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2023.06.09 10:17 PictureFun2073 Beat the Heat with a Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine
| || |https://preview.redd.it/5f7i4gnlby4b1.jpg?width=1800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a9a7ebb561bfc6d3eac5cd9707f922a7f66258df As the summer heat sets in, there's nothing quite like a refreshing cold coffee to beat the high temperatures. And what better way to provide this delicious beverage than with a cold coffee ice vending machine? Not only do these machines offer convenience and cost savings, but they also ensure that customers get their caffeine fixes without having to brave the scorching sun. If you're looking for ways to keep your customers cool and caffeinated during hot summer days, read on for tips on buying and maintaining a top-notch cold coffee ice vending machine in Gurgaon. submitted by PictureFun2073 to u/PictureFun2073 [link] [comments]
Benefits of Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machines
Cold coffee ice vending machines offer a range of benefits for both business owners and customers. For starters, they provide a convenient way to enjoy cold coffee without having to leave the office or home. This means that employees and clients can get their caffeine fixes without wasting time standing in long lines at cafes or restaurants. Moreover, these vending machines are cost-effective as they eliminate the need for additional staff members to prepare and serve coffee. They also reduce operational costs such as electricity bills and water consumption since there's no need for brewing equipment or washing dishes. Another benefit is that cold brew coffee is less acidic than hot brewed coffee, which makes it easier on the stomach. This quality attracts health-conscious consumers who prefer low-acidic drinks over traditional options. Additionally, many cold brews use high-quality beans prepared using specialized methods that improve taste profiles. The result is a smooth, rich flavor with lower bitterness levels compared to other iced coffees available in stores. Investing in a cold coffee ice vending machine provides an opportunity to attract new customers while offering existing ones convenience and cost savings when enjoying their favorite beverage during hot summer days.
Cost Savings of Using a Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine
One of the biggest advantages of using a cold coffee ice vending machine
is cost savings. This type of machine can save you money in several ways. Firstly, it eliminates the need for additional staff to serve customers and prepare beverages. With a vending machine, customers can easily get their own cup of coffee without needing assistance from an employee. Secondly, cold coffee ice vending machines are more energy-efficient than traditional refrigerators or freezers. They require less power to run since they only cool the drinks when someone makes a purchase. This means lower electricity bills for your business over time. Thirdly, by investing in a cold coffee ice vending machine instead of buying pre-packaged drinks from suppliers, you'll be able to cut down on packaging waste and transportation costs associated with shipping bottled or canned products. With a cold coffee ice vending machine, you have complete control over pricing and inventory management. You can set prices that cover your expenses while still offering competitive rates compared to nearby cafes or convenience stores selling similar products. Investing in a cold coffee ice vending machine provides long-term cost savings for businesses looking to provide high-quality beverages for their customers at an affordable price point.
Maintenance and Cleaning Tips for a Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine
Maintenance and cleaning are important aspects of owning a cold coffee ice vending machine. Proper maintenance ensures that your machine functions optimally, while regular cleaning helps to prevent the build-up of bacteria and mold. Firstly, make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions for maintenance and cleaning. This will help to ensure that you don't cause any damage to the machine or void its warranty. One key aspect of maintaining your vending machine is regularly replacing its filters. The filters help to remove impurities from the water used in making the coffee, so they can become clogged over time. Replace them at least every six months or as recommended by the manufacturer. Additionally, it's important to clean all components of your machine regularly - including both internal and external parts. Use only approved cleaners for each component, as using non-approved chemicals could cause damage or affect taste quality. Keep an eye on your supply levels - such as beans and milk - so that you can replenish before running out completely. This will not only avoid disappointments but also prolongs usage without compromising consistency. By following these tips, you can extend the life of your cold coffee ice vending machine while ensuring that it produces delicious drinks safely and consistently for customers' satisfaction.
How to Choose the Best Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine
When it comes to choosing the best cold coffee ice vending machine, there are several factors that you should consider. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision: 1. Capacity:
Consider the number of cups that the machine can dispense at once and how many servings it can hold in its storage tank. 2. Size and footprint:
Ensure that the machine fits your space requirements while still providing easy access for customers. 3. Durability:
Look for a vending machine made with high-quality materials such as stainless steel or aluminum to ensure longevity. 4. Features:
Some machines come with additional features like customizable cup sizes or different flavor options, so consider what features are important for your business needs. 5. Maintenance and support:
Choose a supplier who provides reliable maintenance services and customer support when needed to keep your machine running smoothly. By considering these factors, you will be able to choose the perfect cold coffee ice vending machine that meets all your business's specific needs.
Where to Buy a Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine
If you are looking to buy a Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine in Gurgaon
, Georgia is the best options in Gurgaon. However, before making a purchase, it's important to consider your specific needs and budget. We have a wide range of models available and be able to provide installation and maintenance services. It's also worth considering purchasing directly from the manufacturer if possible. This can help ensure that you receive high-quality equipment with reliable customer service and support. Ultimately, where you choose to buy your cold coffee ice vending machine will depend on factors such as price, quality, convenience, and support services offered by the supplier or manufacturer. Georgia full fill all the parameters of buying Cold Coffee Ice Vending Machine. Read Also: 10 Creative Ways to Use Your Hot and Cold Water Dispenser Beyond Just Drinking Water
To sum it up, a cold coffee ice vending machine is an excellent investment for any business looking to beat the heat and provide refreshing drinks to its customers. With its cost savings, ease of maintenance and cleaning, and various options on the market, there are many benefits to owning one.
2023.06.09 10:10 RetailSlave5408 Another thing to criticize about RENT
So I know Lindsay very BRIEFLY touched upon this in the rent essay where she mentions the amount of 2005 vehicles seen in the setting of 80s NYC but RENT’s costumes in no way represent what a bunch of bohemians would wear in the late 80s
The costumes in the Rent movie and the stage show (from the recorded stage performance featured in Lindsay’s essay) all just scream Y2K. In the film and show Mark sports a blue v neck sweater with a red stripe going across the chest. This sporty motif of a different color strip on a v neck was all over men’s casual pullovers and sweatshirts in the late 90s and even into the mid 2000s (Reese on Malcolm in the middle can be seen wearing these)
When Maureen does her performance art in the musical, she is wearing a hippy two tone blouse in which one colorful print makes up the torso of the shirt and the sleeves are a separate colorful pattern makes up the sleeves. You would see something like this on Lizzie Maguire. In Scary Movie Anna Farris wears a similar blouse with maps of world countries on it.
In the movie during the art performance Maureen dons black leather pants and a sleeveless distressed dark brown baby t shirt with a graphic or glitter on it like she walked off the set of a Christina Aguilera music video. By 2003 that look was basically over but this is 2005 we are talking about.
I’ve seen similar costumes worn by actors in more recent local productions of Rent (via posters and promotional stills) and I’ve come to realize that most if not all productions or adaptions must be honoring the costumes of the original which went out of their way to look nothing like the 80s.
The sweater mark wears looks like it could have been bought at The Gap, Maureen’s hippy blouse at a mid level chain store at any mall, and her polished punk pop Star look in the film would come from a luxury boutique in Manhattan or Melrose Avenue in 2000. Since Mark and Maureen are supposed to be starving artists, they probably couldn’t afford these stores and would in part rationalize their inability to afford those clothes as “selling out and looking like a clone” they more likely would have dated wardrobes that were purchased from thrift stores. That is if they are truly bohemian, but almost 40 years later thrift stores are a lot more popular.
Often when period pieces are made, even the most faithful to accuracy have a modern sensibility when it comes to period clothing. Often the silhouettes and cuts of clothing are closer to contemporaneous standards, but the patterns or colors may be evocative of the period. Makeup and hair are seldom ever period accurate either. I’ve yet to see anyone replicate the big hair of the 70s, 80s and 90s and that’s because it looks goofy and tacky and unglamorous and turn off to the audience. Most people also don’t grow their hair out that long anymore so it’s also a logistical thing.
Rent however makes zero attempt to even suggest the period it’s set in in the 80s. I feel like it would have been cheaper to get used clothes from the 80s from a costume house or vintage stores during the mid 90s then to get them in contemporary clothing. I feel like they needed to make the story glamorous to appeal to Y2K audiences, which just further shows how unironic and misleading RENT is about the time and place it wants to portray.
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2023.06.09 10:04 Dull_Awareness_286 What's your weirdest phobia?
What's the best thing you've ever found in a thrift store?
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2023.06.09 09:38 fritzfox My relatively normal experience returning a core (alternator)
Reman Denso alternator for my LX cost $205 including $73 core charge.
Used the box it came in to send the old alternator back. Chose the shipping label provided from RockAuto with auto-deduction of $7.29 from the rebate (Their pretty cheap shipping rate for 13.8 lbs). They also give you a choice between a refund to your card or store credit good for 5 years. Shipping was through FedEx and dropped it off at a nearby Safeway at 7pm.
Refund also returned $3.50 of tax (I guess that I overpaid?). I got $69 refunded to me exactly 4 weekdays after sending it back.
Just wanted to post to provide info here to others who might be curious. When I was searching, it seemed none of the other core-return posts really stated how much shipping was or other details I was curious about.
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2023.06.09 09:27 polk808 Another thrift store find today, Edifier e25 with Kitchen Grease
2023.06.09 08:30 Elanderan 27 [M4F] Indiana/US Looking for someone who relates
Hi I'm a 27 year old guy, I live in Indiana and work at a big retail store. I'm an introvert and like staying inside. My friends have described me as sweet and caring. I enjoy getting to know people and having deep meaningful conversations. I like playing pc games like dead by daylight and 2 player co-op games like a way out as well as rpg games like fallout 4 and skyrim. I enjoy binging shows. My favorites are supernatural, the last of us, and z nation. I like walking on trails and hiking.
I used to have social anxiety pretty bad and rarely would go out, so have never had romantic encounters or been on a date because of that. I wanted to be transparent about the why, because I feel honesty is important. Most people don't say why they came to this sub. I've tried dating apps and I get a couple matches but get ghosted. I also live in a rural area where there's not many users nearby. I like how the bios are more detailed here too.
I'd like to meet someone 21-31 who's also inexperienced so we can learn together. I'd say I'm a hopeless romantic and learning together sounds really romantic and special to me. Since we both would be inexperienced we can take things slower at our own pace. I'm hoping to message and talk a lot and someday meet up. I want a serious relationship
Lastly if you think we'd get along well it's ok if you have some experience. I also enjoy friendships so if you relate to me and would like to talk about the trouble of finding a partner or how each other's day is going or just anything, I'd like that. I know my situation is unique so I'm hoping atleast one person messages. We can trade pics when you message. I also understand if you're not comfortable doing that at the start. I hope to hear from you
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2023.06.09 08:11 ProfessionalChef8955 What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever won in a raffle or contest?
What's the most unique item you've ever bought at a thrift store and why did you buy it?
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2023.06.09 08:01 BoredGuyNo_1 Apartment review
I am an incoming student to UIUC for MSIM program. I have shortlisted a few apartments. Could someone please tell whether they are good, are there any bus stops, grocery store etc nearby, basically it's accessibility as well as how busy and safe are the areas. The apartments are- 51 E Green Street champaign 1107 S 4th St champaign 301 E Chalmers champaign 304 E Daniel st champaign
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2023.06.09 08:00 dogandcats424242 Had to move in with ex husband for two months and the situation is hell, need support
I’m a non-trad college student in my early 40’s. I split with my ex husband a year ago after I had moved 200 miles away two years ago for university. (Both he and I had gone back to community college during the pandemic and I transferred to a university in 2021). It is stressful at my school but I was able to finally have the freedom that I never was allowed to have. We were married nearly 20 years. While being married to him, he never allowed me to have friends or barely even wanted me to go outside (for my safety) and I was not allowed to work much when I was with him, had to wait on him and do all of the cooking and chores. At college, I got used to making my own decisions and I was adjusting. We had an amicable divorce and stayed friends.
My ex graduated from his CC this spring. Now he got accepted as a transfer to a university about 15 miles away from my university so now he intends upon moving up close to my campus. I live in dorms at my school during the regular year and prefer it that way. He plans on moving into the housing at his own school. He had kept living in our apartment (my name is on the lease) the two years I was gone. He was babysitting my cats and my belongings. Now that he is moving for school I am ending the lease.
I couldn’t work during the spring semester due to having too many units and a slew of health problems that kept cropping up. I ran out of money, couldn’t afford summer housing this year. He offered to have me come stay with him all summer (me sleeping in the bed and him on the couch), so that way I could throw out the remaining belongings I didn’t want, pack up the apartment and end the lease, give the cats to family and clean the apartment to turn over to the landlord to get my large deposit back (I had paid it all). Since we were getting along so well over text I thought he had changed.
I came back to a filthy, hoarder style, trashed apartment. He literally hasn’t cleaned in two years. The odor of cat pee is everywhere. Caked on dirt on the floors. Damaged, smashed broken appliances. A disgusting filthy bathroom and kitchen. Smashed dishes and glassware that he didn’t pick up. Stacks upon stacks of paper, stuff he bought from thrift stores, junk, old clothes, stacks of mail and trash and the apartment is now infested with roaches and spiders. It’s bad. I’ve been here about two weeks and have been filling up trash bag after trash bag. I can’t afford a cleaning service to help me and I’m disgusted but can’t afford to stay anyplace else until august. I’m not allowed to hire a dumpster from the city to fill up (landlord said no). I’m having to clean at a snails pace. No he won’t clean. The most he’ll do is take the trash bags downstairs, or go get take out food, and pays the rent.
He’s also back to his controlling ways, begs me to cook for him (I refuse), insists that we are getting back together when he moves up near me, started wearing his wedding ring again, constantly talks at me in a never ending commentary on everything, spouting his opinions and just sounds ignorant. I stay silent and he talks constantly. He does work full time so luckily he’s gone all day so I just have to deal with him in the evenings. He knows I’m seeing someone else (the beginning stages) and tells me I’m not allowed to talk about the other guy nor text him, nor talk about my college or studies because he’s not interested in hearing about it. I’m not worried about him getting violent nor trying to sleep with me (he stopped wanting any sex about 5 years ago and he had expected me to be content with a sexless marriage).
I just need some support because I need to stay here a couple more months in this situation so I can get my deposit back (I need that money).
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2023.06.09 07:58 franckJPLF Frisbee 🥏 play tomorrow (Sat. 10) from 11:00 to 13:00 in Higashi Ojima. Meet in Wansaka square. Feel free to join!🙋♂️ Map URL in comment.
2023.06.09 07:24 Makitsew Where can I donate
Where can I donate nearly new sheets and comforters to people in need? It seems local thrift stores are no longer taking these items…TIA.
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2023.06.09 07:08 Express-Hovercraft27 My 13 year old brother is becoming a horrible person
Throw away due to personal reasons My (f18) brother (m13) is becoming a terrible person. He constantly be littles me and my mom, saying that we're useless, worthless, calling us names, telling us to unalive ourselves, saying he's going to strangle me, beat me up, etc. He throws temper tantrums EVERYTIME he doesn't get his way. He literally controls every aspect of my mom's life. If he wants any money, he will keep picking at her until she gives in. My mom drives him to school every morning, picks him up for lunch, drives him back from lunch, and then picks him up again (15 minute drive each way) when he is fully capable of taking the bus, and eating in, or walking to a nearby grocery store. My mom literally does everything for him, picking up his trash, cleaning his room, and other things. He can't do anything for himself. He doesn't even know how to use the microwave or use a knife himself. It even goes so far to him not pouring chips in a bowl himself. (He is perfectly physically abled and has no disabilities). I tell my mom all the time how he controls her life and how she does too much for him. She's aware and always says she's going to stop doing so much, but she never does. He is constantly yelling at someone, but as soon as anyone yells back, he screams to stop. He constantly lies about everything for no reason. He will lie about the most irrelevant things for no reason. He is also constantly the victim. Every time an argument breaks out, or something happens, he always labels himself as the victim. Almost every time he says, "i've done nothing wrong" or "What have I done wrong?". Extreme victim complex. The worst of it is that he is becoming extremely misogynistic, racist, and abelist. He constantly makes jokes and says things at the expense of women and sees absolutely no problem with it. Even after I try to correct him, he just laughs or get's mad at all my "feminist stuff". He's recently gotten into stand-up comedy videos that are packed with misogynistic jokes and thinks they're hilarious. He also always makes racist jokes and mochs accents while saying racist things (I've even caught him saying the n slur a few times). The worst of it all is the moching of disabled people. He can't go 5 minutes without making a noise, along with a face, and hand gesture moching disabilities. It's literally disgusting to watch. Our mom is aware of all of this and has tried to talk to him about it a number of times, but it hasn't worked. She's given up trying to reason with him. I hate seeing my mom be treated this way, and being treated this way myself is getting harder and harder on my mental health. Am I going crazy here? Everyone around me just acts like all of this is normal and okay. Am I missing something? There is so much other stuff he does, and says but I can't think straight right now. Thank you for reading.
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2023.06.09 07:06 chicmagnettt Suggest places to buy Typewriter in India or from India
I am looking to buy my first typewriter. I have sorted a few by doing extensive research. But, there are very few shops and the typewriters both at the retail shop are too expensive. I am seeing people getting typewriters for 15bucks in thrift stores. I am not aiming that low but suggest me good places online or if anybody you would help me get one from your country of residence. I would be the happiest in the world.
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2023.06.09 07:05 Express-Hovercraft27 My 13 year old brother is becoming a horrible person
Throw away because I don't want people in my personal life giving advice. My (f18) brother (m13) is becoming a terrible person. He constantly be littles me and my mom, saying that we're useless, worthless, calling us names, telling us to unalive ourselves, saying he's going to strangle me, beat me up, etc. He throws temper tantrums EVERYTIME he doesn't get his way. He literally controls every aspect of my mom's life. If he wants any money, he will keep picking at her until she gives in. My mom drives him to school every morning, picks him up for lunch, drives him back from lunch, and then picks him up again (15 minute drive each way) when he is fully capable of taking the bus, and eating in, or walking to a nearby grocery store. My mom literally does everything for him, picking up his trash, cleaning his room, and other things. He can't do anything for himself. He doesn't even know how to use the microwave or use a knife himself. It even goes so far to him not pouring chips in a bowl himself. (He is perfectly physically abled and has no disabilities). I tell my mom all the time how he controls her life and how she does too much for him. She's aware and always says she's going to stop doing so much, but she never does. He is constantly yelling at someone, but as soon as anyone yells back, he screams to stop. He constantly lies about everything for no reason. He will lie about the most irrelevant things for no reason. He is also constantly the victim. Every time an argument breaks out, or something happens, he always labels himself as the victim. Almost every time he says, "i've done nothing wrong" or "What have I done wrong?". Extreme victim complex. The worst of it is that he is becoming extremely misogynistic, racist, and abelist. He constantly makes jokes and says things at the expense of women and sees absolutely no problem with it. Even after I try to correct him, he just laughs or get's mad at all my "feminist stuff". He's recently gotten into stand-up comedy videos that are packed with misogynistic jokes and thinks they're hilarious. He also always makes racist jokes and mochs accents while saying racist things (I've even caught him saying the n slur a few times). The worst of it all is the moching of disabled people. He can't go 5 minutes without making a noise, along with a face, and hand gesture moching disabilities. It's literally disgusting to watch. Our mom is aware of all of this and has tried to talk to him about it a number of times, but it hasn't worked. She's given up trying to reason with him. I hate seeing my mom be treated this way, and being treated this way myself is getting harder and harder on my mental health. Am I going crazy here? Everyone around me just acts like all of this is normal and okay. Am I missing something? There is so much other stuff he does, and says but I can't think straight right now. Thank you for reading.
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2023.06.09 06:59 Saturday72 found in a thrift store, cannot tell if real gold?
2023.06.09 06:49 Character_Contact_81 Angels??
I’ve had this super random obsession (which I just recently discovered is actually called a hyperfixation, so that’s why i’m here) and it has to do with angels. No, im not religious and I don’t live in a religious household which makes this whole thing kind of weird to me. I don’t exactly remember when it started but I do know that when it did start I was constantly on pinterest and I decided to make an entire board dedicated to paintings, depictions, and other stuff of angels, I continued to do this for a while until I then went to the thrift store and saw one of those really cute little ceramic angel statues (search up ceramic angel figurines if you don’t know what i’m talking about) and I bought it and then next thing you know I have like 5 of them along with some other biblically related figurines like sheep and such but not as many, and I’ve also gone through entire wikipedia pages full of stories about angel the bible and stuff too, and why this all matters is because I have no godly clue why I like them so much 😭 so I came here wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?
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2023.06.09 06:44 Melty-Snowman 35[M4R] introvert seeking new Friendship
Where's my fellow introverts at? Or maybe an extrovert to break me out of my shell?
Could use some long term daily chats to help make the days go faster and less boring/lonely. I've always had a hard time making friends all my life. Having awkward social skills and lack of a brain filter will do that top of other issues. Sometimes I'm not super chatty and my answers can be short or concise and that off puts some people because they think I don't care or am uninterested which isn't true. I'm tired of being ghosted. Shit sucks everytime.
A little about me, I work in shitty retail. Can barely afford to breath most days. Working retail has made me pretty pessimistic and negative to the world when you get treated like shit daily. I like watching tv whether streaming, wrestling or basketball. I play video games occasionally, have a Nintendo switch and would love some new friends there, enjoy going on walks weather permitting and enjoy going to thrift stores.
If you've read this long please message me. I have discord as well since reddit sucks mostly for chat
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2023.06.09 06:40 K1ara_ara Vault-tec lunchbox! $1 at my local thrift store. I love this thing.
2023.06.09 06:39 Pleinairi Lost The Key To My 2005 Nissan Quest Would This Work As A Replacement Key? (Comment inside)
2023.06.09 06:28 the_other_1s_taken Found this in a thrift store and can't find any info on it. I put the text into google translate and it came up with some weird stuff. Anyone have a lead on this?
2023.06.09 06:23 Extra-Put-2948 What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever witnessed in public?
What's the weirdest item you've ever found at a thrift store?
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2023.06.09 06:12 kolonalpanic Report for a last minute 5/29-6/9 trip
Wrote some stuff down in a Google Doc every night, so it ended up being super long and rambly. Hopefully I was able to cut it down at least a little bit. I wasn't sure if I could leave references to individual businesses or Airbnb experiences in, so please let me know if I need to remove those.
I planned this trip 2 weeks before I had to leave, so I was in a huge rush. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without everyone’s help here and on the Discord! It was my first time traveling solo, so I was a little more neurotic about it than usual. Also I don’t know how accurate the steps/distance on iOS is, but I figure there’s enough internal consistency to compare between days. Some personal highlights
- Check out some listening bars if you’re down for a low key night with more of a focus on listening to music than socializing: Grandfather’s, Bar Martha, Bar Track, Ginza Music Bar
- Yoshikami is a pretty interesting (albeit pricey) place for dinner. It’s apparently been there since the 1960s and has a nice diner vibe.
- Otagi Nenbutsuji, Adashino Nenbutsuji, and Nanzenji were my personal favorites.
- Fu-ka near Ginkakuji for fantastic omurice.
Monday, May 29 - arriving in Tokyo
- I loved Osaka in general for its mixture of being laidback with big city vibe
- Izakaya crawl with Taka was amazing (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1018635). It’s true that you can plan a night of izakayas for free, but honestly I found the cost pretty worth it. Taka was a really cool guy and made for an incredibly memorable night.
- Okonomiyaki Chitose for okonomiyaki. Great food and great staff.
- 3pm - Haneda Airport arrival. Withdrew money after immigration, picked up Suica card, then traveled to Ueno Station (close to hostel) to pick up JR Pass due to 1 hour line at airport. In hindsight, I obviously should’ve gotten the JR Pass the following day, but I was jetlagged and exhausted and wasn’t thinking. When I arrived at the hostel, I ended up falling asleep and decided to just start my trip officially the following morning.
Reflections If you’re an anxious planner or traveler like me, definitely don’t plan anything specific on the first day. There’s a good chance your plans will get derailed. The JR Pass line at the airport is often super long and if you can, try to stop by an office close to where you’re staying or near one of your stops.
Walked: 6540 steps / 3.1 miles Tuesday, May 30 - Tokyo (Akihabara)
- 7am - Yoshinoya for breakfast (Random, but I wanted to try all 3 of the big gyudon places by the end of the trip just because. Even as a big completionist, this wasn’t worth it at all.)
- 8am - Walked around Ueno Park, then Ameya Yokocho.
- 11am - Gyukatsu Motomura for lunch at Ameyoko, which was absolutely incredible.
- 12pm - Walked around Akihabara and checked out the “Weird vending machines” on Google Maps. It was definitely weird. Would recommend if you’re kind of drawn to weird shit, and the hostel staff found it super entertaining when I showed them everything.
- 3pm - I ended up moving through Akihabara pretty fast (I have a bad habit of not being able to take my time with these things). I decided to stop by some places in Ginza, like the Sembikiya flagship store and the Okuno building (Room 306).
- 6pm - I was still pretty jetlagged, so I ate some dinner with people at the hostel and hung out with the hostel residents and staff.
- 10:30pm - Stopped by a convenience store to grab something for breakfast the next morning.
Having a list of restaurants or specific foods (e.g. tempura, okonomiyaki) to pull from can be super helpful in being slightly flexible/spontaneous but also settling some of your (my) neuroticism. I had planned to check out Gyukatsu Motomura elsewhere but since it’s a chain and I had no idea what to eat, it helped me make a decision for lunch.
It can be a good idea to have an “overflow list” of things to do in certain areas. I thought I’d spend more time in Akihabara but I think I was still getting the hang of traveling/exploring without rushing around.
Walked: 27728 steps / 12.9 miles Wednesday, May 31 - Kyoto (Nishiki Market / Department Store food floors / Kiyomizu-dera)
- Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto * 10:15am
- Walked to hostel and suitcase wheels ripped off on the way there (still left it there for storage). Original plan was to wander Nishiki Market and the food floors for Takashimaya Department Store and Fujii Daimaru, which I did for a bit. Then got a new suitcase at the large tax free store a block down, and walked back to the hostel to put my suitcase there. * 3pm
- Check in with a new suitcase and head to Kiyomizudera. Three hours was more than enough time for me to wander around Sannenzaka, Ninnenzaka, and Kiyomizu-dera. I’m also not someone that is great at lingering to stop and smell the roses, though. * 6:30pm
- Try to line up for Menya Inoichi. The line was already closed for dinner, so I stopped by Nakau for some fast gyudon/tonkatsu instead. Reflections
Have backup plans for your meals, list out some ideas in the area but expect some of those to be derailed.
You might need an eye mask even if you splurge on a private room in a hostel. The blinds were paper thin here so I woke up at like 4-5am.
Walked: 26290 steps / 12.2 miles Thursday, June 1 - Kyoto (Arashiyama / Ginkakuji / Philosopher’s Path / Eikan-do / Nanzenji / Gion)
This was the day I was prepared to walk the most because of the itinerary. It ended up being pretty packed, but I think it worked out decently well. Both of these things would’ve been better off unrushed as maybe 2/3 of a full day, so I would’ve split this up into 2 days if I could have.
- 7am - Breakfast at a convenience store, then taxi to Otagi Nenbutsuji at 7:30am (opens at 8). It isn’t the cheapest option, but there also isn’t a great alternative. It was pretty empty and a great place to start the day.
- 9am - Walked to Adashino Nenbutsuji, which was also fairly empty but had a beautiful bamboo area that honestly was basically as good as the Arashiyama grove for pictures.
- 10am - Walked to Tenryuji, which included the Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street along the way, then did the Arashiyama Walking Tour from Inside Kyoto, which was a great way to see a little bit of everything (https://www.insidekyoto.com/arashiyama-bamboo-grove-guide-walking-tour).
- 12:30pm - Walking tour led me to Togetsukyo Bridge, where I could easily bus over to the Ginkakuji area.
- 1:30pm - Grabbed lunch at Fu-ka, which was a small restaurant run by some very sweet people. The omurice there was amazing, and I would definitely love to go there again someday.
- 2pm - Ginkakuji -> Philosopher’s Path -> Eikan-do -> Nanzenji -> Gion. I was definitely not prepared for how much stuff there was to do at Nanzenji in particular! I definitely could’ve spent 2-3 hours there even rushing around. I ended up not being able to check out the inside of Nanzen-in and the big gate because I ran out of time. Upstairs from the Nanzenji arches there is a great walk to leave Nanzenji when you’re all done (Nanzenji Suirokaku). It takes you past a power station, and then down some abandoned railroad tracks.
- 5:30pm - Went to check out Gion and Pontocho. I couldn’t figure out what to eat for dinner, so I thought I’d give Menya Inoichi another shot. It was pretty early but the line was closed again. There was an amazing fried chicken place nearby called Loco Chicken (would definitely recommend too!)
- 7pm - Checked out Yasaka Shrine and Gion again now that the sun was down. It was nice but admittedly underwhelming after all the amazing temples I had seen. I was originally going to go to an izakaya for the night or experience some nightlife, but I was pretty tired and decided to call it a night.
Even if you’re a rusher like I am, Nanzenji especially can take some time. Otagi Nenbutsuji and Adashino Nenbutsuji are a little out of the way, but definitely worth it. The preserved street isn’t all that exciting, but it is along the way from Adashino Nenbutsuji to Tenryuji.
Menya Inoichi apparently closes pretty damn early wtf, possibly due to running out of their limited supply of wagyu. Loco Chicken was suuuuper good though. I guess there see a lot of great food options and planning meals in advance should only be if there’s a restaurant I really want to stop by (e.g. Fu-ka).
Walked: 33577 steps / 16.4 miles Friday, June 2 - Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
- 7am - Got up to go to Fushimi Inari Taisha. We were on the edge of a typhoon (apparently the landslide zones of Kizugawa were being evacuated?) so it was pouring rain, which meant it was really empty on the actual walk to the summit.
- 10am - Kintetsu train to Nara Park. It was pouring there too, but the deer were still out and about to get their food from visitors. I was a little tired at this point since my feet were soaked through, so I went to check out Todaiji and only took a brief walk around Nara Park before heading to my hostel in Osaka, so I could get my shoes washed and dried at a nearby laundromat.
- 8pm - I did an Airbnb bar crawl (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/4388157) in the Dotonburi area which was awesome as a solo traveler because I got the chance to meet other people much more easily and check out some local spots I realistically wouldn’t have gone to (or at least navigated easily). The guide was fantastic and fun, and it was a really nice way to get an introduction to Osaka nightlife. I would definitely recommend doing this on your first night if you want to spend some time in Dotonburi! You can find the listing for that one here: . One of the places we stopped by was called the Misono building, which had a bunch of interesting and quirky bars.
Walked: 27023 steps / 12.4 mi Saturday, June 3 - Osaka (shopping streets and Dotonburi)
- 10am - Took a look around Denden Town and all the different streets in Osaka near Dotonburi (Kuromon Ichiba, Hozenji Yokocho, Ebisu Bashi-Suji, Shinsaibashisuji). I also stopped by the Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel, which was nice but also not something I’d consider a must-do activity. I imagine it might be even cooler at night when the lights are all on.
- 6pm - I did another izakaya crawl here, and it was AMAZING (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1018635)! The guide, Taka, has lived all around the world and has some incredible stories to tell about his life. He worked on farms in remote places in Australia, for instance, that even the Aussie guests were astounded to hear about. The vibe was definitely a lot more chill and not super conservative, if that makes any sense. It was the kind of environment where all the guests felt comfortable asking him how to swear in Japanese after the first round of drinks. If you’re not super uptight about stuff and want the feeling of local nightlife with some friends, this is a must-do in my opinion! Taka was such a cool guy and this was an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. We stopped by to do some karaoke at the end, which I felt was mandatory since we were at its birthplace.
Taka brought us to one of the streets that I completely missed in my research, which was Tenshinbashi-sushi. It’s supposedly the longest shopping arcade in all of Japan, at 2.6km long. Definitely something to check out!
Walked: 25782 / 11.8 miles Sunday, June 4 - Osaka (Shinsekai, Abeno Harukas)
- 10:30am - Was starting to get pretty tired by this point so I slept in again, and got to Shinsekai around 10:30. I realized how much I loved the vibe of Osaka, which seemed much more laidback than the other big cities. I remember there was an adorable off leash puppy walking around one of the shopping streets, and a bunch of old people pulled out their phones and started chasing it down to take cute pictures. I might be totally off the mark from my few days’ impression of other big cities, but that just felt kind of unique to me.
- 11:15am - Lined up outside Okonomiyaki Chitose so I could get food there when they opened. Fantastic okonomiyaki, and the owner and staff were super great as well. They chatted with me a bit and joked around with each other while making the food in front of us. Great experience.
- 1pm - Went to Tsutenkaku to look around and check out the viewing area. It also had this big slide that you could pay to go down, which was quite fun too.
- 2:30pm - Walked over to Abeno Harukas to check out the observatory here. The view was fantastic and they also had a fun little VR bungee jump station where they put you on a tilt table and simulate a jump from the observatory area. Didn’t have time to check out the helipad because I had a timed ticket for the aquarium (which didn’t end up being necessary, it wasn’t super busy at this time).
- 4:30pm - Osaka Aquarium! I honestly considered skipping this and I don’t think it was absolutely unmissable, but it was a fun time. I really tried to take my time here but it only took 2 hours.
- 6:30pm - Grabbed dinner at nearby Tempozan Marketplace, then went on the Tempozan Ferris Wheel (waited for one of the clear bottom carriages). Another fun activity that I wouldn’t categorize as a must-do, but definitely worth it if you’re in the area.
Walked: 20954 / 9.6 miles Monday, June 5 - Hakone
This is the part of the trip that I embarrassingly botched, but considering I had less than 2 weeks to plan the whole thing while working full time, I’m trying not to give myself too much shit for it.
- 10:30am - Arrive at Odawara Station and leave luggage in locker there (packed a day bag). Transfer to the train that will eventually take me to Gora Station
- 12pm - Gora Station. Grab a quick lunch at some random cafe and walk over to the Open Air Museum.
- 2pm - Realized I spent too long at the museum and rush to continue the loop. Spend about 30-45 minutes at Owakudani.
- 3:50pm - End up waiting at Togendai until 4:25pm for the next pirate ship.
- 4:50pm - Arrive at Motohakone and decide I’ll do the quick walk to Hakonemachi and catch a cab to my ryokan (checkin before 6 if I want to make it in time for dinner). My big mistake here was not noticing that the taxi stand was empty already by this time.
- 5:10pm - Realize I’ve screwed myself at Hakonemachi and decide to take the Tozan Bus to another major stop to get a taxi. Yunnessen seemed like a good bet but the taxi stand was once again totally empty. Ended up wandering around for about 20 minutes and managed to flag a stray taxi.
- 6pm - Check in and realize my dumb ass accidentally booked without the dinner option and that I could’ve taken the long way to the ryokan after all.
- 7pm - Stop by a nearby kaiseki place for dinner. They seemed a bit wary about having me eat there and really emphasized that this was a set menu that took a long time (probably had bad experiences with tourists in the past?).
- 8pm - Get cleaned up and head to the onsen before bed
Walked: 17975 / 8.2 miles Reflections
If you really want to stay in Hakone for only one night and one day, I would recommend checking into your hotel/ryokan the night before and relaxing there, which gives you the next full day for exploring the city. YMMV of course since I did get to Hakone in the late morning, but I think doing the loop then ryokan will inevitably feel like it’s cutting into ryokan time.
Even though the Hakone transportation system is great, things like the Tozan Bus line can have long lines and alternative/workaround routes like in the big cities don’t really exist. Tight schedules are tough to stick to, and I nearly got stranded because I stood at one of the taxi stops around 5pm and it became clear that no one was going to be coming by.
Booking.com has a lot of ryokans listed as minimum 2 people (I just bit the bullet and decided to splurge), but the staff at Senkyoro were confused about why I paid for 2 instead of 1. Could be good to try to check with the ryokan directly in case you can save some money when booking. Tuesday, June 6 - Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya)
- 6:30am - Leave for Odawara Station because I had to meet with a relative in the morning (like I said, definitely could’ve scheduled this better). Definitely misplanned this leg of the trip, and didn’t maximize my time in Hakone at all.
- 10:30am - After dropping off luggage at Asakusa Station locker near my hostel, met up at Shinjuku Gyoen, then walked around and grabbed lunch at Omoide Yokocho. Also stopped by Kabukicho and Golden Gai just to look around.
- 1:30pm - Originally planned to spend more time at Shinjuku and go to Shibuya the following day but I realized I didn’t have anything left to do. Walked to Shibuya and checked out the Hachiko Statue and Harajuku. Stopped by Iyoshi Cola. Shibuya Sky tickets were sold out so I had to come back the following day for my original reservation.
- 5pm - Hang out at Grandfather’s before dinner. Great place for people interested in listening bars!
- 6pm - Head back to my hostel (K’s House Tokyo Oasis) to check in, then swing over to Sensoji and Nakamise-dori to check out at night.
- 7:30pm - Grab dinner at Yoshikami, a Japanese style Western restaurant. Had a really good beef stew and cream corn potage. Went here in passing but would definitely recommend stopping by if you’re in the area.
Walked: 27632 / 12.8 miles Wednesday, June 7 - Tokyo (Shibuya Sky, Akihabara, Bar Martha/Track)
I spent a good chunk of my life in Shanghai, China, so I think the appeal of the big city stuff was a little lost on me (not a huge big city guy). In hindsight, I definitely didn’t need to allocate this many days for Tokyo. I definitely should’ve gone further to other areas for day trips that were recommended on the Discord, like Shimokitazawa, Jiyuugaoka, Koenji, Kamakura/Enoshima, Honmonji Ikegami, Yokohama, Nikko, or Fujikamaguchiko.
- 10am - Slept in and explored Nakamise-dori a bit after. Grabbed an early lunch and headed over to Shibuya for my Shibuya Sky reservation.
- 12:40pm - Shibuya Sky for a little over an hour. I wouldn’t consider a must-do, but it’s definitely a nice spot to get a good view of the city. Pretty similar vibe to Abeno Harukas (Harukas 300).
- 2pm - Headed to Akihabara to mess around for a little more and get some gifts for friends. Checked out all the different arcades and peeked at some rhythm gamers in their element.
- 6pm - Headed to Ebisu to grab dinner. Found a Japanese style Italian restaurant called “Uncle Tom” (Google translated name), used Google Lens to translate the photos of the menu and just pointed and ordered.
- 7pm - Stopped by Bar Martha, which was one of my personal must-sees. Some of the reviews online were pretty scathing, and I’m not sure if the staff have just mellowed out in recent years or the reviewers lacked self-awareness, but it was a great experience. You’re not allowed to talk too loudly or otherwise be disruptive (or take photos), but that’s really just your typical listening bar. The Tannoys sounded fantastic!
- 8pm - Went to Bar Track to check it out as well. A little bit more laidback than Bar Martha but with the same rules. Also a great spot.
Walked: 21181 steps / 10.3 miles Thursday, June 8 - Tokyo
- 10am - Stopped by Tsukiji Outer Market to check it out. There was a fruit stall that sold a cup of Shine muscat grapes for about 2000 yen (super expensive but worth it just to try - they really were pretty amazing). Ended up meeting up with someone on the Discord for lunch, and we wandered Ginza for the Uniqlo and Muji flagship stores.
- 3pm - Split up with Discord buddy because he wanted to head to Shibuya but I had dinner reservations at 5pm. Wandered around a bit more and checked out Kabukiza and then went to Mantensushi Hibiya for 5pm omakase.
- 7pm - Went to Ginza Music Bar. A little difficult to find but very much worth the visit. It was relatively empty but it was a fantastic spot to round out my listening bar visits. It had a little more of a typical bar-like atmosphere but the music and sound system were just as amazing.
- 8pm - Head back to hostel to pack. Grabbed some last second ramen at Asakusashoten on the way back. Needed to be a little more intentional about cash usage here because I wanted to use it all up before leaving. After factoring in my subway and Skyliner costs, I ended up with 210 yen in my pocket and 7 yen in my Welcome Suica (I really should’ve just gotten a regular one) the next morning before my flight, and spent 200 yen at one of the massage chairs in Narita.
Walked: 19530 / 8.9 miles Thursday, June 9 - Flight out from Tokyo
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