The neverending Japan General thread still goes in circles...
As always, feel free to ask about:
>places to visit / do in Japan
>stuff to do for weeaboos
>Teaching English in Japan
>How to become Yakuza?
Info on prostitution in Japan, so please don't ask.
The previous thread is here: >>918552
Please refer to the previous thread (as long as it's still around) to see if your question has already been answered. Thanks.
I've only been to ones in Beppu, but they were pretty nice. Pretty much any of the love hotels on this page are good bets. If you need/want help with translations, just ask and I can do the important stuff for you.
Can someone give me a really quick and dirty rundown of what train/bus services the JR Pass does and does not work with?
I understand this is probably an extremely common, tedious question so sorry in advance, but I'll be damned if I can wrap my head around bureaucracy of it all plus the Japanese transport system in general.
Me and my boys are planning to go to Japan in 2018. One of my friend wants to go in August. I want to as well for Comiket but I wanna convince him that we should go around March instead since it's a less busy travel season.
I also wanna go to more traditional towns and villages . Any recommendations besides the common ones like Kyoto?
So last weekend in Nagoya I found an iphone outside a club. I'd like to return it, will turning it into police in a city 30 minutes away get the job done? In other words, what's the best way to return this person's phone? It has a passcode on it.
Maybe not the best thread for this question but its worth a shot
>How to become yakuza
Is this actually possible? Would they really accept me?
>Go to the prostitution link
> blowjob bars everywhere
Yes. if you see a group of men in suits and gloves standing around in a city, approach them with CAUTION and say "Watashiwa yakuza ni sanka suru kotoga dekimasuka?" If you are white they will almost never deny you. Make sure you have some sort KANJI, dragon, or koi tattoo that you can show them to PROVE your dedication to the Japanese culture. My American friend joined yakuza back in 08 and is currently an UNDERBOSS in Yamaguchi-gumi over Namba Osaka. Be wary though, if you look mexican they WILL mistake you for the cartel and you will be in some DEEP SHIT. My friend from brazil once tried to get initiated and he was literally SHOT DEAD on sight because he failed to show his kanji tattoo and instead had Portuguese on his knuckles.
If you want to join yakuza my NUMBER ONE tip is to be RESPECTFUL. in japan respect gets you places. but be careful. the yakuza is a dangerous organization and if you get on their bad side you will get FUCKED man so watch OUT
If you're not in Ikebukuro (only if you want whores), Shibuya, Shinjuku, or Roppongi, nothing. Even in those places now that its not summer I doubt theres anything you'll be able to find that isn't some kind of special event.
Anyone ever spent time outside of the city, in a rural village or countryside? If so, what was it like in terms of cost(room/food ect.)?
I'm curious about Japan but I'm not at all interested in bustling cities.
Would anyone have any information on programs like JET and such that aren't exclusively american or european?
Living in south america and it hurts that the only obvious option is landing one of them monbukagakushos but my japanese is still only good enough to read simple texts.
I don't browse /trv/ often so please forgive me if I'm breaking some board culture.
what's your definition of a first world country? Shopping malls, STDs, gun violence, and welfare funded public housing works?
Rural japan has education systems, utilities, medical care, infrastructure, etc. etc. etc.
It's just not your playground like the rest of asia, faggot
>Shopping malls, STDs, gun violence, and welfare funded public housing works
The best places in Japan have none of those. Also traveling places to not have fun doesn't make any sense
>by what standard is rural japan third world?
just drop in a google street view outside of city centers
plenty of decaying "houses" that resemble a rusty tin can of Spam
also the majority of houses are still missing central heating and use kerosene fan heaters and a kotatsu (if you are lucky)
There are Koreaboo pages where you can circlejerk about cherrypicked anti-Japanese propaganda and shriek about how Japan stole everything from Korea and most definitely didn't turn it from a simian shithole into a first-world nation during Japanese rule, only to be repaid with treachery.
Get fucked, chon.
one of the profiles:
>Room temperture is under Zero at winter,or hundred and more fies fly around in our living room at summer.House is always messy.
>If you do not care about the matters above,please come help us.
>If you cannot speak Japanese,please help us at least a week.
>As there are no good hospitals or medical doctors in this town,and medical bill expensive,please keep your health by yourself;not staying up late, waking up at least by seven in the morning,eat a lot of vegetables.
well that's not something that can't be helped unfortunately. It's just that blowjob bars are often foreigner unfriendly or just let Japanese people in.
But there's a few good places he reviewed as well so if you look around, you can actually find something decent
Rural Japan is great, but only if you can speak Japanese as hardly anyone can speak English. The locals are so shocked when they see foreigners, but if you talk to them they turn out to be the nicest people in the world. The guy who said Japan was 'barely a first world country' has clearly never been there and is trolling. The countryside is beautiful, and there's always a mountain to hike up or bike paths to cycle along. Other than that, don't expect a lot of entertainment. The food is much cheaper than in cities, but depending on how small the town is, there might not even be any restaurants. Same with hotels/hostels too.
I would recommend doing what I did, choose a really low population prefecture (e.g. Tottori) then go to the main city, and make day trips to nearby towns and explore. Rural Japan is so nice, and the lifestyle is very far from what living in a big city is like.