Just saw your FB photos, awesome! Looks like you went everywhere, definitely more places than I've been. I've always wanted to go as far west as Fukuoka but never had the time and chance from my previous visits. Probably because I enjoyed the Kansai regions a lot (particularly Kyoto) and I just never got bored in Tokyo...
Unfortunately, I'm too self conscious to go to an Onsen.
Jesus, I keep doing that. I'm not trying to do it on purpose, I just want to send a message and then once that's done, I go somewhere else!
Onsens weren't too bad, first time was just my mates & I (there was no homo tension), then we went to a public one with other (older) men and it wasn't bad. Sure, there were some cocks hanging out but that's expected. Gotta... be mature about it, right?
Pretty much, we went from Tokyo -> Hakata (Fukuoka), Kagoshima, Mt. Aso, Miyajima, Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka / Kobe then back to Tokyo. It was super bad ass.
Cheers for your advice, here's that NGD I've promised you. It may not be anything amazing, but I do love it!
Whereabouts in Japan are you now? I found out that Okubo and Shin Okubo (in Tokyo) have a fair amount of music shops as well (about as much as Ochanomizu from what I've heard) so you may wanna check those out if you get the chance.
I forgot how insanely hot it can be during summertime, but it's still great. Also Shinjuku has everything, loads of stuff to do!
That does sound like a killer deal! Golden Week is only during May though, right? Things aren't really cheap here in the UK.
Thanks for the venue list, will check them out. Any band will suffice, just to see some local bands would be interesting.
Deadly Premonition is a Japanese game that revolves around you playing as a quirky FBI agent in a small village where everyone knows each other. Graphics are PS2 standards, audio is badly done, controls are clumsy and everything is weird. But, it has it's bizarre charm and the plot isn't TOO bad. Haven't heard much of FME, but Bayonetta seemed like a good old schooler.
I've moved onto Dead Space 2 and Mortal Kombat. Good shit!
EDIT: Lol, I`m a tard and posted this on my own wall.
I`m currently in Shinjuku, it`s face meltingly hot and I`m in an internet cafe. Japan is cool so far, I went to a few guitar stores in Shibuya and tried out an Edwards. MORE WILL FOLLOW
Let's put it this way... an RG1527M costs 3500AUD here. I got mine in Kyoto for 700AUD (Golden Week marked down from 1000AUD retail). I chose that over a 700AUD Edwards Michael Schenker replica. I've seen some dirt cheap J-Customs, RG7620s and K7s as well, but remember, I'm from Australia.
If you can get some Japan exclusive models (like Killer, Edwards etc) for cheap, by all means do so.
Haven't heard much or played Deadly Premonition and I dunno if I'm gonna add any new games to play since I've still got an outstanding back catalogue to go through. I may get the latest Castlevania though....
EDIT: Looks like I liked, I just bought Bayonetta and Front Mission Evolved (such a dissapointment the latter...)