroshima and Miyajima for the day. Then either stay overnight or go late in the evening, your choice, to Osaka/Kyoto.
post #219 of 306
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For those going to Japan soon, please try all of these burgers and report back

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...692538030.html

Maybe I'll try one. My buddy in the Army and Collin keep telling me about some cheese/potato thing they have that intrigues me.
post #220 of 306
Getting there is a pipe dream at this point, but I'm curious what you guys would recommend for taking in both a baseball game (or two if the teams/stadiums are must see's) and a Sumo match?
post #221 of 306
When I was there I walked from Shinjuku to Harajuku to Shibuya to Daikanyama/Ebisu and then back to Shibuya to train to Shimokitazawa... whole thing + shopping time was like 5 hrs and most of the time was spent shopping. That stations for that part of Tokyo really aren't that far apart and Meiji Dori pretty much connects it all. It might be tougher when its during a packed time though (Weekend).
post #222 of 306
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Getting there is a pipe dream at this point, but I'm curious what you guys would recommend for taking in both a baseball game (or two if the teams/stadiums are must see's) and a Sumo match?

I've always kinda wanted to see a koushien championship match ;p
post #223 of 306
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Getting there is a pipe dream at this point, but I'm curious what you guys would recommend for taking in both a baseball game (or two if the teams/stadiums are must see's) and a Sumo match?

I heard first hand accounts of baseball games - they really really support their players. As in...each batter has their own set of fans. Everytime they goes up, a group of fans will cheer them with their own cheers.
post #224 of 306
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I heard first hand accounts of baseball games - they really really support their players. As in...each batter has their own set of fans. Everytime they goes up, a group of fans will cheer them with their own cheers.
Its fucking nuts. I've seen videos of the games and between the clapping/thundersticks/noisemakers, noodle slurping between innings, and near psychotic fandom, it looks like the games put American baseball fans to shame.
post #225 of 306
I've posted this before, but a lot of you probably haven't seen it.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/78682/koko...chool-baseball


Def. worth watching.
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