How much Japanese do you need to know to get around Tokyo?

Discussion in 'Japan' started by kingthlayer, Nov 13, 2003.

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  1. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Go away.

    Neech, where do you live?
  2. sidious1 Jedi Youngling

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    Hello all! I'm from England and thought I'd post here for a while. Is that cool?
  3. Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Grand Master

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    Hola!

    Can anyone help me translate this?

    Mukashi no aru hi, Upupu no otouto no Opai to iu rakuda ga aru michi wo nonbiri aruiteite totsuzen fushigina ki wo toota.
  4. jedi_john_33 Jedi Grand Master

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    Mukashi no aru hi, Upupu no otouto no Opai to iu rakuda ga aru michi wo nonbiri aruiteite totsuzen fushigina ki wo toota.


    One day, Upupu was speaking with his younger brother Opai about walking on foot to let the camel relax when suddenly, a mysterious feeling came.

    worst.translation.ever :p
  5. Shimmersilk_03 Jedi Padawan

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    Mukashi no aru hi, Upupu no otouto no Opai to iu rakuda ga aru michi wo nonbiri aruiteite totsuzen fushigina ki wo toota.

    once upon a time, a camel called Opai that Upupu's younger brother was ambling a road, when suddenly he took a mysterious tree.

    I don't know what is this sentence.
    but i think this "Ki" means tree.


    sorry, my english is so poor...:_|
  6. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Ki can mean tree, but in that context it means "feeling".
  7. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    ugh nevermind this thing cant recognize japanese text input
  8. DARTH_SHADOW_ Jedi Master

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    HOW????

    GO AWAY????


    WHO R U?
  9. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Someone who loves you.
  10. NeecH Force Ghost

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    Sorry Goodfellas... I never saw your question.

    I live in Nakano-ku near Shinjuku. How about you?
  11. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    I don't live in Tokyo at all. :(

    I'm studying the language and I'm visiting in July or August. I'll be staying in Nerima-ku and visiting the city and the surrounding areas.
  12. Alianza_Rebelde Jedi Padawan

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  13. helen313a Jedi Padawan

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    Don't worry guy!
    Japanese know English very well so you will not have any problems with language! As I am Russian and know English a little, I feel good here!
    By the way, What do you plan to do in Japan?

    things to do in Japan
  14. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    I plan to do whatever I can with about 3,000 dollars. This may or may not include:

    + As much of Tokyo as possible.. Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, Harajuku, Ueno, The Imperial Palace etc
    + Fireworks in Yokohama
    + Kyoto
    + Osaka
    + Himeji Castle
    + Mount Fuji
    + Kamakura

    What do I not plan on doing: Sleeping
  15. JayTee_Erricck Force Ghost

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    I lived in Japan for 3 years & my FAVORITE place of all to visit there was Kyoto. I recommend Kyoto because of the fact that old Japan & modern Japan seem to exist side-by-side everywhere in that great city. Shrines & temples right next door to office buildings, etc..

    Furthermore, I was fortunate enough to go to Kyoto during the Fall/Autumn. The leaves were all different colors & I even managed to take some bitchin' pictures there. Being from Hawai'i, I wasn't used to seeing 4 distinct seasons. Thanx to Japan, I got to see it.

    Anyway, point being, is, my humble recommendation is that, if ANYONE goes to Japan & doesn't have any one particular thing that they MUST do, I recommend that they visit Kyoto.

    The Kinkakuji (Golden Temple), Ginkakuji (Silver Temple) and the Kyoto International Conference Hall http://www.kich.or.jp/en/ were all worth checking out. Also, at least ONE zen rock garden can be found in Kyoto. That was awesome to see as well.

    May the Force be with you.

    Jay Tee
    http://www.rebellegionhawaii.com
  16. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Sweet deal. I may be studying abroad in Kyoto this fall, so I'll get to see all the beautiful colors.
  17. hanya Jedi Padawan

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    I don`t know if you still watch this board...

    If you stay in tokyo, you should visit to STAR CASE. http://starcase.jp/shop.html
    You can find huge old and rare starwars goods. This shop is located in Kouenji and you can go there by JR line.

    anyway, Have a nice trip and MTFBWY!:)
  18. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Hmm interesting. Based on the activity of this board, I didn't think there was a large Star Wars following in Japan.
  19. lazykbys_left Jedi Master

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    That's probably because most Star Wars fans in Japan hang out on message boards where you can post in Japanese. o_O

    - lazy
  20. NeecH Force Ghost

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    Hey... that's right near me! :eek: I usually just go shopping in Nakano as there are heaps of stores there that sell Star Wars stuff.

    And Goodfellas, let me know closer to the day when you're coming over here. I can atleast point you in the right direction around Tokyo and maybe even go out to Roppongi for a few drinks with you. ;)

  21. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Yeah, thats a good point. Though I would think English speaking foreigners would want to come here.
  22. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Well speaking of gaijin, I bought my plane tickets to Japan. I'm going there July 19th. Is it going to be ridiculously hot?

    Anyone know where I should go to buy my rail pass? I was hoping the NYC Consulate would be the place.
  23. NeecH Force Ghost

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    It won't be ridiculously hot in July - that happens in August, so you'll be just in time to enjoy it. ;)
  24. kingthlayer Force Ghost

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    Ah, good.

    Can you recommend anything I should definitely do in the city?
  25. NeecH Force Ghost

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    Well, firs I'd recommend going to Tocho. It's a buliding in Nishi-shinjuku with an observation deck on the 42nd floor - it's pretty good to see the size of Tokyo. After that, probably head toward Shibuya/Harajuku and make your way to Yoyogi Park - because it's Summer, there will probably be a festival or event on.

    Akihabara is always good if you're just visiting - lots of geeky stuff there.

    If you want the 'R' rated version of what to do, PM me. ;)
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