Next Trip Advice...

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  1. Yoshimoto

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    Hello all!,

    So I am prepping for my next trip short Tokyo trip. It has been at least 7+ years. I am not asian and my Japanese is too rusty.

    Phone:
    1. Any recommendations for getting a sim card? I have only seen some for data that were alright. My phone is fine for Tokyo. Otherwise I might rent a ghetto phone again.

    P4P advice:
    Any type of place or delivery and a preference for Japanese but open to Korean or Chinese. I have seen the Korean sites listed on here recently.

    1. Any kyonyuu places that are friendly? Looking for extra big but not too chubby. Natural is nice but I am also a fan of overly enhanced. (I saw cutie-bomb and one other place in the same local on here but any more would be cool.)

    2. Looking for a wife kind of place as well. To find someone in their 30s.

    Keijiban:

    1. Any advice for places I can hit from overseas to set something up? Happymail I can't call from here to start service. Bakusai I couldn't figure out the correct section. I used to hang out on mixi ages ago so I can do the online thing.

    Nanpa:
    1. Any bars/areas where OLs or older women might head to unwind? My Nanpa is ok but it has been too long.

    Thanks tons! I will continue reading up here on the forums.
     
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    I'll answer the phone one, the rest you can find out most of the current information by searching around the forum.

    When you arrive at Narita (I assume Narita) there are a bunch of shops right at the exit after customs that have a whole slew of options available for mobile devices. I strongly recommend you go with one of those options. It will be difficult and likely more expensive to get something after you leave Narita.
     
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    Thanks for the info!

    I think I am going with Softbank for a phone or sim card.
     
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    Does that work for American IPhones?
     
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    My guess is that the phone would need to be unlocked in order to use those services. If its a sim-free model, then it should be no problem.

    I actually carry a sim-free version of a Galaxy for this purpose which works well when traveling.
     
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    ok thanks that clears that up.
     
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    I noticed yesterday that Bic Camera sells those b-mobile sim cards.

    I wondered if it was the same as this: http://www.bmobile.ne.jp/english/devices.html - Didn't have time to check those sim cards closely yesterday.
     
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    Thanks. I think I'm just going to save myself the hassle and rent a portable wifi out there next time.
     

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