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Culture Only In Japan ....... (Again)

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Nozawaman, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Adult Cream Pie, from McDonalds !!! ROFL
    ("Adult Kurimu Pai")
    A recent only in Japan pick taken in December . No I can vouch it wasn't sandy as I'd been with him a couple of days before and he was back at work..
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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is there an unlike button?
     
  4. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Samurai dog hmmm
     
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  5. Saski

    Saski Early Days

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    Kyoto?
     
  6. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yep got it one.The Higashiyama district. Amazing part of town. Although I found the Arashiyama district much better.
     
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    Hyst Enjoyer Ski Pass: Gold

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    At least I can get some new ......, even with fitting colour in Haneda:
    Bloody early flight. :sleep:
     
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    What is Eggslut?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Raph Hard Yards

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    LOL I've also seen "eggslut" on a menu in Osaka last year...

     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must be a chain or franchise. There is an Eggslut in Los Angeles as well.
     
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    Google translate did not tell me what this was.

    And pretty sure it didn't mean a cheese burger would come out!

     
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    Yourmumscookin Hard Yards

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  15. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Funnily enough, I totally understood
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    “Cirgartte at the appinted place...”
    If I ever open a bar I’m going to call it the Appinted Place.
     
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    usedtacould Hard Yards

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    do that and i will be there at the Appinted time. :)
     
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  18. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Currently at Disneyland/ Disney Sea. OMG what a place. Also I will never get used to teenagers dressed like this

    as an aside it It seems like someone collected all the bins that should be on the streets of Tokyo and put them here.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still bitter about the 2hrs of my life given to queuing for Nemo and Friends rider
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Don’t get me started on the queuing!!
     
  21. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are do's and don't's.
    - Don't go on weekends, PH or school holidays.
    - Go when rain is forecast overnight, and forecast to clear mid morning
    - Use Fastpass.
    - Check the crowd calendar. It's likely that the crowds are LOW today (my daughter is there, actually)
    - If the delay on Fastpass is less than 1 hour, then it's not crowded. If it's >6 hours, you know you're there on a bad day.
    - Get there early and RUN to the first ride, after getting your first Fastpass.
    - Disney Sea is less crowded
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Awesome thanks! Fast pass queues are about 25mins so umm not crowded. Here’s what happens to you when you don’t have a fast pass
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What I noted was the rule about using the Fastpass at the allotted time is strictly unenforced
    eg We had missed the Disney "Spectacular" to hit up the Crystal Skull ride(awesome) and were about 20m away from the start when the show finished.Suddenly a million punters presumably with "fast passes" for that time stormed past creating another hour's wait
    The bored attendants didn't even look at the tickets
    Was tucked away in the memory bank for later
    Just get as many fastpasses as possible and use them whenever
     
  24. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can't. When it's busy, you can only get one Fastpass at a time. When it's not busy, you can sometimes get two at once.
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I once went at a bad time (under protest, told them it would be bad, but didn't believe me), the lines for the popular rides was 3 hours.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh okay- no Disney expert-Tokyo Disney Sea our only experience , but the Fastpass is supposed to be time limited
    so the point remains that you can hoard it and not worry about using it in the allotted time
     
  27. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Disney has done a study on the optimum distance between bins to minimise littering. Seriously.
     
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    If needed the single rider option, while hard to find, was great at Disneysea. Only on a few select rides. Managed to complete entry to exit in 15mins on an orange crowd level day for indiana jones.
     
  29. southpaw

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    Today raining at Disneyland- for most rides fastpass 5 mins wait standby 20mins. Still looks like a lot of folks here though
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok, so I found more rarer flavours of Kit Kats in the local DonKi (Don Quijote) mega store:
    - Yuzu Macha Kit Kat. Macha is green tea, which IMO is only ok as a Kit Kat. Yuzu is like a cross between a mandarin and a grapefruit.... but the combo is fantastic!!!! :D
    - Custard pudding Kit Kat. This one is also really good. However, I'm sure they used to be called Creme Brulee, and you can TOAST these!!!
    [​IMG]

    Oh, and they're delicious toasted, crispy and gooey :D
     
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    Woolworths are selling mandarin KitKats.
     
  32. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Shiga Kogen yesterday:
     
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  33. skifree

    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought you were a skier?
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am.... But I may change if this is the sort of stuff snowboarding dishes up!! ;)
     
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    I'd also add to this: buy a vacation package through Disney Japan if it's within your price range. When we went to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySeas we bought a package which included accommodation at the Mira Costa (which is INSIDE Disney Sea, and seriously nice) and a bunch of use anytime FastPass tickets. It wasn't an especially busy time when we went (early January), but we still thought it was pretty crowded and we couldn't avoid being there on a Saturday.

    The FastPasses that came with the vacation package were worth their weight (wait?) in gold. They were divided into "E" ticket-style (ie, headliner) attractions (of which there were fewer) and everything else. We divvied them up between Disneyland and Disney Seas, and used the regular FastPass system AND followed the golden rules of Disney park touring (arrive EARLY, head straight to must do headliner attraction, grab FastPass on the way, don't go round in a circle, move quickly from one headliner to another even if that means bouncing from one side of a park to the other (at least in the morning), delay lunch until after peak time etc. We did not queue at all on our three day visit - and this was what happened at Toy Story Mania by about 10am on one of the days of our visit:
     
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    Childish but this made me laugh at Kamui
     
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    Also very worried if I ended up in the wrong restaurant in Sapporo o_O
     
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    What's wrong with it;)?(Edit : Ah, Bukkake?, the word doesn't have a sexual / kinky meaning in Japanese, I think:p)
     
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    Beer poetry - why isn’t this a thing everywhere
     
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    Bukkake is often used as a cuisine word. Especially, you often see the term in Udon restaurants, etc. This is Bukkake Udon.
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/bukkake-udon-recipe-2031623

    I've noticed some Japanese words are used in porn industry as international words wrongly(I mean, the original Japanese words mean different:p)
     
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    English menu = higher prices. Dodgy!
     

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    Why does it say 21:30~09:00 on the English menu, and 15:00~22:30 on the Japanese one? Was this place open all night and were the night prices higher? Or would that be a misprint and are they really charging foreigners more?
     
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    funny, since I thought the word origin was Japanese
     
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    It's time difference.

    It's quite common that lunch time is a lot more reasonable than night at restaurants in Japan. If the restaurants makes their lunch reasonable, more people come to the restaurants to have lunch there, and if the people get to like those restaurants, they will come at night as well. Night = a lot of people drink and eat more than lunch time = restaurants can earn a lot more than lunch. So, reasonable lunch is for restaurants to earn more at night.
     
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    Haha, then, Tonester-san knows the word:oops::rolleyes:LOL.

    Yes, the word origin is Japanese. But it originally doesn't have any sexual / kinky meanings. A very good example is "Hentai". I know the word means "porn anime", right?. Hentai is written 変態 in Kanji. 変 = change, 態 = state / appearance, 変+態 = transform. So the original meaning is like transformation / metamorphosis. But 変, this kanji can mean "strange" too, not only "change". So 変態 means like "strange state". Now, 変態 is used to mean "pervert", and I think it comes from "strange state (kinky state)". So as a Japanese word, Hentai means pervert and transformation. Hentai doesn't have a meaning of "porn anime" in Japanese, so Japanese people who don't understand English don't know hentai (as English word) means porn anime:p.

    There are some other words like that. Bukkake is just one of many:p
     
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    I think, there isn't "Gaijin Price" in Japan, but hotels can be more expensive for foreigners. The same hotels, but if we use different booking websites, the prices can differ a lot. There are a lot of Japanese booking websites, so price competition happen = the price can become lower than English booking websites. That's the reason, and it's not "rip - off" but result of price competition, I think.
     
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    As a student of etymology, of course :whistle:
     
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    Could somebody please explain the term ski-jo? I've seen it used on this forum, and I heard an elderly lady muttering it to herself one day when there were lots of young gaijin women sitting around chatting in the public onsen.
     
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    場=Jo of Ski-Jo means "Place" / "Field". スキー場 = Ski-Jo = Ski resort. The "Jo" is often used in Japanese. This Kanji 工 means like "mechanic" and if you add 場(Jo), 工場 = factory. 野球 = baseball, 野球場 = baseball stadium. 競馬 = horse racing, 競馬場 = horse racing venue, etc.
     
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    So, ski resort. Thank you @Ramenman for that very detailed explanation! I have thought about trying to learn some Japanese, but yeah, maybe I'll start younger in my next lifetime o_O:eek:
     
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