Planning a trip to Japan any tips would help.

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  1. sacking2023

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    Taking a trip to Japan the Summer of 2010. I was wondering if anyone has been there before. Or possibly lives there now. Or you just have ideas on what Ishould do while there. Any trip ideas would be helpful.

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  2. kakashi

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    i visited my dad's homeland General's Bay last summer and met my cousins [​IMG]
     
  3. dstylezs

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    Was there a few years ago, I made a big thread about it then, not sure if its still around.. My honest advice is go out and get lost. You'll enjoy everyminute of it... Yes it is sneakerhead heaven, but make sure you appreciate all that Japan has to offer other than sneaker related.. You will remember it morewhen you come home, and it will make you want to go back many times over...
    Dont take cabs anywhere as they literally charge and arm and a leg.. The japanese subway system is bar non one of the best, and getting around that way its theeasiest way... Food is incredible and like the rule of thumb goes, the smaller and more hole in the wall the place looks, the more amazing the food taste.. Ifgoing out to clubs and such remember that the metro closes at 2 or 3a, i think, but opens back up at 6ish.. so if you cant make it before then just stay outand have more fun hahaha..
    I remember there were 3-5 NTers that lived there, but im not sure if they still do as this was a few years back (2005)

    Hope that helps.. If you got any specific questions dont hesitate to ask.
     
  4. yankeephan87

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    how long was the flight?
     
  5. dstylezs

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    From Chicago (ohare) it was about 14 hours.
     
  6. sacking2023

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    Good look dstylezs! I will defiantly be coming to youfor more information. Also I will try to find your post.
     
  7. kakashi

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    not that i'm into sneaker heavily but there's tons of fakes.
     
  8. dstylezs

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    yea no prob.. Japan was defenitly one of the best expiriences in my life, and i would recommend it to anyone!..

    And yes like guy above me said, there are tons of fakes, but if you do go in search for sneakers just stick to "chain" like stores as they have tomaintain their status and accounts proper.. But remember if its to good to be true (especially in japan as everything is expensive) then it probably isnt.
     
  9. koolbarbone

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    The subway shuts down around midnight. Most people go out to clubs on the last train and just stay out until morning when trains start runningagain.

    Try to visit somewhere besides Tokyo. The city is great but it can be exhausting and there is so much more to the country.

    It helps if you speak/read a little Japanese, especially if you are out in the country, where many of the signs are in Japanese and people do not speak Englishas fluently.

    Whatever you do, do not get into any fights.
     
  10. dstylezs

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    That is something i regret not doing, but on my next trip i will for certain include it... Yea for the general in tokyo most everyone speaks somesort of level of english.. But its more fun buying a enlgish-to-japanese translation book and learning a few things yourself haha..
     
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    My best advice is ... indulge on all the beautiful women Japan has to offer... plz see Asian Appreciation thread for examples.
     
  12. kakashi

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    agreed i was born in queens, but to see my father's face after twenty years of being away from home..it was life changing

    my girlfriend and father grew closer from the trip.

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  13. sacking2023

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    So read/write in Japanese and no fights. Adding to my to do list.

    Thanks
     
  14. viiheaven

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    I went last summer and it was absolutely dope. I was staying in the heart of Tokyo (Shinjuku) and it was during a holiday so the city wasn't crammed likesardines. Tokyo itself is awesome but if you have time, visit the suburbs, the history & culture there are so amazing. I visited and prayed in the largestmosque in Tokyo, and that was definitely experience. As someone mentioned, the subway shuts down around midnight, so if you're staying in Tokyo, again likesomeone said, just get lost and experience everything. Just have enough money for a taxi ride back to the hotel [​IMG] . Bring lots of money, it's easy not to spend too much there but for the full experienceyou gotta try and eat everywhere. I loved going to the temples and writing on the tablets (I forgot the actual name). Seriously, the experience itself wasamazing, and I hope to do it again in the next few years.

    For the sneakerhead in you, make sure you visit L.A. Avenue (Napsize.com) and K-Skit. Harajuku is a must of course.

    People there were extra friendly. Any time I got lost or needed any sort of help, people definitely tried their best to help out.

    edit By the way, I live in New York (Queens) and the flight was 19 hours with a stopover in San Fran.
     
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    only downside to asian women is the hair and the teeth [​IMG]
     
  16. dstylezs

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    Yo this is no joke!!!.. My buddy and I took the subway from narita airport to our hotel in Shibuya(about 30min trip), we couldnt find the damnplace to save our lifes, asked random dude for directions, without asking he grabbed one of our bags (we had 5 total) and walked us for 12 blocks to the frontof the hotel, no questions asked nothing, just straight up friendly helping out a stranger... Dont be scared to ask for help, anyone and everyone will help.
     
  17. i d0nt pass

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    How much are tickets?
     
  18. kakashi

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    [​IMG] another stereotype concocted by media and their allure to more"ethnic" looking asians...

    but in general's bay most of the girls look like the japanese "americanized" women here in the states.[​IMG]




    now chinese women maybe...in indigenous rural areas, cambodians, vietnamese etc.
     
  19. kakashi

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    [​IMG] hope no one takes this the wrong way,

    but if you're black and dress nice, they wanna take picture with you and assume you're famous...it's awsome to see. [​IMG]
     
  20. dstylezs

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    [​IMG][​IMG] ... as bad as it sounds it really is true, but its all in good nature. [​IMG]
     
  21. sacking2023

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  22. i d0nt pass

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    yo this is the TRUTH.

    my cuz when to visit his boy in Korea who teaches overseas and hes a big dude bout 6'5" so immedately when he landed son had hella ppl taking pics nishhh they thought he was some NBA player
     
  23. sacking2023

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    To be honest I was thinkin about rockin a Kobe Jersey to see what happens. hahaha
     
  24. dstylezs

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    I remember i wore a Biggie shirt one day in Harajuku and they went nuts for it.. Even the Nigerian dudes who sell all the bootlef stuff wanted itfor their store [​IMG]