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    Sending a shout out to any DJTT readers in Japan -- I'm heading out there at the end of this month and would love to connect with other DJs; I'm planning to hit Tokyo, probably Kyoto and perhaps Kobe. Anyone out there have some tips for travelers, or want to meet up? Cheers!
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    ride a taxi and say HUBBA HUBBA Honcho! you have to spend a night in those coin operated hotel/beds. Ride the subway during rush hour. Yell GODzilla, I did, in okinawa. Eat as much street food as you can.
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    Actually just eat as much food as you can. I really think the Japanese take culinary from Mc Donalds to other restaurants to a whole new level. I know it sounds stupid, but I didn't have sushi until like my third trip, it just didn't cross my mind, freaking amazing. Be prepared for a lot of pointing at pictures, I rarely encountered someone who was proficient in the language, I'm happy with nonverbal communication so it wasn't a big deal.

    Go shopping for weird electronics, I've seen tons of devices that never crossed over, at least in the same form. Hit the stores and get immersed. Love the way the whole things operates as a system of people, they have some other kind of mentality that I think everyone can learn something from observation.

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    Literally go to any ramen joint. Food is amazinggggggg there. Also head to ropponngi for some club action. I've been to Japan several times and its so good there. Also go to Tsukijii fish market. Best sushi in the world there, literally lines of Japanese people waiting in line for sushi there. Its literally the best sushi in the world, amazingly good.

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    Thanks, just as background, I have been to Japan twice before (short visits, like this one will be; the last trip was 4 years ago), so I'm a little familiar with the really basic things (and yes I definitely plan to eat tons of great food!) I still have pics up from my last visit online somewhere; including Tsukiji market I was thinking more in terms of stuff specific to DJ and music culture but definitely any thoughts are welcome. And in terms of food, I would love any tips on reasonably priced and memorable kaiseki-style meal experiences in any of the areas I mentioned. But yeah I pretty much loved all the food I've encountered in Japan from the ramen shops to street vendors to sushi to izakaya....


    edit found my pics - http://turntablepoetry.com/japan/ - each link is a different photo set
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    Very Jealous of your trip! Im going in december (seems a year off) to visit my brother one exchange in Korea and were gonna stop off in Japan for about 10-12 days.
    Lets us know how it goes!
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    Bump! Anyone know any record stores in Tokyo that I ought to check out?
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    Watch for ninja's - although you won't see them, obviously...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Watch for ninja's - although you won't see them, obviously...
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    Bump! Anyone know any record stores in Tokyo that I ought to check out?
    disk union has multiple shinjuku locations that are genre specific. always a blast.
    http://diskunion.net/st/shop/e_index.html

    technique records is in shibuya and worth a look. on the map, 109 shibuya building is an easy location reference.
    http://www.technique.co.jp/store_info.html

    jetset is super impressive, in shimokitazawa. there are a lot of other small shops to check out in that area as well, with some web searching to reveal more, relative to your genre interests.
    http://www.jetsetrecords.net/location

    and the dub store, for all your dub needs!
    http://www.dubstore.co.jp/en/shop.php

    tower and tsutaya are decent for general stuff, magazines, plus kinokuniya for books, etc...

    and definitely hit five-g music in harajuku. it's right at the JR station to the right of takeshita dori. there's a little entry way to the elevator, and then take it to the 4th floor to see an incredible synth shop. all the classics plus the future.
    http://home.att.ne.jp/yellow/fiveg/MAP.html

    (if that piques any interest you always have big city music in studio city to visit locally.)
    Last edited by mix architekt; 07-22-2012 at 10:20 PM.

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