So, I thought I'd do this giveaway. It's been a while since I did a nice invite-only giveaway.

If you've been to Japan, feel free to share with us your favourite places or things you did while you were there :)
If you haven't and wish to, feel free to share with us why you want to visit it.

Here's a random photo dump of my trip to Japan in 2016 jump on the catbus
Oh, here's what you were looking for.
My apologies to the Japanese SG members here, I made an assumption in thinking this game had a region restriction on it.
So, as a matter of recourse, I am doing a SECOND GIVEAWAY here for everyone!

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Have you ever been to Japan?

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Yes, and I loved it
Yes, but it's over-rated
No, but I'd love to
No, and I have no interest in going
I'm only doing this poll to skew the results

Im blacklisted :|

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What did you do to get blacklisted by Japan?

just kidding. I'm blacklisted, too, welcome to the club. :)

2 weeks ago
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We're famous.

2 weeks ago
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Sweet, me too! We should start our own discussion thread, with blackjack, and hookers!

Or maybe just with giveaways...

2 weeks ago
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With blacklist and hookers

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Looks like I'm a part of not so exclusive blacklist club as well. Cheers.

2 weeks ago
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I was gonna WL you for that
but you're already on it. ,,\ /,

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And you are on mine

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I don't generally un-blacklist people for moaning about being blacklisted either.
However, I'm not sure why you are in the first place.

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All my blacklists seem random as I never add a problem with someone on this site and people just blacklist without giving a reason so out of the 8 people that blacklisted me I dont know the reason of none of them.

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I often blacklist people if they beg to be on a whitelist or complain in discussions.
I sometimes use my blacklist to restrict people from enrtering due to them having an excessively negative give:take ratio, cos, you know, fuck leachers.

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We have the same reason to BL people as I see

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thats probably why im in yours lol. im sure i had a complaint about something before in a discussion. lol

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I probably blacklist you for the other reason. I'm not that bad a person, so I've cleared you for entrance.

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If that reassures you I have 46 people that blacklisted me and only know why for a few. Don't worry buddy, sometimes people ain't have a good reason to do so, they just do because you said something they dislike, did blacklist them so they blacklist you back, etc.

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What kind of moan do you want?

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Lol! Now I know who is that person who blacklisted me! Haha...
I've never seen this Mayanaise, but it looks like he is not well and he is blacklisting everyone around for no reason.

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Couple people are everyone? What small circles you live in.

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XD, welcome back.

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There is always a reason, but that reason might not be logical; however, commenting something snarky like this gives me an excuse to keep you blacklisted. Have fun.

fun fact: there are actually A LOT more people that can't enter than are on my blacklist because the giveaway is set to Level 3

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My favorite part of the trip was living with Japanese family and meeting Japanese people.

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My favorite part of visiting Japan was using kotatsu. Japanese homes, and sometimes also hostels and lodgings are kept cold for western standards. Their heating is not always great. But they have kotatsu, a table with electric heater and a blanket. You sit by the table, have a tea, and your legs are kept warm under the table.

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In fact, the usage rate of kotatsu goes down to the northernmost part of Japan, Hokkaido.
why! Don't use it when it's cold! ?
You will think so.
It is too cold and the significance of existence of kotatsu is lost.
So a powerful oil stove and heating in each room are used instead.
Strangely, there are people who spend the room indoors in "warm the room temperature close to 30 degrees" and "T-shirts and shorts in winter".

lol ... True... 😁

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I always wanted to go to Hokkaido region in the winter. Maybe do some snowboarding and stuff, but what i really want to do is sit in those hot springs and drink sake :)

Thank you for the giveaway. Just so I'm clear, this game can only be activated in Japan?

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Ideal and reality.( 'Θ`)ooO(♨)
[NSFW]

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Have added another giveaway...

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I screwed up, fixed now.

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Ah, thank you for the heads up AND for the giveaway!

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Outdoor hot spring in snowy winter night.

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damn global warming. lol

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Nowadays i am watching Peaky Blinders and from title i was sure it was about it. Now i'm mad! Fooking blinders!

Anyway, i think you made a mistake when creating giveaway. Only people from Japan can enter.

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I screwed up, fixed now.

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It might sound a bit cliche but...the place I'd like to visit would be
and this would be me, in the second gif

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If you visit Akihabara, you have to visit Ginza and Shibuya as well... and Yokohama has a cool Chinatown.

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Tokyo is a scary place.
This is the world.😋

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My whole family has been to Japan (Toyko and Osaka). Would love to visit it someday.

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How did you miss out?

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work work work

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Living in an South American country. I would love to visit Japan for tourism, but my wallet says do tourism inside home \o/

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I live in New Zealand, so going to another country requires me to fly :P
i would love to live next to a country I could just drive to though, I love road trips.

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Couldn't find the option of "only made it to the airport and it was a 5 hours stay"

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Ah that sucks :( why were you only there for 5 hours though? That seems a bit strange, cos Japan is specifically a destination flight, and not a place that you would general just stopover in.

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It was a layover, so got to shop for some snacks and drinks.

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"Maybe next time, huh"

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No hablo Japan :[

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Seems my assumption that it had the typical region restriction on it was incorrect. Another giveaway added.

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That's awesome, thank you for the giveaways and the heads up Maya 💙

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It'd be nice to visit Tokyo next year to watch some of the olympic games. :)

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You should! Parts of the city don't seem to sleep during summer...

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when i was a teenager and still lived in SoCal i'd go to this neighborhood where a lot of Japanese Expats lived (Torrance!) just to load up on used manga. then i'd squirrel away back home with an assortment of dictionaries and guides to (badly) translate all of it. so if i ever managed to have the time and money to visit Japan, i'd probably just hunker down in any shop i found with, like, ALL the manga. all of it.

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Die happy surrounded by manga? Yeah, what I was surprised about when I visited (I think I was in Akihabara), was the sheer amount of adult manga. There are some things like that which seem a little disturbing.

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I'm in my 13th year in Tokyo now. I'm not into anime or manga at all. My Japanese isn't great either :)
Things main I like - it's easy to live here, it's safe, everything works. They all sound simple, but they make a huge difference in your day-to-day life.

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Agreed. As much as I'm not a fan of big cities, I could make an exception.

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Since I'm half Japanese, I have a natural interest in Japan. Also, seems like a cool place, with interesting people and culture. Hopefully I'll be able to go someday.

Also, thanks for the GA!

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Yes you should! I was surprised how many Brazilians in particular there were in Japan when I visited.

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Yeah, Brazil have the biggest Japanese community outside Japan. It is very common for descendants to go work in Japan.

As for me, I just want to visit and enjoy. Maybe a little vacation. We'll see!

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Why is the link not working? I'll sue.

I've never been to Japan, but I'd love to visit there one day. It's fighting for first place with New Zealand in "places I want to see before I die". I think the worse thing for me would be trying to learn Japanese before visiting because I'm a failure at learning things that aren't useless skills/knowledge. I've heard that Japan is easy to navigate if you know English, but I'd still prefer to learn some of the language before visiting a country that does not use my native language.

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You were joking about the link, right?

Well, Japan and New Zealand are both beautiful places, and you wouldn't really be able to tell them apart once you leave the big cities. Japan has a lot more culture & technology to offer, though once you've visited your 13th temple/ shrine/ castle/ manga store/ game arcade/ mall, they begin to look the same XD
I wouldn't worry about learning Japanese fluently, unless you've got a few years to do so! I knew very little Japanese (though I wish I had known more), and it was a great time. There was only a couple of times where the person I asked for help couldn't understand English at all.

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I went with family and family friends, we went to the usual Temples, some shopping districts in Tokyo and Osaka, and I forget which one of the SEGA Joypolis I went, had 4D amusement rides and such also had a car showroom advertising international car licenses. The best experience was about eating Japanese food though, oh and their trains are always exactly on time( this was about 10 years ago when the skytrains/transit in my area were never right on time)! The shinkansen was a smooth fast ride, I didn't even feel how fast it was going really.

...oh and the famous Japanese toilet seats, the butt cleaning water jet tickled lol.

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Nothing's changed, still as punctual as ever.

I did a lot of more rural travelling during my time, I also visited some random locations that were used in anime which was kinda cool.

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I visited with my family earlier this year and had a really great time. I highly recommend visiting teamLab Borderless and then visit teamLab Planets. Both are in Tokyo. If you can't make it to both then just visit teamLab Planets. I think the less you know about teamLab Planets the more you'll enjoy it - better to just experience it.

BTW hi from Wellington! Feel free to add me if you want to chat more on Steam

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Thanks for the input. I'd love to go back again, but they say variety is the spice of life. Not sure where I'll go next.

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I'd love to visit Japan. I just think it would be a really interesting place to visit, and pretty different from anywhere I've been. And I know I'll love the food there. :)

Also, I seem to be on your blacklist. Do you remember why?

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thinks for a second nope, no idea. There ya go.

Yeah, you will - I got addicted to ramen (both Soba and Udon - the Udon ones get a bit slurpingly-deliciously messy though), unagi, and beef/pork bowls. They also seem to do good donuts, go figure...

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Huh, I never expected donuts. I was thinking more of the sushi. Mmmm, sushi...

What's a beef/pork bowl?

Also, thanks. :)

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just a bowl of rice with a pile of sliced tender meat on top, and a side bowl of miso soup. Might sound simple, but it makes a great quick meal, and they often offer other side dishes. Yoshinoya was one of the places I used to visit often (https://www.yoshinoya.com/en/)

Sushi is great, but fried Unagi... mhmm, so yum! Also recommend trying Takoyaki, Taiyaki and Okonomiyaki.

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I've only had takoyaki out of those, but I am a big fan despite not liking octopus.

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It's incredibly humorous to me that a game with Tokyo in the title is region restricted from Japan.

I've never been to Japan, but it's a place I'd definitely be interested in visiting. I'd love to hike Mt. Fuji or take a trip around the countryside. Mt Fuji is an incredibly beautiful mountain.

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Mt Fuji is a bit of a tourist hole, and you can only really hike it in summer (so when there's basically no snow), but it's definitely work visiting that area - there's a pretty cool Theme Park, and nice lakes and caves in the area you can visit. Not to mention this famous tourist book landmark (a photo I took while there)...

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not entirely true :P you can climb whole year round, just fill the form if you want to avoid penalties [private property]. But during off season it's not as easy climb as in summer [wind and ice are not for begginers there]. :) Lake Kawaguchiko is worth visiting while there [and Aokigahara, purely for the 'forest on the lava with moss'' not the infamous thingie], but the latter is just my opinion

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Winter mountain climbing.
Recent incidents ...
[NSFW]
Police say body may be hiker who fell on Mt Fuji while live-streaming - Japan Today
https://japantoday.com/category/national/Police-say-body-may-be-hiker-who-fell-on-Mt-Fuji-while-live-streaming
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Stream....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8i-WX3Ajio
😨
Don't forget to be prepared.

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I'd love to,specially a Suzuka GP, but my finances are dreadful atm. So hopefully in a few years.
On the other hand, I got "Genki" and decided to learn japanese from January onwards, so at least I'll be able to "consume their culture" better.

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I've been meaning to expand my Japanese as well...
Yokohama is a great place in it's own right and not far from Tokyo. Worth at least a couple of days in that area sightseeing, and maybe visit the large outside Buddha statue a short train ride from there. XD

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Oh nice :), and those are some great recommendations; The threat has good comments all around so thank you for the initiative :)

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I just came back from Japan two days ago. :D I went with friends to several places around Tokyo. I really loved the food, although the food (and most other things) is significantly pricier compared to my country... 😥 Disney Sea was nice, but the lines... my legs and feet hurt so much afterwards... 😂

There's this restaurant called Gyukatsu Motomura that we really enjoyed. The brand has several branches in Japan, but we went to the Ikebukuro branch. The staff was so friendly and I really liked their food. I recommend it to people who plan to visit Japan someday. :)

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havent been to yet, someday tho, a couple of friends have gone and they loved it!

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Thx for blacklist =)

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I aim to please

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Bump

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