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 No.142141[View All]

I made a couple threads about a year ago on homelessness, drifting, and vagabond traveling. A wiz that homeless traveled through Japan recounted his travels in those threads.

Since then I've not been able to forget your experiences and I've thought about them everyday and have wanted to replicate them. I wonder if you're still around wizzie. Anyway, you might remember how I mentioned that I wanted to follow in your steps. Well, I didn't do it. But I'm starting to plan again, and I think I will do it this year.

Are you still out there Japan wiz?
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 No.158354

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>>158351
Error: File too big to be reliably handled in memory.
Do you know any other convenient place to upload? If not then i can split it into smaller parts.
>>158277
Ok. Lets put this homeless fantasy aside and make an actually useful guide for budget travelling around japan. You can be homeless in your backyard. There's no need to go to japan if you only want to collect aluminium trashcans drink alcohol, stink and shit in back alleys.
-move either by bike or a motorcycle. You should consider renting a motorbike rather than buying a cheap one locally because if it breaks, you're less fucked in terms of repairs.
-sleep in a tent. If you're going there in the summer than You wont even need a lot of warm clothes but beware of rain. Nobody can tell you what clothing exactly to bring because it will change along with weather. Clothing in Japan isn't expensive so I wouldn't bring too much of it with myself. I wouldn't know where good spots to set up a tent are. I was travelling by train after all. Im sure if you travel by coast there should be many good spots along the beaches. I'd be scared of the tides though.
Of course you can sleep on the benches in a sleeping back. Think about the rain, what happens if you are awaken in the middle of the night by rain? Shit, that's really good question i'd like to know answer to myself. If a tent gets wet it can still be packed onto a bike but hauling all this additional water in a backpack would be exhausting. I'm gonna say it again. Train stations are the best because they provide a roof. But you cant enter one if there's an employee working there. I don't remember bus stions having any form of roofs.
-cook rice foods on a camping stove. I don't know where to refill or buy a new tank though. Or settle for bread and canned food but you won't like it very much. Hot cooked food is irreplaceable. Most konbini stores have microwaves and hot water free for use, it might come in handy. Bring your spork and knife with you. I couldn't find any there.
-water. There are rivers everywhere but I wouldn't drink from them. If you are in the mountains and find some brook/stream then I'd risk drinking it after filtrating. A bottle of 1.5/2 litres of water costs around 100 yen so it's not so bad. If you manage to find bigger bottles that's even better. You can also refill your bottle at any public toilet with tap water. I'd filter it anyway.
-washing your clothes and yourself. Use a bucket to wash yourself with a water from some river and then use it to wash your clothes.
-medicine/first aid. I only used band-aids for the blisters and abrasions on my feet. I (almost?) had a diarrhoea twice(once after my first japanese rice bowl and second time after drinking tap water from 7eleven) but it was more like "damn, im not sure if i can hold this shit much more before coming home" than "im gonna shit myself to death". Sometimes you just cant stomach some food and have to shit it out asap. I didn't had any infection. Sunburns? Not in june and not with my skin, you are different. Bring little bottle of sun-cream with yourself. if it's not enough buy it locally. Head bandana was just enough but if you can, get yourself cowboy fedora. Wilderness/bugs touching your head in forest is really unsettling. I didn't hear anything about ticks living in japan but cobwebs were pretty annoying.

Most of those advice can be found in any generic travelling guide anyway. The only difference here is geographical.

 No.158357

Nice pictures, went through all of them during one hour.

Very cool view from that ski jumping slope. I really digged all the photos of cars as well, some nice rarities (rare over here at least) you found.

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>>158357
Yeah, that's something funny. Everybody will tell you Saga and Obihiro are boring and there's nothing to do there… It might be true but i found many rare cars there. I think I've even spotted the mythical Supra (mk2/3) twice in those towns but it was from a bus/train so i couldn't take a photo. It was my general conclusion - best cars are found in rural/smaller towns with flat terrain around. Perhaps poorer regions might be a better definition. If you're wondering about pic related its nissan bluebird 310 (ProductionAugust 1959–63) Pretty cool, ain't it?
Ban'ei kyōsō Is a pretty unique event in Obihiro. Horse races but with a twist. I only took photos of the scoreboard because i have won on my first try and forgot about other things to photograph.

 No.158429

>>156930
I can go to Japan for 90 days without a visa, but what happens if you overstay the visa? I heard the cops are ruthless and will deport you and ban you from ever coming back.

I only have few thousand bucks saved up and I don't know how I would make money or get a job if I was there.

 No.158430

>>156970
Japan has the 2nd lowest murder rate after Iceland, no black or brown people, no Muslims, and the Japs are the only non-whites who like white people. Japan is like a safe space for white people who want to get away from the Muslims, blacks and browns who have been imported into our countries.

Also Japanese anime, video games, manga and music are higher quality and less anti-white then any of the shit America makes now. White people are portrayed more positively in Japanese anime than they are in Hollywood movies.

 No.158431

>>157692
Thanks for the honest take. It's weird reading this since I planned on going to Nagoya for a long time.

 No.158432

>>158011
Holy shit Akihabara sounds like paradise for a perverted degenerate weeb like me.

 No.158433

>>158165
If you get scared, go to the embassy.

 No.158435

>>158429
Don't overstay. Jap cops and jails are ruthless especially when it comes to gaijin offenders.

>>158433
What for?

 No.158436

>>158435
How are they ruthless

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>>158430
> no Muslims
hahahahaha. That's how you spot someone who wasn't there in person.
Unless you mean muslims as an daily, average sight on the street. I don't know. Im not used to seeing them in poland and i didn't see them in japan. They were exclusive to big cities. They do exist but they aren't as annoying as in the west i guess.
>the Japs are the only non-whites who like white people.
Have you ever been to thailand or philipines? I think we should drop the whole "white male masterrace and everybody else is an enemy". World isn't as scary as you paint it.
>Japan is like a safe space for white people who want to get away from the Muslims, blacks and browns who have been imported into our countries.
If your country is really like that then i feel sorry for you and I hope this never happens to me.
>Japanese anime, video games, manga and music are higher quality and less anti-white then any of the shit America makes now.
Racism-wise you might be right but in general anime itself is a jewish ploy to disable boys socially into basement dwelling manchildren. Akihabara is a great showcase of this phenomenon. You can get your ego stroked by an anime character or a 3dpd for money. That's what they want. To develop a dependence and craving for something they can sell you."Oh your mommy didn't love you? Your parents never taught you how to make friends? Here, watch this video. It will make you forget about your worries for a while.", "Oh you would like to travel but scary people on the internet told you its too dangerous and you actually don't even have enough money to afford a trip further away than an hour train ride out of your city? We have a show just for you!" You can confront me with a single argument- "im pirating everything so nobody gets any money." Movies, music, books and other digital media gets pirated too. Media is a key word here. It's a product. Movie and music lobbies are fighting strong with piracy, anime industry wants to fight too but they know the real money lies in merchandise and not in shows themselves.
DISCALIMER. It's just my opinion and a way i perceive anime industry. You're free to do whatever you want. Im only saying I don't want to be in places like akihabara because they disgust me. Damn i get way too pumped over it. I watch anime too. Mostly adventure/supernatural/shonen series so im not devoted against anime too much.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_idol
>[…]but, junior idols can, and some do, eventually enter the AV industry.[citation needed]
That's what im talking about.
>>158431
Don't sweat it. it all turned differently. Japanese 400 meter mountains are nothing like karpaty. The smell disappeared when I reached hiroshima and never came back again. Smell of food from restaurants turned out to be a rarity. Quite a lot staff members in hotels and train stations were talking english. Going around Nagoya was easy peasy with gps(like everywhere else). I figured out the pillows behind head on trains are adjustable so it was pleasant too. Nobody forced me to drinking bitter tea. Their milk tea is delicious. Calpis is great for a change of taste too. Homeless are not an issue. They're unlike our ones that smell like piss beer and other unbearable smells. Their smell was unnoticeable. And J-hobos are habituating only bigger towns. There was this park/spot where they were gathered orderly. A really unusual sight. (35.727370, 139.802677). Now that I think about it i wish i could come back to Nagoya, it is an… unique city (especially around Nagoya castle). Or at least that's the impression i got of my first japanese city i walked around.
>>158429
Even if you overstay, don't camp in one town for more than a week. The more you stay in one place the more you're arousing suspicion of local police. Safest option would be to take a round trip to korea by ferry to get a new 90-day visa.

 No.158461

>>158429
They can arrest you on the spot and put you in jail so that they can check your background thoroughly or kick you out of Japan for five years with no guarantee you’ll ever be let in the country.
Considering you're not likely to go to the immigration office, hat in your hand, pleading for an extension of your visa; as >>158441 said, you're better off going back and forth between Korea and Japan every 3 months.

 No.158467

>>158441
>Racism-wise you might be right but in general anime itself is a jewish ploy to disable boys socially into basement dwelling manchildren.
What the fuck do the jews have to do with any of this, are you using "jews" as a generic way to describe "ebil masterminds acting in the shadows" or do you sincerely believe this nonsense?

>Your parents never taught you how to make friends?

Go away normalshit.

 No.158547

>>158467
How can you know for sure who is behind it all?
>Go away normalshit
Did I strike a nerve here? Slice of life fan here? That's what I meant. SoL as a substitute for real socialising. It's all fun but I think we're drifting too off topic here though.

>>158165
Are you going to post pictures during your rip or afterwards?

 No.158583

>>158547
>Are you going to post pictures during your rip or afterwards?
I will probably be posting updates here if there is interest. So long as I can find wifi, which I hear can be accessed at every convenience store, which is quite convenient.

 No.158584

>>158583
There is very much interest please do

 No.158816

>>158441
>You could use a WEtransfer it holds large files with no registration but you need to let us know when you upload fast because the file goes down really fast.
I really loved your insight on anime culture Wizzie, thanks for sharing this!

 No.158950

I embark on my journey in 5 days. When I created this thread more than a year ago I never thought I could get through the anxiety of just buying a flight, and relented it to a daydream.

But my time has finally come.

 No.158951

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>>158950
seems it's your turn now, good luck wiz. hope you enjoy japan as much as i did

 No.158954

>>158950
Please do keep us updated if possible. I've quite enjoyed following along with everyone elses journey on here.

 No.159014

>>158951
Thank you wiz. Are you the OG Japan wiz or the Polish wiz? Any place or thing you recommend?

 No.159017

>>159014
yeah i was the one you were referring to when you made this thread. i don't know what your plan is, but i can tell you what i would do differently

i would have left in december because going in september sucked, it was way too hot and humid for the majority of the 3 months. the mosquitos were insane, and i was forced into my sleeping bag as soon as i stopped biking, which sucked because the days were so hot, i was hot, and my sleeping bag was hot, but it was a choice between either getting eaten alive by bugs or cooked alive in heat. maybe a tiny tent or some similar thing would have helped. i would have brought a rugged solar panel for charging devices and mounted that on my bike. alternative i would have paid for a pedal-powered charging kit. i had neither and was too lazy to stop and think of a solution so i stole electricity from outlets and was going to be arrested for it, wasn't smart

in general i brought too much and ended up throwing away 80% of everything. especially stuff concerning water, i never anticipated how easy it is to get water in japan. you're never more than like an hour from a convenience store unless you're going through the mountains or the rocky coasts. in the convenience store you just bring an empty jug in your backpack and use the restroom, fill it from the sink. of all the tools i brought, i really only ended up using my bicycle repair kit, the multitool, and a fucking plastic spork. clothes as well, i threw away everything except what i was wearing

i would just go there with the absolute bare minimum, but have a good backpack, and when the need arises for something just buy it while you're there. you might not throw things away like i did but i guarantee you will end up bringing a bunch of stuff you never use. i still use the same pair of croc-like shoes i bought there as my only footwear even today. the cheap 100 yen flashlight, and a bunch of other random stuff i picked up when i needed it

i don't know if i can recommend any places, but just as a test i suggest you go to a touristy place fairly early into your trip. if all the tourists, meme cities, buses, people taking pictures, the moneygrubbing, etc doesn't immediately make you want to vomit then you can can probably just use any "top 10 spots in X" as a recommendation for your travel. if all that leave you disappointed, just go anywhere else. that was what i did after reaching nara and seeing the deer, it was a fucking dump. maybe not even, i had wandered into an actual dump days earlier and that was actually more interesting. i liked the rural places, mountain roads, abandoned places, bamboo forests, rocky coasts, big ass rice fields, and farming villages the best.

 No.159018

>>159017
Do you plan on going again, wiz?

 No.159033

>>159018
i don't have a job and don't see myself working ever again, that means i couldn't ever afford a second trip. i never imagined i'd ever do that first trip though either. probably if i ever get enough money i'll do the same impulsive purchase of a 3-month plane ticket though

 No.159050

>>159017
I am happy that you're still around wiz.

>i would have left in december because going in september sucked, it was way too hot and humid for the majority of the 3 months. the mosquitos were insane, and i was forced into my sleeping bag as soon as i stopped biking, which sucked because the days were so hot, i was hot, and my sleeping bag was hot, but it was a choice between either getting eaten alive by bugs or cooked alive in heat. maybe a tiny tent or some similar thing would have helped.

Well in this regard I'm doomed as I leave in three days, so I will have to endure the heat. I carry a bivy. Maybe I should get one of those bug nets to wrap myself in, hopefully I can find one in Japan.

>i would have brought a rugged solar panel for charging devices and mounted that on my bike. alternative i would have paid for a pedal-powered charging kit. i had neither and was too lazy to stop and think of a solution so i stole electricity from outlets and was going to be arrested for it, wasn't smart

I have two power banks. I guess that I'll have to go into places that allow you to charge like libraries, McDonald's, Starbucks, or convenience stores (if they do, hopefully).

>in general i brought too much and ended up throwing away 80% of everything. especially stuff concerning water, i never anticipated how easy it is to get water in japan. you're never more than like an hour from a convenience store unless you're going through the mountains or the rocky coasts. in the convenience store you just bring an empty jug in your backpack and use the restroom, fill it from the sink. of all the tools i brought, i really only ended up using my bicycle repair kit, the multitool, and a fucking plastic spork. clothes as well, i threw away everything except what i was wearing

That's good to know. I'll be carrying a 1L container for water. I'm gonna go over my stuff to make sure I'm not carrying anything I won't be using. I have very few things already.

>i don't know if i can recommend any places, but just as a test i suggest you go to a touristy place fairly early into your trip. if all the tourists, meme cities, buses, people taking pictures, the moneygrubbing, etc doesn't immediately make you want to vomit then you can can probably just use any "top 10 spots in X" as a recommendation for your travel. if all that leave you disappointed, just go anywhere else. that was what i did after reaching nara and seeing the deer, it was a fucking dump. maybe not even, i had wandered into an actual dump days earlier and that was actually more interesting. i liked the rural places, mountain roads, abandoned places, bamboo forests, rocky coasts, big ass rice fields, and farming villages the best.

I was thinking of doing the Shikoku pilgrimage, but if that bores me I will go somewhere else. Or I'll just exist under some bridge.

 No.159061

>>159050
shikoku was pretty cool, because of the pilgrimage they had tons of rest stops along the roads, basically just little huts with benches inside. it made finding a place to sleep before night super convenient. towards the western part they grow lots of citrus which you can snack on. cutting through the center through mountains it is very uninhabited and has steep roads. in general there are hardly ever any sidewalks so riding a bike on the edge of those places roads like that always scared me. sometimes there are grates or metal things along the road, and if they are wet you can very easily slip and fall in the middle of the road, though that is all over japan not just shikoku. i still remember seeing the first monk doing a pilgrimage there, he was powerwalking with a huge backpack almost as fast as i could pedal my bike uphill, and whenever i stopped to rest he would get ahead of me

 No.159075

>>159017
Good to see that you're still around.

 No.159076

>>159061
Thanks for your tale wizzie. You should share more.

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>>159076
if you want to pick one of the spots i bookedmarked there, or anywhere in between the spots, i can tell you about it

i don't have a good memory so this is what i actually end up doing myself, i go to streetview and retrace my path and it jogs the memory of that day

 No.159100

>>159085
Tell us about Ehime, seems like you went to a lot of places there.

 No.159101

>>159050
Good luck Wiz. Keep us updated.

 No.159127

This is one of the best threads … On the whole Internet. Honestly.
>>159050
Safe travels, please post for us

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>>159100
most of those bookmarks were placed during my second time through and just random stops i made at convenience stores. the first pass through ehime i didn't really do much. i went straight through it to the port of matsuyama to get a ferry and be in yamaguchi/yanai before night.

but i can still write about it. the first pass through ehime was from kochi to matsuyama and involved going through the mountains, over rivers, and lots of small villages. this was probably week 2-3 of being in japan. there was hardly any convenience stores in these places and so that's why i kind of rushed through it. there were abandoned houses and stuff even along the main roads in the mountains. one building was completely rotted inside, no floors, yet the roof was somehow still there. i went inside and looked around and the dirt floor was actually soft and had old papers and clothing and things. i found a bunch of vinyls and a bag, i put the music in the bag and kept them with me for the entire trip, bringing it home at the very end.

another abandoned house along a main road in the mountains was once a store, there was a few others alongside it, and it was situated on a steep slope. you could climb the slope a bit and there was another house further back. that one house was without a doubt abandoned, windows and door were either broken or opened, but the inside kept alright from the roof. it had a lot of knick knacks, books, even pornography vhs. they must have had only 1 daughter because the only other bedroom was full of old 90s electronics and toys, posters, clothing, shoes. there was just stuff everywhere in that room.

also near that house was a store or something, it was opened too. it must have been a woodworking thing, because the bottom level of it was filled with pieces and chunks of wood. back in the day you could have just pulled over from the main road into this gravel area and it would have been part of a strip mall type of thing, with the few other buildings attached stretching out from it. the others weren't opened.

there was an old house to the side as well, it was really old, just had the sliding wooden doors like you now only see on temples. it was completely empty aside from a few stuff. this house was definitely older than all the others yet it looked great inside. the people who lived there must have packed everything up and moved away. it was filled with spider webs and when i opened a sliding closet thing, it was like a family shrine, somewhere they put a photo of their dead parents maybe. the pictures were face down, there was some of the stick incense still there, lighters, and other things. a rat was in the bottom of that space nested in a pile of some fabric. there was some pots in the kitchen, it looked nothing like a modern kitchen, there's wasnt an empty space for the fridge so they must not have had one.

further into the mountains was another abandoned building, the front door was open. it had two almost hot-tub sized tiled pools in the front, and the floor was littered with crab shells. there was living arrangements in the back of this, and the blankets in the sliding wall closet things still looked clean. they had carpet on this floor, there was dead bugs and things but nothing else really. upstairs was another carpeted loft, there was a small animal skeleton in here, like a cat or dog size. there was also a few glass baubles with an opening on one end lying around the floor. they were pretty big like 14 inches in diameter, i think they were street lantern bulb covers because in some other areas they have similar big glass bauble lanterns wrapped in a net-patterns of rope.

that was all in between kochi/ehime. aside from the abandoned houses you went through a lot of tiny villages and villages that are built onto steep slopes. the mountains mostly have bamboo. in between the mountains there's usually a river deep down. there's a lot of bridges. you end up going through a few mountain tunnels, and using roads made by leveling off part of the slope. so one side will be the mountain, the other will be a railing and you can always look around. on the mountain side the use a lot of concrete and rebar to reinforce the side, there's also huge metal guards and mesh things sticking out and driven up along the mountain to contain falling rocks. sometimes near cities they'll place geometric concrete forms, or maybe they mould the conrete with the patterns, but you'll see hexagons and fake rock/brick along it.

it seemed like just old people lived in these places. they do a lot of farming somehow, you also see small plots for vegetables and things people groe for themselves around their houses. on the top of many of these mountains, there are little temples and shrines.. i think this is because mountains are kami. they are a pain in the ass to reach but once you're on top it's mostly the same everywhere. they have stone blocks or actual stone stairs leading all the way up with the arches at either end, a thing for washing your hands that's usually full of nasty water breeding mosquitos, small tiny house shrines along the border, and the actual temple building.

coming down from the mountains to matsuyama, it was really steep, going on my bicycle i was afraid of how fast it was accelerating me, and there was a lot of curves, if you went over the railing on the edges you could maybe die. so i was going down with my brakes on not even pedaling. toward the end however you get this sight from above of matsuyama, the coast, and the bamboo between you and it. at the very end you are going down still very fast but it stops curving and you are rewarded with this straight 'slide' almost. i coasted for a few minutes down this road and it was so much fun seeing everything appear. then you know you get into the actual city at this point. all the cities look the same to me and i don't really pay attention to stuff inside them. i ended up finding a mall and i bought rubber croc shoes. i then went northwest to the port, got a ferry ticket to yanai/yamaguchi, and waited in line. i basically go to the front and wait for all the cars to board and be secured inside the cargo of the ferry, then at last i go in, a guy takes my bike and attached it to the side, and i go up. a ferry has a big cargo thing on the bottom level, and then above it there's a lobby. there are bathrooms, usually an open area filled with vending machines that cook ramen for you, serve ice cream cones, or just soda/snacks, there's also rooms to the side with windows and stuff so you can look around. the people in the lobby didn't really talk, there must have been 40 passengers though. they all were on their phones, were reading, or using a tablet or something. most of the people on tablets were reading digital manga. deboarding is basically the same as boarding but in reverse with me last.

it was night when i got off, and i didn't think it would rain, so i just went to the nearest temple and slept in front of it on the ground. during the night i could hear some guy beating up a succubus and people yelling at each other. attached are some pictures taken between muroto and matsuyama. aside from the stuff i can definitely remember and the pictures that show street signs i'm not sure where they were exactly taken, but it definitely covered going through ehime my first time.

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 No.159140

>>159137
where did you get money for the ferry?

 No.159141

>>159137
>those triangular/caltrop shaped breakwaters
I love that. It's a very small but very japanese thing.

 No.159142

>>159140
before trip i called bank and got sent debit card with a working chip so i could buy stuff in japan. it's probably like $20-30 which isn't much when you don't have to pay for a place to sleep. you have to take a ferry to get to and from shikoku though unless i didn't know about a bridge. to go south into kyushu you can use an elevator and actually go through an underwater tunnel

 No.159150

I arrived yesterday. From today on I sleep outside. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get to Mt. Fuji.

 No.159154

>>159150
i would take your time and don't feel like you're in a rush. it took me 2 months before i realized i didn't always have to be traveling and sitting down to look at stuff is fine. you're basically on vacation

 No.159192

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I just remembered something funny. On one of my last days, at one train station in Tokyo there was an information center. I asked employee where i can put my trashbag. I did it just to see their reaction. I expected her to point me in some direction or say to keep it but instead she said "Just give it to me, sir" and bowed slightly with her cup shaped hand gesture to take the trashbag from me. They do this on trains too. There are ladies going through cars from time to time and collecting trash. I always tried to put trash directly into their big trashbags but they insisted on taking it from me to put it away themselves. Btw there are trashcans next to entrance/exit of cars, so it isn't like there are no trashcans at all. Now imagine this level of… attitude, devotion or professionalism in "the west" railways. It all probably boils down to economy. Emptying stationary small trashcans or having one person go through cars from time to time. I personally think other nations just cant be taught to not litter so they place trashcans everywhere in hopes that someone might bother to use it.
>>159150
If you ever come close to it beware of the bears. Perhaps wear a bell ring just in case.

 No.159211

I finally made it to Shikoku. It cost me a lot of money which I'm not happy about but it's done. I'm trying to practice detachment as the Buddhists preach. I'm at Temple 6 right now, thankfully it has WiFi. It's very tiring and the sun hurts and the heat and walk carrying my backpack is oppressing. But I can't turn back.

Now I'm off to continue onto Temple 7. I've got two hours till sundown. Hopefully I can make it to a few more temples before it's time to find a place to sleep.

>>159137
>>159192
Thanks for sharing. I don't have the individualism required for just going anywhere so I've set myself to do the Shikoku pilgrimage. I need to be told what to do, I don't work well with winging it, it seems.

I didn't end up going to Mt. Fuji. I took a line as far from Tokyo as I could then went to a bus station. None of the buses were heading close to my destination so I gave up and headed to Shikoku.

 No.159213

>>159211
Japanese Buddhist temples have wifi? Why can't churches have it in Canada

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 No.159216

>>159213
the temples are all businesses basically. having free wifi so people can post selfies and dumb pictures is basically free advertising. makes sense to me

 No.159233

>>159213
Some do. Not all unfortunately. Only two, IIRC, that I've been to so far had WiFi.

 No.159258

>>159192
Can you tell me where you bought your mamachari? If I recall it was like $40, or just cheap. I also think I'll get a bike.

 No.159275

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>>159258
not him i got mine from a walk in "mall tunnel" (see pic) i dont know what they're actually called but they are streets turned into tunnels almost with the street covered so you can shop around during bad weather im guessing

probably bicycle shops in a city will sell them though, it would be very weird if they didn't

 No.159379

I might have the opportunity to do this, but with Russia instead.

 No.159380

>>159379
Is this something that's safe to do, even for a native Russian? Most of Russia is wilderness, ripe with dangerous predators and terrain. Combine those with territory made hostile by border disputes and other politics and you might find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere without a direction to go. That is assuming you're going to be trekking across the country.

If you're staying in the urban areas then I'm sure you'll be fine. From what I hear (probably mostly pop culture crap though) there are plenty of neat abandoned towns and cities where tourists like to visit. You might find yourself a whole apartment complex to live alone in.

 No.159381

>>159380
It might be dangerous in the arctic north, but not really the more temperate parts. I'm mostly just interested to see if it's possible. If I try it, I'll just make a thread here and chronicle once in a while.


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