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Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:18 pm
by bert425
coasterbill wrote:Am I the only one who can’t see any of these photos? They all show a plain white outline box for me and text that says “image”. It’s like that on the full site and mobile site (on my phone).

It’s only this thread for some reason.


what browser are you using? maybe that's it? I use Firefox, and have no issues seeing the pics either at home, or on my Work computer.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:29 pm
by coasterbill
Firefox for mobile. That’s weird, I’ve never had an issue with it and it’s only this thread but it’s also not a very popular browser so it’s really a non issue. I blew the dust off of safari and it worked. Sorry for bringing that up now that I realized the issue since I’m pretty sure it’s an issue limited to me and like six other people. :lol:

Great report! Japan sounds amazing. The way the recovered so quickly from that earthquake is seriously impressive.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:58 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
Can testify that the Dotonbori wheel/oval was running in mid-April when I was out there, bummer it was down for you guys though. :?r

Still, if I find myself back in Osaka, I wouldn't mind checking out those smaller parks since they flew under my radar last time.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:56 pm
by grimby
bert425 wrote:this was a fantastic update, and the post Earthquake picture is BRILLIANT.

and wow, that Yakiniku restaurant looks fantastic. I've had sorta-similar Korean meal like this, but never a Japanese one. Will have to look if I have anything near me like this to try..


Fun fact: It's the same thing. It is actually Korean BBQ, Japanese people call it 韓国のバーベキュー. Basically Korean BBQ
Yakiniku just translates into "grilled meat". You can see on the tables in the pics there is some diced radish kimchi.

Korean food has become very popular in Japan over the last 10 years.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:20 pm
by OldJJman
Seeing the Shinkansen footage (with AWESOME clarity!) brings back some GREAT memories. I need to get back to Japan!

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 pm
by robbalvey
coasterbill wrote:Am I the only one who can’t see any of these photos? They all show a plain white outline box for me and text that says “image”. It’s like that on the full site and mobile site (on my phone).

It’s only this thread for some reason.

It must be because all the photos are linked to Twitter. But I assume based on all the comments the problem is on your end.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 am
by coasterlvr
bert425 wrote:
and wow, that Yakiniku restaurant looks fantastic. I've had sorta-similar Korean meal like this, but never a Japanese one. Will have to look if I have anything near me like this to try.



gyu kaku is very good and have a lot of locations around the nation. but yes, this is Japanese and not KBBQ. they both have grills, but imo, that's where a comparison stops. :)

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:46 am
by robbalvey
jtaudioacc wrote:gyu kaku is very good and have a lot of locations around the nation. but yes, this is Japanese and not KBBQ. they both have grills, but imo, that's where a comparison stops. :)

Agreed, I've had so many people look at our pictures from Gyu-Kaku and say "Oh, I have a Korean BBQ near me!" but that's not even the same thing at all. Not even close, IMO. That's like seeing someone with a bowl of rice in Japan and going "Oh, I have a Chinese food place near me." I think people sometimes don't understand that Asian food is very VERY different from culture to culture.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:35 am
by Afterburner
coasterbill wrote:Firefox for mobile. That’s weird, I’ve never had an issue with it and it’s only this thread but it’s also not a very popular browser so it’s really a non issue. I blew the dust off of safari and it worked. Sorry for bringing that up now that I realized the issue since I’m pretty sure it’s an issue limited to me and like six other people. :lol:


I've also had problems seeing this thread on my laptop, were I use Firefox, but it works fine on my phone, where I use chrome. I've also noticed embedding issues with Twitter on other sites when I use Firefox, but apparently it works fine for other people? :shrug:

Anyway, this whole trip looks amazing. Even without the parks, Japan looks like a place I could explore for weeks and never get bored.

Re: TPR in Japan - 2018 - Theme parks and Japanese Fun!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:26 am
by bert425
robbalvey wrote: I think people sometimes don't understand that Asian food is very VERY different from culture to culture.


the only solution, is that I have to go to Japan to try all this food :)

starts a Japan-savings-account for an eventual trip. . maybe next year!