Aimlessly walking around Tokyo is one of life's greatest pleasure.
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bonus points for tits on a balcony lel
Well I really miss just walking around tokyo with no real destination.
No other city comes to my mind that feels so comfy and safe.
I always wondered, how much do randoseru cost? I can't find any sort of official source for them with my limited japanese. It seems like they would either have to be shit quality, or ludicrously expensive.
Any particular place that you would recommend? I would love to get some new places to go in Tokyo. I've usually wandered around Saitama and the north mostly since that's where I've stayed, but anything works.
I usually go to points of interest and get lost around them. I don't even try, my sense of direction is horrible and I never go the same way twice so I never backtrack. You get to see more that way. Lots of walking. Good exercise.
>There actually is a place like this in the world
A train station?
Dear Landscape Anons
If I wanted to purchase a digital camera so I can take my own comfy photos while in Japan, which camera would you recommend? I'll use it for figurine close-up pictures too.
Looking to spend around $300-$500
I don't know much on cameras but what ever you decide on you might be able to get cheaper in Tokyo. In one of the tax free shops.
Do you particularly care about how crisp the resolution is?
No: Used entry-level DSLR with 18-55mm lens, Canon Powershot
Yes: Be prepared to spend more than $500 (unless you get a really good bargain in Japan) and be prepared to do some research. It really depends on the lens. Never ever listen to /p/
dude, i feel you. its the best. i miss being there soo much
Anything that isn't DSLR level is actually inferior to modern phone cameras nowadays, or at least so similar that there's no point buying a camera separately. The best you could try to do is try find a 2nd hand DSLR that comes with some lenses, you might be able to find older model crop sensors for that price.
Can someone explain what it is like to walk around aimlessly in Tokyo? Why is it so wonderful?
I would've loved to walk around aimlessly in Tokyo, but family was around.
But even walking with them, I could feel it.
It's kind of like an urban fantasy. There are signs you can't read, people who look different, and the bustle that brings the city to life.
But in all that sweet noise, it's so easy to just sink into. Like you become the camera in a film exploring the sights of the busy capital of Japan, Like your own physical self doesn't matter, left simply absorbing the experience.
You can tune yourself out of the world and passively listen to everything around you, and at the same time you can block everything outside and listen to the silence in yourself.
But that's just me.
Thank you so much for sharing these, anon.
Does anyone have any photos of Japan between 1910s-1950s? I have a small collection of photos of Japan from the late 1800s and now photos from 1960s-now, and I'd be interested in seeing what it was like during the periods I'm missing.
Usually when I walk large distances I end up tired or my feet start hurting, but during my two times in Tokyo I didn't feel anything like that, just my adventurous spirit.
Even in Rome, my second favorite city, which I've also tracked through on several occasions and entirely by foot, I would end up exhausted by the end.
Thanks for the insight. Liked reading it. But these stories, feels and pictures always make me sad. Sad about my chances of going and living my dream.
I wish I knew. I never went and I always look at my Tokyo wallpapers to make me feel happy. From all the people who went. They say it truly is a special place.
It seems to me it's either nostalgia for an imagination, probably for ideal life, or a nostalgia for a feeling that the image evokes. Or a bit of both, we experience reality colored by our attitudes, and most of our memories are probably false.
I spent one year in Tokyo/Kanagawa. 6 months as exchange students (with one day university a week) and 6 months for work. The university time was awesome.. sponsorship with lots of money and 6 free days a week. I've been almost anywhere in Tokyo and around Tokyo.
I tried to not litter for the longest time, despite my city looking like shit with trash thrown all over the place
Eventually, I gave in. Just throw everything to the ground when I'm done with it. Just last night I threw a pop can and some tissues on the concrete despite there being a trash receptacle less than 2m away. I don't care anymore. I wonder what that means, if anything. It makes me feel weird because even if I littered in Japan, I am just one person and it would still be ultra clean.
Do you have any idea where this is by any chance?
I only know it's somewhere in the Tokyo area.
this thread is too much
>tfw have enough money to go to japan
>tfw no friends to go with and too autistic/socially retarded to go alone
>tfw even if i went there is no way i could do everything i want to do in one trip
>tfw will likely never go to japan
>tfw will never fuck a qt japanese grill
>tfw really want to go full weaboo and go to Japan
>I can't fucking force myself to study japanese after learning kana and hiragana
Grammar seems to be pretty easy going, but the kanjis fuck me up so hard, if I understood it right, if they're used alone they mean a noun, not the way they're read and if they're used in a word they're just a symbol to read, right?
i don't speak nip and i'm uncomfortable talking to strangers even if i did meet other english speaking people so it would be shit having nobody to connect with for an entire month and most things are much more enjoyable when done with other people from going to the beach or camping to simple things such as getting dinner and drinks at a bar
This guy has a lot of photos of "roofscapes" for lack of a better term, and many other interesting Tokyo photos.
What I really like about Tokyo is how dense it is. There's apartments, rooftops, businesses, alleys, sidestreets, stairs, balconies and tunnels all over the place. Very much unlike my city that's just a grid with wide streets and almost no elevation changes, the pinnacle of boring urban design.
I don't think I'll ever visit Japan though. It's just too expensive.
It must have felt great going there for the first time? Surreal experience?
>I don't think I'll ever visit Japan though. It's just too expensive.
It's really not. You can check around and see with what kind of budget people went to Japan for how long and what they were able to do.
Not strictly related, but if I want to upload my photos somewhere and have someone see them, is flickr my best option? I used to get a few hits on my wordpress blog but I stopped updating it a while ago and haven't used it since.
Literally me. Every single green text point to the dot.
Except I have hard mode, I'm extremely East Asian and I can imagine the natives mistaking me as one of their own and speaking to me in Japanese. That misunderstanding would literally worsen my autism to no end.
That and I have so many problems in general, going would feel like escapism and running away which I sorta am already.
By the way how do you have the money? Considering your autistic/socially retardness.
- take out a personal loan, get a job(if you already have one, get a additional job), there's always a way to get money.
- go by yourself and see the things YOU want to see. i go by myself and it's really the only way to travel.
- multiple trips! i go every year.
- think positive!
All of the photos I took there failed utterly. It's in a sequence of these kinds of hallways under the tracks.
This series of photos is also close to there. In fact, if you walk from Tokyo Station you'll likely run into the first two.
Ah I thought it was something like pic related which I got from>>14693413
Went to the supermarket today, but I had about 15 minutes before it was gonna open, so I did a small walk around the neighborhood.
Passed by some elementary school girl and her mother, probably going to school. And the girl was all like "gaijin!" "gaijin!". Obviously the mom told her to to cut it, but the girl replied that gaijins can't know Japanese.
I didn't say anything, but it was pretty funny.
That's my story from today.
No idea where specifically that is, but if you follow the train tracks by foot you'll probably end up finding things like it. The area under the yamanote tracks is generally pretty populated.
I've seen that in many places. Even in S.Korea they do that. It has to do with modesty. Kind of like saying were not worth having the camera on us and instead take something else.
That's not modesty, stop thinking asian women are muh precious delicate flowers.
They don't want to be seen on cameras because these girls often don't want to be recognized or seen working here, there has been several cases of blackmailing.
For what? For working at a restaurant?
I just think it's cultural and some of the girls might not even know why they are doing it. And in asian countries group mentality is strong instead of trying to stand out which is looked down on. All in all it's really hard to know.
low quality but still looks comfy as fuck
Trains and subways are just comfy in general. Riding late at night in a subway train, even in Moscow or New York, sleepy after a long day, I always enjoy that.
Even though I might die.