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Going to Japan in Late March to Early April

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by HORNS, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    :slayer: This is beautiful! Everything (rubs hands together) is coalescing!
     
  2. impolyt_one

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    If you want a pretty accessible way to eat top-flight wagyu, you could go to Imahan in either Asakusa, Ningyocho, or on the restaurant floor of Takashimaya Times Square in Shinjuku - nice sukiyaki. Not cheap, but not Tokyo mega-expensive (especially since you drink beer with it rather than wine); you can get lunch there too. A little of that beef goes a long way too, don't go into it thinking you want 12 ounces of it or something, the stuff is like eating really nutty beef flavored butter.

    There are kappou/beef speciality restaurants all over that do top rank wagyu too, but are less accessible in English imo.
     
  3. Bhowie

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    Find some nice awamori to take back home.
     
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    HORNS Senior member

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    I had never heard of awamori before, thanks!
     
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    Important, some awamori tastes like asscrack.
     
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    I would just skip Kobe and stay a little longer in Kyoto. If you want to eat beef, Kyoto is a little known mecca for Japanese beef because it is surrounded by a lot of the top producing regions (Kobe, Oumi, Matsuzaka, etc.). Also, if you want to visit the sake breweries, Fushimi is a suburb of Kyoto which can be reached within 15~20 minutes.

    For shopping, just save your time until you reach Tokyo.
     
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  7. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    I've been to Kyoto before so I would like to see another city if possible along with Kyoto. Plus I've read that Kobe is beautiful as well.
     
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    When is baseball season over there?
     
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    Starts in April.
     
  10. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    How long does it last for? I really want to see a Japanese baseball game, with the slurping noodles, and the rally cries and shit.
     
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    Septemberish. You can get the same vibe at soccer games...actually I find them more fun because the opposing teams sit at opposite sides of the stadium and battle it out for chanting and singing and general noisemaking.

    Slurping noodles you can get any time any day any week.
     
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    TWSS
     
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    Whilst Japan is a very safe country it still pays to take precautions, in case you are a victim of street crime this is what you should do.



    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Indeed it is quite safe.

    And in preparation for your arrival...

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    That Toshi really is pretty damn good.
     
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    Bit inconsistent. Sometimes he's sooo good, and other times he's just so good.
     
  17. DannyJman

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    The Gaming in Japan is completely unrealistic - Speaking from a Gamers point of view.
    Wow - It is capital of gamershood.
     

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