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Solo in Tokyo. Travel photo thread.

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This thread made me start seriously considering a solo Tokyo trip. Problem is, I'd want to go during the cool months and I'm not sure if I can pull my shit together that quickly here for a trip of that magnitude. Props for already having round two lined up. If you don't mind me asking, what was your february plane ticket like coming from Aus? I wanna say they were in the $1600 range for february from the states when I looked a few weeks back. Feel free to pm if you don't like discussing financials on here.

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Yeah, they're not super cheap for Feb, and most of the seats for flights seem to be filled.

I'm going with JAL from Sydney > Tokyo > Osaka. It's about $1150 with my return flight going Tokyo > Sydney.

 

There's a few new airlines with cheap flights, but they go through Singapore, etc.. And you lose 5-6 hours on most of them. I'm meeting a mate in Osaka when I get there so the extra money was worth saving the time.

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Bumping this for an update...

I got your zines the other week Laksa, was going to email you but between new positions at work, finding a flatmate and shit it's been busy. Thanks though! Shared a couple already and they're dope.

 

Anyway, flying out tomorrow morning at 9am to land in Osaka by 8pm. Taking a digital camera this time so when I get back there will be some real photos to post here. If you wanna see some live updates follow me on the gram @dailyoperations

 

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Can anyone point me to the direction of any stores in Osaka that may sell aerosol paints. And stationary stores with a good range. Message me if you like, Google has been absolutely no help.

I'm outta here on Monday so it would be good to find something by tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks!

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Okay, so I figured rather then starting a new thread I'd just continue on this one. I feel this is just a continuation of my last visit anyway.

 

I've got a mix of iPhone snaps and proper camera photos so I'll try to keep them together, but since I landed I've picked up a rugged flu. That's what you get for not sleeping and coming home to hot shitty weather! Try to keep some order where I can, the iPhone flicks may be a bit larger.. Enjoy!

 

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Flying into Tokyo before transferring to Osaka

 

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Relaxed here after a late flight

 

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Got up the next morning and headed to the Osaka aquarium to see some Whale Sharks

 

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Walked back via the Umeda Sky Building to check out the city

 

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Spent a few hours getting my bearings, had a few days before the homie flew in so I was spending that time doing some touristy shit. And relaxing.

 

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Next day I went to see the Osaka Castle, again a pretty touristy thing but some cool areas to explore around it.

 

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Went for a lurk around Shinsekai, one of Japans poorest areas. Minimal development since WWII. Checked out the Tsūtenkaku Tower there.

 

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View from the tower.

 

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Next day got up and took the train to Kobe. Went to go up Mt. Rokko, and it was freezing. Taking snaps along the way.

 

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Caught the bus to the Cable Car stop to get up the mountain.

 

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Had to take another bus from the top to get higher up for the lookout, it was still early and overcast though.

 

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Waited for the bus to come back, but all the signage was in Japanese and nobody seemed to be around. Kinda felt like Open Water but I was on a mountain, the bus just never came back. Decided to walk back down.

 

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Ended up getting a good view on the way back though. Kobe City,

 

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Got back to the bottom and had some lunch, then had a lurk round the streets.

 

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Back in Osaka.

 

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Homie flew in the next day so I went for a quick walk before he landed.

 

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Went for some drinks

 

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Ended up going to this tiny joint for some fucking dope okonomiyaki, the owner didn't speak English so he called a friend and we used them to translate, awesome guy. Had a few beers and drank some whiskey with him and his wife and chef. Great people.

 

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Ended up roaming around pretty pissed, tried to steal a bike but luckily the wheel was locked. Thankfully, would have been a bad idea. Also don't wanna rack some nice persons bike, haha.

 

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Got some amazing hungover udon, everyone is so excited when you make the effort to talk to them and compliment them. The chef wanted to hit us on Facebook straight away, went back for seconds the next day just cause he was so rad.

 

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Lunch time

 

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Went for a walk to hire bikes for the last 2 days. Cheap and made it fucking easy to get around to spots and see the city.

 

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Rode across the city to get this Ramen, there's a joint in Sydney part of the same chain and the chef trained here in Japan. Next level shit

 

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Rode around again on the last night, nice sunsets

 

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Had to get a power adapter and found this in the same store

 

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Checked out some shit the next day on the way to booking the train to Tokyo

 

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They were playing a video demonstration on how to use the dildos

 

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Louis Louis

 

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Lulz

 

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Punk bike

 

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Got a quick meal before the train

 

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Waiting for the Shinkansen

 

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Asked the guy next to us if the train had WiFi and he ended up shouting us beers, worked for a company designing international shopping malls.

 

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Got to our apartment in Tokyo then took a walk

 

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Had a little garden on the balcony

 

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Harajuku shits

 

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Shibuya

 

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New addition

 

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Hardcore Shit!! Copped this, RIP Tim Dog.

 

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Went to some Mexican joint and met a few cool people who showed us to their friends bar later. Cutie serving had a little profile up on the wall

 

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Hip Hop!

 

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So much good used gear in Japan

 

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Went to meet a mate to go to his friends bar, always forget you can smoke inside there, liberating. Ha.

 

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Ended up leaving in the early morning and it was icy as fuck, trying to snow but it was just sleet

 

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Hit up this dope standing sushi joint in Shibuya the next day

 

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Dinner, freshness burger is the shit

 

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BLACK MAN

 

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Copped some more cheap buys

 

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Made some half assed udon before heading out

 

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Lots of scene missing here, matey was asleep within an hour of rocking up

 

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Got some 8am dinner and had a quick nap

 

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Went to Asakusa, Sensoji Temple

 

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Got some Takoyaki

 

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Shibuya Scramble

 

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Made some new friends that night

 

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Saw some familiar names from back home, and some global. Mook Life up on there

 

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Met some cool fucking people that night, Japan heads are wild. Haha.

 

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Ended up starving but McDonalds wasn't serving food until 6am and the first one we went to the kitchen wasn't working. Ended up worth it, McChicken McMuffin. Fucking best thing.

 

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Pervin'

 

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Wish I could have smuggled some of these back.

 

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Some more rap taggin'

 

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Peak hour in Shibuya

 

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Copped some stickers the next day

 

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Took a lot of photos with these, have to get them processed first and may save a lot for a zine. Funsavers.

 

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Picked up a souvenir from the homie

 

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Had to pack my bags and bounce, sadly

 

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Had been looking for these everywhere and finally found them at the airport

 

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Mile High poos

 

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Here's a few of the Instagram flicks I forgot to throw up in here, some of you may have seen them.

 

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Threw up quite a few of these, already seen some Osaka heads catching flicks of them

 

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That's about all for my digital snapshots folks, I've got 7 rolls of B/W to process and a few disposables here. Will post up some of that once it's done. Will be saving some B/W work to exhibit and putting the disposable stuff in a zine. There's quite a bit of stuff I've left out in terms of action flicks ft. the Tokyo homies but that will all be available once I get something printed.

 

Cheers guys, hope you enjoyed it!

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