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chris [Tokyo, in city]
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chris [Cycling in Tokyo]
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   * Get a SIM card for internet access. Google maps has all the subway schedules, one only needs to say "I am here and want to go there" to get guidance. https://umobile.jp/d/lp/prepaid/eng.html https://www.econnectjapan.com/   * Get a SIM card for internet access. Google maps has all the subway schedules, one only needs to say "I am here and want to go there" to get guidance. https://umobile.jp/d/lp/prepaid/eng.html https://www.econnectjapan.com/
  
-===== Tokyo, in city =====+===== Tokyo city =====
   * must see   * must see
-    * meiji shrine http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/+    * [[http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/|Meiji shrine]]
     * Tokyo Town Hall. Governmental building in west of Shibuja. Two towers, one can use lifts in each tower to go 45th floor and enjoy the sight, for free. On clear days you can see the Fuji. Also nice to visit the townhall in the evening.     * Tokyo Town Hall. Governmental building in west of Shibuja. Two towers, one can use lifts in each tower to go 45th floor and enjoy the sight, for free. On clear days you can see the Fuji. Also nice to visit the townhall in the evening.
     * Akihabara: town district, "electric town". Electronics everywhere.     * Akihabara: town district, "electric town". Electronics everywhere.
     * Ikebukuro: district north/west, nice stores with electric gadgets     * Ikebukuro: district north/west, nice stores with electric gadgets
     * Shinbashi: Sake and Chochyu information center     * Shinbashi: Sake and Chochyu information center
 +    * [[https://borderless.teamlab.art/|MORI art museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless]]: impressive light/3D experience, blinkenlights on steroids
     * [[https://whatjapanthinks.com/2019/12/11/theme-restaurants-or-bars-japanese-wish-to-visit/|Tokyo theme restaurants]]     * [[https://whatjapanthinks.com/2019/12/11/theme-restaurants-or-bars-japanese-wish-to-visit/|Tokyo theme restaurants]]
   * visit an Onsen, bath with water from the earth. Excellent for rainy days. I.e. the one at Odaiba. No bathdress or towel needed at this Onsen. http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/    * visit an Onsen, bath with water from the earth. Excellent for rainy days. I.e. the one at Odaiba. No bathdress or towel needed at this Onsen. http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/ 
   * groups and organizations in Tokyo   * groups and organizations in Tokyo
-    * if you are linux-enthousiast/opensource fan: visit http://tlug.jp - great people around, english is spoken+    * if you are linux-enthousiast/opensource fan: visit https://tlug.jp - great people around, english is spoken
     * http://tokyohackerspace.org/     * http://tokyohackerspace.org/
     * http://mickeyhouse.jp/ - group for speaking english, german, russian etc.     * http://mickeyhouse.jp/ - group for speaking english, german, russian etc.
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   * restaurants   * restaurants
     * speciality 明太子: やまや、品川駅の近く http://www.y-shokukobo.com/     * speciality 明太子: やまや、品川駅の近く http://www.y-shokukobo.com/
-    * ドイツ関係: http://www.ex-tokyo.com/ http://www.berndsbar.biz/+    * ドイツ関係: http://www.ex-tokyo.com/ "Bernds bar Roppongi" https://www.schmatz.jp/
   * events   * events
-    * https://www.walkerplus.com/event_list/201802/ar0313/+    * [[https://www.walkerplus.com/event_list/weekend/ar0313/|Walkerplus: this weekend]] 
 +    * [[https://www.tokyoweekender.com/events-calendar/|Tokyoweekender]]
     * If you like clubs, use this event guide: https://iflyer.tv/ . Clubs fill up after 23:00, there are many clubs in Shibuya.     * If you like clubs, use this event guide: https://iflyer.tv/ . Clubs fill up after 23:00, there are many clubs in Shibuya.
     * https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-tokyo-this-weekend     * https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-tokyo-this-weekend
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     * Kansai Open Forum: in November Osaka https://www.k-of.jp/     * Kansai Open Forum: in November Osaka https://www.k-of.jp/
     * Open Source Conference 2020: https://ospn.jp/     * Open Source Conference 2020: https://ospn.jp/
-===== cycling in Tokyo =====+===== Cycling in Tokyo =====
   * A mobile holder is extremely helpful, for example model "finn".   * A mobile holder is extremely helpful, for example model "finn".
   * [[http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/35.7526/139.6404&layers=C|openstreetmap]] has a great overview of roads good for cycling. One should prefer these over normal roads.   * [[http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/35.7526/139.6404&layers=C|openstreetmap]] has a great overview of roads good for cycling. One should prefer these over normal roads.
   * google maps normal walking instructions can be used, In the city, cycling uses 50% of the walking time estimation for me.   * google maps normal walking instructions can be used, In the city, cycling uses 50% of the walking time estimation for me.
   * screen blanking should be disabled   * screen blanking should be disabled
- +  * Google [[https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1274420223769108480|is working on better routing, for example "bike in train" transport etc.]]
 ===== Osaka ===== ===== Osaka =====
   * 大阪ミナミ(なんば、道頓堀、心斎橋 周辺) 大阪の観光場所です。グリコが有名。とてもにぎやかで、美味しいお店やお土産物やさんがたくさんある   * 大阪ミナミ(なんば、道頓堀、心斎橋 周辺) 大阪の観光場所です。グリコが有名。とてもにぎやかで、美味しいお店やお土産物やさんがたくさんある
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   * 箕面の滝 - 自然がいっぱいです。大阪の北のほう。野生の猿が。 http://www.mino-park.jp   * 箕面の滝 - 自然がいっぱいです。大阪の北のほう。野生の猿が。 http://www.mino-park.jp
  
-===== links =====+===== Links =====
   * http://travel.rakuten.co.jp/en/ -- hotel lookup/reservation app   * http://travel.rakuten.co.jp/en/ -- hotel lookup/reservation app
   * http://www.thehotel.co.jp/en/lonestar/   * http://www.thehotel.co.jp/en/lonestar/
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     * Amanohashidate fishers village, mountain with lift     * Amanohashidate fishers village, mountain with lift
     * Ine, Kyoto prefecture: port seeing/ship cruise     * Ine, Kyoto prefecture: port seeing/ship cruise
 +  * trains: Japan has some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_named_passenger_trains_of_Japan|special trains]], many very expensive though. [[https://twilightexpress-mizukaze.jp/en/|Twilight express]], train suite, ななつ星in九州. Tickets start at $2.500 for one overnight trip.
 +
 ===== my 'todo list' to visit or do in Japan ===== ===== my 'todo list' to visit or do in Japan =====
   * いつかこんなグループと一書に歌いたいです:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6s6YKlTpfw   * いつかこんなグループと一書に歌いたいです:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6s6YKlTpfw
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     * Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku     * Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku
     * Takao Beer Mount     * Takao Beer Mount
 +  * Ideas for golden week:
 +    * https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2427.html
 +      * Dewa Sanzan: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7900.html
 +      * Mount Hakkoda: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3780.html
 +      * Okama Crater: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7929.html
 +      * The Japanese Alps
 +      * Hokkaido has nice mountains, but its still cold at Golden week time..
japan/visit.1576688897.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/18 18:08 by chris