Japan? Japan!

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  1. munka

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    Have to go to Fukuoka for a visa run. Any tips on what to do?

    Thanks
     
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    I wouldnt train it all the way here from there.. How long for?
     
  3. munka

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    Probably 3 nights 4 days. Where is here Tokyo?

    Problem is i don't have a passport on me as it will be at the embassy.
     
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    Can you go to the Fukuoka Aquarium and let me know if it is any good :)
     
  5. Boneman

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    Whats a 'Visa Run' ?
     
  6. munka

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    I live in Korea, but recently changed company. So I have to leave the country, get a new visa, and run back in. Dropped the passport and application in this morning. Get it on the 12th and then back home. That leaves this afternoon and the next 2 days to make the most of.

    As for the aquarium idea, thank you, but my son is obsessed with aquariums and isn't here. I'd love to take him if he was, but I've been to 3 in the last few months! (Busan, Jeju and Aqwa in Perth)
     
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    But that's the same in Japan. You can't apply for a working visa from within Japan. Happened to me as well 20 years ago. After changing my company and the existing visa becoming invalid, I went to Bangkok to apply at the Japanese embassy for a new working visa.
     
  8. munka

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    Ok so today got my visa application in then just wandered along the beach area, given it was 2 degrees, it was a fairly lonely affair. Used the gym, then went to hard rock cafe to ensure that good work was useless. There isn't much in the way of good local food to eat around here sadly, I like Japanese food.

    Tomorrow I have a teleconference for work in the morning, then I've booked a tour in the Asahi Brewery for 2:30pm, which will no doubt take up most of the afternoon. Next plan is to hunt down some Ramen noodles in a milky broth (what this area is famous for). The 12th itself I have a trip to the embassy to get my Visa, and then off to the Aussie embassy to get something notarised...

    That leaves me with the 11th, which I now find out is a public holiday (UGH). There are some big underground shopping centers around I might track down, or go for a walk in the hills around here. Other than that, still looking for suggestions for that day :)
     
  9. nostorm

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    I stopped over at Fukuoka on my trip over there, and I have to say there's not a huge amount of things to do. I recommend the Tonkotsu Ramen, it's quite nice. Apart from that theres not a lot going on in Fukuoka.
     
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    Skytree? Forecast is blue sky, could be perfect. Needs reservation though, Wednesday will be crowded.

    Edit: No way :D I did not not realize your are in Fukuoka.
     
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  11. munka

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    Yep a 1 day trip to Tokyo to visit Skytree with the crowds it kind of out of the question! :)

    Nostorm - Had some Ramen noodles today so that is that bucket list item tickets, doesn't mean I can't again.

    Asahi Brewery was "ok" but when they gave us some beers at the end they sat us in the groups we booked with, and enforced that we sat there, my group of 1 was kinda lonely, and the other groups were completely Japanese or Korean speaking, but the tour guide gave some sympathy and stood with me for a while so I didn't drink alone. All in all not a bad way to kill an afternoon, but another english speaker sure would make it easier.
     
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    That's a good alternative, free of charge and less crowded. But again: A one day trip to Tokyo just for this does not make sense.
     
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    My girlfriend are now living in Fukuoka city for the next year or so. This is my third time in Fukuoka so I know my way around and have gone through the arduous tasks of getting a mobile, getting an apartment, registering my address with the council (fuck that was a chore), etc. But I don't actually know anyone here... Are there any Overclockers in the south end of Japan?
     
  15. munka

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    me, for the next 24 hours anyway!
     
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    Damn, when are you leaving?
     
  17. munka

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    7pm tomorrow if my Korean visa gets approved. Tomorrow is kinda busy anyway with a few embassy visits. Ill post here if my visa gets delayed.
     
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    I'm guessing the Visa wasn't delayed then? More beer for me :)
     
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    Embassy in Fukuoka?
     
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    Cool, so this thread which i've seen for quite some time now has relevance - I got onto the Jetstar 2 for 1 deal and myself and GF are headed to Tokyo on the 8th of June.

    Excited as I never saw myself going for any reason other than the snow.. but I have a mate who hopefully will be there still who speaks the language..
     

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