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  • RyanDS 11 Oct 2017 15:36:15 12,768 posts
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    The best meal I had in Japan was in Osaka as well. In a bloody department store stopped for Sushi and it absolutely blew me away.

    Well apart from a tiny Izakaya in Kyoto which I could never find again that made me fall in love with chicken hearts of all things.
  • DaM 11 Oct 2017 15:43:30 17,330 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    The best meal I had in Japan was in Osaka as well. In a bloody department store stopped for Sushi and it absolutely blew me away.

    Well apart from a tiny Izakaya in Kyoto which I could never find again that made me fall in love with chicken hearts of all things.
    Was it the one with the Pokemon Centre? I found the restaurant in that after we had had lunch, it looked very good.
  • dadrester 11 Oct 2017 19:20:47 2,547 posts
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    We're off to Japan on November. Can't bloody wait.

    I got a restaurant tip for Kyoto from the guy who used to be General Manager for Nintendo in the UK, which I'm looking forward to checking out. Apparently very low key and off the beaten track a bit but everyone who's everyone goes there. Not expensive but amazing.

    However, when I was in Kyoto for the first time 13 years ago we went for a meal that is one of the best I've ever eaten, so I kind of want to go there too... let me see if I can find the one I went to...
  • dadrester 11 Oct 2017 19:31:57 2,547 posts
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    Oh god, Google maps/streetview has never made me hungry before. I can't find it right now because I have to eat.
  • elstoof 24 May 2019 01:02:28 23,418 posts
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    Tokyo is fucking amazing
  • Your-Mother 24 May 2019 01:03:35 2,810 posts
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    Gon get yourself a waifu
  • elstoof 24 May 2019 02:21:33 23,418 posts
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    Just filling out the paperwork now
  • Nanocrystal 24 May 2019 05:27:49 1,865 posts
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    Absolutely love Japan, particularly the food, and earlier this year I went and developed a soy allergy. FML.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 May 2019 08:10:38 26,860 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    Absolutely love Japan, particularly the food, and earlier this year I went and developed a soy allergy. FML.
    That's fucking horrible, sorry for your loss.
  • Armoured_Bear 24 May 2019 08:12:19 26,860 posts
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    I'm going to Kyushu for 4 weeks at the end of October and excited doesn't cover it, trying to sort out the itinerary and there are so many cracking places. Spending 2 days in Hong Kong on the way back to fill my life with dim sum, cocktails and amazing skylines.
  • JoelStinty 15 Jul 2019 20:44:23 7,925 posts
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    Just a question, what are people's experiences of booking hostels in Japan? When i travelled Nepal and parts of SEA last year i booked places a couple to a few days before each place i went too and had no problem booking accommodation this way. Is this feasible in Japan or would i need to be more proactive and book ahead ? Planning to go March/Apr next year, i don't think i be there for Golden Week, although i expect it to be fairly busy being Cherry Blossom season and i suspect that japan isn't geared towards travellers the way that other countries in Asia are.

    Edited by JoelStinty at 20:45:17 15-07-2019
  • FWB 15 Jul 2019 20:45:54 55,969 posts
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    Avoid Japanese holiday times. Prices go through the roof and everything gets booked up.
  • IMO 15 Jul 2019 20:56:39 6,981 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Avoid Japanese holiday times. Prices go through the roof and everything gets booked up.
    Getting around is also hell on Earth because that is when EVERYONE is off somewhere.
  • FWB 15 Jul 2019 20:57:21 55,969 posts
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    Aye. They make the most of it given they don't take any holidays outside of the public ones.
  • JoelStinty 15 Jul 2019 21:00:23 7,925 posts
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    From what i read that seems to be an issue around Golden Week, but i'm kind of thinking of going 1st of March to the last week of April. I know CB season will be be busy, but i guess Autumn is as well with the autumn leaves viewing being as popular too. Autumn this year as the Rugby world cup as well which means its a no-go, and i got weddings in May next year to go to so i can't go post Golden week.
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