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| "Re(2):Off to Japan" , posted Mon 6 Jul 18:33|
-If you're thinking of traveling around Japan, get yourself a JR rail pass.
-I remember of a backpacker who ate nothing but convenience store bread and yoshinoya beef bowl because they're cheap, filling, omnipresent, and available 24-7. And brought a load of kool-aid packs and teabags from home to save up on drinks. Tap water is safe in all cities, just not tasty.
-If your main stay is in Tokyo like most tourists, Sakura House is a well-known guest house. You should be able to find a hoard of others on the net. Finding a place with a JR Yamanote or Sobu/Chuo line closeby is good.
Nice tips, thanks.
I'll be heading there myself with my GF in the last week of July - the whole 1:1 scale Gundam model thing coinciding with my birthday was too much to resist.
We'll be reaching Osaka and plan to go to Tokyo, but are still trying to figure out a good itinerary to make the most of the trip and decide on which cities to stay in which days - I pretty much only consider mandatory seeing the Gundam model at Odaiba, seeing Akihabara for myself, and maybe taking a photo next to the SNK HQ in Osaka (I wonder if they have a store nearby...). Might visit mount Fuji too.
Nice perks along they way would be finding an arcade with Buriki One and a shop where I could get a poster of the Real Bout cover with Geese + bodyguards in a suit, and the Garou ilustration with the Kyokugenryu characters paying homage to the "Enter the Dragon" cover - but as far as I know those things don't even exist.
"Beat the machine that works in your head!" - Guano Apes "Open Your Eyes"
| "Re(5):Off to Japan" , posted Thu 9 Jul 00:32|
Ye gods, I remember that article from the heyday of both the Cafe's news section and IC! In fact, it was probably the Professor's articles and not Brandon's posts that first took me to Insert Credit. Miss it. I want more legendary webmaster matchups like this!
It's interesting that, like you, mmcafe is what originally helped me find my way to insertcredit, but that insertcredit, in turn, is what brought me back to mmcafe. I never seem to hang out around there anymore, for some reason.
Also, natto is really good, and really, REALLY hard to find in my neighborhood. At least at a restaurant.
I wish I could make a recommendation on Japan, but sadly we decided to go to Yellowstone National Park instead, when we had the chance. SIGH.