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Post photographs and videos you or others have taken around Japan.
Modern or traditional, urban or rural, landscape or macro, anything is good.

>Previous thread:
>Previouser threads:

Try to keep pictures natural looking if possible.
If you know the location a photo was taken, it is useful to post it with the image.

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Cats, Graffiti, and Bombs. Some pictures from Sasebo, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, and Osaka.

This is a little shrine down some out of the way street and alleyway in Nagasaki.

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On that same street, another cat resting on some kind of large plaque.

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Same street, different cat.

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Here's the epicenter of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. If you get a chance to go to the museum, take it. It's a very sad and tragic look from the other side of the war.

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What Nagasaki looked like after the bomb.

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Some graffiti on a stall at a park restroom

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A cat outside of a homeless encampment at the remains of Fukuoka Castle

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vending machines in japan are so comfy

>> No.20111911

do they ever get vandalized?

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>> No.20113662

anyone got pictures of nice houses?

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>> No.20116275

Now that’s what I’m here to see,deep fat snow.

>> No.20116689

Any more comfy winter train pics?

>> No.20117325

This is absolutely beautiful and is now my phone wallpaper. Thanks Anon!

>> No.20117362

Anyone know where this is?

>> No.20117407

It's a bit more common than some people here make it out to be.
What I think happens is that damage is often repaired quicker, since whoever is hosting the machine gets a cut of the profits and therefore has an incentive to keep it operational.

>> No.20117824

I'm arriving in Aomori tonight. In a month or two, I gotchu senpai

>> No.20118780

You absolute legend. I wish I was gonna be somewhere snowy this winter, but as far as I know, Hiroshima doesn't get snow.

>> No.20118843

Hiroshima can get snow, but it'd likely be only a few times and only last a day or two.

>> No.20118846

Here's hoping. I'm gonna be there just after Christmas until around the 11th of Jan. If Hiroshima doesn't get any, I'll be in Toyko for the last couple days of my trip, so maybe there's gona be some there. Prolly not though.

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>> No.20122000

Where is this? The filename didn't return anything and I can only read two of the kanji.

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>> No.20124124

So that one is near Himeji. A pain in the ass to be sure.

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I really need to get some inspiration to go out and get taking photos again.
Winter's nearly here so I should probably look for some spots to get good photos from.

>> No.20133525

Anyone got pics from Gunma minamikami or kusatsu area?

>> No.20134427

Rest in peace, camera

>> No.20135080

I'll be in kusatsu in a couple of weeks but won't have anything but a smartphone to take pictures with.

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I've got a few.

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They sell onsen eggs all around. The entire place smelled like eggs anyway.

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Some of the hot spring water create a beautiful shade of green, like this little pond.

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They even have indoor footbaths, inside a cafe/bar next to the town square.

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This was in February, so it was a bit cold, going as far as -15 celsius in the evening/night. But when the sun was out, it was very nice. I'm a Scandinavian, so I have no problem with the cold.

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Could probably post more, but I'll stop there. All pictures are from Kusatsu.

>> No.20138528

Looks nice, I guess I'll add it to the list of places to go next time I visit Japan.

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I guess I'll share some pics from my trip this summer.

This one was taken from the top of the stairs of the shopping mall that sits at the foot of the sky tree.

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This is office building for the Japanese Agricultural Cooperative in Saitama. I thought it was interesting, but sorry for the low-quality picture as I took it from inside a moving car(which you can actually see in the reflection of the door).

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Here's an old castle wall near Kawagoe, where a neighborhood has been built all over and around the original site of the castle.

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And here's a signboard explaining the wall's construction and purpose.
What sort of things do you people want to see? I have several thousand pictures that I took all over the country, from Tokyo down to Matsuyama City in Ehime prefecture.

>> No.20139121

Wow,thanks so much. If I’m ever rich, I’d want a huge retreat in the Japanese countryside. With a huge private rotenburo and an indoor kendo dojo.

>> No.20139325

Anyone near takebashi? Could you do a street level snap of the 9 hours hotel?

>> No.20139915

>What sort of things do you people want to see?

>> No.20139931

I want onsens,snow, beautiful nights and glittering lights,in short I want it all.

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I don't have any snow for you (I went for most of July and early August) but I can hit you with some Onsen action and some nice night/early morning photos.

This photo was taken at a resort onsen in Tokushima City.

>> No.20139953

lolis pls

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This is inside a train station in Osaka, though I can't remember what station it was. The trains made me feel like I'd slipped back to the 70s, both inside and out.

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Here's the inside of one of the trains

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My biggest regret from my time there is that I didn't spend a few more nights in a ryokan. They're not cheap, but staying in one there was truly heavenly -- the open-air bath with a view of the ocean and the surrounding town, the comfortable yukata, the amazing service and 懐石料理 (traditional Japanese multi-course meal, served to you in your room) -- I've never experienced a more relaxing time in my life. Here was my room.

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When we arrived, they had prepared our room and served us 麦茶(mugicha, or barley tea -- a bit of an unusual taste to an American, but it's apparently hugely popular in Japan during the summer. I had never heard of it before going but once I was there it seemed to be everywhere.) and 羊羹(youkan, a traditional jelly desert made from red beans. Imagine the taste of the red bean paste filling of daifuku mochi, but slightly sweeter).

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Ever wonder whether you're staying in an authentic, traditional ryokan? Look through the facilities information book they provide and see if they have a menu for Geisha services. (This was the only part of the book that was not provided in English, I assume they don't want sensitive foreigners getting offended.)

Gotta go, I'll post more later. If any anons come up with something specific they want to see, let me know.

>> No.20140169

Is that brutalism?

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Depends where you go desu. Hotel Towadasou at Lake Towada had really good food, and the half-board rate for my weekend stay was around 7.5k yen/night. They will be more expensive in more touristy/less remote areas though, yeah. I had the pleasure of staying in one on Miyajima, called Iwasou, in one of the separate buildings that has only 2 guest rooms to it, pic related. The wooden walkway outside the room sat right over the stream that empties out under the shrine, and the walkway wraps around on the right side of the room with open air breakfast seating on it. The island is really nice in the evening once most of the other tourists have taken the ferry back.

Assuming this is entertainment or massage, not prostitution services? That's neat though, I never noticed it when I was over there.

>> No.20140261

>What sort of things do you people want to see?
Scenery, countryside, cities, buildings, monuments, trains, temples, shrines, snow, vending machines, alleyways, interesting shops, lakes, rivers, streams - pretty much anything.

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I don't know anything about architecture, but after a quick lookup of what brutalism is, I think you may be right.

>I had the pleasure of staying in one on Miyajima, called Iwasou, in one of the separate buildings that has only 2 guest rooms to it
Wow, how far in advance did you book that? Looks excellent, btw. When I eventually make it back to Japan in a few years I want to visit. Here's a photo of breakfast at the one I stayed at.

>Assuming this is entertainment or massage, not prostitution services?
The massages are down below. The two most expensive services at the top, 芸妓 and コンパニオン ("geigi," an antiquated word for geisha, and "companion") are both still vague, but if I had to guess I'd say that 芸妓 suggests entertainment and "companion" sounds like prostitution. Also, for both of the two top items, there's an additional 480円 約束料 -- or "promise fee" -- whatever that means. I didn't inquire because I assumed the lack of an English menu meant that they didn't want foreigners ordering them.
Also, I only just noticed the 400円 卓球 option -- you can play ping pong with a geisha for an hour for $4! I wish I had done it now, lol

>> No.20140307

>Also, I only just noticed the 400円 卓球 option -- you can play ping pong with a geisha for an hour for $4! I wish I had done it now, lol
Wait, now that I think about it, that's probably $4 in addition to the $170 you're already paying to spend 2 hours with them.

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>interesting shops
How's this for interesting? The MANDARAKE 変や (Strange Store) inside Nakano Broadway in Tokyo. It was definitely the most unusual looking store I saw in Japan.

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And the inside. They sold extremely vintage toys and otaku-related memorabilia, from as early as the 50s and 60s. The display cases were suspended in the air by poles from the ceiling.

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My mental clock was totally screwed up from the 12-hour flight when I got there, so the first morning I was there I woke up super early and took this photo outside. This was in Nerima ward, which was honestly one of my favorite places in Tokyo. Extremely comfy.
And now I should stop procrastinating and actually go do my CSC homework. I'll be back later.

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>Wow, how far in advance did you book that?
IIRC I booked it about 6 months in advance, and stayed in late April. This was from my 2017 trip. I think it was the week before Golden Week. Food was excellent. I hate to say it though, but I can't really remember much about the bath, which was in the main building and required a short outside walk.

I came back over this summer for another 3 weeks, and went Kanazawa -> Matsumoto -> Tokyo -> Lake Towada -> Aomori (stayed in Odate) -> Noshiro -> Sendai. I appreciated the baths a lot more this trip, and Tokyo, Odate, and Sendai were the only places where I had a private bathroom. The onsen hotel I stayed in at Wakura Onsen, near Kanazawa, was especially impressive. I splurged hard on that one, had a 3 room suite with dinner and breakfast, and an outdoor bath on the room balcony overlooking Noto bay. The public bath at that place was easily the biggest I've ever been in, around 1300-1400 sqft for the men's indoor bath alone. Pic related is the view from the dining room during dinner, also looking out over the bay towards Notojima.

Nakano Broadway has some great stores. A bunch of the Mandarake shops there have interesting facades that stand out from the normal stuff. They also have a model railway shop with a bunch of railway memorabilia and some of the older, much larger metal model trains.

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Similar photo here. Day after I arrived, taken in Kanazawa looking towards the castle park. I was not mentally prepared for how hot it was this summer.

>> No.20141629

Anyone planning to go to aokigahara?

>> No.20142055

Not anymore

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I did accidentally. I just wanted to go caving, but I realized from a signboard eventually where I was.

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Another picture

It's nothing like mouth-breathing, retard youtubers make it out to be. It's just a forest.

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Here's the entrance of the cave I visited

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And here's the signboard that let me know that I was in Aokigahara (first thing written on it, 青木ヶ原)

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On a lighter topic, here's a good boy I saw in Arakawa Ward in Tokyo

>> No.20142305

Thank you for sharing with us anon.

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>> No.20144424

Really good boy

>> No.20144557

>I was not mentally prepared for how hot it was this summer.
Nor was I. I heard they declared the heat wave this summer to be a natural disaster, it was absurdly hot constantly. Kyoto felt like the inside of a hot car, all day, every day. Even at night.

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Yeah, I had a 3 week trip planned and by day 4 in Kanazawa I was seriously considering going home early. Even when leaving my ryokan at 7-8 AM, it was so hot that I was sweating profusely by the time I reached Kanazawa station 20 minutes later. Matsumoto was even worse, with constant light rain but the clouds doing absolutely nothing to keep the heat down. Kurobe Gorge, Oirase stream, and Anmon falls were about the only places I visited that the temperature felt comfortable without heavy rain and clouds blocking the sun for >36 hours.

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where is this`?

>> No.20145335

The trail between the first and second waterfall of Anmon Falls.

>> No.20145431

I looked it up and the inside of that cave looks pretty sick, was it worth the trip out there?

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It was good, but a little on the small side, but if you're a beginner to spelunking you'll probably have a great time. Thing is, I've done some pretty intensive, intermediate-advanced caving around the States (no installed lights, bring a few experienced buddies and spend 8 hours underground for a few days sort of thing), so to me it made me want to do that sort of thing more than anything. Anyway, it was a fun cave that didn't take too long and wasn't physically difficult (some low parts where you have to crouch or crawl, maybe 2.5 or 3 feet high?) so it's perfect for beginners. Your entry ticket (800¥ I think?) includes a helmet and headlamp. There are five or so cool caves around the area(including an ice cave that remains frozen year-round), and it's worth getting out there to see the lakes and Mt. Fuji anyway.

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Fresh from Aomori, two days ago. My new home for the next forever.

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Here's a Family Mart out in the inaka.

>> No.20147407

What are you doing there?

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Contractor for the military doing base operations and community relationship type stuff at one of the smaller sites America has up here.

Here's a picture from close to Misawa Air Base (not my site). There are over 100+ bars/snacks within 2 minutes walking from this house.

>> No.20147790

That pyramid building is interesting. Looks like a miniature of the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea.

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This is from a few years ago at Lake Kawaguchi.

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Was in Takehara yesterday for the festival.

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just a few more..

>> No.20147917

These old style narrow streets with traditional homes, stone street surface, and covered gutters are so damn comfy.

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>> No.20147924

Cool sounding job. Good luck with that.

I've been thinking of visiting Aomori for a while, I've never explored the North.

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It really was comfy.

>> No.20147944

Wonderful. I visited a few months ago (because of Tamayura) and it was lovely. It was kind of rainy when I visited, but it just added to the quiet atmosphere.

>> No.20148038

That's precisely why I visited in the first place. Wanted to do a sacred pilgrimage of the places featured in Tamayura.

It really is such a beautiful town.

>> No.20148178

Aomori is very nice, Northern Japan gets great cherry blossoms and leaf changes

>> No.20151192

This is such a well taken picture! The white lights off the building going through the white blossoms and the glow of the machine, also the wetness of the pavement.

>> No.20152805

A shogun's palace, now inhabited by the poorest of the poor.

>> No.20155569

You would think more buildings would be shaped like a triangle with the heavy snowfall

>> No.20155595

It's not very efficient, since you're only using the full potential of the plot at ground floor

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Just a few pictures I tookin Onomichi today.

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That's it for now

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Went mountain hiking the other day.
I ended up being quite the idiot who really shouldn't have taken that "path".
The taifun wrecked a lot of trees, and I was kind of stuck at a point, since I could neither go really back , nor was there the hiking trail left going forward.

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I had to make my own way, and luckily succeeded in going back to civilization.
This shit was way too risky though. Nobody knew I was going there, I was alone, and any kind of accident, even just a slip could have had serious consequences.
The hardest parts I sadly did not photograph, since I was full of adrenaline trying my best to survive, and just forgot about it.
It wasn't easy, and I'm glad that I'm quite good at climbing.

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Here is a pack of hikers who have at least gear, compared to me who just thought about going for a quick detour.
They also probably knew which way not to go.

>> No.20158927

Cute doggo.

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Some pics of the changing of the leaves I took on the way to do some business in Misawa, Aomori

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You're the anon who lives in Aomori right? I moved to Akita two months ago, going to live here for the next year. How have you adjusted so far?

Picture is just a random shrine in the countryside.

>> No.20160713

What are you doing there anon?

>> No.20160829

A year's study abroad in Japan, though Japanese isn't even my major. I just had the opportunity and I figured why not.

>> No.20160980


Akira is pretty freaking Inaka isn’t it?

I know a Professor at a University there who is studying Japanese bear hunters. Pretty interesting topic really.

>> No.20161038

Oh yes, the nearest konbini is 4km away, and so is the train station. I'm more or less in the middle of a forest, which is probably why there's bear warnings and sirens everywhere.

>> No.20161475

Where did you go?

>> No.20163012

Ah, right forgot to tell. It's the north of kyoto.
The mountain was kibuneyama and I went to the kifune shrine. Afterwards I was too late to go up to the kurama-dera temple.

>> No.20164180

Anyone hav3 pictures of some western churches, I heard they were pretty rare in japan?

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There are a bunch of Jehovah's Witness halls around, I don't keep my eye out for churches that much though.

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I do. Pic related is in Kyoto, near the Demachiyanagi station.

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I don't actually know exactly where this was, I just took it from a station platform while transferring super-expresses when I was going across Shikoku. It was somewhere near Matsuyama, but that's all I know with certainty.

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Took this in Kawagoe.

>> No.20164763

Don't have photos but there's a big Orthodox church closeish to Akihabara

>> No.20164783

Just looked it up and it looks awesome. Would love to see some "glamor shots" of it.

>> No.20165157

I saw a Jehovas Witnesses hall similar to >>20164403 in downtown Sendai. Hilariously enough I also got befriended by a group of Japanese witnesses on my Kurobe Gorge day trip. Nice people, pleasant to talk to, only passed me their card and never mentioned religion for the rest of the day.

Nagasaki has quite a few churches, in part due to its role as the primary trade port with the outside world before industrialization. There's a pretty famous one called Oura that was built back in the 1800s. There's also a very beautiful cathedral called Magome that sits very close to the water on the bay-side of Iojima, just outside of Nagasaki.

>> No.20165522

I really want to see Hirado Xavier Catholic Church, any japan anons heading that way?

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Posted in previous thread, here are the two chapels on my uni campus.

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This is the second, though the chapel only takes up the top floor.

>> No.20165636

Who the hell cares about japanese churches?
That is the dumbest shit.
Go to fucking prague if you care about churches.

>> No.20165644

I'm traveling to Japan in December, what's the best way to be as disrespectfully gaijin-esque as possible without breaking laws

>> No.20165655

Nobody fucking cares.
There are thousands of dumb tourists there all the time.
Also, this isn't fucking /trv/, it's /jp/.

>> No.20165710 [DELETED] 

Shut up.

>> No.20166086

>what's the best way to be as disrespectfully gaijin-esque as possible
Just be yourself :^)

>> No.20166317

Yeah that's me. I'd like to drive down to Akita some time and check out the city. Lots of hot girls in Akita. If you want to hang out sometime that'd be dope, Shariki is a huge old yawn

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not my photo

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>> No.20167383

I'm in, how do we contact each other?

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These parking spaces are really strange

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A house(?) built into a very steep embankment.

>> No.20170414

They seem necessary in some of the more crowded areas

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>> No.20171197

Those are elevator spaces, allowing for two cars to park in one spot

>> No.20171816

I asked this before in one of these threads but I don't think I ever got an answer, what do you do if you are in the top spot and need to leave but someone is parked beneath you?

>> No.20171833

I think that generally you own both spots.
So you just take your wife's car.

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Hey /jp/ I'll be taking a flight from Okinawa to Tokyo in Dec to see Utada in concert, Is there any places you'd like for me to visit and snap a couple shots? I'll be in the immediate Chiba area.
Any suggestions welcome!

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>> No.20173101

Pretty sure this is the hill leading up to the high school that KyoAni used when making Haruhi

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>> No.20174355

>looks basically like hawaii but with more japanese people

I guess I wouldn't mind living in okinawa

>> No.20174825

I was just thinking the same thing. It looks insanely tropical. Most wouldn't think those are pictures of Japan at first glance.

>> No.20174848

okinawa is japan the same way hawaii is the US i.e. nothing like the actual main part of the country. at least that's what I gather from what i've seen and heard about it

>> No.20174854

That's also what I've heard. I would love to go one day. I've been to Hawaii enough to know I like it there, so I assume Okinawa would be the same way.

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Those train characters you guys like have a whole display in the Tokyu Hands in Kyoto.

>> No.20176923

Does anyone know the exact location of this? Would love to explore the surrounding area in google earth.
I don't see any recognizable buildings.

>> No.20177248

I wanted to share it with you, but 4chan doesn't allow me to post the fucking link,.
Anyway, it's next to Hyogo Kenritsu Nishinomiyakita High School

>> No.20177875

Just post the GPS coordinates.

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>Mercs, porches, Peugeots in the same street
I wonder if it's an affluent area

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Can't even post the goddamn GPS coordinates without writing a fucking novel to go with them.
The spam filter was clearly written by a retard who thinks people shouldn't be able to use large numbers in their posts.

It's at 34.7616044, 135.3137855.

Most shots from the Haruhi opening can be found on the way from the nearby Koyoen station, but they're pretty hard to find without reference.

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It goes without saying 12 years after the anime, but some of the locations have been extensively renovated and don't look much like what they did in 2006. The park where the SOS Brigade meets for Haruhi's mystery patrols, for instance, has had the raised platform and concrete pillars and metal bars removed. The clock and the station entrance are the only recognizable landmarks from the anime that remain.

The town did install a commemorative Haruhi sign board in that same park, though.

>> No.20178182

There are several other pages for the rest of the anime here:

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Also http://tanasinn.info/wiki/Stalking_Haruhi_Suzumiya

That page is 11 years old now. Somehow the coordinates given aren't quite correct for Google Earth.

The listed latitudes needs to be changed by about +0.00325 and longitudes by about -0.00275 to land in the correct (approximate) areas.

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>> No.20186673

>Ek9 type R


Was that taken at the Usui pass? I kinda recognize the viaduct.

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There's a Tori gate at the foot of this island. On the road to Misawa from Aomori City

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I'm starting to explore around Okumatsushima so expect more photos. Probably next weekend I'll do the walk they recently opened.

>> No.20190014

Find an OL and post pics of you doing her at some suburban shrine

>> No.20191409

Good job! What a nice photos!

>> No.20191831

There's 0.0% chance of that occurring.

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I got my driving license so I am planning a trip in the winter (from Tokyo).

Does anyone have a recommendation for some comfy winter views.

>> No.20195772

Come up to Tsugaru and hang out with me. We've got snowboarding and skiing and the number 1 snowfall record I'm the world.

>> No.20197966

This place always makes me depressed that I don't live in Japan

>> No.20197988

You can change that.

>> No.20198103

That's not the /jp/ fighting spirit

>> No.20198289

Is there any way to move there outside of ALT positions? And even then, is there any way to stay there for longer than the 3 year JET limit? Because I'm going to apply for JET once I graduate university and I already know I want to stay there for as long as I can.

>> No.20198379

Absolutely, you can live and work there in any field. You just have to make a Japanese company want you bad enough, and they can vouch for you and sponsor you to get you a visa.

>> No.20198408

Is that very hard? I'm getting a degree in Management Info Systems right now and I hope there'll be a big enough demand when I'm done. I'm originally from Australia so was hoping to get work with an Aussie company that can sponsor a visa after I've gone to Japan with JET for as long as I can.

>> No.20198491

>Is that very hard?
That's the question, isn't it? I'm working on my degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and I'll almost certainly be getting my JLPT N1 certificate this December, plus I've made connections with a guy that works for an engineering firm who may become the Asia/Pacific region director for his company, so that's probably my way in to start with.
I'd be careful if I were you about the JET program. It's a fine thing, but for your future's sake you'd probably be putting yourself in a much better position if you immediately got into a job that uses your degree so you can get some experience under your belt. You might find yourself unemployable if when the interviewer for the Management Info Systems position asks "Why haven't you written anything down for previous related job experience?" your only answer is "I became an Elementary school English teacher." If you have no other way into the country, JET could be fine, but if you're getting a degree in something worthwhile (which it sounds like you are) there are much more profitable and long-lasting ways to live in Japan that don't involve playing the funny white clown for second-graders while your Japanese colleague does all the worthwhile, teaching.
I highly recommend the blog of Ken Seeroi if you're interested in moving to Japan. He has very insightful things to say about the realities of teaching English in Japan (and the hard realities faced by people that don't really want to teach English and instead just use that as their ticket into Japan).
This guy is really, really cynical by the way, so don't take everything he says 100% seriously, otherwise you might get a bit depressed (I know I did when I first read his website), but it's good to have realistic expectations about huge decisions like moving to another country, even if it's a country as great as Japan.

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I don't have a degree (at least not right now) but my job pays pretty well. Honestly I plan on just waiting until I retire then figuring out some way to move

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A bit too far, although I've always wanted to visit Aomori. Maybe some day.
What are you doing in Tsugaru?

>> No.20200239

That's really useful information, thanks man.

>> No.20200502

>And even then, is there any way to stay there for longer than the 3 year JET limit?
If you go with a private company you can stay as long as they offer you contracts. Also it is easier to switch jobs than with JET (I'm fairly sure you have to leave the country and come back if you switch from a JET position)

>> No.20201672

I'm a contractor

>> No.20201679

>wanting to be a JET
>Wanting to make peanuts for salary
>Wanting to be placed in the inaka
Yikes yikes yikes
Go military, contractor, or private foriegn company. Do not work for Japanese companies. Do not pass go.

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This 100%

Be patient, get your degree, get hired by an American company that you can work for in Japan, make real money and have a real job.
American companies will give tremendous benefits and your vacation days can accumulate over a month. Whereas in Japan you get 2 weeks MAX.
>inb4 you don't know shit
I work for an American Airline company in Chiba and practice photography as a side hobby because I legit have time off, my Japanese friends work 10 hour shifts every day and work most Saturdays

>> No.20202872

Will it ever be possible to genetically splice Japanese DNA into your body? I hate being a disgusting Westerner.

>> No.20203158

Or start your own business and open a shop there but that's significantly harder

>> No.20205710

First of all that pic is really fucking comfy.
And if that's Hitachino beer company, that beer is really fucking good.

>> No.20205767

Fuji San, I think.

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Thanks man, here's another I took from the other side. I'll have to try it out!

>> No.20206220

go to that fucking bar and try the white nest ale. REALLY FUCKING GOOD. Wish i could try it on tap.

>> No.20206594

Got a four day weekend (again thanks to the American company I'm working for) and I 100% will

>> No.20207366

Literally hang yourself

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Start by letting all your blood out first

>> No.20207390

Should I feel good that I'm not a Westerner?

>> No.20208233

Is this a drone shot?

>> No.20208448

I meant the town, if possible.

>> No.20208818

No, it's just Ginza.

>> No.20208988

Where did you take it?

I really like it though.

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Is there something like this but for other anime?

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Girls Und Panzer is a pretty well known for this.

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>> No.20213907

I've never even seen a mountain, and here people have them around their town every day.

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>> No.20214371

>I've never even seen a mountain
you live in flyover country?

>> No.20214394

Denmark, and whenever my family has travelled it's always been to another mountainless country.
I'm saving to go to Japan next summer, 50% because of the beautiful mountains.

>> No.20214556

Japan stole all the mountains, they're like 75% mountains

>> No.20214937

I went to a whole bunch of those places on my first trip to Kyoto, including stopping at cafe de えむ.
Arashiyama is quite a nice area.

>> No.20216679

This one is really relaxing.

>> No.20217452

I'm planning to visit Toyosato next year, it will be during the cherry blossom season though so I should probably avoid Kyoto even more than usual

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It sounds like Kyoto has gotten worse since the time I was there, but my advice if you were to go there would be to buy a couple of guide books, like Lonely Planet, and avoid every place listed in them, or go to those places on normal public transport right when they open so you avoid the tourist buses and get through before the crowds build up.
I successfully did Kinkakuji early in the morning, and it was rainy on the day I went to Fushimi Inari so there were rather few people there. Arashiyama seems to be more Japanese tourists, and the area 25 - 37 on that map is pretty much deserted because it's not a tourist location at all.

>> No.20219361

This is pretty cool.

>> No.20222630

There was a picture of the town where I live.
Even though it is very rural, I am glad to have you come.

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People like to denounce Kyoto as being too touristy, and that may be true, but I'd still say it's worth going there at least once and just putting in the effort to hit the most famous places early in the morning then just spend the rest of the days in less crowded areas.

>> No.20224440

My first trip to Japan took me to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka(and Nara), over a period of 10 days.
My personal highlights of these locations were the small treks up Mt Kurama and Wakakusa of Kyoto and Nara, respectively.

My question is, which set of other mainland areas could I visit over a similar period of time, with a similar go-between distance/travel time... Which also tolerate gaijin tourist's inability to speak the language.

>> No.20224497

I went to the Inari shrine of Kyoto early November of last year. There were certainly a lot of ugg-boot euro-thots getting off at the train station there. Only saw domestic tourists/students doing the walk towards the peak, however. I'm sure there would be more foreigners there at other times of the year, though.

>> No.20224521

How has moss grown so thick on the path itself?

>> No.20224560


Yea Kyoto can be rough a certain times of the year, but the crowds are all easily avoidable if you go early enough.

Trying to hit up Kiyomizu dear in asakura season at noon? lol good luck.

I hope none of yawl are headed here for the fall leaves this year. With the hot weather and recent typhoons they are pretty underwhelming.

>> No.20225514

Visited Tokyo for 9 days in October https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD7uMBDDplQ

>> No.20226006

NHK world did a Document 72 Hours on a vending machine, I think it's on youtube. It's really good.

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Walked around Miyato Island today.

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Something tells me this tsunami shelter needs work.

>> No.20231503

There are tsunami shelters?
Isn't a tsunami shelter just a mountain

>> No.20232178

That's exactly what this is.
It appears it's supposed to be a track up a hill, but there are fallen trees and shit blocking the path.

>> No.20233397

Looks like Hankyu Umeda Station

Mountains are like snow in that if you've never dealt with them before you mainly think of how scenic and beautiful they are. Then, when you have to drive or walk up and down them, or shovel it, or fishtail on slush or black ice, they loose a lot of their appeal.

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You gotta love Osaka. Highest crime rate in Japan, cops that don't give a shit, and delicious food.

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I spent 2 hours in a koban in Dotonburi, Osaka at 4 in the morning cause some Japanese dude was accusing us of trying to steal his wallet, when in reality it was him that was doing it. The only reason that happened was because I said, "Let's go to the police station together!" And he followed, fucking idiot
Back home now, heres a station near me

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Here's some more from the tallest building in Japan (Osaka). We don't count skytree or Tokyo tower cause they aren't true buildings.

>> No.20233842


t. mad towerless osakasider

>> No.20234003

Why do the cops not give a shit? And why the high crime rate? Yakuza? Poverty?

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You mean abeno harukas?

I've been to Osaka a couple of times and there's a lot of weird stuff near there! There's a temple where the buddha statues are made from the ashes of dead people. Apparently the remains of more than 1 million people in total were used to make them... And then there are weird looking buildings like bikkuri donkey, and the hotel that looks like a castle in the background, and lots of others

>> No.20234216

What's with that plot on the bottom right of the picture?

>> No.20234423

Looks like a cemetery.

>> No.20234784

And still immensely safer than any western country.

>> No.20235113

Looks like you're right.

>> No.20235559

>Highest crime rate in Japan
Isn't Osaka the third safest city in the world or something?

>> No.20235576

Japan is one of the safest country on earth. (It helps to have no nigger or sand people)
When I was there I had my camera on my shoulder and my bag open and never got anything stolen.
If you do get in trouble is because you asked for it.

But in comparison, Osaka is "less safe" than other Japanese cities.

>> No.20236919

>(It helps to have no nigger or sand people)
Or white people apparently

>> No.20237944

Tfw wanted to stay at the Marriott in this hotel, but couldn't get the points

>> No.20239967

I'm a raging Aomori alcoholic, we don't need no stinkin tower! We have GIANT TRAIANGLES and dead almost completely abandoned small towns!

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