Japan Travel

So I am planning on traveling to Japan in late July 2024 and I plan on staying there for about 10-11 days. How would I go about planning a proper budget? I plan on going to the bank and exchanging 7-9K CAD to Japanese Yen. Would this be enough to last me the entire trip?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japaaaaaaaaan holy FRICK you're so lucky bro no one has EVER been to Japan I'm so fricking jealous dude holy frick please take me with you to JAPAN

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How would I go about planning a proper budget?
    The Japan General
    >I plan on going to the bank and exchanging 7-9K CAD to Japanese Yen. Would this be enough to last me the entire trip?
    The Japan General

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit do not exchange money before you get there. you can just use the atms at 7/11 with your current card

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not so sure about that.

      Japan is still a cash country. Many places will barely even know what a credit card is, and assuming wherever you're going will have ATMs is risky as frick, and even then there is no reason for the to cster to international bank accounts. I'd say bring cash for the entire trip.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just got back from Japan, if I needed cash there was always a 7/11 ATM which took my foreign card with no fee and a good exchange rate. if you exchange before leaving the rate is gonna be way less advantageous - we're talking tens of thousands of yen. get money out as you need it, and in my experience cards worked at all shopping and high end restaurants, though I was in tokyo

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        OP, please do not listen to this. I've literally been in Japan for six weeks and have not used more than $200 in cash. You can get cash from a checking account at every conbini.
        Unless you hate cards and want to carry around thousands of dollars in cash, please use your brain

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          can you pay shinkansen with credit card? I'd still need to use cash the card top up machines are cash only as for shinkansen I read that some cards might not work.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why the frick do people that don't actually know anything about Japan love talking as if they're experts by just parroting outdated information?

        OP is also a dumbfrick that can't even Google basic information, so he might as well just exchange cash at some moronic currency exhange place back home or in Japan. Your situation is in no way unique enough to even require this question.

        I swear, SighSee Black folk are some of the dumbest people on this planet. Even Redditors aren't this fricking bad.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is false on multiple levels. For one, ATMs are absolutely everywhere in Japan, you can access them from any convenience store. Secondly, the majority of businesses accept credit cards there, but it's still worth it to keep some cash on hand in the unusual case that card is not accepted.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >15 min quickies are 8500 yen in Osaka, and this is with cute girls and not busted
        use your debit card for cash withdrawal in yen (tell your fricking bank before you go), then put 20k on a suica and use that so you don't have to frick with ten billion coins.

        • 5 months ago
          Jackass

          >so you don't have to frick with ten billion coins.
          Am I the only one that finds the 1¥ coin hilarious?

          Its so light it barely feels like real money. 99% sure you could print indistinguishable fakes with a 3d printer and the right look of filament

          I know its just a formality, but come on

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I know its just a formality

            It's actually a whole lot more than that.

            The 1-yen coin is a great example of Japanese ingenuity and extreme attention to detail, as everything about it is by design. It is precisely 1 mm thick (1/1000th of a meter), 1 cm from the center to the edge, and weighs exactly 1 g (1/1000th of a kilogram). The embossing shows the Arabic letter "1" representing its value, but also the Japanese "一" when turned sideways.

            Quite the little wonder despite its size.

            >inb4 muh imperial units
            Learn metrics if you're ever planning to go to Japan, it's a superior system.

            • 5 months ago
              Cult of Passion

              >Quite the little wonder despite its size.
              I have a huge handful of them Im going throw in the trash when I leave.

              >metric
              Nature doesnt use the same metric at all scales of reality, why would you?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I have a huge handful of them Im going throw in the trash when I leave.

                This is actually a crime, but even more so it's disrespectful as frick. Try again.

                >Nature doesnt use the same metric at all scales of reality, why would you?

                Nature doesn't "use" any measuring system, what's your point?

                The Japanese use metric for a reason, trust me. It's much more accurate than imperial units, and allows their crafts to truly shine. That should really be all you need to hear.

              • 5 months ago
                Cult of Passion

                >This is actually a crime
                The crime was minting them. This is justice.
                >Nature doesn't "use" any measuring system
                It does.
                >what's your point?
                Nature doesnt use the same metric at all scales of reality, why would you?
                >The Japanese use metric for a reason
                So do bush people in Afrika.
                >trust me
                Why would I trust someone that believe base systems dont exist in reality?
                >It's much more accurate than imperial units
                Illogical concept.
                >and allows their crafts to truly shine
                Like the SR-71 Blackbird?
                >That should really be all you need to hear.
                Ive heard enough to know information goes one way; me to you.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I forgot to exchange them before I left now I have like a hundred of those frickers

            >Quite the little wonder despite its size.
            I have a huge handful of them Im going throw in the trash when I leave.

            >metric
            Nature doesnt use the same metric at all scales of reality, why would you?

            >I have a huge handful of them Im going throw in the trash when I leave.

            This is actually a crime, but even more so it's disrespectful as frick. Try again.

            >Nature doesnt use the same metric at all scales of reality, why would you?

            Nature doesn't "use" any measuring system, what's your point?

            The Japanese use metric for a reason, trust me. It's much more accurate than imperial units, and allows their crafts to truly shine. That should really be all you need to hear.

            dump them in one of these, it's a like a trash for coins

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Would this be enough to last me the entire trip?
    For airfare, hotels, local travel, and meals? Or just local travel/meals?

  5. 5 months ago
    sage

    stop bumping this thread

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      make me

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get in the general frickn moron

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's made multiple posts in the general asking the same question about money. He's a homosexual sperg that's afraid to use an ATM machine.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    1) kys
    2) unless you want to climb Fuji there is literally no reason to go to Japan in summer. It's torture

    • 5 months ago
      Jackass

      >2) unless you want to climb Fuji there is literally no reason to go to Japan in summer. It's torture
      Doing an end to end motorcycle trip would be sick. Japan is perfectly sized for doing a tour like that

      Terra Circa actually did it back in 2000. Doubt theyd get away with camping in abandoned pachinko parlours nowadays though.

      I am planning to go to Japan with a friend for three weeks in early April next year. Our last week in the country will in Hokkaido.

      With Hokkaido being much larger than Tokyo and Kyoto should we rent a car while we are at Hokaido or not?

      I'm asking this since we're planning to stay at a ryokan several miles from Sapporo City centre and I don't want to get screwed by having to take the taxi to get to Sapporo.

      >With Hokkaido being much larger than Tokyo and Kyoto should we rent a car while we are at Hokaido or not?
      Hokkaido made more sense to rent a car than anywhere else in japan. I forget why but the hokkaido shinkansens seemed more complicated than elsewhere, and you cant explore say the shiretoko in a reasonable amount of time solely on foot

      Having a car to lock up your valuables in makes the experience less stressful anyways.

      Not so sure about that.

      Japan is still a cash country. Many places will barely even know what a credit card is, and assuming wherever you're going will have ATMs is risky as frick, and even then there is no reason for the to cster to international bank accounts. I'd say bring cash for the entire trip.

      I just got back from Japan, if I needed cash there was always a 7/11 ATM which took my foreign card with no fee and a good exchange rate. if you exchange before leaving the rate is gonna be way less advantageous - we're talking tens of thousands of yen. get money out as you need it, and in my experience cards worked at all shopping and high end restaurants, though I was in tokyo

      Seriously the 7/11s are fricking everywhere.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What happens at a soapland if the girl doesn't do nuru?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some don't do nuru unless you pay for the longer sessions, and some don't do it at all because they really dislike it. Stores and individual profile pages may inform customers of this beforehand, as well as customer reports online. Be wary about some reports because some guys are mentally disturbed and slander girls, and I've had plenty of experiences with girls that were great but had terrible things said about them by other guys.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hi. I am leaving for japan on wednesday for about two weeks. This will be my 2nd time going and I am very excited. I do however have several things I would like your guys thoughts on. First and formost I like to wear ties and dress shirts, and so that is what I wore over there last time I went, but I noticed their shirt/pant presses are not very good at getting wrinkles out of shirts. Would I be allowed to bring an iron or a steamer with me to japan? I am not sure what the rules for that stuff is.

    My other concerns are I am a little unwell. I woke up today and my gums were swollen a little, and I have had a sore throat on and off for about two months but I am pretty sure its just allergies. I also got a meningitis shot today so I have been very tired. I have not had a fever and I still intend on going, but do you think this would be an issue at customs.

    Another thing is last time I went maps on my phone (apple) really sucked and it would have me ojn the other side of the street or reroute me every ten seconds. Do you guys know of any better alternatives?

    I am also bringing two suit cases with me this time since last time I went I could barely fit everything isnide of one with souveiniers. I fewlt awkward pushing a suitcase around and I was concerned it caused other people discomfort whenever the sidewalk would be bumpy. I also am staying at several hotels and I am concerned two suitcases will take up far too much room ona subway or train. Any thoughts to over come this?

    My final thing is that what are your gusy thoughts on travel insurance. I didn't get it this time and last time, but due to family health, and my recent sickness I had been kind of wishing I got it. In the grand scheme of things when I spend 2100 on flight and hotel another 150 for travel insurance doesn't seem that insane now that I think about it. What do you guys think?
    Thanks!

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not reading all that.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No no no yea no and yes

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anons p[lease I leave in seven hours

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can use a duffel bag for souvenirs. Fit it into your big suitcase and time your larger purchases towards the end of the trip and you will only need one bag when going between hotels. Never had an issue with overhead storage and my big bag on trains but I did avoid subways with it when possible. Customs doesn't care about your sickness. Travel insurance is nice to have but if it's too late don't worry about it. Have fun anon

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m in Japan now and I can confirm walking around with google maps sucks dick as well

      • 5 months ago
        Jackass

        Whats the issue? Google maps is fine for me.

        Easy if you find the right services. If you want to be a little b***h and protest about paying for it you will probably get no pussy. If you lived here for a while and can speak the language well enough it would be a different story. But due to the time constraints of being a tourist and the massive language barrier you will not have access to civilian girls unless you get lucky on Tinder or something.

        >Easy if you find the right services. If you want to be a little b***h and protest about paying for it you will probably get no pussy.
        Was it always like this?

        Dont get me wrong, I had more fun in the 2 nights I went out in hokkaido than in pretty much every time Ive gone out in the west, but I dont expect to get laid until vietnam/the phils.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shouldn't be an issue at customs. Google maps works very well there for the most part, got me basically everywhere I needed to go when I visited earlier this year (google lens is also quite helpful for getting basic translations using your camera if you don't speak nipponese). I personally don't think travel insurance is worth it if you're only going for two weeks and are in good health, but obviously depends on your circumstances.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      is there any reason why the hotel iron wouldn't suffice? or are you not staying in hotels?

      Google maps isn't always accurate but you should use it to get you close to the general vicinity and then try to read signs to actually get where you need to go. Also honestly asking for help especially when it's a local shop isn't a bad idea, most people are eager to help if you can't read the signs.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am planning to go to Japan with a friend for three weeks in early April next year. Our last week in the country will in Hokkaido.

    With Hokkaido being much larger than Tokyo and Kyoto should we rent a car while we are at Hokaido or not?

    I'm asking this since we're planning to stay at a ryokan several miles from Sapporo City centre and I don't want to get screwed by having to take the taxi to get to Sapporo.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depending on its location you may be able to get most of the way by train. There's a lot of good spots by the train lines and regional 5 day passes were pretty cheap last year, dunno about now as they did just raise the prices. if it's a larger ryokan it may also have its own shuttle or a bus line it recommends, check its website

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    when i went to japan i spent about $13000 (american), $7000 (cucknadian) will give you a bad time
    anyway, don't be a homosexual, just withdraw from.a 7-11 ATM

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the frick did you spend it all on? Blackjack and hookers?

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    How easy is it to pull girls there?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Easy if you find the right services. If you want to be a little b***h and protest about paying for it you will probably get no pussy. If you lived here for a while and can speak the language well enough it would be a different story. But due to the time constraints of being a tourist and the massive language barrier you will not have access to civilian girls unless you get lucky on Tinder or something.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        What are the right services then?

        • 5 months ago
          Jackass

          Visit a soap you mongoloid

          Anticipate maybe 2/3s of what it would cost back home. Nips can get it for maybe 10000 ¥, anticipate 20000+ ¥ with gaijin tax

          Im not positive on this, but I think they tailor the gaijin menus based on what we put up with back home, so say you are from the UK/Europe not Canada/US

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          them Japanese girls at the BJ bars are hot too, really know how to get you to cum quickly. Best BJs of my life. They even do a dance through a peep hole before sucking each John off.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    15 min quickies are 8500 yen in Osaka, and this is with cute girls and not busted and old foreign women.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      how?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Shinodayama Shinchi

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Street name?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      too expensive man

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do not fall for the Japan meme. I wish I had gone to Thailand again or the Philippines

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    why is there no japan general?

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