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#1 Blair Thaumic

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:49 AM

I’ll be going to Tokyo (my first time, and my first trip to a non-English-speaking country) from 5/1 to 5/31, and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for visitors?

I definitely plan on doing some of the typical ‘tourist’ activities, like visiting Akihabara, Harajuku, and Tokyo Skytree. Also want to check out some of the city’s older neighborhoods, along with nature walks and parks. And go to Koenji Cave, of course. :) Outside of Tokyo, I want to take day trips to Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, and Okutama (to see the limestone caves), and there’s a three day festival in Chiba that I might go to. I don’t have plans to see the other parts of the country (it’s a little out of my budget, sadly!) but I can already tell that there’s a LOT to do in the Tokyo region.

Let me know if there's anything else, psytrance related or otherwise, that I ought to check out while I’m there? Also if you have any tips for navigating the language and culture, I'd really appreciate it (I know a little Japanese, but I'm far from fluent)

 

Hope to be partying Tokyo Tekno style soon...



#2 Blair Thaumic

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:50 AM

BTW, if you’ll be in Tokyo during the month of May and would like to meet up, hit me up! It would be great to finally meet a Psynews member.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

My personal hilights were the mountains around Kobe and Koya-San, in the southeast of the main island. An old temple village for monks in the mountains. No tourists and VERY special/spiritual atmosphere :) Loved it! :)

(and in Tokyo, you have amazing second hand stores for cds (lots of goa!)) :) Coolest region is Shibuya for sure :P future is now!



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

One month only in Tokyo? This can be costly too. Anyway, I'd suggest spending a couple of days at a hot spring inn near Fuji Mt. (Not in Tokyo, but quite near). It's really beautiful and relaxing there. And if the weather is good, you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the Mt. while you take a bath. It's not that expensive either. 

 

Shibuya is horrible, too crowded and many tourists there, and nothing really interesting IMO. 

 

You can also ask Abasio, IIRC he's been living in Japan for many years. 

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:18 PM

I’ll be going to Tokyo (my first time, and my first trip to a non-English-speaking country) from 5/1 to 5/31, and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for visitors?

 

 First, start using a date format that makes sense i.e. 1/5 to 31/5  :P  :P  :P



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

So you go down to Shibuya at night and you play Filteria's Lost in the Wild. When The Lights of Shibuya start playing you dance like a madman in the middle of the street. With any luck you might make the local news in Tokyo.  ;)

 

I don't really know what to recommend, but I hope you have a good time!



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:12 PM

One month only in Tokyo? This can be costly too.

 

It can be but I'm staying in a gaijin house, so my lodging isn't expensive at all. :)

 

I don't want to spend all my time in Shibuya, but I'll be checking out the CD shops for sure. They have a nine story Tower Records that I really want to explore.

 

What do you think about Rebirth? http://www.rebirth-fes.com/ The pictures of the last few years looked pretty great. Not buying a ticket until I have some idea of the lineup though.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Have a great time Blair :)

And yes, do contact abasio and make sure to visit them 2nd hand shops :)

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

Not really sure if it's too far away, but there's Dance Of Shiva. Quite a bunch of suomisaundi artists in there too :)

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

^^^ that party looks awesome (and I claim that even though I can't read the majority of the info on that event page)






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