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also, i think it has something to do with the whack-ass pricing system of hotels in japan.

some places charge by person, not by room. that creates problems like bringing BZs back to a single room and etc.

but then, when you book a double room, you just strike out completely.

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also, i think it has something to do with the whack-ass pricing system of hotels in japan.

some places charge by person, not by room. that creates problems like bringing BZs back to a single room and etc.

but then, when you book a double room, you just strike out completely.

exactly. i'm trying to book a hotel right now but we got 3 heads. that just makes it even more difficult. 2 is no problem.

anyone have any decent hotels/spots they can suggest for 3 people?

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I've done 3 to a room at the Cerulean and they didn't care. This was a long time ago back when my deadbeat friends would rather share a bed than get a room. Actually, nevermind, they'd still do that. I actually didn't know that places really cared.

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gaijin immunity bro

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exactly. i'm trying to book a hotel right now but we got 3 heads. that just makes it even more difficult. 2 is no problem.

anyone have any decent hotels/spots they can suggest for 3 people?

Not many decent hotels offer it but Cerulean do 3 bed rooms (Sky View Deluxe Twin) although one of the beds is a rollaway but it's still comfortable - they usually charge ¥6,000 although they didn't add it to our bill for some reason.

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i'm not entirely sure about this but i speculate most hotels in j-land have floor plans in which identical rooms are located in the same section / floor. that's how people get flagged and etc.

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gaijin immunity bro

True, because seeing 3 white guys equals seeing the same white guy 3 times.

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guys, will be doing tokyo-kyoto-hiroshima early september - storm season, how bad is it?

Also any recs on high-end sushi, kaiseki and kobe beef eateries?

Lastly, this may be a little out of scope here, but whats the general attitude towards disabled/wheelchair users in Japan? I am a bit worried that going to certain places might be restricted (in addition to stairs, tight spaces, etc), in terms of entering without shoes and such.

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most of highly commercialized / touristy places e.g. museums are equipped with elevators and have wheelchair-friendly features.

Your options may be somewhat limited if you want to hit up hole-in-the-wall type of places.

I've never really seen people in wheel chairs who are out and about in Tokyo (at least the areas I usually hang out in). Maybe I'm just being oblivious.

It may seem that a first-world country like Japan would be wheelchair friendly but all those regulations mandating accessibility are BS, I think (or maybe the rules don't extend beyond public venues and what is considered basic infrastructure)

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Tokyo the city is not always wheelchair friendly - there are just some old buildings (mostly refaced so they look new and trick the eye) that you won't be able to access. Space is at a premium, so basements and things are also common here.

On the other hand, I feel people in wheelchairs get treated well here, no looks or awkward moments, and you can do most things still, a lot of the nice things are ground or elevator accessible. Taxis are wheelchair friendly, you'll see a sticker designating access, and the driver can help you. There are elevators to the subway stations, but you should have a smartphone with maps to figure out where the elevator is, as there's only one elevator for many subterranean staircases.

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accessibility is always an issue, which can be overcome sometimes - my concern (without any prejudices) is on attitudes... do not want to be stepping/rolling over toes, etc. EU, US, I know the laws & regulations, and can communicate... however, I can't seem to find much information regard Japan. Also, very little disabled seem to be on the go in and about Japan, in general media (not that I have been watching intently), of course there are lot of old people, but thats not the same... but thanks for the insight so far.

I will have a smart phone and a mobile hotspot with me for navigation, but are there any specific apps/sites you guys know/use? Dismalfuture, you mentioned maps with lift locations, I guess your not talking about Google Maps?

And any pointers re: storm season and where I can get some kobe beef? : )

Oh, and is there still an Exotic car meet up every saturdays at Daikoku Pier?

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guys, will be doing tokyo-kyoto-hiroshima early september - storm season, how bad is it?

Also any recs on high-end sushi, kaiseki and kobe beef eateries?

Lastly, this may be a little out of scope here, but whats the general attitude towards disabled/wheelchair users in Japan? I am a bit worried that going to certain places might be restricted (in addition to stairs, tight spaces, etc), in terms of entering without shoes and such.

Honestly I was shocked by how many different spaces in Japan aren't handicap accesible, especially in the more dense cities like Tokyo and Osaka. But as far as attitudes go I wouldn't expect to be treated with anything but respect and the fact you can communicate will help as well.

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idk I'm into those.. Might stop by Ginza tmr to see if they're actually for sale if I get a chance. Probably expecting some lines.

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Do not like.

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LOL. DJRAJIO ONLY LIKES HIGH TECH SHUZ.

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any interesting off the beaten track type spots? headin to the boonies to see my fam and all is great, but there are some amazing gems in tokyo. got any off the beaten track areas to share?

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http://tokyodeep.info/

I don't think there a single better source of info than this site.

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thanks, forgot about that site!

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do you want to go to destroyed love hotels and ruins? or generally sketchy places?

i've been going to the western side of tokyo a lot these days. lots of decent food and cultural stuff.

asakusa chikagai (where furai-do and 5 hr records are) is pretty nuts. you guys should all check it out if you are ever in the area.

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standing bars in tate-ish (i think it's how it's pronounced) are cool too.

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yeah areas like that would be interesting. would def like to check out esow's shop

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S.L.A.C.K - 情. Free from his blog.

The tracks are Insane.

http://www.mediafire...vqzoq9nki455jzq

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what about streamer's coffee house. there's a half japanese girl who works there.

the coffee is excellent, so i was told

this.

streamers was probably the nicest coffee I had in japan! side note super jealous that you guys live in such an amazing country/city :)

i will be coming back to japan asap.

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S.L.A.C.K - 情. Free from his blog.

The tracks are Insane.

http://www.mediafire...vqzoq9nki455jzq

Pretty cool concept. Remix the entire soundtrack of Hanabi produced by Joe Hisaishi. Loved the original soundtrack.

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The SuperFuture guide to Japan is ONE of many reasons why I love this site. We had a great time in Shinjoku and Miketa. Jizo sikja omu!

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Ok, is there any small joints in Ikebukuro that sell some real cheap gyuudon aside from Yoshinoya and Nakau? I love both, but I want to try some other joints.

Im hitting up Wakoshi tomorrow also, are there any good spots for grub there?

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hey guys is there a japanese online shop where i can buy OTC japanese medicine? I wanted to get some general medicine like for cold, flu, sore throat and stuff. If possible recommend me some? lol

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anything going on this weekend?

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