Fuji Rock Festival Gaijin

gai·jin (gī'jēn', -jĭn') n., pl. gaijin. A non-Japanese person.
fes·ti·val (fĕs'tə-vəl) n. A program of cultural performances and exhibitions: a music festival.

Monday, July 25, 2005

All packed

I'm all packed and ready to go....

Friday, July 15, 2005

Slack

I've been really slack with sorting out my trip recently.

I've got a final list of things I need to buy and sort out before I go, which I'll try and do this weekend.

Looks like I'll be reading alot about places I want to go to on the plane!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Meetup

Had an email from another gaijin intrested in meeting up at the festival.

If there's anyone else that fancies meeting up, my email is at the side of the page --->

Monday, June 20, 2005

Offbeat

Nice offbeat guide here

Getting there

I have received my confirmation letter for my Fuji Rock tickets!
I have also booked a room for a couple of nights in Roppongi...

Getting excited now :)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Grr

I'm still waiting for my ticket confirmation from Smash Corp - The people who put on the Fuji Rock Festival. I have emailed them twice but have had no answer :(

Will book my first two nights accomodation in Tokyo this weekend. I would prefer to stay around Harajuku or Roppongi. There are some good online accomodation finders listed in the Rough Guide book.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Forum

Yes, the Ghibli museum is well worth it mate. Its in Inokashira Koen, which is a beautiful park too. Kichijoji is the station you need on the Inokashira line. Its a really great district/part of town. I highly recommend the bar (forgot the name) on the second storey as you leave the main inokashira koen exit, its on your right. You won't miss it, down the street with all the cool shops/restaurants. As for the Ghibli museum, they've got a lifesize robot from laputa and stained glass windows!!! from several ghibli films. Enjoy yourself mate, Japan is wicked, you'll love it. Check out Roppongi hills, Shibuya at night. SHIBUYA at niiiiite!!!! And Shimokitazawa. That's Tokyo only, tho! TOO many places to enjoy! HAVE FUN! I've only been to Osaka once, but stayed for a few days in Kyoto too which is WELL worth it if you're in the Kansai region. Head there for a bit at least, its only 25 minutes from Osaka on the train. Very green, beautiful city. Have fun, and try to forget about Bart for a bit. Niice

-Recomendations from someone on SquatJuice.com

Rough Guide

I had a look through my Rough Guide last night and marked things that I would find interesting and places to stay. It was only after an hour of research that I realised the book is the old edition :(

I've ordered the new one off Amazon.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Quick Ideas

Here's a brief lists of places / attractions I'm interested in visiting around Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

Tokyo / Around Tokyo
Shinjuku Large entertainment, shopping and business district.
Shibuya Busy district for younger generations.
Harajuku Japan's teenager capital.
Rikugien Beautiful Japanese style landscape garden
Ghibli Museum Hayao Miyazaki's small theme park for Studio Ghibli who did Princess Mononoke / Spirited Away.

Osaka
Osaka Castle Reconstruction of the great castle.
Minami Famous entertainment and shopping district.
Peace Osaka Museum about the horrors of World War II

Kyoto
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3950.html Will probably do one of these day tours around the temples, or find something guided at the tourist office in Osaka.

Will take a look at my Rough Guide and Lonely Planet in the next few weeks and add some more ideas.

Fraud

I got a call from the Fraud deparment of my bank this morning thinking that someone had tried to transfer ticket money out of my account without my permission. I had to answer about ten questions to confirm my identity.

The bloke from the bank said that they had quite alot of money laundering problems with Japan.

That'll be the Yakuza then.