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#91 slvrdrgn123

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:16 AM

Lol, I liked how you had to bend over to look through the peephole. You should just make another one higher up so it's easier on your back.
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#92 Ravenlunatic

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:27 PM

That was great
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#93 shyguy0383

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:14 AM

Hey Cheapy and Kirin, long time lurker here. This might be off topic but, I just wanted to ask how much it cost per month to live in japan? Including rent, food, transportation. Im planning to visit Japan soon, and I was hoping to get some first hand advice rather than just visiting and reading guides from websites. Im not flashy, but I do want to live in a comfortable, safe area (either rent an apt or hotel) and I dont wanna be too cheap on food (i wanna enjoy and savor all the great delicacies that japan has to offer). I also want to go visit around the tourist sites (temples, hot springs, and other tourist hot spots). And lastly, I want to be able to buy some souvenirs (FF stuff, clothes, etc.) So...can you guys give me a ballpark on how much I would spend or start saving up? From the price of that pizza alone, im saying that I should have atleast 5k. Thanks in advance! Also, I hope you can forgive me for threadjacking :)

#94 boozi

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:20 AM

Wasn't it something like 1367 yen or something around that? That's what I heard, more or less :P

And Kirin, please mention any crazy things you encounter there, like Cheapy does. I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan next year (hopefully, if I'll have enough financial support, which a big concern, obviously).
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#95 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 04:32 AM

Wasn't it something like 1367 yen or something around that? That's what I heard, more or less :P

And Kirin, please mention any crazy things you encounter there, like Cheapy does. I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan next year (hopefully, if I'll have enough financial support, which a big concern, obviously).

Haha, 1367 yen is about what I spend on a decent-sized lunch here. I'll type up a more detailed post when I get the time in an hour or so - I'm working on some teaching materials for my classes right now.
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#96 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 08:14 AM

Hey Cheapy and Kirin, long time lurker here. This might be off topic but, I just wanted to ask how much it cost per month to live in japan? Including rent, food, transportation. Im planning to visit Japan soon, and I was hoping to get some first hand advice rather than just visiting and reading guides from websites. Im not flashy, but I do want to live in a comfortable, safe area (either rent an apt or hotel) and I dont wanna be too cheap on food (i wanna enjoy and savor all the great delicacies that japan has to offer). I also want to go visit around the tourist sites (temples, hot springs, and other tourist hot spots). And lastly, I want to be able to buy some souvenirs (FF stuff, clothes, etc.) So...can you guys give me a ballpark on how much I would spend or start saving up? From the price of that pizza alone, im saying that I should have atleast 5k. Thanks in advance! Also, I hope you can forgive me for threadjacking :)

Okay, where to begin...

First of all, the exchange rate right now is about 118 yen to the dollar - that should give you a rough estimate of what you're looking at spending in American dollars when I start talking about how much everything costs in yen.

Hate to break it to you, but an apartment is going to be out of your league unless you're looking at living in Japan on a more permanent basis. Most landlords require key money, which can be up to several times a normal month's rent. I live in a pretty rich town, and I'm fortunate to only be charged about 40000 a month - apparently my school subsidizes the cost, which is actually closer to 70000. Hotels aren't exactly cheap either, but with enough searching (browse the travel books for recommendations) you may be able to find something within your price range. An acceptable, and cheaper, alternative to a hotel would be a ryokan (Japanese-style inn), which is what I used when I stayed in Tokyo many years ago. Kimi Ryokan in Ikebukuro (a Tokyo suburb) was around $60 a night, if I remember correctly. Youth hostels might be up to a fourth of that cost, but that'll mean you'll be sleeping in a room with other people - probably not a good idea if you want to "live comfortably". If that's still too much for you to handle, I suggest you start making some friends over here and beg for a place to stay.

You can probably enjoy a few decent meals on about 3000 yen a day. I spend far less than that, since I like to cook at home most of the time, and lunches at my school are reasonably priced. The going rate for eating out in Japan can range from about 700 to 1500 for an average meal, depending on what you're hungry for. Ramen and curry are near the bottom of that spectrum, with nicer pastas and varied meals near the top. I wouldn't shoot for too many extravagant "delicacies" (2000+) unless you're looking to waste money on food when it could be better spent on other things.

Tourist stuff, let's see... An average train ticket will cost you about 200 yen per trip. Of course, if you want to travel across the country by shinkansen (bullet train), you're looking at the possibility of spending up to 20000 on a one-way ticket. Visitors have the option of getting a rail pass (apply before you come) that gives you unlimited access to shinkansen and JR lines for roughly $500, so if you want to do lots of travelling, I suggest going that route. I spend 1100 yesterday for an hour-long ride to check out Himeji Castle yesterday with some friends, which was worth every penny (so to speak)! My vice-principal gave me free tickets, but I think admission was 800 yen or something along those lines. If you're looking at checking out some temples, some have free admission, others (the big touristy ones) might be 500 yen or so. Souvenirs will vary depending on your spending habits. I once dropped $500 in one weekend in Akihabara, but that was unusual for me. My spending habits on little unnecessary things vary so much from week to week based on my activities that it's hard to ballpark it.

My first trip to Japan was in the late summer of 2000, for three weeks, and including airfare and a rail pass I think I spent around $4500 - that might be the best rough figure of all, I guess. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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#97 shyguy0383

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:43 AM

Ooooh thanks Kirin, thats extremely helpful. You're right about the apt...there is no way i can afford that, but the Ryokan sounds like a really good suggestion. I would want to stay in youth hostels only if im rooming with girls :-) (sorry...that movie Hostel came into mind...well i want something like that...less the killing though). As for food...I LOVE RAMEN!!! But I wanna try new things from japan like Okonomiyaki (sp?) and Takoyaki and all that good stuff that we dont have here in America...like Pepsi Cucumber and Final Fantasy potion. As for making friends....Im trying to get some of my friends to come along with me and explore japan. One of my friends is half japanese and have relatives there...I have relatives there too but I havent talked/seen them in ages. As for the cost...if its below 10k, Its definitely doable...this will be my last vacation before I start working full time as a nurse so I need to make it count.

P.S. I really want to try that japanese toilet...I think thats the first "furniture" im going to buy once i get my own place.

#98 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:02 AM

As for food...I LOVE RAMEN!!! But I wanna try new things from japan like Okonomiyaki (sp?) and Takoyaki and all that good stuff that we dont have here in America...like Pepsi Cucumber and Final Fantasy potion.


You're in luck - okonomiyaki and takoyaki are both pretty cheap, about the same as a bowl of ramen. Pepsi Cucumber has already disappeared from the market, and though Potion is set to make a brief comeback, I can't imagine that'll be around for long either. Still, there's always tons of new, strange stuff being introduced, so who knows what you'll find when you finally get here.
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#99 Tapio

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:09 PM

yeah i watched this few times cause its so funny!
specially the bow part :D

#100 shyguy0383

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:40 AM

You're in luck - okonomiyaki and takoyaki are both pretty cheap, about the same as a bowl of ramen. Pepsi Cucumber has already disappeared from the market, and though Potion is set to make a brief comeback, I can't imagine that'll be around for long either. Still, there's always tons of new, strange stuff being introduced, so who knows what you'll find when you finally get here.



Hahaha...i was just joking about the pepsi cucumber and the final fantasy potion. LOL...even though i would like to try them, they arent in my list of "must eat, must try" food.

#101 kaaspeer

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:33 PM

When all the food is too expensive you could always eat Cup Nude!
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#102 shyguy0383

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 11:48 PM

When all the food is too expensive you could always eat Cup Nude!
http://patrickmacias...ng-love-is.html



LOL...silly japanese people...what would they think of next :applause: ....I really need to get my ass to japan soon :D

#103 boozi

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:28 PM

You're in luck - okonomiyaki and takoyaki are both pretty cheap, about the same as a bowl of ramen. Pepsi Cucumber has already disappeared from the market, and though Potion is set to make a brief comeback, I can't imagine that'll be around for long either. Still, there's always tons of new, strange stuff being introduced, so who knows what you'll find when you finally get here.

Thx for the updates Kirin :P Having a lot of fun, huh? Anyways, keep us posted ^^ It's fun to hear weird stories involving JET participants XD Btw, are you planning to be there for a year or for 2 years?
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#104 phamtq

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:00 AM

I'm heading to Japan for two weeks in September 08. I'm preplanning a year in advance so I'm happy when topics like this come up. I've looked into a "gaijin house" that's tailored towards foreigner and that price isn't that bad (japan-guide.com puts it at 40,000-100,000 yen = $345.92-$864.80 per month).

I'm using the Rosetta Stone program to learn some Japanese so in about a year, I should be able to eat, go to the bathroom, and count. :D

#105 larryface

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:25 AM

Having lived in Japan for half a year, the "That'll be 75$" literally made me bust out laughing because it's so true. Good show, sir.

#106 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:50 AM

Thx for the updates Kirin :P Having a lot of fun, huh? Anyways, keep us posted ^^ It's fun to hear weird stories involving JET participants XD Btw, are you planning to be there for a year or for 2 years?

They've upped the limit to five years now - it used to be three. As for how long I'm staying, I guess that all depends on how I feel in a few months. Right now I'm having a blast, though, so I'll likely stay at least another year. I still can't believe they pay me this much to sit around and play games on my laptop for most of the day.
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#107 boozi

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:00 AM

They've upped the limit to five years now - it used to be three. As for how long I'm staying, I guess that all depends on how I feel in a few months. Right now I'm having a blast, though, so I'll likely stay at least another year. I still can't believe they pay me this much to sit around and play games on my laptop for most of the day.

That kicks ass man. I'm planning on doing that at some point. Before that, I'm planning on studying abroad next year ^^
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#108 jabosmurf

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:48 PM

Lol

#109 Punk_Raven

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:18 PM

yal niggers got that oreo pizza yet?

#110 youruglyclone

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:25 PM

yal niggers got that oreo pizza yet?


does oreos even have a presence there?

oh here's a picture for the curious

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#111 SteveMcQ

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:18 PM

That looks horrific.

#112 boozi

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:53 AM

That looks horrific.

Looks horrific, tastes like heaven >_<
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#113 youruglyclone

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 11:39 PM

Looks horrific, tastes like heaven >_<


I totally agree with ya

#114 Punk_Raven

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:53 AM

Damn. Atleast put a smiley face in that shit or somethin.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 05:09 AM

He knows you are a foreigner. You didn't say thank you verbally!

Anyway, for those of you who have never been to Japan, you are going to have to throw out your CAG skills at the window. Westernized stuff here is really expensive.

Fact: Did you know Ninja Gaiden was for Xbox 1? A lot of gamers do not know. Don't trust me? Go to stores like Target and Wal-mart and ask.

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#116 VanillaGorilla

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 09:32 PM

That thing is tiny. Come on Cheapy, where is your American Sized Appetite!?
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#117 MetalBuu

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:53 AM

Haha, I liked the bow cam.
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#118 Dark_Sage

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:27 PM

Related? (Also, not sure how to un-embed, since it automatically did so when I typed in the link. My bad.)

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:54 PM

Related? (Also, not sure how to un-embed, since it automatically did so when I typed in the link. My bad.)


Lol pizza scientists.....

Does that guy piss anyone else off? They must be getting hobos for the study because I dont now one person that wold even try some of that shit

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#120 misterine

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:50 AM

Really? No tipping at all? Even at bars or restaurants?



tipping is a western thing.