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Tokyo - What to do and see?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Raingauge, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Raingauge

    Raingauge Monkey

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    I'm headed to Tokyo and Shibukawa for meetings next month. I have two days of free time to kill in Tokyo before I come home. What do I go see? Where can I get a Samurai sword and drift cars? (kidding)
     

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  2. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    Akihabara district, edo museum, and the Imperial Palace are a few that come to mind. im looking forward to finally be going back next year
     
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  3. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    Honestly try to find a day that is less expensive to fly back, tell your boss to book that day and charge the customer full price and spend an extra week there.
    That's free travel right there.
     
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    yasukuni shrine and the memorial museum between ichigaya and kudan****a. quick walk to the imperial gardens and hibiya park. then wander the ginza.
     
  5. TKCastle

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    make sure to finish your drunken night in the golden gai alley. Tiny ass bars at bottom of harajuku. Beware of the men with bamboo sticks.
     
  6. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Get some Sushi. I hear it's pretty good over there. Make sure you ask for it well done otherwise they will pass off some raw crap that will make you vomit.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    get a tattoo...
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Bukake?
     
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    Good idea!

    bukkake udon
     
  10. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Kancho!!!
     
  11. Raingauge

    Raingauge Monkey

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    What's with the dudes with sticks?
     
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    Tsukiji Fish Market - Sushi breakfast

    Head over here "35.663719, 139.769501" (google map search). You'll see two queues, get on either ;)
     
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    Cops stand in front of their police stations with these big ass cane poles to discourage public intoxication.
    You be swerving they start hitting. Never seen it but my japanese friends say it happens.
     
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  14. Raingauge

    Raingauge Monkey

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    LOL. We'll make sure to cab it back to the hotel. My boss is old school oil patch that would not go over well...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    I think your friend might be feeding you a line there.
     
  16. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    tentacle porn.
     
  17. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I go to most everywhere with very little local knowledge. I wing it most of the time.... I always manage to have fun where ever I go...
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    They have the best gritter over there...
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    You sir have never been to Western NY. Japanese come here for our Gritter. Our Ice wines fetch top dollar over there....
     
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    Tsukiji, early in the morning, then back in that area at night for really fresh sushi
    Harajuku, just to see it
    Shinjuku at night
    Kabuki-cho at night can be sketchy. Get an insider
    Royal palace
    Tokyu hands was actually pretty cool
    Yokohama was ok
    Asakusa was a cool area, way cool temple. Kamiya bar nearby is one of the oldest, great experience.
    Get a suica card, best way to get around on the subway
    Ginza to walk around and see high end shopping.

    Tons of great parks to hangout in, can't remember the names, one was in shinjuku close to our apartment

    For food:
    Sushi is a must
    Tonkatsu is a must. I prefer Tonki, near the ebisu station on the yamanote (green) line
    Ramen is a must. Any ramen stand close to a train station is typically good. If you can find kohmen, I like that. There are places in harajuku and roppongi that I have been to, get the spicy stuff.
    For authentic ramen, I like ramen jiro, a few blocks north of shijuku station.

    There are a ton of lunch counter type places that you pay first then sit down. They have a machine, usually with pictures by the door. Pay, get your ticket then sit down.

    Make sure you have cash, fewer places take cards.

    If you can find okonomiyaki get it, normally it is an Osaka dish.

    Also if you can get a unagi bowl get one, especially around may when it is in season.

    Also go to shibuya one night, very cool lights. And say hi to hachicko.

    Google all of that stuff. Enjoy it.

    Also my website has tons of pictures of japan. Www.austinbike.com
     
  21. toodles

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    Awesome response mate. I'm planning on hitting Tokyo in July like a tubby Australian Godzilla. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  22. Raingauge

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    Thanks. I know what I'll be doing today via the google box.
     
  23. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Plenty of breathable clothes mate, hotter than Satan's bar and grill that time of year, hit a beer garden if you can. Lots of fun.
     
  24. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    go in december for the mooneyes show...