Kansai Tour 2010! April 5, 2010 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Any chance for a meetup in the Kansai region of Japan?

I am planning to be in Kyoto (20-25 May), Hiroshima (27-28 May), Ise (29-31 May), and Osaka (1-3 June). Would any MeFites in those areas be willing and able for a meetup? Sorry, Tokyo, while I will be in Narita for 8 hours on the return, I just don't see a noon-time meetup at a noodle stall in Ueno working out for anyone....
posted by GenjiandProust to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:46 AM (8 comments total)

Best I can do is point you to a really tasty sushi restaurant in Narita, if you've got some time to kill before the airport. Go straight out of the main exit, past the traffic circle. Turn left at the light, heading down the main street towards Narita-san temple. The sushi shop is on the right side, before the Barge Inn (I think). It has traditional wooden framed sliding doors, and a long counter to the right, and tables and chairs to the left. Enjoy Kansai.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:17 AM on April 5, 2010

I may be returning home near Kyoto for the months of May and June, but won't know for a couple of weeks if I can indeed make it back...
posted by KokuRyu at 9:50 AM on April 5, 2010

Make it a little further southwest and I'd be up for it! Hiroshima is a tiny bit far, especially for midweek.
posted by that girl at 5:58 PM on April 5, 2010

I just don't see a noon-time meetup at a noodle stall in Ueno working out for anyone....

Actually, noon at a noodle stall in Ueno (one station away from me) would be about as perfect as it gets for this particular Tokyo Mefier.

But seriously, your layover in Narita may seem long at 8 hours, but it's almost more trouble and time and money than it's worth to come all the way into Tokyo... Good luck with your Kansai meetup!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:33 PM on April 5, 2010

I'm always here. I don't know how to leave, so we should definitely meet up. Also, I favorited a comment of yours yesterday. Also, I just left Genji-town (Uji) a couple hours ago. Don't think I haven't been watching your status via AskMe too, KokuRyu.
posted by planetkyoto at 8:28 AM on April 6, 2010

Kansai Meetup! Kansai Meetup! Wheeeeee! I'm pretty much always around in Osaka, and I'm even willing to venture into Kyoto if I have to.
posted by emmling at 10:20 AM on April 6, 2010

I am currently internetless due to moving to Osaka, so this is a placeholder to wave my little lurker flag around and go Yay meetup!
posted by harujion at 3:57 AM on April 7, 2010

Well, it looks like meetups in both Kyoto and Osaka are possible. Does anyone have a place to recommend? Feel free to memail me for more travel information, if that would help.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:46 AM on April 7, 2010

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