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Old 2013-03-03, 23:09   Link #1121
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Old 2013-03-03, 23:17   Link #1122
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One day when I have the time and money, my objective when visiting Japan is to go to Shirakawa. I'll leave it for you all to determine why there instead of cities like Akiba and Nakano.
Shirakawa-Go? or Shirakawa-Cho? Or the city in Fukushima?
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Old 2013-03-04, 02:33   Link #1123
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Shirakawa-Go? or Shirakawa-Cho? Or the city in Fukushima?
The one near Tokyo. That village is the inspiration for Hinimizawa in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Hinimizawa is supposed to be a near perfect resemblance to boot.
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Old 2013-03-04, 02:51   Link #1124
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The one near Tokyo. That village is the inspiration for Hinimizawa in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Hinimizawa is supposed to be a near perfect resemblance to boot.
That's Shirakawa-Go...and it's in Gifu. Not near Tokyo


It's really nice in winter but seeing the souvenir pics on sale there, I think it would look quite neat in autumn too.

Only problem getting there is mode of transport. Best I can think of is booking a tour coach
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Old 2013-03-04, 06:24   Link #1125
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I have been in Shirakawa-go myself. truly an amazing village. worth the visit!
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Old 2013-03-04, 07:41   Link #1126
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I accidentally brought my fiance to those higher floors that are "No Ladies" because we missed the sign and she was curious. She had a BSOD moment and we left.
That must have been funny, did she try to kill you afterwards?

I had an almost BSOD moment when I accidentally found the shonen-ai section (all 3 floors of it) in one of the buildings.
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Old 2013-03-04, 08:04   Link #1127
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That must have been funny, did she try to kill you afterwards?

I had an almost BSOD moment when I accidentally found the shonen-ai section (all 3 floors of it) in one of the buildings.
I went to BL-section to browse before...Was the only male....no, human besides the cashier there
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Old 2013-03-04, 11:20   Link #1128
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I went to BL-section to browse before...Was the only male....no, human besides the cashier there
You realize that the same can be said from the other half of "human" population about the male-oriented adult sections.
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Old 2013-03-04, 22:04   Link #1129
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What no...there were tons of people in every 18+ eroge and AV sections. That's why I prefer going in afternoon...less people. Every evening those places are usually packed. And yeah, there are females in those areas too. They DO exist there
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Old 2013-03-05, 02:24   Link #1130
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What no...there were tons of people in every 18+ eroge and AV sections. That's why I prefer going in afternoon...less people. Every evening those places are usually packed. And yeah, there are females in those areas too. They DO exist there
... as do guys in the yaoi sections (they are a minority, but still they DO exist). Also when it comes to adult fiction (be it narrated or drawn), not western-style live-porn, the female market is much larger in Asia.

Anyway, back to Shirakawa-Go, my brother wanted to visited with some friends last year, but it was very hard and expensive to reach, so better prepare for it.
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Old 2013-03-05, 03:04   Link #1131
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That must have been funny, did she try to kill you afterwards?

I had an almost BSOD moment when I accidentally found the shonen-ai section (all 3 floors of it) in one of the buildings.
Well, the shounen-ai section is nothing comparable to those "adult-speciality" shop...

Though when i enter the yaoi-floor with my friend, all the ladies there has their eyes fixtate on us. Wonder what their head were thinking... Wait, i dont wanna know...
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Old 2013-03-06, 17:30   Link #1132
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I have meekness in Shirakawa-go myself. truly an amazing village. worth the visit!
What time of year did you go? What was the climate like. I've always heard about how faithful a replica Hinimizawa was to Shirakawa-go, so I would love to hear about what signiature sights from Higurashi you saw (such as the water wheel, the shrine, etc).

Speaking of Gifu, since Shirakawa-go is nearby, that makes a 2nd reason as to why I want to go there since Nippon Ichi Software is located in that area.
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Old 2013-03-30, 09:40   Link #1133
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What to do in Tokyo?

Hi,

Im currently in Tokyo, and we kinda run out of things we "have to" do, so I was hoping we could get some tips from you guys?
We have already done:
- Akihabara
- Nakano Broadway
- Harajuku
- Shinjuku
- Shibuya (generall walking around)
- Artnia (FF cafe)
- Studio Ghibli Museum
- Ni-Chome
- Ikubukuro (Otome Road)
- Okinawa (beaches, diving, hiking etc)

We might check out Hakone if the weather stays nice.
If you have any special gems or something hidden in the already mentioned places, please share. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 2013-03-30, 09:47   Link #1134
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Grab a train, hop on to Nara or Miyajima, enjoy the scenery and the stench of those goddamn deers.

Or Kyoto. No deers. Great food.
Arashiyama's cherry blossom season should be around the corner, and it's one of the most beautiful places in all of Japan.

One great thing about Japan is the fact the bullet train can take you almost anywhere very fast.
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Old 2013-03-30, 09:54   Link #1135
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Grab a train, hop on to Nara or Miyajima, enjoy the scenery and the stench of those goddamn deers.

Or Kyoto. No deers. Great food.
Arashiyama's cherry blossom season should be around the corner, and it's one of the most beautiful places in all of Japan.

One great thing about Japan is the fact the bullet train can take you almost anywhere very fast.
Thank you for your answers

We only have about two more days, so it can only by a one-day trip. Do you consider Nara or Miyajima better than Hakone?

The cherry Blossoms are withering now. But it has been amazingly beautiful the past week!
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Old 2013-03-30, 11:43   Link #1136
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Old 2013-03-30, 11:53   Link #1137
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in the morning (Sunday). Hit up Yoyogi park. You will see a lot of different loli goths oh and it's hanami season and the cherry blossoms in yogogi park are the best!!! Just expect it to be crowded. Hit up Roppongi there is a bar I use to go to called Wall Street. HAs a pool table. IF you get a chance you might want to visit Yokohama, they got a pier, a graveyard that's european style, baseball stadium. hmmm. oh and that ferris wheel with the clock on it. Yokohama is a great day trip, just catch the express train from either Tokyo-eiki(station) or Shinjuku-eiki(station). The JR trains that is btw. Ginza is a must!!! I wish you would have had time to go down to Kyushu and hit up Beppu, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, & kumamoto. Then maybe hit up kansai, but time is always limiting. Anyway yea, spent 4 yrs in and out of JApan. Always loved living there. Enjoy it

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edit- I Wanted to type some more, but I gotta hit up the youth center for work. Anyway you're gonna love anything I suggest. Just becareful in Roppongi and I believe it cost 500 yen to take the JR train to yokohama. Do not take the shinkansen o Yokohama that is. If it's on a different island shinkansen it all da way. I never got to use a JR pass never allowed them to students living there. You're making me miss my undergraduate years.. Peace.
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Old 2013-03-30, 12:24   Link #1138
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The cherry Blossoms are withering now. But it has been amazingly beautiful the past week!
How fast they all go...wish I could see it.
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Old 2013-03-30, 12:41   Link #1139
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If you ave the time get to Osaka! Lots of history there.
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Old 2013-03-30, 14:37   Link #1140
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Osaka, lots of things to see and do there. Shinsaibachi is one of those places.. Kobe, Kyoto and nearby too. perfect for day trips.
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