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03-08-2008, 07:16 AM

as far as i encounter, ghibli is the only one where it is required to reserve.. other musuems sells ticket on the location itself.

wear a kilt? it is not forbidden.. hey you are in japan, you can wear anything
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03-08-2008, 07:26 AM

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Thanks again for the replies.
Yeah looks like I'm going to have to book the tickets for the Ghibli museum before I leave. What I want to know is the Ghibli museum an exception or are there other places that I will have book before I leave?

Anyone know of any good up to date maps for Tokyo/Kyoto I can buy? I realise I could pick one up when I get there, but are there any especially good ones for slightly inexperienced foreigners?

Also, my friend and I (being Scottish), want to wear kilts while in Japan. For those who don't know, a kilt is basically a tartan man-skirt. Is this likely to be a bad idea or attract unwelcome attention? Surely Japanese people have seen Braveheart!?

Cheers guys.

The kilts will be fine, but I would wear underwear, unless you want your beans and franks to appear on some weird "up-kilt" website.
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03-08-2008, 11:58 AM

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The kilts will be fine, but I would wear underwear, unless you want your beans and franks to appear on some weird "up-kilt" website.
*du-dun cha!*
haha that was a good one man. To be honest, I'd be honoured to know that somewhere in Japan someone was staring at my junk. I'd feel like I really left "my mark" on the country.
There is something quite liberating about going sans underwear in a kilt.. but maybe there's a middle ground for me. I'll look into leather thongs. Maybe I can buy a Hard Gay one in Japan!
I will, however, possibly avoid going "true Scotsman" at the theme parks I plan on visiting, I can imagine vertical loops may show everyone more than they want to see..

Anyhoo I'd like to thank you all for your replies, I think I've asked enough questions for now and from exploring this site I'm sure I'll find all the rest of the information I need. Unless of course a vitally important question comes to mind..
I'll update this thread with my itinerary once I have it planned.
So cheers everyone, you've all been a super big help!


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03-14-2008, 06:38 AM

I'm leaving for Japan on the 28th of March too!!
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Let us know how it goes!
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03-14-2008, 07:51 AM

man you must be so happy my dream is to go and live in japan


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03-16-2008, 07:09 AM

Tokyo night life: i know a good amount bout that =P

gona get expensive 500 yen is considered happy hour for a beer or drink. your looking at like 900yen-1200 yen per drink in most places.

My friend has this place called sheesha bar in Roppongi, its down the street from Don quixote.

Feria is decent, Vanilla is a big place also.

id try roppongi at first cuz its a gaijin area, if your feeling more adventurous check out shibuya.

Lot of celebrities and models hang out at "the new lex" formerly known as "lex"


night life is expensive and can cost 4k yen just to get into some places.

they dont ID hard but more highend clubs will.

Gaspanic is decent but they some times card.

Honestly i guess its good and bad.

Good for younger kids cuz they can go play around.

but its sure annoying having lil teens running around the bars acting like idiots.

act accordingly.

if your looking for a lounge scene check out sheesha bar

more hiphop/trendy music check out the new lex

techno/house/hiphiop mix check out Vanilla

Gaspanic is lil more hiphop/trendy side

Feria is mostly hiphop and techno.

look to shell out a good amount of cash.

i think you should pull more then 900 for the trip if thats for 2 people to spend.

your gona wana buy alot of stuff


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03-16-2008, 07:10 AM

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Thanks again for the replies.
Yeah looks like I'm going to have to book the tickets for the Ghibli museum before I leave. What I want to know is the Ghibli museum an exception or are there other places that I will have book before I leave?

Anyone know of any good up to date maps for Tokyo/Kyoto I can buy? I realise I could pick one up when I get there, but are there any especially good ones for slightly inexperienced foreigners?

Also, my friend and I (being Scottish), want to wear kilts while in Japan. For those who don't know, a kilt is basically a tartan man-skirt. Is this likely to be a bad idea or attract unwelcome attention? Surely Japanese people have seen Braveheart!?

Cheers guys.
lots of people wear different things in Tokyo, a kilt wouldnt be a problem.

maybe even get people asking for pictures.


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03-16-2008, 01:01 PM

Hey Housetek thanks for the replies, that list of clubs is going to be really helpful, thanks, I'll be sure to check a lot of them out.

My friend and I have pulled together a bit of extra cash, now I have about £1000, and he has about £1200. So hopefully we will be able to afford everything we want + a couple of good Tokyo nights.

I'm surprised at how expensive booze is in Japan, at least it means I won't be able to afford to get super drunk and end up waking up under a tree somewhere in Tokyo.. I'm trying to avoid being seperated from my friend.


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03-16-2008, 06:59 PM

heres a great tip for ya.

PREGAME!

go to corner store they sell like bottles of beer and stuff for 300 Yen

where in the club they are like 900.

Also if you go to kareoki, ask for all you can drink.

bascially

sing and drink for 30 mins.

me and my friends go to kareoki places and drink all you can in 30 mins then go hang out.

its about like 3k Yen but that'd buy you like 3-4 drinks at a club.

most clubs that charge a Fee to get in give ya like 1 drink pass

also at Lex they have nights were from 9 to 11 its all you can drink.

its 4k Yen for guys to get in... and 300 Yen for girls lol

so TONS of ladies there.


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