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Gail Simone
06-18-2009, 03:33 PM
More soon, but holy crap, these are the nicest and friendliest people ever.

AND our room has a space toilet!

Outside my window is Tokyo Disneyland. I'm pretty much in heaven.

Breakfast here is a huge buffet with lots of Japanese dishes. My SON is pretty much in heaven!

And the Winnie the Pooh ride here is the most wonderful amazing ride in years. It's a blast!

Gryphon
06-18-2009, 03:34 PM
wonderful to hear

Free-Man
06-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Please tell me you plan on going to the Tokyo Dome Park!!!!

4PointOh
06-18-2009, 03:36 PM
Are there many places in Japan that are English-speaking? I'm curious because I'd love to visit, but don't speak a word of Japanese.

Free-Man
06-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Are there many places in Japan that are English-speaking? I'm curious because I'd love to visit, but don't speak a word of Japanese.

Up in Okinawa, I found quite a few English-speakers.

DungeonmasterJim
06-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Don't forget to look for Meiji Milk Chocolate. It looks sort of like a Hershey bar - black wrapper, a little bigger than a Hershey with bronze writing instead of silver. I'm telling you, you'll become addicted. :smile:


DM Jim

Tetsuo_man
06-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Space Toilets! Now I'm reminded of The Simpsons episode in which they visited Japan.

Flying Saucers Over Oz
06-18-2009, 04:46 PM
Gail's wandering the streets now, squealing "It's EXACTLY like in THE GEISHA BOY!"

Free-Man
06-18-2009, 04:48 PM
I wonder if Gail will buy a mecha.

Village Idiot
06-18-2009, 04:54 PM
I wonder if Gail will buy a mecha.

I'm wondering if Gail will buy a geisha boy.

West Mantooth
06-18-2009, 05:45 PM
I hear it's an ordeal getting out and in because of the swine flu thing.


Isn't that giant Gundam still on display?

Free-Man
06-18-2009, 05:46 PM
I'm wondering if Gail will buy a geisha boy.

I'm still realtively new here, so I'm afraid I don't understand all the Geisha Boy talk. Does Gail like the movie or something?

Arrogantcur
06-18-2009, 05:58 PM
I've been wondering: with all of the traveling, have you had a chance to visit 'Scuro yet? And, if so, how's he doing?

Infra-Man
06-18-2009, 06:12 PM
I'm wondering if Gail will buy a geisha boy.

Maybe a Geisha Boy/mech?

Arrogantcur
06-18-2009, 06:15 PM
She should be asking bert if he wants her to bring an extra one home for him before she leaves. That's only considerate.

Christopher Cross Is God
06-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Keep in mind, it's customary for American tourists to repeatedly say, "Domo arigato Mr. Roboto," to any Japanese person within listening distance.

Samurai
06-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Tell us about what Japanese foods you are eating, and how long are you going to be there?

a. non
06-18-2009, 07:51 PM
You gotta see the giant Gundam statue on Odaiba Island

Cam63
06-19-2009, 12:03 AM
Who's gunna try the fugu ?

Kyuubi
06-19-2009, 12:32 AM
ME! It makes you tingly, then they have to give you an adrenaline shot in the brain stem to revive you. After that, you spend the following three days not being able to see and trying not to bite off your own tongue.




Good times.

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 05:09 AM
You gotta see the giant Gundam statue on Odaiba Island

I did!!! It's amazing!

Weetomuncher
06-19-2009, 07:37 AM
ME! It makes you tingly, then they have to give you an adrenaline shot in the brain stem to revive you. After that, you spend the following three days not being able to see and trying not to bite off your own tongue.

Good times.

Sort of like a Pot Noodle then?

LewisH
06-19-2009, 08:16 AM
keep coming back in spite of tanks and oxygen destroyers.

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Calvin Government
06-19-2009, 08:20 AM
Best store in Tokyo? Condomania, the novelty condom shop. It's a chain there.

But, yeah, Tokyo is a ridiculously cool place. See everything you can! There are some lovely shrines, though Kyoto is a prettier place to visit. Roppongi Hills had some interesting art on display, though I went near Christmas time - I don't know if it's a year-round thing.

--

Also, to whoever asked...

There are a lot of people who speak English to varying degrees in Japan, especially if you stick to the major cities. You should have little trouble... but I'd recommend learning SOME Japanese before visiting. It just makes things easier in a lot of ways.

Lester C.
06-19-2009, 01:08 PM
Are there many places in Japan that are English-speaking? I'm curious because I'd love to visit, but don't speak a word of Japanese.

From what I read, keyword read, the answer is no. 99 percent of the country is Japanese with the other one percent being Korean and Chinese. Unless they plan on traveling abroad for business there isn't much of a need for them to learn any other language than Japanese.

cedardryad
06-19-2009, 03:14 PM
I too was going to suggest the giant gundam. If you see it take pictures next to it, if possible. It will be hard to fit everything in the shot.

Gail Simone
06-19-2009, 04:01 PM
I've been wondering: with all of the traveling, have you had a chance to visit 'Scuro yet? And, if so, how's he doing?

Oh, he's fine, thank you for asking. Yeah, he healed up good, but got another cut under his eye, thankfully not as bad. They have so little fur, and they run so fast that they get cut up a lot. :(

Gail Simone
06-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Our son speaks passable Japanese, so he's been a big help, but it's amazing how much you can accomplish with just a few words; please, thank you, hello, the numbers one to ten, you're welcome, and pardon me.

Alan2099
06-19-2009, 04:15 PM
Any giant monster ramped through the city while you were there?

Weetomuncher
06-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Our son speaks passable Japanese, so he's been a big help, but it's amazing how much you can accomplish with just a few words; please, thank you, hello, the numbers one to ten, you're welcome, and pardon me.

Usually English speakers just speak louder and louder until the 'dumb foreigner' understands what they're saying.

Attempting to speak the language of the country you are in is a better way round the problem and generally gets you more respect from the local people.

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 04:32 PM
Gail, have you had a chance to hit the Ginza yet? They have the best watch shops.

Cam63
06-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Oh, he's fine, thank you for asking. Yeah, he healed up good, but got another cut under his eye, thankfully not as bad. They have so little fur, and they run so fast that they get cut up a lot. :(

Sounds like the brakes need looking at.

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Oh, he's fine, thank you for asking. Yeah, he healed up good, but got another cut under his eye, thankfully not as bad. They have so little fur, and they run so fast that they get cut up a lot. :(

Excuse my ignorance, but who's scuro?

DoctorDoom
06-19-2009, 05:53 PM
I loved Tokyo when I went a few years ago.

Glad you're loving it too!

Gail Simone
06-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but who's scuro?

My dog, a rescued Greyhound.

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 06:00 PM
My dog, a rescued Greyhound.

Ah. And he got hit by a car? That sucks. The same thing happened to my Beagle during Thanksgiving a few years back. It was a miracle that he lived at his size.

Gail Simone
06-19-2009, 07:24 PM
No, he got in a fight with an animal of some kind and got a wound on his neck. He's fine now.

Cam63
06-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Wild critter ?

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 07:54 PM
No, he got in a fight with an animal of some kind and got a wound on his neck. He's fine now.

Wha?! I thought you lived in Portland or something. Are wild animal attacks like that common?

Cam63
06-19-2009, 08:09 PM
G'day, newbie.

Whoops.

I take it that poster was a banee ?

mgs
06-19-2009, 08:43 PM
What about comic book shops? Visit any? :confused:

Free-Man
06-19-2009, 08:45 PM
What about comic book shops? Visit any? :confused:

Silly American!! Why waste time at mere comic shops when there are legions of HENTAI shops she could spend time in?

Samurai
06-20-2009, 12:07 AM
What about comic book shops? Visit any? :confused:

There are used manga shops... check out Mandarake.

But new manga is sold in regular bookstores in Japan.

Free-Man
06-20-2009, 12:03 PM
There are used manga shops... check out Mandarake.

But new manga is sold in regular bookstores in Japan.

And grocery stores..and everywhere else.:biggrin:
Why can't American books have that kind of market pene:frown: tration?

FalconX2000
06-20-2009, 12:11 PM
No, he got in a fight with an animal of some kind and got a wound on his neck. He's fine now.

Tried the 'sushi ingredients on ice' restaurants yet?

Aspield
06-20-2009, 12:28 PM
HAVE A BLAST.

Try getting a fashion makeover, Tokyo style. That should prepare you for convention season here.

And don't forget to buy odd surprising things in vending machines. Just for your pals in convention season (like thongs for DiDio and school girl skirts for Bendis, etc).

Flying Saucers Over Oz
06-20-2009, 12:48 PM
ME! It makes you tingly, then they have to give you an adrenaline shot in the brain stem to revive you. After that, you spend the following three days not being able to see and trying not to bite off your own tongue.
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Hell, that's how I spend most of my time anyway.

Oh, and Gail lives in Oregon. Yes, we all sympathize, but she seems content with it, so...

Gail Simone
06-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Wha?! I thought you lived in Portland or something. Are wild animal attacks like that common?

No, I live in a teeny coastal town about four hours from Portland.

Arrogantcur
06-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Oh, he's fine, thank you for asking. Yeah, he healed up good, but got another cut under his eye, thankfully not as bad. They have so little fur, and they run so fast that they get cut up a lot. :(

Well, I'm glad that he's physically and emotionally okay now, except for that one cut. :smile: