Japan is far more picturesque and the food is more varied and original. South Korea is great and the people are very friendly, but everything they eat is super spicy. There's more touristy things to do in Japan, but the experience will also cost more than if you visited Korea. Truthfully, neither place should be missed in the course of your life. Asia's long history gives them a sense of cultural dignity that is unrivaled on Earth.
It's totally technology related. What the fuck good is an ATM that ONLY works with the specific bank card you have an account at AND it closes when the bank does?
Their internet sucks, you HAVE to pay for everything in cash, most businesses won't accept a credit card. Most houses don't even have HEAT! Whatever the hell you want to call it, the place is low tech. Whether it's low tech by choice or laziness is another matter that's entirely irrelevant to this discussion.
Japan just sucks for everything related to modern life.
This entire post is only applicable outside of Tokyo.... which is the strangest thing. TWO cities in all of Japan resemble 2012. All the others resemble 1950.
Japan isn't what you think it is.
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EVERYWHERE HAS TOURIST!!! THIS ISN'T AN EXCUSE FOR "NO GAIJIN" things. Some bath houses don't allow gaijins either... and if you have a tattoo forget about it, unless you go somewhere else... that usually would have different "characters"
Could you imagine this stuff in say New York? You walk past a store and it says "No foreigners, unless you have an American with you"
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I'm pretty sure the Japanese prime minister has said some nasty stuff about the media that creates this image of Japan being a place of insanity and perversion.
I've been to both (and was stationed in Japan), and I can say Japan without a doubt. Really love that place. SoKo wasn't bad; really not a fan of the food though. And, granted it was a sign of the times, but everyone was just...on edge.
I recommend getting out of the tourist-trap cities and explore. Japan has an amazing mass transit system, and it's very easy to use. Pick a spot and go there.
Yes, as a whole, SoKo loves Americans far more than Japan does. There are many places Americans aren't allowed. Who cares? Japan's racist, more news at 11.
Also Japanese people work too much, they work way more hours than most people do. I have a friend Yuki, she's too fucking busy. She sleeps at the damn office a lot of the time because the trains stop at 12 and she's there working. Not working because she has "work" to do but working because some other guy is there and she's just "working" so it doesn't look bad...
Now this may sound weird coming from a person who worked 14-17 hours a day, but I cut that shit out... It was too much, I had no damn life, my life was work and sleep and business plans.
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Neither. It's cold man. Like really cold. Seoul is 0 degrees (C) today. And Okinawa is only 19 degrees (C).
Japan has started changing, however saying about credit card for one part is heavily culture related.
Having the means to do so is not the same as actually doing it in the fashion that you see fit.