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Japan and China Trip

Posted: Sep 9th, '09, 02:12
by Lucille
Just returned from Japan and China a few weeks ago. Here are some of the Japan pics.
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Posted: Sep 9th, '09, 03:06
by misuzana
Oh man i want to go so bad ... thankz for sharing your pics and memories with us ... you all took some great pics :wub: :cheers: :cheers:

Posted: Sep 10th, '09, 01:03
by Phearsome
Oh man The giant Gundam in odaiba was awesome, but we missed the light show when it moves and make noises by like 10 mins. Now they are disassembling it WTF!

Oh and I also want to know any foreigner living in japan. How would you go about to live in japan (like can you get a citizenship there) or is teaching english the only way?

While I was there I had no clue on how to speaking the language but we ended pretty good. Most of the locals didn't know english but they will try and help you. The only people that spoke good english were the employees of JR. A lot of them knew english and a few of them spoke PERFECT english.

Order food it was just pictionary for the whole 3 weeks. Just point at a picture and order. We went into 1 restuarant that had no pictures so we just ordered random things LOL.
Food was good, some of it was expensive, but we went to a gyudon place a lot called sukiya where you can order gyudon for like 380 yen which is like 4 dollars which filled me up (its basically rice + meat)

Posted: Sep 10th, '09, 02:14
by merou1
Phearsome wrote:Oh man The giant Gundam in odaiba was awesome, but we missed the light show when it moves and make noises by like 10 mins. Now they are disassembling it WTF!

Oh and I also want to know any foreigner living in japan. How would you go about to live in japan (like can you get a citizenship there) or is teaching english the only way?

While I was there I had no clue on how to speaking the language but we ended pretty good. Most of the locals didn't know english but they will try and help you. The only people that spoke good english were the employees of JR. A lot of them knew english and a few of them spoke PERFECT english.

Order food it was just pictionary for the whole 3 weeks. Just point at a picture and order. We went into 1 restuarant that had no pictures so we just ordered random things LOL.
Food was good, some of it was expensive, but we went to a gyudon place a lot called sukiya where you can order gyudon for like 380 yen which is like 4 dollars which filled me up (its basically rice + meat)

glad you had a great time, sounds like you had alot of fun,and I dont care what all my friends say, the gyudon places are awesome, lol, they just hate them. As far as living there, oh man, ive heard this question soooo many times, really, i have my approach to doing this, i know you could get a job working as a english teacher, but there is such a high influx of people doing that nowadays, nothing bad with it, you either hate it or you dont,working as an English teacher, a buddy of mine recommended working for private companies, for the most part japan wont let you in without a degree and proof that you have a job there, so get that college degree cranking, :salut: i would recommend looking at companies here that are global :cheers: usually they might have a branch in japan in which you might be able to work yourself into, or easily apply to, I know I was once offered a job at a Japanese Bank through officeteam, so that could be another way, but I would recommend those whom really want to go there to visit first as a tourist or even school, while I enjoy Japan, I wouldnt want to live there, well currently not really, but my dream is to own a farm in Japan, hahahahahaha, shhh!!! :cussing: i have dreams too, lol, I currently work at Trend Micro the antivirus software company, and we have a branch in Japan, and currently we have a few Japanese employees whom transferred over to our region. The jobs are there, it all depends on your qualifications, usually if you find a job in Japan, the company will secure your working documents. On my part im not ready do live over there, just about to finish my degree in finance! :D then im headed off to Law school :crazy:

Neliets wrote:omg lol. Now i really want to visit Japan too Ffs, I`ll have to work very, very hard to get that kind of money loollool.


Btw - Is here anyone foreigner in Japan and living there not like tourist but moved there? I just want to know, how is it if you don`t know Japanese and, as far as I`ve seen, they haven`t got the best knowledge in English.
Uhhhh uhhhhh, im assuming you mean how well communication goes there, :D you would be surprised how many Japanese are willing to help you even if its only through gestures, I remember i purchased a sandwich but didnt know what it was, and the owner of the store started to kinda squirm and wiggle, lol, but they were trying to say sakana, or fish, its usually the best way to learn a language too if you go to a country and immerse yourself because you have to use what you learn there, I went to a intensive foreign language school (really really difficult class), the class is taught in japanese only, no english or anything, all instructions and books are in Japanese, but dont let that frighten you, as long as you are willing to put effort you did well, of course i looked like an idiot, lol, but in reality I never studied so hard, i learned sooo much of the language by just practicing it out in real life, along with a class to back me up. The school I attended was one of the cheapest and was located in Tokyo, its called KCP international, look it up, just dont tell them i sent you, :D its one of the cheapest programs, and its reallyfun, you will have foreign classmates from korea and china sitting next to you, its really funny when you can communicate with foreigners using all the same language, in our case Japanese


If you decide to travel to Japan not through school or exchange program( i really recommend this method, you dont have to be made out of money to go, it all depends on the effort you put), i recommend to travel with a buddy, you will both share a great experience, and will have someone for help. It also helps against homesickness, i knew a few people who had grown really homesick and just stayed at there place, a few girls cried, andfelt so alone, etc. The best way to remedy homesickness is through communicaiton with friend, and not isolation, i cant stress that enough. I know some of you are rebels :D but im just saying from what ive seen, lol, also if you are in need of immediate emergency medical attention, dont hesitate to call 119! they know english, and are free of charge unlike here in the states where it is mad expensive to call an ambulance :O

Here are a few random pics. Most taken out in the countryside in Niigata, except for the one in Shinjuku with the band playing.


Thank you all for your comments! :-)

Posted: Sep 12th, '09, 15:24
by misuzana
merou1 wrote:
Phearsome wrote: ]



Here are a few random pics. Most taken out in the countryside in Niigata, except for the one in Shinjuku with the band playing.


Thank you all for your comments! :-)
Thse are some nice pictures .. ilike the last looks really peaceful ... are those people singing in the streets kool :P

Posted: Feb 21st, '10, 08:02
by merou1
woooo, im on late at night on a saturday, doing nothing but jammingout to my tunes and about ready to hit the sack, oyasumi minna!

but before that, I have little short thing, i know i talk tons and whats on my mind, but I swear when you travel, you feel like your going to learn alot about the country your in but in reality your going to learn alot about whom you really are, without the usual distractions of friends, family, or tv, or internet, you get to trully know yourself and everytime ive traveled abroad, ive done some crazy stuff, ive written a few short stories and poems im really proud of, and written some songs(lyrics and guitar notes), things i never thought i was capable of. yeah and i deleted my picture that i posted on here earlier, lol, thought it was kinda weird that i did that :P (plus i shave now, and keep my hair semi professional looking for work) BUT here are some pictures all, enjoy! feel free to add my on aim if i can remember my name, uhhhhhhh i want to say uhhhhhhhhhhhh i cant remember i will add next time, enjoy the pics meantime, oh man, i almost got kanchod! if you dont know that that is its a very surprising game, where you get thumbed up the uhhhhhhhhhhhh rear :crazy: oh also one tip for all newcomers to japan, please dont smoke out in public! dame!

thanks for the comments all! you too misuzana :D

decided to add my pic( i know im ugly, :cry: recent trouble with a special friend of mine made me doubt my appearance :cussing: )

Posted: Feb 21st, '10, 10:34
by JaJe
Wow Thanks for sharing your photos with us ^o^

I´m going to Japan this June ^o^ I´m so exited about it!!! I´m staying there for 5 weeks, but I don´t know yet where exactly I am going to - I will be informed as soon as it has been decided. I was selected by the local Japanese embassy to represent my country as an exchange student. Only two persons from my country were selected so I was really surprised when I was told that I am one of those two!

Posted: Feb 21st, '10, 11:02
by Ethlenn
@merou1: Picture nr 154: there are pottery vases from Joumon period (~10000-~300 BC), they are made from clay and ornated with knots formed later in those "horns". Everything was made by hand, because Japan up to the next period didn't know the potter's wheel. Judging from the ornaments it's Middle Joumon.
Joumon itself means "cord pattern", because of 2 things: vases were ornated with cords wrapped around the sticks, or: the vases were formed using one long "cord" of clay, layered from bottom to top.

Posted: Feb 21st, '10, 13:05
by Orbity
My visit to Osaka, Kyoto, Kitakyushu, then Oita prefecture. Great time. Going back to Kyushu soon. :D

Posted: Feb 22nd, '10, 09:35
by Orbity
Some more :D

Posted: Feb 22nd, '10, 12:01
by Orbity
But wait... there is more! :D

Posted: Feb 25th, '10, 02:09
by aimlesswanderer
Great pics. I went to many of the same places and recognise them. Have an urge to go back now.

Posted: Mar 8th, '10, 21:45
by Franashi
Sugoi! :D

I want soo badly to go there TT___TT Had to work hard first, though xD Thanks for sharing your pictures. I'm jealous (how can't you be?), but in a good way:)

Hope soon I'll get my own pictures ;D The Pokemon Center was great and huge! :O Didn't thought that could be like that >w<

Posted: Mar 28th, '10, 03:56
by misuzana
Thankz for sharing the pictures ... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Posted: Apr 12th, '10, 14:05
by punky_brewster
wow, thanks for sharing the pix....

from Kyoto, Japan (Feb 2010)
~ it's good to collect, but bad from the wallet (in short expensive)
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one of the transportation
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road going to the temple
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from kansai airport going to the city
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one of the temple in kyoto, japan
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ha!

Posted: Apr 16th, '10, 23:52
by esmer86
**Mejoka** wrote:I think that this topic was opend by a person who wants to rubb it in my face that he went to japan and I didn't :glare: boooohooo you went to japan WE GOT IT ALREADY!! :x

HAHA!!! same here!...but i still want to go! :cussing: :w00t:

Posted: Apr 17th, '10, 12:16
by taylor
Hi, I have enjoyed looking at your Japan photos. I'd really like to go there sometime :D

Posted: May 9th, '10, 19:14
by purplepanda
@ Orbity: I went to a few of those places as well. Must be really popular tourist spots. :P

May I ask, what hotel did you stay at? And what was the rate per night?

Posted: May 13th, '10, 17:42
by ersby
I went to Japan in March this year. To Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Spent a fair amount of time walking in the countryside. Near Osaka is this disused railway that goes through several dark dank tunnels. It's pretty unnerving, and also very beautiful.

Posted: May 13th, '10, 18:22
by ersby
Other stuff from Osaka...

Posted: May 13th, '10, 18:25
by ersby
Photos from Kyoto. It's a very pretty city.

Posted: May 13th, '10, 18:30
by ersby
In the mountains near Kyoto. It's only about an hour's walk from the centre.

Posted: May 13th, '10, 18:32
by ersby
Only a few from Tokyo. When I was there the weather turned very cold and it even snowed on one evening. I kind of just did the usual tourist things.

Posted: May 18th, '10, 04:23
by faithhevans
All pictures are look amazing. Picture quality of all images are awesome, ersby. After looking these photos I shall go to Japan trip next year.

WoooW

Posted: May 18th, '10, 05:03
by iYayz
i wonder myself, when I'll have enough money to go there, and watch all of those fascinating view with my own eyes... huhuhu...

Posted: May 21st, '10, 01:04
by misuzana
Yea some really great picture .... :lol :P :D :D :D :D :D i like the ones with the trees :lol :lol thankz for sharing

Posted: May 21st, '10, 07:35
by ersby
Thanks. And about the quality of the photos - the camera was just a Kodak Easyshare, which is one of the cheapest cameras I could find. I was very impressed by it. It gets through batteries quite quickly, though.

Posted: May 22nd, '10, 14:26
by aimlesswanderer
Nice pics! Glad you had a great time.

Posted: May 22nd, '10, 14:33
by Ethlenn
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This place is famous, but I can't remember its name

It's an entrance to Inari Jinja (always as a torii hall)
Fushimi Inari Jinja

Posted: May 23rd, '10, 17:12
by dru
ersby wrote:Security guards are everywhere
Actually, that guy is a construction worker. Security guards don't wear hardhats.

I'd love to post some photos, but I'm too lazy to reduce my pics. Hope you like twitpic.

http://twitpic.com/photos/dru46

Posted: Jun 6th, '10, 03:49
by Orbity
I just got back from a 3 week stay in Kitakyushu.

Here are some of several photos I'll be uploading.

This is taken from a hike in the mountains in Kitakyushu.

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This place is called Dazaifu, and is absolutely beautiful.

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Posted: Jun 20th, '10, 13:20
by lissamae
Orbity - I went to that same shrine in Dazaifu many years ago. I forgot the name, but the picture felt familar so I checked.

Thanks everyone for sharing photos, especially of the less touristy spots. I actually have been living in Japan for two years, but since I work I don't get a chance to see as much as I would like!

Here are a few from me: Nothing epic, just things you don't see in tour books.

Posted: Jun 20th, '10, 14:26
by Orbity
lissamae wrote:Orbity - I went to that same shrine in Dazaifu many years ago. I forgot the name, but the picture felt familar so I checked.

Thanks everyone for sharing photos, especially of the less touristy spots. I actually have been living in Japan for two years, but since I work I don't get a chance to see as much as I would like!

Here are a few from me: Nothing epic, just things you don't see in tour books.
Great photos. I like the Fuji yama photo. Thanks for sharing.
Are you a gaijin there? Would like to live there myself. Tell me more please. :D

Posted: Jun 20th, '10, 14:47
by lissamae
Yes, I am a 'gaijin' in Japan. Doing the usual teaching English gig. If you have a University degree there are tons of opportunies to work at an English school. Not sure what else you want know, but feel free to ask!

Posted: Aug 19th, '10, 02:12
by PorcelainDoll
4everU wrote:OH god...u are so lucky. :O ..i want to visit Japan so bad...it's my dream! Please go and take more pictures..... :D
i agree ! i always wanted to go to Japan...i just love the culture. from the clothes to the music to anime is absolutely wonderful :-)

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 09:33
by gnohz
I have compiled some favourite shots that I took when I lived in Japan for a short while.
Most of them are landscape/nature photos taken on travels around Japan. Hope I get to go to all the prefectures someday! :D

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 71a6f970c4

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 10:16
by aility
@gnohz: your pictures were amazingly beautiful!!!

More pictures

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:31
by Lookout1977
Since there are so many beautiful pictures from Japan here I'm going to post a few favourite shots too. I've never lived in Japan (wish I could, but I'm not fit to be a teacher and I don't have a university degree anyway) but I'm spending my vacations there.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:37
by Lookout1977
The Asahi Brewery in Tokyo Asakusa

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:38
by Lookout1977
In the first post the picture was missing...

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:40
by Lookout1977
and another try, dunno why the pic won't appear...

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:46
by Lookout1977
Another picture from Tokyo, taken from the viewing platform at the gouvermental building in Shinjuku

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:49
by Lookout1977
Bento, anyone?

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:54
by Lookout1977
That's Shiodome, a part of Tokyo. Very nice skyscrapers. Personally I prefer this area to Shinjuku, it's a lot more quiet than Shinjuku and it's close to Odaiba and Haramarikyu Garden

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 12:58
by Lookout1977
Rhere's been a typo for the name of the garden mentioned above, it's name is Hamarikyu Garden. Anyway, here's a picture of this garden with the Shiodome skyscrapers in the background. Although it's that close to a skyscraper district it is really quiet there with a nice atmosphere.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 13:04
by Lookout1977
That's Kegon Falls, a waterfall in Chuzenji, a small town next to Nikko. If you ever come to Nikko and you've already seen the temples and Shrines go to Chuzenji an do some hiking there, and you won't regret it (at least if you like nature).

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 13:09
by Lookout1977
A few more pictures of Chuzenji. It was already November when I went there and it was really cold (this town is 1274m above sealevel).

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 13:18
by Lookout1977
Now for a few pictures taken in Nikko at places not many tourists come too. If you want to know how to get there just contact me, I've a map somewhere.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 13:19
by Lookout1977
More pictures will folow later this evening. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 15:21
by Lookout1977
Here are the exitlist and the exitmap for Tokyo Metro Ginza station. Hope you know where you want to go and thar you don't get lost along the way :crazy:

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 15:33
by Lookout1977
Now for a few more pictures of Tokyo...

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 15:43
by Lookout1977
A few impressions of the most beautyful volcano on planet Earth..., all taken in Hakone.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 16:03
by Lookout1977
Now a few pictures taken in Shiogama. It's a small town near Sendai. If you ever want to see the famous Matsushima Bay (one of the Nippon Sankai) you'll pass through here. My recommendation: get of at Shiogama Station and take the ferry from Shiogama to Matsushimakaigan.

Posted: Sep 24th, '10, 20:19
by Lookout1977
A few more pictures taken in Matsushima. Right now a very special season is drawing near. During the autumn foliage many gardens and temples offer special illuminations after sunset. As you can see in the pictures your entrance fee is well invested for this.

Posted: Sep 26th, '10, 13:20
by aimlesswanderer
nice pics mate!

Posted: Oct 9th, '10, 02:07
by Orbity
Some stunning photos in that lot. Thanks for sharing them. :D

Posted: Sep 30th, '11, 13:49
by paulineeeho
aw looking at these pictures, they're beautiful. i wish i can go. i want to see those japanese tress and flowers. and eat a lot of real sushi . not like the ones in brooklyn which are not made my japanese people.

Posted: Mar 20th, '13, 12:47
by TYMATK
Stumble across this forum today, led me to this thread that really Made My Day. Thank you.

Re: Japan pics, post your travel pics!

Posted: Dec 4th, '15, 04:08
by jacky321
wooooow, All of these images are looking very cool and awesome. I visited this once time but I forget my Camera. I never captured my any images but I decide to go there again and must take it during my journey. I hope I also capture lots of image of Japan attractions. I am very excited for it.

Hokkaido 2013

Posted: Feb 8th, '18, 23:47
by Saburo
Reliving our trip to the various winter festivals in Hokkaido, five years ago. Here's a shot of Otaru:

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Enoshima day trip

Posted: Jun 24th, '18, 14:31
by jefftiger
Inspired by all of the dramas and movies filmed in the Kanagawa region, my wife and I took a day trip to Enoshima during our last Tokyo visit in March 2017. Here are some pics from the Enoden rail line, a view of Enoshima, and the amazing aquarium.

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Posted: Feb 7th, '19, 11:41
by Tolyanit
What wonderful pictures....I have newer been in Asia...but it's my dream)

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Posted: Jul 4th, '19, 10:41
by StockfishGG
Such a nice pics thank you for sharing

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Posted: Dec 6th, '19, 15:08
by AmyRose
Wow, so many gorgeous pictures. I so envy you all. I should definitely visit Japan in future, I want it very much. But tell me one thing, are there some good hiking trails in mountain areas for foreign tourists? I'm asking because hiking is my main hobby now, I already visited a few national parks in US and Hawaii, I was always packing my backpack with guides on Willpowerpeak. so I decided why not go and discover a trail in Japan? Am I right?

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Posted: Dec 7th, '19, 08:26
by RetroHelix
In japan, I was on a hiking trip visiting various places with a small group. You can book such hiking trips and don't have to worry about aynthing. But now I'm really interested into walking the Nakasendo, an old mountain route between Kyoto and Tokyo. See: https://www.insidekyoto.com/walking-the ... de-and-map